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U.S. is a few years away from challenging for World Cup title
U.S. is a few years away from challenging for World Cup title

As we all know, the United States' World Cup hopes ended Tuesday with a 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium. Belgium clearly dominated the game and if not for the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard this game would have ended in regulation time. Howard had a record-setting performance (16 saves) and it was clearly the greatest individual performance by a U.S. player in the history of the World Cup. The first half was an open game, with Belgium having an advantage in possession and chances created. The Belgians nearly scored in the first minute off a chance from their 19-year-old star, Divock Origi. However, for the first time in this World Cup, the U.S. tried to aggressively push forward, and at...

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