Team USA are advancing to the Round of 16 in the Men’s FIFA World Cup but it comes at a cost.
The United States defeated Iran 1-0 in their final group stage match and will now face the Netherlands this Saturday.
“Through 36 minutes, the U.S. had seven shots, two of them saved off headers. After all their chances in this one as well as against England, one was bound to find the net, and one finally did. At the end of the 38th minute, Weston McKennie floated one to Sergino Dest, who headed it toward Christian Pulisic in the middle, and he was able to put a right foot on it and get it in the back of the net.”
“Pulisic collided with the Iranian keeper and was very slow to get up, and the U.S. briefly played with 10 men as he received treatment. While he returned in the first half, he was subbed out to begin the second half with an abdominal injury, ending his game.”
They won, and they're in 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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The team will now face the Netherlands who won their group and has one of the best defenders in the world Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dik.
It will be a tough task for the United States but in soccer/football anything can happen and the ball can make some magical bounces. If the USA does advance to the quarterfinals, it will be the furthest, they have reached since the 2002 World Cup when they reached the quarterfinals as well.
I have somewhat faith in the US Men’s team but it will be tough because the Netherlands are an outstanding team. I can’t wait for this match on Saturday I will be tuned in.