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Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States watches over drills during training at Sao Paulo FC on June 28, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

U.S. To Face Belgium In Round Of Sixteen

Highly physical, probably defensive and anxiety-ridden for sure. Not exactly the kind of happy football that fans have enjoyed so far at the World Cup, but it’s the likely scenario for Tuesday’s second-round match between Belgium and the United States.

07/01/2014

US fans celebrate qualification to the round of 16 while gathered to watch off a big screen at Hermosa Beach, California on June 26, 2014. Thomas Muller scored the lone goal for Germany in a 1-0 win over the United States in their final first round match at the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil  but the USA were helped by  Portugal's 2-1 victory over Ghana. (Source: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. World Cup Players Get Boost From Fan Support

The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way. Sixty-four years later, about 100 credentialed U.S. media members are covering the tournament – and that doesn’t even include staffers from the networks broadcasting the games.

06/30/2014

Landon Donovan of the USA celebrates scoring the second goal during the Mexico v USA, World Cup Second Round match played at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju, South Korea on June 17, 2002. The USA won 2-0. (Source: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Top Five Moments In U.S. World Cup History

As we get deeper into the 2014 FIFA World Cup there is a growing enthusiasm surrounding the U.S. Men’s National Team. It’s an excitement that started decades ago when the United States was just beginning to make a name for itself in the world of international soccer. Fast forward to now where the U.S. fans have built up expectations to see their team advance into the Round of 16 and beyond.

06/27/2014

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Aron Johannsson of the United States is challenged by Sulley Muntari (L) and Michael Essien of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dempsey, Brooks Give U.S. 2-1 Win Over Ghana

Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute and rookie substitute John Brooks scored a late game winner as the U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1 Monday in the World Cup opener for both.

06/16/2014