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“Everyone said we had no chance, but we took the chance and we move on and now we really want to prove a point,” U.S. coach Klinsmann said post-match, according to Reuters. The game when for 55 minutes before Germany eventually scored the game-winning goal. Team USA attempted a tie in stoppage time, but their efforts were stopped by German defenders.
Even though the US had a tough break against Germany, losing 1-0 on Thursday during a downpour that flooded Recife, Brazil before the match, Team USA will be advancing to the “knockout round.” If you’re confused as why the US still advances despite the loss, the reason is because at the same time the US was battling in the rain against Germany, Portugal beat Ghana 2-1, resulting in both the US and Portugal finishing second in their group with four points total each.
When Team USA advanced out of Group G, known as the “Group of Death,” after their match against Germany, “it marked the first time in history that the U.S. had moved on to the knockout stage in consecutive World Cups,” according to the LA Times.