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U.S. vs. Belgium LIVE SCORES, UPDATES On World Cup Round Of 16 Clash

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(FromL) Belgium's defender Daniel Van Buyten, US defender Geoff Cameron, US forward and captain Clint Dempsey and US defender Fabian Johnson eye the ball during a Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images) | FRANCISCO LEONG via Getty Images

The message has been clear and consistent: The U.S. team is not content with escaping the Group Of Death at the 2014 World Cup and doesn't plan on leaving Brazil any time soon. The U.S. will have a chance to earn just its third trip to the World Cup quarterfinals when it takes on Belgium in a win-and-advance Round of 16 matchup at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Tuesday.

"We are not just satisfied with just getting to the Round of 16; we want to do more," U.S. striker Clint Dempsey said during a press conference on the eve of the match. "It’s a difficult challenge playing against Belgium, they have a lot of quality players, but at the same time, I think that if we play to the best of our ability, we can get the right result."

USA vs. Belgium
WHERE: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
TIME: 4 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN, Univision

The U.S. emerged from the formidable Group G as the runner-up while Belgium advanced into the knockout round as the top team in Group H. Belgium, the second-youngest team at the World Cup, fields a lineup stocked with skillful players starring at clubs across Europe. Undefeated in Group H, Belgium's inexperience and talent were both on full display in wins over Algeria, Russia and South Korea. In all three of its group-stage matches, Belgium initially struggled to break down its opponents but secured wins with late goals. All four of Belgium's group-stage goals came in the 70th minute or later.

In a knockout round game that could stretch into extra time, Belgium's penchant for late heroics could certainly come into play yet again. Despite his opponent's unblemished record in Brazil and daunting lineup that includes Eden Hazard, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann seemed at least as concerned with the referee that FIFA assigned to the match as he was with his squad's ability to compete.

"We worked hard for this moment," Klinsmann said during his media availability on Monday. "We made it through a very difficult group and now we want more. We are very, very hungry and focused and have a lot of respect for the Belgium side, as Clint said, but no fear at all."


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Today 6:32 PM EDT
It's All Over

Belgium holds on for the 2-1 win over the United States despite a heroic effort by Tim Howard and a late goal from Julian Green.

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Today 6:31 PM EDT
1 Minute Added

Tick tock... Kinsmann is furious at the lack of time.

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Today 6:28 PM EDT
Another U.S. Chance

The cross comes in but no one can turn it to goal. U.S. is pressing, hard, for the equalizer with just minutes remaining.

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Today 6:25 PM EDT

A terrific set play on the free kick sends Dempsey in on goal but Thibaut Courtois saves.

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Today 6:23 PM EDT
U.S. Free Kick

The U.S. earn a free kick from 30 yards in the 113th minute, still looking for the equalizer.

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Today 6:21 PM EDT
More Lukaku, More Howard

Another shot for the Belgium No. 9 and another strong save from Howard.

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Today 6:19 PM EDT
Another U.S. Chance

Yedlin's Cross finds four U.S. players in the box. Jermaine Jones tries to side foot it in but can't.

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Today 6:17 PM EDT

It's Julian Green in the 107th minute. The 19-year-old comes through!

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Julian Green is on for the U.S. as the teams start the second period of extra time.

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Today 6:13 PM EDT
WATCH: Belgium's 1st Goal
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Today 6:12 PM EDT

It's Lukaka scoring on a run in from the right wing. It's 2-0 in the 105th minute.

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Today 6:11 PM EDT
Howard's 15th Save

He saves low again and is doing everything humanly possible to give his teammates a chance to find an equalizer.

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The U.S. had the ball at the edge of the Belgium penalty area but couldn't get off a shot. Passing between Jones and Dempsey just doesn't bounce right and Belgium escapes the danger.

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Today 6:04 PM EDT
Howard Back To Saving

Lukaka, on the left this time, forces another save from Howard. Belgium corner kick.

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Today 6:01 PM EDT
U.S. Free Kick

Jermaine Jones wins a free kick in the Belgium half and U.S. players push forward. Bradley skies it out of play.

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Today 6:00 PM EDT

An early goal for Belgium in the extra time as De Bruyne gets the ball low past Howard after Lukaka forced a save.

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Today 5:59 PM EDT
Jones' Header At The Post

Beasley cross from the left corner and Jones gets forward. He puts the ball wide of the net but an early foray for the U.S.

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Today 5:58 PM EDT
Extra Time Begins

The first 15-minute period of extra time is on. Both 15-minute periods will be played regardless of any goals scored.

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Today 5:52 PM EDT

They're scoreless through 90 minutes and stoppage time. Extra time is up next.

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Today 5:51 PM EDT

The ball dropped to Wondo right in front of goal but he sent it over the bar.

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Today 5:50 PM EDT
U.S. Throw In

Ball is deep in Belgium end as clock ticks toward extra time.

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Today 5:49 PM EDT
3 Minutes

There will be 3 minutes of stoppage time for either side to find a winner.

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Today 5:48 PM EDT
Belgium Bringing It

Gonzalez heads away another Hazard chance. Belgium corner.

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Today 5:48 PM EDT
Howard Does It Again

Howard pushes away another close shot from Kompany. Belgium corner in the 90th minute.

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Today 5:46 PM EDT

Eden Hazard tries to beat Howard on the near post and puts the ball into the side netting.

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Today 5:45 PM EDT
U.S. Corner

Belgium handles it and clears out to Origi but Beasley wins a free kick just past midfield.

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Today 5:44 PM EDT
Breaking It Up

Gonzalez breaks up a Belgium attack with a well-timed touch against Hazard.

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Howard pushes another effort from the 19-year-old over. It's a corner kick.

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Today 5:41 PM EDT
Matt Besler Doing Work

Besler blocks the latest Belgium effort before Howard can in the 83rd minute.

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Today 5:38 PM EDT
Belgium vs. Howard

Howard comes through again after Mirallas gets Belgium through on goal again.

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