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United States can announce itself to world with World Cup win over Belgium
United States can announce itself to world with World Cup win over Belgium

Yesterday in one sentence: Neither had it as easy as they might have hoped, but Germany and France set up a showdown in the quarterfinal with wins over Algeria and Nigeria. What's on tap: Argentina vs. Switzerland, noon, ESPN; Belgium vs. United States, 4 p.m., ESPN. What you’ll see: In short, you’ll see a lot of white-knuckle Americans. People like me who, despite my momentary lapse in confidence after Portugal, have been beating the U.S. drum for well over a year want so desperately to be proven right and have this team join soccer’s elite. Getting through a group including Germany, Portugal, and Ghana was a good step towards that. This last-16 matchup with the...

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