What: USMNT vs. Belgium (Round of 16)
Where: Fonte Nova; Salvador, Brazil
TV: 3:00 p.m. CST on ESPN, WatchESPN, Univision
We did it. We got out of the Group of Death. Fight, drive, outright talent, heart, determination…. Whatever you want to call it, we had it, as we advanced on Thursday as runners up in Group G with Germany. What a moment this is for you, me, and the entire nation of American fans.
Mainstream media seemed to give us no chance. They said we couldn’t compete with their talent, history, and support. We are not sorry for proving you wrong. We believed in Jurgen Klinsmann and his army of heroes from Day 1. They justified our belief in a way that every American can only be proud of.
But there is little time to celebrate. The focus quickly changes to the Round of 16 match with Belgium on Tuesday in Salvador. The Belgians finished atop their group with a full nine points after beating Algeria, Russia and Korea Republic. They have an extremely gifted squad, but so do we.
We need each one of you tomorrow more than ever. We need to let them know that we’re here. We’re in stadiums, bars, homes, streets all for one reason. Let them know.