Belgium Defeats USA 2-1, Americans Eliminated From World Cup

PHOTO: US forward Clint Dempsey (C) warms up with teammates ahead of the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at The Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador on July 1, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The United States had a the chance this afternoon to move into the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time since 2002 -- and just the third time in team history -- if it defeated Belgium.

It did not.

Instead, the Americans put on a valiant effort, losing 2-1 in extra time.

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