Tim Howard finished with 16 saves, the most in a World Cup game since FIFA started keeping track in 2002.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard saves a shot by Divock Origi of Belgium during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, on Tuesday.
"I'm just trying to do all the things that have gotten me here and gotten us here," Howard said. "That's what I signed up to do — stick my face in front of balls. It's nothing startling."
Howard leaps to make a save.
He was the first goalkeeper to be America's No. 1 in consecutive World Cups since Tony Meola in 1990 and '94.
Howard deflects a shot by Belgium's Jan Vertonghen.
Playing the finest game of his career, Howard stopped a dozen shots to keep the Americans even through regulation and force an additional 30 minutes.
Howard saves the ball from Belgium's Kevin Mirallas.
Howard saves a shot by Belgium's Eden Hazard.
Howard saves a shot during the match against Belgium.
Howard blocks a shot from Belgium's Vincent Kompany.
Howard makes a save.
Tuesday's game was the fourth for the U.S. in Brazil as it tried to move deeper into the tournament.
Howard finished with 16 saves, the most in a World Cup game since FIFA started keeping track in 2002.
Howard of the USA makes a save.
"Thirty-one teams get their heart broken," goalkeeper Tim Howard said. "It has to end sometime. It ended a little bit early for us."
Belgium's Daniel Van Buyten takes a shot on Howard.
Howard makes a save attempted by Belgium's Romelu Lukaku.
Howard reacts as Belgium's players celebrate their first goal.
Despite the U.S. defeat, he was selected the Man of the Match and was given an award.