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Dream Denied: Team USA Loses to Belgium in World Cup

Even though U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard made an unbelievable 16 saves, Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in extra time.

A fan of the United States enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. The U.S. lost to Belgium, 2-1 in extra time. The U.S. is out of the World Cup while Belgium advances to the quarterfinals against Argentina.

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A Belgium fan looks on prior to the match between Belgium and the United States.

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Belgium's defender Daniel Van Buyten, left, vies with U.S. defender Fabian Johnson.

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U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard makes a save before Belgium's Marouane Fellaini, second right, and Vincent Kompany.

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Fans gather at Chicago's Soldier Field to watch the U.S. take on Belgium. Organizers said 28,000 people were in attendance at Soldier Field.

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Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of Belgium makes a save.

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Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring the opening goal against the U.S.

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Axel Witsel, top, of Belgium vies for the ball against Chris Wondolowski of the U.S.

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U.S. midfielder Julian Green, not seen, scores on Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

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U.S. midfielder Julian Green, center, celebrates after scoring during the second half of extra-time.

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Belgium's Marouane Fellaini kicks the ball near Jermaine Jones of the U.S.

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U.S. players Jermaine Jones, center, and DaMarcus Beasley, bottom, react in defeat after losing to Belgium, 2-1.

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Tim Howard of the United States hugs Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens of Belgium after Belgium's 2-1 win in extra time.

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Dejected United States fans look on after being defeated by Belgium 2-1 in extra time.

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