29 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Germany vs US 45th Match in Pictures

The U.S. men's soccer team has finished second in its World Cup group, after a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday. The Americans will advance after Portugal beat Ghana 2-1.

"This is a huge, huge step, and now we can't wait until round of 16," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said afterward, according to ESPN. "Everyone said we had no chance. We took the chance and move on. And now we really want to prove a point."
Today's two games in Group G — dubbed by many as this tournament's "Group of Death" — were played concurrently. We followed the action in a live blog, which is now at the bottom of this post.

The U.S. advances to the round of 16 after its loss to Germany, 1-0, and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana. This will be the U.S. men's second consecutive trip to the knockout round.

German fans wear rain coats while they watch the FIFA World Cup 2014 group G football match Germany vs USA on a giant screen in Berlin, Germany.

US midfielder Jermaine Jones and Germany's forward Mario Goetze vie for the ball.

German fans watch the FIFA World Cup 2014 group G football match Germany vs USA on a giant screen in Berlin, Germany.

Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil, US defender Matt Besler and US midfielder Graham Zusi (R) vie for the ball.

A fan holds the German flag as she watches the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Germany's forward Thomas Mueller (3rd R) is congratulated by teammates after scoring their first goal.

German fan holds a banner with a heart as she watches the FIFA World Cup 2014 match Germany vs USA on a giant screen in Berlin, Germany.

German fans kiss and celebrate while they watch the FIFA World Cup 2014 match Germany vs USA in the rain on a giant screen in Berlin, Germany.

Brooke Aguirre (C), a United States Men's National Team fan, reacts while watching the United States versus Germany in the World Cup in New York City.

Germany's coach Joachim Loew is pictured during match between US and Germany.

Germany's defender Benedikt Hoewedes and US midfielder Graham Zusi vie for the ball.

Germany's forward Lukas Podolski and US midfielder Kyle Beckerman vie for the ball.

Germany's forward Thomas Mueller applauds after match between US and Germany.

Fans watch USA play Germany in a World Cup soccer match on one of two large screens placed for fans in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers expected as many as 20,000 people to watch the game in the park.

US defender Fabian Johnson and Germany's forward Lukas Podolski vie for the ball.

US forward Clint Dempsey (C) vies for the ball with Germany's defender Per Mertesacker (L) and Germany's defender Philipp Lahm.
(AFP Photo)

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