USA vs Belgium, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

This is it. One team will be exiting the World Cup tournament this evening and the other will advance to the quarter-finals against Argentina. Will it be the USA or Belgium to advance? What a game we have in store for us.

Where to watch –

The 4 PM EST/1 PM PST kick-off can be watched here –

English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Referee –

Djamel HAIMOUDI (Algeria)

Starting lineups – 

USA:  Howard; Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Cameron, Bradley, Jones; Zusi, Dempsey (c), Bedoya

Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (c), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Fellaini, Hazard, Mertens, Van Buyten, Origi

SEE MORE — Everything you need to know about the World Cup.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

35 thoughts on “USA vs Belgium, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread”

  1. I’ll come out and say it again. I hope Belgium wins.
    …and given my recent predictions, all of the U.S. supporters should thank me for saying it. Every team I’ve pulled against has won.

  2. Is Beckerman injured? Shame as he has been the unsung hero.

    Today is a massive opportunity for team USA. Algeria, Costa Rica etc have shown the way. Play without fear. You are there on merit. Get at them!

    Go USA!

    1. I think Beckerman is not playing to give Bradley more roaming and space.

      ESPN analysts have noted that while Beckerman has been a big help, it may have impacted Bradley.

  3. Is Cameron playing right back with johnson up front or is he playing in the anchor role instead of Beckerman?

    Worked late and nt home yet.

  4. If belgium go through all the quater final teams are group winners. I hope usa to go through to have an english speaking team in the last eight. Go united states of america! We are all behind yu

    1. No we’re not…but USA are rather defending well. A lucky break by Dempsey and that might be all it takes.

  5. Not sure if JPD is pronouncing ANY Belgium players’ names correctly. Absolutely awful broadcaster. (All ESPN radios commentators are tolerable but him, yet he is the lead guy!)

    Cant wait to get home.

  6. Frankly, the USA has the players to win the Cup,
    but ….. not the manager.

    There were many who said that Klinsmann was
    a great player, but a lousy manager.

    Jose Mourinho should have been the man.

    Common sense will dictate that you don’t leave
    behind a crucial, experienced and potent
    goalscore from Rapid Vienna.

    If Terrence Boyd and Eddie Johnson had been
    there, the USA would have knocked out
    Portugal and Germany.

    World Cup 2014: The USA has no backup for Jozy Altidore.

    ” Promoting a center back ? Pray. Our best
    and only option is to pray. ”

  7. USA’s defence was considered the question mark in this World Cup. They have played admirably. Win or lose, they took on some top class strikers.

  8. I’ll be glad when the Yanks are out so I won’t have to watch any more God-awful USA biased ESPN commercials and we can resume regular coverage.

      1. The commentators are always partial towards the US and Mexico.
        I may be an American but the whole time Darke and Twellman were criticizing Belgium for not breaking down the US. They dominated the game and should have won by a couple goals in regular time bar some extraordinary stuff from Tim Howard.
        The commentators and presenters should be impartial. It’s not that hard to ask for. Egan Ekoku had Nigeria v France and he never let a shred of bias seep through but the same cannot be said for Taylor Twellman.

  9. Second blow to the annoying “I believe that we will win” chant. More to come in the second half of ET.

    1. Common sense would have told Klinsmann to
      field Julian Green right from the start, when he
      had no other really effective strikers.

      Instead, he keeps on fielding Bedoya, Zusi.

  10. If England showed 10% of the determination and never-say-die attitude of the USA I would be happy. Ultimately outclassed, they literally gave it their all. It’s all you can ask.

    Thanks for making us believe. It was a fun ride while it lasted.

    1. Belgium and USA both have lessons for England. Belgium show with intelligent youth development system a tiny nation can produce many world class players.

      The USA with guts,, hard work, determination and intelligence can perform better than the ability of individuals.

      1. Your point about Belgium applies to the USA too. Our youth development system is the worst in the world. We get the success we do because of the sheer greatness of our population and our overseas ties that lead to some “foreign” players being eligible to play for us.

  11. Great finish to the match. The US played hard but their lack of overall skill really showed. Also, Bradley started playing deeper and, just as many of have been saying, he suddenly looked like a skillful player again. Should have been that way from the start of the tournament. A very mixed bag for Klinsmann in this tournament. Some good subs but the Bradley tactical error is glaring.

  12. Belgium had so many chances that they squandered and then when they were on target Tim Howard stopped them. That was one incredible performance by Tim. Belgium were the better team on the night. That said the US could have won it in the last minutes of regular time. A good keeper can keep in you in the game but you have to take advantage and in the end the US couldn’t.

    Going forward I think Klinsmann will get the US team to improve. Overall a very good showing in the World Cup. Better than many expected, including me.

    All in all an extremely

  13. I thought they would not win or get out of their group. I was WRONG proud how they fought going to be hard to replace Howard for 2018. Well Done I Believe! :)

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