With the intense actions in the World Cup 2014, nothing is more highly anticipated than the match between the United States and Belgium in the second round, which is scheduled on Tuesday.
Coming out of the “death group”, the Americans believe that they have a shot at World Cup glory. But they have to continue to exert physical effort and mental sharpness to overpower the Belgians, who themselves are in high morale.
Coach Juergen Klinsmann of the United States knows that they have a chance to enter into the quarterfinals against Belgium. To survive in that Group with Portugal, Ghana, and Germany, means that USA has the poise and the skills to eliminate Belgium. However, it is not an easy task at all to win against Belgium.
USA will have to find a way to set up striker Clint Dempsey in order to attack the defense of Belgium. Without Jozy Altidore, USA will rely on Dempsey to provide the goals necessary. US goalkeeper Tim Howard has to be attentive against the powerful offense of the Belgians.
Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones must play with determination to be part of the success of the United States. In the last three games, these two players haven’t shown their full potential.
Belgium will parade notable players like Eden Hazard and Vincent Kompany, who can alter the course of the game. Belgium is not a pushover ballclub at all..
The Belgians are superb in attacking and opening the game with the lead. The United States must be careful in letting their opponents control the tempo. This could be a tight and highly physical World Cup match.
USA vs Belgium World Cup schedule start time is at 4PM ET (21:00 BST). Belgium vs USA television coverage is available on ESPN. Radio coverage is on ESPN Affiliate or check your local sports station.
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