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Nearly the Greatest Comeback Ever: USA-Belgium, As It Happened

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July 1 2014 3:40 PM

Nearly the Greatest Comeback Ever: USA-Belgium, As It Happened

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After wrapping up one of America’s finest group phase performances at any World Cup, the U.S. national team was eliminated from the tournament after losing to European darlings Belgium 2-1 in a thrilling last 16 match-up. To relive one of the most dramatic losses in U.S. soccer history, check out the commentary at the bottom of this page.

Jeremy Stahl is a Slate senior editor. You can follow him on Twitter.

 

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