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By CAITLIN MURRAY
The World Cup for the U.S. Men’s National Team is over. With a heroic performance from goalkeeper Tim Howard single-handedly keeping the U.S. alive, the game finally slipped away in extra time, with Belgium pulling away, 2-1. Though for naught, Howard made history, recording the most saves in a World Cup match ever, an easy choice for SBI’s Man of the Match. The U.S. looked like they might rally late, with newcomer and controversial roster selection Julian Green scoring on his first touch, but Belgium moves onto the quarterfinals and the U.S. heads home.
In other Round of 16 action, Argentina broke a stalemate with Switzerland late to advance in a thrilling showdown earlier in the day. It was Angel Di Maria who took a turn as Argentine hero, though Lionel Messi served as the goal architect to push his side through and continue his standout World Cup run.
And back stateside, Orlando City SC officially introduced Kaka as their first Designated Player signing when the club joins Major League Soccer next year.
Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI today:
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
USMNT proud of World Cup showing despite falling in Round of 16 again
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Orlando City introduces Kaka as first DP signing