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US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium

World Cup 2014

Belgium’s Vincent Kompany tries to clear the ball with the United States’ Clint Dempsey during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, on Tuesday.

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SALVADOR, Brazil — They captured the hearts of America — from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
Capturing the World Cup will have to wait.
Belgium scored twice in extra time and then held on for a 2-1 win Tuesday.
The Americans go home after the round of 16, just like four years ago.
“Thirty-one teams get their heart broken,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “It has to end sometime. It ended a little bit early for us.”
Playing the finest game of his career, Howard stopped a dozen shots with his legs and arms ...

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