It's official: The USA have successfully navigated the Group of Death and advanced to the Round of 16!
Despite being outclassed for much of the match vs. Germany, the USA held on and only conceded a goal to Thomas Mueller in the 55th minute. Mueller scored his fourth goal of the tournament, tying him for the lead at the 2014 World Cup.
A late Cristiano Ronaldo goal vs. Ghana to give Portugal a 2-1 victory sealed USA's ticket to the second round. Ronaldo went from being hated in the U.S. to being loved in a matter of days. That is the beauty of the World Cup.
The USA will face the winner of Group H, which will likely be Belgium, while Germany will take on the second-place team from Group H.
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