Julian Green's Goal in Extra Time Gives Team USA Life Against Belgium

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 1, 2014

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JULY 01:  Julian Green of the United States scores his team's first goal past Thibaut Courtois of Belgium in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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After falling behind 2-0 in the first 15 minutes of extra time, the United States needed to start the second half of extra time strong.

That's exactly what happened, thanks to Julian Green.

 Michael Bradley made a beautiful pass to Green in the box, and the 19-year-old did the rest to put the United States on the board.

Green made a bit of Team USA history:

The goal cut Belgium's lead down to 2-1 and gave the United States a bit of life. However, Team USA couldn't capitalize on the momentum swing, failing to equalise in the remainder of extra time.

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