World Football logoWorld Football

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

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)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 1, 2014

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.

[Vine, ESPN Stats & Info; h/t HuffPost Sports]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices