In what might have been an easy draw for the United States after avoiding Germany, the national team lost to hard-working Ghana in extra time.
After a series of late goals, disallowed goals, and early conceding, the United States are finally out.
They leave beaten by a team that they lost to in 2006.
Although many will think that the United States exceeded expectations, they didn't.
A draw to England, another draw to Slovenia, a victory against Algeria and then the loss to Ghana. It doesn't really spell out impressive.
The United States are ranked 14th and should have at least put in more effort. Here are the reasons for which they got knocked out when it mattered.