U.S. Falls to Germany 1-0, Advances to Knockout Round

I Believe..I believe…USA

CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The two coaches smiled as they shook hands and patted each other on the shoulder after the match.

Germany’s goal came after a corner by Mesut Ozil. U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard did well to punch out a header by Per Mertesacker but the ball fell kindly to Mueller, who pounced on the rebound and rifled a shot inside the far post from the edge of the penalty area. Mueller played despite needing five stiches to close a cut above his right eye sustained in the 2-2 draw with Ghana on Saturday and still visible five days later.

The United States had a chance to level the match in stoppage time, but Alejandro Bedoya’s low shot inside the box was swept away by the sliding Mario Goetze, a late substitute. The Americans got a corner but Clint Dempsey’s header at the far post went high.

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