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Christian Raja (R), of Brooklyn, reacts at a missed attempt on goal by the United during overtime against Belgium in the World Cup (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

9 Things U.S. Team Fans Will Miss After Their World Cup Exit

Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.

07/02/2014

A fan of the United States enjoys the atmosphere prior to the World Cup Round of 16 match against Belgium at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Silverman: Enough Already! Give Me Football — The Real Version Of The Sport

Despite the huge crowds that watched the World Cup games at public venues in major cities all over the land, we have not become a soccer-mad country.

07/02/2014

Fans of the United States watch the U.S. game versus Belgium on a projected screen under the Manhattan Bridge on July 1, 2014 in Dumbo. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dyer: I Believe That — I Believe That — I Believe That Soccer Is Only Going Up

Fans lustily cheered, groaned and chanted “I believe,“ joining the chorus sung all over the country. But they didn’t just “believe that we will win.” No, they also believed that soccer has arrived.

07/02/2014

Fans' mood turned sour Tuesday at the U.S. ended up losing its eliminating World Cup match to Belgium. (Credit: CBS 2)

World Cup Fans Go Home With Heads Hanging As U.S. Loses To Belgium

Tim Howard did his best to keep the Belgians at bay, deflecting shot after shot. He kept the game scoreless until it went into extra time, but fans were dejected as Team USA went on to lose.

07/01/2014

United States fans cheer in the rain prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dyer: Soccer Has FINALLY Arrived In The U.S., And It’s Time To Accept It

The next move is yours, Joe Six-Pack. This soccer thing ain’t going anywhere, so you might as well accept it.

07/01/2014

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NYC’s 6 Best Bars & Restaurants To Watch The World Cup

Don’t have a ticket to Brazil? Lucky for you, New York City bars and restaurants will be filled with fellow fans with World Cup spirit from June 12 to July 13. Whether you’re rooting for Italy, Argentina or the U.S. (or any of the other countries playing for the win) there’s a spot for you to cheer, drink and celebrate.

07/01/2014

Business owners have benefited handsomely as World Cup fever has taken over in New York. (Credit: CBS 2)

World Cup Soccer Fever Means Big Business For NYC Restaurants, Bars

Millions of soccer fans have been in the heat of World Cup fever lately, and it has turned out to be big business for restaurants and bars in the city.

06/30/2014

Alejandro Bedoya of the United States  (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya

Alejandro Bedoya is a 27-year-old American player who is currently playing as an attacking midfielder or winger with French club Nantes and as a winger with the United States Men’s National Team.

06/27/2014

World Cup fans at Legends Bar in New York City on June 26, 2014. (credit: Weijia Jiang/CBS 2)

World Cup Fever Sweeps NYC As Fans Watch USA’s 1-0 Loss To Germany

Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing.

06/26/2014

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The 5 Faces Of Jurgen Klinsmann

With his mouth doing most of the talking thus far, let’s look at the many faces of Jurgen Klinsmann and get to know the USMNT’s head soccer coach a little bit better …

06/26/2014

People walk in the rain as cars are stuck in traffic in Recife ahead of the Group G soccer match between the U.S. and Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014. (Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Flooded Streets Mar Route To Stadium For U.S.-Germany

U.S. players have their work cut out for them Thursday. So do fans and the media, who have to make their way to Arena Pernambuco amid downpours and flooded roads.

06/26/2014

Ghana midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari plays against Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghana Chaos: Muntari, Boateng Thrown Off World Cup Squad

Ghana has thrown Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng off its World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons, plunging the team into further turmoil ahead of Thursday’s match.

06/26/2014

Jermaine Jones of the United States  (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Midfielder Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones is a 32-year-old American that is currently playing for Turkish club team Besiktas and the United States Men’s National Team as a defensive midfielder.

06/26/2014

U.S. Soccer permission slip (Twitter/@ussoccer)

How ‘Bout It, Boss? U.S. Squad Tweets Permission Slip For Fans To Skip Work

Memo to bosses around the country: Thursday may not be a banner day for productivity. Especially between noon and, say, 2 p.m.

06/26/2014

Chris Wondolowski of the United States  (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Forward Chris Wondolowski

Chris Wondolowski is an American who currently plays as a striker for the San Jose Earthquakes from the MLS and for the United States Men’s National Team.

06/25/2014

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