The U.S. managed to hold Belgium scoreless in the first half of their World Cup round of 16 match despite early pressure and an injury to defender Fabian Johnson. Belgium threatened to score almost from the start, but U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard added to his already long list of impressive saves in Brazil to frustrate the favored Red Devils.
The U.S. suffered a key loss in the 32nd minute, however, when Johnson had to be substituted with a strained hamstring for 20-year-old DeAndre Yedlin. Striker Jozy Altidore, recovering from a hamstring injury of his own, started the match on the bench.
Possession has been pretty even, but the Belgians have the edge in shots with nine to the U.S.'s three. Teenage striker Divock Origi has been the danger man for the Belgians. Meanwhile, the U.S. will be hoping that theirs emerges in the second half.