U.S. Advances To Knockout Stage Despite Loss To Germany

(Recife, Brazil) -- The U.S. is moving on to the knockout stage of the World Cup in spite of a 1-nil loss to Germany in its final match of group play. The Americans finished second in Group G and advance on goal differential following Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana. Germany won Group G with seven points, while the U.S. and Portugal each had four points. Team USA finished with a goal differential of zero in its three round-robin matches, while Portugal finished at minus-three.