USA vs. Germany: Score, Recap & Highlights

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Although the U.S. fell to Germany, they were able to stand their ground with only a 1-0 loss and will be advancing into the round of 16 in the World Cup.

Luckily Portugal beat Ghana to keep them from scoring any points in Group G to move ahead of the USA. Thanks Ronaldo.

Read below to see the recap and highlights of the match:

1st Half

Germany Threatened the U.S. Early On

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US goalkeeper Tim Howard (C) saves a ball during a Group G football match between US and Germany. (Getty)

Tim Howard Made Great Saves

As Germany attacked the US back-line relentlessly in the first 20 minutes of the game, USA goalkeeper Tim Howard kept the USMNT alive as he made save after save from Germany’s powerhouse offensive line.

Graham Zusi Took the First Shot On Goal For the USA

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After getting dominated by Germany for the good part of the beginning, Zusi took a shot after Jermaine Jones handed the ball off on a counter-attack, but it went wide right over the goal.

Jermaine Jones Collided With the Ref

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One of the USMNT’s German-Americans Jermaine Jones collided with the ref in the 29th minute of the game, but at least it showed the USA was finally waking up and putting pressure on Germany.

Omar Gonzalez Got a Yellow Card

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Gonzalez was penalized for his tackle on Bastian Schweinsteiger in the 38th minute of the game.


Omar Gonzalez Made A Great Defensive Play

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USA’s Omar Gonzalez prevented the Germans from scoring by putting a header on a Jerome Boateng’s cross to cause the ball to fly over the net in the 47th minute.

Thomas Muller Scored the First and Only Goal of the Game For Germany

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Tim Howard made a valiant save on Per Mertesacker’s header attempt, but he pushed it out to Germany’s striker Thomas Muller, who put it in the far post and out of the reach of Howard in the 55th minute.

Kyle Beckerman Got a Yellow Card

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Beckerman was given a yellow card in the 62nd minute after a push on Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Jermaine Jones Collided With Alejandro Bedoya

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For the second time Jermaine Jones was taken down by a non German. Jones and teammate Alejandro Bedoya of the USA collided on an important offensive play on the German goal for the Americans. Jones waled off the field with a bloody nose in the 74th minute.

Luckily, neither were seriously hurt.


This game had one of the juiciest back stories of all time.

Not only does the USMNT roster include four German-Americans, but U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann used to be the head coach of the German national team. To top that off, the current German national team coach, Joachim Low, used to be Klinsmann’s assistant coach before he left.

This game was not the end for the Americans and we can only hope that the two teams will met again later.

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