U.S. Takes On Belgium in World Cup at 3pm Central

Created: 07/01/2014 11:14 AM

UNDATED (AP) - The U.S. World Cup team faces a stern challenge this afternoon in its second round match with Belgium.

That said, the Americans are welcoming back Jozy Altidore, who missed the previous two matches with an injury. U.S. Soccer announced yesterday that his injured hamstring, which he hurt during the first match with Ghana, is OK and that he is available for today's game.
In Belgium the U.S. is facing a stingy defense, having allowed just one goal in three matches.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has this simple advice to his team, "Don't be content." With a win the U.S. would advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002.
The winner of today's match will face either Argentina or Switzerland.

Today's game starts at 3pm Central, and will be aired on ESPN as well as


United States' Jozy Altidore works out during a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The U.S. will play against Belgium on Tuesday, July 1, in the round 16 of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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