Nick Ames’ game report is in, so I’ll end it here. A disciplined and mature performance from the young American team sets up a clash with the Netherlands on Saturday. See you then.
Alex Greenberg didn’t think much of Greg Berhalter’s leadership in that game:
“Berhalter needs to go into hiding sooner,” he wrote. “The players are stuck and he’s about to be replaced. It was a miracle we made it.”
Kurt Perleberg sees it differently.
Weston McKennie told Fox Sports:
“We’re a really close group. We love pressure. We have our own swagger, our own style,” he says.
When asked about Pulisic, he said: But he has 25 others who do the same. ”
US will face Netherlands in next roundEngland advance as group winners after their victory over Wales to face Senegal.
US coach Greg Berhalter was interviewed by Fox Sports. He is asked what he thinks of his young team.
“Proud. In the first half we showed what we can do as football. In the second half we showed what we can do with determination.”
Asked about Christian Pulisic’s injury when he scored the only goal of the match. He says “no updates”. He adds: [good things] About Christian. ”
Iran looks devastatedIt must have been an incredibly exhausting tournament for them as they battled the heat in Qatar and the pressure off the pitch while the turmoil continued at home.
The USA are now in the last 16 of their last three World Cup appearances. Christian Pulisic was devastated when the Americans missed Russia 2018. It was Pulisic who put his body (and possibly his testicles) on the line when he decided the winner.
America did it! They advanced to the round of 16. It was an incredibly tense finish as Iran fired her penalty, but the USA deservedly won. They had the majority of chances and possessions, and Turner didn’t need him to save to live up to his name for 90 (plus) minutes.
90 minutes +9: Wright has a great chance. He probably should have run the ball into the corner, but he shot. And it sucks.
VAR review! Did Carter-Vickers foul when Taremi scored a goal?!! Please play.
90 minutes +7: Another throw for the US running well around the clock/no time to go back after Iran miraculously equalized.
90 minutes +6: Jalali will be booked once you defeat Musa who is about to break. Cameron Vickers’ free kick takes time. Of course.
90 minutes +5: Ghoddos runs through the left flank but dribbles the ball out to give the USA another breather.
90 minutes +4: Winning throws slows US play.
90 minutes +3: A free kick to Iran on the left side of the area. It’s a wicked whipball, with Paula Ligange diving his header just wide off Turner’s near his post.
90 minutes +2: Iran play the ball patiently as they need to score quickly. ZImmerman clears the cross with a header. Almost.
90 minutes: Musah stumbled and lost the ball, but Iran’s attack failed due to poor ball placement (no).
89 minutes: Iran went just short of the regulation 90 seconds to win the first corner. It wasn’t worth the wait. US clear. “Is it just me or can you hear the beep? A US bus must have driven backwards into the parking lot inside his 18-yard box,” he says Peter Oh.
88 minutes: 9 minutes of additional time. This makes me nervous.
87 minutes: Iran patiently tried to build up, but a rather poor through ball hit far and into the loving arms of Matt Turner. The US then has a chance on the other side, but Iran scrambles clear.
85 minutes: For the next 10 minutes or so, there will be a wave of Iranian attacks. No nerves for either fan.
83 minutes: After that free-kick, the ball rolls through Moore’s body and Iran cries out for a penalty. The US is now five behind.
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82 minutes: Weir Klip Jalali and Iran have a set piece about 45 yards from the US goal. Zimmerman and Moore will replace Dest and Weah. The US is looking to maintain its lead rather than look for his deadly second.
80 minutes: Ansarifard takes the place of Golzadeh. Iran scream for free kicks as Carter-Vickers rushes out his Ghoddos, but the wave of referees continues.
78 minutes: Hosseini gets cautioned for foul on Aaronson. And Wright will replace Sargent, who played well tonight.
76 minutes: USA are down to 10 men as Sargent continues to receive treatment off the pitch.
75 minutes: Sargent is receiving treatment after landing hard – apparently tweaking his knee. On his knee he has one – he has two.
73 minutes: The game slowed down a bit as it neared its end. It’s a little strange to see Iran need to score.
71 minutes: Trabi comes to Noorolahi.
69 minutes: A handball from Iran sets up a free kick for the United States about 25 yards down the middle of the pitch. Acosta and Musa argue over who will take it. Birthday Boy got the chance, but Musaha sent the ball. “Some of these young Americans[McKennie, Weah]look faster with the ball than most of their opponents without it. Impressive speed,” said Alex. Whitney says.
66 minutes: Godos has tried twice in the half but missed twice. This time, he moves freely in the area and curls the ball far past his post. Acosta will represent the United States in place of McKennie.
64 minutes: Rezaeian squats down and screams in pain audibly above the Iranian fans (though he may have just landed near the microphone). It’s okay for him to continue.
62 minutes: Iranian fans continue to make sure they sound like the home team, with Rezaeian having plenty of time to pick his man out with a cross from the right, but Ream clears well.
“A clear contender for the Daily Pedant Award, but both John Adams and John Quincy Adams were presidents, so Tyler Adams’ name technically means three U.S. presidents instead of two. We’ve got you covered,” wrote Matt Guthrie. No wonder you guys are such good leaders.
59 minutes: Taremi was offside an inch or four. For the last few minutes they’ve clearly been looking fine.
57 minutes: Two corners in a row in America. Neither achieve much.
Elsewhere, England have scored twice against Wales to lead 2–0. They will almost certainly pass as group winners. You can follow the match here:
55 minutes: Sargent, who had a great build-up play today, released Dest, who ran into the Iranian defender. This leaves the U.S. rear exposed, with Cameron-Vickers escorting nicely to keep Talemi out of danger as he dives into the box. It’s an open game with Iran aiming for the necessary goals and the US trying to dominate the contest.
52 minutes: Sub Gordos heads for the top of the bar ahead of Desto. Game Iran’s best (and only) real chance.Referee and Greg Berhalter are arguing Something“It’s true that no U.S. president has fathered a top football (spherical version) player, but Tyler Adams’ name includes two former commanders-in-chief,” said Peter Oh. says.
50 minutes: The US clearly wants to prevent being vulnerable to a sucker punch from Iran. According to Fox Sports, Pulisic’s injury is an abdominal injury. I don’t know if it’s a knock code to something I can’t mention.
48 minutes: Sargent cuts in and shoots with his left foot, but Beiranvand blocks it. The ball nudges away from the keeper, but he chokes it before the American can pounce.
46 minutes: Pulisic is off after a violent clash when scoring a goal. We don’t know the exact diagnosis yet. Brenden Aaronson came on as a replacement.
Calli Turinius says: In ’90 they went to Italy hoping to have fun, but it didn’t. In ’94 they rejoiced until Brazil changed faces. I went to France for the first time, but it was only in France that I got good things. In 2002, when the Outsiders had a good tournament, they were doing their best since 1930. In 2006, they drew with Italy but somehow lost. ’10 They opened up a new market to his football fandom. ’14 They were a hot mess who managed to reach the second round. Skip Russia ’18. But in retrospect, maybe FIFA should have skipped Russia 2018.
USA have won their last 8 games with Christian Pulisic scoring.Brendan May would like to invite fellow Brenda(e)n to join us. “Think you have to go early, maybe even in the half, to get McKennie with Aaronson. The US waited too long against Wales,” he wrote.
It’s been a great half for the US: They completely ruled Iran. From his first minute Iran looked like he was playing for a draw that he could almost certainly win. The only criticism of the Americans is that the pressure from the side was so great that they did not have the final ball. It’s worth remembering that the United States also did this against Wales in the first half and faded badly.
The World Cup in Iran is not over yet either. He has only one chance for them to come back and do this. They will definitely come.
“The arrival of Timothy Ware makes us wonder who else is an international footballer who is the son of a sitting head of state,” writes Isaac Abraham. “The only other person I can think of is Al Saadi Gaddafi!”
That concludes our discussion of the dominant half of the United States.Ware has the ball in the net, but he However offside. Nice finish from the wear though. The USA are now group runners-up and will face the Netherlands. It’s a long road.
Joshua Reynolds may have diagnosed the real reason for Pulisic’s suffering.
45 minutes +4: Dest broke the right but overhit the pass to Ware. Goal kick for Iran.
45 minutes +2: Mohammadi injured while playing for Iran Karimi rushes over instead.
45 minutes: A brilliant pass from Adams unleashes Sargent, who taps it to Ware on the edge of the area. Weah tries to return the tribute, but his pass is slightly off and Iran intercepts. The first half added a surprisingly modest five minutes.
44 minutes: Pulisic is back. I wouldn’t be surprised if he struggled until halftime and then re-evaluated. If he gets a concussion, obviously he shouldn’t be near the pitch.
43 minutes: Sargent’s chance to fire right in front of the goal. The U.S. clearly wants to give their biggest star time to recover, but for now they continue to take down the man. On breaking Adams concedes a foul and a yellow.
41 minutes: Pulisic is on his feet, but looks precarious. I don’t know if he can continue. For now, the US will play with his ten.
Well, it makes up for his terrible corners. Dest nods in the area and Pulisic hits home. Beiranvand coming out to clear is a valiant effort.The keeper’s knee hit Pulisic and he is still receiving treatment. A decisive blow, but Pulisic appears to be badly injured.