The U.S. will play Belgium at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the round of 16 after a tiebreaker with Portugal advanced the U.S. out of pool play and on to the elimination round.
A win will pit the U.S. against the winner between Argentina and Switzerland. Carolina RailHawks coach Colin Clarke said the U.S. got a favorable draw against Belgium, a team he said the U.S. can beat.
Clarke, who scored a goal for Northern Ireland in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, talked with staff writer Nolan McCaskill about the United States-Belgium matchup.
The U.S. just gotta go out and play their game, and now is the time for some of those players to step up who haven’t had a great World Cup. Great opportunity for everybody.