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USMNT Gamethread: US vs. Belgium; 1:30PM; ESPN and ESPN3.com

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Hopefully Tim doesn't have to make too many saves today.
Hopefully Tim doesn't have to make too many saves today.

The USA will continue it's phoenix-like reformation this afternoon against what will be a very good Belgium side.  USA fans are not only hoping for a win to wipe the taste of defeat against Costa Rica out of their mouths, but they are also looking for the Americans to continue their integration of the Klinsmann system and jettisoning the Bradley system.  The roster will look a bit different for this match, as Landon Donovan, Teal Bunbury, Chris Pontius and Fabian Johnson have returned to their respective clubs.  Steve Cherundolo, Clint Dempsey, and Kyle Beckerman have joined the team.  I am definitely looking forward to a more dynamic look than we had the other night.  Clint obviously brings attacking power, and the back line should be fortified with the addition of Cherundolo.  Beckerman looked good recently vs. Mexico, and should provide some good midfield ball movement.  I am going to say the US takes this match 2-1.  Goals from Altidore and Dempsey.  Please join us in the threads.  I will be commenting sporadically for the US game when work allows.  More international games are being updated in the megathread.  Follow us after the break for the USMNT starting lineup. 

USA XI: Tim Howard; Steve Cherundolo, Clarence Goodson, Carlos Bocanegra, Timothy Chandler; Maurice Edu, Jose Torres, Clint Dempsey; Robbie Rogers, Jozy Altidore, Brek Shea

USA subs: Bill Hamid, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Kyle Beckerman, Jeff Larentowicz, Sacha Kljestan, Jonathan Spector, Juan Agudelo