The fans with whom I spent watching the USA-Germany World Cup match at a viewing party under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood while on assignment for 1010 WINS are ecstatic. Team USA lost! And that means they won!
That's right. Team USA moves onto the Final 16. The formula is complicated. It's based on points as well as wins. So, in this case, even a 1-nil loss loss to German turns out to be a win.
But from this point on, a loss really is loss. Because it means instant elimination.
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