The U.S. is not the favorite to win its first knockout match Tuesday against Belgium, but there is reason to hope. There are plenty of factors that could play in Team USA's favor, like Belgium's lack of fullbacks, its narrow formations and even the heat.
The full story on Fusion Soccer explains the keys to taking down Belgium's so far mediocre World Cup team, leaving the boys in red, white and blue one step closer to that gold trophy.
USA vs. Belgium: Keys to the game
Why US Soccer fans can be cautiously optimistic