Rio de Janeiro: The good news for the U.S. men's national soccer team is that it has some experience against Belgium, which will be its next opponent at the World Cup. The bad news: It was not exactly a pleasant experience.
Belgium beat the U.S. in Brussels in 2011 in one of Jurgen Klinsmann's first games as the coach of the national team. The Belgians dominated the Americans in May 2013 in Cleveland, winning, 4-2, in a friendly that really was not that close. (US game tailor-made for Eden Hazard to shine )
The teams that night closely resembled the ones that each country brought to Brazil: Eight of the 11 U.S. starters and nine of the Belgian 11 have started games at the World Cup this year. (Fixtures)