The 2014 World Cup round of 16 continues this afternoon and for soccer fans in the United States and around the world today's USA vs Belgium live stream and TV coverage will be front and center! There is no room for error for either team when they hit the field today because in this part of the World Cup bracket it is win or go home - literally.
According to a SB Nation report on June 30 the action is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m. ET this afternoon in Salvador. However unlike other World Cup matches Team USA has played in the earlier rounds, this game could last quite a bit longer.
In the World Cup round of 16 the games are played until someone wins. What does that mean exactly? Well first off, there is no chance for a tie or draw - period. If the game is tied after 90 minutes of action they will play 30 more of extra time. If the game still happens to be tied after the extra time, then it's time for each side to play a bit of one-on-one soccer with penalty kicks.
It seems very anti-climactic to end such important games with penalty kicks, but those are the rules. So far Team USA has done everything a team can do in the World Cup. They have a win, a loss and a draw in their three games. However if they can pull off the win today they will continue to defy the odds makers and their prediction when this tournament began.
The US team came into World Cup play as a 150/1 long-shot to win the championship. They were also listed at 75/1 to reach the field of 8. So far, so good for the Americans.
Coming into this game, Las Vegas odds makers have the US listed as a slight underdog. Team USA is set at +125 while Belgium is listed at +105 to win. The odds are set at +250 for the game to end in a draw. Since this game will be played until one team is victorious, wagering on the "draw result" means will the game end in a draw during regulation time.
Fans can catch every minute of this big game on ESPN nationally and streaming online through Watch ESPN starting at 4 p.m. ET. Can the US keep up their incredible run, or will the dream end today