Death defying: The US and the round of 16
"There is only one god, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today.’"- Syrio Forel, Game of Thrones
The US Men’s National Team went into Group G, the Group of Death, and emerged as one of the living.
What’s amazing is that, by the end, any other result would have felt unfair and supremely disappointing. The World Cup so far has unfolded almost exactly as we hoped, ignoring the odds and instead plotting a delicate course in line with the United States’ wildest fantasies. The U.S. beat Ghana, tied Portugal and kept it close with Germany. That wasn’t supposed to happen, not all three at least, and with everything falling into place at the perfect moments.