Soccer watch parties around Boston were packed Saturday morning for Team USA's do-or-die World Cup match.
The game opened the tournament's knockout round, where the field of 16 remaining teams is set to be cut in half and the remaining eight advance to compete in the quarterfinals.
After advancing through a tough group with a win and two draws, America's young squad had a chance to get to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002 and only the second time in the team's history .
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A win against the Netherlands Saturday might have been enough to convince fans that the States can compete on the biggest stage in world soccer. Team USA was coming off a gutsy win against Iran, the top team in Asia, but the Americans couldn't get it done Saturday, losing 3-1 to the Netherlands in the round of 16 and officially ending their run at the 2022 World Cup.
Even though the Americans will leave Qatar without the World Cup Trophy, there is still plenty of hope for the future.