United States Gets By Paraguay, Advances To Copa Quarters
The United States Men's National Soccer team went into their matchup Saturday with Paraguay needed one win to advance to the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals.
U.S. striker Clint Dempsey scored a goal halfway through the first half, giving his team just enough to hang on for a hard fought 1-0 victory.
Chilean referee Julio Buscañan was the biggest enemy of the U.S. team, handing out cautions and yellow cards to any U.S. member who seemingly looked at him funny.
As the players grew annoyed, the infractions reached a boiling point when DeAndre Yedlin received his second yellow card, forcing the U.S. to play with 10 men.
Down 1 man, the "Yanks" overcame the numbers game, hanging on for a victory.
The victory proves big as the U.S. won Group A following Costa Rica's surprising 3-2 win over Columbia.
Next up, the U.S. head to Seattle for a Thursday showdown against the Group B runner-up (probably Peru or Ecuador).