The U.S. may have lost a game Thursday, but it won both a huge amount of respect and a sport in the World Cup’s second round despite dropping a 1-0 decision to Germany in the group-play final for both teams.

In a game marred by rain and a soggy turf, the U.S. stayed close enough to the world’s No. 2 team to finish.

We talked with ABC News correspondent Scott Goldberg.

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