FOX Soccer Podcast: Group Stage recap, Round of 16 predictions

Predictions galore as the World Cup enters the much-anticipated knockout stage.  

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The United States men’s national team has defied the odds and made it to the knockout stage in Brazil, meaning it’s time for us to eat our words and give credit where credit is due.

In the latest installment of the FOX Soccer Podcast,’s editor in chief Jamie Trecker and columnist Kyle McCarthy join host Thomas Hautmann to take a look at how the United States survived the World Cup‘s "Group of Death" and review which players stood out against Ghana, Portugal and Germany, respectively. In addition, the crew examines what Jurgen Klinsmann’s side will need to do to prolong their journey with a win against Belgium on July 1 (live, Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET).

Also on the show, Jamie and Kyle offer their complete predictions on the other Round of 16 ecounters and size up each of the favorites. In turn, our table of experts look at the World Cup as a whole. Where does this World Cup rank among the most exciting in the history? What is responsible for the tremendous spike in goal-scoring? And who have been the biggest surprises and disappointments? The FOX Soccer Podcast covers it all as the World Cup enters its second and most-exciting phase.

As always, if you want to ask a question on our next podcast, send a tweet to @FOXSoccer and you might be one of the lucky ones selected for our show. For now, pull up a chair and open a nice, frosty beverage. You’re in for a treat: