Jurgen Klinsmann said the USA proved their critics wrong by qualifiying for the Round of 16 and won’t stop now.
The Americans secured passage through Group G on goal difference after finishing level on points with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
“It’s huge for us to reach the last 16,” the Coach told reporters after a 1-0 defeat to Germany.
“We wanted at least a tie out of the game and maybe at the beginning we had too much respect. But overall there was tremendous energy and effort from all of the side.
“It’s huge for us to get out of group - everyone said we had no chance but we took that chance. Now we want to prove a point.”
The USA will most likely face Belgium in the next round.