It wasn't really a "must win" though. Even with the loss, either Ghana or Portugal (especially Portugal), was going to have not only win, but win by multiple goals, or the US was going to have to lose by multiple goals, to by pass the US team. Of course it would have been nice to win or at least draw, but the odds of the US advancing going into todays games were pretty high, no matter the outcome of their game. And I am confident going forward? Of course not. I think the next game is probably a toss up, and I do think they can advance to a degree, but I don't think anyone expects the US to win the entire thing, though it would certainly be awesome if they did.