I thought I would post a bunch of random stats and numbers that I tweeted out during the game or looked up on my own after the game.
* Last night was the second time in 26 games under Jurgen Klinsmann that the US has allowed at least four goals. Brazil also scored four goals against the US on May 30, 2012, a 4-1 win by Brazil.
* The US has now lost four straight to Belgium, tied for its second longest active losing streak versus any country. The US has also lost four straight to the Netherlands, while Brazil has beaten the US in nine straight games. Germany has won its last three games against the US, so they could join the list with a win on Sunday.
* DaMarcus Beasley became the 13th player in US history to reach 100 caps after playing last night. Of the 13 players, only three are “active” players (also Landon Donovan and Carlos Bocanegra). Clint Dempsey is likely the next player to reach the 100-cap mark as he sits at 95 after last night. After Dempsey, the next likely candidates are Steve Cherundolo (87) and Tim Howard (86).
* One bright spot last night was the return of Stuart Holden. Last night was Holden’s 18th career cap and his first since October 12, 2010 against Colombia.
* Clint Dempsey scored his 33rd career goal last night, moving him one shy of tying Eric Wynalda for second place on the US all-time goals list. Landon Donovan leads the way with 49 followed by Wynalda (34), Dempsey (33), Brian McBride (30) and Joe-Max Moore (24). I haven’t been able to find all of Dempsey’s goals, but I am “pretty” sure that last night was only his second from the penalty spot (I was able to find about 75% of his US goals and only missing his first few when I doubt he was a PK taker).
* Geoff Cameron scored his first career goal against Belgium. He also scored the first US goal against Belgium since Bert Patenaude at the 1930 World Cup.
* With the loss, the US is now 3-3-1 against UEFA opponents under Jurgen Klinsmann, but have a chance to get above .500 on Sunday against Germany.
* The US will look to rebound against Germany on Sunday. The US is 2-8-0 all-time against Germany (including two games against East Germany) with a 1-3-0 record against Germany on American soil. The lone win on American soil was on February 6, 1999 in Jacksonville, Florida. The US won 3-0 with goals being scored by Jovan Kirovski, Tony Sanneh and Claudio Reyna.
* The US is 13-3-5 all-time at RFK Stadium, the host for Sunday’s contest, while the US has won nine of its last 11 games at RFK. And the US has scored at least two goals in each of its last eight games at RFK.
* Germany enters Sunday’s game ranked No. 2 in the latest FIFA rankings. The US is 8-22-2 against FIFA Top 5 teams since FIFA began the rankings in 1993. The last win against a Top 5 team came against Spain, 2-0, in the 2009 Confederations Cup. Here is a look at the eight wins against Top 5 teams.