Sports

Belgium and US still even at 0-0 at halftime in 2nd round of World Cup

  • Belgium's Dries Mertens, left, pushes United States' DaMarcus Beasley to get him out of bounds during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Belgium's Dries Mertens, left, pushes United States' DaMarcus Beasley to get him out of bounds during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) dives to make a save as Matt Besler (5) watches with Belgium's Divock Origi (17) during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. At left is Belgium's Axel Witsel. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) dives to make a save as Matt Besler (5) watches with Belgium's Divock Origi (17) during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. At left is Belgium's Axel Witsel. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States fan Joe Trombley, of Farmington, Mich., reacts while watching the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    United States fan Joe Trombley, of Farmington, Mich., reacts while watching the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

The United States held tough against Belgium's pressure and went into halftime even at 0-0 in the second round of the World Cup.

U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard made a tough save in the first minute to deny teenager Divock Origi as Belgium dominated possession for much of the first half.

Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne stood out in the opening 45 minutes and saw a shot go wide in the 23rd minute.

Clint Dempsey had the best chance for the United States in the 21st minute, but Thibaut Courtois made a good save.

The game was delayed for about a minute when a fan ran onto the field in the 16th.