Kellyn Acosta’s clutch foul on Gareth Bale saved USMNT in World Cup

The US Men’s national soccer team played their first World Cup game since 2014, a 1-1 draw with Wales. After going up 1-0 in the first half on the foot of Tim Weah, the US was back on their heels following a late Gareth Bale goal on a penalty.

With nine extra minutes added on, the US was looking to hold onto a draw. Goalie Matt Turner was way out of the box and headed a ball almost directly to Bale, and Turner was nowhere near the goal.

That’s when Kellyn Acosta stepped in.

The LAFC midfielder made one of the biggest plays of the game for the United

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