The USA Men’s National Team made it out of pool play and into the knockout round, though their chase for the World Cup fell short as they were defeated by Belgium.

As the World Cup was taking place in Brazil, the Dodgers kept tabs from the U.S. and held their own matches in the Dodger Stadium outfield.

Prior to Friday’s game, Jermaine Jones threw out the ceremonial first pitch before being presented with a soccer ball by Brian Wilson. A.J. Ellis, who caught Jones’ pitch, dropped his glove and transformed into a goalie of sorts just in front of home plate.

Jones didn’t get much on his kick, which allowed the 33-year-old Ellis ample time to track its direction and make the leaping stop.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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