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Forward Christian Benteke recorded two goals in the second half to help Belgium pull away en route to a 4-2 victory over the United States.
Benteke scored in the 56th and 71st minute as the Belgians scored three goals in the second half en route to their fourth straight win over the Americans.
The Americans last defeated the Belgians in the opener of the 1930 FIFA World Cup in Uruguay. Since then, Belgium posted three shutout wins over the Americans, all in Brussels. During their recent friendly match in Brussels on Sept, 6, 2011, Belgium won 1-0.
Kevin Mirallas scored in the 6th minute while Marouane Fellaini added another tally in the 64th minute for the Belgians, who played for the first time on US soil.
Geoff Cameron scored in the 22nd minute while newly minted captain Clint Dempsey scored in the 80th minute for the Americans. DaMarcus Beasley also became the 13th US player to earn 100 caps.
Mirallas put the Belgians ahead when he beat Cameron and Omar Gonzalez and booted a goal past Tim Howard.
In the 22nd minute, Cameron atoned for his mistake when he scored off a head from a corner by Graham Zusi, leveling the count before the break.
Belgium took the lead anew when Benteke scored in the 56th minute before Fellaini made it 3-1 with a tally in the 64th minute.
Benteke then capped the Belgians' scoring with another goal in the 71st minute before Dempsey came up with the Americans' last goal in the 80th minute for the final count.
The Americans will face Germany Sunday, June 2, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., as US Soccer commemorates its 100-year anniversary.
Earlier, US Soccer announced that Dempsey will be the team's captain for the foreseeable future.
The Tottenham midfielder captained the USA in its two most recent World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico in March.
Carlos Bocanegra has served as the team's captain since 2007, but with the veteran defender being left off the squad the last two sets of qualifiers, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has turned to the 30-year-old Dempsey to take his place.
Dempsey has been capped 94 times for the Americans and with 32 goals, he is third on the country's all-time leading scoring list.