Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, left, is challenged by United States' Alejandro Bedoya, right, during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, left, is challenged by United States' Alejandro Bedoya, right, during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Thomas Mueller celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Thomas Mueller celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Miroslav Klose, right, congratulates Thomas Mueller after he scored the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Germany's Miroslav Klose, right, congratulates Thomas Mueller after he scored the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Germany's Thomas Mueller celebrates with his teammate Miroslav Klose, right, after scoring his side's first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Germany's Thomas Mueller celebrates with his teammate Miroslav Klose, right, after scoring his side's first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard can not stop a shot by Germany's Thomas Mueller to score his side's first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard can not stop a shot by Germany's Thomas Mueller to score his side's first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard goes down to make a save on Germany's Thomas Mueller during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard goes down to make a save on Germany's Thomas Mueller during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard dives to make a save on Germany's Thomas Mueller during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard dives to make a save on Germany's Thomas Mueller during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Thomas Mueller fired an unstoppable 20 metre shot to give Germany a 1-0 victory over the United States today and top spot in World Cup Group G.

The United States, coached by former German boss Jurgen Klinsmann, also went through to the last 16 despite the 1-0 defeat in rain-sodden Recife.

Mueller now has four goals in the tournament taking him level at the top of the scorer's rankings with Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar