Skip to comments.World Cup 2014: United States and Portugal Play to 2-2 Draw
Posted on 06/22/2014 6:37:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The United States had advancement to the second round within its grasp, only to have it slip away agonizing moments from the final whistle. The startling counterstrike came when Silvestre Varela headed home a perfect inswinging cross from Cristiano Ronaldo in the fifth minute of stoppage time, giving Portugal a 2-2 draw with the Americans in Manaus.
With that last-second goal, Portugal kept its slim World Cup hopes alive. The U.S., meanwhile, will play its group finale against Germany on Thursday in Recife, with both teams needing a draw to advance.
But if the United States were to lose, they could be caught by either Portugal or Ghana. The Portugal-Ghana match will be played in Brasilia, at the same time as USA-Germany.
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Germany and the US will pass the ball around for 90 minutes on Thursday.
Mondos and Orange slices for everyone!
We need Stalone as the goalkeeper.
Well, there is something behind Ronaldo’s arrogance. What a pass and goal! Sob.
They’re playing better than most of us thought they would have but they should have won this game. It’s inexcusable to give up a goal on the last play of the game.
Last goal was scored with 20 seconds left in the game. Sickening. We had it in the bag.
I can’t believe I have to suffer another World Cup watching Michael Bradley drag around the field making one bad pass after another. Generally the next person to touch the ball after Bradley was someone wearing a red uniform.
An Mikey, after you lose the ball, please show some urgency about getting it back!
Yuck! Please start anyone but Mikey, Jurgen. Give him a rest!
” Its inexcusable to give up a goal on the last play of the game.”
It’s not inexcusable,it’s the magic of sports.
Its inexcusable to give up a goal on the last play of the game.
Its not inexcusable,its the magic of sports.
No! This is not about sports. It’s more important than that! This is soccer. This is the World Cup. This is not about playing hard and having a good time. This is about taking names and kicking A.
It was an amazing game, one of the best times I ever had with a sports game. The bar was simple exploding with every shot on goal. That last goal was beautiful, but sad for USA fans. Still, there is hope, in fact even a good chance that we advance.
Maybe so but as supporters of Team USA that sure sucked big time!!
“This is soccer. This is the World Cup. “
Are you sure you’re not my son???? (He usually just ignores me)
The U.S. did score two, but had MANY other opportunities Just before their tying goal, they had a yawning goal-mouth to put the ball into, but the only opponent in the picture (NOT the goaltender) somehow got his knee on the shot to deflect it away.
Even so, kudos for a thrilling effort, and good luck to the squad in the last Group match. Unless Portugal wins their game by more goals than the U.S. *might* lose to Germany, the Americans should advance onward.
Where can I donate for trophies for all the players, coaches, and
He's a great player, but the US IMHO outplayed him and Portugal much of the night. Considering how much money the name players like Ronaldo are making, the should be playing at a very high level.
Wide open goal of course! And Michael Bradley once again passes it directly to a Porto! Why couldn’t he have miss hit that pass like most of his others?!!! He would have scored!
What a “sport”! That’s pretty exciting, no?
So the clock ran out, and they kept playing until the other team could tie the score?
Our kids went to Dairy Queen!
Google “stoppage time”.
Except Nani and Ronaldo, Portugal was clearly outplayed. The USA was the better team, shame the scoreboard didn’t reflect it.
Oh gosh an eggball fan here, make yourself at home! Let me find that picture of Michael Sam smearing with cake and exchanging saliva with his quivering boy toy...
Why wasn't he substituted out after he missed the goal. Even the second goal he bobbled and had to push it off. He's lucky Dempsey followed through like he did because the guy he pushed it off to had no angle on the goal.
Dempsey has been running his tail off trying to make things happen and Bradley has been dogging it. Anybody on that team would have been a better pick to play I don't know why Jurgen keeps him in. Hell Donovan would have done a better job and had more of a political reason to be chosen for the team.
Unlucky USA - I hope you get a pint against Germany and carry on through to the next round - you have played well enough!
One mental lapse on a bad pass cost the U.S. the match. Need to play to the very end.
Problem is that with Bradley, it’s not ONE mental lapse, it’s two games full.
To be fair, if Fabian Johnson would have buried himself to save Bradley’s lapse one more time, things could have been different. But a giveaway under those circumstances was the last thing he expected or he would have already started back.
Michael Bradley = the new Claudio Reyna. Another guy who can complete 85% of his passes, as long as they are back passes. Shades of Ghana 2006! Both acted as they were brilliant field marshalls, when at best they were pretty average players (at this level LOL).
Why wasn’t he substituted out after he missed the goal. Even the second goal he bobbled and had to push it off. He’s lucky Dempsey followed through like he did because the guy he pushed it off to had no angle on the goal?
Stig, I think at this point Jurgen has to play the only cards he brought. Mix Dskerud (However you spell it, sorry!) is a good, tough and smart player that has some of the skills needed; but he hasn’t played Bradley’s role at all for this team. It’s too late to fix this problem that has been a fear of many of us all along.
Typo - Pint/point? One of both!!
That may be why you start the guy but if the game plan is to sit on the lead you just need a guy who can defend well and distribute the ball out of the midfield. The worst part of this is I thought the rest of the team was playing rather well compared to the Ghana game. Reminds me of the Rangers in the Stanley cup. Ugh!
U R soooo right, and the announcers keep carrying his water! it was SO dam obvious he gave away the final play. he could have done ANYTHING else and time runs out.
Bradley is lazy and if I didn’t know better, plays for opponents.
pathetic now 2 games in a row.
Be sure to see post #27, sweetie. I hear one gets to see a lot of that “faggotry” at SEC football games - both on the field and in the stands.
My cleaning lady’s Portuguese.
RE: My cleaning ladys Portuguese.
I’d be very surprised if she rooted for the USA... :)