USA so Close to Miracle

The USA was so close to advancing to the Round of 16. Although they started the game poorly with a defensive mistake that led to a Nani (Portugal) goal, they actually played quite well. Jermaine Jones amazingly equalized in the 64th minute. Then the miracle happened, Clint Dempsey scored to put the US ahead 2-1 in the 81st minute. However, that wasn’t the end of the game, and when Michael Bradley made a costly mistake in stoppage time Cristiano Ronaldo sent in a world class cross, which Varela headed past a helpless Tim Howard. Although it was a good result for the US, it feels like a loss and Portugal have survived elimination, for now. 😦

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