Is it too much to call this the biggest international soccer match in the history of the USMNT? Probably. But imagine the implications of the U.S. beats Portugal today. Six points, and an upgrade to the knockout round. Validation in the world soccer community. Dogs and cats, living together: mass hysteria.
It could happen. Portuguese star left back Fabio Coentrao is out with a thigh injury. And center back Pepe is out for headbutting Germany’s Thomas Müller in the first half of their first game. The U.S. will be missing Jozy Altidore, who has a thigh injury and is probably out for the tournament.
As for personnel, this just in:
— Evan Doherty (@YSportsEvan) June 22, 2014
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Ronaldo cross results in Portugal goal with :30 remaining. 2-2. Final.
Clint Dempsey puts U.S. up 2-1:
Jermaine Jones ties it:
Tim Howard and the goalpost are a good team:
Nani puts Portugal up 1-0.
— Football Vines (@FootballVines) June 22, 2014