Literally, it was a last-minute goal by Silvestre Varela with an assist by Cristiano Ronaldo, who finally — finally! — did something great in this year’s World Cup.
“Obviously, we’re disappointed,” Clint Dempsey said after the match. “We were just unlucky.” Dempsey also added that he and Team USA are still looking at the bright side, however, noting that the team still earned a point. “I thought we played well tonight.”
The United States is now tied with Germany for first place in the group with four points each. If the U.S. can win or draw with Germany, they will go into the Top 16. If they lose, however, things will get a little more complicated and depend almost entirely on the outcome of Ghana’s match with Portugal. If Ghana and Portugal draw, the U.S. will move forward. If one of those teams wins, however, then things like goal differential and even goals scored might need to be looked at. Basically, that’s when you’d have to break out the abacus.
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