Clint Dempsey, US soccer team captain, was nicknamed Captain America as he managed to score to make it 2-1 against Portugal. However, in the final actions of the game, Portugal managed to tie and save the game, drawing 2-2 against a US team that almost sent them home.
US players and fans are shocked as they almost went through to the second round. After the final score 2-2, the US team is tied in Group G with Germany, 4 points each. Portugal and Ghana are third and fourth with 1 point.
Group G of the World Cup, one that saw Germany and Portugal as clear favorites is drawing up as being one of shocks.
The game between Portugal and US was “what you want to see at a FIFA World Cup” according to a fan tweeting after the end of the game.
Portugal scored the first goal in the first half through Nani. After the second half whistle, a determined US team managed to get the upper hand, making the score 2-1 through Jones and captain Dempsey.
Cristiano Ronaldo was not seen much during the game and many were criticizing his performance all throughout the game. However, in the end he made the assist for the goal by Varela in the 90+4 minute.
The final game of the group will be sudden death. US needs a draw or better in order to make sure that the qualify. In the event that they lose the game, a draw between Portugal and Ghana can still put them through. However, because of the direct result and the goals that Portugal received, the chances of the Ronaldo led team to move on are really low at the moment and US has a strong chance of moving forward.