Final Score: USA 2, Portugal 2
The United States was 25 seconds from an improbable victory, a trip to the knockout round and its first 2-0 start in the World Cup in 84 years.
But Silvestre Varela had other thoughts.
Varela’s header in the 95th minute tied the game at 2 and handed Portugal a draw that kept alive Portugal’s hopes of advancing and put off a celebration for the Americans.
Here’s how it went down:
Silvestre Varela Tied It Up For Portugal
Michael Bradley had a rough game to say the least. He was nowhere to be found when Varela netted a goal with 25 seconds to go in the game to finish the game in a draw.
Geoff Cameron Assisted Portugal’s Nani Just 5 Minutes In
Geoff Cameron accidentally assisted Nani to put Portugal up 1-0 after 5 minutes.
— Evan Doherty (@YSportsEvan) June 22, 2014
— Elliott Gruenberg (@ElliottBTF) June 22, 2014
Dempsey has been more impressive than Aguero, Ronaldo, Hazard and all of the Spanish squad during this World Cup so far #USAvsPortugal
Portugal seem to have given their left back the night off. #PORvsUSA
— Alan Greenwood (@agreenwoodesq) June 22, 2014
Tim Howard Made a Huge Double Save
— Perfect! ★ (@SuNnYzzZ_77) June 22, 2014
Michael Bradley Kept Missing Shots
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 22, 2014
Ronaldo Had An Embarrassing Shot On Goal
— Brian Koerber (@bkurbs) June 22, 2014
Jermaine Jones Tied It Up
No one was more surprised when Jones’ goal went in than Portugal’s goalkeeper.
Clint Dempsey Scored to Give the U.S. the Lead
— TwilightBetting (@TwilightBetting) June 22, 2014