USA vs. Portugal: Score, Recap & Highlights

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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.

— Elliott Gruenberg (@ElliottBTF) June 22, 2014


Michael Bradley Kept Missing Shots

Ronaldo Had An Embarrassing Shot On Goal

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