US gives up late lead, ties Portugal in World Cup 2-2


Portugal scored a goal in the last seconds of its World Cup soccer match with the United States Sunday to end the game in a 2-2 draw, the Associated Press reports.

Up 2-1 with time winding down, the U.S. thought it had the victory in hand. But Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo made his way up the right sideline and sent a cross to his teammate Silvestre Varela. Varela dived and scored with a header that went past American goalie Tim Howard to tie the game. It was the last play of the game.

Portugal had scored first in the fifth minute of the game, but the U.S. scored twice in the second half to take the lead, CBS Sports reports.

Jermaine Jones made it 1-1 in the 64th minute, and captain Clint Dempsey put the Americans ahead in the 81st. Dempsey, who was playing with a broken nose, used his stomach to direct the ball into the net, according to the AP.

The draw kept Portugal alive in the tournament, but means the U.S. has to win or draw against its next opponent, Germany, to advance to the knockout round.

The United States is tied with Germany at the top of Group G; each have four points. Both Portugal and Ghana have one point. The Americans will face Germany on Thursday in Recife, while Portugal takes on Ghana at the same time in Brasilia.

"Now we have to go out and beat Germany, that's what we have to do," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said after the game, according to the AP. "We have to play Germany, we have one less day to recover, we played in the Amazon, they played on a place with less travel. We have to do it the tough way."

If you really want to dive into the details of the U.S. team's chances of moving on to the next round, check out the statistical analysis by Nate Silver on his site.

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