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(L-R) Clint Dempsey, Philipp Lahm and Alejandro Bedoya
Down...But Not Out
They had to do it the hard way, but in the end it was job done for the United States on Thursday as the Americans advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup for the second consecutive tournament... FULL STORY>>
Cristiano Ronaldo
Falling Short
Cristiano Ronaldo's 80th-minute goal handed Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana at the Estadio Nacional on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to lift the team into the next round.

Portugal entered the match with a far inferior goal difference and needed a big win over Ghana to have a chance at reaching the next round... FULL STORY>>
Silvestre Varela (#18)
U.S., Portugal Draw
Silvestre Varela scored in the dying moments for Portugal to salvage a 2-2 draw against the United States at the Arena Amazonia on Sunday, keeping all four teams in Group G alive.

The Americans took a 2-1 lead into stoppage time after Clint Dempsey scored in the 81st minute to put them in front, but Cristiano Ronaldo's cross picked out Varela... FULL STORY>>
(L-R) Sami Khedira and Kwadwo Asamoah
Sharing The Spoils
Ghana and Germany shared the spoils at Estadio Castelao on Saturday by playing to an enthralling 2-2 draw.

A scoreless opening period gave way to an entertaining second half as Mario Gotze opened the scoring for the Germans in the 51st minute. Ghana leveled the score three minutes later through Andre Ayew and... FULL STORY>>
Jozy Altidore
Altidore won't play for U.S.
American striker Jozy Altidore, as expected, will miss Sunday's World Cup match against Portugal because of a left hamstring strain.

U.S. Soccer made it official on Thursday, but added that forward Clint Dempsey and defender Matt Besler are fit and available for the Group G contest. FULL STORY>>
Fabio Coentrao
Portugal's Coentrao Out
Portugal defender Fabio Coentrao has been ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup after suffering a thigh injury in the nation's loss to Germany on Monday.

Coentrao was forced out of the match after 65 minutes with a "second grade tear of the adductor longus muscle in the right thigh," according to the Portuguese... FULL STORY>>
John Brooks
Unlikely Hero For U.S.
The United States exorcised some major demons on Monday as John Anthony Brooks netted a late winner to hand the Americans a thrilling 2-1 victory over Ghana in Group G play at the Arena das Dunas.

Ghana had beaten the Americans in each of the past two World Cups, but Brooks played the role... FULL STORY>>
Thomas Muller
Muller is the new Klose
Miroslav Klose enters the 2014 World Cup one goal shy of tying the all-time record for most goals in the tournament's history, held by Brazilian great Ronaldo with 15.

It would be fitting for Klose to tie or break Ronaldo's record in Brazil, but the 36-year-old may not get many chances to add to his total. FULL STORY>>
Thomas Muller (R)
Germany Crushes Portugal
Thomas Muller netted a hat trick on Monday as Germany opened Group G play with a comfortable 4-0 rout of 10-man Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova.

The Germans got off the mark after just 11 minutes as Muller converted a penalty kick, and the advantage was doubled in the 32nd minute through a goal from... FULL STORY>>