USA vs Portugal today is our biggest game in our country's soccer history. But this will not be easy. Portugal is considered Brazil's second team. Why do we say this? We, consider that Portuguese is the language of Brazil.
We win and USA advances to that famous knockout round of the final 16 teams. This will be the first time in history that USA has advanced to this point in consecutive World Cups.
Since USA beat Ghana in a thriller last week, if we beat Portugal today, we'll ensure a second-place finish in Group G , better known as the Group of Death with two victories. The top two teams advance.
However, God forbid, US ties, or even worse loses to Portugal, then since Germany and Ghana tied 2-2 yesterday, the situation becomes a bit sticky.
Here's how USA can still advance without winning today:
- USA draws with Portugal and then go on to beat, or tie Germany.
- USA loses to Portugal, but still beats Germany.
- USA loses to Portugal by fewer than three goals and both games between the USA-Germany and Portugal-Ghana end in draws.
USA is seeing a football renaissance. Our team apparel is in style and has sold more than 2010 World Cup total.