F...cking awesome match, with a semi bitter ending, USA vs. Portugal.
USA had a 2-1 lead until the 90+5 minute where Portugal manage to scramble a late equalizer. F.............me.
We are still in good shape. We have 4 points due to the win over Ghana and the tie with Portugal.
On Thursday, the 26th, we play our last match in the group round and it's against Germany:
If we win over Germany (unlikely), we go through automatically at the top of the group board with choice selection for the round of 16.
if we TIE with Germany, we go through automatically. Germany goes through also. Both countries will have 5 points each, eliminating Ghana and Portugal.
If we LOSE and there is a TIE in the (Ghana vs Portugal match), we pull through on points.
If we LOSE and there is a winner in the (Ghana vs. Portugal match) we must hope we lose by a maximum of 2 goals and we must hope that Portugal wins over Ghana. if Portugal wins over Ghana, they will tie with USA in points, however in goal difference, USA pulls through because Portugal disaster with Germany losing 4-0.
If Ghana wins by more than 1 goal, this is the worst situation, we are out. In this case we are then in a minimum of must tie with Germany. What worries me is that Portugal knows it's situation where the outlook is very grim and a big potential of an early exit, they might not try hard to win and playing with a defeatist attitude. It's an odd situation because the only chance for Portugal to go through is to win by a HUGE number against Ghana(unlikely) and USA to suffer a disaster against Germany.
Both matches Ghana vs Portugal and USA vs Germany are played simultaneously on that day.
Jorgen Klinsmann, USA's coach, and his crew are probably crunching numbers and going through the roster for the upcoming match as we speak.
My home country didn't make it in Brazil so I'm rooting for USA. I love the players and they play with passion.
It's so exciting!!
, maybe I take the day off the 26th. It's very important.
*Tim Howard's elite save. F..cking boss. /www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAEI0o0XM7E