Impact player: Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

He didn’t do much of anything until literally the last moment he could, when his wonderful cross set up Silvestre Varela’s tying header to save Portugal’s hopes of escaping the knockout round.


What it means

The U.S., this close to clinching a spot in the round of 16, still is in decent shape, needing a draw or better against Germany. The Germans similarly need a draw or better.


Up next

American coach Jurgen Klinsmann is a German hero; maybe his native country takes it easy Thursday? They will play at the same time Portugal faces Ghana.