For Team USA soccer the Portugal tie is a tie, nothing more
Team USA had it in the bag.
After being down by one goal in the first half, Jermaine Jones scored to tie the game in the 64th minute. Clint Dempsey then came in to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead at the 81st. The United States had that round of 16 spot within their grasp.
But then Portugal’s Silvestre Varela literally used his head to tie the game, causing a mixture of roars and groans to fill the stadium. The crowd at Zentropa Pizzeria and Pub let out a chorus of moans and gasps, followed by a brief moment of silence and an infant crying — albeit for a different reason.
But the tie itself...