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U.S. vs Germany LIVE SCORES, UPDATES From World Cup Group Of Death Finales

Jun 26, 2014 | Updated Jun 27, 2014
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It's go time for the U.S. at the 2014 World Cup. It's time to go through to the Round of 16. Or it's time to go home.

The next destination of the U.S. men's national soccer team will be determined by a pair of simultaneous games involving all four teams in the "Group Of Death" on Thursday. Still in control of its own destiny, the U.S. squad will face off against Germany in Recife while Ghana and Portugal tangle in Brasilia. All four teams kick off with a chance to advance -- and be eliminated.

USA vs. Germany
WHERE: Arena Pernambuco, Recife
TIME: 12 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN, Univision

The U.S. came agonizingly close to securing a spot in the Round of 16 in its previous group-stage match but was denied when Cristiano Ronaldo set up a last-minute Portugal equalizer. With a win over Ghana in its opener and that heartbreaking draw with Portugal, the U.S. can punch its ticket to the Round of 16 with a win or a draw against Germany. The No. 2 team in the latest FIFA rankings, Germany also is guaranteed to move forward with either a win or a draw.

“Both teams go into this game and they want to win the group," Klinsmann, a former Germany striker and coach, said ahead of the match when asked about the possibility of playing for a mutually beneficial draw, via The Guardian. "So we go into this game and try to beat Germany. To put ourselves in the driver seat for the last-16, that is our goal.”

Should the U.S. fail in its goal of beating -- or even tying -- Germany then it will need some help from the Portugal-Ghana contest to advance. Even with a loss to Germany, a draw in the other Group G finale would send the U.S. into the knockout stage. A close win by Ronaldo's Portugal coupled with a narrow defeat to Germany would also send the U.S. through to the next round on goal differential. The tiebreakers could go against the U.S. should it lose to Germany while Ghana defeats Portugal.

SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE UPDATES, SCORES, HIGHLIGHTS:

06/26/2014 2:05 PM EDT

U.S. Goes On!

06/26/2014 1:53 PM EDT

US-Germany Over

Germany wins 1-0.

06/26/2014 1:52 PM EDT

Two U.S. Chances

U.S. nearly equalizes, twice. A strong surge is broken up by Lahm and then Dempsey's header goes just over.

06/26/2014 1:51 PM EDT

U-S-A Chant

Fans in Recife are chanting for the U.S as extra time advances. Neuer has the ball near the German goal and seems in no hurry to get anything going.

06/26/2014 1:49 PM EDT

Stopage Time

Both games are playing four minutes. Results currently send U.S. through...

06/26/2014 1:47 PM EDT

Beasley Goes Forward, Gets Whistled

The referee with a whistle against Beasley after not calling anything when Dempsey got knocked down in a crowd.

06/26/2014 1:45 PM EDT

Tick Tock

U.S. pushes ahead, Germany goes back the other way. Klose is called offside to end that attack.

06/26/2014 1:43 PM EDT

U.S. Sub

06/26/2014 1:42 PM EDT

VIDEO: Ronaldo Gives Portugal A 2-1 Lead!

06/26/2014 1:40 PM EDT

Standings Update

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Group G current standings: #GER 7 pts, #USA 4 pts, Read More"},{"id":"66","created":"06/26/2014 1:34 PM EDT","title":"Everyone Is Watching","tweet_link":"66_everyone-is-watching","entry_text":"

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President Obama watches the USA vs Germany World Cup game aboard Air Force One enroute to Minneapolis. #worldcup pi...Read More"},{"id":"65","created":"06/26/2014 1:33 PM EDT","title":"WATCH: Ghana's Goal","tweet_link":"65_watch-ghanas-goal","entry_text":"

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Gyan's 6th career World Cup goal puts him past Roger Milla for most WC goals by an African player. WATCH » http://t.co/ucwCtKeIIE Read More"},{"id":"64","created":"06/26/2014 1:32 PM EDT","title":"Everyone Is On The Ground","tweet_link":"64_everyone-is-on-the-ground","entry_text":"

The U.S. were mounting an attack on the Germany when Jones and Bedoya collided. The attack dissipated as both players remained down.

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The U.S. were mounting an attack on the Germany when Jones and Bedoya collided. The attack dissipated as both players remained down.

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A rare foray into Germany territory but it is headed clear at the near post.

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A rare foray into Germany territory but it is headed clear at the near post.

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With both games nearing the 70th minute, the U.S. is currently in position to advance. If Ghana can find another goal against Portugal then the U.S. would need to score an equalizer to advance.

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With both games nearing the 70th minute, the U.S. is currently in position to advance. If Ghana can find another goal against Portugal then the U.S. would need to score an equalizer to advance.

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A promising U.S. counterattack up the left wing fizzles when a pass from Clint Dempsey to Jermaine Jones runs out of play. The ball seemed to not be to Jones' liking and the frustration was apparent.

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A promising U.S. counterattack up the left wing fizzles when a pass from Clint Dempsey to Jermaine Jones runs out of play. The ball seemed to not be to Jones' liking and the frustration was apparent.

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In the last 4 World Cups Müller and Klose have scored 24 between them. England have managed 17.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) Read More"},{"id":"59","created":"06/26/2014 1:21 PM EDT","title":"As Is... ","tweet_link":"59_as-is-","entry_text":"

As it stands #USA are still through. #USMNT on 4 pts and #GHA and #POR on 2 still. Group G: #GER 7, #USA 4, #GHA 2, #POR 2

— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 26, 2014

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As it stands #USA are still through. #USMNT on 4 pts and Read More"},{"id":"58","created":"06/26/2014 1:20 PM EDT","title":"Squandered Chance","tweet_link":"58_squandered-chance","entry_text":"

Referee allows play to continue after Beasley is taken down. He waves play forward but the U.S. players didn't go forward with it. They're not happy with the official.

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Referee allows play to continue after Beasley is taken down. He waves play forward but the U.S. players didn't go forward with it. They're not happy with the official.

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If scores hold, the U.S. still advances. A draw between Ghana and Portugal sends the U.S. through as the runner-up in Group G.

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If scores hold, the U.S. still advances. A draw between Ghana and Portugal sends the U.S. through as the runner-up in Group G.

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Gyan heads a cross in the 57th minute and is level with Portugal.

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Gyan heads a cross in the 57th minute and is level with Portugal.

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Germany pressing for a second score and the U.S. is on its heels.

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Germany pressing for a second score and the U.S. is on its heels.

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U.S. goalkeeper made a terrific reaction save on the first attempt on goal. The ball bounced out to Mueller and he sent a powerful drive past Howard at the far post.

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U.S. goalkeeper made a terrific reaction save on the first attempt on goal. The ball bounced out to Mueller and he sent a powerful drive past Howard at the far post.

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Howard saved a close shot but Thomas Muller blasts the rebound into the net.

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Howard saved a close shot but Thomas Muller blasts the rebound into the net.

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Nothing comes of the free kick but Germany plays it back into danger. Brad Davis heads out over the end line. Germany corner.

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Nothing comes of the free kick but Germany plays it back into danger. Brad Davis heads out over the end line. Germany corner.

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A late challenge kicks Germany a free kick straight on at goal from about 30 yards. Howard is organizing his wall.

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A late challenge kicks Germany a free kick straight on at goal from about 30 yards. Howard is organizing his wall.

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U.S. defenders leave Klose all alone in the box and the cross comes in high. He just misses connecting as the delivery is a bit high. A better ball and Germany leads.

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U.S. defenders leave Klose all alone in the box and the cross comes in high. He just misses connecting as the delivery is a bit high. A better ball and Germany leads.

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Omar Gonzalez gets back to head away a cross in front of net. Strong effort to get to ball before Ozil.

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Omar Gonzalez gets back to head away a cross in front of net. Strong effort to get to ball before Ozil.

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The second half is underway.

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The second half is underway.

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Absolutely packed here at the AT&T Plaza for #USA #USA Read More"},{"id":"45","created":"06/26/2014 12:47 PM EDT","title":"WATCH: Ghana Own Goal","tweet_link":"45_watch-ghana-own-goal","entry_text":"

Boye's own goal for Ghana against #POR gave the #USMNT the start they needed. WATCH » http://t.co/v5nlJURpon

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 26, 2014

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Boye's own goal for Ghana against #POR gave the #USMNT the start they needed. WATCH » Read More"},{"id":"44","created":"06/26/2014 12:46 PM EDT","title":"HALFTIME 0-0","tweet_link":"44_halftime-00","entry_text":"

The U.S. and Germany reach halftime without any goals. Both teams are in position to advance.

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The U.S. and Germany reach halftime without any goals. Both teams are in position to advance.

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Zusi's corner kick sails over the crowd in front of the goal. It' a Germany goal kick.

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Zusi's corner kick sails over the crowd in front of the goal. It' a Germany goal kick.

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Here come the white shirts.

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Here come the white shirts.

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Howard gets to a cross at the near post to snuff out another Germany attack. ESPN's Ian Darke hails him as \"safety personified.\"

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Howard gets to a cross at the near post to snuff out another Germany attack. ESPN's Ian Darke hails him as \"safety personified.\"

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Gonzalez takes down Schweinsteiger in the middle of the field. He stops a Germany surge but gets his name in the ref's book.

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Gonzalez takes down Schweinsteiger in the middle of the field. He stops a Germany surge but gets his name in the ref's book.

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Michael Bradley sends a high longball to Dempsey but he's bracketed by defenders and can't bring it down.

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Michael Bradley sends a high longball to Dempsey but he's bracketed by defenders and can't bring it down.

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Germany regaining the momentum, pushes into the U.S. penalty area. Howard comes up with a save at the near post in the 35th minute.

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Germany regaining the momentum, pushes into the U.S. penalty area. Howard comes up with a save at the near post in the 35th minute.

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Ghana own goal puts Portugal into 1-0 lead.

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Ghana own goal puts Portugal into 1-0 lead.

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Jermaine Jones was running toward the penalty area and he collided with the ref. Jones goes down. The ref smiles.

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Jermaine Jones was running toward the penalty area and he collided with the ref. Jones goes down. The ref smiles.

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The U.S. seems to have found its footing in the match as the clock ticks into the 28th minute and the fans in Recife have found their voices.

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The U.S. seems to have found its footing in the match as the clock ticks into the 28th minute and the fans in Recife have found their voices.

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Graham Zusi, THIS close! #USMNT pic.twitter.com/68ag6j91tl

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 26, 2014

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Graham Zusi, THIS close! #USMNT pic.twitter.com/68ag6j91tl

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) Read More"},{"id":"31","created":"06/26/2014 12:24 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: USA Fans In Chicago Watching The Game","tweet_link":"31_photo-usa-fans-in-chicago-watching-the-game","entry_text":"

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USA fans gather in Chicago to watch the game. #USA #GER pic.twitt...Read More"},{"id":"30","created":"06/26/2014 12:24 PM EDT","title":"Defense Tightening Up","tweet_link":"30_defense-tightening-up","entry_text":"

Germany makes another foray into the U.S. penalty area but the defense condense and Beckerman pokes the ball clear. Howard then cleans it up.

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Germany makes another foray into the U.S. penalty area but the defense condense and Beckerman pokes the ball clear. Howard then cleans it up.

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A fine U.S. counterattack spearheaded by Jermaine Jones leads to a blazing shot from the wide left from Graham Zusi. That was a strong movement and dangerous effort from Zusi from outside the penalty area.

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A fine U.S. counterattack spearheaded by Jermaine Jones leads to a blazing shot from the wide left from Graham Zusi. That was a strong movement and dangerous effort from Zusi from outside the penalty area.

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CR7 got his head to a cross but it was parried away by the Ghanian keeper.

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CR7 got his head to a cross but it was parried away by the Ghanian keeper.

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After Kyle Beckerman escaped without a yellow card for an apparent foul on Schweinsteiger, the U.S. moves forward up the left. Beasley manages a weak effort that goes wide of the near post.

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After Kyle Beckerman escaped without a yellow card for an apparent foul on Schweinsteiger, the U.S. moves forward up the left. Beasley manages a weak effort that goes wide of the near post.

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.@TimHowardGK with a nice early save for the #USMNT. pic.twitter.com/BDL5FrWfuC

— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 26, 2014

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.@TimHowardGK with a nice early save for the #USMNT. pic.twitter.com/BDL...Read More"},{"id":"25","created":"06/26/2014 12:17 PM EDT","title":"Portugal-Ghana Update","tweet_link":"25_portugalghana-update","entry_text":"

They're still scoreless into the 16th minute.

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They're still scoreless into the 16th minute.

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A late saving tackle from Omar Gonzalez as he made a sliding tackle in the penalty area to cut out another Germany through ball. A strong series of challenges from him after the early miscue.

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A late saving tackle from Omar Gonzalez as he made a sliding tackle in the penalty area to cut out another Germany through ball. A strong series of challenges from him after the early miscue.

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Omar Gonzalez slides to clear a cross from Boateng to Muller. Boateng has been marauding up the right wing for Germany.

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Omar Gonzalez slides to clear a cross from Boateng to Muller. Boateng has been marauding up the right wing for Germany.

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Over in #PORvGHA: @Cristiano has gone close twice. Hit the bar and had a free kick saved. Still 0-0 there also.

— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 26, 2014

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Over in #PORvGHA: @Cristiano has gone close twice. Hit the bar and had a free kick saved. Still 0-0 there...Read More"},{"id":"20","created":"06/26/2014 12:13 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Finding A Way","tweet_link":"20_us-finding-a-way","entry_text":"

The U.S. team has seen a bit more of the ball after a spell.

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The U.S. team has seen a bit more of the ball after a spell.

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Howedes booked for taking down Fabian Johnson. Referee could have let U.S. play on as Jermaine jones appeared to have the ball and a lane up the right. The referee opted not to do that.

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Howedes booked for taking down Fabian Johnson. Referee could have let U.S. play on as Jermaine jones appeared to have the ball and a lane up the right. The referee opted not to do that.

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There is some relief for Tim Howard as the U.S. puts the ball up the left to Clint Dempsey.

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There is some relief for Tim Howard as the U.S. puts the ball up the left to Clint Dempsey.

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Another chance for Germany as the ball comes into a crowd in the penalty area. The crowd of German attackers can't find it and somehow the U.S. clears it away.

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Another chance for Germany as the ball comes into a crowd in the penalty area. The crowd of German attackers can't find it and somehow the U.S. clears it away.

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Boateng sends another cross into the center of the penalty area from the right. Omar Gonzalez whiffs on it but the U.S. escapes unscathed.

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Boateng sends another cross into the center of the penalty area from the right. Omar Gonzalez whiffs on it but the U.S. escapes unscathed.

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A crisp sequence of passes along the left wing sends a dangerous cross from left to right but Tim Howard corrals it. Germany dominating possession.

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A crisp sequence of passes along the left wing sends a dangerous cross from left to right but Tim Howard corrals it. Germany dominating possession.

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Ronaldo pegs the ball off the crossbar from a wide right position. Portugal and Ghana are still scoreless.

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Ronaldo pegs the ball off the crossbar from a wide right position. Portugal and Ghana are still scoreless.

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Germany still keeping the ball to themselves and Boateng puts a weak effort to U.S. goalkeeper Tom Howard from the right wing.

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Germany still keeping the ball to themselves and Boateng puts a weak effort to U.S. goalkeeper Tom Howard from the right wing.

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In the early minutes, Germany is pressuring the U.S. defense. Thomas Muller with an acrobatic attempt but can't connect.

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In the early minutes, Germany is pressuring the U.S. defense. Thomas Muller with an acrobatic attempt but can't connect.

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The game is underway and it's time to find life in the Group of Death.

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The game is underway and it's time to find life in the Group of Death.

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Omar Gonzalez is starting in defense in place of Geoff Cameron, whose mistake led to Portugal's opening goal. In the midfield, Brad Davis is starting in place Bedoya.

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Omar Gonzalez is starting in defense in place of Geoff Cameron, whose mistake led to Portugal's opening goal. In the midfield, Brad Davis is starting in place Bedoya.

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Several U.S. players and fans are signing along on the field. Dempsey is standing silent and stoic.

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Several U.S. players and fans are signing along on the field. Dempsey is standing silent and stoic.

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Both sides are walking out on to the field in Recife. Dempsey is leading out the U.S. team.

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Both sides are walking out on to the field in Recife. Dempsey is leading out the U.S. team.

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Here are the scenarios for the #USA to advance. pic.twitter.com/VbI8swX4Se

— SigFlanagan6 (@WTFBrownsSig) June 26, 2014

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Here are the scenarios for the #USA to advance. pic.twitter.com/VbI8swX4Se

— SigFlanagan6 (@WTFBrownsSig...Read More"},{"id":"5","created":"06/26/2014 11:33 AM EDT","title":"Germany XI","tweet_link":"5_germany-xi","entry_text":"

#GER XI: Neuer, Howedes, Hummels, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Podolski, Muller, Lahm, Mertesacker, Kroos, Boateng #USAvsGER

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 26, 2014

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#GER XI: Neuer, Howedes, Hummels, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Podolski, Muller, Lahm, Mertesacker, Kroos, Boateng Read More"},{"id":"4","created":"06/26/2014 11:32 AM EDT","title":"The U.S. XI","tweet_link":"4_the-us-xi","entry_text":"

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So Brad Davis makes his first appearance for Bedoya. Omar Gonzalez is in for Geoff Cameron (image via @ussoccer) pic.twitter.com/EGj...Read More"},{"id":"3","created":"06/26/2014 11:25 AM EDT","title":"Scenarios","tweet_link":"3_scenarios","entry_text":"

Click here to see every scenario for USA to advance to the Round of 16.

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Click here to see every scenario for USA to advance to the Round of 16.

"},{"id":"2","created":"06/26/2014 11:18 AM EDT","title":"Flooding","tweet_link":"2_flooding","entry_text":"

Torrential rain has caused heavy flooding in Recife, Brazil before the USA-Germany match.

“Main roads are turning into rivers and the downpour hasn’t let up for nearly 12 hours,\" CNN reported. \"Access to the stadium is getting tough — a trip that is normally easy on a sunny day.\"

Despite the flooding, FIFA confirmed that the match will be played today.

There is heavy flooding in Recife, where USA and Germany are scheduled to play at noon ET today. (via @JeremySchaap) pic.twitter.com/ud4LDbbEBS

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 26, 2014

Scary, yet also artistic. RT @luisaftoledo: @nflukhank @RapSheet @RickMaese here's another one pic.twitter.com/aVVglHv8XG

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 26, 2014

This has disaster written all over it. Here some #usmnt fans look for high ground. No idea how theyll get to stadium pic.twitter.com/Cbc8YEVss8

— Rick Maese (@RickMaese) June 26, 2014

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Torrential rain has caused heavy flooding in Recife, Brazil before the USA-Germany match.

“Main roads are turning into rivers and the downpour hasn’t let up for nearly 12 hours,\" Read More"},{"id":"1","created":"06/26/2014 9:04 AM EDT","title":"A Rough Ride","tweet_link":"1_a-rough-ride","entry_text":"

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Flooding in Recife. Teddy Goalsevelt guiding our car through the tough waters. Onwards to the stadium! #LetsDoThis Read More"}]

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