In Lake George with Lee, watching the Americans vs. Portugal in World Cup action on Sunday evening from Manaus, Brazil, which apparently is a four-hour flight from anywhere. The score, with a little less than twenty minutes left in the match is 1-1. Portugal’s striker Nani, scored in the fifth minute; the States tied the score on a magnificent strike by Jermaine Jones, who scored his first international goal about mid-way through the second half.
Ronaldo, although he’s been playing better for Portugal than he did against Germany in his team’s first game last week, is still not himself, having missed two excellent chances to score, one immediately prior to a Jones’ equalizer.
Dempsey has just scored unbelievably giving the U.S. a 2-1 lead with less than 8 minutes to go in this game. Apparently it’s been 84 years since the USA qualified for the group of sixteen after only two games. Yes, that happened in 1930!
United States’ Clint Dempsey, right, scores his side’s second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Get this. Why is Ronaldo the world footballer of the year, presently? Well, just look at what happened in the 95th minute. Ronaldo’s beautiful cross, after 95 minutes of pedestrian football, was headed in, giving the Portuguese a much-needed point, keeping them alive in this so-called group of death which also includes Ghana and Germany. Ronaldo’s only real foray ended up in the net.
Portugal’s Silvestre Varela heads the ball past United States’ goalkeeper Tim Howard to score his side’s second goal and tie the game 2-2 during the Group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
That’s it for today.