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The Americans were unable to secure a berth. So close, yet so far away. Only seconds from registering a win over PORTUGAL and clinching a spot in the round of 16 in the Wourld Cup, the UNITED STATES surrendered a goal in the final seconds and was forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with PORTUGL on Sunday. Silvestre Varela headed across from Cristiano Ronaldo pass Tim Howard 5 minutes into stoppage to give the Portuguese a lifeline in the World Cup while leaving the Americans stunned at a hot and humid Arena Amazonian. The U.S. Can advance on Thrusday 3 different ways. 1. Win are draw vs GERMANY. 2. Lose but PORTUGAL vs GHANA is a draw. 3. Lose but win a tiebreaker vs PORTUGAL-GHANA winner.