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U.S. left in World Cup limbo as late goal gives Portugal stunning tie
U.S. left in World Cup limbo as late goal gives Portugal stunning tie

As World Cup journeys go, the U.S. has gone from being in the driver's seat to having to ask for help in getting where they'd like to be. That's how big Portugal's goal in the closing seconds of stoppage time looms for the U.S., which had to settle for a 2-2 tie Sunday in Brazil's steamy rain forest. With a win, the U.S. would have jumped into first place in its four-team group and guaranteed itself passage to the second round. But Cristiano Ronaldo's picture-perfect cross, which led to a diving header by Varela with 30 seconds to play, cost the U.S. two points in the standings and, at least for the moment, a spot in the knockout stage. So now the...

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