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U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard acknowledges the fans after a 2-2 draw in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match against Portugal on June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Despite Heartbreaker, U.S. In Good Position To Advance At World Cup

Soccer can sometimes be the cruelest of sports. In the blink of an eye, everything changed for a U.S. team that had seemingly punched its ticket to the knockout stage.

06/23/2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22:  American fans react as Portugal scores a last-minute goal to tie the U.S. 2-2 while watching a video broadcast at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Portugal Ties U.S. On Late Varela Goal

Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross on the game’s last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie Sunday on an exhausting night in the rainforest capital.

06/22/2014

Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo Credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Ronaldo’s Health X-Factor As USA, Portugal Square Off

With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugalstill has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

06/22/2014

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo stretches with the help of a staff member during a training session at the team's base camp in Campinas during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 20, 2014. (Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)

Portugal’s Ronaldo Prepares For U.S. Wearing Knee Brace

Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his left knee Friday as his Portugal team held its final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the U.S.

06/20/2014

An injured Jozy Altidore of the United States lies on the field during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G match against Ghana at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

U.S. Star Altidore To Miss World Cup Match Against Portugal

U.S. team spokesman Michael Kammarman did not reveal the severity of the injury but said the Americans were hopeful Jozy Altidore can return at some point during the tournament.

06/19/2014

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal leaves the field with an ice pack bandaged on his left knee after a training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Portugal Teammate Says Ronaldo ‘100 Percent Fit’ For U.S. Matchup In World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during the day’s earlier training session, once again raising concerns about the world player of the year’s fitness.

06/19/2014

US's German coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks to players during a training session in Das Dunas Stadium, Natal, on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their match against Ghana in the 2014 FIFA football World Cup.

5 Things You Missed At The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Week 2

Lots of news coming out of Brazil as the 2014 World Cup got underway. Here are 5 things you missed for week 2.

06/16/2014

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, center, and Philipp Lahm of Germany battle for the ball during the World Cup Group G match at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Germany Blasts Portugal, Seizes Early Control Of ‘Group Of Death’

Thomas Mueller scored a hat trick as Germany turned on its style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday.

06/16/2014

Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal To Train For World Cup At Jets’ Facility

The New York Jets said Wednesday that Portugal will be based at the NFL team’s training center from June 3-9 and go through five workouts there.

03/27/2014

Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

USA Draws ‘Group Of Death’ At 2014 World Cup Draw

The United States will play Germany, Portugal and Ghana in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil.

12/06/2013

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (L) poses with his new jersey next to Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 2, 2013. (Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images)

Real Madrid Sign Midfielder Gareth Bale For World-Record $132 Million

Midfielder Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for a reported $132 million fee, making him the world’s most expensive transfer.

09/02/2013

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Ronaldo, Real Madrid Put On Show In Front Of Nearly 50,000 At Yankee Stadium

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of second-half goals, Kaka had three assists against his former and perhaps future team and Real Madrid routed AC Milan 5-1 on Wednesday night in an exhibition at Yankee Stadium.

08/08/2012

Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho  stands next to Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. (Photo by: Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty Images)

World-Class Soccer Coming To Yankee Stadium

World soccer giants Real Madrid, AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-German are all set to play at Yankee Stadium this summer.

WFAN–05/31/2012

This image provided by Sports Illustrated shows the cover of the magazine's 2011 Swimsuit Edition featuring Irina Shayk. The Russian-born, 25-year-old learned Monday at a taping of David Letterman's show that she won the coveted spot from a photo shoot months ago in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Sports Illustrated)

Letterman Reveals 2011 SI Swimsuit Issue Cover Model

Irina Shayk learned Monday at a taping of David Letterman’s show that she won the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. “I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it,” Shayk said.

WFAN–02/15/2011