Borussia Dortmund
2:00 AM UTC May 23, 2018
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North Carolina FC
Ocean City Nor'easters
11:00 PM UTC
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U.S.-Portugal: Reaction to the 2-2 draw

The United States was just seconds away from a win against Portugal and a spot in the round of 16, but Portugal's game-tying goal on the last play of the match resulted in a 2-2 draw. Here's how the Internet reacted during a roller coaster of a game:

Prematch fever: Fans gear up for #USMNT

First half: A bad start for United States

Nani and Portugal took advantage of an American misplay:

Despite the early setback, the Americans kept pressing:

There was a lot of commentary about Ronaldo, and hair, and Ronaldo:

And we got the first official water break of the World Cup. Cue the orange slice jokes ...

Late in the first half, Tim Howard made a few strong saves in goal:

Second half: This is where it gets interesting

Michael Bradley had a chance to even the score, but his shot was stopped by Ricardo Costa with a huge goal-line clearance with the goalkeeper out of position:

Jermaine Jones delivered a beauty of a shot to put the U.S. on the board, 1-1:

And then, Clint Dempsey ... 2-1 United States:

But ... after Ronaldo was fairly quiet for most of the match, he set up Varela with an amazing cross in injury time to solidify a 2-2 final:

Postmatch reaction

Many were stunned by the result:


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