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Chris Wondolowski
U.S. has it all on the line against Portugal
U.S. has it all on the line against Portugal

Yesterday in one sentence: Germany and Ghana played to a thrilling 2-2 draw, leading me and many others to wonder whether this means the U.S., which played poorly and still beat Ghana 2-1, is better than I thought, or whether Portugal, who was smoked 4-0 by Germany, is just really bad. What’s on tap: Belgium vs. Russia, 12 p.m., ABC; South Korea vs. Algeria, 3 p.m., ABC; United States vs. Portugal, 6 p.m, ESPN. What you’ll see: You may understand why I’m particularly concerned with results that directly affect the U.S., which controls its own destiny in the Group of Death. A win over Portugal puts the United States in the knockout round regardless of its result Thursday...