Americans on the break and Dempsey goes down in a heap just outside the penalty box...but no call
A 1-1 draw in the Ghana-Portugal game is fine for the U.S. However, a Ghana win is far more problematic...
Ghana scores. All tied up with Portugal, 1-1
The wall finally breaks. Terrific initial save by Howard, but Germany slams home the rebound. 1-0
Tense moments for the U.S. Germany with chances, but can not connect on a couple headers
Klose on for Podolski for Germany. He had the final, equalizing goal in Germany's 2-2 draw with Ghana
And away we go again. 45 minutes to decide the day
Teams are back on the field for the second half
Brutal first-half own goal for Ghana. Not a good clearance, but hard to believe that ball went in the net
Whistle blown, halfway home knotted up at 0-0
of first half stoppage time added
Howard with another save. He's been steady so far, as usual
Portugal has scored against Ghana. Potentially big news for the U.S.
If this game seems a little sloppy, it's good to remember that it's been pouring rain all day in Recife
Zusi rips a shot just over the crossbar from a step outside the box
20 minutes in. How are your nerves? Join the discussion by tweeting with the hashtag #WTOPspin
Meanwhile...Ghana and Portugal are also scoreless in the 18th minute
First sustained attack for the U.S., but they give it away without getting a shot off
First real test for Howard, and he smothers it in the 8th minute.