Guide to Rooting for the U.S.

Confused about all the tie-breakers and scenarios for the US to advance?  Here is a chart that shows every possibility based on the potential outcomes of the USA/Germany and Ghana/Portugal matches so you know how to root tomorrow.

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The US advance in a win or draw scenario with Germany, which is easy to understand.  The confusion occurs if the US ends up losing and the Ghana/Portugal match does not end in a draw.  It could even come down to a “drawing of lots” between the US and Portugal should the scores align perfectly as depicted by the yellow balls.  If you are pulling for the US to advance along with us here at the93rdminute, root for a Portugal win or draw.  A Portugal win gives the US the best shot at advancing given the event of a US loss to Germany.

 

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