U.S. vs. Germany World Cup Live Blog

June 26, 2014

The U.S. faces Germany Thursday in a pivotal World Cup match that could decide whether the Americans advance. The U.S. team needs a win or a draw to control its own fate. A loss wouldn’t doom the team outright — but it could be knocked out, depending on the outcome of the match between Ghana and Portugal.

Today’s two games in Group G — dubbed by many as this tournament’s “Group of Death” — will be played concurrently, beginning at noon ET.

Update at 1:55 p.m. ET: The Game Is Over – U.S. Goes On To Knockout Stage

The U.S. advances to the round of 16 after loss to Germany, 1-0, and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana. This will be the U.S. men’s second consecutive trip to the knockout round. Their next game would likely come Tuesday.

We’ll be updating this post with news from the match, drawing on our reporters at the site in the Brazilian city of Recife and elsewhere. The game is also streaming live on the ESPN website (with cable registration) and at Univision (for free, in Spanish).

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