|Ronaldo finally scored a World Cup goal, but his|
Portuguese team couldn't do enough to oust team USA.
The USA advanced even though they were beaten by Germany 1-0. Portugal beat Ghana in the other group game, but not by enough goals to take away the American's superior goal differential. The result means the USA will play Belgium in the next round (at the exact time we will be checking into the airport, so I'll probably miss the match.) The Germans won the group and will play Algeria who finished 2nd to Belgium in group H. Algeria sealed the final spot with a 1-1 draw against Russia. The Russians jumped out to an early lead, but the Algerians made the most of a corner kick in the second half to equalize and kept the Russians out the rest of the way. Belgium looked underwhelming in a 1-0 win over South Korea. The Americans should like their chances against the Belgians who are full of super stars, but haven't gelled as a team at all.