Jun 22, 2014 at 11pm UK at ​Arena Amazonia, Manaus
USAUSA
2-2
Portugal
Jones (64'), Dempsey (81')
Jones (75')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Nani (5'), Varela (90')

Matt Besler: 'We're still in control'

USA defender Matt Besler admits that his side are still in a good position despite seeing their qualification hopes dented by their draw with Portugal.

USA defender Matt Besler has admitted that his side are "disappointed" not to have qualified for the second round of the World Cup, but still feels that they are in a strong position.

Jurgen Klinsmann's side were seconds away from securing their place in the last 16 as they led 2-1 against Portugal thanks to strikes from Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey.

However, Silvestre Varela stuck in injury time to earn Paulo Bento's side a point.

Besler told ESPN: "We like to do things the tough way. It's the American way. Everyone can be proud of where we're at right now.

"As players, were laying everything out on the line. That's all you can ask for. We're disappointed not to have six points. We could taste it with minutes left, but we're still in control of our own destiny."

The USA face Germany in their last Group G game knowing a point will be enough for them to qualify for the second round in Brazil.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard throws out the ball while representing the USA on April 01, 2009.
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