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

Michael Bradley excited by Cristiano Ronaldo challenge

Bradley excited by Ronaldo challenge
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USA midfielder Michael Bradley admits that his side are excited by the challenge of facing Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the Portugal team.

USA midfielder Michael Bradley has revealed that his side are excited by the challenge of taking on Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal at the World Cup.

Jurgen Klinsmann's side made a winning start to their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Ghana, and are hoping to continue with a positive result against Portugal.

Bradley said that his teammates are prepared for the clash and completely unfazed by their opponents, despite acknowledging the talent of Ronaldo.

"When you play against good teams, when you play against good players, it's important to prepare in the best possible way. I think we've done that," Bradley told reporters.

"We understand what a special player [Ronaldo] is. We understand how good of a team they have. But it's not something that fazes us. We're excited by the challenge. We're excited by the moment.

"We feel like we've put ourselves in a good position, but still everyone is mindful of the fact that it's just one game. Now, to follow up a good start to the tournament with another result. That's the only thing we're worried about."

A win over Portugal would secure USA's place in the second round.

USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann during the International Friendly match between Scotland and USA at Hampden Park on November 15, 2013
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