With one of the best goals of the 2014 World Cup, Jermaine Jones has pulled the United States even, scoring from beyond the penalty area after a 64th minute corner kick to pull the United States even with Portugal, 1-1.
The Seleccao had gone up early in the first half after mistake by U.S. defender Geoff Cameron gifted Nani the opener, but early in the second half, the CONCACAF champions began threatening for an equalizer, most notably when Ricardo Costa was forced to save a close-range shot from Michael Bradley off the line early in the period.
Just after the hour mark, Jones made good where his teammate could not. Collecting the ball outside the penalty area after a Graham Zusi corner, the Germany-born midfielder moved onto this right foot before launching a 21-yard shot toward the right side of Beto’s goal. When the ball bent the side netting, the 32-year-old had his second international goal, one that threatens to move the U.S. to the top of Group G.
If this score holds, the U.S. will move even with Germany with four points ahead of the teams’ Thursday group finale in Recife. Portugal, tied with Ghana for third in the group, will face the Black Stars in Brasília, with both teams needing a victory to advance to the knockout round.
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Rapids add longtime Bundesliga winger Aigner from 1860 Munich (highlights)
Aigner has the resume to succeed and perhaps star in MLS, especially if he wasn’t slowed too much by a knee injury last season (He returned and produced at the 2.Bundesliga level).
Here’s what Rapids interim general manager Padraig Smith said:
“We’re excited to add a player of Stefan’s caliber to our roster for the next three-and-a-half years,” said Smith. “As an organization we are committed to fielding a forward-thinking side and bringing in Stefan – a technical and versatile player who can excel in multiple attacking roles – will help us achieve that vision.”
American backstop Ethan Horvath was under siege at home, but his Club Brugge side overcame throwing away a 2-0 deficit to claim a 3-3 draw with İstanbul Başakşehir. The three road goals will give the Turkish visitors every reason to feel good about the Aug. 2 second leg.
Celtic 0-0 Rosenborg
Brendan Rodgers‘ Scottish champions outshot the visitors 12-8, but couldn’t find a way into the goal. Now the Bhoys will have to score in Norway to advance to the next round.
Nice 1-1 Ajax
Mario Balotelli‘s 32nd minute staked Nice to a halftime lead, but the UEFA Europa League finalists snared an away goal through Donny van de Beek to send Ajax back to Holland with a slim advantage.
The Turkish Football Federation statement said Terim, 63, and the federation agreed that “it would be healthier for both sides to part ways,” saying non-football related issues were harming both Terim and the federation.
It also thanked Terim, who has headed the national team since 2013, for his services.
Terim previously managed Galatasaray, Milan and Fiorentina. There was no word on who would replace him.
BVB mid Merino reportedly undergoing Newcastle medical