Goodness, heartbreak nearly arrived for the United States on Tuesday, but instead, relief is being felt across the globe. The U.S. Women's National Team took on Portugal in the final game of the group stages, needing at least a draw to move on.
Two two sides were unable to find the back of the net through 90 minutes, but Portugal kept pushing, hoping to keep their World Cup dreams alive. In stoppage time, a brilliant shot almost went in, but the post saved the USA. Thankfully, the red, white and blue got the 0-0 draw they needed, and they're moving on:
The USA and Portugal drew in an unforgettable World Cup match
That beautiful post! This had drama written all over it. Had that shot gone in for Portugal, they would have leaped the USA in the Group E standings and moved on to the knockout stages.
With that, the USA would have finished third in the group - resulting them in being eliminated from the tournament and seeing their dreams of a three-peat fall short in stunning fashion.
Thankfully, that wasn't the case and the players were able to celebrate that fact that they can still push for a title. With that said, the USA were strong favorites to take down Portugal, so the fact that they needed some luck to get the point is rather disappointing.
Fans are worried about this squad right now, but the fact of the matter is that sometimes you need a little luck on your side. On the men's side, no one thought Argentina would win the World Cup after they lost to Saudi Arabia.
However, Lionel Messi and Co. were able to bounce back and capture the glory for the South American team. Now, U.S. supporters are hoping that the game against Portugal can be a bit of a wake-up call.
Let's see how this team does once the Round of 16 arrives later this week. The U.S. is waiting to find out who its next opponent will be, but we do know that they'll play on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET.