ExtraTime Radio: Time for USMNT to move on from Portugal, as Germany awaits
Time To Move On ...
Be honest: you're still haunted by that Silvestre Varela goal. But there was a lot more to that draw between the USA and Portugal than the 95th minute equalizer. Jesse Marsch helps break down every aspect of the epic match — good and bad — like only a former US World Cup coach can.
But Germany is right around the corner. With just three days left until Thursday's decisive showdown, we have German soccer expert Cristian Nyari explain the strengths and weaknesses of Die Mannschaft and whether it's actually viable that the teams would settle for the draw that would see both advance.
And lastly, US neighbors Mexico and Costa Rica have moved on: How did they do it? What are their realistic chances in the knockouts? And is there a new CONCACAF hierarchy after the 2014 group stage?
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