He's not great so far, but definitely better than he was vs. Portugal, Ghana etc.
35 minutes in and Portugal look far the stronger, though it will take some doing to score the goals needed to qualify.
Chance for Gyan! They cannot keep the Ghana forward quiet as he rises unchallenged to meet a header, but it glances away from danger.
Gonzalez looks like he's doing a really good job communicating with the rest of the back line. He's constantly looking around to see where everyone is at all times.
Jones is definitely getting upfield more readily. Bradley and Beckerman give him more confidence to break and help Clint Dempsey.
USA 0 shots on goal so far, had 17 SOG in first two matches combined
Yellow Card, USA: Omar Gonzalez is finally punished. After a string of lunges and artful tackles, he clips Bastian Schweinsteiger in the defensive third as Germany mount another attack. There can be no argument.
He should be, Mark. Not impressed at all.
Lemons, as Dale said earlier - there needs to be a five-goal swing between #USA and #POR. So Portugal need to win by say three and USA lose by two.
sam they're half-brothers.
Sharp attack by Germany down the left. Podolski holds his run behind Fabian Johnson and is picked out with the through-ball. Low cross for Muller is smothered by Tim Howard, who is so much better these days at anticipating danger and when to leave his line.
To be fair, Venomous, not many players are able to simply win back what they lose.
Christian Atsu cuts in well from the left flank and looks to bend an effort into the far corner, but it flies a couple of yards wide.
Damian, never safely say anything - especially at this World Cup!
Corner for the U.S. gives them a chance to harass from a set piece. Zusi's delivery is woeful, though, missing Bradley at the back post. Goal kick, Germany.
Bristolian, if that were the case, the team in white would be losing already.