Up and down went the emotional roller coaster yesterday.
American eyes were on Brazil last night as the US Men’s National Team squared off with a Portuguese squad featuring reigning FIFA Ballon d’Or winner, given to the top male soccer player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.
USA conceded an early goal, but fought their way back to tie the game on a beautiful goal by midfielder Jermaine Jones in the 64th-minute. Then in the 81st-minute, striker Clint Dempsey chested in what appeared to be the goal that confirmed a spot in the next round for the Americans.
The euphoria was short-lived as Portugal would score the latest goal in the history of group play.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.