06/22/2014 05:10 pm ET Updated Jun 23, 2014

U.S. Vs Portugal LIVE Score Updates On World Cup Group Stage Clash

Both the United States and Portugal will be fielding a full lineup of 11 players when they take the field in a crucial group-stage match at the 2014 World Cup. But that won't stop the Group G clash from feeling like a game of 11 on CR7. With a chance to a secure a spot in the Round of 16 in Brazil, the U.S. men's national team will have to try to contain Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo at Arena Amazonia in Manaus on Sunday.

"We have a lot of respect for Cristiano. He's a great player. But I think you have to respect for the whole team of Portugal," U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones said on Friday. "When we stick together like a team and fight like we did it against Ghana, then I think we have chances to win this game."

Coming off a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana in its opening game in Brazil, the United States has a chance to seal a spot a in the knockout stage with a win over Portugal. Having been thumped by Germany, 4-0, in its opener, Portugal arrived in Manaus in dire need of a positive result. A loss to the U.S. would eliminate Portugal from contention before it even played its final game in the "Group of Death."

Injuries and a suspension will force both teams to field a different starting 11 than in their openers. The United States will be without striker Jozy Altidore, who suffered a hamstring injury against Ghana. Portugal will be without Pepe, who was sent off against Germany, as well as injured defender Fabio Coentrao and injured forward Hugo Almeida. Ronaldo, the reigning Ballon d'or winner, has been dealing with lingering leg injuries but is in the starting lineup.


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WATCH: Portugal Scores Stoppage Time Equalizer

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In a stunning conclusion, Portugal and the U.S. tie 2-2 thanks to stoppage time goal from Silvestre Varela.

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With time running out, Portugal scores! Ronaldo sets it up with brilliant cross.

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Make That 5 Minutes

It is going to feel like 50 for U.S. fans.

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Four Minutes Of Added Time

Portugal is pushing everything toward the U.S. goal looking for an equalizer. Jurgen Klinsmann sends in Omar Gonzalez as another defender to try to hold 2-1 lead.

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GIF: Klinsmann's Reaction To Dempsey's Goal

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Portugal Corner

Howard punches clear on a high cross. Nani to take corner. It's headed out of danger by U.S.

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Portugal Free Kick

Ronaldo stands over it. Surprisingly, he doesn't shoot. He plays it short and Portugal attempts an attack on goal. It culminates with an offside call as Portugal pushed numbers toward Howard's goal.

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Twitter Reactions To Dempsey's Goal

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VIDEO: Dempsey Gives USA The Lead!