Jun 22, 2014; Manaus, Amazonas, BRAZIL; USA midfielder Michael Bradley (4) battles against Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho (8) in the first half during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Amazonia. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Bradley robbed by Ricardo Costa at goal line (GIF)


The United States men’s national team had never won a World Cup game after giving up the first goal of a match. That is exactly the situation the team found themselves in to start the second half against Portugal in their Group G clash.

After giving up a goal in the 17th minute thanks to a horrific clearance from their defense, the United States needed a hot start to the second half.

They got just that but the opportunity did not go as planned.

Michael Bradley had the entire net for his shot after a misplay from Portugal, but the Portuguese defense came up with a huge save thanks to Ricardo Costa at the goal line.

To put it simply. Bradley was absolutely robbed by Costa.

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Here is the proof:

The good news for the United States fired off a brilliant shot a few minutes later to even up the score at one goal a piece.

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