Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard kept his squad in the game with a miraculous save at the end of the first half during Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Portugal.
Nani gave Portugal a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the game, and the Portuguese looked primed to double their lead before halftime. Fortunately, Howard made the save of the game to ensure that didn’t happen.
Howard looked somewhat unprepared for a shot from Nani that flew past him, but his reflexes were fine after the shot bounced off the post and directly to Eder, who wasted no time putting the shot back on net. The USMNT goalie hustled to his feet and scrambled to make a heroic, diving save with his fingertips.
Goals by Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey put the U.S. ahead by a goal heading into stoppage time, but Silvestre Varela netted the equalizer for Portugal in the 95th minute. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.
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