World Cup Weekend Open Thread (June 20-22)

Go Go USA! - Laurence Griffiths

We've been treated to a terrific World Cup so far, and the second weekend of the tournament gets underway today. The USA is back in action against Portugal on Sunday.

Greetings, football fans! No, not that football. The round ball football that we call soccer. The 2014 FIFA World Cup is well underway now, and we've been treated to the best tournament I can remember watching. With a few exceptions (looking at you, Japan/Greece and Nigeria/Iran), virtually every game has been compelling and there have been goals aplenty. The USA got a huge win over Ghana on Monday, and the Yanks are back in action against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal side on Sunday at 5pm. Let's chat.

Friday

The Teams

Italy FIFA Ranking - 9

Costa Rica| FIFA Ranking - 28

The Game

11 AM (Central) Kickoff | ESPN/ESPN3.com

Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Announcers - Derek Rae, Kasey Keller

The Teams

Switzerland| FIFA Ranking - 6

France| FIFA Ranking - 17

The Game

2 PM (Central) Kickoff | ESPN/ESPN3.com

Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil

Announcers - Daniel Mann, Efan Ekoku

The Teams

Honduras| FIFA Ranking - 33

Ecuador| FIFA Ranking - 28

The Game

5 PM (Central) Kickoff | ESPN/ESPN3.com

Arena de Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil

Announcers - Fernando Palomo, Alejandro Moreno

Saturday

The Teams

Argentina| FIFA Ranking - 5

Iran| FIFA Ranking - 43

The Game

11 AM (Central) Kickoff | ESPN/ESPN3

Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Announcers - Adrian Healey, Roberto Martinez

The Teams

Germany| FIFA Ranking - 2

Ghana| FIFA Ranking - 37

The Game

2 PM (Central) Kickoff | ESPN/ESPN3

Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, Brazil

Announcers - Jon Champion, Stewart Robson

The Teams

Nigeria| FIFA Ranking - 44

Bosnia & Herzegovina| FIFA Ranking - 21

The Game

5 PM (Central) Kickoff | ESPN/ESPN3.com

Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, Brazil

Announcers - Daniel Mann, Efan Ekoku

Sunday

The Teams

Belgium| FIFA Ranking - 11

Russia| FIFA Ranking - 19

The Game

11 AM (Central) Kickoff | ABC

Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Announcers - Derek Rae, Efan Ekoku

The Teams

South Korea| FIFA Ranking - 57

Algeria| FIFA Ranking - 22

The Game

2 PM (Central) Kickoff | ABC

Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Announcers - Daniel Mann, Kasey Keller

The Teams

United States of America| FIFA Ranking - 13

Portugal| FIFA Ranking - 4

The Game

5 PM (Central) Kickoff | ESPN/ESPN3.com

Arena Amazonia, Manaus, Brazil

Announcers - Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman

Helpful links

Complete US National Team World Cup Preview

USA/Portugal Preview

What's it like on the ground in Brazil?

SB Nation's World Cup Preview

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