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U.S. team defender DaMarcus Beasley, left, heads the ball above Portugal midfielder Nani on Sunday in a 2014 World Cup game at Arena Amazonia in Manaus Amazonas, Brazil. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. USA TODAY SPORTS.

World Cup: Portugal strikes late to tie with United States

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MANAUS, Brazil — Portuguese substitute Silvestre Varela grabbed a dramatic stoppage-time equalizer to secure a 2-2 draw with the United States in World Cup Group G on Sunday and keep his team’s hopes alive.

Just as it looked as though the Americans had secured a come-from-behind victory to qualify for the second round, Varela scored with a flying header from a Cristiano Ronaldo cross.

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