The USA will advance if …

In just about two hours we will find out if the US will advance to the Round of 16 in the World Cup. Standing in America’s way is Germany. Of course if the good ol’ red, white and blue beat Germany they will advance. According to CNN.com there are at least seven other ways the US can move on (Note: I know very little to nothing about soccer. So, I can not verify the accuracy of these scenarios. Soccer is played with a ball, right?).

  1. USA beats Germany
  2. USA ties Germany
  3. USA loses and Portugal ties Ghana
  4. USA loses by one and Portugal wins by three or less
  5. USA loses by two and Portugal wins by one or two
  6. USA loses by three and Portugal wins by one
  7. USA loses four to nothing and Portugal wins one to nothing
  8. There are additional tie-breakers based on total goals and draws

What happens between Portugal and Ghana obviously has huge implications for team USA. That match starts at 11 a.m. EST/ 10 a.m. CST. The US-Germany match starts an hour later. If you’re working from home or remotely then you probably won’t have a problem tuning in. Of course, being at works makes things a little more challenging. Click here for some suggestions on how to tune if you find yourself tethered to a desk.

About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. Follow on G+.

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