2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL™ is at the half way mark. We've been watching intensely since US beat Ghana on Monday, June 16 and have literally become fixated based on what we saw during the US vs Portugal draw (2-2) on Sunday, June 22nd. The sport's superstars like Portugal's Cristiano Rinaldo (pictured above) have kept us on the edge of our seats with his quick ball handling and his natural good looks.
Monday's match between the Netherlands and Chile ended in the Netherlands defeating the South American team by 2-0 to win Group B--though both teams have advanced to the second round.
Also on Monday, Spain beat Australia but with no chance to advance any further said goodbye to Brazil with a 3-0 defeat over the team from down under.
The next big game for the US? A match against Germany on Thursday, June 26th. Click here for the full schedule.
*photo #1 courtesy of Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images for Sony; photo #2 courtesy of Dean Mouhtaropoulos/ Getty Images for Sony