Monday World Cup Watch: Today’s Games and video from U.S.-Portugal American Outlaws Viewing Party in Long Beach

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Reporter Phil Collin was at the U.S.-Portugal viewing party at Shannon’s on Pine Sunday in Long Beach to take in the crucial game and its agonizing conclusion.

I’ll have more in Tuesday’s weekly column including a look ahead to Thursday’s U.S.-Germany game.

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News from the Dutch camp ahead of the Chile game is here, while the Aussies smell Spanish blood in the water.

Finally, here’s more on the later Mexico-Croatia game.

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World Cup Watch: Veteran ref warns England on Stumbling Suarez (and lineups)

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World Cup Thursday: Uruguay-England at Noon on ESPN and Univision (and two other games)

Here are the line-ups for the early game:

 

But this is the main event for England fans like me who are playing hookey from work:

 

*Game preview
*Tactical analysis

Watch:

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Watch: Hawthorne’s Gyasi Zardes plunders a brace to ease LA Galaxy past Arizona in U.S. Open Cup

The only thing better than watching your hometown team advance in the cup? Watching a hometown kid smash home a couple of goals in a come-from-behind win. Roy of the Rovers stuff.

Zardes wants to keep the momentum going:

“It’s wonderful to play during the break just so we don’t lose form and we keep getting games under our belt. I feel like the more I play, the better I get and the more consistent I get so just not taking off time is wonderful.”

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Up Next for the Galaxy: At Carolina RailHawks 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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When the LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan isn’t an ESPN talking head, watch what he’s doing instead of being drafted in to the injury-hit USMNT World Cup squad

So why hasn’t Jurgen Klinsmann called in an experienced campaigner like Landon Donovan with an injured Jozy Altidore likely done for the World Cup and Clint Dempsey nursing a broken nose?

Politics aside, I’m not exactly sure, but it could prove a  ghastly mistake.

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Watch: How today’s U.S. World Cup win over Ghana played out on Twitter (and In Hermosa Beach)

About 5 million Tweets were sent during the game saw the U.S. gain a measure of revenge against Ghana and markedly improved the U.S. chances of advancing ot the next round given Portugal’s heavy defeat to the Germans earlier today.

And here’s how it played out in Hermosa Beach, which is where I watched the game along with a crowd of well over a thousand:

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(Photo by Staff Photographer Scott Varley)

Check out more photos from #worldcupbeachparty social media here.

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