US confident it can stop Ronaldo on Sunday
SAO PAULO (AP) - Just after he was cut from the U.S. roster last month, right back Brad Evans posted this snarky tweet: "You got off easy this time @Cristiano."
The Americans are confident their defensive depth can stop the two-time world player of the year when they play Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal on Sunday night in a World Cup match in the Amazon rain forest capital of Manaus.
"He's a complete player," midfielder Michael Bradley said Friday. "When you look at the game today, there's such a premium on the physical aspect of the game - speed, strength, endurance - and he is a guy who ch...