RECIFE, Brazil — Germany upended the United States 1-0 in their Group G match Thursday.
There were many empty seats in the Arena Pernambuco when the match kicked off but fans streamed in during the first half, apparently delayed by traffic jams as torrential rain flooded parts of this northeastern Brazilian city.
Germany was quicker off the mark and Tim Howard intercepted a low cross from Lukas Podolski before Michael Bradley made a good clearance and Omar Gonzales defended well to deny Thomas Mueller a shot from close range. Howard's 103th cap was a record for a U.S. goalkeeper and he did well to stop Mesut Ozil's shot in the 35th minute.
The game is still tied as the two teams approach the 24-minute mark. If you're looking for a live stream and speak Spanish or don't mind the lack of English commentary, the game is live at http://deportesenvivo.univision.com/game/alemania-at-usa-on-20140626
Thomas Muller connects on the first goal of the game in the 55th minute to give Germany a 1-0 lead.