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FN Pick: Team USA Advances in the World Cup

The Americans, who wore a colorful collection of Nike and Adidas cleats, remain in the tournament, thanks to a victory by Portugal.

The world was watching — even Americans. Productivity halted at most places of work last Thursday as people gathered around TVs to see if Team USA could advance out of the so-called “Group of Death” bracket at the World Cup in Brazil. The Americans, who wore a colorful collection of Nike and Adidas cleats on field (below), lost by 1-0 to the elite German team but remain in the tournament, thanks to a victory by Portugal.