Hatching a Tactical Plan for USA to Shackle Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo

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Hatching a Tactical Plan for USA to Shackle Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo
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The U.S. will face their toughest test yet in this World Cup campaign when they take on Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal Sunday night. The winner will likely be the second team to escape the group behind Germany, meaning this match is absolutely vital for Jurgen Klinsmann's side.

Latest reports from The Guardian suggest that Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to face the U.S., and manager Jurgen Klinsmann now has to find the best way to deal with the Portugal threat.

If America can mark Ronaldo out of the game, they will stand a much better chance at beating their Portuguese opponents. But just how can the Yanks do that?

In this article, we will take a look at four important factors for the U.S. to shackle Ronaldo and keep him from deciding how this match will play out. Let's begin.

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