June 23, 2014 at 8:19 AM ET
Nooooooo! That was the cry heard 'round the country Sunday night after the U.S. men's soccer team tied after Portugal scored a goal with seconds left in the game.
But never fear: U.S. dreams of a World Cup win are far from over. We'll play Germany on Thursday and though the team is a powerhouse, a win is still within reach.
Take it from Mia Hamm: "This team is gaining momentum with every game, and I think their best is ahead of them," the soccer legend said on TODAY Monday.
"We're not out,'' soccer superfan Natalie Morales said. "It's not over til it's over. We're Americans. We like to do things the hard way, and we're going to make it happen."
The Americans would have advanced if not for that game-tying goal. But the next round is still in sight, even though the U.S. is in the super-talented Group G, nicknamed the "Group of Death." Here's how:
The Portugal tie wasn't easy to take, said U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones after the game, but the team's getting ready for Thursday.
"A lot of guys were upset, but it's normal,'' said Jones, who scored to tie the game 1-1 on Sunday, on TODAY Monday. "When you have 30 seconds to go and you're close to being in the next round, it's not easy to take, but it's important now that we step on and try to push (to the next round)."
Jones was born in Germany, as his father was a soldier stationed there and his mother is German. The head coach of the U.S. men's team, Jurgen Klinsmann, was a star striker for Germany who helped win the World Cup in 1990.
"We know they are a good team,'' Jones said. "We have to have respect for this team, but we don't have to be scared."