Forward Clint Dempsey is considering wearing a protective mask to guard his broken nose when the U.S. men's soccer team plays again on Sunday.

Dempsey was hurt in Monday's 2-1 win over Ghana in the World Cup. Forward Jozy Altidore also left that match with a hamstring injury and his status for Sunday's game against Portugal is uncertain.

Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann says he's still hopeful Altidore will return during this tournament.