Nani scored in the fifth minute off a horribly miscued backpass, and substitute Varela scored a header at the death to earn Portugal a point against the USA.
Portugal XI: Beto, Bruno Alves, Veloso, Ronaldo, Moutinho, Costa, Meireles, Nani, A. Almeida, Pereira, Postiga
Conceding a penalty, having a man sent off, and Ronaldo serving as a peripheral figure is not the gameplan Portugal had in mind, and it resulted in a 4-0 thrashing by the Germans.
Portugal XI: Patricio; Coentrao, Pereira, Pepe, Alves; Moutinho, Meireles, Veloso; Nani, Ronaldo, Almeida
Nani will miss "a few weeks" with a hamstring injury, according to manager, David Moyes.
Nani hasn't had a strong season heading into the 2014 World Cup but Portugal beat out Sweden on the strength of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick to book their place in Brazil.
Nani, the subject of much transfer speculation all summer, has, according to Juventus Director General Giuseppe Marotta, signed a new deal at Manchester United.
Wealthy Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala have been linked with a move for want-away Manchester United midfielder Nani.
Galatasaray's pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Nani has been halted over United's refusal to accept the Turkish club's offer of £6.5million.
Galatasaray - collectors of expensive former Premier League stars - have apparently decided that enough is enough and decided to end their pursuit of Nani over United's request of more than the £6.5million offered.
The latest suitor for Manchester United midfielder Nani is Turkish champions Galatasaray who will rival Arsenal and Juventus for his signature.