Huge day for World Cup action here in the States as we finally get to see our first Landon Donovan-free national team take field in fourteen years when the United States plays archenemy Ghana, the team who has knocked the US out of the World Cup the past two go rounds. You know, a country so small it needs to reserve electricity to make sure there is enough for their population to actually watch the game on television.
Despite the history between the two teams, the US looks pretty fit as it won all three of its friendlies leading up to the World Cup while Ghana dropped matches against the Netherlands and Montenegro, besting only South Korea. Either you believe US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has given up on this World Cup and has set his sights on building for 2018, or you believe he’s a mad man playing some sort of German psychological warfare against his own team (and team fans) setting expectations low this summer. Either way, there is enough to like in US superstars Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Jozy Altidore to have faith in 2014.
But before we get to US, the rest of the Group of Death faces off as two of the world’s best teams, Germany and Portugal fight to take the first points in Group G, followed a quick breather before Iran-Nigeria finish off the first round of Group F matches.
Watching the game from work? You are hardly alone.
USA! USA! USA! USA!