Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Reasons for Hope Emerge in USA's Group of Death
Yahoo! Sports, June 9th, 2014 11:43AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany, ghana, men's national team, nigeria, portugal, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

We are exactly one week away from the USA’s World Cup opener against Ghana, and Yahoo! Sports Eric Adelson, for one, believes that the Yanks’ Group G prospects are starting to look up. Despite being drawn into the notorious "Group of Death," Adelson thinks that forces are starting to conspire in Jurgen Klinsman & Co.’s favor: for example, the USA on Saturday very capably dispatched Africa’s reigning champion Nigeria, 2-1, and coach Klinsmann thinks Ghana should prove to be a similar challenge.

Meanwhile, Portugal, the USA’s second opponent, has looked inept going forward in its first two World Cup tune-ups -- but of course both of these were played without 2013 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who continues to struggle with tendinosis in his left knee. If he proves to be a scratch or even less than 100 percent, Adelson says “listless-looking” Portugal seems “even a little more beatable (or at least tie-able).”

And then there’s presumed Group G winner Germany, which just lost its best player, Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus, to an ankle injury. Despite his injury, Adelson says the USA’s main hope going into its final match will be that the Germans have already qualified for the round of 16 ahead of their June 26 encounter.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
New York passes goal-anchoring law    
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill late that requires the state to come ...
Gervinho Tries to Smuggle Woman into Italy     
Apparently, AS Roma and Ivory Coast forward Gervinho tried and failed to smuggle a woman onto ...
Report: Wilshere Out Two-Three Months     
The Guardian on Monday reported that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who went off injured in the ...
Enrique: Messi to Play Different Positions for Barca    
Lionel Messi will be used both as the main striker as well as a wide forward ...
Valcke: FIFA's Reputation is Damaged    
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Tuesday acknowledged that it could take "years" to rebuild FIFA's ...
Ribery Rips FIFA's Ballon d'Or     
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery expects teammates Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer to miss out on ...
Pellegrini: Aguero 'One of the Best in the World'    
Manuel Pellegrini hailed hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero for rescuing Manchester City's UEFA Champions League hopes with ...
Mourinho Hails 'Complete' Chelsea     
Jose Mourinho hailed the 'complete' performance of his players as Chelsea sealed first-place in Group G ...
Report: Real Beats Barca to Promising Youngster    
Real Madrid has beaten Barcelona to the signing of promising youngster Marco Asensio, in what Spanish ...
Guardiola Hopes Messi Stays at Barca     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he hopes "with all my heart" that Lionel Messi ends ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives