“No, you've got to be realistic. I mean, I think we have the potential, obviously like in the past, to get out of the group stage -- it depends, obviously, who you have in your group -- and then
it's all down to 50-50 games. Then, you give the real battles in the knockout stage."
-- U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann
asked on the
halftime show of NBCSN's coverage of the LA Galaxy-Seattle MLS match whether the USA can win the World Cup. He went on to say playing -- and beating -- teams like Italy and Bosnia-Herzegovina in
friendlies showed the USA could compete.