December 6, 2013
USA vs. Germany, Ghana, Portugal in World Cup
The United States finds itself drawn in Group G at the World Cup, as in Golly, can it get any more difficult?
The Americans are in one of the most difficult groups in the 32-nation competition, along with top-seeded Germany, which has won three World Cups, long-time nemesis Ghana, which has eliminated the U.S. at the last two World Cups and Portugal, which boats arguably the best soccer player in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo.
The U.S. will kick off the tournament against Ghana in Natal, Brazil on June 16 at 6 p.m.
The Americans will take on Portugal in Manaus at 3 p.m. on June 22.
And they will finish off the opening round against the Germans in Recife at noon on June 26.
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann starred for and coached Germany, winning the World Cup as a player in 1990 and reaching the semifinals as a coach in 2006.
The USA will travel an estimated 9,000 miles for its three opening round encounters.