First the team has to get out of the Group of Death with Ghana, Portugal and
Germany. Next is a match with the winner of Group H, which will most likely be
Belgium or Russia. Get past one of them—definitely possible if the U.S.
can manage to get out of a group with tougher opponents than either one of those
teams—and the side waiting is almost certainly going to be Argentina, home
of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and one of the best attacking forces on the
planet. The U.S. could get lucky and face France or maybe even Switzerland in
that match, but somehow getting through any of those teams would most likely put
the United States in the semifinals against Spain, Netherlands, Uruguay or
Italy. Winning that match will put the Americans into the World Cup Final,
where they would likely face either host nation Brazil or get a rematch with
Germany. That's a very tough road to win the World Cup.
Where's the best place in the Salt Lake area to watch the game?
Relax Brad! And everyone else who's up in arms over Klinsmann's
comments. For a German, he's got a lot of flair, which is one reason life
in the U.S. appealed to him in the first place. But he still speaks with the
blunt candor of a German, which is tough for the American win-or-go-home
mentality to swallow. I find it refreshing, especially in contrast to Chris
Bosh's unreserved comments prior to their latest Finals drubbing yesterday.
Klinsmann will have his team ready to play their hearts out, which is something
to get excited for! But a little dose of reality from a reliable source never
Good call, someone had to say it. It will be a miracle if they win against
Like the Utes, the USMNT competes against the best as they try to improve...And
no Brad, I'm not going to bed, I will watch and support. Go Utes. Go USA.
The USMNT will beat Portugal and advance. They will surprise us, just watch.
Yeah the US is in a tough group, its very unlikely they will leave the group
Brad, you're way off on this. He didn't say they couldn't beat
Ghana, or Germany, or Portugal. He said they couldn't win the World Cup.
There's a very, very big difference between those statements. They could
sweep the group stage and still not have a realistic chance of winning it all.
U.S. is in the group of death. They have to beat Ghana and hope from there.
Chances are they won't get points off Portugal and Germany. Klinsmann is
just being honest and realistic. Getting out of the group will be a major, and
nearly impossible, accomplishment. I just hope USA Soccer know that too and
keep Klinsmann on even if they crash out with zero points.
Perhaps Jurgen Klinsmann has a bit of Lou Holtz in his coaching style. Lou Holtz
would always talk up the other team no matter their honest capability and made
it an us against them mentality. Then, Columbo like, he would say "Just one
more thing" if we can do this ..., then we might have a chance.I don't know where this thing is headed but I think I will wait until the
games are played to make my decision on Klinsmann's ability with the US
team. In the meantime, after seeing just a few games, I think that
USMNT may be better served by preparing to hire Hollywoods best drama coach. I
have never seen such "miraculous" (and fast) recoveries after such
"brutal" hits in the goal box.