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World Cup 2014: USA v Germany

It's raining cats and dogs in Recife, but the USMNT looks poised to advance.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

You can't really beat this story line can you?  Old Coach goes against old team, does he go for the jugular or does he hang up.  The beauty of the match is that neither team really needs to anything, a draw is A-OK for both, but being that neither is Italian you have to imagine this one plays out a bit.  USA is +1 GD so it would take a throttling from Germany and Portugal to throttle Ghana.  While it is never truly academic I have high hopes for the US today.

In fact it needs to be said I am impressed with the US.  Heartbreak ensued against Portugal but this team is doing what is needed to move forward in a tournament.  You play to a match not to an ideology and Prandelli could have learned something from Klinsmann.  While Italy goes home the US can move forward, and let's all get behind them today for the sake of "soccer" in this Country!