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Chris Mottram | June 12, 2014

World Cup 2014

Previewing the US Men's National Team

USMNT previews
Get yourself prepared for the US in Brazil

Jurgen Klinsmann blending tenacity into his possession style

Fearing a USMNT that tries and fails to pass teams off the park and forgetting what's made them a dangerous underdog in the past? Fear no more.

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Thanking Tim Howard for 100 wonderful caps

During his USMNT career, there's been no match too small for Tim Howard to show up and give his all.

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Jurgen Klinsmann is actually making the USMNT more American

Some may not appreciate Jurgen Klinsmann's pursuit of dual-nationals, but it gives the roster a quintessentially American vibe.

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The US' path through Group G isn't straightforward

Beat Ghana, draw one of Germany or Portugal. Right? Well, maybe there's a different path.

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America's greatest foe is once again its own fullbacks

The U.S. national team's biggest problem is a familiar one.

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Why Donovan's legacy couldn't carry him to Brazil

The greatest American soccer player ever isn't going to the World Cup, and it's because he didn't earn his place.

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Fans come for the America; will they stay for soccer?

The World Cup is for soccer fans, but for the U.S., it's also about turning people into soccer fans.

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Jurgen Klinsmann got the USMNT squad right

There was more to the U.S. squad than just Landon Donovan's exclusion. It's one of many controversial moves the manager made that ultimately make a lot of sense.

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Reasons for optimism despite US' tough draw

Feeling down about the US Men's National Team's draw for the 2014 World Cup? Spencer Hall finds reason for optimism and reminds you to ante up.

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