U.S. faces tough task in the “Group of Death”
A tough road lies ahead for the U.S. Men’s National Team at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
The U.S. drew into group D with Germany, Portugal and Ghana in what is being referred to as the “Group of Death.”
Germany and Portugal are currently ranked number two and three in the world, respectively, while Ghana has eliminated the United States from the last two World Cups, according to FIFA.
U.S. supporter Chance Lejeune (11) is concerned about the group draw, but is optimistic about the quality of the U.S. side.
“It is being called the ‘Group of Death,’ but I think that is only because the United States is in it,” Lejeune said.
Lejeune believes the U.S. team will make it out of the group, but is skeptical they can advance past the round of 16.
“I think we’ll make it to the round of 16, but after that with the way the brackets fall, it’s a tough task. We could be looking at teams like Brazil and Spain if we were to make it out of the group,” Lejeune said.
The U.S. team is coached by Jurgen Klinsmann, a former German national team player and coach.
The team will be headed by top scorer from the 2010 World Cup, Landon Donovan.
The U.S. will begin the group stage against Ghana June 16.