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At World Cup, US men's soccer group shows heaps of life

So perhaps they're not dead men strolling when its all said and done, the star-radiant zombies bound to stumble through the Group of Death until they're pulled under. The US soccer group may not win the World Cup yet they may well be among the living after gathering play is carried out and that is more than most soccer eyewitnesses anticipated for them when they were drawn with Ghana, Portugal, and Germany last December.




It wasn't so much that the Yanks got a valuable 3 focuses in their opener against the Africans on Monday night in Natal, Brazil. It was the way they did it — thumping the Black Stars over on their heels in the first moment, surrendering the equalizer in the 82d, then overseeing the knockout blow four minutes after the fact from an opposing substitute (John Brooks) that no one however his mentor and selector Jurgen Klinsmann knew much about.

Just once in the advanced period (since its come back to the stage in 1990) had the US won its first Cup excursion (3-2 over Portugal in 2002) and it was never more vital than it was this time given who's on the move card.

On the off chance that the Americans had lost they in all likelihood would have been three-and-out since they've never exceptional in the wake of dropping their opener. Also a draw, while satisfactory, wouldn't have done much to development their reason.

Anyway a triumph from a squad that has just a handful of Cup veterans was a spectacular begin, particularly against an opponent that had put the Yanks out of the last two competitions. Ghana, with its speed and size, was a troublesome matchup. So when Clint Dempsey moved and deked his direction goalward and lashed the ball off the far post after only 29 seconds, it was a sensational proclamation that this American breed tries for the jaw.

With the exception of the Portuguese match in Korea, when John O'brien popped in a fat bounce back following four minutes, the US had made an appalling propensity of surrendering objectives in the initial five minutes and needing to pursue the diversion and the competition everlastingly after. So when Dempsey scored the quickest Cup objective in group history (and the fifth-speediest in competition records), it was a sign that his mates proposed to stay around for some time.

The Americans had gotten a present from Klinsmann's old group before they even took the field when the Germans knocked the Portuguese into one week from now Monday evening in Salvador. Not just did the Mannschaft hang four objectives on Cristiano Ronaldo & Co., they may have put two of Portugal's key men — striker Hugo Almeida and guard Fabio Coentrao — down and out for Sunday's match with the US and also safeguard Pepe, who'll miss the match after his senseless red card.

That is the reason beating Ghana put the Yanks in a gorgeous position. In the event that they can release the Portuguese in the Amazon wilderness — and the chances of that are distinctly superior to what they were on Monday morning — they'll likely be ensured headway to the second adjust.

Not that there aren't concerns. Jozy Altidore's hamstring harm decreases the US ambush which depends on him, Dempsey, and midfielder Michael Bradley to get things going. (Think the unchosen Landon Donovan may have been a profitable choice?) If Altidore, who'd at long last discovered his scoring touch in the tuneup against Nigeria, is sidelined Klinsmann will need to evaluate an alternate triangle to keep the weight off his back four which, with the exception of changed midfielder Damarcus Beasley, are Cup new kids on the block.

With the exception of Andre Ayew's objective, which fell off a dazzling backheel from Asamoah Gyan, the US protectors (quite Attleboro local Geoff Cameron) took care of themselves respectably against a Ghana group that had a critical edge in shots and corners and goalkeeper Tim Howard was ordinarily strong.

What's more when it came to winning time the Americans accomplished it in excellent Teutonic style — a Brooks header off a Graham Zusi corner.

Streams, who plays for Hertha Berlin in the place where he grew up and had just five tops when he touched base in Brazil, is one of Klinsmann's German-American quintet. His father was an American serviceman from Chicago, his mother a German. He's 6 feet 4 inches and if a ball is taking off into activity, he's getting it.

No US substitute ever had scored in a Cup match however this group has a bundle of youngsters like Brooks who aren't reluctant to fall off the seat and onto the worldwide stage. They additionally have a couple of gentlemen like Dempsey, who've been through this monthlong kickaround a few times and won't be shaken. The commander scored the main US objective (against Ghana) in 2006 and the first (against England) last time.

This time he took a foot to the face (affability of John Boye) and came up bloodied however undaunted. The man from Nacogdoches once played two matches for the Revolution with a broken jaw. Chief America isn't going down simple. Nor are his workmates, who are, way up yonder, into the clouds with no less than two more to play.

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