Tonight, all eyes are on the US and how they will fare in their upcoming quest for the cup. This will not be an easy feat for the United States as they will have to face three very strong opponents in Ghana, Portugal and Germany to escape the first round of the tournament. The U.S. has their first game vs Ghana at 6 pm tonight, and it’s a must win game for the boys in red and blue if they want to advance to later rounds. A win tonight will give the United States 3 points that will be much harder to get in games against Portugal and Germany.
One player who surprisingly did not make the final cut for the team this world cup was midfielder Landon Donovan. Donavon, who has been the face of the team for years and can be remembered for his beautiful performance in the last world cup, was one of the last players to be cut before the final roster was announced earlier this month.
So who will step up in his absence? All eyes now turn to goalkeeper Tim Howard and striker Josie Altidore to lead the United States. Howard, the last wall of defense for the US, needs to be brilliant which is a tough task when going up against two premiere offenses in Germany and Portugal. Josie Altidore also needs to bring his A-game on the other side of the field. When Josie is contributing to the United States’ offense they can truly be a legitimate threat.
Its sure looks like it is going to be a very exciting next couple of weeks for soccer fans. Who do you think will win it all? Can the Americans create a Cinderella story as they move on in hopes of winning a world cup? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!