The United States men’s national team have a big opportunity on Sunday. Coming into 2014 World Cup and the “Group of Death,” it looked like the United States would be the odd man out. With a win over Portugal on Sunday, the team could be atop the group table heading into the final game.
The United States might have caught a break with Portugal defenders Pepe and Fábio Coentrão out for the game.
“Truthfully, I don’t think it changes our approach at all,” forward Chris Wondolowski said, via U.S. Soccer’s website. “I think that we’ve had the same game plan whether the defenders were in there as well. I know that those are two big guys that they have lost. But I think that our game plan is still going to be the exact same and we’re just going to go out there and try to execute it. That’s been our MO since day one. What we found at Stanford is whatever 11 guys that go out there, we have done a great job of being able to adapt to certain game plans and certain strategies. Our coaching staff does a tremendous job of putting together these plans and we just have to go out there and execute.”
There is a lot at stake in this game and it is a must watch.
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Date: Sunday, June 22
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET/ (UK – 11:00 p.m. BST)
Venue: Arena Amazonia
Location: Manaus, Brazil
TV Info: ESPN, BBC One (UK), Univision (Spanish)
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC, BBC Radio 5 Live (UK)
Live Stream: Watch ESPN / BBC iPlayer (UK) / Univision Deporte en Vivo (Spanish)