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Two weeks into the tournament the US is still standing strong holding with the possibility of a permanent spot in the Group of Death and are scheduled to face World Cup finalist favorite Germany in a fight for place.
A win against the German soccer machines will outright guarantee their spot for the second stage. Moving forward on a tie or loss would depend on goal differentials between the Ghana and Portugal game on the same day.
Karina Vigo is a blogger, reporting on location from the FIFA World Cup.