FIFA World Cup: USA Gets the Death Draw
In a spectacle among spectacles, it was announced that United States will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in the opening group stage of the World Cup that begins this summer.
Team USA was selected to Group G and will begin play against Ghana on June 16th in Brazil.
As soccer fans will recite for you, Ghana eliminated the men's national team from the last two World Cups in 2006 and 2010.
The German national team beat Team USA in the quarterfinal of the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea, the Germans were runners up to champion Brazil that year.
To make matters even more emotional, current head coach of the national team, Jurgen Klinsmann, played for and managed Team Germany in previous World Cups.
"Obviously, there are a lot of emotions involved. It's normal. I'm German," Klinsmann told reporters via ESPN. "It's going to be a special moment."
If things weren't tough enough there, the Americans will have to go up against Team Portugal and their captain Christiano Ronaldo who is viewed as the best soccer player in the world.
If the U.S. reaches the round of 16, it would face Belgium, Russia, Algeria or South Korea from Group H.
The Americans will train in the U.S. from mid-May on and plan a series of exhibition games, which likely will include England as an opponent, before heading to Brazil.
Information from ESPN.com was used in this report