The stage is set for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It’s Germany, Portugal, Ghana, and the U.S.
So, on Friday the United States was dealt its worst case scenario, drawing what most of the futból world deems the “Group of Death”. So, the privileged members of Group G have all advanced to the knockout stage the last time around. So, the group contains in order, the No. 2 ranked team, a team with arguably the best player in the world, and a team that eliminated the U.S. from the last two tournaments. So what.