Here it is, the Group of Death for the Americans. The draw couldn’t have gone any worse for them, although they do face a Portugal and Ghana side that might be somewhat weaker than their reputations. Still, it’s tough to see the Americans advancing. If they do, it will be based on a historic result against either of the big European sides.
Germany - 7pts (2W-0L-1D)
USA - 4pts (1W-1D-1L)
Portugal - 4pts (1W-1D-1L)
Ghana - 1pt (0W-1D-2L)
This all counts of the possibility of USA beating Ghana in the first game, not losing to Portugal by more than a goal, and then drawing Germany in the final group game with them having already advanced.