German Players Cautious, Calling U.S. 'Very Dangerous'

Germany coach Joachim Low said he was wary of the Americans' aggressiveness. He said his players would need to be sharper than they were in their 2-2 tie against Ghana.

updated: June 26, 2014 16:33 IST
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Germany striker Miroslav Klose equalled Brazilian legend Ronaldo's record of 15 World Cup goals with the equaliser in their 2-2 draw against Ghana.

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Recife: Sunil Gulati, the president of U.S. Soccer, is hyperaware of the narrative surrounding the team, of how perceptions of it have changed over the years, of how quickly those can flip again.

"It's no longer the perception of, let's say, 20 years ago: 'Yeah, we know the U.S. will fight, and they're strong, they're fast, and they'll keep working,'" Gulati said Wednesday afternoon. "Now, especially after that Portugal game, they're saying, 'They play.'"

He was mostly right. The United States and Germany were here Wednesday to practice and speak to the media, one day before they meet in an important final group stage game. Every team in Group G is mathematically still able to advance. (Also read: Germany vs Germany clash centre-stage at World Cup)

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