The U.S. has one more opportunity to advance in the 2014 World Cup after Sunday's heartbreaking 2-2 draw against Portugal -- if it wins or ties Thursday's match against Germany.
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Germany is considered one of the best teams in the tournament but the USA has made an impressive improvement over the past decade, and has all-star players including Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard on its side.
Here's how the two teams stack up against each other:
USA's Current World Cup Points: 4
Germany's Current World Cup Points: 4
World Cups Won By USA: 0
World Cups Won By Germany: 3
USA's FIFA World Ranking: 13th
Germany's FIFA World Ranking: 2nd
USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann: was a top striker for Germany in the 1990s; played in three World Cups, including a win in 1990. Coached Germany to third place finish at the 2006 World Cup.
Germany Coach Joachim Low: Former midfielder for Germany. Was Klinsmann's assistant coach at the 2006 World Cup, took over as head coach when Klinsmann left. Coached Germany to a third place finish at the 2010 World Cup Cup.
USA Captain Clint Dempsey: Playing his third World Cup.
Germany Captain Philipp Lahm: Playing his third World Cup.
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