Why Graham Zusi Is the Hunkiest World Cup Player

PHOTO: United States Graham Zusi prepares for a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Graham Zusi is the winner of ABC News' hunkiest World Cup player bracket.

The American midfielder beat out a slew of soccer studs, including Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Colombia's Gerard Piqué, who happens to be dating Shakira.

We could just tell you why he won, but we'll let the photos help us out:

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Check Out the Smoldering Gaze

Enough said.

PHOTO: Graham Zusi of the United States controls the ball during World Cup match between Belgium and the United States on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.
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PHOTO: Graham Zusi of the United States controls the ball during World Cup match between Belgium and the United States on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

Natural Beauty

His long, wavy brown locks look great -- even after 90-plus minutes on the pitch. Zusi told the Kansas City Star he doesn't use conditioner.

PHOTO: Graham Zusi of the United States controls the ball World Cup match between the United States and Portugal on June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil.
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PHOTO: Graham Zusi of the United States controls the ball World Cup match between the United States and Portugal on June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil.

Proud Member of Team USA

As a World Cup novice, Zusi proudly wore the red, white and blue and gave us all something to cheer for.

PHOTO: Graham Zusi of the U.S. fights for the ball with Germanys Per Mertesacker during their 2014 World Cup soccer match in Recife on June 26, 2014.
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PHOTO: Graham Zusi of the U.S. fights for the ball with Germany's Per Mertesacker during their 2014 World Cup soccer match in Recife on June 26, 2014.

He's Determined

Zusi slept on a veteran teammate's couch at the start of his professional career. He loves soccer that much.

Oh, and here's one more reason to swoon over the 5-foot-10 soccer hunk.

PHOTO: Graham Zusi of the U.S. vies with Belgiums Jan Vertonghen during their match in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
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PHOTO: Graham Zusi of the U.S. vies with Belgium's Jan Vertonghen during their match in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.

If you can't get enough of Zusi, check him out sometime at a Sporting Kansas City match.

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