Team USA Hoping to Defy the Odds as Coach Takes Heat For Comments

American pride can't stop these underdogs and their winning spirit despite the skeptics.
2:03 | 06/13/14

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We're off to Brazil the World Cup tonight team USA gearing up hoping to defy the odds while their -- is under fire. For undercutting the hopes of the team saying US athletes should manage their expectations. And the team is facing a new challenge -- 9000. Mile trip. Just as they're trying to win ABC's Paula -- a veteran sports reporters in Rio tonight. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Today a stunner as Spain the defending champs humiliated by Allen five to -- Meantime team USA leaving for their first match on Monday taking ABC news behind the seat. American pride on display even from the pilot. The Americans are proud underdogs -- -- even got flak when he admitted winning just isn't realistic and into the -- A hectic travel schedule. In the first two weeks of competition -- EUS will be flying nearly 9000 miles to and from matches. The most -- team will travel that the same is flying back and forth from New York to Miami nearly five times. Everywhere and saying oh my where you have to travel 9000 -- else. Because I think we use it for us you know 45 -- -- means to movies. The 23 -- team does -- travel lightly. On the trip -- the US to Brazil they brought 220. Pieces of luggage and equipment -- 111000 pounds and shipped 94 boxes that. 7050. Pounds of supplies ahead of them including their go to snacks. Ullman butter and Vanilla whey protein. Now players like star or reduce the out the -- are taking time and the. This what I've always wondered -- growing up to playing it's the best on the biggest -- -- since the great opportunity. And don't get fed kids on Monday against Ghana at the world would -- like -- as team USA plays on its biggest stage yet. I and our great follow Ferris reporting -- and you can watch all the action from the World Cup in Brazil on our sister network ES TN.

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