Back now to the world cup, the team we have been waiting for, team usa taking the field tonight, tonight, tonight, battling Ghana in what promises to be an epic match. Go to ESPN world cup... See More
Back now to the world cup, the team we have been waiting for, team usa taking the field tonight, tonight, tonight, battling Ghana in what promises to be an epic match. Go to ESPN world cup headquarters. It sounds so official, in Rio to talk to soccer analyst and former U.S. Team star, alex lalas. That's a great office. Yeah, pretty official down here. I see that. This is the team that's knocked the team out the last two world cups. What do they have to do this time, the U.S.? Reporter: Ghana has been the nemesis for the U.S. Team. Tonight, I'm looking for a U.S. Team that's on fire. You have players on Ghana that have been involved in previous games, and new players. Ones that are involved, they have to say this is a completely different U.S. Team than the past. And the ones not involved, they have to say this is not what we were told about. I'm looking for Jurgen klinsmann and the U.S. Team to come out on fire. If they get chances early on, that's great. Because as far as I'm concerned in the tough group, they have to win this game. It is tough, the group of death. That's how difficult this is. Tell us about this completely different American team in action. Reporter: Let's look at the people. Right in the middle, can't go wrong. Big, beautiful, bald head, he is the maestro, understands the music and the rhythm of the midfield. Gets the U.S. Out of pressure situations, gets forward, scores goals. And joesy altidore, relieve pressure and score goals. And Tim Howard is as good as they get. World class, just happens to be American. He's going to have to save and lead from behind. You know the chant that everybody saying that I believe that we will win, it's very catchy. But then the team says he doesn't really believe the team is going to win. How does that affect you as a player? Reporter: Well, Jurgen klinsmann, I have a lot of respect for him, he's a friend of mine. I agrdisagree with some of the things he does, we talk about it. It irritated me, but if it's motivational, great. He has to motivate the players on the field. It's an old ex-player on TV spouting off, it doesn't matter. What's the most important thing is the players on the field. But I do believe that if this U.S. Team is to win, and those players are to win, they have to bring that American mentality. It is important to believe that you can win. It's what makes our team great, it's what make ours country great. We believe in you, alex lalas. Thank you very much. Morning TV. You can see it on ESPN, all the
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