— -- 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.
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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