Group G: Ghana, Germany Draw Opens Door for USMNT to Win Group of Death

By Josh Sippie
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Laurence Griffiths – Getty Images

What a game.

I think everyone can agree on one thing in Group G, and that’s that not a single team in this group has/is an easy win. Ghana is a legitimate force and they showed it against the World Cup favorites.

This game bodes incredibly well for the United States. The Ghanaian squad looked just as good against Germany as they did against the United States. Clearly this means that the USMNT is a force to be reckoned with as well.

That being said, this “Group of Death,” is clearly just as ‘deathly’ to third and fourth seeds as it is to first and second seeds. Germany have work to do if they want to win this group. Likewise, it may be the only group where no one is out of the running to move on.

Depending on tomorrow’s result between the U.S. and Portugal, the Portuguese could find themselves as the weak link. I fully believe that Ghana will beat Portugal. They’re far too good and too passionate not to pull a win out of this group. They have shown very few weaknesses.

A 2-2 draw gives the USMNT a serious opportunity to win the Group of Death. If they can beat a battered Portuguese team and draw against Germany, they’ve done it. Obviously the trick becomes seeing that scenario all the way through, but we’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to see how realistic that is.

Portugal is in danger of finishing last in this group. Similarly, Ghana isn’t out of the running to advance. They need a lot of help, but like I said, in this group, anything is possible. It’s just a shame that only two of these teams can advance.

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