To be honest, the USMNT is unquestionably the worst team on paper in our group. Ghana may be comparable, but if you really look at it... They're clearly better on paper. Also, even without Ronaldo, Portugal is superior, and we all know we probably don't have a single player minus Howard or Guzan who could have even made the preliminary roster for Germany. That's the bad news. The good news is that the US always tends to up their game in the underdog role. But I don't see where we are being underrated this go round. So, it is going to have to be more than suprising these teams. So, what is going to be our secret ingredient that we need to get results? Without question, we need to be absolutely fit and more fit than any other team in the group... But where I hope that the US strength lies and where we need it to come from is that we are a more effective unit. Therefore, the question is will our team fitness and unit cohesion be enough to see us perform well against these teams that clearly have the advantage on paper?