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5 Reasons to be Optimistic about Team USA in the World Cup

Here are a few factors working in America’s favor to escape the "group of death."
World Cup 2014: 5 Reasons to be Optimistic About Team USA

The U.S. Team isn't expected to make much noise during the 2014 World Cup, as all eyes are on Brazil, Spain, and other big-time squads. Skybet.com currently only gives the U.S. a 17% chance of advancing out of the Group Stage. However, if Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and company stir up some magic this year, the USMNT could find success in Brazil. Below are 5 factors that the oddsmakers might not be considering.