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The USMNT finish Group G against European powerhouse Germany. What lineup do Jesse Marsch and Matt Doyle expect? How will Jurgen Klinsmann change his tactics? And who do the experts pick to advance?
"Can two defensively suspect teams settle on a needed draw?" the Washington Post wonders.
"If Team USA and Germany simply equal each other's goal tallies, both sides will go through to the knockout rounds. In most cases, it would be expected that the two sides should line up in highly defensive formations and show little adventure, committing only the minimum number of men to any attack. If both sides play defensively, the draw will come regardless of any conspiracy.
"The problem is, neither side is built to play the sort of boring, unadventurous soccer such a fixture requires."
Get ready for a nail-biter, says Time.
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Posted on Mar 24, 2017