World Cup 2014

World Cup: Official USMNT Starting XI vs. Ghana – and it's a diamond | Armchair Analyst

Michael Bradley and Tim Howard coming off the field vs. Nigeria

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First of all, it's the same lineup that we saw against Nigeria in the Yanks' final send-off friendly. Second of all, Jurgen Klinsmann & Co. are calling it a diamond.

Here it is, the US XI for tonight's tension-filled matchup with Ghana:

I'm on record as being a big fan of the diamond midfield, and think this XI gives the US their best chance to get a result vs. Ghana from the start.

Jurgen Klinsmann's got the first toss right. Let's hope his players follow suit.

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