Eddie Johnson, former USMNT and current MLS star spoke with World Soccer Talk on what it means to be the Ultimate Fan and the Untied States can do in the World Cup. Johnson is a striker for D.C. United and has scored 19 goals, including the game winner in the USMNT's qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup against Mexico, in 59 appearances since making his international debut in 2004.
Brazil 1 Germany 7. Brazil 1 Germany 7 (SEVEN). Let that sink in. Brazil, the most successful team in World Cup history was taught a football lesson in their own backyard. This has already been dubbed the Mineirazo consigning the Maracanazo to the annals of history. Brazil's loss to Uruguay in 1950 may arguably be more painful but nonetheless this was a humiliation for a new generation of Brazilians.
We're down to the final four and each side is only two games away from being crowned world champions. Brazil take on Germany in a repeat of the 2002 final whilst Argentina face the Netherlands for the fifth time in World Cup history.
Of the four sides Germany has probably been the most convincing but will they have enough to down the Seleção?
As Americans, whether we want to admit it or not, the United States Men's Soccer Team getting knocked out from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was unfortunately inevitable. Even though at times during the tournament, the USA produced some of the best soccer in its recent history, the continued lack of ability to shift into a higher gear when it counted the most was a weakness that was always going to be exploited.