World Cup 2014: United States – Key Players

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Clint Dempsey

Dempsey

Age

31

Club

Seattle Sounders

Position

Midfielder

Int. Caps

102

Int. Goals

36

 

With Landon Donovan out of the picture in the United States national team, Clint Dempsey will be taking the mantle as his side’s talisman.

Now plying his trade back in the MLS with the Seattle Sounders, Dempsey enjoyed an accomplished career in the Premier League where he made a huge impact for Fulham and then Tottenham Hotspur during a seven year stay in England.

Dempsey had announced himself to the world with a fine goal for the United States back in the 2006 World Cup and will now be bidding to become the first player from the nation to score in three different editions of the competition.

A midfield playmaker who is prolific in front of goal, Dempsey’s quality and experience, is vital for his nation’s chances in Brazil.

Tim Howard

Howard

Age

35

Club

Everton

Position

Goalkeeper

Int. Caps

96

Int. Goals

0

 

Another vastly experienced member of the United States national team, Tim Howard has forged a reputation as one of the finest goalkeepers around during his spell in the Premier League with Everton.

A commanding presence in goal, Howard transmits confidence into his defenders and playing behind a United States defence which looks a bit dodgy, the 35-year old will certainly have a huge role to play in marshalling his backline during the World Cup.

Michael Bradley

Bradley

Age

26

Club

Toronto FC

Position

Midfielder

Int. Caps

83

Int. Goals

12

 

One of the most accomplished players of the United States national side, Michael Bradley is already a veteran of 83 caps despite being only 26-years old.

The combative midfielder is one of the finest players that Jurgen Klinsmann possesses at his disposal and under the German manager, Bradley has been transformed from a defensive midfielder into a brilliant playmaker.

Technically gifted and strong in the tackle, Bradley is a vital cog in the United States’ midfield and his presence will be of a huge importance as USA look to negotiate a very tough looking group.

World Cup Key Players –

Group A – BrazilCroatiaMexicoCameroon

Group B –  SpainNetherlandsChileAustralia

Group C – ColombiaGreeceIvory CoastJapan

Group D – UruguayCosta RicaEnglandItaly

Group E – SwitzerlandEcuadorFranceHonduras

Group F – ArgentinaBosnia & HerzegovinaIran,  Nigeria

Group G – GermanyPortugalGhanaUnited States

Group H – BelgiumAlgeriaRussiaSouth Korea

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