Match-Up: Slovenia (Win or Draw) vs. USA (Win)

AP

USA and Slovenia will tangle in a critical game this morning. Slovenia (1-0-0, 3 points) currently sits atop Group C after defeating Algeria, 1-0 last weekend. The Americans (0-0-1, 1 point) tied the heavily-favored England squad last weekend, 1-1. In order to advance, this game is a must-win game for the Americans.

Many have speculated whether USA goalie, Tim Howard will be effective. Howard was involved in a nasty collision against England and has an apparent rib injury. Howard is going to play through the pain and really, who can blame him? The World Cup only comes around every four years and this is his only opportunity to participate.

Heading into the game, there has already been some trash-talking. Slovenia mid-fielder, Andrej Komac told reporters on Tuesday that his squad was going to defeat the Americans. Howard later commented by saying “Talk is cheap”. You go, Tim.

Slovenia will be in great shape with either a tie or win against the Americans. Anything less than a victory will be extremely disappointing for us. We will get it done.

The Pick: US Win

June Record: 7-10

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