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US, Ghana face off in Brazil on Monday
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United States' Chris Wondolowski, right, runs resistance exercises with teammates, including Clint Dempsey, front, during a training session at the Sao Paulo FC training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday. The U.S. will play in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup. - photo by Associated Press
NATAL, Brazil — The skies may clear by Monday night, when the United States plays Ghana in the World Cup opener. No matter the weather, the formula for advancing to the second round is evident: get at least a point from the first game. "It's pretty much like a knockout game," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann told fans at a send-off pep rally last month in New York's Times Square.