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USA's 2014 World Cup group overflowing with history

USA, Ghana Benny Feilhaber reacts after Ghana forward Asamoah Gyan's game-winning goal in the 2010 World Cup's round of 16. (Kyodo/AP)

You wanted a World Cup group with some sumptuous storylines? You got one.

The USA was drawn into a Group of Supreme Death with Germany, Portugal and Ghana, with Jurgen Klinsmann needing to gameplan for the likes of Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo while aiming to break the Ghana hex -- just to reach the knockout stage. The amount of history that the USA has against its group opponents is staggering, too.

Between Jurgen Klinsmann's past as a player and manager for Germany; the USA's World Cup past against Germany that includes The Torsten Frings game; the USA's epic win over favored Portugal in 2002; not to mention the fact that in addition to Ghana ending the USA's last two World Cups the Black Stars also eliminated the USA from the U-20 World Cup this past summer AND ended Bob Bradley's quest to lead Egypt to the World Cup in the African World Cup qualifying playoffs, the storylines are overflowing.

So with the draw reaction still fresh, let's take a trip down memory lane and look at the past World Cup meetings the USA has had with its future opponents:

USA vs. Germany, Group Stage Opener, 1998 (in which Jurgen Klinsmann scored)

USA vs. Portugal, Group Stage Opener, 2002

USA vs. Germany, Quarterfinals, 2002

USA vs. Ghana, Final Group Game, 2006

USA vs. Ghana, Round of 16, 2010 

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