By Brian Straus
July 24, 2013
Eddie Johnson (left) and Landon Donovan have shown rejuvenated form during the Americans' streak.
Larry W. Smith/EPA

The potential loss of Klinsmann's motivational impact on the sideline and in the locker room could present an interesting challenge to a group of players that clearly has learned to react to it. Klinsmann's chief assistant, Martin Vasquez, is far more reserved and possesses a very different communication style. How the U.S. responds to that new voice could play a role in how it handles the big stage at Soldier Field.

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