5 Things You Should Know About The Yanks

5 Things You Need To Know About The Yanks

According to FC Tucson Head Coach Rick Schantz

1. Michael Bradley:  Team USA's best player is set to make a mark in Brazil. Bradley may help elevate the standard of soccer in the United States.

2. Clint Dempsey:  Once upon a time Dempsey was cocky and brash. These days the cockiness may have settled but he's still got that confidence to take risks and that may make all the difference.

3. Defense: As a head coach offense is great but as the old saying goes, "defense wins championships." This isn't the Yanks strongest suit but it will need to be in order to get past the Group rounds.

4. Culture: Under head coach Jürgen Klinsmann Team USA is definitely looking towards the future instead of gripping onto its past. With that attitude, the culture is shifting. How will that affect the Yanks? Time will tell.

5. Depth: The bench is limited. If fatigue becomes a factor that won't bode well for the Yanks.