This time 12 months ago, the U.S. Men's National Team was gearing up for its toughest test of the calendar year as a matchup with Spain was just days away. Flash forward to the present, and we have a very similar type of match staring right into the face of the Yanks with Brazil coming to D.C. on Wednesday night.
Though the type of high-profile match is very similar to the one 12 months ago, a lot has changed since the U.S. took on one of the world’s best on its home soil. We have seen coaching changes, breakout players and plenty of great goals and moments along the way.
Here is a recap of the past 12 months heading into the National Team’s biggest game of the 2012. Enjoy!