Jurgen Klinsmann is set to lead the United States into the fourth stage of World Cup Qualifying. It is better known as "The Hex."
The U.S. had an up-and-down third round, but managed to take control and win the group as the stage wound down. The squad then traveled to Russia for a friendly where they battled to a dramatic 2-2 draw to end 2012.
Now the U.S. needs to get back to work and qualify for the 2014 World Cup. CONCACAF offers up several intriguing matchups for the men behind the crest, and it will not be a cakewalk for the Americans.
These are five reasons why the Klinsmann-led U.S. will have success in The Hex.