You don't hear much from Graham Zusi—his demure personality and thoughtful disposition often keep him from the spotlight.
If you spend time with Zusi though, you realize he is not afraid of the big moment or the grand stage.
Since his time at Maryland, Zusi has been clutch. He helped lead the Terrapins to two national championships. He led Sporting Kansas City to the MLS title last season, while also having a terrific qualifying campaign with the United States men's national team during the process.
Many will remember that qualifying campaign for his goal against Panama that kept Mexico's bid to qualify for the World Cup alive. That goal aside, Zusi became a fixture on the wing for the national team during qualifying, earning high praise from Jurgen Klinsmann for his play.
Zusi has become critical for the U.S. on set pieces and free kicks, and he will play a major role as a setup man throughout the World Cup.
In this exclusive interview, find out what the typically quiet Zusi has to say about Team USA's chances and why America makes Group G the "Group of Death."