After the first go-round of matches at the World Cup, the 32 teams are on pace to score less goals than any tournament in the event’s history.
And if the U.S. or Slovenia wants to advance out of pool play, they both hope that changes Friday.
With an early wake-up call for most Americans, the soccer stars will have to shine bright and often in order for the U.S. to win. They lucked out against the Brit’s thanks to Robert Green’s error and hope that their luck gives them three points this time.
On the other side, the Slovenians lead Group C, and a win would punch their ticket out of pool play. They are a very confident bunch and their quality play has caught the attention of the world and needs to be on display today.
Here are the most important players for both sides. Whoever gets more of their stars involved will come out on top and have nearly sealed their pass into the next round.