7 Reasons the US Will Reach the Semifinals of the 2014 World Cup

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7 Reasons the US Will Reach the Semifinals of the 2014 World Cup
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Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, and Alejandro Bedoya at the Gold Cup.

The recent performance at the Gold Cup left some wondering whether the US soccer resurgence is over. Perhaps halftime in the Confederation’s Cup Final was the high water mark. 

The US had a 2-0 lead against perennial powerhouse Brazil and seemed on the edge of capturing their first major trophy, but we all know it was not to be. 

A three-goal explosion from Brazil, a disappointing performance against Ghana at the World Cup and a big loss to Mexico has left a lot of questions in the air for the USMNT. 

Yet I do not believe that team USA has peaked; in fact, I think the only way is up. The foundation has been laid for future US success at the World Cup. 

Let's take a look a look why…

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