USA will go toe-to-toe against Germany on June 26 at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. The game begins at 12:00 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream via the link provided below (free for subscribers).
After finishing their most recent game in a 2-2 tie against Portugal on Sunday, the USA finds its qualification hopes in the balance - they must defeat Germany to guarantee their place in the next round, although a draw could also see them through if other results go their way.
The USA defeated Ghana in their first World Cup match by a score of 2-1 on June 16, and looked like they would defeat Portugal by the same score. But in the fifth and final minute of injury time at the end of the game, Portugal equalized to break USA hearts.
In the squad's final World Cup Group G game, USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann is leading his current squad against his national team, where he carried his squad (as German superstar player) to three World Cup appearances, highlighted by winning the World Cup title 24 years ago.
"I don't think that we are made for draws, really, except if it happens like tonight -- two late goals, last seconds," said Klinsmann to reporters. "I think both teams go into this game and they want to win the group."
Germany will attempt to advance into the knockout stage of the World Cup, but also need a result today, after they failed to defeat Ghana in their second game.
Germany is currently tied with USA in first place in Group G standings with 4 points after finishing their last game versus Ghana in a 2-2 draw on Saturday. If Germany finishes their final Group G match against USA with a victory or a tie, they will clinch the top spot in the standings and enter the knockout stage. A draw between USA and Germany would suit both teams as it would guarantee both progress. However, neither team is likely to sit back in this one, and it would be a dangerous game for either to attempt to do so.
The game starts at 12 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network or online through live stream by clicking here.