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U.S. has a short time to prepare for World Cup game with Germany
U.S. has a short time to prepare for World Cup game with Germany

Time is not on the U.S. side as it tries to move on from its tie Sunday with Portugal and prepare for Thursday's crucial group-play final against Germany. The U.S. played its second World Cup game Sunday, a day after the Germans played theirs, leaving them with 26 fewer hours to prepare for the game that will determine whether the U.S. goes on in the tournament or goes home. And that time is precious given that the U.S. played in the energy-draining humidity of the Amazon. Add to that the 3,300 miles the U.S. will travel between games, 1,100 more than Germany will cover in the first round, and it's clear the American squad faces an uphill climb heading into a game in which it...

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