World Cup Open Thread: USMNT First Match

Kevin C. Cox

Tonight USMNT takes on Ghana in what's being dubbed a "must-win" for both teams.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Preview'

The big match that everyone has been waiting for is finally here. Team USA will take on Ghana tonight at 6 p.m. in a match that could all but eliminate the loser's hopes at a championship. Two other matches are on tap today as well, including an important face-off between the favorites from Group G; Germany and Portugal.

You can discuss all the action with your fellow Tigers fans right here.

Group G: Germany vs. Portugal

Time: Noon ET

Venue: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil

TV Coverage: ESPN

Online: ESPN3

Can Ronaldo slay the German giant? - Callum Hamilton

Portugal's strength is obvious - they have the best player in the world. Germany, meanwhile, have plenty of talent all over the pitch, even in the wake of some injuries keeping a few of their stars out of the tournament.

New fan's primer for Germany vs. Portugal - Callum Hamilton

Team Germany preview

Team Portugal preview

Group F: Iran vs. Nigeria

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Venue: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil

TV Coverage: ESPN

Online: ESPN3

Will Iran and Nigeria play the first boring game? - Kevin McCauley

Nigeria certainly have lots of talent, and could force Iran to attempt to play soccer if they can score early.

Nigeria looking to live up to the ghosts of 1994 - Zito Madu

Team Iran preview

Team Nigeria preview

Group G: Ghana vs. USA

Time: 6 p.m. ET

Venue: Estadio das Dunas, Natal, Brazil

TV Coverage: ESPN

Online: ESPN3

Must-win for USA and Ghana - Kevin McCauley

Ghana and the United States make up a very deep and difficult Group G, but no one seems to expect either to get out of it.

The US' path through Group G isn't straightforward - Kevin McCauley

Reasons for optimism despite US' tough draw - Spencer Hall

Team Ghana preview

Team USA preview

Check out all of SB Nation's World Cup coverage here, including a must-read preview of USMNT here.

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