By Steve Clare
President Barack Obama sent a special message from the White House for the USMNT. Minutes prior to kickoff in Natal, the President sent the following message to pump up the team.
Despite the unenviable task of facing host nation and tournament favorite Brazil, Croatia were punching above their weight and seemed destined to escape with a point in the first match of the 2014
The consensus on how the United States has done at World Cups, at least in the modern era, more or less follows an every-other-cycle pattern: