Klinsmann tries to put positive spin on difficult draw for US
LOS ANGELES--Coach Juergen Klinsmann said he had a gut feeling things would not go well for his U.S. team in Friday's World Cup draw. With the field for next summer's tournament in Brazil the strongest ever, the chances Klinsmann's team would wind up with tough first-round matchups were high. And when the World Cup pairings were announced at the Brazilian beachfront resort of Costa do Sauipe, that nightmare came true, with the U.S. drawn into a group with three-time champion Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Ghana. Germany is ranked second in the world, three spots ahead of Portugal. And Ghana eliminated the U.S. from the last two World Cups, making this arguably the most ...