2014 FIFA World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 5

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Here in the good ol' United States of America, we've had one question bashed over our heads for weeks on end: "CAN THE UNITED STATES MAKE IT OUT OF THE GROUP STAGE?????" Over and over and over again. There's been no avoiding it if you turn on ESPN in the buildup to the World Cup.

With all the blabber, with all the segments where Alexi Lalas looks like he's going to rip somebody's head off, with all the time ESPN has spent talking about the U.S. national team, there's a certain Juventus player who has a thing or two to say about lending a hand to the USA having a short stay in Brazil.

Yeah, Kwadwo Asamoah would be totally okay with the U.S. heading home relatively early. That is, if his Ghana squad is able to get out of the toughest groups in the tournament and into the knockout round.

And if the buildup to their World Cup opener is any indication, we'll get to see what 'Kwadwo Asamoah, left back' looks like against the United States. You can bet that Antonio Conte will be watching, taking notes and telling everybody there with him "Yeah, I helped him with that."

But let's be honest, even with our Juventus-colored glasses on, United States vs. Ghana isn't the big game of the day. That's the showdown in Group G with Germany and Portugal opening up the day's action. All the hullabaloo about Cristiano Ronaldo's health status has finally come to an end with the Ball d'Or winner raring and ready to go.

Not bad for a World Cup that has been incredibly thrilling and exciting, huh? There's no off days here. Bring on the next set of games and all the craziness that will come along with them.

MONDAY'S SCHEDULE

Group G: Germany vs. Portugal, 1 p.m. local time, 12 p.m. on the East Coast, 9 a.m. on the West Coast

Group F: Iran vs. Nigeria, 4 p.m. local time, 3 p.m. on the East Coast, 12 p.m. on the West Coast

Group G: United States vs. Ghana, 7 p.m. local time, 6 p.m. on the East Coast, 3 p.m. on the West Coast

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