World Cup 2014 Open Thread: Day 15 [Ze Germans are Coming!]

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The USA take on Germany today with their World Cup hopes on the line.

Today is a big day for the United States Men's National Team. No. Today is a big day for the United States of America. A win or a tie against Germany puts the United States through to the knockout stages of the cup, a position they have never been in for consecutive World Cups before.

The match kicks off at 9:00 AM on ESPN while Portugal and Ghana, who can also put the US through with a tie, fight for their own chance at advancing out of Group G if the US should stumble.

The day's later pair of matches see South Korea-Belgium and Algeria-Russia wrap up the group stage of the 2014 World Cup. Belgium is already through in Group H, but the rest of the pool need results to assure their own advancement.

This is your all-purpose World Cup open thread. Drop in to make some predictions, talk about the games, or anything else World Cup related.

Today's Games

USA vs. Germany

Group G

Watch it on: ESPN

Kick off: 9:00 AM PT at Arena Pernambuco in Recife

Portugal vs. Ghana

Group G

Watch it on: ESPN2

Kick off: 9:00 AM PT at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia

South Korea vs. Belgium

Group H

Watch it on: ESPN

Kick off: 1:00 PM PT at Arena de Sao Paolo in Sao Paolo

Algeria vs. Russia

Group H

Watch it on: ESPN2

Kick off: 1:00 PM PT at Arena de Baixada in Curitiba

World Cup Resources

Make sure to check out SB Nation's World Cup preview.

The Timbers Army have put together a guide to watching the World Cup in Portland.

Head to the source at FIFA.com for the full match schedule. (Be sure to hit "Change to your time".)

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