2014 World Cup: 5 U.S. Players to watch

TIM HOWARD Tim Howard is having perhaps his
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Tim Howard is having perhaps his best season for Everton. The 35-year-old goalkeeper, preparing for his second World Cup as the No. 1 choice, will be counted on to blunt the attack of talented opponents such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Gomez. (Credit: AP / Amel Emric)

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For the first time since 1990, the United States heads to the biggest football tournament on the planet with no central defenders with World Cup experience.

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