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USMNT vs. Germany: Lineups and match thread

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The United States against the world champions. This one could get interesting.

The Americans had their share of interesting last week against the Netherlands when they used two goals after the 89th minute to complete a comeback from 3-1 down to beat the Dutch in Amsterdam. The same probably won't happen against Germany, but it will be a stiff test that offers some sort of guidepost as to where the U.S. is right now.

Germany don't have their best team available as several players are out, but most of those absences come at the back. Up front, they are as loaded as ever with Mario Götze, Andre Schürrle and Mesut Özil. The midfield pivot of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ilkay Gundogan is pretty damn good too.

Jurgen Klinsmann has made three changes to his team that beat the Netherlands, but the most interesting decision is to keep John Brooks and Ventura Alvarado in the center of defense. The young pairing showed some promise against the Netherlands, but were also beaten a few times and struggled to communicate, so it will be fascinating to see how they have grown.

United States: Guzan, Chandler, Alvarado, Brooks, Johnson, Diskerud, Bradley, Williams, Zardes, Johannsson, Agudelo

Germany: Zieler, Rudy, Mustafi, Rüdiger, Hector, Schweinsteiger, Gündogan, Herrmann, Özil, Schürrle, Götze

The match gets underway at 2:45 p.m. ET and is like on Fox Sports 1.