If the Americans get bounced in group play next summer, they'll have no one to blame but themselves.
Grouped with England, Algeria and Slovenia, Team USA has a great shot at advancing.
The Americans (No. 14 in FIFA rankings) will open with their mother country, England, which was seeded and is ranked ninth in the world.
Donovan vs. Beckham. Love it.
Then, it gets much, much easier.
Algeria, a North African nation, is ranked 28th. Slovenia -- which used to be part of Yugoslavia -- is 33rd.
Is it June yet?