The US is in a group with Iran, England, Wales (the winner of the European playoff
Brazil, the five-time World Cup champion, is the pre-tournament betting favourite.
England, two-time champions Spain, France, & Argentina are the top five contenders
The US team is further down the list, with odds of +10000 (bet $10 to win $1,010) to win the World Cup.
The Americans know their players and can match them up well
They also be fearless
It will be difficult to defeat a team like England but not impossible.
They believe the US needs to find one or two players who can consistently put the ball in the back of the net.
There's still a gap at striker
Iran is better than many people think.