As Thursday's Round of 16 match against Germany approaches, we're learning more and more about the team that won all three of its group games and outscored its opponents 11-1. In fact, there are a few players on the U.S. team with ties to Germany ...
Midfielder Matt Dunn plays for the FC Cologne Academy and will be squaring off against a pair of his club teammates on Wednesday in defender Mitchell Weiser and midfielder Fabian Schnellhardt.
Midfielder Marc Pelosi was born in Germany and has dual citizenship. He and his parents all speak fluent German.
Though defender Mobi Fehr's parents are Swiss and Japanese, and he speaks both of those languages as well as English, German is his fourth language.