US midfielder Michael Bradley hopes to lay Ghana’s bogey to rest when they clash in the 2014 World Cup Group G opener on 16 June in Natal.
The 27-year-old played full-throttle in the first knockout round 2-1 defeat to the Africans at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.
Bradley hopes his teammates will get it right this time round in Brazil against their serial conquerors.
“It’s crazy to think that you start a World Cup against the same team that you finished the last World Cup,” the AS Roma player said.
“It’s certainly a team that we know, a team that between their athleticism and between the individual talent and skill that so many of their players have, it’s a very good team.
“We know what they’re all about but at the same time I think it’s a good way to start.”
USA’s second Group match will be against Portugal before engaging Germany, where their head coach Jurgen Klinsmann comes from, on 26 June for the final match.