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U.S. faces North Korea in World Cup

Updated: June 28, 2011, 9:24 AM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

DRESDEN, Germany -- For the fourth World Cup in a row, the U.S. finds itself facing the always mysterious North Koreans. North Korea rarely plays outside of official competitions, but a few recent friendlies against Germany and Canada should give the U.S. enough intelligence to prepare for a team whose highly technical style has troubled them in the past.

What's on the line:

While Group A narrowly takes the Group of Death moniker, Group C is difficult in its own right, ...

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