Omar Gonzalez Is Pumped About Brazil 2014

fired up and ready to go

The member of the Los Angeles Galaxy and the U.S. men's national team sees the FIFA World Cup as a "tough" but "exciting" challenge.

Dec 6, 2013 | 05:16 PM

As soon as the results of the FIFA 2014 World Cup draw were announced on Friday, American commentators started to decry what they see as "the worst of all possible" outcomes for Team USA—which will have to face the powerhouses of Germany, Portugal, and Ghana (which eliminated the United States in the previous edition)—while other teams such as Brazil, Spain, and Argentina seem to have an easier path to the second round as they were placed with potentially weaker rivals:

GROUP A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

GROUP B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia

GROUP C: Colombia, Greece, Cote D'Ivoire, Japan

GROUP D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy

GROUP E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras 

GROUP F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

GROUP G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

GROUP H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea

However, Los Angeles Galaxy and U.S. men's national team's, Omar Gonzalez, sees the challenge as tough but exciting:

And he's not alone—Gerard Piqué of FC Barcelona is also cautiously optimistic and excited, posting to his WhoSay page, "Nadie dijo que fuera fácil.. Holanda, Chile y Australia en el grupo!" ("No one said it was easy. Netherlands, Chile and Australia in the group.")

See below for more posts from footballers who are pumped to represent their respective countries in Brazil 2014. 

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