Germany and the United States have taken key steps toward the 2014 World Cup, the Americans with a confidence-building victory and the Germans by analysing their impressive depth of talent.
Germany's Stefan Reinartz (R) chases Clint Dempsey of the US during a friendly match marking the 100th anniversary of the US soccer federation on June 2, 2013 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. The USA won 4-3.
Both sides had reasons for optimism after the United States won their friendly 4-3 on Sunday, with the hosts inspired heading into three critical North American qualifying matches for Brazil this month, a run that starts on Friday at Jamaica.
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