VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The final round of the group stage brings its own special drama. The games within a specific group go on simultaneously, meaning the twists and turns that take place during a given match are magnified by what is happening elsewhere.
For the United States, its game against Nigeria will be front and center, and given its standing atop Group D, it controls its own destiny. But all it takes is one goal in the wrong direction to change the dynamic within a group and let the scoreboard watching begin.
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