The teams with no really good nicknames face off against each other.
The USA is making its eighth appearance in the World Cup. The best finish for the Americans was a semifinal appearance way back in 1930. The USA reached the quarterfinals in 2002.
The Czech Republic is making its first appearance since Slovakia became an independent country. The nation of Czechoslavakia was quite successful in the past, making eight trips to the World Cup and losing in the finals twice, once in 1934 to Italy and again in 1962 to Brazil.
The Americans really need to get a result here to have a chance to advance.