The United States has a tough test when they face Holland today on ESPN2 at 11:30 PST.
Despite pioneering one of the most brilliant styles of play ever seen in international football, the Dutch National Team has never realised its potential. Additionally, their fans have often seemed more interested in a beautiful showing than actually winning the game.
This year, all that changes.
This summer, the Dutch National Team will need more than brilliant play; they'll need unity, resolve, and focus previously unseen in Dutch football. They'll have to give everything they have and sacrifice individual glory for a higher purpose - victory.
If they want to return from South Africa as champions, they have to come together as one and do what no Dutch team has done before.