Upbeat Klinsmann sees big opportunity against Messi's Argentina

In reaching the Copa America semi-finals, the United States have reached their pre-competition target for the summer. Even so, Jürgen Klinsmann says his charges are not only excited for their meeting with Argentina, but that he also believes they have a realistic shot at reaching the final.

'It's very special'

“It’s a fantastic achievement that the team arrived here in the semi-finals of Copa America, a very special and big competition,” says Klinsmann. “Now we are in the semi-final and as big as it is, we want to go further. We are very, very hungry to play this game against Argentina.“

Having entered the tournament with the third-best ranking in Group A, reaching the knockout stages might have been accomplishment enough for the USMNT to say they had a successful tournament. With a much bigger prize now within reach, though, Klinsmann says the Yanks are not quite ready to be counted out.

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