Germany settle early doors, and Beasley shanks a clearance out of play from his own box.
Podolski blasts the ball over the bar from 18 yards!
DaySizer, I'd agree - these conditions are a great leveller.
jy, he is - prediction for his sending off, people?
Martin, commendable effort!
Three minutes in and the U.S. are solid after those early nerves, but Germany are controlling possession.
Vinny, the ball will be harder to read and more slippery, so I'm backing a couple of deflected/flicked goals from set-pieces.
The Real Madrid forward gets down the right flank and tries an audacious shot (I think it's a shot, anyway) that rebounds off the bar and out to safety!
Touches in the attacking half of the field are 32-2 in Germany's favor through 5 minutes.
Six minutes in and Germany are still controlling the play, but are finding it hard to break through a solid U.S. formation. Good job so far.