American actors and athletes 'believe' the U.S. will win the World Cup

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Jurgen Klinsmann might not believe the United States can win the World Cup, but several prominent athletes and actors from around the country beg to differ.

In a tribute to the American Outlaws, a fan group that attends all U.S. games and will be prominently represented in Brazil, American athletes such as Cam Newton, Barry Sanders, Rajon Rondo and Andrew McCutchen, actors Jon Hamm, Kevin Costner, Whoopi Goldberg and Ice Cube and fellow American women’s soccer players Hope Solo and Abby Wambach did their rendition of one of the Outlaws most famous cheers — “I believe that we will win.”

Last week, Klinsmann, the head coach of the U.S. men’s soccer team, told media he didn’t think his squad was at a high enough level to win the World Cup.

“For us, we have to play the game of our lives seven times to win the tournament,” Klinsmann said. Don’t worry USA, even if your own coach doesn’t believe, you have a wealth of supporters back home.

Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at or follow her on Twitter