Possible shootout order for Team USA

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The United States has no real history in shootouts, at least not at the ultimate level of a World Cup. That might not be a bad thing. Especially when it has the expertise of the greatest penalty-taking nation on earth in its corner.

For the Americans, selecting the five men to step up first would be somewhat tricky. Clint Dempsey would be an obvious choice, as he is the assigned penalty taker during regulation. However, he did miss against Mexico in qualifying, and did not have a perfect record during his time in the English Premier League. Served Fresh by Subway
— Martin Rogers

If the U.S. is forced into a shootout, Martin Rogers of Yahoo Sports has broken down the possible order. Here is the breakdown:

DaMarcus Beasley of the U.S. (L) fights for the ball with Germany's Mesut Ozil during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Beasley of the U.S. fights for the ball with Germany's Ozil during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Pernambuco arena in Recife
DaMarcus Beasley of the U.S. (L) fights for the ball with Germany's Mesut Ozil during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Alejandro Bedoya of the U.S. reacts after missing a chance to score a goal against Germany during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 26, 2014.REUTERS/Tony Gentile (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Bedoya of the U.S. reacts after missing a chance to score a goal against Germany during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Pernambuco arena in Recife
Alejandro Bedoya of the U.S. reacts after missing a chance to score a goal against Germany during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 26, 2014.REUTERS/Tony Gentile (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard grabs the ball as he makes a save at the feet of his teammate Geoff Cameron, right, and Ghana's Andre Ayew during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Americans' defense does job in win against Ghana
United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard grabs the ball as he makes a save at the feet of his teammate Geoff Cameron, right, and Ghana's Andre Ayew during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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