Team USA spotlight: Graham Zusi

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His perfect cross enabled John Brooks to score the header that gave Team USA a 2-1 win over Ghana, yet Graham Zusi is one of the U.S. soccer team's unsung heroes. Here's a closer look at the stealthy midfielder.
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Graham Zusi of the United States poses during the Official FIFA World Cup 2014 portrait session on June 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Dennis Grombkowski/FIFA via Getty Images)
Graham Zusi
Graham Zusi of the United States poses during the Official FIFA World Cup 2014 portrait session on June 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Dennis Grombkowski/FIFA via Getty Images)
Graham Zusi (R) of the U.S. drives the ball as Azerbaijan's Gara Garayev defends during an international friendly soccer match in San Francisco, California May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Graham Zusi of the U.S. drives the ball as Azerbaijan's Gara Garayev defends during an international friendly soccer match in San Francisco, California
Graham Zusi (R) of the U.S. drives the ball as Azerbaijan's Gara Garayev defends during an international friendly soccer match in San Francisco, California May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Graham Zusi of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal against Panama during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Panama City October 15, 2013. REUTERS/ Carlos Jasso (PANAMA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
Zusi of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal against Panama during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Panama City
Graham Zusi of the U.S. celebrates after scoring a goal against Panama during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Panama City October 15, 2013. REUTERS/ Carlos Jasso (PANAMA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
<b>Graham Zusi</b><br>Negara: Graham Zusi<br>Nomor punggung: 19<br><br>(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Graham Zusi
Graham Zusi
Negara: Graham Zusi
Nomor punggung: 19

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 11: Graham Zusi #19 of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team passes the ball against Jamaica early in the second half at Sporting Park on October 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
Jamaica v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 11: Graham Zusi #19 of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team passes the ball against Jamaica early in the second half at Sporting Park on October 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 24: Graham Zusi #8 of Sporting KC reacts during the MLS game against the Philadelphia Union at Livestrong Sporting Park on October 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Union v Sporting Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 24: Graham Zusi #8 of Sporting KC reacts during the MLS game against the Philadelphia Union at Livestrong Sporting Park on October 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CASTROL GTX HIGH MILEAGE - Sporting Kansas City&#39;s Graham Zusi accepts the Castrol Index 2013 Top MLS Midfielder Award Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. (Ed Zurga/AP Images for Castrol GTX High Mileage)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CASTROL GTX HIGH MILEAGE - Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi accepts the Castrol Index 2013 Top MLS Midfielder Award Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. (Ed Zurga/AP Images for Castrol GTX High Mileage)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CASTROL GTX HIGH MILEAGE - Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi accepts the Castrol Index 2013 Top MLS Midfielder Award Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. (Ed Zurga/AP Images for Castrol GTX High Mileage)
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi, right, plays the ball while covered by Real Salt Lake defender Rich Balchan (25) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi, right, plays the ball while covered by Real Salt Lake defender Rich Balchan (25) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi, right, plays the ball while covered by Real Salt Lake defender Rich Balchan (25) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
<b>Graham Zusi</b><br>Negara: Graham Zusi<br>Nomor punggung: 19<br><br>(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Graham Zusi
Graham Zusi
Negara: Graham Zusi
Nomor punggung: 19

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 11: Graham Zusi #19 of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team passes the ball against Jamaica early in the second half at Sporting Park on October 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
Jamaica v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 11: Graham Zusi #19 of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team passes the ball against Jamaica early in the second half at Sporting Park on October 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 24: Graham Zusi #8 of Sporting KC reacts during the MLS game against the Philadelphia Union at Livestrong Sporting Park on October 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Union v Sporting Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 24: Graham Zusi #8 of Sporting KC reacts during the MLS game against the Philadelphia Union at Livestrong Sporting Park on October 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CASTROL GTX HIGH MILEAGE - Sporting Kansas City&#39;s Graham Zusi accepts the Castrol Index 2013 Top MLS Midfielder Award Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. (Ed Zurga/AP Images for Castrol GTX High Mileage)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CASTROL GTX HIGH MILEAGE - Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi accepts the Castrol Index 2013 Top MLS Midfielder Award Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. (Ed Zurga/AP Images for Castrol GTX High Mileage)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CASTROL GTX HIGH MILEAGE - Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi accepts the Castrol Index 2013 Top MLS Midfielder Award Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. (Ed Zurga/AP Images for Castrol GTX High Mileage)
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi, right, plays the ball while covered by Real Salt Lake defender Rich Balchan (25) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi, right, plays the ball while covered by Real Salt Lake defender Rich Balchan (25) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi, right, plays the ball while covered by Real Salt Lake defender Rich Balchan (25) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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