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International Friendly : United States - Germany

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Germany's head coach Joachim Loew is likely to make a raft of changes when his team takes on the United States in Washington.
The USA will host Germany for the first time since 1999 on Sunday having lost 4-2 to Belgium on Monday, while on Tuesday, German overcame Ecuador by the same scoreline.

But USA head coach Juergen Klinsmann can expect to see a significantly different line-up from his countrymen at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Loew picked Lars Bender and Roman Neustaedter as screening midfielders against Ecuador, with Lukas Podolski, Julian Draxler and Sidney Sam behind lead striker Max Kruse.

Having selected an experimental squad for this week's two friendlies, Germany's head coach will probably make changes on Saturday against the USA.

Loew did not take the likes of Marco Reus, Mario Goetze, Mezut Oezil, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Mueller on Germany's tour of the USA and will most likely to give more players a chance against the Americans.

The impressive nature of Germany's squad means Loew could select a completely different front six versus the USA, with Sven Bender and Stefan Reinartz in front of the back four, Miroslav Klose up front and an attacking midfield trio of Andre Schuerrle, Nicolai Mueller and Aaron Hunt.

Germany have won their past three encounters with the USA but lost their last game away to the Americans.

In fact, Germany have not defeated the USA at home since 1993 but should be confident of overcoming the hosts in Washington.

USA have only defeated Costa Rica this year, while they struggled against Belgium in Cleveland earlier this week as Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke inspired the visitors to victory.

Germany will enter Saturday's contest on the back of four consecutive wins having scored an average of 3.25 goals per game.
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