The United States find themselves in the Group of Death for the World Cup in Brazil next month.

With games against Germany, Portugal and Ghana in store for the Stars and Stripes they definitely have their works cut out for them in South America to get out of the group stages and into the knockout phase.

In those games however they will face up against special players like Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller, William Carvalho, Kevin-Prince Boateng and of course Cristiano Ronaldo.

But speaking to MLSSoccer.com, USA midfielder Maurice Edu was confident in his teammates ability to deal with the threat of the Real Madrid ace.

"I don't know if that's necessarily how we would go about that," Edu said on the prospect of man marking the star. "It's kind of strange in soccer to just kind of mark out one player."

"I think we have a quality team so i think that whoever lines up against Ronaldo. The games we've played previously have seen us come against the top players in the world so going into that game we'll feel confident. (The team) will have done their homework on him...and we'll fell confident going up against him to get the result we need."

The 29-year old forward is the go-to man in the Portugal team and is always looked to to get them out of tight spots and drag them on. Ronaldo has 49 goals in 110 national team appearances, passing Pauleta as top scorer in the country's history.

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