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    United States' Chris Wondolowski, right, runs resistance exercises with teammates, including Clint Dempsey, front, during a training session at the Sao Paulo FC training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The U.S. will play in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:45 pm | Updated: 5:52 pm, Tue Jun 10, 2014.

SÃO PAULO — While some World Cup teams whine about withering weather and troublesome travel, American players say: Bring it on.

European teams worry they will wilt. The United States considers cauldron-like climates a regular finishing touch, as if the Americans were a Baked Alaska flambé.

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