The 2014 World Cup in Brazil could be a major turning point for the United States. If the Jurgen Klinsmann-coached team advances out of the group of death in this year's tournament, it could mark the country's arrival on the world soccer scene. Similarly, in the second half of 2014, the U.S. economy could accelerate to above-trend growth on a sustained basis for the first time since the financial crisis, according to Goldman Sachs. The task for captain Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and striker Jozy Altidore is large. For the US to advance out of its group, a true soccer power will have to fall. The USA faces Ghana, Portugal and Germany in its group. This, however, is the most talented World Cup team even without goal-scoring leader Landon Donovan. Economically, Goldman believes a renaissance in manufacturing and the shaky prospect of immigration reform present opportunities for the US to turn to a world beater. However, Goldman gives both economic scenarios, in addition to the USA's world cup hopes, low odds. Perhaps, the US may outperform expectations. German-born Klinsmann has filled the US roster with dual citizens and strong World Cup results could add a new dimension to the immigration debate.