May 27, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; United States forward Chris Wondolowski (18) high-fives head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (right) after being removed from the game against Azerbaijan during the second half at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders show support for USMNT ahead of World Cup

The NFL may be in the slow period between OTA’s and minicamp, but the sports world luckily has a quality distraction from the lack of big NFL news as the World Cup group stages are in full swing as the United States Men’s National Team kicks off their 2014 WC campaign in Brazil this afternoon against Ghana.

With the Americans prepping to represent the country, athletes from all over the USA have been showing their support for the USMNT including the Oakland Raiders as Marquette King along with Rod Streater took time to take part in a video message for San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski wishing the USMNT good luck in Brazil.

Rod Streater also tweeted his support leading up to the World Cup opening match last week, reciting the “I Believe” chant the USMNT fans (along with ESPN) have made popular.

The World Cup is one of the world’s biggest sporting events and whether you are a full time “futbol” fan or just want to support your country in the tournament it is hard to ignore the love that sports fans have for their country’s national team leading up to the tournament. Even athletes themselves can’t help but join the fun and excitement, including the Raiders.

You can see Streater and King’s message to Wondolowski and the USMNT below:


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