Premier League flop Michael Bradley has joined the on-going discussion in relation to the Brazilian weather, insisting that the intense heat in South America isn't a problem for him and his USA teammates.
"When you talk about playing in the heat, the travel, it doesn't bother us," said the American.
The United States midfielder joined Villa on loan in 2011, after impressing at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where he shone in England's group. Son of former USA manager, Bob Bradley, the 26-year-old only managed three appearances for Villa before his Premier League bow came to a anti-climatic end.
"Not only does it not bother us, it excites us that so many other teams are worried about it, because it is not something that comes into our thinking". The American's dismissive tone suggests that Jurgen Klinsmann's side are not ready to make excuses when it comes to the World Cup.
The USA have been drawn in group G, alongside: Germany, Ghana and Portugal; a formidable group where Klinsmann will come up against his own country whom he used to manage.
USA kick off their World Cup campaign against Ghana and they will need a positive result if they are to progress to the next round. However, one player they will have to do without is their coveted striker, Landon Donovan who was not selected for the World Cup squad.
The weather may be something the American players are used to playing in and they will try and utilise that as a way to beat their competitors.