"When Jurgen Klinsmann was hired to
revamp U.S. soccer from soup to nuts
in 2011, the new coach’s old-school,
you-are-what-you-eat approach to
nutrition fell on deaf ears at first.
“Early on, all I heard was blah-blahblah,”
says striker Jozy Altidore. “Now
I know how you eat plays a huge part
in how you perform.” So while Altidore
is hoping to feast on goals at the
World Cup, team nutritionist Danielle
LaFata—who’ll lay out this spread
after each of the U.S. team’s three
first-round games—could be just as
important to the Yanks’ chances of
surviving the Group of Death in Brazil." Photo by Levi Brown.