Why does Ghana have the U.S.A's number in the World Cup? Jimmy Conrad & KICKTV explore | The Backcut

"The country that I try not to think about since they knocked me out in 2006."

That's where, after trips to Germany, Portugal, and Soccer City USA, KICKTV's Jimmy Conrad traveled to in the latest edition of "The Group of Death: The KICKTV Ultimate Group G Preview."

That country, is, of course Ghana. 

After knocking out Conrad and the U.S. in the 2006 World Cup in Germany in the group stage and then again in the Round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup in South Aftrica, Ghana was once again drawn into the same group as the Yanks for the 2014 edition in Brazil. 

In this first update from Africa, Conrad joins former Ghana national team captain and former MLS veteran Joe Addo for a visit to a domestic match to learn the secret as to why Ghana has had the Americans' number. 

Want more World Cup? The Guardian's fantastic sartorial look at all the 2014 teams and their kit history is here.

Also, so you have your team (or maybe you don't) and you're looking for a team (or another) to root for in this World Cup. Just use this handy Vine from Twitter to pause it and root for whomever the animation stops on.