They're all going down, whoever they are.
This is it, folks. This is the brass ring. This is the Lake Placid semifinal that became the Miracle on Ice. This is the 2004 ALCS.
In other words, if you win this one, you'll already feel like you've got one hand on the trophy, Sunday's actual final be damned.
Jurgen Klinsmann, against long odds, has somehow found ways to put this United States side in a position to win actual games. Tonight, unfortunately, comes the greatest test the Americans have faced on home soil since the 1994 World Cup. If he is to get past Tata Martino's excessively potent Argentine side, he'll have to do it shorthanded-- Jermaine Jones is out thanks to a senseless red card sustained against Ecuador, while Bobby Wood will sit out for yellow card accumulation. The likes of Darlington Nagbe, Graham Zusi, and Christian Pulisic will likely have outsized roles to play in order to pick up the slack.
For Argentina, Angel Di Maria is injured and Nicolas Gaitan is suspended. But the cupboard isn't bare for the Albicelestes; it never is. The Americans -- and particularly Brad Guzan -- will have to play the game of their lives.
In front of a partisan crowd down in Texas, why the hell not?
HOW TO WATCH
United States vs. Argentina
Copa America Centenario Semifinals
Tuesday, June 21st, 9:00pm ET
NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
WATCH on Fox Sports 1 (English) / Univision & Univision Deportes (Spanish)
STREAM on Fox Sports Go / Sling TV / fuboTV / YouTube