The Sunderland striker scored twice in the USAâ€™s 2-1 win over Nigeria in the final game of their â€śsend-off seriesâ€ť before Brazil.
â€śTo be honest, it makes no difference,â€ť said the striker who lost his club place as a result of his poor form in front of goal, yet remains an important part of Jurgen Klinsmannâ€™s plans.
â€śIâ€™ve played for this team for such a long time now that I think itâ€™s my responsibility to help the team in other ways: tracking back and being someone that younger guys can look up to.â€ť
â€śI take that very seriously.â€ť
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