2014 World Cup Update: American Sports Stars, Celebrities Join ‘I Believe’ Rally for Team USA Soccer

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By James Patrick Quizon | June 11, 2014 12:52 PM EST

The American Outlaws, the U.S’ men’s national team supporters group made the “I Believe” chant famous. Now, American sports stars and celebrities are joining the rally with their own version in a video released by ESPN.

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Jurgen Klinsmann (C), head coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team, talks with his team during a team training session in Harrison, New Jersey, May 30, 2014.

Among the popular personalities who made an appearance in the video are Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, actors Jon Hamm, Kevin Costner, Whoopi Goldberg, and hip-hop artist Ice Cube among many others. ‘

Watch the video below (courtesy of YouTube/ESPN):

Believing the US team can only do so much however. The Americans are with Germany, Portugal and Ghana in Group G, which is pegged as the "Group of Death" in this edition of the World Cup.

USA opens their campaign in Brazil against Ghana on June 16 then takes on Portugal and Germany on June 22 and 26, respectively.

The 2014 World Cup opens June 12 with hosts Brazil kicking off the greatest football tournament in the world against Croatia.

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Jurgen Klinsmann (C), head coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team, talks with his team during a team training session in Harrison, New Jersey, May 30, 2014.
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