Good Luck to Germany in the 2014 World Cup


The 2014 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off today as the host nation and one of the tournament's favorites, Brazil, faces off against Croatia.

Germany, who is being supported by EXOS for the third straight World Cup finals, begins its Group G play on Monday, June 16th, at 3 p.m. EST against Portugal. EXOS team members have been supporting Germany's players and staff throughout the World Cup qualifying cycle and build up to the tournament and will continue supporting the team's integrated performance training and recovery strategies throughout the tournament.

"Instead of thinking about winning the title, we need to think about winning each day," said EXOS founder Mark Verstegen when speaking to about the team's preparation. "If we win the process every day, how we are thinking and preparing, how we are fueling, the quality of our movements and practices, how we recover. If we think about doing these things well every day, then we will be in the best position ever to have a chance at winning the cup."

After their match against Portugal, Germany faces Ghana on June 21st (3 p.m. EST) and plays their final group match against the USA on June 26th (12 p.m. EST).

For more on the team's preparation with EXOS specialists Mark Verstegen, Shad Forsythe, Darcy Norman, and Benny Kugel check out the videos below and this training photo album.

EXOS also wishes the best of luck to all the athletes representing their country in the World Cup who play on club teams supported by EXOS specialists.


  • Tim Howard, GK, USA
  • Leighton Baines, D, England
  • Phil Jagielka, D, England
  • Ross Barkley, M, England
  • Romelu Lukaku, F, Belgium
  • Kevin Mirallas, F, Belgium

Sporting Kansas City

  • Matt Besler, D, USA
  • Graham Zusi, MF, USA

Los Angeles Galaxy

  • Omar Gonazalez, D, USA

Chivas USA

  • Marvin Chavez, M, Honduras

Also be sure to check out the articles below featuring EXOS specialists discussing how World Cup teams prepare for the World Cup through integrated training, nutrition, and recovery strategies.

  • Sheraton
  • Adidas
  • SKLZ
  • Kaiser


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