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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is off to an exciting start, highlighted by Team USA's win over Ghana on Monday. At least if you're an American.
For the world's biggest sporting event, footwear brands are making a splash by lacing up their respective star soccer athletes in top-of-the-line, eye-catching cleats. Nike's ultra-bright Magista, adidas' graphic driven 'Battle Pack' and PUMA's mismatched evoSpeed are just a few of the styles that have left their mark on this year's tournament.
Scroll through a gallery of cleat close-ups from the early days of the group stage below.
Clint Dempsey -- Nike Hypervenom
Kyle Beckerman -- Nike Tiempo Legend V
Jermaine Jones -- Nike CTR 360 Maestri III
Neymar -- Nike Hypervenom
Hulk -- Mizuno Morelia Neo MD
Oscar -- adidas Predator Instinct
Victor -- adidas NitroCharge
Mexico -- PUMA evoSpeed 1.2
Germany -- adidas F50 adizero