• Jermaine Jones expresses the U.S. frustration after a 2-1 loss to Belgium in the World Cup. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    World Cup runs dry for U.S. team

    Uncategorized July 2, 2014 at 8:19 am

    The United States’ World Cup journey came to a heartbreaking end on Tuesday as the Stars and Stripes suffered a 2-1 extra time defeat to Belgium at the Arena Fonte Nova. Jurgen Klinsmann’s side accomplished its initial goal in Brazil by advancing out of the supposed “Group of Death”, but […]

  • Team USA tries to reach the World Cup quarterfinals today against Belgium. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    U.S. tries to make more waves in World Cup

    Uncategorized July 1, 2014 at 8:21 am

    The United States did well to emerge from the “Group of Death,” but the Americans are keen on making further waves in the World Cup, starting with Tuesday’s clash with Belgium at the Arena Fonte Nova. After opening Group G play with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Ghana, the Americans […]

  • World Cup forecast: How far can U.S. go?

    World Cup forecast: How far can U.S. go?

    Uncategorized June 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

    By Chris Ravita | TSN Soccer Editor After 15 straight days of relentless World Cup action – and there has been plenty of action – we have a moment to exhale before the start of the knockout round. There have been 136 goals in the tournament to date, and if […]

  • Jurgen Klinsmann leads the U.S. against his former German team in the World Cup today.

    It wasn’t easy, but U.S. survived

    Uncategorized June 27, 2014 at 10:26 am

    By Brian Wright | TSN Soccer Editor Raise your hand if you had the intestinal fortitude to pick the United States to advance out of Group G based on something other than blind optimism or patriotism. Yeah, me either. Often times, whether a nation advances to the round of 16 […]

  • Jurgen Klinsmann leads the U.S. against his former German team in the World Cup today.

    U.S. won’t play for draw against Germany

    Uncategorized June 26, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Germany and the United States enter their clash at the Arena Pernambuco on Thursday level atop Group G on four points apiece. A draw would put both sides through to the knockout round, heightening speculation that they would collude to produce a dull stalemate to freeze out Ghana and Portugal. […]

  • U.S. goalie Tim Howard (L) will be challenged by German star Thomas Muller in Thursday's World Cup showdown. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Expect the unexpected when U.S. meets Germany

    Uncategorized June 25, 2014 at 10:42 am

    If the 2014 World Cup has taught us anything, it’s that we should expect the unexpected. After only a fortnight, the tournament has been phenomenally enthralling with no shortage of shocking results and performances. There was the quick dismissal of Spain, which suffered consecutive defeats to leave the reigning champions […]

  • Goal's-eye-view of the last-second equalizer that allowed Portugal to escape with a 2-2 tie against the U.S. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Late goal leaves U.S. wanting in World Cup

    Uncategorized June 23, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Silvestre Varela scored in the dying moments for Portugal to salvage a 2-2 draw against the United States at the Arena Amazonia on Sunday, keeping all four teams in Group G alive. The Americans took a 2-1 lead into stoppage time after Clint Dempsey scored in the 81st minute to […]

  • Clint Dempsey will be playing with a broken nose sustained on this play against Ghana. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    U.S., Portugal set for World Cup showdown

    Uncategorized June 22, 2014 at 8:27 am

    The Arena Amazonia will host a crucial Group G contest on Sunday as the United States squares off with Portugal. Prior to the start of the World Cup, the two nations were expected to battle one another for the runner-up spot behind group-favorite Germany, and Portugal received slightly better odds. […]

  • The U.S. has no easy way to replace the injured Jozy Altidore.

    Altidore’s injury leaves U.S. in world of hurt

    Uncategorized June 18, 2014 at 8:48 am

    One of the biggest stories in the approach of the World Cup was the growing number of international stars who would be unable to compete due to injury. With each passing week, it seemed as though another world-class player had checked out from the tournament for whatever ailment, leaving his […]

  • John Roberts celebrates the winning goal in Team USA's 2-1 victory over Ghana Monday.

    Brooks’ late goal gives U.S. win over Ghana

    Uncategorized June 16, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    The United States exorcised some major demons on Monday as John Anthony Brooks netted a late winner to hand the Americans a thrilling 2-1 victory over Ghana in Group G play at the Arena das Dunas. Ghana had beaten the Americans in each of the past two World Cups, but […]