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  • World Cup: U.S. still lags behind soccer world powers

    World Cup: U.S. still lags behind soccer world powers
    Turns out, Juergen Klinsmann was correct after all. The U.S. was not ready to win it all. Not even close. His blunt assessment during the World Cup lead-up, which goes against the grain of standard coach-speak that drips with irrational optimism, was...
  • More than 25,000 crashed 'the world's party' at Soldier Field

    More than 25,000 crashed 'the world's party' at Soldier Field
    Disappointed fans streamed out of Soldier Field on Tuesday afternoon when the United States lost to Belgium in extra time, ending the U.S. team's run in the World Cup, but the viewing party that organizers say drew 28,000 people led many to reflect on the...
  • Marcus Thompson II: US soccer makes its mark

    Soccer has caught on in America. The evidence is in how much the 2-1 loss to Belgium hurts. The ratings will show what social media suggests the nation was captivated by the U.S. men's national team's presence in the knockout rounds of the 2014 World...
  • Tim Howard can't save U.S. at World Cup

    When the final whistle sounded after 120 minutes, some players bent at the waist, gasping for air. Others knelt in the middle of field and some lay in the grass. But Tim Howard, as he had all night, stood tall in front of the goal. The U.S. soccer...
  • Die-hards and newbies alike mingle as U.S. bows out of World Cup

    Romelu Lukaku scored Belgium's second goal, and hundreds of people made for the exits at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. A few American flag-draped die-hards kept a vigil at the big-screen TVs broadcasting Tuesday's World Cup game. One or two attempted to...
  • Belgium ousts U.S. 2-1 in dramatic fashion

    SALVADOR, Brazil -- Cinderella’s glass slipper cracked. Seabiscuit pulled up lame on the backstretch. Kirk Gibson’s long drive died on the warning track. After a remarkable underdog run through four games and one overtime period, the U.S....
  • TV ratings: USA-Belgium big in early numbers

    No surprise here: Team USA's 2-1 loss to Belgium scored big ratings for ESPN. The Tuesday match drew a household rating of 9.6 in Nielsen's 56 metered markets, according to the measurement firm, marking the highest-ever rating for a World Cup telecast...
  • Jeff Jacobs: U.S. Soccer Fans Have Fun Time, Despite Loss

    Jeff Jacobs: U.S. Soccer Fans Have Fun Time, Despite Loss
    HARTFORD — It started in the 106th minute early Tuesday evening, only a few stifled groans after Romelu Lukaku had given Belgium a two-goal World Cup lead. A little tinny at first, a few voices scattered among the 300 or so American Outlaws fans...
  • Ratings: USA-Belgium Sets World Cup Record for ESPN

    Despite an afternoon start time that made it difficult for many Americans to get home to see it, Tuesday's U.S. men's soccer match against Belgium in the FIFA World Cup delivered huge ratings for ESPN -- setting a cable record for the sport. According to...
  • World Cup quarterfinals: An upset may be brewing

    A riveting World Cup resumes Friday with no end to the drama in sight. For all of the wacky results in the pre-knockout phase, the round of 16 played to form -- even as it took a while, with five of eight matches spilling into overtime and a sixth...
  • United States can announce itself to world with World Cup win over Belgium

    United States can announce itself to world with World Cup win over Belgium
    Yesterday in one sentence: Neither had it as easy as they might have hoped, but Germany and France set up a showdown in the quarterfinal with wins over Algeria and Nigeria. What's on tap: Argentina vs. Switzerland, noon, ESPN; Belgium vs. United States,...