| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:16 PM
So many people turned out for the official Chicago viewing party for this week’s U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup match that organizers have moved Sunday’s U.S.-Portugal viewing party to a larger field in Grant Park.
Monday’s party packed...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:29 PM
SAO PAULO — Juergen Klinsmann did the math ahead of time. Beat Ghana, tie Portugal and his U.S. soccer team cheats the "Group of Death" and moves on to the second round of the World Cup.
With Monday's 2-1 win in Natal, the first task has been...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:59 PM
NATAL, Brazil — Tim Howard was asked what he remembers most about his last World Cup game in South Africa.
"We lost," the U.S. goalkeeper said.
He and the five other veterans of the 2010 team have had four years to think about that loss to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:11 PM
When the U.S. meets Germany in its final group-play game of this World Cup, Juergen Klinsmann says he'll sing both national anthems before the game. And why not? He's had a hand in getting both teams here, now as coach of the American team and a few years...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The greatest sporting event on the planet, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, begins Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the host country and favorite, Brazil, taking on a competitive Croatian team. I believe this World Cup will leave many of the traditional powers...
| Jun 18, 2014
Chicago must truly be the most American of cities, and it's not because politicians keep saying it. John Brooks, the newest American soccer star in the World Cup, has testified to this fact.
Brooks didn't testify by scoring that incredible goal to win...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The U.S. team arrived in Sao Paulo on Monday, a week ahead of its World Cup opener with Ghana, and got right to work.
A police escort that included a helicopter hovering overhead guided the team on the morning trip from the airport to its downtown...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — The U.S. soccer team was scheduled to land here late Monday morning, local time. Though it would arrive fresh off a month-long training camp that left it winded and weary and three consecutive victories that left it comfortable...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:51 AM
A controversial call may have spoiled Thursday’s World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia for many fans across the globe.
Referee Yuichi Nishimura called a penalty kick against Croatia in the 69th minute when Brazilian forward Fred fell...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Both the U.S. and Portugal will go a long way toward determining their World Cup fates when they meet Sunday in the heat and humidity of the Amazon.
For the U.S., it's win and go on. For Portugal, it's win or go home.
And a tie? Well, then it gets...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Landon Donovan likes the U.S.'s chances in World Cup group play against Ghana, Portugal and Germany. But the threat posed by Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is something that could keep him up at night.
"Listen, there's no question he's one of the...