| 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 21, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Turns out the Amazon rain forest is air-conditioned.
Well, the indoor parts at least. The outdoors? No so much.
And that's become almost as big a topic of discussion in the run-up to Sunday's U.S.-Portugal game as Cristiano Ronaldo's sore knee....
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo cried when he accepted the Ballon d'Or, soccer's most prestigious individual prize, earlier this week.
But now it's the athletic training staff with his club team, Real Madrid, that is feeling a bit overwhelmed.
| 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...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo has logged dozens of assists during his long soccer career. But it's likely none have been more important — or more characteristic — than the one he picked up in March after being asked to donate items to a charity auction....
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:57 PM
MANAUS, Brazil — As World Cup journeys go, the U.S. has gone from being in the driver's seat to having to ask for help in getting where they'd like to be.
That's how big Portugal's goal in the closing seconds of stoppage time looms for the U.S.,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Pele is widely recognized as the greatest soccer player of all time. He developed his unparalleled skills playing against other shoeless kids on the dirt streets of Brazil with a ball made from old socks and newspapers.
But now Pele says the best grass-...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Never before have the World Cup finalists met in the opening round of the succeeding tournament.
From the first-time-for-everything department, it's defending champion Spain versus runner-up Netherlands -- on just the second lap of the 4 1/2-week soccer...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The field in the Amazon city of Manaus, where England and Italy will meet in a key Group D game Saturday, is in dismal condition and it's only going to get worse.
And that's the word from the guy whose job it is to take care of the field.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Luis Suarez is the best soccer player in the world.
That's not opinion, it's science.
Or at least it's the science compiled by Bloomberg, which analyzed players in Europe's top five leagues, measuring everything from defensive and attacking...