| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Mexico v. Cameroon, Friday 9 a.m.
Cameroon’s national team, friends assure me, is more or less the Boston Celtics of African soccer, with Samuel Eto’o as its aging Larry Bird. The team has over the years gone on mini-strikes until they...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The game wasn't pretty, but in this World Cup tipped upside down, it makes sense that a loss equaled a win for a U.S. team that now advances to the knockout stage.
By staying close to Germany in a rain-soaked 1-0 defeat, the Americans sneaked through...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
An official investigation began Monday into the Cameroon men’s national soccer team and allegations that it threw all of its matches in the World Cup.
The Cameroon Football Assn. is investigating seven “bad apples” accused of fraud...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Mike D'Amico was just being himself when he went crazy after the U.S. men's soccer team scored its first goal against Portugal Sunday — but he was dressed like Teddy Roosevelt.
The image of the rough and tumble former president screaming into a...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A pre-match overview does not get more fundamental than this. The third game in the round of 16 pits the Netherlands, the World Cup's finest procurer of goals, against Mexico, tied with Costa Rica as the best preventer.
Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The weirdness of this World Cup can be summed up in a sentence: Little old Costa Rica, which won the Group of Tradition with three ex-champions (Uruguay, Italy, England), faces a team (Greece) that just won its second Cup game ever.
Fancy meeting them...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Chile got the victory they needed if they are to have any chance of progressing from a daunting Group B when they held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 3-1 winners in another open and entertaining World Cup clash on Friday.
Alexis Sanchez put...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:03 AM
UPDATED: The United States' victory over Ghana in the World Cup was Monday's most-watched program -- by a wide margin.
Nationally, the game on ESPN drew 11.1 million viewers and became the most-watched men's soccer match ever on ESPN. The most-seen...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Italy striker Mario Balotelli powered home a close range header to secure a 2-1 win over England on Saturday in an entertaining World Cup Group D game played amid baking heat and humidity.
England left back Leighton Baines, who often looked out of his...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:21 AM
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - A long-range strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave the Netherlands a 3-2 win over Australia in a thrilling World Cup Group B game but a brave, hard-charging Socceroos side came close to earning a famous victory.
The game was...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Colombia beat Ivory Coast 2-1 in yet another action-packed World Cup clash on Thursday to top Group C on six points and move within touching distance of making the knockout phase for the first time since 1990. After a tight first half the game exploded...