| Sep 12, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The common refrain -- what if the top athletes in the U.S. played soccer -- may start to become more and more of a reality in the future.
The latest prominent example: Fork Union High receiver Drake Davis, a four-star recruit with offers from Alabama...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:56 PM
The paramount in-game decisions by a soccer coach involve substitutions. Only three are permitted, and the same number of critical factors -- who, for whom and when -- come into play with each.
U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann busted on his first move but...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:30 AM
The World Cup opens in just three days.
That's right. Just three days. First match: Host Brazil vs. Croatia at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
Here's what's going on in the lead-up to the tournament.
* In case you missed it: Jozy Altidore scored for the first time...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:01 PM
The news on Jozy Altidore's strained hamstring was the same Wednesday as it was Tuesday, which is to say there's no news.
Altidore left the field on a stretcher midway through the first half of the U.S. team's opening-game win over Ghana on Monday and...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:32 AM
NATAL, Brazil — It's all starting to come together.
The United States' route out of World Cup group play, which looked muddled and confused Monday morning, had become as clean as Michael Bradley's bald head by Monday evening after the American's...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Jozy Altidore settled into a white plastic chair beneath a blazing sun at the U.S. team's World Cup training facility here last week, sweat beading on his furrowed brow.
It was about to get much hotter.
Altidore has known feast and famine during a...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:21 AM
U.S. striker Jozy Altidore will reportedly miss the team's game Sunday against Portugal.
Altidore left the field on a stretcher midway through the first half of the U.S. team's opening-game win over Ghana on Monday with an injured left hamstring and was...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Random thoughts while waiting for FIFA to hand out Oscars for best actor, best flop:
Soccer needs a World Cup every year....
For a few weeks, the American team brought fans together in the way only football usually does, with beer, chicken wings,...
| 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 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 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...