| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:36 PM
SAO PAULO — Mexico's players had to pile into taxis to get to training Monday when the team bus wouldn't start.
Officials with the English team, whose hotel is within sight of Brazil's largest slum, worry the gridlocked streets will trap the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Manaus is more a sauna than a city, a frontier outpost in the middle of a rain forest 200 miles from the equator.
It's the last stop before the Amazon and not the kind of place where you'd expect to see grown men walking down the street wearing face...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:36 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- In the first half of an April friendly against Mexico, Michael Bradley was everywhere, scoring the first U.S. goal, setting up the second and ravaging a stellar Mexican defense by dominating possession, dictating pace and spraying...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:16 PM
— Michael Bradley's stare could bend steel.
His teammates on the U.S. national team insist Bradley is lighthearted, a practical joker. But when he turns serious, he's far more frightening than funny.
And on Saturday, Bradley was very, very...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:27 PM
FIFA world ranking: 2.
Last World Cup: 2010.
Best finish: Three-time champion (1954, '74, '90).
How qualified: UEFA Group C winner.
Fun fact: Sparing no expense in its drive for a fourth World Cup title, Germany's soccer federation built...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:13 PM
When the U.S. team landed in Brazil two weeks ago, its path to the second round of the World Cup was a simple one: beat Ghana, play Portugal to a tie and hope the tiebreakers work in its favor.
That's exactly how things have played out. With nothing...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Landon Donovan took a big step toward a record-tying fourth World Cup appearance when he was included Monday in the 30-man provisional squad U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann called into this week’s training camp at Stanford.
The team will begin...
| 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 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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Mike Magee wasn’t sure what to expect while working on a parody of the 1980s classic comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
But the Chicago Fire forward was delighted with the results as “Mike Magee’s Day Off” hit...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Early Wednesday morning, just a few hours after the U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup in an extra-time loss to Belgium, Coach Juergen Klinsmann rebooked his flight back to Southern California.
Last month Klinsmann had pledged to stay in Brazil...