| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:02 PM
The word “heartbreaking” flew around Twitter after Portugal’s Silvestre Varela snatched a win out of the hands of the United States with a late goal to force a 2-2 draw in a World Cup Group G match Sunday. After the tie, the focus of U....
| Apr 12, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the league announced Saturday.
Garber, 56, who has led MLS for 15 years, has undergone a series of comprehensive tests and doctors say the cancer has not spread. Garber...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up a 22-player roster composed almost entirely of Major League Soccer players for the U.S. national team's April 2 friendly with Mexico in Phoenix.
But the most interesting selection is one of the three non-MLS players:...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:44 PM
PHOENIX — Coach Juergen Klinsmann has only two months to decide on a final 23-man roster for this summer's World Cup in Brazil. And although most of those spots seem secure, four days ago Klinsmann pushed aside Martin Vasquez, his longtime chief...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:29 PM
The United States men's national team surrendered a pair of second-half goals on Wednesday and settled for a 2-2 draw with Mexico in an international friendly at University of Phoenix Stadium.
After suffering a 2-0 defeat in a friendly against Ukraine...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:22 PM
If World Cup tuneups are designed to build confidence and improve team chemistry, then Ukraine's emotional 2-0 win over the U.S. on Wednesday in Larnaca, Cyprus, was a disaster for the Americans.
But if the idea is to identify weaknesses and expose...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Since taking over as coach of the U.S. national team 2 1/2 years ago, Juergen Klinsmann has repeatedly preached the superiority of European soccer.
"When you watch Premier League, you watch the German Bundesliga or you watch Spanish football —...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:56 PM
The U.S. game plan Sunday was to control Cristiano Ronaldo. And for 94 minutes it worked like a charm.
Then came the final 30 seconds of stoppage time, when Michael Bradley of the U.S. lost the ball at midfield, allowing Ronaldo to rush up the right...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The United States' 2-2 draw with Portugal on Sunday was a disappointing result. In a game played under extreme heat and humidity, and a rough field, the U.S. did a remarkable job of fighting back and positioning itself for a victory and a place in the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:51 PM
The first round of a World Cup is a lot like a circus: There are clowns and high-wire acts, wild animals and magicians. And with 48 games in 14 days, it's hard to watch everything.
So as the tournament paused Friday to bid arrivederci to Italy and the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:46 PM
ARGENTINA VS. SWITZERLAND
Where: Sao Paulo. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision.
The buzz: After years of criticism that he can't win the big ones, Argentina's Lionel Messi has been on a mission in this World Cup. He scored the...