| May 22, 2014
| 3:41 PM
The United States Men’s National Team will go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil without perhaps its most iconic player, Landon Donovan.
But coach Jurgen Klinsmann included Crofton native Kyle Beckerman and former Maryland players Omar Gonzalez and...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Juergen Klinsmann has finalized his 23-man roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In my view, there is one glaring omission: Landon Donovan.
On paper, this roster has both strengths and weaknesses. However, I have two major concerns: experience and...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:04 PM
The question made Jermaine Jones laugh.
A day after Coach Juergen Klinsmann cut Landon Donovan, the most accomplished player in U.S. soccer history, from his World Cup roster, Jones was asked whether he liked the team that was left.
"I have to like...
| 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 26, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Perhaps the collective defensive brain freeze that began when Michael Bradley inexplicably lost the ball in the closing seconds against Portugal is one of the greatest things that ever happened to soccer in the United States of America.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:03 AM
The U.S. will take the field today against Germany with a berth in the World Cup Round of 16 on the line.
Plenty more is at stake.
When U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati met with reporters in Brazil on Wednesday he listed the reasons...
| 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 28, 2014
| 5:35 AM
The knockout rounds begin today at noon, but before we dive into the Round of 16, let’s take a look at some awards as they might stand through the group stages.
Golden Ball: Given to the tournament’s top player, there are plenty of strong...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:00 AM
There should be no resting on any laurels by Team USA. No resting on anything, for that matter. The Americans, of modest talent, have survived this far into the FIFA World Cup with an overflow of effort and need to remain Energizer bunnies for 90...