| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Germany and Ghana played to a thrilling 2-2 draw, leading me and many others to wonder whether this means the U.S., which played poorly and still beat Ghana 2-1, is better than I thought, or whether Portugal, who was smoked 4-...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:07 PM
With seconds remaining, Cristiano Ronaldo found Silvestre Varela with a cross as Portugal scored late to tie the United States 2-2 in their World Cup Group G match.
Ronaldo, who had been quieted most of the game by the United States, placed the ball...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Having just spent his monthlong winter camp working with domestic players, U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up a team of primarily foreign-based players for next week’s friendly against the Ukraine in Cyprus.
The game, to be...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:57 PM
It's generally not a good sign when a team starts all its games with its best scorer on the sidelines. But unless Coach Juergen Klinsmann suddenly decides, at 49, to suit up and play, that's the situation his U.S. soccer team finds itself in less than 100...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:30 PM
A look at the teams competing in Group G at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
WORLD CUP PREVIEW
FIFA world ranking: 2.
Last World Cup: 2010.
Best World Cup finish: Three-time champion (1954, '74, '90).
How qualified: UEFA Group C...
| May 26, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Juergen Klinsmann has often compared building a soccer team to solving a puzzle. It isn't until you start putting the pieces together that you get a true idea of what the picture will look like.
And that's what Klinsmann, who finalized his 23-man...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:10 PM
The U.S. World Cup team held its first dress rehearsal for Brazil on a chilly and windy Tuesday night at Candlestick Park. And though late goals by Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson gave it a 2-0 win over a determined team from Azerbaijan, it's clear...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The United States Men’s National Team officially kicked off its road to Brazil with a comfortable 2-0 win over Azerbaijan Tuesday night in San Francisco, the first of three friendlies on American soil before the World Cup begins next month....
| May 15, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The temperature at Stanford Stadium hung around 90 degrees Thursday afternoon, a few welcome degrees cooler than the day before. But none of the players competing for a spot on the U.S. World Cup team were complaining about the weather.
| 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...