| 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...
| 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...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Crofton native Kyle Beckerman and former Terps stars Omar Gonzalez, Clarence Goodson, Graham Zusi, and Maurice Edu were all named Monday to the United States’ 30-man provisional roster ahead of next month’s World Cup in Brazil.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Win and they're in. Anything else and ... well, it's complicated.
Heading into Tuesday's final match day of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for next summer's World Cup, Mexico faces a series of possible outcomes that could either send it on to Brazil...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 12:51 PM
With some of his first-choice team sidelined by injury and other issues, U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up only 20 players Sunday for the final two World Cup qualifiers.
In the past Klinsmann has typically summoned 23 players to...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:43 PM
In Mexico, people may someday remember where they were the night Raul Jimenez beat Panama. Babies may be named after him. Statues could be built.
Or maybe not.
Because if Mexico falls again Tuesday in Costa Rica, the country's disappointing...