U.S. Mens Soccer
Costa Rica and Mexico advanced from their groups, and the United States will follow if it avoids defeat to Germany on Thursday. Honduras is in contention despite two defeats.
In an attempt to localize the emotions, I saw some people comparing Sunday’s World Cup result to Nelson Cruz’s outfield snafu that essentially cost the team the World Series.
Dempsey scored in the first minute and rookie substitute John Brooks scored a late game winner as the U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1 Monday.
On the eve of the Americans’ opener against Ghana in Brazil, manager Jurgen Klinsmann revealed this: “I booked my flight after the final.”
Diskerud and Johannsson, a pair of second-half substitutes raised in Scandinavia, scored to lift a heavy-legged United States over Azerbaijan 2-0 on Tuesday night in a World Cup warmup
United States rises to No. 13 after drawing 2-2 with No. 19 Mexico. World and European champion Spain remains top, ahead of Germany.
U.S. Soccer wasn’t taking any chances of losing Jurgen Klinsmann to another country or club, giving him a four-year extension before the World Cup.
If the United States is hoping to advance to the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup, they’ll likely need to do something they’ve failed to do in the last decade — beat Ghana.
Jozy Altidore scored a hat trick to lead an impressive comeback for the U.S. men, who scored all their goals in the second half Wednesday and beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-3 in Sarajevo and extend their record winning streak to 12 games.
The United States has broken into the top 20 of the FIFA rankings for the first time in more than two years after winning last month’s Gold Cup.
Brek Shea poked a ball into the net in the 69th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama and the CONCACAF Gold Cup title.
Brek Shea didn’t expect to get off the bench Tuesday night. When he did, he grabbed the role of hero for the United States.