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.
The 24-year-old received 233 points and 52 first-place votes in media balloting released Tuesday.
America’s soccer team is getting some love from the most unlikely place: Mexican sports fans.
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.
The United States earned a valuable point on the road on Tuesday after battling Mexico to a scoreless stalemate in 2014 World Cup qualifying at the Azteca Stadium.
FIFA has upheld the United States’ 1-0 win over Costa Rica in a snowy World Cup qualifier last week, saying the protest by the visitors was not filed correctly.
The United States dropped four spots to No. 32 in the latest FIFA rankings after losing a World Cup qualifier to 51st-ranked Honduras.