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Archives: US National Team

Kyle Beckerman, The USA’s’ Dreadlocked Warrior

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Kyle Beckerman #15, it’s not just what you see on the back of his jersey at this World Cup it is also what he signed at the bottom of the notes he wrote for his Mom as a kid. Born … Continue reading

Can the USA Overcome the Psychological Blow Dealt By Portugal?

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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Thirty seconds. The USA was a mere 30 seconds away from a momentous victory and qualification into the knockout stage. Instead, all of that was snatched away right at the death in heartbreaking fashion and they had to settle for a … Continue reading

USA v. Germany 5 Match-Ups to Watch

Posted on by Abe Asher
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When was the last time the United States played a bad World Cup game, devoid of drama, controversy, and great goals? You’d have to go all the way back to a meeting with Germany in Paris in 1998. Jurgen Klinsmann … Continue reading

Germany’s Plan Versus the USA: If I Were Joachim Löw

Posted on by Matthias Suuck
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Thursday is the final match day in Group G, and none of the teams in the Group of Death are 100% through or 100% nor are they knocked out. Germany also belongs to this group, though their position is the … Continue reading

Five Reasons Why The USA Cannot “Play for a Tie” Against Germany

Posted on by Robert Hay
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This week I have been receiving a lot of, to use a polite word, “guff” about the United States National Team from militant anti-soccer people. They constantly bring up the idea that the U.S. simply needs a draw to advance … Continue reading

Tweet Your Questions to USA Legend and ESPN Analyst Kasey Keller On Thursday Morning

Posted on by Bo McMillan
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Former United States goalkeeper and ESPN analyst Kasey Keller will be taking part in a Twitter chat Thursday, 6/26 at 9:15 am EST ahead of the United States vs Germany match. Fans can submit questions to Castrol GTX’s twitter page (@CastrolUSA), … Continue reading

WATCH This Fantastic Animation of USA’s World Cup Goals [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Watch an incredible animation of USA’s goals in the World Cup featuring Clint Dempsey, John Brooks, Jermaine Jones and another one by Mr. Dempsey. The superb animation is designed by the talented Richard Swarbrick. And subscribe to Richard Swarbrick’s channel … Continue reading

Support For USA World Cup Team Growing In England After 3 Lions Departure

Posted on by Matt Jones
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With the England national team on their way home from Brazil after three abject performances in the group stage, the intense coverage of the World Cup has been turned down a notch on this side of the Atlantic. There’s still plenty of … Continue reading

Why USA Midfielder Michael Bradley Must Step Up Against Germany

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Last month, if you would have come to me and said that during the World Cup Jermaine Jones was the US MVP after two matches while Michael Bradley was the goat of both games, AND the U.S. stood a good … Continue reading

USA – The Odds Are In Their Favour

Posted on by Alex Muller
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As soon as the final whistle blew in Manaus, confirming USA’s 2-2 draw versus Portugal, their chances of progressing to the Final Round out of Group G soared up to a staggering 86% in the latest simulations. Germany, the leader … Continue reading

Strong Performances By USMNT Players Pique Interest Of Newcastle Manager

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who works for an owner in Mike Ashley notorious for penny-pinching, has stated his interest in bringing US players from Major League Soccer to his club according to the Newcastle Chronicle. Having stayed up late to … Continue reading

Exciting and Unpredictable World Cup Going A Long Way to Silence Soccer Critics in US

Posted on by Michael James
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The most vehement criticism of soccer from those who aren’t fans of the sport has always been “there’s not enough scoring!” Noted sports columnist and troll Dan Shaughnessy from the Boston Globe has been writing since 1990 that there is … Continue reading

USA-Portugal World Cup Game is Most-Watched Soccer Game In History Of US Television

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Sunday’s live telecast of the World Cup game between the United States and Portugal on ESPN has broken the record for the most-watched soccer game in the history of US television. ESPN’s broadcast of USA-Portugal was viewed by 18.22 million … Continue reading

Top 10 Teams Most Likely to Win the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Updated Odds

Posted on by Chris McFarland
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Here are the odds for the top 10 teams most likely to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Note that the numbers were calculated before today’s World Cup games. 1. Brazil — 55% 2. Argentina — 17% La Albiceleste keep … Continue reading

5 Observations From USA vs Portugal World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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This is the World Cup that keeps on giving after yet another rip roaring, drama packed game.  Two Portuguese goals at the beginning and the end of the match sandwiched a captain’s goal by Clint Dempsey and a wonder strike … Continue reading

USA Gives Performance to Be Proud Of That Has Earned Nation’s Belief and Respect

Posted on by Abe Asher
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As Graham Zusi lumbered off the sandy pitch at the Arena Amazonia to make way for a fresh, tall, athletic center-back in Omar Gonzalez, a decisive change was made. It may have been referee Nestor Pintana himself who communicated to … Continue reading

How the USA Can Advance On Thursday In The World Cup [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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What does the USA have to do Thursday in the World Cup Group G to advance to the next round of the tournament? Any of the four teams (USA, Germany, Ghana and Portugal) can still mathematically qualify for the next … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann Gets Tactics Correct But USA Undone By Sloppy Mistakes In Portugal Game

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In the pulsating World Cup game between USA and Portugal, the United States changed its midfield shape reverting to the 4-2-3-1 formation that was used in qualifying. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann had set up with a midfield diamond in each … Continue reading