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Archives: US National Team

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

USMNT Player Ratings From USA vs Portugal World Cup Game

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Who said soccer was boring, eh, sports fans?! The United States of America were some thirty seconds away from the World Cup knockout stages and a stranglehold on the Group of Death, but a Cristiano Ronaldo cross, headed in by … Continue reading

USA Increase Odds to 86% of Advancing In World Cup After Draw Against Portugal

Posted on by Chris McFarland
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Everything is up for grabs in Group G. In the latest odds, the USA retains a surprisingly large 86% chance of advancing, according to Chris McFarland of Share Draft. The US Men’s National Team have a three point lead over Ghana … Continue reading

WATCH USA 2-2 Portugal Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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This is the World Cup that just keeps on giving. Seconds from qualifying for the next round, U.S.A. were struck with the cruelest of blows as Silvestre Varela headed in Portugal’s equalizer from a magical cross by Ronaldo. The Americans … Continue reading

Portugal Scores Sucker Punch Goal To Finish 2-2 With USA [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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With less than 30 seconds to go until the referee blew the full-time whistle, Portugal’s Silvestre Varela scored a goal with the last kick of the game after a superb header from Cristiano Ronaldo to finish the game 2-2 against … Continue reading

WATCH Clint Dempsey’s Goal To Put USA 2-1 In the Lead Against Portugal [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In the 82nd minute, USMNT striker Clint Dempsey scored a goal by chesting the ball into the back of the net from a Graham Zusi pass to put the USA 2-1 in the lead and just minutes away from automatic … Continue reading

USA vs Portugal, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The final match of the day is the biggest World Cup battle for both the United States and Portugal thus far this tournament. Where to watch – The game kicks off at 6 PM EST/3 PM PST, and this is … Continue reading

WATCH Jermaine Jones’ Incredible Goal For USA Against Portugal In World Cup [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Jermaine Jones scored an incredible long range effort for the United States in the second half of the match against Portugal tonight to tie the game 1-1 with less than 25 minutes remaining. Watch the highlight of the goal from … Continue reading