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Archives: US National Team

Scenarios Of How the USA Can Advance to Next Round Of World Cup

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

Today the United States Men’s National Team has an opportunity to advance to the World Cup Round of 16 with a win against Portugal, but what do the other scenarios look like if the USA gets a draw or is … Continue reading

Memories Of USA Beating Portugal In World Cup 2002

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The last time the United States met Portugal in a World Cup was during the first round of the 2002 World Cup. The buildup in the American media could not be more different than this week’s hype. In 2002, the … Continue reading

Predicted Lineups for USA vs Portugal, World Cup Group Stage

Posted on by Robert Hay

With Germany and Ghana’s 2-2 draw yesterday, today’s game between USA and Portugal gives both teams a great chance to position themselves to advance out of Group G.  However, injuries and suspensions mean both will see different line-ups than the … Continue reading

Where to Watch the World Cup in New York City

Posted on by Jacob Dorman

The great conundrum of New York City is that it provides one with an impossible amount of options for watching almost any sporting event including the World Cup. The wide variety of options makes the decision all the more difficult … Continue reading

USA vs Portugal Preview: Teams Face-Off In Amazon

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

Within the Arena Amazonia in the city of Manaus, the United States Men’s National team face off against Portugal with two very different goals in mind. A win, and the United States ensure their entrance to the round of 16 … Continue reading

Bosnia Elimination Should Renew Calls to FIFA For Instant Replay

Posted on by Nathan Nipper
Dzeko onside

In the first half of Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina tonight, Edin Dzeko ran onto a terrific through-ball and beat Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama with a precise finishing shot.  The offside flag went up late and the goal was disallowed.  … Continue reading

Why the United States Should Underestimate Portugal At Its Peril

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Much has been made in recent days of the struggles Portugal faces going into Sunday’s must-win match against the United States. Following a crushing 4-0 defeat to Germany, Portugal is being written off by many experts and American soccer fans. Even … Continue reading

Why The World Cup Will Make Soccer Mainstream

Posted on by Robert Hay
Nigeria at United States, friendly

For years, decades even, American soccer fans have been promising that a moment or a tournament would be the year that soccer finally becomes a mainstream American sport just like football, baseball, or basketball.  These American soccer fans have pointed … Continue reading

FIFA Announce Referees for USA vs. Portugal World Cup Game

Posted on by Grant Miller

The United States Men’s National Team knows that any kind of positive result against Portugal this Sunday will put them in the driving seat for qualification. Now, they also know who their referee will be. Today FIFA announced the referee … Continue reading

Eddie Johnson, Not Landon Donovan, Is Who Klinsmann Misses Most Right Now

Posted on by Robert Hay

[Scene: September 2018. Living room of Jurgen Klinsman, with the coach and a New York Times reporter present] The United States men’s national team coach sits back in his chair and looks longingly out the window. The reporter begins this … Continue reading

Why Klinsmann Should Consider Mix Diskerud or Graham Zusi to Help US Defeat Portugal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States defeated Ghana 2-1 on Monday night in Natal but the American midfield performance was anything but convincing. The midfield diamond that showed so much promise in three friendlies before the World Cup was largely dysfunctional. The formation … Continue reading

Can The USMNT And World Cup Boost MLS’s Popularity In The USA?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Every four years, MLS ties itself as close as possible to the U.S. Men’s National Team in the hopes that the warm glow and newfound soccer fans turn to the domestic league to watch more of the sport. The 2014 … Continue reading

LISTEN to USMNT Star Clint Dempsey’s New Rap Single [AUDIO]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

U.S. Men’s National Team captain Clint Dempsey released a new single today with fellow rapper XO entitled “It’s Poppin.” Dempsey, aka Deuce, has been working on a 13-track album with XO and told the Wall Street Journal that “We were just having fun with … Continue reading

Download a World Cup TV Schedule In PDF Format For Viewers in the USA

Posted on by Aram Gyan
Image of World Cup 2014 Full Day by Day TV Schedule

Soccer fans are in heaven right now with the quality and quantity of games available on television and online. But the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming at times, especially when you’re trying to figure out what channel … Continue reading

Kampion: A New Competitive Card Game Featuring Famous Soccer Players Now Available For Download

Posted on by Bo McMillan
Some of the playing cards featuring art by Adrián Oviedo, Asclê de Oliveira, Thiago Ramon Grizilli and many others.

There have been several times in my life when I’ve run across something that I didn’t even know I wanted. For example, there are artists that add monsters to thrift store paintings, turning boring into amazing. I want one of … Continue reading

WATCH Turn Down For What: Remix Of US Fans In Houston Celebrating After John Brooks Goal [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

USMNT soccer fans in Houston, Texas have put Lucky’s Pub on the map as the place to be during World Cup games. Several videos have been released on the Internet showcasing the wild celebrations after John Brooks scored the winner … Continue reading

World Cup Injury Report: USMNT Needs to Re-Group After Injuries Sustained During Ghana Game [VIDEO]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

Now that the first game of the World Cup is behind them, the United States Men’s National Team looks to Portugal for their next challenge. Changes will need to be made to the starting XI as Jozy Altidore will likely … Continue reading

With Jozy Altidore Injured, USA Has 3 Tactical Options to Consider For Game Against Portugal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States 2-1 victory over Ghana on Monday came at a heavy cost in the form of an injury to striker Jozy Altidore, who looks likely to be out of action for several weeks. The Sunderland forward is a … Continue reading