Archives: World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014 Magazine Now Available From USA Today

Posted on by Alex Muller
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USA Today Sports today launched a special World Cup 2014 magazine to commemorate this summer’s soccer tournament. The 100-page special issue hits newsstands in the United States on April 7, and features previews of each of the 32 teams as … Continue reading

Top 10 Referee Blunders in Soccer

Posted on by RedBrothersUnited
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In recent years, referees have been in the limelight far too often, mostly for the wrong reasons. Some of these blunders have swung tournament outcomes and league title races in a matter of seconds. This is in no way a … Continue reading

Why Not Take Luca Toni To The World Cup in Brazil?

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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In Italy, there is a saying that there are as many Italian national team managers as there are people. Everyone wants to have their say on who should be wearing Azzurri at a major competition.  Every two years everyone becomes … Continue reading

Who Will Be Michael Bradley’s Partner In Brazil?

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr
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If one thing was apparent after the 2-2 draw to Mexico, it was that Michael Bradley is the most important player going into this year’s World Cup.  This is something that fans of the United States (USMNT) have known for … Continue reading

Interview With Tony Meola, Legendary USMNT Goalkeeper

Posted on by Grant Miller
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World Soccer Talk got the chance to have an exclusive interview with U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Tony Meola. The goalkeeper, who was a two-sport college athlete, made his name as the USMNT’s No. 1 during the 1990 and 1994 … Continue reading

ESPN Names Four Additional Analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Nightly Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN have added four analysts to its coverage of World Cup 2014 with the inclusion of Stewart Robson, Efan Ekoku, Alejandro Moreno and Kasey Keller. The analysts will join the five World Cup analysts ESPN named in December, who are … Continue reading

Kyle Beckerman Deserves to be Named in USMNT World Cup Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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It’s been a long time coming for Kyle Beckerman. A player I personally watched closely as a youngster, when he was a “Nike Project-40” prospect that had just graduated from the Bradenton Academy and assigned to the Miami Fusion, is … Continue reading

11 Stars That Could Miss World Cup 2014 Due to Injury

Posted on by Siddharth Dhruva
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Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes recently joined the long list of high-profile players who risk sitting out this summer’s World Cup tournament in Brazil. Valdes’ anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was torn in an innocuous incident during Barcelona’s recent 3-0 win over … Continue reading

USMNT 2-2 Mexico: US Let 2-0 Lead Slip In Julian Green Debut

Posted on by Pedro Heizer
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After a strong first half that led to two goals, the United States Men’s National Team looked lost in the second half as they let a 2-0 lead slip into a 2-2 final result against rivals Mexico in Glendale, Arizona. … Continue reading

USMNT vs Mexico, 11:15pm ET Kickoff: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The US Men’s National Team plays Mexico tonight at the University of Phoenix Stadium in a friendly match that will be televised live on UniMas, ESPN, WatchESPN and ESPN3.com. From 11-11:15pm ET, the pre-match coverage will be on ESPN2. The … Continue reading

Photos of USMNT World Cup Away Jersey Modeled By Spike Lee, Andrew Luck, Eric Koston and Other Stars

Posted on by Alex Muller
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USMNT’s away jersey for World Cup 2014 is now available, and Nike have featured several celebrities in photoshoots to promote the launch of the shirt that will be worn by the USA team during 2014. The new away jersey has … Continue reading

USMNT World Cup Away Shirt For Brazil 2014 Now Available: Official [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The US Men’s National Team and Nike have unveiled the USMNT World Cup away shirt that will be worn this year and at the World Cup. The USMNT red, white and blue away shirt features a bold design with a … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann Hires Berti Vogts as USMNT World Cup Special Advisor

Posted on by Pedro Heizer
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The U.S. Men’s National Team is getting more of an European flavor after it was announced earlier today that head coach Jüngen Klinsmann has appointed Berti Vogts to be a Special Advisor to the USMNT from now through the World … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Can France Banish Demons in South America?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The French national team spectacularly imploded during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with Raymond Domenech’s side crashing out of the tournament, bottom of Group A with a solitary point, as humiliation engulfed one of the most well respected footballing … Continue reading

England Unveil Official World Cup Home and Away Kits For Brazil 2014 [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The FA and Nike today unveiled England’s home and away kits for World Cup 2014. According to The FA, the new home shirt is a pure and brilliant white with an engineered pinstripe in the fabric. White satin tape on … Continue reading

WATCH Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera Poking Fun At Referees In New TV Commercial [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Thumbs up to Mexico national team head coach Miguel Herrera for having a sense of humor. The manager of the Mexico team stars in a new TV commercial where he’s accompanied by a parrot. The parrot insults the refs, saying … Continue reading

WATCH Cristiano Ronaldo And Pele Star In A Brand-New Soccer Commercial [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Earlier this week, we posted a photograph of the new global football ambassador for Emirates, standing in front of a steamed mirror on board an Emirates A380 plane. We had no idea who the star was, so we asked you … Continue reading

3 England Fans Set Out On Walk to World Cup to Raise Money For Charity

Posted on by Grant Miller
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Ah, the World Cup. Undoubtedly the most anticipated event in all of sports. We wait four years for each one to come around, and that feeling of excitement when the tournament is fast approaching never gets old. In fact, sometimes … Continue reading