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People walk in the rain as cars are stuck in traffic in Recife ahead of the Group G soccer match between the U.S. and Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014. (Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Flooded Streets Mar Route To Stadium For U.S.-Germany

U.S. players have their work cut out for them Thursday. So do fans and the media, who have to make their way to Arena Pernambuco amid downpours and flooded roads.

06/26/2014

Ghana midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari plays against Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghana Chaos: Muntari, Boateng Thrown Off World Cup Squad

Ghana has thrown Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng off its World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons, plunging the team into further turmoil ahead of Thursday’s match.

06/26/2014

Jermaine Jones of the United States  (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Midfielder Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones is a 32-year-old American that is currently playing for Turkish club team Besiktas and the United States Men’s National Team as a defensive midfielder.

06/26/2014

U.S. Soccer permission slip (Twitter/@ussoccer)

How ‘Bout It, Boss? U.S. Squad Tweets Permission Slip For Fans To Skip Work

Memo to bosses around the country: Thursday may not be a banner day for productivity. Especially between noon and, say, 2 p.m.

06/26/2014

Chris Wondolowski of the United States  (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Forward Chris Wondolowski

Chris Wondolowski is an American who currently plays as a striker for the San Jose Earthquakes from the MLS and for the United States Men’s National Team.

06/25/2014

Portugal ties the U.S. in the final minute (Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Top 5 Thrilling Finishes In 2014 World Cup So Far

Let’s take a look at the top five thrilling finishes so far in the 2014 World Cup after 10 days.

06/24/2014

John Brooks of the United States (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Defender John Brooks

John Brooks is a 21-year-old American player who is currently playing for German club team Hertha BSC and for the United States Men’s National Team.

06/24/2014

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann works out with the reserves at Sao Paulo FC on June 23, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Instead Of Breather, U.S. Contemplates Scenarios To Advance At World Cup

With its heartbreaking draw against Portugal on Sunday, the U.S. created a World Cup math puzzle for fans back in America.

06/24/2014

(Photo credit: RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images)

6 Of The Most Devastating Team USA Losses In History

You win some and you lose some, but these losses hurt and they hurt bad. And let’s be honest, Sunday’s match against Portugal felt like a defeat …

06/23/2014

DaMarcus Beasley of the United States (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Defender DaMarcus Beasley

DaMarcus Beasley is an American soccer player that plays as a left midfielder for Mexican club team Puebla, but plays as a left defender for the United States Men’s National Team.

06/23/2014

Japanese fan clean the tribune after a Group C football match between Japan and Greece. (credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Things You Missed At The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Week 3

The World Cup is still in motion and a lot of crazy things are happening in Brazil. Here are five things that you may have missed during the World Cup this past week.

06/23/2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22:  American fans react as Portugal scores a last-minute goal to tie the U.S. 2-2 while watching a video broadcast at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Portugal Ties U.S. On Late Varela Goal

Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross on the game’s last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie Sunday on an exhausting night in the rainforest capital.

06/22/2014

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during their Group F football match against Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTE        (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Messi Goal Lifts Argentina To 1-0 Win Over Iran

Lionel Messi scored a superb goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Iran on Saturday and secure his team’s place in the second round of the World Cup.

06/21/2014

6 Things To Know Before USA-Portugal World Cup Matchup

With the U.S. and Portugal set to square off on Sunday at 6pm ET, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Group G has been called the group of death by many because and it’s starting to live up to it’s nickname.

06/21/2014

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo stretches with the help of a staff member during a training session at the team's base camp in Campinas during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 20, 2014. (Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)

Portugal’s Ronaldo Prepares For U.S. Wearing Knee Brace

Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his left knee Friday as his Portugal team held its final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the U.S.

06/20/2014

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