U.S. Men’s National Team
The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their biggest upset defeat.
Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters.
The coach chose to add DaMarcus Beasley, Joe Corona and Alan Gordon for the knockout rounds, which begin with the quarterfinals Saturday in Baltimore.
Goals have always been secondary for the son of former U.S. coach Bob Bradley and nephew of retired big league catcher Scott Bradley.
In its Women’s World Cup opener, the U.S. team was fortunate to string together three or four passes.
Bobby Wood scored a late goal for the second time in six days as the United States defeated world power Germany, 2-1 on Wednesday.
Danny Williams scored in the 89th minute and Bobby Wood in the 90th, capping a comeback from a two-goal second-half deficit and giving the United States a 4-3 win over the Netherlands on Friday night.
With his work ethic, he will continue to improve on his shooting range and ball handling, making him even more valuable to Brooklyn. He’s just not ready yet for this grand stage.
The U.S. men’s national team trimmed its roster to 16 players Tuesday by cutting Washington’s John Wall and Bradley Beal, and Atlanta’s Paul Millsap.
Despite the huge crowds that watched the World Cup games at public venues in major cities all over the land, we have not become a soccer-mad country.
Kevin De Bruyne turned a heroic night for U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard into defeat on Tuesday with an extra-time goal and an assist that gave Belgium a 2-1 victory and a quarterfinal match against Lionel Messi and Argentina.
In what is perhaps the most anticipated game for the USA thus far in the 2014 World Cup, Belgium is the only thing standing between Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad and a quarterfinal spot.
Jozy Altidore is available to play for the United States in Tuesday’s World Cup second-round game against Belgium, but it does not appear the forward is ready to return to the starting lineup.
While the eyes of the world have been on the World Cup, there’s a small soccer club in Harlem that’s not as concerned about who wins. For them, it’s about making sure kids get professional coaching to keep them competitive on and off the field.
Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing.