Fans lustily cheered, groaned and chanted “I believe,“ joining the chorus sung all over the country. But they didn’t just “believe that we will win.” No, they also believed that soccer has arrived.
The next move is yours, Joe Six-Pack. This soccer thing ain’t going anywhere, so you might as well accept it.
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.
Cuomo’s letter came in response to a series of tweets from the U.S. team and coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who wrote a letter of their own imploring America’s bosses to give their workers the day off.
While the Germans had four off days between matches, the U.S. had only three. And teams are 0-4 after games in the steamy Amazon rainforest capital of Manaus, where the Americans played Sunday night.
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.
Memo to bosses around the country: Thursday may not be a banner day for productivity. Especially between noon and, say, 2 p.m.
With its heartbreaking draw against Portugal on Sunday, the U.S. created a World Cup math puzzle for fans back in America.
The conspiracy theorists are out in full force: Would the United States and Germany try to play to a tie Thursday that would guarantee World Cup advancement to both nations?
Soccer can sometimes be the cruelest of sports. In the blink of an eye, everything changed for a U.S. team that had seemingly punched its ticket to the knockout stage.
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during the day’s earlier training session, once again raising concerns about the world player of the year’s fitness.
On Monday, the U.S. national team gave fans quite a show back home, where World Cup fever seems to finally be catching on.
Ghana beat the Americans by identical 2-1 scores in the final group-stage game at Germany in 2006 and in the second round at South Africa four years ago.
After unveiling a plain white home jersey for the World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation is going with a colorful red-white-and-blue design for its road uniform.