The United States will play Germany, Portugal and Ghana in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil.
The former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95, leading to a vast outpouring of tributes from the world’s best-known athletes and top sporting bodies.
Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener in Brazil collapsed on Wednesday, killing two workers and raising urgent new concerns whether the country will be ready for soccer’s signature event.
Croatia’s World Cup qualification celebrations have been overshadowed by apparent pro-Nazi chants by some fans and defender Joe Simunic.
Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time, giving United States a 3-2 win Tuesday night that left Mexico’s hopes alive and knocked out the Panamanians.
Honduras will play an exhibition game against Israel at Citi Field on June 2 in preparation for three World Cup qualifiers that include a match against the United States.
Lindsey Vonn crashed during the super-G Tuesday and was taken to a hospital by helicopter after apparently hurting her right knee at the world championships.
The United States beat Italy for the first time in 11 games over 78 years, a 1-0 victory in an exhibition Wednesday night on Clint Dempsey’s goal in the 55th minute.
So they didn’t win a championship. New York City still gave the U.S. Women’s World Cup team a warm welcome home. One by one, tired and disappointed players trudged off the bus and were greeted with cheers and waves from appreciative fans who didn’t seem to mind a bit that they came up short.
The guys had differing opinions about the U.S. Women’s performance in Sunday’s World Cup finals loss to Japan. Craig thought they choked, while Boomer did not. We put it to a poll and Craigie was very pleased to announce that 53 percent of respondents agreed with him.
After 12 years, the USA Women’s Soccer team is once again at the World Cup Finals, this time facing Japan, with the showdown on Sunday, July 17. These bars are hosting the best parties.
With an off-night on the baseball diamond, Jerry didn’t have much to report on as far as on-field action, but he did have some information to pass along after Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke on a conference call yesterday.
The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title in 1999, and once again Abby Wambach came up big for these Americans, scoring in a 3-1 victory over France on Wednesday.
The U.S. women’s national team made a statement in their 1-0 win over Mexico on Sunday in its final World Cup tuneup.
Bidders promise another burst of explosive growth if FIFA’s executive committee awards the 2022 tournament to the United States when it votes Thursday in Zurich. Australia, Japan, Qatar and South Korea are the competition.