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July 17, 2014
DROPPING TWO SPOTS
Despite surviving Group of Death, USA falls from 13th to 15th in FIFA ranking

Everything is relative. Some people might think the United States' performance at the recent World Cup was a success.


July 11, 2014
THIS GOALKEEPER IS SHUT OUT
Tim Howard not on Golden Glove short list

To many American soccer fans, Tim Howard is among the best goalkeeper or the No. 1 keeper in the world. But tell that to the FIFA technical study group. The former Red Bulls goalkeeper was not on the FIFA short list for its Golden Glove award, which is given to the top keeper in the World Cup.


July 10, 2014
GOODBYE, PHIL
Photographer, writer, editor Stephens passes away

Long-time soccer photographer, writer and editor Phil Stephens passed away on Thursday morning.


July 3, 2014
BIRTH OF A LEGEND?
Julian Green makes a spectacular, memorable debut for USA

As the World Cup curtain was coming down on the United States' latest World Cup adventure, another one was just being raised --in spectacular fashion.


July 1, 2014
“WE FELL SHORT OF OUR DREAM”
Superhuman goalkeeping and a stunning goal not enough for US against Belgium

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Goalkeeper Tim Howard played the game of a lifetime on Tuesday night, but even his extraordinary performance could not give the United States a lifeline in the World Cup.


July 1, 2014
END OF THE LINE
Howard's brilliant performance can't stop Belgium from eliminating USA from World Cup, 2-1

One of the great World Cup goalkeeping performances of all time helped keep the United States in its Round of 16 game with Belgium on Tuesday night. Tim Howard was magnificent, making save after save to keep the Americans alive. However, as brilliant as he was, Howard wasn’t perfect.


June 30, 2014
EVEN BEFORE THE KICKOFF ...
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann starts a refereeing controversy

Even before referee Djamel Haimoudi has made a call, the Algerian already was mired in a controversy a good 24 hours prior to kickoff of the United States' Round of 16 game against Belgium.


June 30, 2014
HE'S AVAILABLE
Altidore can play vs. Belgium, but Klinsmann doesn't know for how long

Jozy is back. Jozy Altidore, who suffered a strained left hamstring two weeks ago, will be available to play for the United States against Belgium in a Round of 16 World cup game Tuesday, coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Monday.


June 29, 2014
LOOKING WAY BACK
When the USA beat Belgium in the very 1st World Cup in 1930

The headline in the July 21, 1930 edition of The New York Times said it all: "U.S. Favorite to Win World's Soccer Title."


June 29, 2914
WILL THE BELGIANS WAFFLE?
USA gearing up for undefeated Belgium, which has an injured backline

So, which Belgium team will the United States face when the two tangle in a World Cup second-round match in Salvador Tuesday?


June 28, 2014
IN JURGEN THEY TRUST
Klinsmann's enthusiam vital to Americans' success

Omar Gonzalez admits he has never played for a coach quite like Jurgen Klinsmann. The positive outlook and enthusiasm the U.S. national coach exudes is second to none.


June 27, 2014
RAISING THE BAR
Klinsmann tells his team to think big, not to book their flights home until July 13, day of the WC final

The man who pushed the bar so low for the United States suddenly raised it to much greater heights Friday. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who said several weeks ago that the USA could not win the World Cup, threw out a challenge to his team -- to think big, to think even the championship game.


June 27, 2014
INJURY UPDATE
Jones did suffer a broken nose, Altidore runs, but uncertain for Belgium

A few injury updates about midfielder Jermaine Jones and striker Jozy Altidore for the U.S. national team as it sets its sights for Belgium in the Round of 16 Tuesday.


June 26, 2014
NOT THE END OF THE WORLD (CUP)
Despite loss to Germany, USA gets another life as it moves on from Group of Death into 2nd round

It took about a minute for the result to become official and only a second for it to settle in. After the United States dropped a 1-0 Group G decision to Germany Thursday, the Americans discovered they had booked a spot in the Round of 16 at the World Cup.


June 26, 2014
NO BIG LOSS
USA lose to Germany, still advance to round of 16

The United States lost the battle on Thursday, but will get another opportunity to win another battle in the war. The USA dropped a 1-0 decision to Germany in its final Group G match Thursday in front of 41,876 at Arena Pernambuco, but qualified for the Round of 16 anyway by goal differential over Portugal, 2-1 winners over Ghana also on Thursday.


June 25, 2014
BUSINESS AS USUAL
USA-Germany won't be a 'friendly' for old friends Klinsmann, Low

No World Cup game can be considered a friendly, not even when two old friends meet up. So when U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann coaches against his former assistant, Joachim Low, who guides the German national team, it will be all business at Arena Pernambuco in the Group G finale for both teams Thursday.


June 24, 2014
NO FRIENDS FOR 90 MINUTES
Jones ready to give blood, sweat and tears for USA vs. native Germany

When the United States lines up against Germany in its vital World Cup match in Recife on Thursday, midfielder Jermaine Jones will see some of his friends on the other side of the pitch.


June 24, 2014
AND NOW A FEW WORDS FROM BEASLEY
About his fourth World Cup appearance, looking back and looking forward, through U.S. Soccer

For the first time during the World Cup, U.S. defender DaMarcus Beasley communicated with the U.S. media on Tuesday. Well, sort of.


June 24, 2014
NO COLLUSION HERE
Klinsmann: We are going to try to win, not play for a tie

It's no secret that U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his German counterpart Joachim Low are good friends. After all, Low was Klinsmann's assistant when he guided his native Germany to third place at the 2006 World Cup.


June 24, 2014
GETTING CLOSER
Altidore could be back for knockout round

If the United States reaches the knockout round of the World Cup, then former Red Bulls striker Jozy Altidore could be in a position to help the team.


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