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  1. 2018 World Cup qualification draw: USMNT gets favorable group

    Jul 25, 2015, 1:55 PM EDT

    Fifa World Cup Preliminary Draw Preparations

    Some key matchups in the qualification groups include Netherlands vs. France and Spain vs. Italy, while the United States should get out of CONCACAF easily.

  2. UEFA confirms format, timetable for UEFA Nations League, EURO qualifying has been approved

    Dec 4, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

    "You know what? I don't understand it either." - Michel Platini

    UEFA’s new “Nations League” has been approved, but that hasn’t made it any less confusing to understand. We’ll try to break it down.

  3. Trinidad and Tobago women sent to qualifying without equipment; Soccer world responds

    Oct 9, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT


    The soccer world is responding to a distress call from Trinidad and Tobago coach Randy Waldrum with great aplomb.

  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic urged by famous Brazilians to #VemIbra

    May 14, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

    Paris Saint-Germain FC v Stade Rennais FC - Ligue 1

    Dani Alves, Ronaldo, Rai, Denilson and Bebeto all show up to encourage Ibra to pack his bags and join the celebration in Brazil.

  5. WATCH: US Men’s National Team arrives in Cyprus

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

    Jurgen Klinsmann

    Get yourself primed and ready with a quick look at the Nats arrival in Cyprus,

  6. Diego Maradona: I will always remember Lionel Messi crying

    Mar 5, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Diego Maradona Holds a Press Conference In Rome

    “I can still hear, and I believe I will always be able to hear, the sound of Leo crying when we were knocked out against Germany.”

  7. Wednesday’s international soccer matches on TV and digital in the US

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

    USA Soccer Dempsey

    With 36 international soccer friendlies on tap for Wednesday there is plenty of soccer on television in the United States.

  8. Poll: Only 52% of Brazilians favor hosting 2014 World Cup

    Feb 24, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

    Brazil Carnival

    The poll, conducted by Datafolha, showed that showed that only 52% favored hosting the World Cup this summer.

  9. Feud between Thibaut Courtois and Simon Mignolet threatens to derail Belgium’s World Cup

    Feb 20, 2014, 8:38 AM EDT

    Thibaut, Aritz Aduriz

    “When someone says he’s been unfairly dropped as Belgium’s No.1 keeper I see it as a personal attack on me,” Courtois said.

  10. US Soccer stars impress with intelligence and class at MLS Media Day

    Feb 18, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    MLS Logo

    All the players were simply a bunch of classy dudes. Well-spoken. Respectful. Dudes.

  11. MLS Media Day: Omar Gonzalez discusses MLS over playing abroad

    Feb 17, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    United States Training Session

    ‘Sure, if I get a better option, I would want to go to Europe. But I wouldn’t do it for a mid-table team.’

  12. MLS Media Day: Tim Cahill talks Red Bulls, Australia, Everton

    Feb 17, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Tim Cahill MLS Media Day

    ‘Just because your club has the best players doesn’t mean you’re going to win.’

  13. Revealed: Key dates in England’s World Cup preparations, as Three Lions head to Florida

    Jan 17, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT


    All the dates and key events as England finalize trip to Brazil, via Miami:

  14. New Jersey’s Mark Geiger appointed referee at 2014 World Cup

    Jan 16, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

    Real Salt Lake v Portland Timbers - Western Conference Championship - Leg 2

    For the first time since 2002 an American referee was picked to officiate at the World Cup.

  15. Soccer in the United States in 2013: THE most newsy, eventful year yet

    Dec 30, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Jurgen Klinsmann has the likes of Altidore, Dempsey, Donovan and Bradley to choose from.

    Truly, there has never been a more eventful year for the sport in our country:

  16. 2014 World Cup Simulator: One last time, lets fret over how hard it’ll be for USA

    Dec 5, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    World Cup draw photos

    Try the terrifying, yet spectacular, World Cup draw simulator to see who the USA will face in Brazil 2014:

  17. World Cup Draw: United States in Pot Three

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT


    As expected, the United States Men’s National Team has been placed into Pot Three.

  18. USA drop one spot to 14th in latest FIFA World Rankings, Portugal surge to fifth

    Nov 28, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

    A tough draw means progression past the last 16 would be deemed a great success for the USA.

    USMNT drop one spot as Mexico climb back in the top 20, while Belgium and England slip out of the top 10:

  19. Arsenal and Tottenham both chasing Argentine star Ezequiel Lavezzi

    Nov 25, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Paris St Germain v Valencia - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

    Will the Argentine switch the French capital for its English counterpart?

  20. 2014 World Cup draw simulator: Field set, so how tough will it be for USMNT?

    Nov 21, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Jamaica v United States - World Cup Qualifer

    Groups of Death litter the way, as Jurgen Klinsmann’s side prepare for toughest World Cup in a long time:

  21. Which top players will you miss at World Cup 2014?

    Nov 21, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

    Robert Lewandowski

    Bale, Ibrahimovic, Lewandowski, Cech, Hamsik and others all have one thing in common…

  22. LISTEN: Portuguese announcer goes wild as Cristiano Ronaldo bags memorable hat trick

    Nov 20, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT


    A grown man yelps, squeals and is on the verge of tears, as his amazing commentary celebrates Ronaldo’s star showing:

  23. Lionel Messi plans return from injury in January, could this layoff aid Argentina?

    Nov 20, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring their third goal against Paraguay in a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Cordoba

    Sitting out the longest spell in his career, Argentina’s captain will be rested, recharged and ready for World Cup 2014:

  24. Ibrahimovic: ‘A world cup without me is not worth watching’ as Sweden succumb to Ronaldo’s heroics

    Nov 20, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

    Sweden Portugal WCup Soccer

    Zlatan won’t be at Brazil 2014 and Sweden’s captain thinks the World Cup will be poorer without him… Do you agree?

  25. European World Cup Playoffs: Four Things To Watch

    Nov 19, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    If Iceland do succeed in beating Croatia they will become the least populous country (320,000) ever to play at a World Cup.

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