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  1. Arturo Vidal losing race to be ready for Chile’s opener

    Jun 9, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT


    Five weeks after what was supposed to be minor survey, the Chile star is not fully training with his team.

  2. World Cup Preview Group B: Reigning Spain meets Chile, Netherlands, Australia

    Jun 9, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Andres Iniesta

    A World Cup final rematch is only the start of the deep drama in Group B, which has a whole lot of individual talent.

  3. PST writers make World Cup picks and predictions

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT


    We put our necks on the line to predict how the World Cup will play out. What do you think?

  4. Sepp Blatter claims Qatar bribery claims are fueled by racism

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter

    “It really makes me sad,” Blatter said (Cue: “Total Eclipse of the Heart”).

  5. SportsDash: U.S. men carrying momentum to Brazil (video)

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

    Azerbaijan v United States

    In terms of muscle and endurance, is the United States among the strongest teams in the World Cup?

  6. Top 20 World Cup Moments: De Boer to Bergkamp for win — No. 5 (video)

    Jun 9, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

    Dennis Bergkamp’s goal was simply stunning, as was the pass from Frank de Boer. Plus: The Guardian’s Lego recreation video!

  7. Protesters blasted by tear gas in Sao Paolo days before World Cup

    Jun 9, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

    Brazil WCup Protest

    Striking workers want a 12.2 percent raise. The employers have offered about 8.8. Which equals protest. Which equals riot gear and tear gas.

  8. Stoke snag Sidwell; Could they be next year’s Premier League darlings?

    Jun 9, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT


    With a steady lineup of Asmir Begovic in net and a good back line of Ryan Shawcross, Geoff Cameron and others, Stoke is one to watch moving forward.

  9. World Cup Preview Group A: Hosts Brazil face Mexico, Croatia, Cameroon

    Jun 9, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Brazil v Mexico: Group A - FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

    Everything you need to be prepared for Thursday’s opening game and the other matches of Group A teams Brazil, Mexico, Cameroon and Croatia.

  10. Is this Netherlands training or Mortal Kombat: Holland? (video)

    Jun 9, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

    Netherlands Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Brutal tackles and big kicks come from Holland training, right in front of head coach Louis van Gaal

  11. It’s on! USMNT arrives in Brazil (without Klinsmann but with photos)

    Jun 9, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT


    World Cup begins Thursday, with the U.S. kicking its tournament off on Monday against Ghana.

  12. Mandzukic confirms Bayern departure; Where will he wind up?

    Jun 9, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

    Germany Soccer Bundesliga

    His style could certainly fly in Serie A, or any number of Premier League spots. Where would you plug Mandzukic?

  13. Report: Luke Shaw requested Manchester United move as season ended

    Jun 9, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

    Chelsea's Oscar challenges Southampton's Luke Shaw during their English Premier League soccer match in London

    If the youngster was ready to go before Mauricio Pochettino skipped town for White Hart Lane, it stands to reason he remains ready for depart.

  14. Chivas USA star headed to World Cup as injury replacement

    Jun 9, 2014, 7:40 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Union v Chivas USA

    Ecuador is in Group E with Switzerland, France and Honduras.

  15. MLS Snapshot: LA Galaxy 1-1 Chivas USA

    Jun 9, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT


    The Galaxy without Robbie Keane couldn’t finish and failed to take chances against Chivas.

  16. MLS Snapshot: NE Revolution 0-2 NY Red Bulls

    Jun 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT


    Luis Robles pulled out a gem in goal as New York stifled the Eastern Conference leaders in a venue they haven’t won in for years.

  17. Report: Beckham offers Miami MLS managerial job to David Moyes

    Jun 8, 2014, 8:06 PM EDT


    Moyes has been relegated to the links since his firing at Manchester United, but David Beckham wants to bring his talents to South Beach.

  18. FIFA sponsors have taken note of corruption allegations – is the added pressure good or bad?

    Jun 8, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT


    Major sponsors have told FIFA they expect a thorough investigation of the corruption allegations, but it would seem all they really want is good publicity.

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