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  1. Twenty notable World Cup absences (and who could join them)

    Jun 2, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Honduras v United States - 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup

    There are also reports floating around that Franck Ribery’s back issues could keep him out of the World Cup altogether

  2. Top 20 World Cup moments: US shocks England in 1950 — No. 10

    Jun 2, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

    Borghi-signed US team photo

    Say, did you hear the one about the mail man, the hearse driver and the teacher who beat England at the World Cup?

  3. 2014 World Cup team preview: Uruguay

    Jun 2, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT


    Can Luis Suarez make a handless impact in the 2014 tourney?

  4. Lambert completes move to Liverpool; “Mum and dad shed a few tears”

    Jun 2, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

    An emotionally-charged Liverpudlian heads home to his beloved club, one that cut him 15 years ago.

  5. It’s official: David Villa is New York City FC’s first player (photo)

    Jun 2, 2014, 10:23 AM EDT

    David Villa bid adieu to Atletico Madrid on Sunday, and said hello to the Big Apple on Monday.

  6. US national team, World Cup player profile: Graham Zusi

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    Graham Zusi

    Dangerous in the run of play as well as on a set piece, Graham Zusi could make a serious mark in the American soccer consciousness this summer.

  7. US national team, World Cup player profile: DeAndre Yedlin

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Where is the next DeAndre Yedlin?

    The diminutive back isn’t likely to feature in Brazil, but is a prominent part of the future of Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenure.

  8. US national team, World Cup player profile: Chris Wondolowski

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

    Azerbaijan v United States

    All he does is score, for club and for country, but is Chris Wondolowski ready for the world’s biggest stage?

  9. US national team, World Cup player profile: Nick Rimando

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT

    Turkey v United States

    The Gold Cup and MLS Cup champion will be the third-choice keeper in Brazil.

  10. US national team, World Cup player profile: Jermaine Jones

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Azerbaijan v United States

    The physical-if-controversial midfielder is a centerpiece of Jurgen Klinsmann’s plans for Brazil, whether you like it or not.

  11. 2014 World Cup team preview: Costa Rica

    Jun 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT


    Perhaps the underdogs of the tournament, can Costa Rica possibly escape Group D?

  12. Sergio Ramos doubles down on championship calf tattoos (photos)

    Jun 2, 2014, 7:10 AM EDT

    Sergio Ramos's early brace sparked Real Madrid to a dominant display in Munich. (Photo: AP Photos.)

    The Real Madrid defender’s calves now feature an image of the UEFA Champions League trophy as well as the World Cup’s prize.

  13. USMNT player grades vs. Turkey: Davis stands out, Chandler struggles out of position

    Jun 1, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT


    Nobody shone too brightly from the pack, but there are a few players to acknowledge as we rocket towards Brazil.

  14. MLS Roundup: LA rescued by Donovan, Vancouver ends Cascadia streak

    Jun 1, 2014, 11:13 PM EDT


    Landon Donovan played hero in the heat as he capitalized on a Chicago Fire rookie mistake to level the score in an otherwise listless match.

  15. International friendly roundup: Top teams continue to struggle as Germany, France both draw

    Jun 1, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT


    With Germany struggling with injuries and France struggling to finish chances, today was a day of worry more than one of secured business.

  16. Jermaine Jones or Kyle Beckerman at the bottom of the diamond?

    Jun 1, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT

    Credit: Getty/AP

    Jurgen Klinsmann needs to decide, does he want to play a handcuffed Jermaine Jones, or a fitted Kyle Beckerman?

  17. Nothing To Lose: USA shows swagger, answers questions, in win over Turkey

    Jun 1, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT

    Turkey v United States

    Red Bull Arena exploded. From journalist’s row five rows up on the midfield, it was impossible not to stand and applaud.

  18. World Cup team preview: Japan

    Jun 1, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT


    With a wealth of attacking talent, it remains to be seen if Japan’s defense can hold off the best in the world.

  19. Jozy Altidore’s scoring drought is all about confidence

    Jun 1, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT


    Jozy Altidore hasn’t scored for club or country since December 4th, a streak that, if left untouched, will start decaying his game in a more complete way.

  20. Soccer pitch in Nigeria bombed, killing at least 40

    Jun 1, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT


    With Nigeria preparing for the World Cup in the United States, the news will surely bring down the mood with resistance forces targeting a fan gathering at a soccer match.

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