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2014 World Cup

  1. New chill-inducing World Cup promo features American Outlaws

    Apr 9, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT


    Sometimes, natural sound is all you need to raise hairs on the back of your neck. Well played, ESPN.

  2. Christian Benteke to miss World Cup, as injury curse hits Belgium

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

    Aston Villa v Malaga - Pre Season Friendly

    Aston Villa striker injured in training, as Brazil will be missing yet another young star this summer:

  3. Nike rolls out “Risk Everything” campaign for World Cup (video)

    Apr 1, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT


    The initial video features Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Wayne Rooney as the superstars prepare for the world’s biggest stage.

  4. Ian Darke impresses as play-by-play man for first date (video)

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT


    English broadcaster Ian Darke is well-regarded in soccer circles, and is taking his talents to the word of comedy in ESPN’s latest promotional video for the World Cup.

  5. Klinsmann shuffles coaching staff, adding major firepower

    Mar 30, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT

    Michael O'Neill, Berti Vogts

    Jurgen Klinsmann has announced that two big names — one very familiar to most US fans, perhaps one not — have joined his coaching staff through the 2014 tournament.

  6. Worker dies during accident at 2014 World Cup opening stadium

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Brazil Stadium Collapse

    Worker’s fall increases number of fatalities at Itaquero to three.

  7. VIDEO: One of the greatest World Cup celebrations in history, recreated

    Mar 29, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

    FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour In Paris : Day 2

    Victor’s incredible story is retold, after Argentina’s famous World Cup win in ’78:

  8. Mexico’s World Cup jerseys were reportedly inspired by a WWE wrestler, and there’s video proof

    Mar 24, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT


    Professional wrestling doesn’t often get referenced here at PST, unless of course there are rumors of WWE moguls purchasing Premier League clubs.

  9. Empty threats? Brazilian mayor says city will drop out of World Cup hosting if Tuesday vote goes sour

    Mar 24, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

    Brazil WCup FIFA Visit

    If you’re wondering, the only way the U.S. will play in Porto Alegre will be if they win Group G. That match would take place on June 30.

  10. MLS commissioner Don Garber says Qatar World Cup could be a “monumental disaster”

    Mar 19, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT


    MLS’s chief executive called the uncertainty surrounding Qatar “a very difficult situation for our sport.”

  11. Eric Lichaj’s slim World Cup hopes take tumble with surgery news

    Mar 14, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    Nottingham Forest v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship

    Nottingham Forest announced the news today regarding the 26-times capped American, 25.

  12. Russian politicians want US kicked out of World Cup because US politicians want Russia kicked out of World Cup

    Mar 12, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT


    I’m sure Blatter is going to spend loads of time with the letters sent to him by US and Russian lawmakers.

  13. Assessing the Dutch’s World Cup fortunes in the wake of Kevin Strootman’s knee injury

    Mar 10, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    SSC Napoli v AS Roma - Serie A

    “Kevin made a huge contribution to our qualification for the World Cup, he never let us down and now his dreams have died,” said Holland manager Louis van Gaal.

  14. Pelé takes to Twitter to endorse Brazil’s captain ahead of the World Cup

    Mar 10, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

    South Africa v Brazil - International Friendly

    That is not a lousy public high-five for a player, now, is it?

  15. Herrera, Mexico target Brazil hoping to be a “rock in their shoe” at the World Cup

    Feb 21, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT


    Ahead of their March 5 friendly with Nigeria, Miguel Herrera has expressed Mexico’s biggest goal in the World Cup: to take down the host nation.

  16. Johannsson in Europa League action today; What does it mean to Klinsmann?

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

    Dutch Eredivisie - Vitesse Arnhem v AZ Alkmaar

    Would you put his odds at starting a World Cup match at 50/50 at worst?

  17. Detailing FIFA’s ‘friendly reminder’ trip to check in on Brazil’s World Cup preparations

    Feb 17, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

    Jerome Valcke, Luis Fernandes, Arthur Virgilio Neto

    In the latest edition of “Where’s Valcke?” let’s see what FIFA’s Secretary General has been up to as crucial talks await:

  18. A few photos available of U.S. team’s match vs. Sao Paolo

    Jan 20, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

    Tally Hall-Brazil

    The local team released a photo gallery spread features some shots from Monday’s training match at the Brazilian heavyweight’s practice ground:

  19. Young United States striker Juan Agudelo still harboring 2014 World Cup hopes

    Jan 20, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT

    Agudelo-New England

    Agudelo, now property of Stoke City but on loan to Holland’s FC Utrecht, spoke over the weekend about his move into Europe:

  20. Klinsmann explains unique January camp opportunity

    Jan 8, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Jurgen Klinsmann

    Players, manager excited to get a whole lot of familiarity with their summer headquarters during January camp.

  21. Theo Walcott just the first; roster of World Cup injury misfortune sure to grow

    Jan 6, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

    Germany v Austria - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier

    It’s a sad roster that is sure to expand over the coming months:

  22. Behind the Brazuca: NBC’s extensive research hints less “knuckle-ball” in Brazil, NASA agrees

    Dec 13, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT


    NBC News’ Ben Popken gets the lowdown on the new World Cup ball. Good news… a Jabulani, it is not:

  23. Venue Guide: Check out where the USA will play at 2014 World Cup in Brazil

    Dec 11, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT


    Which venues will the USA be playing in next summer? We take an in-depth look at them, right here:

  24. World Cup fixture times changed

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

    FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke holds the ticket of the United States during the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    FIFA have changed the times of six World Cup fixtures, including the scheduled kickoff time for USA – Portugal.

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