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USMNT: Portugal, Not Ghana the Team to Beat in Group G in 2014 World Cup

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USMNT: Portugal, Not Ghana the Team to Beat in Group G in 2014 World Cup

With the 2014 World Cup quickly approaching, the U.S. Men’s National Team must rapidly transition from the evaluating phase of the roster process to examining how players will fare against the opposition that the Americans will face in Group G, already labeled the Group of Death. Germany, Portugal, the United States and Ghana are all […]

USMNT: Offense, Not Defense Could Be a Problem in 2014 World Cup

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USMNT: Offense, Not Defense Could Be a Problem in 2014 World Cup

As the 2014 World Cup in Brazil edges closer, Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. Men’s National Team will be looking at their opponents in the so called “Group of Death,” and trying to figure out where they have favorable match-ups on the field. However, a theme that tends to be overlooked with the elite offense […]

USMNT: Julian Green Could Be Super-Sub for USA in 2014 World Cup

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USMNT: Julian Green Could Be Super-Sub for USA in 2014 World Cup

When Jurgen Klinsmann scheduled the April 2nd friendly between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Mexico, he did it fully aware that it was his last opportunity to view some of the team’s fringe players and decide whether or not they deserve a spot on the final roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. […]

U.S. Men’s National Team: 5 Takeaways From USMNT Friendly With Mexico

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U.S. Men’s National Team: 5 Takeaways From USMNT Friendly With Mexico

After starting the game on a high-note, the U.S. Men’s National Team ended the friendly with Mexico in a 2 – 2 tie. Although the USMNT will be disappointed by not finishing the game strong, there were a lot of points the Jurgen Klinsmann will be able to use as the US moves towards the […]

USMNT: Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan Don’t Deserve 2014 World Cup Starts

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USMNT: Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan Don’t Deserve 2014 World Cup Starts

The U.S. Men’s National Team has almost become synonymous with the names of two of the greatest American soccer players of all time, Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey. Donovan is a household name for even non-soccer fans, and Dempsey is the most decorated player in American Soccer history. However, in the April 2nd friendly against […]

USMNT Friendly Thoughts and 30-man Roster Projection

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USMNT Friendly Thoughts and 30-man Roster Projection

It was a tale of two halves for the United States Men’s National Team against Mexico on Wednesday night. The team looked extremely good in the first half with crisp passing in the midfield, two-touch to work the ball out to the wings and the ability to keep possession of the ball for more than […]

Exclusive: USMNT Hall of Fame Goalkeeper Tony Meola Chats USMNT, 2014 World Cup

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Exclusive: USMNT Hall of Fame Goalkeeper Tony Meola Chats USMNT, 2014 World Cup

The US Men’s National Team takes on Mexico in a friendly on Wednesday, April 2. In anticipation of the match, Stoppage Time Soccer spoke exclusively with USMNT hall of fame goalkeeper Tony Meola. Ahead of Wednesday’s friendly, Meola will surprise a local youth soccer club with new equipment and invite them to the friendly. In […]

USMNT: Can San Jose Earthquakes’ Chris Wondolowski Make 2014 World Cup Roster?

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USMNT: Can San Jose Earthquakes’ Chris Wondolowski Make 2014 World Cup Roster?

The U.S. Men’s National Team will go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as a member of the so called “Group of Death.” Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, cup-favorites Germany, and constant USMNT nemesis Ghana will all be capable of leaving the group and advancing to the knockout stages. With just a few months remaining before […]

2014 World Cup: Liverpool FC’s Daniel Sturridge Deserves Starting Chance with England

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2014 World Cup: Liverpool FC’s Daniel Sturridge Deserves Starting Chance with England

With a 4 – 0 win over Tottenham at Anfield, Liverpool jumps to the top of the Barclay’s Premier League table with 71 points in 32 games. With a 49+ goal differential, Liverpool is flying high right now behind the record breaking scoring of Uruguayan Luis Suarez. However, with the 2014 World Cup quickly approaching, […]

Porto Alegre may have to “pull out of” 2014 World Cup hosting duties

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Porto Alegre may have to “pull out of” 2014 World Cup hosting duties

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil kicks off in just over two months. The news surrounding the competition right now should be concerning the 32 qualified nations that are going through the process of figuring out which 23 players to call-up. Unfortunately even this close to the tournament, we are still hearing about the problems […]