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2014 World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Injury Would Be Detrimetal to USMNT Chances Against Portugal

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2014 World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Injury Would Be Detrimetal to USMNT Chances Against Portugal

With unconfirmed rumors of current holder of the Ballon d’Or – the award for the best soccer player in the world for those of you just catching World Cup fever – Cristiano Ronaldo injury coulad cause him to miss out on the rest of the 2014 World Cup, U.S. Men’s National Team fans are rejoicing. […]

2014 World Cup: Mexico Fans Should Rejoice Draw against Brazil

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2014 World Cup: Mexico Fans Should Rejoice Draw against Brazil

Coming into their second Group A game here in the 2014 World Cup, Mexico faced the task of taking on the host nation Brazil in a game that while would not determine if they qualify and advance into the knockout stages, a positive result would put them one step closer. In the lead up to […]

What To Expect From Mexico vs. Brazil

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What To Expect From Mexico vs. Brazil

After a very positive and impressive display in their 2014 World Cup opener against Cameroon which saw Mexico win 1-0, they will entering their second group stage game feeling good about their play and effort to date. Given that Mexico will be taking on tournament host and a tournament favorite in Brazil, having won the […]

Adversity, Belief, and Triumph: US Men’s National Team Finally Overcomes Ghana

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Adversity, Belief, and Triumph: US Men’s National Team Finally Overcomes Ghana

Sometimes, everything simply flies out the window. A team can plan all they want in sports. But if Murphy’s Law has taught us anything, it is that you just cannot predict what may happen. Then it becomes all about the response. The US Men’s National Team‘s first 2014 World Cup game–a heart-stopping 2-1 survival against […]

John Brooks Impresses in US Men’s National Team’s 2014 World Cup Opening Win over Ghana

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John Brooks Impresses in US Men’s National Team’s 2014 World Cup Opening Win over Ghana

The US Men’s National Team was coming into the 2014 World Cup facing a familiar foe in Ghana. They looked to put past heart-breaking losses against Ghana in the last two World Cups behind them. They did just that. Behind a Clint Dempsey first-minute goal and a late goal from John Brooks off a corner kick, the United […]

2014 FIFA World Cup: A Swiss Miss For Ecuador

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2014 FIFA World Cup: A Swiss Miss For Ecuador

One of the first things that young forwards are taught as they learn the game is to take shots if you have the space. Sometimes though a player’s brain overtakes the player’s instinct and that split-second can be the difference between a goal and no shot at all. This will be the thought that goes […]

Live 2014 FIFA World Cup Commentary for June 15

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Live 2014 FIFA World Cup Commentary for June 15

Argentina 2, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 Sead Kolasinac (own goal), Argentina (3′) Lionel Messi, Argentina (65′) Vedad Ibisevic, Bosnia and Herzegovina (84′) 4:53 pm: Make sure to tune back in tomorrow morning at 8 am Pacific as I will be back to cover the match between Germany and Portugal. Coverage of the second match is still pending right now but Phil […]

Live 2014 FIFA World Cup Commentary for June 13

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Live 2014 FIFA World Cup Commentary for June 13

Ivory Coast 2, Japan 1 Keisuke Honda, Japan (16′) Wilfried Bony, Ivory Coast (64′) Gervinho, Ivory Coast (66′) 7:55 pm: Thank you for joining me for this match. This is Chris Blakely and I enjoyed bringing you the action tonight. Matthew Evans will be back with you tomorrow at 11am EDT for more live coverage. 90+6: And there […]

My Take on Match Day 2 in World Cup

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My Take on Match Day 2 in World Cup

On Friday, June 13th there were three matches played in Brazil for match day two of the 2014 World Cup. Two of the matches turned out the way I thought they would. The other match was a shock to me and most likely everybody else that is a fan of the beautiful game. The first match […]

2014 World Cup Group C Preview: Colombia vs. Greece

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2014 World Cup Group C Preview: Colombia vs. Greece

Group Stage Round 1: Group C: Colombia vs. Greece Time: Saturday, June 14, Noon EST Channel: ABC Colombia will be heavily favored in this Group C match-up between the South American nation and Greece, even without star striker Radamel Falcao. Colombia is a dark horse to go very deep in this tournament and will be […]