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Cristiano Ronaldo Ends Year on High Note

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Cristiano Ronaldo Ends Year on High Note

Despite not being able to advance Portugal through the group stage, Cristiano Ronaldo will be happy to know that the individual awards are racking up for the Portuguese forward. In La Liga, Ronaldo scored thirty-one goals in thirty games and topped the league in goals granting him the “player of the season.” Ronaldo also will […]

2014 World Cup Preview: USA vs Belgium

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2014 World Cup Preview: USA vs Belgium

In case you don’t have access to a television, don’t believe in the internet, or lack the ability to hear the chants of “USA, USA, USA,” exploding throughout the nation, the United States clawed their way out of Group G and advanced to the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup. Labeled the Group of […]

Heartbreak in Manaus for United States Men’s National Team

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Heartbreak in Manaus for United States Men’s National Team

When the draw for the 2014 World Cup was announced in December 2013, nobody gave the Unites States Men’s National Team a chance to advance from Group G, the so called “Group of Death.” (Other groups are arguably tougher than Group G to advance out of.) If I would have told you that after two matches the USMNT […]

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. […]

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 […]

Takeaways From Mexico-Portugal Friendly

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Takeaways From Mexico-Portugal Friendly

Going into their fourth and final pre-World Cup friendly, Mexico needed a much better performance against Portugal in order to give their legions of fans a good feeling about the team a week out from its 2014 World Cup opener against Cameroon and in order for them as a team to feel good prior to […]

Takeaways from USMNT-Azerbaijan Friendly

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Takeaways from USMNT-Azerbaijan Friendly

The US Men’s National Team (USMNT) took on Azerbaijan Tuesday night at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. There was a slight change to the starting lineup right before the teams took to the field. Clint Dempsey was subbed out of the lineup while dealing with a groin issue. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann stated it was more of a precautionary measure. Chris […]

The Writing was on the Wall for Landon Donovan

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The Writing was on the Wall for Landon Donovan

Now that 24 hours has passed since Landon Donovan was not included in the final 23-man roster for Jurgen Klinsmann and the US Men’s National Team, lets step back and take a look at why he wasn’t selected. We all know that Donovan is the most decorated player to ever where a USMNT jersey. He […]

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 […]

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