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U.S. advances to knockout round despite Germany defeat

Recife, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – They had to do it the hard way, but in the end it was job done for the United States on Thursday as the Americans advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup for the second consecutive tournament despite falling to Germany, 1-0, at the Arena Pernambuco. After earning a huge 2-1 win over the ... Read More »

Germany, U.S. meet at Group G summit

Recife, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – Germany and the United States enter their clash at the Arena Pernambuco on Thursday level atop Group G on four points apiece. A draw would put both sides through to the knockout round, heightening speculation that they would collude to produce a dull stalemate to freeze out Ghana and Portugal. But United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann ... Read More »

Portugal ties USA in final moments

(Sunday, June 22) Final Score: Portugal 2, United States 2 Manaus, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – Silvestre Varela scored in the dying moments for Portugal to salvage a 2-2 draw against the United States at the Arena Amazonia on Sunday, keeping all four teams in Group G alive. The Americans took a 2-1 lead into stoppage time after Clint Dempsey scored in ... Read More »

Portugal, U.S. set for massive clash in Manaus

Manaus, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – The Arena Amazonia will host a crucial Group G contest on Sunday as the United States squares off with Portugal. Prior to the start of the World Cup, the two nations were expected to battle one another for the runner-up spot behind group-favorite Germany, and Portugal received slightly better odds. But after the opening round of ... Read More »

Altidore won’t play for U.S. against Portugal

Manaus, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – American striker Jozy Altidore, as expected, will miss Sunday’s World Cup match against Portugal because of a left hamstring strain. U.S. Soccer made it official on Thursday, but added that forward Clint Dempsey and defender Matt Besler are fit and available for the Group G contest. Altidore was hurt during the first half of the opener ... Read More »

Injury bug troubling for the U.S.

By Chris Ravita, Soccer Editor, The Sports Network (SportsNetwork.com) – One of the biggest stories in the approach of the World Cup was the growing number of international stars who would be unable to compete due to injury. With each passing week, it seemed as though another world-class player had checked out from the tournament for whatever ailment, leaving his ... Read More »

USA wins in thrilling fashion versus Ghana 2-1

(Monday, June 16) Final Score: United States 2, Ghana 1 Natal, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – The United States exorcised some major demons on Monday as John Anthony Brooks netted a late winner to hand the Americans a thrilling 2-1 victory over Ghana in Group G play at the Arena das Dunas. Ghana had beaten the Americans in each of the past two ... Read More »

USA Set to kick off against Ghana tonight at 6pm EST

Natal, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – Ghana and the United States will renew their World Cup rivalry when the two nations meet at the Estadio das Dunas on Monday. The two countries have faced one another in the past two editions of the World Cup with the African nation getting the better of the Americans on both occasions. Ghana earned a 2-1 ... Read More »

USA Soccer team gets grand send-off before World Cup

Jacksonville, FL (NYSportscene.com) Before the United States Men’s National Team departed for Brazil, they received a surprise in Jacksonville following their 2-1 win against Nigeria. With help from fans across the country and soccer legend/ former USMNT player Brian McBride, Allstate Insurance, sponsor of the USMNT, surprised the US team with a send-off video that was unveiled at EverBank Field. ... Read More »

World Cup 2014 Preview: Klinsmann’s ultimate U.S. report card

(SportsNetwork.com) – Judgement day is fast-approaching for U.S. Soccer’s Jurgen Klinsmann experiment. The German mastermind was hired by U.S. Soccer in 2011 to advance the sport following a few years of stagnant results in major tournaments. The United States broke out in a major way in the 2002 World Cup, ousting Mexico en route to a quarterfinal exit at the ... Read More »