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Games to Watch: Final countdown to the World Cup

Friday, June 6, 2014, 9:36 AM
Games to Watch will be on hiatus during the World Cup. Here's the last edition before the tournament kicks off. Costa Rica vs. Republic of Ireland 8:00 p.m. Friday You’ll see plenty of familiar faces if you head down to PPL Park for this international friendly. Costa Rica’s World Cup... Read more

Video: World Cup predictions and expectations

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:59 PM
What's a realistic expectation for the U.S. national team at the World Cup? I offered my view to CineSport's Noah Coslov in a video chat on Thursday. We also talked about sleeper teams to watch, which teams will make the final and whether Brazil is really ready to welcome the world's biggest sporting... Read more

What U.S. national team fans should expect from Nigeria

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 10:20 AM
Tuesday night's Nigeria-Greece game at PPL Park was worth attending in its own right, but it carried extra significance for U.S. men's national team fans. The Super Eagles will be the final opponent for Jurgen Klinsmann's squad before it heads to Brazil for the World Cup. So after the scoreless draw... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup fifth round draw: Union host New York Cosmos

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:58 AM
After beating the Harrisburg City Islanders in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, the Union will get another home game in the fifth round. It will be another game against a relative neighbor, as the much-hyped New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League will make the trip to PPL Park on... Read more

Live updates: United States vs. Turkey

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 1:48 AM
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. TV: ESPN2 (Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman, Jeremy Schaap, Bob Ley, Alexi Lalas and Kasey Keller) and Univision (Jorge Pérez-Navarro, Diego Balado and Jorge Calvo), both starting at 1:30 p.m. HARRISON, N.J. - It's the penultimate test for... Read more

U.S. Soccer chief Sunil Gulati shares thoughts on World Cup security, Jurgen Klinsmann, Landon Donovan

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:16 PM
HARRISON, N.J. - U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati met with a few reporters Saturday at Red Bull Arena after the men's national team wrapped up its public training session. Our conversation touched on a range of subjects, most notably how the program is preparing for potential security... Read more

Games to Watch: World Cup countdown hits high gear

Friday, May 30, 2014, 3:03 PM
Spain vs. Bolivia 4:00 p.m. Friday (, ESPN Deportes) It's been 52 years since Brazil became the only nation to ever win back-to-back World Cups, but it might happen again this year. Spain are the reigning World Cup champions and the two-time reigning European champions, and have one of the... Read more

Live coverage: U.S. national team World Cup media day

Friday, May 30, 2014, 2:36 PM
NEW YORK - The nation's biggest media market shines its spotlight on the U.S. men's national soccer team today. Jurgen Klinsmann and the 23 players who will travel to the World Cup in Brazil next month are set to meet the press in Manhattan, ahead of Sunday's warmup game against Turkey at Red Bull... Read more

Brian McBride weighs in on Landon Donovan, Jurgen Klinsmann, World Cup memories

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 3:31 PM
Every now and again I get a pitch from someone working for a public relations firm that offers an exclusive interview with a former U.S. national team player. I generally don't accept ones that are tied directly to corporate sponsors, but the latest opportunity came without any such strings attached... Read more

Charlie Stillitano rises, falls and returns to prominence in American soccer

Friday, May 23, 2014, 6:15 PM
Those of you with long enough memories might have heard of Charlie Stillitano before he became a host on SiriusXM satellite radio's soccer channel. If you do know of him, you know of his history in MLS, and later of promoting summer soccer friendlies the United States. His current company, Relevent... Read more
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