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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

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

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

Landon Donovan, Maurice Edu left out of final U.S. World Cup team

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:22 PM
The decision was fast, and the timing was stunning. Landon Donovan, the United States men's national team's all-time leading scorer and one of the most clutch players in American soccer history, was unceremoniously cast aside by Jurgen Klinsmann on Thursday as Klinsmann named the 23 players who will... Read more

Maurice Edu named to U.S. national team World Cup training camp squad

Monday, May 12, 2014, 2:55 PM
As expected, Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu was named to U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s 30-player World Cup training camp squad on Monday. "I'm very excited to go there representing not only myself and my family, but also the Unoin. Now I need to go in there... Read more

ESPN aims to make World Cup history in Brazil

Monday, May 5, 2014, 8:48 AM
NEW YORK - Of the thousands of words that were spoken, printed and tweeted at ESPN's World Cup press conference this past Friday, one phrase stood out the most. They came from Amy Rosenfeld, the network's senior coordinating producer for all things soccer. She has overseen broadcasts of the sport... Read more

ESPN presents its World Cup broadcast plan

Friday, May 2, 2014, 9:05 AM
NEW YORK - ESPN has summoned the soccer media to Manhattan today for a press conference detailing its plans for broadcasting next month's World Cup. It's no secret that the network intends to pull out all the stops for its presentation of everything in Brazil. We already know some elements of what... Read more

Univision's World Cup plan: U.S., Mexico equally important

Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:57 PM
NEW YORK - Imagine, just for a moment, the notion that you couldn’t watch just about any soccer game you could dream of on television or online. It’s not that far-fetched a concept, because our lives were that way not all that long ago. Only over the last 10 years or so has soccer on TV... Read more

Canada wants to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, but will it work?

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 4:42 PM
I read with some interest Thursday morning the news that Canada intends to bid to host the 2026 World Cup. As the nation gears up to host the 2015 Women's World Cup, Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani is setting his eyes on an even bigger prize. 2026 is the next tournament available... Read more
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