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World Cup

Live blog: Germany vs. Australia

Sunday, June 13, 2010, 12:58 AM
Another day, another game, another party. This time, we turn our attention to another matchup between a perennial power and a feisty upstart: Germany vs. Australia. Germany has won the World Cup three times, and no matter how little attention they get, they always seem to play well when it counts... Read more

You can exhale now

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 9:36 PM
If you'd told any United States fan when he or she woke up this morning that the U.S. would play England to a 1-1 draw, they'd have taken it in a heartbeat. Yet if Robert Green hadn't just barely managed to tip Jozy Altidore's shot off the post in the 64th minute after Altidore's electrifying run... Read more

Live blog: United States vs. England

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 8:47 AM
The U.S. national team practiced last night at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, site of today's big game against England. (Elise Amendola/AP) At last, the time has come for one of the most anticipated games in American soccer history. Rare is the occasion when the hype for a sporting event... Read more

Local Mexican fans disappointed by draw

Friday, June 11, 2010, 6:36 PM
If you're just about anyone on the planet today, you've got the name "Tshabalala" rolling off your tongue. South African winger Siphiwe scored a brilliant goal, and Univision play-by-play man Pablo Ramirez was quite literally singing his praises all morning. The strike by Tshabalala - or... Read more

Live blog: South Africa vs. Mexico

Friday, June 11, 2010, 12:06 AM
Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium is ready to stage the opening match of the 2010 World Cup between Mexico and the host nation, South Africa. (Armando Franca/AP) On this morning, we turn once again to the words of soccer's greatest philosopher. Although Soccer in Sun and Shadow hasn't been updated... Read more

Video interview with Martin Tyler

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 1:36 AM
The Associated Press got an exclusive video interview with Martin Tyler, the lead play-by-play announcer on ESPN's World Cup telecasts. He has some pretty interesting things to say about his style and how he'll call the action in South Africa. You can watch the video below. Read more

World Cup prediction contest

Monday, June 7, 2010, 8:38 PM
As you might have noticed, is running a World Cup prediction contest. I've created a group for readers of the Goalkeeper to pick against me and each other. You can get at it here. Register for the contest, then go to "My Groups," then click "Join a Private Group." The... Read more

U.S. team prepares for World Cup send-off

Friday, May 28, 2010, 4:45 PM
Landon Donovan, Bob Bradley and Carlos Bocanegra meet the press at Lincoln Financial Field before Friday's practice. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ Greetings from the Linc, where the U.S. national team is practicing this afternoon ahead of tomorrow's World Cup send-off game against Turkey. The... Read more

U.S. World Cup roster announced

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 1:25 PM
The team was introduced live on ESPN's SportsCenter this afternoon. (Elise Amendola/AP) U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley has announced the final 23-man roster for the World Cup. What do you think of it? Goakeepers (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) Defenders... Read more

ESPN's World Cup schedule and commentary teams

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 9:53 PM
ESPN has released its World Cup TV and radio crew pairings and the schedule of games they'll be working through June 21. That encompasses the first two group stage games for each team. Martin Tyler and John Harkes will call the United States vs. England match on June 12. Ian Darke and Harkes will... Read more
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