USA World Cup Star Graham Zusi Talks to World Soccer Talk

While in Florida promoting and helping with Gatorade’s Unreal Around the World contest, a program that provides select winners for a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the globe to experience trips in either Italy, England, Spain, Argentina, or Brazil with clubs like Liverpool, Barcelona and Boca Juniors, Graham Zusi took time to talk to World Soccer Talk. Our conversation covered...
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Follow the USMNT Post World Cup

The World Cup is now officially over and all the players will now return to their respective club teams. Messi will return to Barcelona along with Neymar, and now Luis Suarez. Christiano Ronaldo goes back to Real Madrid. Break out star James Rodriguez from Colombia will return to his French league team AS Monaco. But if you were like the rest of the country and go swept up under...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweets of the Week

A MUST READ: @PeteFrates3 describes his journey with ALS and hopes for the future of the disease. #StrikeoutALS— BC Baseball (@BCBirdBall) July 2, 2014What an experience it was playing in a World Cup! Thanks America & fans for believing! Blessed to be a part of this team #USMNT! #1N1T #USA— Alejandro Bedoya (@AleBedoya17) July 2, 2014This Jason Kidd...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Player Ratings For World Cup Game Against Belgium

The US exited the 2014 FIFA World Cup with their heads held high after a 2-1 extra time loss to Belgium. Here are the player ratings. Tim Howard, 10: He covered himself in all kinds of glory with one of the greatest goalkeeping performances in recent memory. DeMarcus Beasley, 8: While he was twisted into knots by the tricky Kevin Mirallas, Beasley had another terrific game to cap...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

USA’s 5 Point Game Plan to Beat Belgium in the World Cup

With USA facing Belgium on Tuesday at 4pm ET/1pm PT, here’s how Klinsmann should go about setting his team up to progress to the quarter-final stage: 1. Pressure In Midfield – The Belgium midfield isn’t anywhere near as technically adept as the German one, which means the men in the middle for the United States can put the press on a little more. Kyle Beckerman and Jermaine...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

USMNT advance to two consecutive World Cup second rounds – quotes

Group G 1 – GERMANY / 2 – USA / 3 – PORTUGAL / 4 – GHANA The USMNT did the impossible of advancing from the group of death. This is already an amazing performance and reveals the quality of this squad. Sky is the limits and the next game will be decisive. U.S. MNT head coach JURGEN KLINSMANN On advancing from the Group of Death: JK: “It’s huge. We wanted a tie out of...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap and Post Game Analysis: USA vs. Germany

Germany defeats USA 1-0 but the United States advances to the knockout stage. Post game analysis shows what went right and wrong for team USA. Guillermo Sida – June 26, 2014 Before the game even got started there were some interesting moves by both Germany and the USA. The American side would announce a formation of 4-5-1 but they would insert Omar Gonzalez and Brad Davis into...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Lose to Germany, Advance to Knockout Stage of World Cup

United States’ Clint Dempsey heads the ball towards the goal past Germany’s Mats Hummels and Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. The ball went high and did not score. (Photo: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) What a paradox that is, right? After a loss...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermaine Jones may have broken nose in collision

Jermaine Jones, who was one of the heroes in the US’ tie with Portugal at the World Cup on Sunday, may be pulling a Clint Dempsey next week. Jones was involved in a collision with teammate Alejandro Bedoya during the second half of the US’ 1-0 loss to Germany in Group G play Thursday. You […]
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

United States Advance to Round of 16 Despite 1-0 Loss to Germany

photo credit: Erik Daniel Drost via photopin cc In Group G action of the 2014 FIFA World Cup 1st place Germany faced 2nd place United States in the rainy Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. All teams were still in contention in the “group of death” so both Germany and the United States needed either a win or draw in this match in addition to a favorable result in the match between...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermaine Jones And Alejandro Bedoya Have Scary Collision

Jermaine Jones And Alejandro Bedoya had a scary collision on Thursday when they went up for a header in the Germany match.
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya in collision with each other (Video)

The United States had a frightening moment in the second half against Germany on Thursday when midfielders Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya collided near the top of the German box. The two players appeared to smack heads with each other before they each fell to the turf. Trainers came out to examine both Jones and […]
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya Have Violent Collision In Game Against Germany

The United States is walking a fine line between advancing to the Round of 16 and elimination from the World Cup on Thursday afternoon and things don’t exactly look to be going their way. Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya were both shaken up on this violent collision late in the 71st minute against Germany. Jones was bloodied but, fortunately, both stayed in the game. Article...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Should we expect more from Tavon Austin this season?

In the 72nd minute of USA soccer’s 2-2 draw with Portugal last night, midfielder Alejandro Bedoya was subbed off and replaced by youngster DeAndre Yedlin on the wing. The US had leveled the score at 1-1 just 10 minutes prior, but the speed and athleticism being flashed by the Portuguese attack demanded some reinforcements be brought in. Enter Yedlin, the 20-year-old left back by...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

USMNT Player Ratings From USA vs Portugal World Cup Game

Who said soccer was boring, eh, sports fans?! The United States of America were some thirty seconds away from the World Cup knockout stages and a stranglehold on the Group of Death, but a Cristiano Ronaldo cross, headed in by Silvestre Varela, broke American hearts. Still, this US team has nothing to be ashamed of. They were the better team. USA scored two fantastic goals. And they...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

US v Portugal

The US is going into the game against Portugal with 3 points in hand and a chance to advance. Meanwhile, Portugal is looking to rebound after an abysmal display against Germany. Both teams enter the game with a bit of a limp and will rely on reserves to carry them through. For the US, Jozy Altidore is ruled out while Matt Beasler, Demarcus Beasly and Alejandro Bedoya all suffered...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: USA’s victory over Ghana – Five things we learned

Ghana against the United StatesThere’s a truism around this USA team, which I tend to subscribe to, that runs: “as goes Michael Bradley, so go the USA.”So important has “the General” become, over the last World Cup qualifying cycle in particular. Yet when you look at the midfielders in the team and how they did against Ghana, of all of them Bradley looked the most indecisive...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kwadwo Asamoah shines at left back, but Ghana loses to the United States

NATAL, BRAZIL – JUNE 16: Kwadwo Asamoah of Ghana controls the ball against Alejandro Bedoya of the United States during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)For outside of about 34 seconds, Kwadwo Asamoah and Ghana were forced to fight from behind...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ghana 1-2 USA: US Player Ratings

Following the USMNT’s 2-1 victory over Ghana we look at the playmakers and rank their performances on the evening. Tim Howard, 9: The US goalkeeper was at the top of his game all night long, and while he was forced into just two big saves, Howard’s presence was immense. No one on the entire squad inspires more confidence. Fabian Johnson, 7: Interestingly, Johnson wasn’t targeted...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 FIFA World Cup Game 14: Ghana vs. USA Recap

In the final game of the day, Ghana took on USA in a Group G match-up. Lineups: Ghana (4-3-3): Adam Kwarasey (GK), Daniel Opare, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye, Kwadwo Asamoah (DEF), Sulley Muntari, Mohammed Rabiu, Andre Ayew (MID), Jordan Ayew, Christian Atsu, Asamoah Gyan (C) (FWD). USA (4-3-3): Tim Howard (GK), Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler, DaMarcus Beasley (DEF...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

USA vs Ghana Preview and Prediction, Can the US Finally Get a Win?

Today is the day that the USMNT will face the “old enemy” of Ghana, a team that has knocked the Yanks out of the World Cup the past two times. AP Photo So, does Klinsmann’s side have what it takes to finally knock off the Black Stars and start group play off with 3 points? I think so. This is the most talented, and deepest side the US has brought to the World Cup since 2002...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

United States vs Ghana: Projected Starting XI For World Cup Clash

The anticipation is already growing for today’s Group G clash between the United States and their perennial World Cup nemesis Ghana. The United States is seeking revenge against The Black Stars who have eliminated the Yanks from the previous two World Cups. There are going to be plenty of talking points during the match, including the conditions of the pitch in Natal after heavy...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup: USA v Ghana Preview/Starting XI

Unless you’ve been hiding under an ignorant rock or you’re still one of the few that has yet to jump on your nation’s bandwagon (there’s still time and room to do so), the United States men’s national team take the pitch against Ghana in their first match of the 2014 World Cup, and it’s going to be big. Ghana has knocked the US out of the last two World Cups, in both...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

5 USMNT World Cup Soccer Stars With Ties to South Florida

When the United States Men’s National Team takes the field against Ghana on Monday, soccer fans in South Florida will be cheering on their local heroes. The area has a rich soccer heritage and history. The region, which is a melting pot for ethnicities from throughout the world, has created an environment where the sport thrives in the area. When Major League Soccer brought a franchise...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the 23 Soccer Players Who Will Lead the USMNT in the World Cup

U.S. Soccer released 23 videos featuring each man on the USMNT’s final squad heading to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While the videos are short, they’re powerful and help give insight into the players we see on the pitch representing the United States. Here are the 23 listed below in alphabetical order. Jozy Altidore As a Haitian American, the striker talks about the inspiration...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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