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2014 World Cup

All of the coverage before, during and after the 2014 World Cup.

Black History Month: Jermaine Jones bangs it home in Brazil

It was a ridiculous shot and one of the best in the tournament.

Black History Month: Tim Howard becomes the Secretary of Defense

The USMNT lost in the Round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup, but Tim Howard’s heroics were the story.

Throwback Thursday: Tim Howard becomes the Secretary of Defense against Belgium

He sets a World Cup record with his performance in a losing effort.

Throwback Thursday: Jermaine Jones scores a missile in 2014 World Cup

One of the best goals in U.S. Soccer history.

Black History Month: John Brooks’ dream realized makes him an American hero

His header broke the USMNT curse against a World Cup rival, just like he imagined it would.

Donovan: World Cup snub wasn't personal by Klinsy

It's time to talk about the World Cup roster again.

Donovan pokes fun at snub in Foot Locker ad

"Like they'd ever cut me. I'm the captain."

Howard not named Golden Gloves finalist

Tim Howard will not win best goalkeeper at the World Cup. He's not even a finalist.

USMNT part of the (slow) expansion of soccer power

Ever four years the World Cup gives the world a glimpse as to how the soccer map is changing. Here's a look at what the 2014 version has told us.

USA vs. Belgium match thread

Oh my god so nervous.

Klinsmann to USMNT: Book your flights after July 1 caught up with USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann at a press conference following their advancement from the "Group of Death".

How the United States survived the Group of Death

Germany’s rout of Portugal and goal differential aside, here’s a look at what the United States did well to earn a spot in the knockout stage.

The Increasing Importance of Kyle Beckerman

Kyle Beckerman has gone from the fringe of the USMNT roster to a World Cup starter. The hard-nosed midfielder has done wonders for the US, and will need to be on his best game if we are to advance to the knockout stage.

USA vs. Portugal Postgame Show | Brazil Bound

Following the match between USA vs. Portugal on June 22, 2014, broke down all you need to know after the match

How the USMNT attack can succeed against Portugal

Former Montreal Impact head coach Jesse Marsch and's Matt Doyle breakdown the weaknesses in Portugal’s defense in a special "nerd-edition" of Brazil Bound.

Clint Dempsey is a badass and doesn't need a mask

United States forward will instead risk another broken nose.

The long road to acceptance for Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones has been on a long road to silence his doubters. He finally did, just when it mattered most.

Are we overestimating the group of death?

Maybe Group G isn't quite as daunting as we've made it out to be.

Shot quality a key for USMNT

How can the United States win games while losing the possession and shot volume battle? By creating quality shots for themselves and restricting quality shots for their opponents.

USMNT has good history against the world's elite

The USMNT has a knack for playing close games, regardless of the competition, and they tend to bring their best against the best.

Natal in flood alert ahead of USMNT opener

It may get ugly when the U.S. plays Ghana.

Chandler battling injury ahead of World Cup opener

DaMarcus Beasley looks even more likely to start at left back with Timothy Chandler hurt.

World Cup opener match thread


The US' long road to the World Cup

A lot has happened since the U.S.' last World Cup. A lot.

Field at Manaus stadium 'is in bad shape'

The U.S. won't have a pristine field when they play Portugal.

Closed door scrimmage vs. Belgium canceled

The U.S. won't get any more match-like reps before the World Cup.

Donovan joins ESPN World Cup broadcast team

You will still see Landon Donovan all World Cup long.

World Cup history is on the US' side against Ghana

When the U.S. plays Ghana, it will be the fourth time teams met in three straight World Cups. How did the other three go?

Ghanas' Waris has thigh tear, may miss World Cup

Ghana may be down a huge weapon in Brazil.

Ronaldo expected to play in World Cup opener

Cristiano Ronaldo is back in training and expected to play in the World Cup, but what kind of form will he be in?

Ghana wasting Asamoah at left back?

Kwadwo Asamoah is a world class two-way midfielder and wide man. So Ghana is testing him out at left back in a 4-3-3. What?

Announcers for US matches, first week of World Cup

Who will you be listening to for the first week of the World Cup?