United States Soccer

United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) dives to make a save as Matt Besler (5) watches with Belgium's Divock Origi (17) during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. At left is Belgium's Axel Witsel. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

World Cup online: Howard’s saves, streaming frenzy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week — that’s U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35-year-old player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in […]

07/03/2014

Jose Rodriguez, from left, Mark Dickinson, Luke Cantin, and Christian react to play early in a World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

Nielsen: 21.6 million viewers for Belgium game

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock out the United States soccer team in the World Cup on U.S. television — an impressive total for a weekday afternoon that almost […]

07/02/2014

United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann addresses the media in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The U.S. was eliminated from the second round of the 2014 soccer World Cup in a 2-1 loss to Belgium in Salvador, Brazil. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) — Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn’t ready to win the World Cup. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 for the second straight tournament. They’ve […]

07/02/2014

United States' Omar Gonzalez (3) and Geoff Cameron (20) watch as goalkeeper Tim Howard makes a save on Belgium's Jan Vertonghen shot on goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Belgium holds on to beat US 2-1 in extra time

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne scored in extra time Tuesday to give Belgium a 2-1 win over the United States and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. De Bruyne […]

07/01/2014

FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, U.S. soccer fans cheer minutes before a live broadcast of the soccer World Cup match between USA and Ghana, during a music concert inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With "I believe that we will win!" American soccer fans finally have a World Cup chant that doesn’t just involve shouting their country’s name. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

5 memorable World Cup chants

SAO PAULO (AP) — With “I believe that we will win!” American soccer fans finally have a World Cup chant that doesn’t just involve shouting their country’s name. In terms of creativity, though, it’s a […]

07/01/2014

A fan of the U.S. national soccer team walks by the seaside with a U.S. flag draped over his shoulders, in Salvador, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. Salvador is one of the host cities of the FIFA 2014 Soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Altidore, referee focus before US-Belgium game

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready. The Americans try to reach the World Cup quarterfinals […]

07/01/2014

Thousands of USA fans in Buffalo, N.Y. on Thursday, June 26, 2014, react to the USA advancing to the next round of the World Cup after their 1-0 loss to Germany. The large crowd watched the game on large screen TVs at Canalside in Buffalo.   (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, James P. McCoy)

Soccer gets boost in US from young, informed fans

DENVER (AP) – Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, […]

06/27/2014

United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left and Germany's head coach Joachim Loew greet each other after the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Germany beat the United States 1-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

US-Germany 2nd-highest rated men’s WCup on ESPN

SAO PAULO (AP) — The United States’ 1-0 loss to Germany was the second-highest rated men’s World Cup match on ESPN’s networks despite the noon EDT kickoff. The game received a 6.7 rating on ESPN […]

06/27/2014

United States' Alejandro Bedoya, left, and United States' Jermaine Jones are tended to by medical personnel after colliding during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

US midfielder Jones has broken nose as expected

SAO PAULO (AP) — U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones has a broken nose as he expected after Thursday’s game against Germany, but he is scheduled to play in the round of 16 against Belgium on Tuesday […]

06/27/2014

United States' Clint Dempsey, right, falls after colliding with Germany's Mats Hummels to head the ball during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

US ready to take on Belgium in World Cup

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called “Group of Death,” it’s time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup. The Americans play Belgium on Tuesday night in […]

06/27/2014

United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) and his teammates celebrate after qualifying for the next World Cup round following their 1-0 loss to Germany during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

US advances to World Cup’s 2nd round despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel […]

06/26/2014

US fans cheer for their team during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Germany beats the United States 1-0 in Group G

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to […]

06/26/2014

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