The European nation breezed through the group stage, picking up all nine points, but the star-studded side struggled to find the net.
Friday, June 27, 2014
RSL looks to get back on track against the struggling Goats at the StubHub Center.
U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann said on Friday that he is very confident injured forward Jozy Altidore can play some part in Tuesday's round of 16 clash with Belgium.
Still missing U.S. internationals Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin, the Sounders return to MLS action to take on United in a clash of the top two teams in MLS.
Toronto FC has a number of games in hand over its rivals, and is on form for a bid at the top of the Eastern Conference.
Sporting KC will be out for revenge after Portland eliminated it from the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The U.S. midfielder continued his strong World Cup on Thursday, overcoming a broken nose to help the Americans earn the result they needed vs. Germany to reach the round of 16.
Used to pulling in the same direction in the Premier League, Tim Howard and Kevin Miralles find themselves facing each other in the World Cup.
The defender stepped back into the U.S. national team starting lineup Thursday against Germany, and played well enough to remind us just how good he can be.
The fullback believes his side is making obvious improvements as the World Cup wears on, confident that the players are working well together.
On Thursday, even in a 1-0 loss to Germany, the U.S. national team reached its highest peak yet as a soccer nation after overcoming the Group of the Death.
The U.S. captain says that weather conditions and the need for only a draw affected the team's performance against Germany in their Group G finale.
The center back helped keep Germany in check while serving as a surprise replacement for Geoff Cameron.
The USA is through to the round of 16 despite losing 1-0 to Jogi Low's well-drilled German side.
Germany got the win but both sides will move on to the next round.
A dozen years ago, the U.S. needed Portugal to collapse in order to reach the World Cup round of 16. On Thursday, the Americans needed the Portuguese to step up, and they did.
The U.S. national team is through to the second round of the World Cup for the second straight tournament.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann made two changes in his starting XI after the Americans let in a late goal to draw against Portugal earlier in the week.
The former national team coach oversaw a huge period of change during his time in charge, helping to regenerate soccer in the country.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The two Canadian sides took a point each in Major League Soccer's return after a break for the FIFA World Cup.