United States

Friday, June 27, 2014

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The European nation breezed through the group stage, picking up all nine points, but the star-studded side struggled to find the net.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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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.

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The fullback believes his side is making obvious improvements as the World Cup wears on, confident that the players are working well together.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014