Four years ago, DaMarcus Beasley looked like a player who would permanently fade out of the U.S. national team picture. But after reviving his career, he is a World Cup starter.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
The midfielder received more criticism during the U.S. national team's group stage than any other player, and that will only continue if he doesn't step up versus Belgium.
Friday, June 27, 2014
The midfielder has had arguably the best World Cup of any player on the U.S. national team, and he just might wind up parlaying an excellent tournament into a DP move to MLS.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Four years ago, the U.S. midfielder watched the World Cup as a fan, thinking his chances of ever playing in a World Cup had faded. Now he is a starter in Brazil.
Monday, June 23, 2014
A year ago, Rafa Marquez didn't even look like someone who would make El Tri's World Cup team. Today, he's captain of a Mexico team rolling to the round of 16.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
The U.S. national team had a chance to secure a place in the World Cup round of 16, but saw that chance vanish just seconds before the final whistle was to blow on Sunday.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
If the U.S. national team is going to beat Portugal, it will need to shut down world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo. Here is how the Americans will pull that off.
Friday, June 20, 2014
The two strikers are different players than Jozy Altidore, but one or both of them will have to find a way to fill the hole left by the injured U.S. star.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The coach gambled a bit when he didn't bring a second true target striker to the World Cup, and now with his star striker injured he must consider his options.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The U.S. men's national team has put the joy of Monday's win over Ghana in the rear-view mirror, and now heads toward Sunday's match against a hobbled Portugal full of confidence.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The U.S. national team is set for some time off after beating Ghana in a physically taxing match that left several players hampered and most of the team's starters drained.
The two German-born players were both instrumental in helping the U.S. to a crucial opening win over Ghana.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Though many American fans dread having to face Ghana again, the U.S. team does not fear Monday's rematch.
In the past 18 months, Jurgen Klinsmann has painstakingly transformed his defense, and that back line will be important to the U.S. national team's chances in Brazil.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
After months of concern over large-scale public protests and stadium construction issues, Brazil excelled as the World Cup host by putting on a successful opening day.
The U.S. midfielder said he probably won't celebrate if he scores a goal against his native country, and that he has nothing but praise for solidarity of the U.S. team.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
It wasn't a great Wednesday for Jurgen Klinsmann, who had to face more questions about his "USA can't win the World Cup" comments and also deal with a cancelled Belgium scrimmage.