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The Reducer: The World Cup Is Finally Here

Let’s sing soccer’s national anthem<p>Lionel Messi gets sick before soccer matches. He threw up at the beginning of a game between Argentina and Romania …

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USMNT: Notes on the 4-4-2 Diamond

The United States Men's National Team got mixed reviews in their 2-0 win over an outmatched Azerbaijan national side. As Azerbaijan is the 85th ranked team in FIFA's team rankings, many observers seemed to expect a blowout win by the United States and a mild gnashing of teeth could be heard after …

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United States vs. Nigeria: Live Player Ratings for the USMNT

Jozy Altidore bagged a brace and Victor Moses scored from the spot as the United States edged Nigeria 2-1 in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday.<p>Following are ratings and analysis for all the United States players.<p>United States Player …

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What Kind Of USA Fan Are You?

Several moons ago, during the golden age of rotary phones and station wagons with wood paneling on the side, U.S. men’s national team fans were rare …

Brazil ready to host memorable World Cup despite country's issues

Senior SI writer Grant Wahl and journalist Mauricio Savarese discuss the development of Brazil hosting the World Cup and how the nation is curating a …

World Cup Group G's club talent gap remains wide for USA, Klinsmann

SÃO PAULO — When the U.S. kicks off its World Cup on Monday against Ghana, the Americans will be in a familiar position: Competing on the biggest …

The former American coach of Egypt's national soccer team recalls the Port Said riots

When soccer coach Bob Bradley agreed to coach Egypt's national soccer team in September 2011, the country was ripe for change. Bradley recalled watching the country's revolution on TV from his home in the US earlier that year.<p>"I think, like so many, we saw the way people came together and voiced …

In Defense of the USMNT Defense

A lot has been made of the USA’s main weakness going into Brazil being an inexperienced back four, a defense that has little time under its collective belt with the same players. But is that necessarily a weakness?<p>In Defense of the USMNT Defense<p>06/14/2014<p>A lot has been made of the USA’s main …

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