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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, June 5, 2014
[BRAZIL 2014] The first of England's two games in Miami was costly as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, one of the bright spots in a 2-2 tie, suffered suspected ligament damage to his right knee late in the game. If he's lost for the World Cup, he will join a long list in ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] High in the Colombian Andes, the residents of Nobsa celebrated the upcoming World Cup by staging a sheep soccer game. The sheep wearing Colombia jerseys edged those in Brazilian gear, 4-3. Read the whole story
[MLS: Week 14] Ethan Finlay scored with two minutes to play and give the Columbus Crew a 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake. Chicago played to a league-high eighth tie of the season when it held Colorado to a 0-0 tie at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP RETRO: 2006] Want to be a World Cup expert and impress your friends with your knowledge of the 2006 World Cup? Here are five names to have at your fingertips about the 18th World Cup, hosted by Germany and won by Italy. Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Ghanaian witchdoctor Nana Kwaku Bonsam claims he has put a spiritual spell -- Kahwiri Kapam -- on Cristiano Ronaldo that is responsible for the Portuguese star's knee and thigh injuries that have raised doubts about his ability to be at 100 percent for the World Cup. Read the whole story
[NWSL: Week 8] The Chicago Red Stars' five-game winning streak that moved them into second place in the NWSL ended on Wednesday when they fell at home to the Washington Spirit, 1-0. Amy Rodriguez continued her hot form with the lone goal in FC Kansas City's 1-0 win over Western ... Read the whole story
[USL PRO] Former Sporting Kansas City midfielder Michael Thomas, whose stoppage-time goal earned OKC Energy FC a 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls Reserves on Saturday night, was named Player of the Week. Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the Argentina-Germany final on Sunday (3 pm ET kickoff). Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann

"I think we are very casual in the way we approach things. Their families can come pretty much any time. They will be at the games, they can come by at the hotel, we will have barbecues together. Every nation is different. I've played in different countries where, you know, you didn't see your girlfriend or your wife for two months." -- U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, saying there will be no ban on sex for his players during the World Cup, in contrast to Mexico, which banned sex during the World Cup (Fusion TV) ...More

Brad Friedel: It's easier to play as the underdog

The standard for how the USA performs at this summer's World Cup remains the 2002 World Cup, when the Bruce Arena-coached Americans reached quarterfinals. In goal for the USA was Brad Friedel, whose highlights included two penalty-kick saves. Friedel was also on the 1994 and 1998 World Cup squads. ...More



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