Brazil '14 kickoff times criticized
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Sep. 28, 5:34 p.m.
FIFA released the schedule -- dates, kickoff times and venues -- for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and immediately came under attack for scheduling games as early as 1 p.m local time.
Armadillo is Brazil 2014 mascot
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Sep. 17, 3:52 a.m.
The mascot of the 2014 World Cup is a yet to-be-named Brazilian endangered armadillo.
Powers struggle to get results
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Sep. 11, 11:30 p.m.
England beat co-host Ukraine, 1-0, at Euro 2012 but it barely managed to earn a 1-1 with a late Frank Lampard penalty in their World Cup 2014 qualifier on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium.
MLS stars shine in Concacaf
Posted by Paul Kennedy, Mike Woitalla on Sep. 10, 7:44 p.m.
The USA's five goals in World Cup 2014 qualifying have all come from foreign-based players, but MLS players have had big roles in the success of their national teams in Concacaf play.
Cheer for the Benna Boys
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Sep. 8, 4:31 a.m.
The USA's best friend in the semifinal stage of World Cup qualifying is Antigua & Barbuda.
Americans make good elsewhere
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Sep. 7, 6:55 a.m.
Not only is MLS producing players in record numbers for national teams -- 45 were called up for the September World Cup 2014 qualifiers -- but foreign national teams are seeking out U.S. citizens or residents and drafting them for international duty.