• Brad Davis: 'Never shut the door on a dream'
    Houston midfielder Brad Davis is on his first World Cup roster more than a decade after starting his pro career.
  • The USA's new No. 10: Mix Diskerud
    "I didn't choose it. They handed them out," says 23-year-old Mix Diskerud when asked about the honor of getting the No. 10 jersey for the USA as it heads to the World Cup in Brazil.
  • Building from the base
    Much has been written about the diamond midfield Jurgen Klinsmann has employed the last two matches with mixed results. Its deployment offensively has the focus of everyone's attention -- how Michael Bradley, at the tip of the diamond, tore apart the Mexico defense in the first half of the April 2 friendly in Arizona and how quiet he was on Tuesday night at Candlestick, where the USA pulled out a labored 2-0 win thanks to late goals by subs Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson.
  • Johannsson has reason to celebrate
    Aron Johannsson didn't celebrate the first time he scored for the USA out of respect for the distraught Panamanian opponents who had seen their World Cup dreams evaporate in stoppage time of the Americans' 3-2 victory.
  • U.S. Player Ratings: Life off the bench
    Aron Johannsson and Mix Diskerud came off the bench to score as the USA started its three-game series of World Cup preparation games with a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan.
  • Does the U.S. roster have the right blend?
    A balance of age and experience are necessary for a team to succeed at the World Cup and several Americans think their contingent has that attribute.
  • The nonsense behind Klinsmann dumping Donovan
    Jurgen Klinsmann must achieve a lot for American soccer before he even comes close to Landon Donovan's contributions.
  • Without the prince, the sacred quest continues
    The USA team is back to work in Northern California as the shock wave of cuts including Landon Donovan wanes.
  • DaMarcus Beasley's roller coaster ride on upswing
    It's been a dozen years since the USA's greatest World Cup performance and only one player on the 2014 U.S. World Cup team was part of it.
  • Klinsmann: 'I'm not comparing Julian with Landon'
    On paper, the inclusion of Julian Green seems Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's most controversial roster pick for the 2014 World Cup.
  • Father's advice pays off for Fabian Johnson
    There's a very good chance that Fabian Johnson will start at right back for the USA at this summer's World Cup. But he can also play left back, or on either side of midfield.
  • Donovan and Klinsmann saga nears its denouement
    In his appearance with the media Monday at the U.S. training camp in Northern California, Landon Donovan said there wasn't any friction between him and national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
  • Timmy Chandler responds to Klinsmann's encouragement
    Of the 30 players called into the U.S. national team's World Cup training camp at Stanford University, none had gone longer without a call-up than Timmy Chandler.
  • Tim Howard: 'I'll rest when I retire'
    Starting goalkeeper Tim Howard joined U.S. practice on Monday and spoke about his iron-man career, his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, the Klinsmann factor, and more ...
  • 'Good brotherhood' at U.S. World Cup prep camp
    Jurgen Klinsmann's early start to World Cup training camp, which launched at Stanford University on Wednesday, isn't just about preparing for Ghana, Portugal and Germany. It's also a tryout for 30 players aiming to earn a spot on the 23-man roster by June 2.
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