[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] Will Jurgen Klinsmann's tinkering continue? The USA plays its final game of its pre-World Cup series before heading to Brazil ... Read the whole story
"Someone once told me that in 2006, they described Jurgen as the CEO of Project German National Team. He oversaw all of it, everything. And that's what we wanted here. This isn't the proverbial
sprint; it's a marathon. Actually, it's a couple of them."
-- U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati on giving Klinsmann wide latitude in dictating the direction of the national team and American soccer as national team coach and technical director. (New York Times)
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Ajax Amsterdam coach Frank de Boer and some of his players have priceless reactions when they're presented with what ... Read the whole story
"He came back, and he was playing in MLS and people say, 'Oh, he's playing well,' but what does that really mean? This is where MLS hurts him. He was playing at 70 percent, 80 percent, and he was
still dominant. That doesn't help anyone. I watched the games. What was I supposed to say? That he was good? He was not good. Not then. No way. So he had to wait."
-- Jurgen Klinsmann, in December 2013, on Landon Donovan after his return from sabbatical during the 2013 MLS season. (New York Times)
[BRAZIL 2014] Portugal coach Paulo Bento could not be more clear: Cristiano Ronaldo won't start Friday night against Mexico at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, ... Read the whole story
Defending World Cup champion Spain heads to Brazil aiming to repeat and continue an historic run of titles; it also won the European Championships ... Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] In a media conference call on Thursday, Jed Drake, ESPN's executive producer for the World Cup, said favorable kickoff times, ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the Argentina-Germany final on Sunday (3 pm ET kickoff). Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2014 COMMERCIALS] Brazilian Neymar stars and Jozy Altidore, Sydney Leroux, Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie and Bastian Schweinsteiger and a host of ... Read the whole story
[PREVIEW: Week 14] The last weekend of MLS play prior to the World Cup break starts Friday in Houston, where both teams, Sporting KC ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Mexican clubs have -- already -- started training for the 2014 Torneo Apertura that begins in July, so that means rosters are ... Read the whole story