[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] The USA plays its final warm-up game before heading to Brazil when it faces Nigeria Saturday at EverBank Field in ... Read the whole story
"We'll try to fine-tune things so we're getting close to a formation that would most likely start in Brazil, but you won't see all of the pieces in place. There is still time for us to give the
players [a chance] to showcase what they have and where they are right now."
-- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who said he expects to use all six permitted substitutions in Saturday's World Cup warmup game against Nigeria in Jacksonville. (Florida Times-Union)
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Two decades ago, Nelson Paviotti, a lawyer from Campinas in Sao Paulo state, pledged he would wear Brazilian colors ... Read the whole story
"This always happens in America. Kobe Bryant, for example -- why does he get a two-year contract extension for $50 million? Because of what he is going to do in the next two years for the Lakers? Of
course not. Of course not. He gets it because of what he has done before. It makes no sense. Why do you pay for what has already happened?"
-- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, in a December 2013 interview, alludes to his treatment of Landon Donovan. (New York Times)
[BRAZIL 2014] France coach Didier Deschamps said star Franck Ribery had until Friday to return to practice after suffering from back problems. He indeed ... Read the whole story
Roiled by goalkeeping controversies in the past, the current USA team has a clear No. 1 in Tim Howard and a strong backup as ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2014 COMMERCIALS] A young tot gets more than he bargained for on take-a-kid-to-work day at ESPN's "SportsCenter" offices as Michael Bradley follows ... Read the whole story
Colombia returns to the World Cup for the first time in 16 years with a collection of talent that rivals its teams of the ... Read the whole story
[MLS: Week 14] MLS clubs entered the weekend following a flurry of deals as they seek to retool. Columbus sent Ghanaian Dominic Oduro to ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the Argentina-Germany final on Sunday (3 pm ET kickoff). Read the whole story
[NWSL: Week 9] It's first-place Seattle vs. second-place Chicago -- the NWSL's best offense against its best defense -- in Saturday's top-of-the-standings clash at ... Read the whole story
[NASL: Week 9] The NASL concludes its spring campaign -- already -- with three teams still in contention for the championship. Minnesota United controls ... Read the whole story