| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:22 PM
If World Cup tuneups are designed to build confidence and improve team chemistry, then Ukraine's emotional 2-0 win over the U.S. on Wednesday in Larnaca, Cyprus, was a disaster for the Americans.
But if the idea is to identify weaknesses and expose...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Having just spent his monthlong winter camp working with domestic players, U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up a team of primarily foreign-based players for next week’s friendly against the Ukraine in Cyprus.
The game, to be...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:13 PM
While the U.S. national team prepares for its first soccer game of the World Cup year Saturday against South Korea at StubHub Center, Coach Juergen Klinsmann is monitoring two key players in Germany.
During a break in training Monday, Klinsmann said...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The World Cup kicks off in Brazil in five months. And with the group-play pairings already set, the U.S. knows who it will play, where it will play and when it will play.
Still to be determined, however, is who will be in uniform when all that happens,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Entering Friday's draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the United States and 31 other countries in the tournament will be on pins and needles to see how they fare in the selection process.
The 2014 World Cup field is arguably the strongest in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Win and they're in. Anything else and ... well, it's complicated.
Heading into Tuesday's final match day of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for next summer's World Cup, Mexico faces a series of possible outcomes that could either send it on to Brazil...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 12:51 PM
With some of his first-choice team sidelined by injury and other issues, U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up only 20 players Sunday for the final two World Cup qualifiers.
In the past Klinsmann has typically summoned 23 players to...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 6:40 PM
U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones, who sustained a concussion in a 2-1 victory over Jamaica in a World Cup qualifying game Friday, said he will miss the next qualifier, against Panama on Tuesday in Seattle.
Jones is scheduled to see a neurologist Monday....
| May 16, 2013
| 1:36 PM
U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann on Thursday summoned 29 players to training camp for next month's trio of World Cup qualifiers and, as expected, the Galaxy's Landon Donovan was left off the list.
But Galaxy teammate Omar Gonzalez, a...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:32 AM
The US men's national team continues its quest for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a pair of matches against Jamaica this week....
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:32 PM
After disappointing displays in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica last month, the U.S. men’s national soccer team finds itself in a must-win situation. With the qualifying table tight between the United States, Guatemala and Jamaica,...