| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Turning away from a sold-out crowd in Santa Clara, Calif., Taylor Twellman put down the mic and picked up the phone.
"I appreciate the opportunity," he told ESPN's producers that day in July 2010. "I apologize for that being one of the worst games...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Like many fans and casual observers around the world, my life has been inundated with soccer (or fútbol) over the past few days. This is not a complaint; I really love watching the World Cup.
Generally speaking, I have never been able to get excited...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Germany and Ghana played to a thrilling 2-2 draw, leading me and many others to wonder whether this means the U.S., which played poorly and still beat Ghana 2-1, is better than I thought, or whether Portugal, who was smoked 4-...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:20 PM
After graduating from the University of Delaware, Michael Kammarman and his twin brother, David, spent part of the next two years backpacking around the world.
The brothers, who played soccer at Laurel High and graduated in the Class of 1989, spent...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Amid the old Terps jerseys and the "Daddy's Girls" picture frame and the College Cup posters in Sasho Cirovski's office sit the Maryland soccer coach's two bookcases. They're packed, he says, with "every coaching book you can imagine."
One book in...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Crofton native Kyle Beckerman and former Terps stars Omar Gonzalez, Clarence Goodson, Graham Zusi, and Maurice Edu were all named Monday to the United States’ 30-man provisional roster ahead of next month’s World Cup in Brazil.
| May 22, 2014
| 3:41 PM
The United States Men’s National Team will go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil without perhaps its most iconic player, Landon Donovan.
But coach Jurgen Klinsmann included Crofton native Kyle Beckerman and former Maryland players Omar Gonzalez and...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States.
Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:43 PM
As a kid, Kyle Beckerman always had his eye on the goal. He painted pictures of U.S. soccer stars, wowed classmates at Crofton Woods Elementary with his command of a soccer ball and even tagged his adolescent signature: "USA #15."
Attending the World...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:25 PM
In 2005, when he was released from his Major League Soccer contract with Real Salt Lake after one season, Mike Lookingland considered two options.
One was to try to find a new MLS team. The other option, however, just felt right.
"Even when I was...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The game Saturday night between UMBC and Loyola features two of the top goal scorers in Division I men's soccer, but the Retrievers' Pete Caringi III and the Greyhounds' Larry Ndjock don't think the spotlight should be on them.
"You can't compare [us],"...