| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Since taking over as coach of the U.S. national team 2 1/2 years ago, Juergen Klinsmann has repeatedly preached the superiority of European soccer.
"When you watch Premier League, you watch the German Bundesliga or you watch Spanish football —...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:30 AM
After becoming a starter in his first year on varsity, Sandburg soccer player Patrick Russell hopes he can help his team keep the momentum going. In last year’s playoffs, Russell and the Eagles reached the state semifinals and won the consolation...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:43 PM
In Mexico, people may someday remember where they were the night Raul Jimenez beat Panama. Babies may be named after him. Statues could be built.
Or maybe not.
Because if Mexico falls again Tuesday in Costa Rica, the country's disappointing...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:46 PM
There was nothing quite like the fury of a scorned soccer nation.
Costa Rica set the table for its revenge with some pregame challenges, designed to unsettle the visiting U.S. national soccer team. Once the World Cup qualifying game started, the Ticos...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Boca Raton’s Jozy Altidore scored three goals and assisted on another in the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team’s 4-3, come-from-behind win at world No. 13 Bosnia and Herzegovina in a friendly Wednesday.
The hat trick was Altidore’s...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:20 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Needing a victory to virtually assure itself of a berth in next summer's World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. battled a desperate Mexico team through a scoreless first half in a World Cup qualifier at sold-out Columbus Crew Stadium on Tuesday....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:38 PM
After earning the regional championship title in a penalty kick win against Naperville North last season, Wheaton Warrenville South soccer players Joe Spera and Michael Stelletello have high aspirations for their final high school season. Both players...
| 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....