September 30, 2010 CALLED UP
Bradley picks 20 for upcoming friendlies
CHICAGO— U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named 20 players to the roster that will prepare for the upcoming friendlies, against Poland Oct. 9 at Soldier Field, and Colombia Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
September 17, 2010 BACK TO AFRICA
USA will play in Mandela Cup
CHICAGO — The U.S. Men’s National Team will travel to South Africa to take on 2010 FIFA World Cup hosts South Africa on Nov. 17 at the magnificent Green Point Stadium in Cape Town as part of the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup.
August 30, 2010 USA TO FACE COLOMBIA
Game set for Philadelphia’s PPL Park
CHICAGO--- The U.S. Men’s National Team will host South American rivals Colombia on Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Kickoff for the USA’s first match on the Chester waterfront is set for 7 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision.
August 10, 2010 SWAMPED
Brazil outclasses U.S., 2-0
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants Stadium or the New Meadowlands Stadium. It doesn't matter which stadium in The Swamp the U.S. National Team plays these days, they can't win or find the back of the net.
August 5, 2010 ROSTER CHANGES
Gonzalez, Altidore called in for U.S.
CHICAGO -- U.S. Soccer has made a pair of changes to the roster for the match against five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil on Aug. 10 at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Villarreal striker Jozy Altidore replaces Jermaine Jones, while LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez is replacing Chad Marshall.
August 4, 2010 U.S. ROSTER
14 World Cuppers named for Brazil match
CHICAGO -- U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley named 18 players to the roster, including 14 who participated at the World Cup in South Africa, which will face five-time World Cup champions Brazil at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 10.
July 11, 2010 THE REIGN OF SPAIN
La Furia Roja wins World Cup Final in extra time
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—It took 116 minutes, but Spain’s Andres Iniesta finally managed to wrest the spotlight away from card-crazed referee Howard Webb and beat goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to give first-time finalists Spain a 1-0 win over The Netherlands in Sunday’s World Cup Final at Soccer City Stadium.
July 7, 2010 OLE, OLE
Puyol lifts Spain into World Cup Final
DURBAN, South Africa—There will be a first-time winner of the World Cup this year, after Spain defeated an unusually ragged Germany 1-0 in Wednesday’s semifinal at Durban Stadium.
Saying that Bradley has done "a very good job" but that the team fell short of expectations at the World Cup, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati Monday stated he won't make any decisions until he meets with the Bradley next month.
June 28, 2010 TOP RATED
USA-Ghana most watched World Cup game
BRISTOL, Conn---Saturday’s United States-Ghana match on ABC – a 2-1 U.S. loss in extra time, which eliminated the Americans from the tournament – is the most-watched FIFA World Cup game among households and viewers. The 2.5 hour match window (2:30-5:12 p.m. ET) averaged an 8.2 rating, 9,455,000 households, and 14,863,000 viewers, based on fast nationals.
June 27, 2010 NO VENGEANCE
Argentina knocks El Tri out--again
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa---If Mexico were looking for a measure of vengeance for having been knocked out of the last World Cup by Argentina, it did not come on Sunday. While Argentina needed extra time to do the deed four years ago, they easily handled it in regulation this time around.
June 27, 2010 BOUNCED OUT
Germany boots England out of World Cup, 4-1
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa---As if there was any doubt about the matter, Germany made it known that they are a team to be reckoned with in the World Cup, thrashing England 4-1 Sunday at Free State Stadium.
They again overcame an early deficit, but could not use their magic to offset Asamoah Gyan's extra-time goal en route to a 2-1 loss in a Round of 16 match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium
June 26, 2010 NO GOOCH
Onyewu sits for U.S.-Ghana match
RUSTENBURG -- Central defender Oguchi Onyewu, who was whistled for the controversial penalty kick in the U.S.'s 2-1 loss to Ghana at the 2006 World Cup, was left out of the lineup for its second-round encounter against the Africans Saturday.
June 23, 2010 WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Favorites move forward
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—Jermain Defoe’s 23rd-minute goal held up as the game-winner as England booked passage to the second round of World Cup 2010 with a 1-0 win over Slovenia Wednesday at Port Elizabeth Stadium.
June 23, 2010 HIGH DRAMA
Donovan sends U.S. through in stoppage time
PRETORIA -- In the most dramatic finish in U.S. soccer history, Landon Donovan scored in stoppage time to lift the United States to a 1-0 World Cup victory over Algeria Wednesday, lifting the Americans into the second round.
June 23, 2010 ECSTA-C
U.S. tops Group, advances to Round of 16
PRETORIA, South Africa—Ninety-plus minutes of frustration and heartbreak vanished in a millisecond of stoppage time Wednesday, as Landon Donovan slammed home the 1-0 game-winner against Algeria to give the U.S.A. first place in Group C and a Round of 16 date Saturday (1:30 pm. CT) against the second-place finisher in Group D.
June 23, 2010 NO GOOCH
Onyewu benched, Bornstein, Gomez start
PRETORIA -- Defender Jonathan Bornstein and forward Herculez Gomez made their first World Cup starts for the United States in its vital Group C World Cup match against Algeria on Wednesday.
June 22, 2010 MOVING ON
Mexico advances despite loss to Uruguay
RUSTENBURG, South Africa--Fortunately for the Mexican World Cup Team, it did not matter that they were not at their best for Tuesday’s Group A finale against Uruguay at Royal Bafokeng Stadium. In the end, the 1-0 loss to Uruguay, coupled with South Africa’s insufficiently robust 2-1 victory over France, did not impede El Tri’s path to the Round of 16. It just gave them a potentially daunting second round opponent in projected Group B winner Argentina.
June 18, 2010 WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Shockers, Germany falls, England 0-0 with Algeria
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Group D favorites Germany on Friday, who lost forward Miroslav Klose to an early red card and went on to lose their second World Cup match 1-0 to Serbia at Port Elizabeth Stadium.
June 17, 2010 WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Hat trick for Higuain, upset win for Greece
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Argentina might have two of the world’s most celebrated players in Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez, but it was forward Gonzalo Higuain who ended up with a hat trick in Thursday’s 4-1 win over South Korea at Soccer City.
June 17, 2010 HISTORIC WIN
Mexico stuns France, 2-0
POLOKWANE, South Africa--Mexico made history Thursday at Peter Mokaba Stadium. El Tri posted their first-ever win over France in any competition, a 2-0 victory that left them a solid second in Group A heading into next Tuesday’s first-round finale against Uruguay, and Cuauhtemoc Blanco became the first Mexican player ever to score in three World Cups.
The former Brazil coach is close to becoming the first coach to direct a host team that fails to reach the second round of the tournament in the wake of South Africa's distressing 3-0 defeat to Uruguay Wednesday night.
June 14, 2010 STRONG START
ESPN shows good ratings for World Cup
ESPN is off to a strong start through the opening weekend of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, highlighted by the United States-England match on ABC which was the most-watched FIFA World Cup first-round match among households and viewers, and the most-viewed United States Men’s National Team game since 1994.
June 13, 2010 BIG NUMBERS
World Cup a draw on ABC/ESPN and Univision
Saturday’s highly anticipated United States-England match on ABC -- which ended in a 1-1 tie – is the most-watched FIFA World Cup first-round match among households and viewers, and the most-viewed United States Men’s National Team game since 1994.
June 13, 2010 UNITED WE WATCH
U.S. turns out for TV parties
The last time the United States played England in the World Cup, hardly anyone in the country noticed. Watch parties big and small all around the country proved that was not the case on Saturday as the U.S. came back from an early deficit to tie England 1-1.
June 12, 2010 NO ORDINARY JOE VISIT
VP Biden wishes U.S. team luck
RUSTENBURG, South Africa – Vice President Joe Biden visited briefly with the U.S. World Cup Team in the locker room at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium about an hour before the United States kicked off its World Cup campaign against England Saturday.
June 12, 2010 THE WAIT IS OVER
Anticipated USA-England game is Saturday
The phrase One Game Changes Everything has been used by ESPN in promoting its coverage of this year’s World Cup. For the heavily anticipated United States England match on Saturday, that could be the case---or not.
June 4, 2010 HELD OUT
Altidore doesn't train; still day to day
IRENE, South Africa -- U.S. international forward Jozy Altidore was held out of field training Friday afternoon as he continues to recover from a mild sprain to his right ankle suffered in practice on Wednesday.
After playing a shaky game -- that might be considered mild -- in the opening half against Turkey Saturday afternoon, the United States rebounded with a an inspired effort in the second half to record a 2-1 victory in the final Send-Off game before the World Cup.
U.S. national coach Bob Bradley hopes to get many of them answered in East Hartford, Conn. when the U.S. takes on the Czech Republic in a World Cup warm-up match Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT (ESPN, Galavision).
May 11, 2010 FEW SURPRISES
Bradley names 30 man preliminary World Cup roster
There were few surprises in the 30 man preliminary World Cup roster announced by U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley on Tuesday. Forward Landon Donovan, the team’s leading scorer heads the list of 10 players selected from Major League Soccer, while a pair of former Chicago Fire players, defender Carlos Bocagnegra and midfielder DaMarcus Beasley are among the 18 European based players on the squad.
April 29, 2010 NEW LOOK
U.S. National Team kit unveiled
CHICAGO– The U.S. Men's National Team has unveiled its new Nike home uniform, which the team will wear during the Send-Off Series in May and at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
U.S. national coach Bob Bradley will direct the National Team in its pre-World Cup training camp at Princeton University, from which he graduated and coached in college, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday afternoon.
March 18, 2010 BACK IN TRAINING
Davies ends his rehab
Here it is not even the end of March and U.S. international forward Charlie Davies has ended his rehab and headed back to training with Sochaux in the French First Division.
March 3, 2010 HARTFORD SEND OFF
U.S. to face Czechs at Rentschler
CHICAGO — The U.S. Men’s National Team will face the Czech Republic on May 25 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., in the first of two Send-Off Series matches before heading to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Kickoff at Rentschler Field is set for 7 p.m. CT and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN and Galavision.
February 25, 2010 GOING DUTCH
Bradley names roster for Holland game
CHICAGO — U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley named a mostly European based team to face the Netherlands at at Amsterdam ArenA on March 3 in the team’s final international fixture date before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Kickoff for the match is set for 1:30 p.m. CT (ESPN2 and Galavision).
February 20, 2010 LEFT OUT
Hartman, Gonzalez, Orozco don't make cut
CARSON, Califl -- Veteran goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, defender Omar Gonzalez and midfielder Michael Orozco did not make the cut for the U.S. National Team's 20-man roster for Wednesday's international friendly vs. El Salvador in Tampa, Fla.
February 18, 2010 CLOSE TO COMEBACK
Davies plans to train in a month
It what may be deemed a remarkable comeback if he is indeed able to pull it off, U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies says he plans to start training with his French club team Sochaux in about a month.
February 7, 2010 LET'S PLAY TWO
U.S. U-17 in Feb. 24 twinbill with full team
TAMPA---U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will play Mexico at Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 24 as part of a doubleheader that will feature the U.S. Men’s National Team against El Salvador Feb. 24. The U-17 match kicks off at 4:15 p.m. ET and fans can follow the game live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
February 5, 2010 MARSCH RETIRES
Ex-Fire midfielder joins USNT staff
Former Chicago Fire midfielder Jesse Marsch, a 14-year Major League Soccer veteran, has announced his retirement as a player, and joins the United States Men’s National Team as an assistant coach to head coach Bob Bradley.
Bradley sets camp ahead of El Salvador game
U.S. National Team head coach Bob Bradley has called 23 domestic-based players into National Team training camp. All 23 players called into camp will report on Feb. 10 to U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., where the team will stay until departing for Tampa on Feb. 21.
February 2, 2010 UNDER THE KNIFE
Davies undergoes elbow surgery
U.S. international striker Charlie Davies was heading into surgery Tuesday morning to repair his injured elbow that he incurred during a fatal car accident in which he was a passenger in northern Virginia in October.
February 2, 2010 BORNSTEIN’S BOOTS
They raise $1,725 for Haiti Relief efforts
The boots that Jonathan Bornstein wore when he scored the last-minute goal to give the U.S. first place in CONCACAF qualifying while sending Honduras to the World Cup brought in $1,725 in an online auction to raise money for the relief efforts in Haiti.
January 28, 2010 IT'S AS EASY AS ABC
U.S.-England on the big network
CHICAGO -- The United States' highly anticipated match against England in their opening game of the World Cup will be broadcast live on ABC HD from the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, South Africa Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m. CT.
WASHINGTON, D.C.---Call it heart, call it dedication, call it honoring a fallen teammate. Whatever it was, the United States had it Wednesday night in their amazing come-from-behind 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with Costa Rica.