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"Captain America" will play his final 30 minutes with the US National Team against Ecuador with mixed feelings, after being left out of this year's World Cup squad
The most iconic player in the US Men's National Team will have his final dance with them. Landon Donovan embraces retirement with no regrets, even if he could have helped the Americans reach the Quarterfinal stage in this summer's World Cup, but was left out of the roster by German coach Jurgen Klinsmann:
“This summer, obviously, was tough, not only for me, but for my family, and you don't... Read the rest of the article »
The US head coach doesn’t like the fact that the MLS has games during FIFA dates.
Ahead of Wednesday’s friendly match against the Czech Republic in Prague, Jürgen Klinsmann gave his opinion regarding the MLS schedule. On Tuesday, the German coach told reporters that he doesn’t think that scheduling league fixtures during FIFA international dates helps either the MLS or the U.S. national team.
Klinsmann named a roster full of youngsters for this match and... Read the rest of the article »
The U.S. head coach praised Landon Donovan’s career after being asked about his decision to name him for a final appearance with the USMNT.
Ahead of USA’s match against the Czech Republic in Prague on Wednesday, reporters couldn’t wait to ask Jurgen Klinsmann about his decision to call up Landon Donovan for a final appearance in the U.S. match against Ecuador in October. The USMNT head coach shocked the world a couple of months ago with his decision to not name Landon Donovan in the U.S. squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
At... Read the rest of the article »
The US Soccer Federation confirmed the list of players that will travel to Prague to face the Czech Republic on September 3rd.
On Thursday, the US Soccer Federation confirmed the 22-man squad called up by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the next friendly match against the Czech Republic in September. This time, the German coach decided to give the opportunity to young players to get minutes with the US national team; there are six uncapped players in the list and out of 22 players named, 15 are 24 years old or younger.
The... Read the rest of the article »
Bayern has historically not played a good season after a World Cup. Will they be able to march to a third consecutive Bundesliga title in the 2014-15 season?
World Cups are not kind to Bayern; the stars of the club after all make up the spine of the German national side. Bayern players have a history of struggling following international tournaments (the exception being Euro 2012). Following the 2006 World Cup, Bayern suffered in the 2006-07 season. They finished fourth, outside the UEFA Champions League spots (the Bundesliga did not... Read the rest of the article »
USMNT tied Portugal 2-2 in an unbelievable match, which provided for two incredible comebacks.
If today’s game between Portugal and the United States is a trailer of what is waiting for us in this last round of group-stage matches, it is time to brace ourselves. Group G’s second round was nothing short of incredible.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) June 22, 2014
Bloody hell, this World Cup just entered warp drive
— Musa Okwonga... Read the rest of the article »
USA has a plan to "bottle up" Cristiano Ronaldo in the upcoming clash against Portugal.
Jurgen Klinsmann, United States’ coach, and Tim Howard, the American national team’s goalkeeper extraordinaire, talked about their upcoming game against Portugal. Both the German manager and the American keeper talked about the number one threat, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Sampdoria player talked about his players’ strategy to put the Portuguese squad in place. Klinsmann stated:
“There’s... Read the rest of the article »
Some interesting pop culture references, albeit with a sprinkling of football to create a satirical take on some of America's most notable flicks.
With the World Cup set to begin tomorrow, everyone is eagerly anticipating the moment the first game--to be played between hosts Brazil and Croatia--kicks off.
And although it is a serious affair, there is no harm in having a little fun at the expense at some of the world's top players and most notable coaches.
Pop culture and football collide in this series of funny takes on some of... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the crucial international friendly match, USA vs Nigeria, live online or on TV on June 7, 2014. LiveSoccerTV offers detailed broadcast info for over 20 countries worldwide.
Could there be a better way for the United States to rehearse for their World Cup opener against the Black Stars than by clashing with Ghana’s eternal foes, Nigeria? USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who controversially left out American soccer icon Landon Donovan from his final 23-man squad, explained his mind ahead of Saturday’s crucial friendly against the Super Eagles. He stated:
“[There... Read the rest of the article »
Jurgen Klinsmann's squad will try to silence his critics on Monday night in San Francisco. Watch live as the USMNT looks to build confidence ahead of the World Cup.
The USMNT will begin life after Landon Donovan on Tuesday night at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Landon Donovan’s omission from the 23-man squad has brought a mix of reactions, but Jurgen Klinsmann will be out to prove his critics wrong.
A friendly match against the 85th ranked nation in world football may not prove to be a tough test, but if anything, it should allow... Read the rest of the article »
After having digested the shocking news that he would not be leaving for Brazil, Landon Donovan answered in the only way he knows how, by scoring goals. In a 4-1 win over Philadelphia Union, the American forward managed to score twice, breaking the MLS all-time scoring record.
Donovan’s reaction is an explosion of joy and emotions as he runs to hug captain Robbie Keane, who provided the... Read the rest of the article »
Jurgen Klinsmann first selected the 30 names he felt would be best equipped to represent the USMNT in Brazil. However, icon Donovan was eventually dropped.
The United States will be hoping to have a better time this summer, but of course will have it very tough due to their opponents in their group--nicknamed the "Group of Death" due to the the fact that it contains Portugal, Germany, and Ghana.
At the last World Cup, the USMNT finished top of their group for the first time since 1930 thanks to a better goal difference over England, but... Read the rest of the article »
Despite Wednesday's match being a friendly, a meeting between the USA and Mexico is normally a heated match. Watch live on ESPN and UniMas as these two rivals go head to head in Arizona.
Preview: The USMNT and Mexico renew their rivalry in Arizona
The heated and historic rivalry between Mexico and the USA will continue on Wednesday night in Arizona. When this friendly fixture was announced, it was looked at as an opportunity to make money.
But from how it looks now, both squads will use this friendly to take a look at some players who have still not cemented their place... Read the rest of the article »
The former German international brought a significant amount of experience with him to the United States. After facing some scrutiny, Klinsmann could be set to challenge for the Gold Cup title.
The departure of Bob Bradley allowed the USA to bring in a manager that for so long, kept getting away from them. After failing to sign Klinsmann after World Cup 2006, and then again in 2010 after Bob Bradley was given a short lived extension, the USMNT finally appointed the German manager in July of 2011.
After 31 matches in charge of the USMNT, Klinsmann has had his ups and downs, but looking... Read the rest of the article »
The LA Galaxy star will get another shot on the USMNT after taking some time off, due to what he considered fatigue.
It was not too long ago that Landon Donovan had decided to take a break from football, leaving USA fans, as well as Jurgen Klinsmann questioning his decision. Many believed the 31 year-olds days on the national team had sadly come to an end, but the former German International decided that the Gold Cup is the perfect opportunity to give Donovan another chance.
His recall may have some fans... Read the rest of the article »
The USMNT will get another shot at the team that handed them their only defeat in the Hexagonal. Both sides are coming off a victory, setting up a very interesting match in Utah on Tuesday.
A loss to Honduras in the first match of the Hexagonal had American fans wondering if the former German international was the right person for the job. The fear of potentially missing out on an opportunity to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil was a serious concern, but fortunately for Klinsmann, things have worked out in his favor.
Since that first defeat when Juan Garcia and Jerry Bengston... Read the rest of the article »
A 1-2 victory over Jamaica on Friday was enough to get the USA at the top of their group, even on seven points with Costa Rica. They will now take on fourth placed Panama in Seattle on Tuesday night.
Just when all signs pointed to the United States leaving Kingston with only a point, Brad Evans came to the rescue late in the match. When Michael Bradley prepared to take on a Jamaican defender off a short corner kick, it did not look promising, but somehow, the ball fell to Evans who guided the ball into the net, putting the USMNT even on seven points at the top of the group.
Although that... Read the rest of the article »
The USMNT fell to Belgium in a friendly, but bounced back nicely against Germany on Sunday. Will Klinsmann's squad be able to build off of their latest victory?
The United States did not start things off very well, having been defeated 2-1 to Honduras in the opening match of the group. Dealing with the heat at San Pedro Sula was not an easy task, which has led the USMNT to arrive a few days earlier than normal.
Jurgen Klinsmann believes that two days is not enough for the players to get adjusted to the heat in places such as Honduras and Jamaica, which... Read the rest of the article »
Jürgen Klinsmann revolutionized German football in 2006; he will now try to galvanize his career as head coach of the USA against his homeland.
Germany took little time to blast Ecuador away. Ecuador was down four goals in the blink of an eye. Lars Bender, one of the new faces of German football and a figurehead of the Leverkusen midfield, blasted two in. A familiar figure hit the other two- he is called Lukas Podolski. Podolski was first given his chances in the limelight by Klinsmann. In the 2006 World Cup the Polish born German secured... Read the rest of the article »
The United States and Honduras will kick off the next phase of World Cup Qualifying in San Pedro Sula on Wednesday.
The Estadio Olimpico in San Pedro Sula will be electric on Wednesday as Honduras will play host to the United States in the first match of their Hexagonal. Top three teams in the group will get an automatic spot at the World Cup in 2014, held in Brazil, while the fourth placed team will have to play a two-leg elimination with the winner of the Oceania Confederation.
With Costa Rica, Jamaica... Read the rest of the article »