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  • Feisty Brazil sets tone for World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup hosts are fighting for a bigger cause, in the streets and in the stadiums of Brazil.

    Yahoo! Sports
  • Run-in with reporter triggered Mexico coach Herrera's ouster

    The Mexican Soccer Federation fired Herrera on Tuesday, just two days after he led the team to a CONCACAF Gold Cup title. The ouster came after a television reporter said the coach punched him at the Philadelphia airport. ''Nobody can be above a situation like the one that happened Monday in…

    The Associated Press
  • Tottenham Hotspur-All-Stars Preview

    DENVER (AP) -- Defender DeAndre Yedlin may want to repeat this over and over: Don't pass the ball to Clint Dempsey. Don't pass the ball to Clint Dempsey.

    The Associated Press
  • Mexico fires Miguel Herrera, so that's a good thing for the USMNT, right?

    The unexpected coaching change is a big break for Jurgen Klinsmann's USMNT going into the playoff for CONCACAF's Confederation Cup berth. Or is it?

    FC Yahoo
  • Beasley still interested in playing for national team

    A quick heads up to Jurgen Klinsmann: Should you ever need DaMarcus Beasley for national team duty again, just call. Beasley was coaxed out of his retirement from the national team by the U.S. coach for the CONCACAF Gold Cup competition and played in Saturday's penalty-kicks loss to Panama during…

    The Associated Press
  • US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying opener

    The United States will host Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines at St. Louis on Nov. 13 in the Americans' opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Seeking their eighth straight World Cup appearance, the Americans are at Trinidad and Tobago on Nov. 17, then play at the Guatemala-Antigua and…

    The Associated Press
  • Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title with 3-1 victory over Jamaica

    Andres Guardado scored again, with no penalty kick needed this time, and his teammates finally managed some goals, too. Mexico ensured the final wouldn't come down to any calls in the last minutes with a 3-1 victory over upstart Jamaica for the CONCACAF Gold Cup title Sunday. Guardado had his…

    The Associated Press
  • US soccer team to open World Cup qualifying in St. Louis

    The U.S. soccer team will play its first qualifier for the 2018 World Cup at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Nov. 13, and the playoff for the 2017 Confederations Cup will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. As the 2013 Gold Cup champs, the Americans will face 2015 winner Mexico on Oct.…

    The Associated Press
  • U.S. Soccer should give Bob Bradley second chance as USMNT head coach

    The man who is working miracles in Norway's top flight should be brought back to clean up Jurgen Klinsmann's mess.

    FC Yahoo
  • Rolling Jamaica, reeling Mexico meet in Gold Cup final

    Mexico is the favorite to win its record-extending seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title, and coach Miguel Herrera is answering questions about his future with the team. Jamaica is not only making its first appearance in a Gold Cup final but the first for any Caribbean nation, and its coach, Winfried…

    The Associated Press
  • Klinsmann job safe despite USA Gold Cup losses

    Jurgen Klinsmann's job as US national coach is safe for the time being, despite a disappointing fourth place finish in the Gold Cup, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said. A 2-1 semi-final loss to Jamaica and a 3-2 penalty defeat on Saturday to Panama in the third-place match left the…

    AFP
  • Panama beats US 3-2 on penalty kicks for Gold Cup 3rd place

    Music and shouts of celebration blasted from the Panama locker room next door as U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann tried to put another positive spin on another loss. Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panamanian team ended a trying week with a medal,…

    The Associated Press
  • Panama beats USA on penalties for third in Gold Cup

    Jurgen Klinsmann still isn't sure how his US team that beat the Dutch and Germans last month wound up fourth in the Gold Cup after two embarrassing defeats. The "Reggae Boyz," who meet six-time champion Mexico in Sunday's Gold Cup final, were 1-13 with eight draws in prior matches against the…

    AFP
  • Disappointed US faces Panama in Gold Cup 3rd-place game

    The midfielder quickly added that pride and competitiveness would keep the Americans playing hard against a short-handed Panama squad, a promise repeated often by his teammates and coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Friday. Once the U.S. was stunned by Jamaica in the semifinals, cutting short its bid to…

    The Associated Press
  • Sponsors' pressure mounts on FIFA ahead of World Cup draw

    FIFA will meet with key sponsors Visa, McDonalds and Coca-Cola next month as world football's governing body continues to come under pressure following a series of corruption scandals. Just 24 hours before the first official event for the Russia 2018 World Cup with the qualification draw in Saint…

    AFP
  • Humbled USA begins Gold Cup fightback against Panama

    Still recovering from a shock semi-final loss to Jamaica, the United States seeks redemption against Panama in Saturday's Gold Cup third-place consolation match with an eye on key upcoming contests. The Americans were beaten 2-1 Wednesday by the "Reggae Boyz" while Mexico needed extra time and two…

    AFP
  • US national team to host mighty Brazil

    The United States men's national soccer team will host five-time World Cup champion Brazil in an international friendly on September 8 at Gillette Stadium, United States Soccer announced on Thursday. "This is just a great match for fans of the US and fans of Brazil and soccer fans in general,"…

    AFP