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World Cup 2014

Stories centered around the 2014 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil

World Cup Day Four Live Thread

It's day four of the World Cup, Jerry Bengtson and Honduras are playing later in the afternoon but we'll be in an out all day with commentary.

Is David Villa hurting MLS?

Spain lost 5-1 to Netherlands and David Villa didn't come off the bench. Is this bad for MLS?

Group D Primer

Group D at this World Cup features three previous winners for the first time in history, and a CONCACAF team that has a well-documented hatred of snow. Get primed on Costa Rica, England, Italy, and Uruguay.

World Cup Day Three Open Thread

It's Day Three of the World Cup, and there are four games today. Come talk to us about them!

2014 World Cup: Group C Primer

Group C is wide open with Colombia, Ivory Coast, Japan and Greece all competing to advance. The Greeks are considered the slouches of the group, but they could surprise the world with their stingy defending.

World Cup Day Two Open Thread

After yesterday's opening festivities, today is the beginning of the upcoming, settled rhythm of the group stages of the tournament. In other words...LOTS MORE SOCCER! Talk to us all day about it!

2014 World Cup - Group B Primer

Spain! Netherlands! It's a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final! And it's the third overall game in the tournament?! The soccer gods are very kind today.

Brazilian Dive Tarnishes World Cup Opener

Replays show that Fred dived to set up the eventual game-winning penalty kick. What does this mean for the growth of soccer in the United States?

World Cup Day One Open Thread


2014 World Cup - Group A Primer

This is it, you've waited four years for this very day. This is the biggest day in all of international soccer - the start of the 2014 World Cup. So here's some information you'll need for the next few weeks on all the teams in Group A.

World Cup Profile: Jerry Bengston

After scoring nine goals in World Cup Qualifying--and guiding Honduras to a third-place finish in CONCACAF play--Revolution forward Jerry Bengston will look to build on an acclaimed international campaign. Ahead of Thursday's World Cup opener, we pro

One Man, Two Tales: Breaking down Jerry Bengston

Revolution supporters have long-since been baffled by Jerry Bengston's finishing woes. But when the physical striker suits up for Honduras, the story changes. We break down the stark contrast between Bengston's club and country performance.

Klinsmann Changing US Soccer Culture Means Winning

Jurgen Klinsmann has had some strong opinions lately, and that's fine. But there's only one way he's going to change the culture of soccer in this country, and that means doing something US Soccer hasn't done since 1930.

USA-Nigeria Preview: Last Test Before Brazil

Just one more friendly for the USA before the World Cup in Brazil. Will playing fellow African power Nigeria help the US beat their World Cup nemesis Ghana?

USA vs. Turkey: Lineups and Live Thread

The USA is taking on Turkey in a World Cup warm-up match. Join our live thread and discuss the action as it unfolds!

USA-Turkey Preview: Yanks Must Avoid Slow Start

It took 75 minutes for the USA to score the opener against Azerbaijan and playing a stronger Turkey squad, avoiding another slow start could be the key to building momentum in the game and for Brazil.

JERRYWATCH: Honduras Falls 2-0 to Turkey

Jerry Bengtson started his World Cup warm-up campaign with Honduras on Thursday night, but it wasn't too peachy for the Central Americans. Turkey scored twice in the second half en route to a 2-0 victory.

Revolution Fans Should Support Bengtson, Honduras

Most Revolution fans will be rooting for the USA at the World Cup, but they should also be watching Jerry Bengtson and Honduras

USA 2, Azerbaijan 0 - Number Ten To The Rescue

Mix Diskerud, Aron Johannsson and Brad Davis came off the bench to bail out a lackluster first hour against Azerbaijan in the USA's first game of the 2014 World Cup Send Off Series.

USA vs Azerbaijan: Lineups and Live Thread

The Send Off to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil begins today

USA vs Azerbaijan Preview - Road to Brazil 2014

It doesn't sound like Klinsmann is going to waste much time, he's sending his first team out to face minnows Azerbaijan with plans to use all six substitutes.

Tall Task for Klinsmann's US in 2014 and 2018

Jurgen Klinsmann's roster selection for Brazil could also have an eye for Russia in 2018 as well. While Jake doesn't agree with his choices in Brazil, he's also creating high expectations going forward.

USMNT Releases 23-Man World Cup Roster

The USA's World Cup roster has been announced. This is supposed to be a happy day. It is not.

United States World Cup Roster Predictions

Jurgen Klinsmann is rumored to be releasing his 30-man preliminary roster later on today, and our crack staff is going to take a guess at who he's calling in and who gets the 23 spots on that plane to Brazil.