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Monday, June 18, 2018

Belgium Overcome American Resistance To Reach Quarters

Salvador (Brazil) (AFP) – Extra time goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sent Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals for first time in 28 years with a 2-1 win over the United States on Tuesday. American keeper Tim Howard had made a string of fine saves to keep Marc Wilmots’ men at bay […]

July 1, 2014

Americans Fall To Germany, Move To Knockout Stage In World Cup

Recife (Brazil) (AFP) – Thomas Mueller fired an unstoppable 20 meter shot to give Germany a 1-0 victory over the United States on Thursday and top spot in World Cup Group G. The United States, coached by former German boss Jurgen Klinsmann, also went through to the last 16 despite the 1-0 defeat in rain-sodden […]

June 26, 2014

Klinsmann In Letter To U.S. Bosses: Give World Cup Time-Off

Washington (AFP) – Team USA have gone to unusual lengths to get the soccer-skeptical country behind their World Cup campaign. Ahead of the United States’ make-or-break clash with the mighty Germany in Brazil on Thursday, the official U.S. Soccer Twitter feed sent out to its more than one million followers a letter ostensibly from coach […]

June 26, 2014

Last-Gasp Portugal Deny U.S. Shock Win At The World Cup

Manaus (Brazil) (AFP) – Portugal snatched a dramatic equalizer deep into injury time to force a 2-2 draw with the United States and keep their World Cup hopes flickering on Sunday. Varela headed in a cross from Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo in the fifth and final minute of stoppage time at the Amazonia Arena in […]

June 23, 2014