2014 World Cup

World Cup 2014: United States vs. Belgium Preview and Prediction

Is the U.S. up to its next challenge - the Red Devils?
World Cup 2014: United States vs. Belgium Preview and Prediction

After Portugal’s 2-1 victory over Ghana, the USMNT sneaks into the knockout round with a 1-1-1 record in the group stage. Belgium, America’s newest foe, is a dark horse to win it all this year. Can the USA earn a decisive trip to the round of 8?

 

World Cup 2014: In 1-0 Defeat to Germany, Not All Lost For USA

Christiano Ronaldo and Portugal deliver a gift to USA in the form of a 2-1 victory over Ghana.
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World Cup 2014: In 1-0 Defeat to Germany, Not All Lost For USA

In most other competitions around the world, 1-0 on the scoreboard means the team without points is defeated. But in the group stage of FIFA’s World Cup, things aren’t always as they seem. By virtue of a 1-1-1 record, the USMNT will advance into the knockout round to face either Belgium or Algeria on Tuesday July 1, at 4 pm (eastern time, live on ESPN). While the U.S.

World Cup 2014: How the United States Can Advance to the Round of 16

What Does the U.S. Need to Do to Qualify For the Next Stage?
World Cup 2014: How the United States Can Advance to the Round of 16

In the closing minute of extra time on Sunday, citizens throughout the country waited in anticipation of the final whistle, one that would secure the United States’ entry into the knockout stage of the World Cup. Up 2-1 with precious time ticking away, all the Americans needed to do was keep the Portuguese from netting a desperation goal.

World Cup 2014: 3 Underdogs in Position to Advance

Which underdogs could surprise in Brazil?
World Cup 2014: 3 Underdogs in Position to Advance

The first FIFA World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay and was an absurdly exclusive event. Only 13 teams participated because of the costly trip across the Atlantic Ocean and other financial restrictions. The host nation walked away victorious and one of the greatest events in sports was born. Underdogs have rarely fared well in the tournament’s history, but in a sporting event of this magnitude, no team should be overlooked. In 2002, South Korea finished on top of a group consisting of Poland, the USA, and Portugal.