It looks as if the U.S. men’s national team will get to play Ukraine after all.
The United States’ exhibition game against Ukraine next week has been moved from Kharkiv to Cyprus following weeks of violence in the Eastern European nation.
The latest stadium inaugurated for the World Cup in Brazil held its first two matches without major glitches on Sunday, a day after demonstrators across Brazil protested against the tournament.
FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is giving Brazilian organizers only a few more weeks to show that the stadium in Curitiba will be ready in time for the World Cup.
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Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time, and the United States rallied for a 3-2 win at Panama on Tuesday night that left Mexico’s World Cup hopes alive and knocked out the Panamanians.
After another tense match, England is headed to its fifth straight World Cup.
Seats were destroyed at a World Cup stadium in Fortaleza last weekend and dozens of supporters detained after clashes in Sao Paulo.
Raul Jimenez scored on a 16-yard bicycle kick in the 85th minute — four minutes after Mexico had allowed a tying goal — and El Tri beat Panama 2-1 Friday night at Azteca Stadium to revive its hopes to qualifying for its sixth straight World Cup.
Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore scored second-half goals to give the United States a 2-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday night and clinch first place for the Americans in their World Cup qualifying group for the third straight cycle.
A group of about 50 protesters vandalized part of the construction site of a World Cup stadium and chanted anti-FIFA slogans during an inspection by organizers in Cuiaba on Tuesday.
The United States will be missing Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley for its World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Panama.
A spate of injuries has robbed the United States national team of some top players entering its final two qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup.
A World Cup stadium being built in the isolated Brazilian state of Amazonas may not become a white elephant after all.
The United States closed in on its seventh straight World Cup appearance, beating regional rival Mexico 2-0 Tuesday night on second-half goals by Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan before a raucous red-white-and-blue-clad crowd that stood and chanted from start to finish.