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Michael Parkhust #15 of the United States Men's National Team in action against Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

US Team Prepares For Final World Cup Qualifying Matches

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.

10/01/2013

Brazilian soccer team coach Carlos Alberto Parreira (white T-shirt) gives instructions to the players, during a training session 09 September 2003 in Manaus, northern Brazil. Brazil will face Ecuador on Wednesday for their FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 qualifying match. (credit: ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

World Cup Stadium In Brazil May Be Used For Prisoner Processing

A World Cup stadium being built in the isolated Brazilian state of Amazonas may not become a white elephant after all.

09/24/2013

Fabian Johnson #23 of the United States Men's National Team heads the ball away from Andres Guardado #18 of the Mexico Men's National Team in the first half at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

USA Clinches World Cup Berth After Johnson, Donovan Lead Way To 2-0 Win Over Mexico

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.

09/10/2013

Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States converses with United States Men's National Team during the United States Training Session at Estadio Nacional on September 5, 2013 in San Jose, Costa Rica. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

US Looks To Clink World Cup Berth Against Mexico

Alejandro Bedoya remembered back four years ago, when he walked onto the field with his American teammates to face Mexico at the Rose Bowl and saw the crowd of 93,000-plus.

09/09/2013

Christian Benitez of America celebrates his second goal against Atlas, during their Mexican Apertura tournament, in Mexico City, on August 21, 2011. (credit: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Ecuadorian Soccer Star Dies Suddenly After Game

Christian Benitez, a soccer star from Ecuador who led the Mexican league in scoring last season, died Monday a day after playing in a game for his club in Qatar. He was 27.

07/29/2013

Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy jubilates after scoring the eventual game-winning goal against the Houston Dynamo in the second half during 2011 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Dynamo 1-0 to win the MLS Cup. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Galaxy’s Donovan To Get Chance With U.S. In Gold Cup

Landon Donovan is the biggest name in American soccer, though U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has little respect for that distinction.

07/04/2013

COMMERCE CITY, CO - MARCH 22:  Midfielder Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States dribbles the ball during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Costa Rica and United States at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22, 2013 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Snow Job: Americans Beat Costa Rica 1-0 In Storm In Denver

On a snowy night more suitable to slaloms than soccer, Clint Dempsey scored early in his first start as the American captain and the United States beat Costa Rica 1-0 on Friday in a key qualifier for next year’s World Cup.

03/22/2013

Eddie Johnson #18 of the United States fights for a ball with Carlo Costly #13 of Honduras during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano on February 6, 2013 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Honduras Stuns US 2-1 In World Cup Qualifier

A young American defense came apart on a hot, tropical afternoon, and the United States opened the final round of World Cup qualifying with a loss for the first time in 24 years.

02/06/2013

Los Angeles Galaxy player Landon Donovan. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Galaxy’s Donovan Not Sure He Wants To Play At Brazil World Cup

Landon Donovan isn’t sure he wants to play at the 2014 World Cup, a stance that prompted U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann to say he intends to speak with the longtime American star.

11/01/2012

Los Angeles Galaxy player Landon Donovan. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Donovan Will Miss Upcoming World Cup Qualifier Matches

Landon Donovan will not play for the U.S. national team in two upcoming World Cup qualifiers because of an injured left knee.

10/09/2012

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US Opens WCup Qualifying With 3-1 Win Over Antigua

The United States is off to a successful, though far from perfect start in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

06/08/2012

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Donovan Among 11 Added To Klinsmann’s US Roster

Landon Donovan was among 11 players added to the initial squad of 16 by U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann for training ahead of an exhibition game against Scotland.

05/20/2012

FIFA Executive Committee Meeting

FIFA Racks In $1.85B In World Cup TV deals

FIFA’s bumper week of World Cup business was completed with broadcast deals worth $1.85 billion ((euro) 1.3 billion) for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, the governing body announced Thursday.

10/27/2011

In June, the United States' soccer team put in a fair showing at the 19th FIFA World Cup. Spain won the cup in a 1-0 match against the Netherlands. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

FOX Outbids ESPN At $400M For US World Cup TV Rights

FIFA cashed in on a $1.2 billion bonanza from United States broadcasters Friday, striking World Cup deals with Fox, Telemundo and Futbol de Primera Radio.

10/21/2011

El Salvador v United States

DC United’s Charlie Davies Suing Nightclub, Red Bull For $20M

D.C. United’s Charlie Davies is suing the owners of a Washington nightclub and the drink company Red Bull for $20 million, claiming they are responsible for a fatal car crash that ended the MLS player’s hopes of joining the 2010 U.S. World Cup team.

10/20/2011

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