World Cup

2013: Tough to match this year for American soccer
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2013: Tough to match this year for American soccer

2013 was a banner year for American soccer in many ways. Can 2014 match it? PSP’s Earl Reed considers.

So, about that World Cup draw…
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So, about that World Cup draw…

The US national team drew the ultimate Group of Death in the World Cup. Some say it’s the toughest group ever in a World Cup. PSP’s Jeremy Lane examines the group and notes it just might be possible for the US to make it out of this group.

Preview: USA v. Antigua & Barbuda
US / USMNT / World Cup

Preview: USA v. Antigua & Barbuda

The final score may be hard to predict but expect a physical game.

In the books: The Ten Shirt
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In the books: The Ten Shirt

The PSP reviews “The Ten Shirt,” a novel that imagines an alternate reality in which the US is in the 1982 World Cup final.

Notes from Philly’s official World Cup bid viewing party
Featured / Local / World Cup

Notes from Philly’s official World Cup bid viewing party

PSP was at Tir na nOg to see a vast outpouring of soccer support turn into dejection, disbelief and then … the realization that we don’t need the damn World Cup anyway.

2018 and 2022 WC hosts announced; US loses
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2018 and 2022 WC hosts announced; US loses

Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, Qatar the 2022 World Cup.

Free Bob Bradley, too…
USMNT / World Cup

Free Bob Bradley, too…

It is time to part ways with Bob Bradley, it is best for the US and it is best for the coach. His next step? England? Europe? He has the ability, will he get a shot?

My South Africa story
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My South Africa story

PSP’s Ryan Pine made the trip from Philly to South Africa for the World Cup. Now he’s back to share a story full of ostriches, electrocutions, great wine, mass hysteria, and dreaming the impossible dream.