On a very soggy night in Recife, the U.S. held a dynamic German team at bay, and while they lost the match, 1–0, Portugal’s 2–1 win over Ghana sent them through to the next round of the World Cup.
World Cup: Recaps
Messi magic, shockingly good Shaqiri, and signs of improvement from Nigeria were the highlights as Argentina and France looked like the clear frontrunners coming out of their respective groups.
The 4-4-2 the Union trotted out against the Cosmos left wide open spaces in the heart of the pitch on both sides of the ball. If they choose to do the same against the Revolution on Saturday, the result will likely be very different.
PSP photographer Paul Rudderow’s look at the Philadelphia Union’s 2-1 extra time win over the New York Cosmos in the fifth round of the US Open Cup.
Scott Ellis on why he believes soccer has arrived in the US.
Daily news roundups
USA news and previews ahead of today’s big game. Ghana camp in turmoil. More news.
Have you shaken off that Portugal game yet? You’d best hope the U.S. team has, because Germany’s next.
2014 World Cup / Commentary
South Jersey native Mark Geiger’s MLS officiating has been notable enough (for the wrong reasons) to start the Geiger Counter as a regular measure of bad MLS refereeing. His stellar performance at the World Cup forces a reevaluation.