Team USA (soccer)

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Tim Howard: Tourette's Sufferer and All-Time Great

...and Secretary of Defense, apparently?

(Newser) - The US may have been eliminated yesterday , but instead of mourning, many fans are today toasting a heroic performance from Tim Howard, who set a World Cup record with 16 saves—the previous record was 13. Howard's now-undisputed status as the greatest US goalkeeper ever is all the more... More »

US Scores First-Ever Soccer Win in Mexico

Men's team makes history with 1-0 win in Mexico City

(Newser) - The US men's soccer team stunned Mexico Wednesday night by beating them on their home turf for the first time. Going into the game at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, one of the game's most intimidating and highest-altitude arenas, America's record against Mexico in 75 years of... More »

During World Cup, a Twitter Record

Japan's victory over the US hit 7,196 tweets per second

(Newser) - No matter how you regard the pace of soccer, there's no denying that tweeting about it can be fast and furious. The all-time record for number of tweets per second was set at the end of yesterday's Women's World Cup final—taking the top spot from the... More »

Jill Biden, Chelsea Clinton to Attend World Cup Final

USA plays Japan on Sunday

(Newser) - Jill Biden and Chelsea Clinton will be part of a US delegation heading to Germany this weekend to cheer on the United States in the Women's World Cup final . The White House says the vice president's wife and Clinton, as well as the US ambassador to Germany, will... More »

US Loses 2-1 in OT

Ghana moves on, and USA goes home

(Newser) - Team USA's soccer run is over, with the Americans falling 2-1 to Ghana in overtime today. The game went into OT after last game's hero, Landon Donovan, scored on a penalty kick in the second half. Didn't matter, though, because the US gave up a goal 3 minutes into the... More »

Soccer Haters, Here's Why to Root for the US

For starters, the team is pretty darn good

(Newser) - If you're tuning out the World Cup and assuming the US is going to have an early exit, Katharine Rust and Casey Sommers would like to "disabuse you of this notion." For starters, "the Yanks are good," they write in the Atlantic . They're not the best... More »

World Cup Refs Learn English Swear Words

They want to be prepared for Wayne Rooney

(Newser) - The referees for Saturday’s US/England World Cup match have specifically brushed up on English profanity in an effort to crack down on foul language. In a move sure to terrify Wayne Rooney, Brazilian referee Carlos Eugenio Simon has had his team memorize 20 curse words. “We can’t... More »

US Soccer Star Hospitalized in Fatal Car Crash

Charlie Davies sustains multiple fractures, another passenger dead

(Newser) - Charlie Davies, a starting forward on the US national soccer team, broke several bones and sustained a lacerated bladder in a car crash yesterday that killed another passenger. The driver, who was not identified, swerved into a guardrail outside of Washington, leaving the car "pretty much split in half,... More »

Stunning US Soccer Upset Matches 'Miracle on Ice'

Underdog US team's surprise win over Spain is a victory to be savored

(Newser) - Last night's stunning soccer victory over Spain by the US team ranks up there with 1980's "Miracle on Ice" Olympic defeat of the Russians as one of the greatest upsets ever pulled off by Americans, George Vecsey writes in the New York Times. The Confederations Cup victory over the... More »

US Women in World Cup Semis

Wambach and crew shut out England, 3-0

(Newser) - The US women's soccer team cruised into the semifinals of the World Cup today with a 3-0 win over England, ESPN reports. Abby Wambach, Shannon Boxx, and Kristine Lilly scored three goals in a 12-minute span of the second half. The US, seeking its third title, will face the winner... More »

Team Chávez Waves Imperios Adios

Venezuela moves to semis in Copa America, as America drops out

(Newser) - After vanquishing Mexico in the CONCACAF tournament for North and Central America, a depleted American team went quietly in the first round of the Copa America, hosted by Hugo Chávez's Venezuela. The home team, by contrast, achieved its first victory in the tournament in 40 years, and will move... More »

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