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This Might Be the Worst Loss in US Sports History

Team USA's men's soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986

(Newser) - The short version is easy enough: Trinidad and Tobago upset the US Mens National Team in soccer Tuesday night, and the 2-1 loss means that the Americans won't qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. But just how bad a loss is this? The defeat... More »

Report: Hope Solo Threatened to Attack Cops

Police report surfaces at start of World Cup campaign

(Newser) - The USA plays its opening match in the Women's World Cup today, but goalie Hope Solo's personal life is getting more press than the soccer tournament. An ESPN Outside the Lines report yesterday looked into Solo's arrest on domestic violence charges last year , exposing some new details,... More »

World Cup Sets US Ratings Records

ESPN, Univision score highest-ever figures

(Newser) - ESPN and Univision have scored with their World Cup coverage: The US victory over Ghana Monday night set World Cup ratings records for both broadcasters, with a total audience of 15.9 million viewers. For ESPN, it was the highest-rated men's soccer game ever. The ratings were way ahead... More »

US Dumps Mexico in Raucous Win, Heads to World Cup

Yet another victory in Columbus buys ticket to Brazil

(Newser) - The US is going to its seventh straight World Cup after beating archrivals Mexico 2-0 in Columbus, Ohio—the same venue where the Americans won 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers in 2001, 2005, and 2009. Chants from the raucous capacity crowd included "Dos a cero," "This is... 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 »

Beckham Signs New 2-Year Deal With LA Galaxy

Turns down millions more to play in Europe

(Newser) - David Beckham will be an Angeleno for at least another couple years: The English soccer star has signed a new two-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, turning down an offer from a French club in order to return to Major League Soccer. That deal, from Paris-St. Germain, was for... More »

Japan Wins on Penalty Kicks

After tying it up late in extra time

(Newser) - It was another thriller today in the Women's World Cup final, but this time it ended in heartbreak for the US. The Americans led twice in the game, but each time Japan tied it up, according to ESPN . Neither side managed to score in the first half, despite multiple... More »

In Hellbent Abby Wambach, a Single Goal

US soccer star would 'give up everything' for a World Cup win today

(Newser) - As the storied US women's soccer team takes the field in Frankfurt today, all eyes of a hopeful nation are on the 5-foot-11, 170-pound train in the No. 20 jersey leading her team in the charge against Japan. At 31, the indomitable Abby Wambach knows this could be her... More »

US vs. Ghana: It's an Even Money Bet

US has stronger ranking, but it's the 'away' team

(Newser) - When the US takes the field against Ghana Saturday afternoon in the next round of the World Cup, it'll be a toss-up on whether they'll advance. So says stats guru Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight , who crunches numbers with ESPN on a Soccer Power Index . It's true that USA has a... More »

US Battles Back to Tie Slovenia 2-2

Americans trailed 2-0 at halftime

(Newser) - The United States rallied from two goals down at halftime to salvage a 2-2 draw with Slovenia today in World Cup Group C play. Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan scored in the second half as the United States denied the Slovenians a win that would have made them the first... More »

Goalie Gaffe Helps US Tie England, 1-1

Easy shot somehow goes in

(Newser) - Oops. The United States played to a 1-1 draw with England today after a stunning mistake by English goalie Robert Green, reports AP . With his team trailing 1-0, USA's Clint Dempsey put an apparently harmless 25-foot shot on net that Green bumbled and fumbled and let slip in late in... More »

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