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Projecting The 2018 US World Cup Roster

Ryan Madden | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Ryan Madden

In the world of international soccer, four years is an eternity, but looking ahead to the 2018 World Cup in Russia provides both an intriguing window in to the future of the U.S. Men's National Team as well as a much needed catharsis for those still reeling from the team's dismissal a week ago.

Chuck Hagel Thanks 'Secretary Of Defense' Tim Howard For Heroic World Cup Performance

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

From one secretary of defense to another, job well done. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel phoned U.S. keeper Tim Howard on Wednesday to thank him for ...

U.S. Goalie Makes Astonishing Feat

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Tuesday's World Cup match ended in a heartbreaking loss for the U.S. Men's team, but they had at least one accomplishment to brag about. Goalkeeper...

U.S. Out Of World Cup In 'Heartbreaking' Extra Time Defeat

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports

There was no surrender from the United States. But there would be no victory either in its final appearance at the 2014 World Cup. Belgium overcam...

LIVE: U.S. vs. Belgium

Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

The message has been clear and consistent: The U.S. team is not content with escaping the Group Of Death at the 2014 World Cup and doesn't plan on lea...

3 Reasons That Jurgen Klinsmann Is Not Happy About The Ref

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Jurgen Klinsmann doesn't have a good feeling. No, the U.S. Soccer coach doesn't seem worried about his own team's preparation. He doesn't even seem es...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was a week of winning, losing, and sometimes winning by losing. On Wednesday, the Obama administration finally won the wide-ranging consensus it's always wanted by losing to a unanimous Supreme Court, which ruled decisively that police must get a warrant to search a cell phone during an arrest. On Thursday we all lost, as former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker passed away. Known as "the Great Conciliator," he was a symbol of a more moderate -- and more effective -- Republican Party. In the World Cup, Uruguayan star Luis Suarez avoided using his hands, but not his teeth. For his toddler-worthy meltdown he was banned nine matches and given a four-month time-out. Meanwhile, the U.S. won by losing, advancing to the knockout stage of the tournament even while losing to Germany, thanks to Portugal beating Ghana. The U.S. fell only one goal short of remaining unbeaten, but, unlike Italy, they at least remained unbitten.

'We're Going To Be Here Until The Very End'

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | Sports

June 28 (Reuters) - United States coach Juergen Klinsmann has told his players to get their families to change their return flights from Brazil until ...

Ibrahim Balkhy

How The U.S. Team Escaped The 'Group Of Death,' We Think | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What does it sound like when HuffPost Raconteur Jason Linkins and HuffPost Senior Political Economy Raconteur Zach Carter take a break f...

U.S. Survives Group Of Death

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.29.2014 | Sports

The United States will have life after the Group of Death at the 2014 World Cup. There would be no nightmare scenario for the U.S. team as the fina...

This Office Manager Took USA-Portugal Spoilers VERY Seriously

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports

The US-Portugal instant classic drew an incredible 9.1 rating for ESPN on Sunday night, but not everyone who wanted to was lucky enough to watch the m...

Lolo Jones Reacted To USA-Portugal Draw Just Like The Rest Of America

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports

American soccer fans could probably relate to Olympian Lolo Jones' reaction to the U.S.-Portugal World Cup result on Sunday night. The U.S. led Portug...

WATCH: USA Denied By Last-Minute Goal From Portugal

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports

The United States is still alive in the Group of Death but hasn't escaped yet. In a thrilling group-stage clash that wasn't decided until the fin...

Follow Live: U.S. vs. Portugal

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.22.2014 | Sports

Follow live: U.S. vs. Portugal....

American Soccer's Steady Journey From Periphery to Core, Where Germany Has Comfortably Resided for Decades

Andrei Markovits | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

For very different reasons, the impending World Cup will be huge for both the German and American teams that will actually confront each other in the third game of the first round in a group rightly given the sobriquet "Group of Death."

Who Knew Maddow Could Do THIS?

Posted 09.19.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow is a Stanford graduate, a Rhodes scholar, an AIDS activist and the host of her own MSNBC show. But wait, there's more! She's also really...

A Miracle in Pretoria: Field Notes from the U.S. World Cup Games

Varun Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

If soccer is indeed a religion and the World Cup its church, then the U.S. has finally taken its seat at the pew.

Is This the Breakthrough for Soccer in America?

Ken Gude | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ken Gude

Support for soccer in the US has been growing steadily and all that is needed is a deep run in the World Cup when everyone is watching. What for so long has seemed just a dream now is squarely within our grasp.

Avi Zenilman

America Embraces Role of Unbeatable Underdog | Avi Zenilman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

After today's down-to-the-last-minute 1-0 victory over Algeria, America can finally compete on the international stage in a way that reflects both its anxiety and confidence.

USA Advances In World Cup With Epic Goal In Final Minutes

AP/Huffington Post | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Over and over, everything seemed to go against them. A referee took away a win last week, and a linesman disallowed anoth...

USA World Cup: How The United States Can Advance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: The U.S. advances with a stunning goal in stoppage time. WATCH the goal here. The United States is currently playing Algeria in a crucial W...

The Next Level

Andrei Markovits | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

We are at a critical juncture for the future of soccer in America. Success at the Cup will capture the imagination of soccer fans and enhance the American game's legitimacy here and abroad.

Yes We Can Win the World Cup

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

While saying we can win might seem far-fetched, a victory might not be as miraculous as one would think. When the Cup is outside of Europe and South America, wacky things can happen.