1. USA vs. Portugal, Match Preview, Re-evaluating Group G Pecking Order

    For the USMNT, the Group of Death has become the Group of New Life. After John Brooks' ( Hertha Berlin ) header in the 86th minute proved to be the game-winner against Ghana and Germany's 4-0 demolition of Portugal, the U...

    M.F. DiBella Written by M.F. DiBella about 22 days ago 9,692 reads 2 comments

  2. Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is Under Most Pressure for Portugal After Germany Defeat

    It's highly unlikely that it was Paulo Bento 's plan to play Cristiano Ronaldo for the full 90 minutes against Germany...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 22 days ago 6,303 reads 32 comments

  3. Why Chris Wondolowski Must Be Handed a USA Starting Spot vs Portugal

    Everything is different now for the United States men's national team. When this World Cup started, the Americans were upwards of a 15-to-one long shot to survive Group G...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 22 days ago 11,016 reads 68 comments

  4. Brazil's Support Can Restore Cristiano Ronaldo's Fortunes

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL — It is safe to say that this was not part of the plan. If there was much angst outside the Portugal camp on the subject of Cristiano Ronaldo 's fitness, the comprehensive opening match defeat to Germany shifted the focus...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 24 days ago 14,052 reads 20 comments

  5. Cristiano Ronaldo's Germany Disappointment Is the Least of Portugal's Concerns

    Paulo Bento will have been hard-pressed to imagine a more demoralising fashion in which his Portugal side could have opened their World Cup campaign than with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of hotly tipped Germany...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 25 days ago 1,218 reads 1 comments

  6. Twitter Reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo's Performance vs. Germany

    Portugal's 4-0 loss to Germany on Monday was an embarrassing way for Paulo Bento's side to begin their 2014 World Cup campaign, and even the talents of Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't prevent the onslaught...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 25 days ago 12,252 reads 48 comments

  7. Portugal vs. Germany: Key Selection Decisions for Paulo Bento

    The World Cup is well and truly under way but we are yet to see two of Europe's better sides. The encounter between Portugal and Germany is a fantastic opening game and certainly wouldn't look out of place in the latter stages of the competition...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 26 days ago 3,583 reads 3 comments

  8. 10 Things You Should Know About the World Cup and Soccer

    In case you haven’t already noticed the commercials on TV, Twitter and Facebook, or you live under a rock, the World Cup is here...

    Elias Trejo Written by Elias Trejo about 29 days ago 515 reads 0 comments

  9. Cristiano Ronaldo's Comeback Bodes Well for World Cup

    You always have to be careful when reading too much into friendly results and even performances to some extent. When the real business starts many teams can often turn out to be the complete opposite of what they have shown when the pressure is off...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 29 days ago 9,129 reads 14 comments

  10. Who Will Support Ronaldo's 1-Man Show to Bolster Portugal's World Cup Chances?

    It's Cristiano Ronaldo and nothing else for Portugal, right? That's the prevailing thought as the A Seleccao battle in Group G, the so-called Group of Death in Brazil...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 30 days ago 8,109 reads 27 comments

  11. World Cup Injury Analysis on Ronaldo, Costa, Suarez, Neuer and More

    The biggest sporting event in the world should be decided by the best players in the world. Unfortunately, that's not always the case with the World Cup...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 30 days ago 9,012 reads 10 comments