1. FiveThirtyEight's World Cup Predictions

    FiveThirtyEight's World Cup forecasting model uses ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) — a system that combines game- and player-based ratings to estimate a team's overall skill level ...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 827 reads 2 comments

  2. If the U.S. Plays Like the Underdog Against Belgium, It Will Lose

    SALVADOR, Brazil – Two sensibilities permeate the psyche of teams in the knockout stage of the World Cup.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 148 reads 0 comments

  3. The Case Against the Case Against Michael Bradley

    Perhaps the most consistent narrative in the weeks before the World Cup was this one: that the USMNT would go exactly as far as central midfielder Michael Bradley would carry them. The idea was shared almost universally among the American soccer media...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 231 reads 0 comments

  4. Scenic, Historic Salvador Provides Backdrop to USA's Knockout Clash

    SALVADOR, Brazil — It all started here. Back in early December, one day after the World Cup draw in nearby Costa do Sauipé, we stood on the grass in front of the south ...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 42 reads 0 comments

  5. Belgium a Dynamic Test for USA Amid Expectations, Golden Generation

    SALVADOR, Brazil – They may not chant it like their American counterparts, but Belgians also believe that they will win.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 118 reads 0 comments

  6. For US Soccer to Knock out Belgium in World Cup, Tim Howard Has to Be Perfect

    For a goalkeeper, the World Cup knockout stage can be very simple. Stop every shot. Make every save. Win every match. For American keeper Tim Howard , advancing past Belgium in the round of 16 starts—well, stops—with him...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 29,311 reads 43 comments

  7. Jozy Altidore Injury Update: Latest Reports Before Belgium Match

    The latest injury update for Jozy Altidore should have the United States optimistic about, but not counting on, the forward leading it to victory vs. Belgium on Day 20 of the 2014 World Cup...

    David Daniels Written by David Daniels about 1 month ago 1,434 reads 0 comments

  8. Terrence Boyd Set to Join Red Bull Leipzig from Rapid Vienna

    Rapid Vienna says American forward Terrence Boyd is leaving to join Red Bull Leipzig in Germany's second division...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 1 month ago 66 reads 0 comments

  9. Know Thy Enemy

    SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Truth be told, the United States should have played Belgium already in Brazil...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 1 month ago 413 reads 0 comments

  10. The Case for Geoff Cameron: Should US Defender Start vs. Belgium?

    An early shank against Portugal is the only mistake Geoff Cameron has made in a U.S. shirt so far in the 2014 World Cup...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 456 reads 0 comments

  11. Jozy Altidore Can Aid Another Late World Cup Victory for USA vs. Belgium

    Jozy Altidore missed United States' last group stage match against Germany through injury, but the striker looks set to return to the squad for their 2014 FIFA World Cup round of 16 clash against Belgium on Tuesday...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 4,449 reads 28 comments

  12. Hype Video Will Get USA Fans Excited for 2014 World Cup Match Against Belgium

    The United States has already shocked many by advancing from the "Group of Death" at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but it isn't done yet. Team USA will take on Belgium in the round of 16 on Tuesday...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 190,943 reads 214 comments

  13. Jurgen Klinsmann Comments on Algerian Official for USA vs. Belgium

    United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann has voiced his concerns with FIFA's decision to appoint Djamel Haimoudi as the referee for his side's World Cup round-of-16 fixture against Belgium on Tuesday...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 1 month ago 289,099 reads 278 comments

  14. Klinsmann Upset with Algerian Ref for Belgium Clash

    Klinsmann on Algerian ref: "Is it a good feeling? No. He is able to speak French on field to their players." Noted US elim. ALG in last WC.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 356 reads 0 comments

  15. Twitter / SamBorden: Klinsmann: We Made It Through ...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 195 reads 2 comments

  16. Klinsmann: We Have No Fear at All vs. Belgium

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 19 reads 0 comments

  17. The U.S. should only be afraid of Belgium on paper

    SAO PAULO – On paper, the United States is in for one of its most trying tests when the team goes up against Belgium on Tuesday. That's saying something, considering the U.S. just finished playing Ghana, Portugal, and Germany...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 411 reads 0 comments

  18. Howard: We're Proving Critics Wrong

    Tim Howard is a bundle of coiled energy. The Stars and Stripes goalkeeper shouts at his back-line as he bounces up and down on his toes, and when needed, he uncoils like a spring to keep the US in with a shout...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 375 reads 0 comments

  19. What Reaching the Quarter-Finals of the World Cup Would Mean for the US

    World Cup fever continues to spread across America, and the U.S. men's national team prepares to meet Belgium on Tuesday. On the line is a trip to the quarter-finals, and with it, the belief that U...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 1 month ago 7,221 reads 12 comments

  20. Belgium vs. USA Preview: How USMNT Can Get More from Michael Bradley

    As the United States men's national soccer team approaches its round of 16 matchup against Belgium on Tuesday, one question many American fans have been asking is, "What's up with ...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 1 month ago 6,893 reads 21 comments

  21. Belgium vs. USA: Form Guide, Live Stream and Prediction for 2014 World Cup

    Date : Tuesday, July 1 Time : 9 p.m. BST /4 p.m. ET Venue : Salvador TV info and live stream : The match will be broadcast on ESPN (for US viewers) and ITV1 (for UK ...

    Danny  Collins Written by Danny Collins about 1 month ago 10,819 reads 10 comments