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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP

September 30, 2010
CALLED UP
Bradley picks 20 for upcoming friendlies

CHICAGO— U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named 20 players to the roster that will prepare for the upcoming friendlies, against Poland Oct. 9 at Chicago’s Soldier Field, and Colombia Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.


September 17, 2010
BACK TO AFRICA
USA will play in Mandela Cup

CHICAGO — The U.S. Men’s National Team will travel to South Africa to take on 2010 FIFA World Cup hosts South Africa on Nov. 17 at the magnificent Green Point Stadium in Cape Town as part of the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup.


August 30, 2010
USA TO FACE COLOMBIA
Game set for Union’s PPL Park

CHICAGO--- The U.S. Men’s National Team will host South American rivals Colombia on Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Kickoff for the USA’s first match on the Chester waterfront is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision.


August 29, 2010
U.S. AT PPL PARK
National Team to face Colombia

PPL Park will host its first full international game on October 12 when the U.S. National Team faces the National Team of Colombia in a friendly. U.S. Soccer is expected to formally announce the game on Monday.


August 18, 2010
WINDY CITY DATE
U.S. to face Poland at Soldier Field

CHICAGO– The U.S. Men’s National Team will face Poland on Oct. 9 at Soldier Field in Chicago (8pm ET). The match will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel and the Univision networks.


August 10, 2010
SWAMPED
Brazil outclasses U.S., 2-0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants Stadium or the New Meadowlands Stadium. It doesn't matter which stadium in The Swamp the U.S. National Team plays these days, they can't win or find the back of the net.


August 5, 2010
ROSTER CHANGES
Gonzalez, Altidore called in for U.S.

CHICAGO -- U.S. Soccer has made a pair of changes to the roster for the match against five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil on Aug. 10 at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Villarreal striker Jozy Altidore replaces Jermaine Jones, while LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez is replacing Chad Marshall.


August 4, 2010
U.S. ROSTER
14 World Cuppers named for Brazil match

CHICAGO -- U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley named 18 players to the roster, including 14 who participated at the World Cup in South Africa, which will face five-time World Cup champions Brazil at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 10.


July 12, 2010
FINAL: MOST WATCHED
Netherlands-Spain had 15.5 Million Viewers

BRISTOL, Conn---Sunday’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Final on ABC – a 1-0 victory by Spain in extra time over the Netherlands – ranks as the most-watched Men's World Cup game ever.


July 11, 2010
THE REIGN OF SPAIN
La Furia Roja wins World Cup Final in extra time

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—It took 116 minutes, but Spain’s Andres Iniesta finally managed to wrest the spotlight away from card-crazed referee Howard Webb and beat goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to give first-time finalists Spain a 1-0 win over The Netherlands in Sunday’s World Cup Final at Soccer City Stadium.


July 10, 2010
RUN n’ GUN
Defense an afterthought as Germany beats Uruguay in 3rd place game

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—It’s amazing what having nothing to lose can do to open up a soccer game. Just ask Germany and Uruguay, who combined for 32 shots and five goals in Saturday’s largely symbolic World Cup third-place match at Port Elizabeth Stadium.


July 10, 2010
LEFT OFF
Donovan not among 10 best player finalists

JOHANNESBURG -- Sorry, Landon, you didn't make this team.


July 7, 2010
OLE, OLE
Puyol lifts Spain into World Cup Final

DURBAN, South Africa—There will be a first-time winner of the World Cup this year, after Spain defeated an unusually ragged Germany 1-0 in Wednesday’s semifinal at Durban Stadium.


July 6, 2010
ORANGE ALERT
Netherlands outlast Uruguay for berth in Final

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—The best team never to win the World Cup will have another crack at it, as the Netherlands advanced to the 2010 Final with Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Uruguay at Green Point Stadium.


July 6, 2010
LITTLE COUNTRY, BIG TEAM
Uruguay (3.5 million) lone South American representative in semifinals

CAPE TOWN -- Poor little Uruguay.

The South American side gets little or no respect.

The last country of 32 nations to qualify for South Africa, not given much chance to advance out of the opening round and essentially dismissed as a World Cup outsider.


July 3, 2010
ADVANTAGE, EUROPE
Germany, Spain advance to World Cup semis

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—Miroslav Klose became the second-leading goal scorer in World Cup history on Saturday, connecting twice to lead Germany to a 4-0 rout of Argentina at Green Point Stadium.


July 2, 2010
EDGE OF YOUR SEAT SOCCER
Netherlands, Uruguay prevail in nail-biting quarterfinals

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—The top team in the world will not be the top team in the 2010 World Cup, after the Netherlands eliminated favorites Brazil 2-1 in Friday’s quarterfinal match at Port Elizabeth Stadium.


June 29, 2010
AND THEN THERE WERE EIGHT
Paraguay, Spain fill out quarterfinal field

PRETORIA, South Africa—It wasn’t pretty, but Paraguay outlasted Japan 5-4 in penalty kicks Tuesday at Loftus Versfeld Stadium to become the fourth South American quarterfinalist at World Cup 2010.


June 29, 2010
GULATI'S CONCERNS
U.S. soccer president praises Bradley, but says team fell short of expectations

JOHANNESBURG -- The fate of U.S. coach Bob Bradley will not be determined until July.

Saying that Bradley has done "a very good job" but that the team fell short of expectations at the World Cup, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati Monday stated he won't make any decisions until he meets with the Bradley next month.


June 28, 2010
TOP RATED
USA-Ghana most watched World Cup game

BRISTOL, Conn---Saturday’s United States-Ghana match on ABC – a 2-1 U.S. loss in extra time, which eliminated the Americans from the tournament – is the most-watched FIFA World Cup game among households and viewers. The 2.5 hour match window (2:30-5:12 p.m. ET) averaged an 8.2 rating, 9,455,000 households, and 14,863,000 viewers, based on fast nationals.


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