Most U.S. players prepare for a game by following regular game-day rituals. Ahead of the matchup against Honduras, defender Jonathan Bornstein spilled the beans on his routine, writes Luke Cyphers.
In the absence of U.S. forward Charlie Davies against Slovakia, his replacements failed to impress, writes Luke Cyphers.
Devastated by Charlie Davies' injury, the U.S. players turned in a performance against Costa Rica that was a fitting tribute to their fallen comrade, writes Luke Cyphers.
Midfielder Ricardo Clark had been disappointed not to play in the U.S. team's previous game. He made up for it and then some against T &T, writes Luke Cyphers.
The U.S. had a three-prong strategy entering the match against El Salvador, but things didn't go quite according to plan, writes Luke Cyphers.
An amazing first-half performance by the U.S. was ultimately undone by the team's inability to perform at the same level in the second half, writes Luke Cyphers.
After beating Spain, the U.S. team heads into the final against Brazil confident it can produce another upset, writes Luke Cyphers.
Carlos Bocanegra's return from injury was the final piece of the puzzle in enabling the U.S. defense to shut out the potent Spanish attack, writes Luke Cyphers.
With critics questioning its heart and attitude, the U.S. team played against Egypt with a chip on its shoulder, writes Luke Cyphers.
Making mistake after mistake, the U.S. did itself no favors against Brazil, writes Luke Cyphers.
Giuseppe Rossi's two-goal performance showed that the U.S. does have a world-class forward. Unfortunately, he plays for Italy, writes Luke Cyphers.
With FIFA insisting that South Africa will be ready for the 2010 World Cup, the Confederations Cup is a chance for South Africa to prove it's ready to host, writes Luke Cyphers.
The thought of stepping into a hostile environment in San Salvador doesn't daunt Brad Guzan at all, writes Luke Cyphers.