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.
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.
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.