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  1. The impact of Jozy Altidore's absence and potential return to USM...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville writes that the U.S. attack has stalled in Jozy Altidore's absence and examines what his potential return could mean for the U.S. as it looks to beat Belgium and advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  2. How U.S. earns result versus Germany, advances to Round of 16 - 2...

    Adrian Melville

    With the U.S. national team on the brink of advancing to the Round of 16 at the World Cup, Adrian Melville outlines a game plan for the Americans to earn a win or draw versus Germany.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  3. Don't blame Michael Bradley for U.S. loss - 2014 World Cup

    Adrian Melville

    After a tough 2-2 tie against Portugal on Sunday, fingers are being pointed at USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley. Adrian Melville explains Bradley's value to the team and why he shouldn't be blamed for the late goal that led to the tie.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  4. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has answered his critics - 2014 World...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville writes that U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made the right lineup, formation and roster moves to propel the team to success at the World Cup, and in the process has proved he's the right man for the job while silencing his critics.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  5. Three keys for the United States to beat Portugal - 2014 World Cu...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville breaks down three keys for the U.S. to beat Portugal in Sunday's World Cup matchup. Chief among them: Limiting Fabian Johnson's defensive duties in order to help him get forward in the U.S. attack.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  6. Portugal's implosion among key storylines to watch - 2014 World C...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville outlines key storylines to monitor following the first week of the World Cup, including whether Portugal can recover from its disastrous start and what the high number of penalties could foreshadow moving forward.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  7. Three keys for the United States to beat Ghana - 2014 World Cup

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville breaks down three keys for the U.S. national team to beat Ghana in Monday's World Cup matchup. Chief among them: Protecting against Ghana's counterattack.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2014
  8. Why Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's best player - 2014 World Cup...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville outlines why Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's best soccer player. While a case can be made for Lionel Messi, Adrian writes that no player on the planet can match Ronaldo's consistency and clutch play as an attacker.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  9. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo tops forward power ranks - 2014 Worl...

    Adrian Melville

    As part of his World Cup Position Power Ranks series, Adrian Melville outlines his top 10 forwards who will be competing in Brazil. Among the group are Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Luis Suarez (Uruguay) and Lionel Messi (Argentina).

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  10. WC Position Power Ranks: Forwards

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption: Portugal's Ronaldo, Uruguay's Suarez and Spain's Costa are three of the world's best forwards. END# World Cup Power Ranks: Goalies | Forwards | Midfielders | Defenders With so much emotion invested in World Cup ...

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  11. My 2013 Ballon d'Or ballot

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Cristiano Ronaldo has had a remarkable year for Portugal and Real Madrid. END# The Ballon d'Or award aims to determine who the best individual soccer player is throughout any given year. This is tough given the crow...

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2014
  12. Timely Ronaldo can carry Portugal

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:video subhead:lead END# Of all the World Cup qualifying matches left to play, none is more significant than the home-and-home between Portugal and Sweden. For those who appreciate brilliant, attacking soccer, the consensus could be tha...

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  13. Euro 2012 - Why Spain is suited to stop Cristiano Ronaldo

    Albert Larcada

    Albert Larcada of ESPN Stats & Information explains why Spain can stop Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player so far in Euro 2012.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  14. Edson Rivera a rising star for Mexico

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jorge Arangure interviews potential Mexican star Edson Rivera about his transition to a European club from Latin America and his future career aspirations with the Mexican national team.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  15. Peter Keating: The post-World Cup evolution of soccer metrics

    Peter Keating

    Advanced metrics have often been unwieldy when it comes to the soccer pitch. But after this World Cup, Peter Keating has found several that appear to correlate well with soccer success.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  16. 2010 World Cup: An ultimate World Cup betting guide, Part 4

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman files his final article relating to the trends, concepts, ideas and flat-out intel you need to know to bet successfully on the 2010 World Cup. In this one: Don't forget that form is everything.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010