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  1. Fringe World Cup hopefuls aim to impress

    Jeff Carlisle

    CARSON, Calif. -- The chances for U.S. national team players to impress manager Jurgen Klinsmann are down to a precious few. One of those opportunities comes Saturday, when the U.S. squares off against the Korea Republic at StubHub Center (5 p.m. ET,...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  2. U.S. takes a big step toward qualifying for the World Cup

    Jeff Carlisle

    SANDY, Utah -- Jozy Altidore can't stop scoring, and now the U.S. men's national team is within touching distance of another trip to the World Cup after claiming a 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Honduras. Altidore slotted home a Fabian Joh...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  3. U.S. makes easy work of Panama in World Cup qualifying

    Jeff Carlisle

    SEATTLE -- A red-hot striker and stingy defense will take a team far in World Cup qualifying, and the U.S. men's national team used both ingredients to claim a 2-0 victory over Panama. Jozy Altidore scored for the third game running, while Eddie J...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  4. U.S. wary of Panama threat

    Jeff Carlisle

    SEATTLE -- When CONCACAF first published the schedule for the final round of World Cup qualifying, the first four games for the U.S. looked daunting. Three of the matches were on the road, including tough assignments at Honduras and Mexico. Yet t...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  5. U.S. scores unlikely stoppage-time winner over Jamaica

    Jeff Carlisle

    KINGSTON -- The U.S. men's national team has made a habit of squandering leads in road World Cup qualifiers. Friday proved to be no different. Only this time, it was the U.S. that had the last word. Just moments after conceding an equalizer to Jer...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  6. U.S. earns a precious point against Mexico

    Jeff Carlisle

    MEXICO CITY -- For the second time in its history, the U.S. men's national team secured a golden point in a World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Azteca, battling Mexico to a 0-0 tie. The draw didn't require the defensive heroics of the 1997 side, wh...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  7. Jozy Altidore: The goals will come

    Jeff Carlisle

    MEXICO CITY - As Jozy Altidore sat on a sofa in the U.S. team hotel, the same four words kept finding their way into almost every answer. The goals will come. On the surface, the reason for the mantra seems obvious. Prolific for club side AZ A...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  8. U.S. feeling confident ahead of clash with Mexico

    Jeff Carlisle

    MEXICO CITY -- It seems as though, every four years when the U.S. plays a World Cup qualifier away against Mexico, the feeling is that this is the time for the Americans to get a competitive victory over El Tri at the Estadio Azteca. Mexico always se...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  9. Six-step plan to turn around the U.S. national team's fortunes

    Jeff Carlisle

    On Monday, when U.S. national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann announced his roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico, it seemed like things couldn't get worse. Nine players who were on the roster for last month's 2-1 loss ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  10. U.S. player grades after loss to Honduras

    Jeff Carlisle

    A relatively inexperienced U.S. men's national team was given a rough introduction to World Cup qualifying, as the Americans failed to make a first-half lead stand up, and ultimately fell to Honduras 2-1. -- Bennett: What we learned -- Video: Kli...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  11. Breaking down the U.S.'s draw in the Hex

    Jeff Carlisle

    When the draw for the final round of World Cup qualifying was held four years ago, someone asked then-U.S. manager Bob Bradley how the proceedings went. "We play everyone twice," he quipped. At the time, Bradley insisted he wasn't trying to b...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  12. U.S. finds itself short-handed against Antigua & Barbuda

    Jeff Carlisle

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua & Barbuda -- When the U.S. began its World Cup qualifying odyssey in June, it must have looked at its penultimate semifinal-round fixture against tiny Antigua & Barbuda as a chance to pick up three easy points. Now the match looks...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  13. Match of their lives, island style

    Jeff Carlisle

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- As the Antigua & Barbuda national team went through its paces on Wednesday, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was an island within an island. A gentle rain fell on the turf, and the only sound one could hear throughout this f...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  14. Jozy Altidore a shocking omission for USMNT

    Jeff Carlisle

    As Jozy Altidore discussed his current form for the U.S. national team last week, he uttered the words "if I get called up" more than once. It's a stock phrase that players often use when talking to the press, a kind of smoke signal to their manager ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  15. Player grades: U.S. vs. Jamaica

    Jeff Carlisle

    The U.S. men's national team delivered the kind of performance a World Cup qualifier demands, securing a priceless 1-0 win over Jamaica on Tuesday. The Americans dominated much of the match but struggled to break down a resolute Jamaica defense. ...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  16. U.S. team missing key players for WC qualies

    Jeff Carlisle

    It's a fact of life that whenever a U.S. roster is named for a World Cup qualifier, it's never perfect. A key player can be out of form, nursing an injury, or absent entirely. Yet the group tabbed by U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann to face Jamaica in t...

    Blog | September 03, 2012