Video Highlights of Switzerland’s Upset of Spain

Switzerland may not have been pretty, but they sure were effective. Here are the highlights from their 1-0 victory over heavily favored Spain.

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Argentina 1 – Nigeria 0 (Match Summary)

It was Higuain and Messi who had abundant opportunities to score, but a stellar performance by Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama kept the scoreline quite respectable.

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USA – England Tactical Analysis

Bob Bradley’s Patrick Henry speech (Give me defensive midfielders or give me death!) proves prophetic.

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USA 1 – England 1 (Match Summary)

Two poor defending sequences result in goals for each team, though USA will be happier with the result.

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USA – England Preview

Tomorrow’s titanic clash between USA and England has received plenty of hype, so FFG offers something a little different – actual analysis!

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USA – Australia Preview

USA players have one more chance to impress before next week’s showdown with England.

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Altidore Sustains Ankle Injury

Altidore picks up a knock and could be out of Saturday’s match.

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Jozy Needs a Partner

While we can’t speak for Altidore’s personal life, he’s still searching for his better half on the US National Team.

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England fail to score, still beat Japan 2-1

Wayne Rooney put in a workmanlike shift, but even his quality and energy weren’t enough to help England put one in the net. The Japanese, though, didn’t seem content with winning the match, handing England a victory.

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USA – Turkey Preview

Saturday’s match against Turkey (2:00 EST, ESPN2) will be the first opportunity to observe USA’s 23-man roster. Most projected starters should be on the pitch when the game begins, but there are still some spots not yet locked up. Position Battles: Center midfield: Ricardo Clark and Maurice Edu may be the frontrunners to play with [...]

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World Cup Group Competition: Slovenia’s Roster

In our last examination of USA’s Group C opponents, we attempt to give an overview of Slovenia’s provisional roster. If you missed the first two, here’s the info on England and Algeria’s squads. Roster Goalkeepers: Samir Handanovic (Udinese), Jasmin Handanovic (Mantova), Aleksander Seliga (Sparta Rotterdam) Defenders: Bojan Jokic (Chievo Verona), Marko Suler (Ghent), Bostjan Cesar [...]

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Defense: Injuries and Tactics

Come June, the US needs to put up better defensive displays than what occurred during Tuesday’s 4-2 loss. Granted, manager Bob Bradley was using the match as a tryout for fringe players, but the fitness of a few defenders and tactical concerns with the fullbacks leave the backline a question mark heading into Saturday’s friendly [...]

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