After pulling up lame with a strained hamstring in the first half of his side’s opening World Cup match, Jozy Altidore has been ruled out of the U.S.’s next contest against Portugal and is expected to miss more games beyond that one. The American soccer community has, predictably, pronounced the injury a disaster for
In a lot of ways, the United States’ first day of World Cup action could not have gone better. The European power with which they expect to fight for their group’s second qualifying spot drew no blood in a shameful performance against Germany. Portugal lost 4-0, saw their best defender red carded – triggering
Joe Bianchino: Well, boys, a few months ago when we saw that the U.S. had drawn Germany, Portugal, and Ghana – apparently their kryptonite, go figure – we were all pretty much agreed that that the boys in blue were screwed. Then Jurgen Klinsmann left the country’s all-time leading goal scorer off the roster and
The beautiful celebration of the beautiful game is set to open. Who do we like and what should you be looking for in this the 20th World Cup? Let us tell you.
Landon Donovan has been left off the U.S.’s 23-man World Cup roster. We discuss. Joe Bianchino: Klinsmann! That tricky German, going way outside the box and leaving the nation’s top World Cup scorer off the roster. I don’t get it. We’re talking about a quality midfielder and the savvy, presence over the last decaade. Donovan is
It’s still very strange to see United looking so…ordinary. After more than two full decades of Sir Alex’s dominance, with a mountain of trophies in the cabinet, I expect them to win nearly every week. And it’s killing my ESPN streak for cash run.
NoTicketSports’ contributors give their opinions on the World Cup draw via text message exchange, starting mid-draw with Joe Bianchino’s thoughts on the team that has a special piece of his heart.
Via text exchange, NoTicket offers some World Cup thoughts with the draw just hours away.
You may not be aware of this, but 2001 was a surprisingly long time ago. Believe me, I’ve done the math. For reference, though, 2001 was the year the world learned Middle Earth looked a lot like New Zealand, and it was also the year we all began to wonder whether any of the
After a refreshing week and a half offseason, the Premier League is set to return heavy a special one, and light one knighted legend. What are we looking forward to? Who finishes top four? It’s all below: