Ten of the 32 spots at the 2014 soccer World Cup are now filled after Italy, the Netherlands, the U.S., Costa Rica and Argentina secured berths.
The U.S. defeated Mexico 2-0 and qualified for soccer’s World Cup for a seventh straight time when Honduras tied Panama 2-2 in a later kickoff.
Of course it was Landon Donovan , the face of U.S. Soccer who waited four years to make amends for a lackluster showing in the last World Cup.
The U.S. routed El Salvador 5-1 for its record-extending ninth straight win to advance to an 11th Gold Cup soccer semifinal in 12 appearances at the tournament.
The U.S. defeated Honduras 3-1 to advance to the final of soccer’s Gold Cup, where it will meet Panama, a 2-1 victor over two-time defending champion Mexico.
U.S. national team captain Clint Dempsey has signed with the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer after seven years in the English Premier League.
The U.S. men’s soccer team captured its fifth Gold Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Panama that extended its record winning streak to 11 games.
David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy won Major League Soccer’s championship in what may have been the final U.S. game for the former England captain.
The U.S. beat Panama 2-0 to take the outright lead in its group midway through the final qualifying round for next year’s soccer World Cup as Mexico tied 0-0 at home for the third straight game.
The U.S. held on to defeat second- ranked Germany 4-3 behind two goals from Clint Dempsey, while Alex Morgan had two goals as the American women’s team beat Canada 3-0 in exhibition matches to commemorate 100 years of soccer in the U.S.
"These guys put in a lot of hard work over the past two years and to have an opportunity in front of a crowd like this to qualify is pretty special."
- Landon Donovan on Sep 10, 2013