The U.S. soccer team will be missing second-leading scorer Jozy Altidore for its World Cup group game against Portugal in two days after the striker strained a hamstring in a 2-1 victory against Ghana.
Landon Donovan, the U.S. men’s soccer career scoring leader with 57 goals, was among seven players dropped as coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 23-man roster for the World Cup starting next month in Brazil.
At the height of tourist season, 150,000 people vacation on Long Beach Island, an 18-mile stretch of New Jersey shore. The crowds are gone by October, when the traffic signals blink amber along the main boulevard.
Atletico Madrid routed Real Betis 5-0 to move within a point of Spanish soccer league leader Barcelona, which defeated Real Madrid at the weekend. Roma set a record for the best start to Italy’s Serie A.