The U.S. Men’s National Team may have won their group in the opening stage of the Gold Cup but that doesn’t mean there isn’t much for the squad to improve on.
Some of the stars from Team USA got a South Florida homecoming after giving it their all at the World Cup in Brazil.
Days after U.S.A.’s loss against Belgium took them out of the running in the World Cup, players for the team are headed home. Some of them are even stopping into South Florida for a homecoming party.
Highly physical, probably defensive and anxiety-ridden for sure. Not exactly the kind of happy football that fans have enjoyed so far at the World Cup, but it’s the likely scenario for Tuesday’s second-round match between Belgium and the United States.
The U.S. Soccer Federation says Jozy Altidore is available for Tuesday’s World Cup second-round game against Belgium.
Jozy Altidore has trained on his own again, an indication the injured forward isn’t likely to start in the United States’ second-round World Cup game against Belgium next week.
U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones has a broken nose after Thursday’s game against Germany, but remains available to play in the round of 16 against Belgium on Tuesday in Salvador.
As we get deeper into the 2014 FIFA World Cup there is a growing enthusiasm surrounding the U.S. Men’s National Team. It’s an excitement that started decades ago when the United States was just beginning to make a name for itself in the world of international soccer. Fast forward to now where the U.S. fans have built up expectations to see their team advance into the Round of 16 and beyond.
Chris Wondolowski is an American who currently plays as a striker for the San Jose Earthquakes from the MLS and for the United States Men’s National Team.
Jozy Altidore will miss the United States’ World Cup game against Germany on Thursday because of his strained left hamstring.