ESS World Cup Awards

An amazing World Cup is over and Germany crowned rightful champions, but we can look back to recognize the best performers during the world cup. There were a lot of goals this world cup but not really any elite traditional

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Player Ratings: Belgium 2, United States 1

It was the end of the line for the US as they were eliminated by Belgium in the round of 16 falling 2-1 in extra time. The US were dominated throughout the game with Tim Howard pulling off a number

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Player Ratings: Germany 1, United States 0

The US played a very tentative game and were helped by the Portuguese as they advanced to the second round. There were about 20 minutes in the second half where it felt nervy as Ghana was a goal away from

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Player Ratings: United States 2, Portugal 2

They were so close, but now they have some major work still to do. The US started off with an unlucky clearance from Geoff Cameron that fell to Nani who had an easy finish. The US grew into the game

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Player Ratings: United States 2, Ghana 1

Well that was a crazy game. The US started off quickly working a great 1-2 between Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Jones which Dempsey used to cut inside and score a goal only thirty seconds into the game. Ghana controlled possession

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Player Ratings: United States 2, Nigeria 1

The final warm-up game for the US was their most impressive securing a 2-1 victory over Nigeria that was not as close as it appears with Nigeria notching a late penalty in the closing minutes. The biggest news coming out

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Player Ratings: United States 2, Turkey 1

The US second game in the send off series was a much more even battle that the US was able to win despite giving up numerous chances to Turkey. The Us did have well in attack and their two goals

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Player Ratings: United States 2, Azerbaijan 0

It is the first game in the US send off series before they head to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. This is also my first post since the 23-man squad has been named and I will touch more on

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United States 2, Korea Republic 0: Player Ratings

The United States finished off their January camp with a 2-0 victory over Korea Republic in Los Angeles. Chris Wondolowski scored both goals showing the poaching instincts he has at the MLS level. The US defense had some scary moments

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Projected USMNT World Cup Squad: December 2013

Now that the US has found out their opponents in the draw, it is a very daunting tak to try to advance out of their group with Germany, Ghana, and Portugal. They will try it out over the next six

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