USA goalkeeper Tim Howard: The positive aspect of Tourette’s is that a lot of people with the condition have unusually swift reactions. Photograph: EPA/Guillaume Horcajuelo

By making 16 saves against Belgium, USA goalkeeper Tim Howard not only put on a bravado performance but also broke the record for the most-ever saves (...)

USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann: “Turns out, Jurgen Klinsmann was correct after all. The US was not ready to win it all. Not even close,” conceded Mike Tierney in the Los Angeles Times

“End of The World” was how the front page of the New York Daily News apocalyptically reported Team USA’s dramatic extra-time elimination from the Wor(...)

Tim Howard reacts after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal in Salvador.

Beaten but unbowed, the USA exited the World Cup after losing to Belgium last night, their disappointment to be going home offset by optimism for the(...)

United States players react after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne (not pictured) scored his side’s first goal in extra-time of the World Cup Round of 16 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Belgium 2 USA 1 (after extra-time, 0-0 after 90 mins)Another dramatic night ended in extra-time with goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku giving(...)

USA goalkeeper Tim Howard has been described by manager Jurgen Klinsmann as among the top five in the world. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

It was a refrain heard many times from the locals playing soccer with tourists on Natal’s Ponte Negra beach these last two weeks. “Oh, Americano! Ir (...)

 Belgian national soccer team captain Vincent Kompany during a training session. Photograph: Diego Azubel/Epa

Vincent Kompany, Belgium’s captain, jumped to head a corner kick during a World Cup qualifying match against Serbia last June. He hoped to land with a(...)

Clint Dempsey of the United States celebrates scoring his team’s second goal past Portugal goalkeeper Beto during the World Cup Group G game  at Arena Amazonia  in Manaus. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

Portugal 2 USA 2 Silvestre Varela broke American hearts with a goal in the dying seconds, just as Jürgen Klinsmann’s team were preparing to celebrate(...)

Even when out of the spotlight, poor Moyesie is in it.

More Moyes misery When will the torture end for David Moyes? Even while on a sabbatical after his ill-fated tenure at Old Trafford he still ca(...)

John Brooks heads home the winning goal for the United States in their World Cup Group G game against Ghana at the Dunas arena in Natal. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

USA 2 Ghana 1Substitute John Brooks’s late header helped the United States exact World Cup revenge on Ghana in an entertaining Group G match.The Afric(...)

Edin Dzeko  scores  Manchester City’s  second goal during the  Premier League match against Everton  at Goodison Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Everton 2 Manchester City 3: Manchester City assumed pole position in the title race with a 3-2 win but Everton gave the conspiracy theories short shr(...)