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Apr 30, 2014

Soccer World Cup – U.S. confident of good showing despite tough draw

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The days are long gone when it was a surprise for the United States to reach the World Cup finals, but for a country used to sporting success they are still some way short of making a major impact on the tournament.

It remains one of the final sporting frontiers for the United States to conquer although they reached the semi-finals in 1930 and caused one of soccer’s greatest upsets when they beat England the last time that the World Cup was held in Brazil in 1950.

Apr 30, 2014

Globe-trotting Klinsmann the perfect fit for U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For a man who has spent half his life living and playing in foreign countries, Juergen Klinsmann seems the perfect fit as the United States head coach.

Personifying the mantra that you should practise what you preach, Klinsmann’s globe-trotting exploits have made him the ideal man to lead an American team drawn from all corners of the world.

Apr 30, 2014

U.S. confident of good showing despite tough draw

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The days are long gone when it was a surprise for the United States to reach the World Cup finals, but for a country used to sporting success they are still some way short of making a major impact on the tournament.

It remains one of the final sporting frontiers for the United States to conquer although they reached the semi-finals in 1930 and caused one of soccer’s greatest upsets when they beat England the last time that the World Cup was held in Brazil in 1950.

Apr 30, 2014

Soccer-World-Bradley embodies fighting spirit of U.S. team

NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) – Every team has a player who embodies the spirit of the side. For the United States, that player is undoubtedly Michael Bradley.

The 26-year-old is the heart and soul of a team that has punched above its weight at international level for years but still wants more.

Apr 30, 2014

Soccer-World-Globe-trotting Klinsmann the perfect fit for U.S.

NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) – For a man who has spent half his life living and playing in foreign countries, Juergen Klinsmann seems the perfect fit as the United States head coach.

Personifying the mantra that you should practise what you preach, Klinsmann’s globe-trotting exploits have made him the ideal man to lead an American team drawn from all corners of the world.

Apr 30, 2014

Soccer-World-U.S. confident of good showing despite tough draw

NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) – The days are long gone when it was a surprise for the United States to reach the World Cup finals, but for a country used to sporting success they are still some way short of making a major impact on the tournament.

It remains one of the final sporting frontiers for the United States to conquer although they reached the semi-finals in 1930 and caused one of soccer’s greatest upsets when they beat England the last time that the World Cup was held in Brazil in 1950.

Apr 28, 2014

Analysis – Signs all encouraging for Phelps in comeback

PHOENIX (Reuters) – He did not win any gold medals or set any world records but Michael Phelps ticked all the boxes he needed in his comeback to competitive swimming.

Only time will tell whether Phelps will stick with his comeback and swim at the 2016 Rio Olympics and possibly add to his mind-boggling collection of 18 gold medals.

Apr 26, 2014

Signs all encouraging for Phelps in comeback

PHOENIX (Reuters) – He did not win any gold medals or set any world records but Michael Phelps ticked all the boxes he needed in his comeback to competitive swimming.

Only time will tell whether Phelps will stick with his comeback and swim at the 2016 Rio Olympics and possibly add to his mind-boggling collection of 18 gold medals.

Apr 26, 2014

Phelps meets the new generation he inspired

PHOENIX (Reuters) – On the first day of his comeback to competitive swimming, Michael Phelps got a first-hand look at the new wave of super competitors he helped inspire.

Standing on the pool deck preparing to warm up for his plunge back into the water, Phelps was approached by Michael Andrew, the teenager who has been dubbed the next big thing in American swimming.

Apr 26, 2014

Swimming-Phelps meets the new generation he inspired

PHOENIX, April 25 (Reuters) – On the first day of his comeback to competitive swimming, Michael Phelps got a first-hand look at the new wave of super competitors he helped inspire.

Standing on the pool deck preparing to warm up for his plunge back into the water, Phelps was approached by Michael Andrew, the teenager who has been dubbed the next big thing in American swimming.

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