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9 items by Jonathan Segura

  • It's the End of the World (Cup): A Month of History and Heartbreak

    It's the End of the World (Cup): A Month of History and Heartbreak | ARTICLE

    What a ride. A month of goals, goals! and gooooaaaaals!!! wrapped up Sunday with something of an anticlimax: Germany fulfilled its promise as champions, but wow was it a boring match.

    July 14, 2014 8:55 AM ET
  • World Cup Death Match II: Who Wins Netherlands vs. Argentina?

    World Cup Death Match II: Who Wins Netherlands vs. Argentina? | ARTICLE

    What to make of the second semifinal of this most insane World Cup? Two sides drenched in talent and history battle for a place in the final against Germany (who looked pretty good yesterday). On...

    July 9, 2014 1:30 PM ET
  • World Cup Death Match: Who Wins the Battle Between Brazil and Germany?

    World Cup Death Match: Who Wins the Battle Between Brazil and Germany? | ARTICLE

    We're down to the sharp end of the World Cup now, with a semifinal pitting Germany against hosts Brazil kicking off in a few hours. Germany: fairly Germanic and business-like so far. Brazil: fairly Brazilian and...

    July 8, 2014 12:35 PM ET
  • USA vs. Belgium at the World Cup: We Can Do This Thing

    USA vs. Belgium at the World Cup: We Can Do This Thing | ARTICLE

    OK, America. One more match and the U.S. is in the World Cup quarterfinals. In the way stands Belgium, a small nation of polite chocolatiers and Trappist-ale brewers that just so happens to have an all-star...

    July 1, 2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Life After the Draw: How the U.S. Can Advance at the World Cup

    Life After the Draw: How the U.S. Can Advance at the World Cup | ARTICLE

    Twenty-eight seconds. That's how close the U.S. came to booking its place in the knockout stage of this most unpredictable World Cup on Sunday. Instead, a late-late-late goal by Portugal drew the match 2-2, and though...

    June 23, 2014 12:05 PM ET
  • The U.S. Beats Ghana at the World Cup ... Now What?

    The U.S. Beats Ghana at the World Cup ... Now What? | ARTICLE

    Talk about a purging of the demons. The U.S., booted by Ghana from the previous two World Cups, finally beat their unlikely nemesis last night, winning 2-1 to silence their critics and move one step...

    June 17, 2014 10:50 AM ET
  • World Cup Predictions: So, How Screwed Is the U.S.?

    World Cup Predictions: So, How Screwed Is the U.S.? | ARTICLE

    The world's biggest sporting event is upon us, which can mean only one thing: a planet-wide spree of braying, drunk-in-broad-daylight, chest-thumping nationalistic mania and a staggering decline in worldwide productivity. You know, the World Cup.

    June 12, 2014 10:30 AM ET
  • World Cup Preview: Young Gods and Groups of Death

    World Cup Preview: Young Gods and Groups of Death | ARTICLE

    The 2014 World Cup kicks off Thursday, and over the next month, you will thrill to the on-field exploits of Ronaldo, Messi, Rooney and Neymar. But six months from now, what's going to stick in...

    June 11, 2014 10:30 AM ET
  • Fever Pitch: Gus Johnson on His Greatest Soccer Freakouts

    Fever Pitch: Gus Johnson on His Greatest Soccer Freakouts | ARTICLE

    "Passionate" is an adjective frequently used to describe Fox Sports commentator Gus Johnson. "Bombastic" is another. But a less-polite way of putting is this: When the big moment hits, Gus Johnson is nothing short of an absolute,...

    May 22, 2014 2:15 PM ET
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