World Cup 2014 Player Profiles

Beckerman: Klinsmann's tactical piece

Of all the players currently with the United States at the 2014 World Cup, few are more important to the tactical potency of the team than Kyle Beckerman. Beckerman has reached this point in part...

World Cup Player Profile: Marouane Fellaini


Manchester United's misfit midfielder remains a key man for his country.

World Cup Player Profile: Adnan Januzaj


Manchester United's latest youngster has the potential to be Belgium's secret weapon.

Matt Besler is Captain Kansas City


Matt Besler is Captain Kansas City and starting a World Cup

World Cup Player Profile: Clint Dempsey


The American captain may not be his team's most important player but he's the guy who will get the most attention.

Magic Eight Ball: Wondolowski, Ripken & World Cup


This episode of Wondo's trip to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil - cue Sesame Street theme - brought to you today by the number "8".

World Cup Player Profile: Claudio Marchisio


Born and bread in Turin, Claudio Marchisio has always been one of the most popular and beloved Juventus players since he debuted nearly a decade ago. He's also proved to be an important player on...

World Cup Player Profile: Leonardo Bonucci


With the World Cup now a matter of days away, we profile the Juventus players who will feature in Brazil. Today we have Leonardo Bonucci, who will play for Italy in the tough Group D, along with...

World Cup Player Profile: Mauricio Isla


With the World Cup now a matter of days away, we profile the Juventus players who will feature in Brazil. Here's Mauricio Isla, who will play for Chile in the Group B with Spain, Netherlands and...

Villarreal's Forgotten Man: Jonathan de Guzmán


He's been on loan the last two seasons, but Jonathan de Guzmán is still property of Villarreal as he hopes to pay an important role for the Dutch side in this World Cup.

World Cup Player Profile: Andrea Barzagli


Consistently one of the best central defenders in Europe yet still vastly underrated, Andrea Barzagli has been a rock at the center of both Juventus and the Italian national team.

World Cup player profiles: Paulinho


He might have been disappointing for Tottenham Hotspur this season, but Paulinho is a key player for the Selecao.

World Cup Profile: Jerry Bengston

After scoring nine goals in World Cup Qualifying--and guiding Honduras to a third-place finish in CONCACAF play--Revolution forward Jerry Bengston will look to build on an acclaimed international...

World Cup Player Profile: Vasilis Torosidis

Roma’s other, tremendously experienced but more versatile, right back will also be representing the club on the biggest stage of football. The Greeks have beaten the odds before but can they do it...

Player Profile: Giovani dos Santos


With 11 goals and 8 assists, Gio proved his worth for Villarreal this season. Now he'll start for Mexico against Cameroon. We review his strengths and assess what to look for on Friday.

World Cup Player Profile: Giorgio Chiellini


Giorgio Chiellini has a degree in Business and Economics. He also has the ability to crush the opponent with each and every tackle he attempts. When he takes the field in Brazil, he's hoping to...

World Cup Player Profile: Roy Miller


Where we take a look at Roy Miller and his time with Costa Rica before the World Cup.

One Man, Two Tales: Breaking down Jerry Bengston

Revolution supporters have long-since been baffled by Jerry Bengston's finishing woes. But when the physical striker suits up for Honduras, the story changes. We break down the stark contrast...

Brad Guzan: America's Nigel Spink


The Villa goalkeeper is headed to the World Cup as Jürgen Klinsmann's second choice in net. But what can we expect if first-choice Tim Howard is forced to exit?

World Cup Player Profile: Maicon

Roma’s darling right back might just be the club’s best chance at winning the World Cup this year.

2014 World Cup Player Profiles: Luka Modric


The little maestro looks to run the Croatian show.

World Cup Player Profile: Gervinho

This past season was a remarkable one for the formerly maligned Gervinho, as he cast aside his London nightmare and established himself among the world's best attacking players. So what will...

World Cup Player Profile: Giorgos Karagounis


He may be a flopper. He may roll around after every challenge. But the way he played at Fulham, like a Cartoon Tasmanian devil, made him much loved. How will his World Cup go with Greece?

World Cup Player Profile: Konstantinos Mitroglou


Fulham were hoping Mitrogoal would save them, instead he was injured and out of shape. How will his World Cup go?

Ron Vlaar set to lead the Netherlands in Brazil


Villa's captain heads to Brazil as the defending runners-up's most-experienced defender. But what does this mean for the Netherlands' chances of another strong performance?

World Cup Player Profile: Bryan Ruiz


Bryan Ruiz is still a Fulham player, let's root for him to have a great World Cup. Even if that makes him more likely to move on.

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