Josie Becker

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World Cup: USMNT vs. Portugal, viewing parties


Following a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ghana on Monday, this Sunday the United States kick off their second match in Group G against Portugal deep in the Amazon. The match kicks off at 3pm Pacific and will be broadcast on ESPN and Univision.

2014 World Cup twitter roundup: Altidore a no-go


We begin our twitter update with an official update from US soccer that Jozy Altidore will not be available for selection when the United States take on Portugal this Sunday. Other injured players Clint Dempsey and Matt Besler will be free to go.

LA Galaxy move on in US Open Cup with 2-1 victory


The LA Galaxy defeated Arizona United 2-1 on Wednesday night in the fourth round of the US Open Cup tournament. Gyasi Zardes had a second half brace both with his head allowing the Galaxy to come back from a 1-0 half time deficit.

LA Galaxy at Arizona United: US Open Cup


The LA Galaxy face Arizona United tonight in US Open Cup play, a good chance to retain fitness over the World Cup break.

World Cup Twitter roundup: Biden/Howard 2016


After their fabulous 2-1 victory over Ghana on Monday, the United States were given a much deserved day off today. Let's round up some of the twitter reactions from the national team afterward.

United States World Cup updates: Is Ronaldo done?


Matt Besler is no problem to play against Portugal, but Jozy Altidore will have to wait and see. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo may be completely out of this FIFA World Cup.


Landon Donovan's EA Sports World Cup commercial

Landon Donovan could have went into hiding after being left off Jurgen Klinsmann's 2014 FIFA World Cup United States squad, but he's done the opposite of that, appearing in a series of ads that poke fun of his having to watch the World Cup from home

2014 FIFA World Cup: USA vs Ghana, open thread


The United States kick off their World Cup campaign today at 3:00 Pacific against Ghana in Natal, Rio Grande de Norte, Brazil. Look at that sentence again. It's happening. It's really here you guys. I have butterflies.

United States kick off FIFA World Cup campaign


The United States kick off their World Cup campaign tomorrow against Ghana in Natal, Brazil at the Estadio das Dunas. The match kicks off at 3:00pm Pacific on ESPN and Univision, with both networks also providing streams of the match.


Video: David Beckham in adidas soccer commercial

Thus far in the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament, the Brazuca ball debuted by adidas (and used by MLS since the beginning of the season) has favored offensive players as the tournament sees goals upon goals scored.


Idris Elba narrates FIFA 15 E3 gameplay trailer

EA Sports debuted a gameplay trailer at E3 that combines two of my favorite things: the star of the BBC series Luther Idris Elba and soccer.

FIFA 2014 World Cup TV ratings: LA no. 4 market


In the world of media ratings, conquer New York and Los Angeles and you've gone a long way toward a big success. In New York English media ESPN was able to pull a 5.1 rating and an 11 share, huge numbers for an afternoon kickoff.

Twitter / gabbyamado: Ronaldo leaves training session ...


Ronaldo leaves Portugal World Cup training session after just 15 mins with ice pack on knee

World Cup open thread: Discuss Brazil vs. Croatia


The opening ceremony is over (Jennifer Lopez! Pitbull! Soccer ball people!) and now all that's left for today is Brazil and Croatia kicking off the tournament with a Group A match. This here will be the open thread and guide for discussion of events

WC odds: How often will the camera cut to Pele?


Last week I wrote about what Las Vegas thinks is most likely to happen at the 2014 World Cup, or at least what they think bettors think is most likely to happen. With the tournament set to kick off, I reached out to BetFair to see what's most likely.


Video: Twitter commercial for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Dominant forces in social media come and go, but one thing Twitter has always had going for it is the immediacy factor. twitter does its best to be a required second screen, so of course it would put a big effort toward a huge of a live event.

Is the FIFA World Cup Qualification process fair?


FIFA World Cup qualification is not a fair process, but in some ways it is not meant to be. The process tries to weigh bids in the finals such that the best teams in the world are represented in the tournament, not taking into account size


Landon Donovan for Galaxy World Cup commercial

In the grand tradition of the SportsCenter commercials, the LA Galaxy have come out with a (significantly lower budget version) commercial of their own encouraging folk to skip work to watch the World Cup.

Book Review: Thirty-One Nil by James Montague


With the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicking off later this week, it's time for World Cup books to make their debut as well. I managed to pick up a good one in James Montague's Thirty One Nil.

Waiting for something amazing, Galaxy slowed down


The LA Galaxy go into MLS' World Cup break with a whimper. Outside of the Zardes goal, the Galaxy essentially let Chivas USA dictate things; despite LA having the lion's share of possession.

Where to put Robbie Rogers, lineup predictions


This afternoon the LA Galaxy will kick off against Chivas USA, without Robbie Keane who is on international duty with the Irish national team. How this will affect the shape of the team is the subject of some debate.

World Cup themed Disney's Mickey Mouse short


Something amazing happened on June 6th, as the Disney Channel debuted a soccer themed episode of their Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts series which allows me to do something I thought I'd never get to do; talk about my love of Disney on LAG Confidential.

What goes on a BBQ Chicken Winger Pizza?


Early today I posted Alicia Rodriguez's answers to my somewhat silly questions about the club formerly known as Chivas USA. She sent over three questions of her own, and my responses to these questions ahead of the penultimate Clasico Angelino.

What would you call a Chivas USA home-brew?


With the LA Galaxy set to take on Chivas USA this weekend, it's customary for SB Nation editors to exchange three questions. This time we got a bit sillier.

World Cup odds: United States not favored at all


The current odds for 2014 World Cup events being offered by Las Vegas casinos have been published, and somewhat unsurprisingly the United States are not favored to come out of their group

LA Galaxy announce outdoor World Cup viewing venue


There is not one better thing than an outdoor viewing party for an important sporting event, and with the 2014 FIFA World Cup set to kick off in Brazil the LA Galaxy have announced official outdoor viewing parties to watch the United States

Landon Donovan second most sold MLS jersey


The LA Galaxy's Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan may not go to the World Cup this year, but information released today shows they're both in the top ten MLS jerseys sold since the beginning of the 2014 season. Donovan is the second most sold MLS shirt

Robbie Rogers begins comeback with assist


When Robbie Rogers went forty-seven minutes on Sunday of emergency duty replacing an injured Dan Gargan, it was his longest appearance across all major competitions in 2014. It's been a long recovery for him, but his performance suggests good things

Uncensored: Robbie Keane and Bruce Arena too hot


When the LA Galaxy kicked off their match against the Chicago Fire yesterday at 3:00pm central time, it was rapidly approaching the 3:45 high of ninety-two degrees with thirty-six percent humidity. It's not the most pleasant weather to play in.

LA Galaxy draw 1-1 with Chicago Fire on road


The LA Galaxy (4-3-4, 16 pts) found an equalizer to pull out a 1-1 draw on the road to the Chicago Fire on a hot and humid midwestern day that saw LA play most of the match with heavy legs. Landon Donovan knocked in a Robbie Rogers cross for the LA g

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