FIFA Men's World Cup

USA U-20s self-destruct in World Cup quarterfinal defeat to Uruguay

The United States men's U-20 team wanted to make history Sunday by advancing to the World Cup semifinals for the first time in program history, but after looking like tournament favorites while rattling off four straight victories, scoring 10 goals and conceding none, the U.S. dream quickly became a nightmare against Uruguay in the quarterfinals.

What countries are hosting the 2030 World Cup?

While you are just starting to feel pumped for the 2026 World Cup in the USA, México and Canada, FIFA is already planning where to host the tournament in 2030.

Yes, because it's never too soon to do it.

Despite looking far ahead on time, the truth is that organizing the event is a long process and that's why FIFA expects to award the hosting rights in its 74th Congress, scheduled for the third quarter of 2024.

The USMNT steamroll New Zealand and punch their ticket to the U-20 World Cup quarterfinals

Are you getting all excited? Well, you have the right to do it. 

The USMNT is cruising the U-20 World Cup and, after routing New Zealand 4-0 on Tuesday, got a spot in the tournament's quarterfinals.

USMNT goals vs New Zealand

It was a dominant performance from the US.

Owen Wolff scored a slo-mo 20-yard shot in the first shot on target for the Stars and Stripes and the team never looked back.

Cade Cowell misses wide open goal and responds with amazing solo goal past four defenders

The United States U-20 team finished top of Group B at the U-20 World Cup on Friday after a 2-0 victory vs. Slovakia making it three wins in three group stage games. Cade Cowell stole the spotlight against Slovakia with several dazzling runs, a brutal miss and a fantastic solo effort.

He was all over the place in his 72 minutes against Slovakia.

USA U-20’s put on a ‘how not to finish’ clinic during 3-0 victory vs. Fiji at U-20 World Cup

The USA U-20 men's squad secured a spot in the Round of 16 at the U-20 World Cup after a 3-0 victory vs. Fiji on Tuesday. While the USA will be happy with the three points, there was some seriously poor shooting on display.

Realistically Tuesday’s USA-Fiji score line should have been 7-0 or more, however the American players couldn’t find the back of the net for the longest time.

The breakthrough took 66 minutes as a Diego Luna goal put to bed the idea of a historic Fiji draw.

USA open U-20 World Cup with a win after Jonathan Gómez rocket shot in 92nd minute

The United States U-20 team got their U-20 World Cup off to a dramatic and thrilling start on Saturday with a late winner vs. Ecuador in San Juan, Argentina.

It looked for certain that the game was going to finish goalless. Through 70 minutes there had only been one shot on target between the two teams, but then the USA started turning up the heat. Chance after chance wasn’t taken advantage of for the Americans as the clock ticked toward 90 minutes.

New Jersey Governor promises that 2026 World Cup will be like ‘eight Super Bowls’ in bid for hosting final

NEW YORK — New York/New Jersey stepped up their bid to host the final of the 2026 World Cup by promising a spectacle on par with "eight Super Bowls" at a launch event on Thursday for the tournament which will be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino gave no indication as to which of the host cities across the three countries would stage the finale when the venues were announced last year.

USA, México and Canada unveil the worst, most boring World Cup logo in history

FIFA revealed the official logo for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada on Wednesday night, and the truth cannot be hidden: it is the worst logo in history.

Plain, dull and lacking character, a monstrosity only possible in the soulless minds that run marketing and PR companies, where FIFA is king.

2026 World Cup logo

I mean, look a this:

Gaga Slonina leads USMNT roster for the U-20 World Cup

Chelsea goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina headlines the USMNT squad playing in the U-20 World Cup in Argentina later this month. 

Mexican-American Jonathan Gomez and forwards Kevin Paredes and Cade Cowell are also on the list announced Wednesday by coach Mikey Varas. 

Sadly, Paxten Aaronson, who won the Concacaf U-20 Championship’s Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards last summer, will not feature in the tournament after German club Eintracht Frankfurt decided not to release him.

Saudi Arabia defender Yasser Al-Shahrani returns to action after horror injury vs. Argentina

Saudi Arabia defender Yasser Al-Shahrani returned to training with his club Al-Hilal on Thursday, 133 days after suffering a serious injury during their stunning 2-1 victory over Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar last year.

Al-Shahrani, 30, suffered head, chest and abdomen injuries after colliding with his own goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais in the final minutes of the game, which was arguably the biggest shock in World Cup history, with Argentina going on to lift the trophy.