World Cup results: No late comebacks this time as the US loses to Ghana 2 - 1.
The US looks to go on to the second round in today's USA vs. Algeria match. They advance with a win or a tie and an England tie.
US vs. Slovenia World Cup: The Americans fell behind, 2-0, to Slovenia, but fought back to get the tying goal late in the contest.
USA vs. Slovenia is a test to see how far the USA has or has not come – and if they can outgrow a David vs. Goliath complex. While proving they can match World Cup favorite England, in the past they have repeatedly lost to lower-ranked Eastern bloc countries.
Vuvuzela factory owner Neil van Schalkwyk says he sells vuvuzelas that are quieter than the deafening horns stirring up controversy at the World Cup. Even Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are complaining about the sound.
Vuvuzelas have been supported by FIFA since they were introduced to the wider football world last year.
The fact that the USA held England to a 1-1 draw in the World Cup Saturday was an accomplishment. But the result raised more questions about England than it answered about the USA.
World Cup 2010, which kicks off June 11, is expected to be the most-watched TV event in history. With more ways to watch, will Americans also tune in?
In recent years, South Africa caught a lot of flack as it fell beyond on stadium construction and infrastructure improvements for the World Cup. The country got the job done in the end. But one question mark remains over the cup: Security.
Sunday's World Cup stampede during a friendly between Nigeria and North Korea injured more than a dozen people, but officials say this will not be a problem at any of the tournament's official matches.