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Tommy Thompson of the San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas' Kellyn Acosta were among the domestic-based players included in Tab Ramos' 20-man squad for the upcoming CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica, which will determine the four nations from the region to partake in this summer's World Cup in New Zealand.

Beckerman and Rimando left for USMNT camp in mid-May. At the same time, forward Alvaro Saborio left for the Costa Rican national team — and broke a bone in his foot, which will keep him out of the lineup for another two or three months.

The Azeris most recently competed with Portugal in a European qualifying group for the tournament, and also faced Germany in both Euro 2012 and World Cup 2010 qualifiers. Their coach through all that time? Newly-minted USMNT special consultant Berti Vogts.

Belgium agrees to closed-door USA friendly

The United States and Belgium will play a friendly on the opening day of the FIFA World Cup to complete their preparations.

Portugal’s chances of qualifying may have been given an unlikely boost due to apparent upset within the Ghana camp that they have not yet been paid their agreed World Cup appearance fee by their national football association.

Building a World Cup roster - A look at the U.S. left back depth chart

A Johnson-Beasley left-sided tandem could be a viable option in Brazil, with the two players interchanging between midfield and fullback.

Scotland 2 Zaire 0 in 1974 in Dortmund. Joe Jordan heads the ball back across goal in Group 2 #WorldCupFinals

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has said he is not expecting to be included in France's World Cup squad.

In the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship at PPL Park on Friday, the US national team rolled past Mexico, 3-0, to earn a spot in the 2015 Women’s World Cup.