Tim Howard remains the No. 1 American goalkeeper despite two strong games by Brad Guzan in World Cup qualifiers last month.
As voters, we like to think of ourselves as, well, thoughtful. Careful. Essentially reasonable. Patriotic citizens making important ballot box decisions based on issues, candidates and political arguments. If a growing body of behavioral research is right, however, we may be flattering ourselves.
With the end of the group stage, Euro 2012 is more than two-thirds complete _ 24 matches have been played and just seven are left, culminating with the July 1 final in Kiev.
Six years after Zinedine Zidane played his last match, France is still looking for someone to replace him.
The best and therefore richest footballers in France fled as fast as their sports cars would carry them, pockets stuffed with cash from hurriedly emptied bank accounts and trailing agents and tax lawyers gleefully rubbing their hands.
For a deeper perspective about the week Sepp Blatter will want to forget, Lilian Thuram was the obvious person to call.
Former France coach Raymond Domenech broke his silence over the team's World Cup debacle, labeling the players "stupid brats" for going on strike at a training session to make "a laughingstock" of their country.
Goalkeeper Farid Mondragon has returned to the Colombian roster after a five-year absence for exhibitions against Ecuador and the United States.
Zinedine Zidane made an appearance at France's training camp on Wednesday to help coach Laurent Blanc restore the beleaguered national team's confidence following its poor performance at the World Cup.