Gehrig doesn't expect German letdown in Final

Crew defender predicts Germany over Argentina as the 2014 World Cup winner.

Higuain, Maaskant go head-to-head in 2014 FIFA World Cup Semifinal

Higuain's Argentina, Maaskant's Dutch to play for the right to face Germany.

Gehrig "confident" in Germany's Semifinal chances

First of two 2014 FIFA World Cup Semifinals kicks off today with Germany playing Brazil.

Costa Rica's World Cup ends in quarterfinal shootout loss

Giancarlo Gonzalez's Ticos take Netherlands to penalty kicks, but fall after another strong defensive performance.

Giancarlo Gonzalez performing among world's elite at 2014 FIFA World Cup

FIFA metrics position Crew centerback among the best in the game

Trapp prioritizing fitness level in comeback

Crew midfielder also not surprised by USA's run at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Gehrig pleased to see both Germany, USA advance

Crew defender's nations to play in Round of 16 this week.

Strong FIFA World Cup television ratings re-affirm Columbus is a soccer market

City ranked second nationally in rating for Sunday's thrilling USA-Portugal match.

Berhalter knows USA-Germany match will be "tricky"

Crew boss speaks about the Stars and Stripes' final Group Stage clash.

Costa Rica wins Group D, Gonzalez starts again

Crew defender has played every minute for the Ticos at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Viana proud of "special" Uruguay team

Uruguay to face Italy in de facto play-in match for 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16.

Gehrig, Baiden on opposite sides of Germany-Ghana match

Pivotal Group G match pits Crew heritage against one another.

Gonzalez, Ticos beat Italy, advance to Round of 16

Costa Rica pulls off its second-straight surprise result in Brazil.

Gehrig balances German heritage with American pride

Crew defender finds a way to support two teams in the FIFA World Cup: the country of his heritage and the country of his birth.

Williams happy to see Gonzalez's Ticos succeed

Crew defender talks about Pipo's Costa Rica and the locker room dynamic of watching the FIFA World Cup as a team.

Juergen Sommer has fond memories of Crew, World Cup experience

Former Black & Gold goalkeeper was one of four Crew players on the 1998 U.S. team.

Tchani knows Cameroon must "go for everything"

Crew midfielder's Indomitable Lions face crucial match against Croatia.

Maaskant cautiously optimistic about home nation Netherlands

Crew Assistant Coach says 5-1 victory over Spain was something "nobody could have seen coming."

Baiden anticipates close rematch between USA-Ghana

The Crew midfielder makes a prediction for both tonight's match and Ghana's FIFA World Cup chances.

Baiden knows both perspectives of USA-Ghana rivalry

Crew midfielder moved to United States in between the nations' meetings at the 2006 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Gonzalez, Ticos shock Urugay at 2014 FIFA World Cup

Crew centerback plays 90 minutes in upset victory for Costa Rica over 2010 semifinalists.

Viana anticipates Uruguay's opener against Costa Rica

Crew midfielder's home nation to face his club teammates Gonzalez, Francis on Saturday.

Tchani realizes importance of opening match for Cameroon

Crew midfielder's nation opens its 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign against Mexico.

Francis uses FIFA World Cup experience as learning opportunity

As the youngest defender called into the Costa Rican National Team, Waylon Francis set to have a growing experience in Brazil.

Welcome to Black & Gold on Brazil!

Crew Insider Ryan Schwepfinger welcomes fans to the Black & Gold's content hub for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

WATCH: Waylon Francis on 2014 FIFA World Cup

Waylon Francis speaks with following Costa Rica's friendly against Ireland.

WATCH: Giancarlo Gonzalez on 2014 FIFA World Cup

Giancarlo Gonzalez chats with following a 2014 FIFA World Cup tune-up friendly against Ireland.

MATCH RECAP: Crew at D.C. United

Crew Insider Ryan Schwepfinger recaps the Black & Gold's match at D.C. following Spain vs. El Salvador.

Gonzalez's feature role makes him key cog in Ticos' defense

Crew centerback heading to 2014 FIFA World Cup as a pivotal central defender for Costa Rica.

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: Crew Insider's busy weekend

Crew Insider Ryan Schwepfinger follows Waylon Francis and Giancarlo Gonzalez to Philadelphia, as well as the Crew to D.C.

WATCH: Ireland vs. Costa Rica Match Recap

The Ticos draw Ireland in a World Cup tune-up at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Gonzalez, Francis represent Costa Rica in final World Cup tune-up

In final pre-tournament friendly, Ticos use Pipo as heart of their defense and on set pieces.

Francis, Gonzalez officially FIFA World Cup bound

Crew defenders named to Jorge Luis Pinto's squad, set to represent their club and country.

Berhalter: FIFA World Cup nods a “culmination of hard work”

The Columbus Crew boss speaks about his experience on soccer’s biggest stage.

Waylon Francis to depart for Costa Rica camp on Wednesday

Giancarlo Gonzalez to remain with Crew through Saturday's match at Portland.

Gonzalez, Francis stress importance of hard work to make Costa Rica roster

Crew defenders named to Los Ticos' provisional roster, Arrieta an alternate.

MLS experience huge for Crew's Costa Rican contingent

Berhalter credits MLS as big part of Francis, Gonzalez' selections to Costa Rica's provisional roster.