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Archives: World Cup 2014

Paul Pogba Beginning To Find His Feet On The World Stage

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Soccer is a sport punctured by “what ifs” and “if onlys”. Stories have been around for decades about teams that missed out on certain players, only to see them go and become superstars. For example, Diego Maradona nearly signed for … Continue reading

USA World Cup Player Profile: Aron Johannsson

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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US striker Aron Johannsson may play a part in USA’s game against Belgium on Tuesday afternoon, whether it’s from the bench or as a surprise starter. But how did the blonde-hair Icelandic striker find his way into this US World … Continue reading

Help Determine Which Country Has The World Cup’s Best Fans With Layzapp

Posted on by Ben Weich
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Layzapp wants to find which country at the World Cup has the most passionate fans – and it needs your help. The new TV-companion app has launched a built-in interactive game, in which users cheer as loud as they can … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Asian Soccer is on the Decline

Posted on by Gary O'Toole
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After several years of hard work, grueling traveling schedules and thorough preparations, Asia produced four World Cup qualifiers – Japan, Australia, South Korea and Iran. The fact that none of these four sides picked up a victory in a combined … Continue reading

Germany’s Manuel Neuer: Sweeper Keeper

Posted on by Ben Weich
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While most people are talking about James, Messi and Robben, yesterday Germany’s ‘keeper, Manuel Neuer gave one of the performances of the World Cup. However as the song goes, it wasn’t what Neuer did, but the way that he did … Continue reading

Why The USA Used Clint Dempsey As a Lone Striker in Jozy Altidore’s Absence

Posted on by Kyle Cotter
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The USMNT could not have had a better start to their World Cup when Seattle Sounders’ talisman Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute of group play against Ghana in Natal. It wasn’t all that easy though, as twenty-six minutes … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore: Looking at the United States Enigmatic Forward

Posted on by Taylor Anderson
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The US Soccer Federation announced today that 24 year old forward Jozy Altidore has been cleared to play for the United States when they take on Belgium in the Round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup. Altidore has long … Continue reading

Can The USA Resharpen Their Countering Sword?

Posted on by Earl Reed
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In the Group Stages of the World Cup, there were three teams that gave up only a single goal to their opponents. One of those teams was Belgium. So to think about the Americans’ play thus far heading into this … Continue reading

USA Coach Jürgen Klinsmann is a Master Motivator

Posted on by Adam Marcus
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Tomorrow afternoon in Salvador, the U.S. Men’s National Team will take on The Red Devils of Belgium with a berth in the quarterfinals on the line. Many pundits and fans, yours truly included, did not believe that the U.S. would … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore Can Be the USA’s Difference Maker Tomorrow Against Belgium

Posted on by Tom Moore
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The USA received some good news on Monday, as forward Jozy Altidore has been cleared to play against Belgium in the round-of-16 game on Tuesday. The question is how much will Altidore play, if he plays at all? USA coach … Continue reading

How the USA Can Defeat Belgium According to a Belgian Expert

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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In advance of the US-Belgium game tomorrow, almost everyone has an opinion on the game and both teams from a Stars and Stripes perspective. Very few have been able to get the Belgian perspective, so here’s an interview about the … Continue reading

WATCH Germany 2-1 Algeria Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In an exciting ending to the game, Germany beat Algeria 2-1 in extra time to book a place in the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. At the end of regulation time, the score finished 0-0. Both Germany and … Continue reading

WATCH Germany Take 1-0 Lead Against Algeria With Beautiful Flick By Andre Schurrle [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In an extremely eventful game, despite what the scoreline indicated, Germany took a 1-0 lead against Algeria in the first half of extra game after a fine flick by midfielder Andre Schurrle. The goal featured an exquisite touch by Schurrle … Continue reading

Germany vs Algeria: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Group G winners Germany take on Group H’s runners-up Algeria in today’s second Round of 16 match. Where to watch – The game kicks off at 4 PM EST/1 PM PST, and this is where the game can be watched … Continue reading

What Will FIFA Do About Arjen Robben’s Blatant Dive Against Mexico?

Posted on by Harry Cee
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In February, FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated that diving would be taken seriously and that FIFA would use video evidence if needed to punish those who did it. Blatter stated: “Video evidence can be used for serious breaches of the principle … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann Unhappy With Referee Selection for USA-Belgium Game

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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USA Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has admitted he has a problem with FIFA’s selection of the match officials for United States’s game against Belgium, to be played on Tuesday. FIFA announced today that Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi will be in … Continue reading

France 2-0 Nigeria Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Plus 5 Observations From Round of 16 World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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There wasn’t a comeback that has been the vogue in this World Cup in the match between France and Nigeria but nonetheless this was an entertaining game that went from end to end.  Stephen Keshi prepared his side well and … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore Available to Play For USA Against Belgium

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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U.S. Men’s National Team striker Jozy Altidore is available to play in their Round of 16 game against Belgium on Tuesday, as announced via the USMNT’s official Twitter account. Altidore has been training with the team for the past few … Continue reading