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Archives: World Cup

Colombia vs Brazil Preview: Colombia Faces Toughest Test in World Cup

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Yellow shirts, enthralling attacking play and rhythmic celebrations; for so long that’s been the narrative for Brazilian teams that have dazzled us all at the World Cup. But in their own backyard, there’s another team stealing the show. While seven … Continue reading

Top 10 Best #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave Memes

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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The Internet has created its newest meme — Things Tim Howard Could Save, which includes pictures of USA goalkeeper Tim Howard in some classic situations “saving” different people and places. For example, even saving the Titanic. The meme is a … Continue reading

Front Covers From USA and Belgium Newspapers After Round of 16 Game [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Most newspapers flooded their front pages with pictures from the many joyous public gatherings that turned massive scenes of disappointment.  None did it better than the Las Vegas Review-Journal (see above). The juxtaposition between the fan looking left while the glasses fan … Continue reading

USA World Cup Soccer Team Receives Glowing Praise From Around the World

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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The praise for the USA World Cup team has been unanimous across the world. They have won the hearts and minds of so many soccer fans globally, as well as the respect of the soccer critics and media. This mixed … Continue reading

Angel Di Maria’s Rise To Elite Status Culminates In Argentina’s Run at World Cup

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Angel Di Maria’s game-winning goal against Switzerland symbolized more than helping Argentina advance to the quarterfinals. It also highlighted his year long campaign of becoming a world class player. Before the 2013-14 season started, the 26-year-old was heavily linked with … Continue reading

In Response to Keith Olbermann’s ‘How to Make Soccer Work in America’ Rant [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN mouthpiece Keith Olbermann went on a rant last night discussing his seven ideas of how to make soccer work in America. Here’s my response to his tirade. Soccer already works in America. We don’t need someone from mainstream media to … Continue reading

Major Catalyst For This Great World Cup Has Been Ingenuity Of Managers

Posted on by Matt Jones
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A quick glance at the last-16 ties and the subsequent quarter-finals paints a deceptively predictable set of results from the first round of knockout matches at the 2014 World Cup. All eight group winners progressed at the expense of the … Continue reading

Brazilian Superstar Neymar Should Be Fit For Quarterfinal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The host nation Brazil has been sweating on the fitness of Neymar whose delivered the winning penalty in the shootout versus Chile on Saturday.  In that match, Neymar suffered thigh and knee injuries that have been under close evaluation by Brazilian … Continue reading

Argentina-Switzerland: 5 Observations

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The match may not have ranked as a classic but it still delivered drama at the death as a disciplined Swiss side succumbed to a late, late Argentine effort from the otherwise disappointing Ángel di María. The Swiss will be … Continue reading

Heroic Effort From the USA’s Players Cannot Overcome Jurgen Klinsmann’s Management Madness

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The World Cup never let the USA breathe. From the moment they were drawn into the Group of Death and handed the World Tour travel plan, the American national soccer team couldn’t come up for air. There was the bombshell … Continue reading

USA Player Ratings For World Cup Game Against Belgium

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The US exited the 2014 FIFA World Cup with their heads held high after a 2-1 extra time loss to Belgium. Here are the player ratings. Tim Howard, 10: He covered himself in all kinds of glory with one of … Continue reading

Mistakes of Past USA Games Haunt Team in World Cup Loss to Belgium

Posted on by Robert Hay
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In the end, the United States can only blame themselves for their elimination from the World Cup.  Although Belgium on paper were a more talented team, this game showed the United States was actually presented with a good match-up that … Continue reading

USA Would Have Beaten Belgium If Game Went to Penalties, Says Rio Ferdinand

Posted on by Alex Muller
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BBC Match of the Day pundit Rio Ferdinand said that USA would have beaten Belgium if the game had gone to penalties. Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand was speaking post-match on the popular BBC program. He and his colleagues Gary … Continue reading

US Hero Tim Howard Breaks World Cup Record For Most Saves In a Game; Watch Post-Match Interview [VIDEO]

Posted on by Robert Hay
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US goalkeeper Tim Howard made an incredible 16 saves during the USA-Belgium Round of 16 World Cup game, which broke the record for the most number of saves in one World Cup match. Despite the USA’s eventual 2-1 loss to … Continue reading

Belgium 2-1 USA Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Belgium Beat USMNT In Extra Time

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Belgium broke the hearts of the USA World Cup team and fans nationwide tonight with a 2-1 victory in extra time. The Red Devils were 0-0 at the end of regulation time, but managed to go ahead with goals by … Continue reading

Julian Green Scores for the USA to Reduce Belgium’s Lead to 2-1 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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USA teenage sensation Julian Green scored a brilliant goal in the second half of extra time to pull a goal back for the USA, with Belgium now leading 2-1. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder, who plays for Bayern Munich, hit the … Continue reading

Kevin De Bruyne Scores Against USA In Extra Time [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Belgium attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne scored a goal in the 93rd minute to put the Red Devils 1-0 in the lead against the United States. The goal was created after Romelu Lukaku broke down the right wing, causing havoc … Continue reading

USA vs Belgium, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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This is it. One team will be exiting the World Cup tournament this evening and the other will advance to the quarter-finals against Argentina. Will it be the USA or Belgium to advance? What a game we have in store … Continue reading