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World Cup 2014 Television Schedule 
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the third-place game Saturday (4 pm ET kickoff) and final on Sunday (3 pm ...
Eavesdropping on Mascherano pep talk 
[VIDEO PICK: World Cup] Just before the penalty shootout, Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano gave a pep talk to his goalkeeper ...
World Cup at a Glance 
[BRAZIL 2014] Germany and Argentina have made 10 appearances in the World Cup final between them. Germany is 3-4, while ...
Tim Howard's advice for keepers, parents and coaches 
In light of Tim Howard's extraordinary performance at the 2014 World Cup, where he set a World Cup record with ...
Three MLS games to watch 
[PREVIEW: Week 18] Eastern Conference leader D.C. United gets another chance to prove it is for real when it plays ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Messi's big moment arrives with question marks
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 10:19 PM EDT
[BRAZIL 2014] Lionel Messi will never rise to the level of popularity where Diego Maradona sits among Argentines, but at least he might escape from the shadow of El Pelusa if Argentina beats Germany in Sunday's World Cup final. Messi does not need to score -- after all, Maradona did not score when Argentina beat Germany, 3-2, in the 1986 World Cup final -- but he does need to step up his game after a disappointing semifinal against the Netherlands.

  
What They're Saying: Tim Ream 
"Naturally, you can say, "Did I make the right decision?" but me being the type of person I am, it ...
'Los Jets' set to premiere on NUVOtv 
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The six-episode docu-series "Los Jets," about a primarily Latino-only high school soccer team in Silver City,  ...
Soccer America Classifieds 
Soccer America Classifieds connect soccer companies and organizations to America's soccer community twice a week with listings of the latest ...
Seven finalists nominated for adidas Golden Ball 
[AWARDS] Four Germans and three Argentines are among the 10 players nominated for the adidas Golden Ball as the best ...
Minnesota ready to build on spring title 
[NASL: Fall Week 1] After a five-week break for the World Cup, the NASL kicks off its fall season Saturday. ...
Suarez Completes Barca Move  
Luis Suarez on Friday completed his move from Liverpool to Barcelona, with the latter paying a fee thought to be ...
Atletico Madrid Signs Mandzukic 
Atletico Madrid on Thursday completed the signing of striker Mario Mandzukic from German champion Bayern Munich for an undisclosed fee. ...
Arsenal Signs Sanchez 
Arsenal on Thursday completed the signing of forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for a fee believed to be close to ...
Why Germany Excels and the USA Toils in Soccer 
Time claims there is a pretty good reason why Germany has made it to seven World Cup finals in 18 ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

Garcia named NPL general manager
[U.S. CLUB SOCCER] Leo Garcia has been named the National Premier Leagues General Manager, filling a position at U.S. Soccer ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Mike Woitalla


Brazil Diary: Argentines taunt while Brazilians embrace Germany
You think Brazilians will pull for their South American neighbors in the World Cup final against Germany? Fuhgeddaboudit.
College Soccer Reporter

Amherst makes statement against top French youth teams
[COLLEGE MEN] For the third time in the last quarter century, Amherst College men's team toured France, managing to tie ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


Tim Howard's advice for keepers, parents and coaches
In light of Tim Howard's extraordinary performance at the 2014 World Cup, where he set a World Cup record with ...
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Summer 2014 Magazine Issue
World Cup 2014: Stars of Soccer


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Germany on top of the world as Brazil searches for a way back
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Superlatives are definitely called for to describe Germany's blitzing of Brazil. No one expected anything like that. Who would, when nothing like it, even remotely comparable, has ever happened before. The host team of a World Cup being utterly humiliated, letting in seven goals right there, in front of its own fans, in a semifinal game.

"Naturally, you can say, "Did I make the right decision?" but me being the type of person I am, it wasn't about a lack of commitment to the national team. It was a greater commitment to family. It was my first born, and one of those things I wasn't willing to miss. Unfortunately, it may have been my last chance to impress [Jurgen Klinsmann]. But you just put your head down and go at it again over the next few years."

-- Bolton Wanderers defender Tim Ream, who says he turned down a call-up for the USA's match against Ukraine to be with his wife Kristen for the birth of the couple's first child. (MLSSoccer.com)