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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 ...
FIFA Fines Argentine Soccer Association 
FIFA on Friday announced that it has fined the Argentine soccer association (AFA) 300,000 Swiss Francs, or around $336,215, for ...
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.

  
FIFPro: Concussions a 'Ticking Time Bomb' for FIFA 
FIFPro, the international professional soccer players' union, on Thursday accused world governing body FIFA of "playing with lives" by allowing ...
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 ...
What They're Saying: Gaza resident Mohammed al-Aqad 
"There was a power cut in Khan Yunis, so a lot of people came here where there's a generator and ...
Diskerud marks return with Europa League goal 
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Mix Diskerud became the first foreign-based member of the 2014 U.S. World Cup team to return to action, ...
Soccer on TV 
Before the World Cup final weekend, there is MLS action on Friday in San Jose, where the Earthquakes host Eastern ...
What They're Saying: Neymar 
"Many of you say I am a diver and I don't care that you say that. I can defend myself ...
Is that Messi breakdancing? 
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Lionel Messi looks like he did some breakdancing during the semifinal and defender Martin Demichelis provided a ...
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 ...
Messi's big moment arrives with question marks 
[BRAZIL 2014] Lionel Messi will never rise to the level of popularity where Diego Maradona sits among Argentines, but at ...
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.

"Many of you say I am a diver and I don't care that you say that. I can defend myself when I can see what’s going on around me. But I can't defend myself from what comes from behind. What defends me in that situation is the rules and I couldn’t defend myself from that and I was injured."

-- Neymar, who also said in a press conference appearance that if Colombia defender Juan Zuniga's knee struck another two centimeters who could have ended up in a wheelchair.