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Klinsmann Bakery serves World Cup treats 
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Before becoming a soccer star, Jurgen Klinsmann served as an apprentice at his family's Stuttgart-area bakery, which ...
Soccer on TV 
Host Brazil faces the Netherlands in the World Cup third-place game on Saturday. ... Germany and Argentina meet in the ...
Legos replay World Cup highlights 
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Heading into the final weekend of the World Cup, "Brick-by-Brick" Lego animation recaps many of ...
What They're Saying: Neymar 
"Messi's history in the sport is so important, he has won a lot of trophies and I will be cheering ...
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 ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Three keys to Argentina-Germany
by Paul Kennedy on Friday, Jul 11, 2014 8:06 PM EDT
[BRAZIL 2014] Germany enters Sunday's World Cup final brimming with confidence after its slaughter of Brazil in Belo Horizonte. German confidence, bordering on arrogance, is nothing new on the world stage, but Argentine caution? Even with Lionel Messi, the Argentines have shown a surprising unwillingness to venture out of their shell. It's gotten them to the final with three straight shutouts, but it is hard to imagine it can stop Germany at the Maracana.

  
Three keys to Argentina-Germany 
[BRAZIL 2014] Germany enters Sunday's World Cup final brimming with confidence after its slaughter of Brazil in Belo Horizonte. German ...
'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 Siler City, ...
Twenty foreign clubs embark on summer tours 
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Scottish club Rangers kicks off a four-game tour of California and Canada when it plays the PDL's Ventura ...
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 ...
Both semifinals shatter viewing records 
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Even with the elimination of the USA after the round of 16, interest in the 2014 ...
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.

"Messi's history in the sport is so important, he has won a lot of trophies and I will be cheering for him. He is a friend, he is my teammate and I wish him luck."

-- Neymar reveals he may be the only Brazilian pulling for an Argentina win in Sunday's World Cup final. Neymar is teammates with Argentina's Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano at Barcelona. (FIFA.com)