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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.
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 ...
Pioneering soccer photojournalist Phil Stephens passes away 
[OBITUARY] Phil Stephens, whose pioneering coverage of soccer touched many in the American soccer community for more than 40 years, ...
Zabaleta: Bloodied, blue and a proud Argentine 
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Pablo Zabaleta looked worse for wear after a collision with Dirk Kuyt that left him bloodied, but ...
U.S. under-20 men's national team roster 
[NTC INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT] Fernando Arce Jr., whose father of the same name is a former Mexican international, is among 20 ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Stars missing in Argentina-Netherlands semifinal
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 1:43 AM EDT
[BRAZIL 2014] "Soccer is illogical," said Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella between semifinals this week. And who would disagree? From the madness of Tuesday's Mineirazo to Wednesday's utter futility in Sao Paulo, we saw soccer's extremes. Brazil-Germany finished 7-1 for the Germans, but it could have easily been, oh, 12-5. On Wednesday, Argentina-Netherlands was never going to finish anything but like it did: 0-0 after 120 long and painful minutes.

  
FIFA Rejects Suarez Ban Appeal  
FIFA on Thursday rejected Liverpool and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's appeal against a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities for ...
Lloris Signs Five-Year Spurs Extension 
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on Thursday signed a new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur, the Premier League club announced. Lloris, ...
Morata Close to Juventus  
Reports in Spain and Italy confirmed that Italian champion Juventus is close to securing the signature of Real Madrid starlet ...
South Korea Coach Hong Resigns 
South Korea coach and former LA Galaxy defender Hong Myung-bo announced his resignation on Thursday, and shouldered the blame for ...
Adidas Beats Nike 2-0 in Brand World Cup Final  
German sportswear giant Adidas on Wednesday declared victory over U.S. rival Nike in the battle to be the biggest global ...
Van Gaal Bemoans Third-Place Game  
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal blasted FIFA for its refusal to scrap the World Cup's third-place game, insisting that the ...
Argentina Heads into Final as Underdog  
Argentina heads into Sunday's World Cup final as the underdog following its 4-2 win on penalties against the Netherlands after ...
Dutch run out of ideas as Argentines advance 
The Dutch came into the semifinal after going 120 scoreless minutes against Costa Rica and needing a shootout to advance. ...
Stars missing in Argentina-Netherlands semifinal 
[BRAZIL 2014] "Soccer is illogical," said Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella between semifinals this week. And who would disagree? From the ...
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


Robben and Van Persie: When They Were Children
Here are some glimpses into the childhoods of Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, who each scored a pair of ...
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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.

''He is someone that helped me a lot when I arrived in the Netherlands, in a completely different country with different customs. I will be forever grateful to the coach for helping me out in a country that is so different from ours.''

-- Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero on Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, who brought him to Europe to play for AZ in the Netherlands in 2007 and says he taught him how to stop penalties. Romero's two saves knocked the Netherlands out of the World Cup in the semifinal shootout. (AP)