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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 ...
What They're Saying: Sergio Romero 
''He is someone that helped me a lot when I arrived in the Netherlands, in a completely different country with ...
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 ...
Sounders edge Timbers in OT, NASL teams ousted 
[U.S. OPEN CUP] The Seattle Sounders needed overtime to beat their archrival Portland Timbers, 3-1, after a dramatic goal by ...
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.

  
What They're Saying: Hillary Clinton 
"I think he made some very shrewd decisions in his choice of who is on the team. But I think ...
Soccer on TV 
Before the World Cup final weekend, there is MLS action on Friday in San Jose, where the Earthquakes host Eastern ...
World Cup at a Glance 
[BRAZIL 2014] Argentina and Germany will meet for the third time in the World Cup final when they play Sunday ...
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 ...
Brazil Diary: National Tragedy? No. Massive Shame? Yes 
Sao Paulo's Mercado Municipal da Cantareira -- the biggest market in the world's third largest metropolis - opened at 6 ...
A suspiciously dreadful keeper fail 
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Not all other soccer came to a standstill during the World Cup. The Europa League ...
Yedlin heads squad for first Homegrown Game 
[MLS ALL-STAR GAME] U.S. World Cup defender DeAndre Yedlin is among 20 Homegrown players named to the inaugural Chipotle MLS ...
Soccer America Power Rankings 
[MLS: Week 17] Seattle kept its USA stars on the bench yet retained the top spot despite losing, and the ...
Concacaf Champions League kicks off Aug. 5 
[DATEBOOK] Play begins in the group stage of the Concacaf Champions League Aug. 5. Five MLS clubs will take part ...
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


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. ...
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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Dutch and Argentines well-balanced; For Germany, the Brazilian cauldron awaits
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Down to the final four, and things seem to have arranged themselves pretty much as expected. The cream of South America -- Brazil and Argentina -- against the best of Europe, Germany and the Netherlands.

''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)