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Canadian teams play to scoreless draw 
[NASL: Fall Week 1] The first weekend of the NASL's fall campaign concluded with a 0-0 tie between its two ...
The 10 best things about the 2014 World Cup 
Brazil 2014 has been the best World Cup of our lifetime. Beginning with the first three days that produced four ...
Dempsey scores in Seattle return before 64,207 fans 
[MLS: Week 18] The Seattle Sounders opened up a 10-point lead in the Western Conference with a 2-0 win over ...
Thorns shatter league scoring records with 7-1 win 
[NWSL: Week 13] The Portland Thorns FC established three NWSL records on Sunday afternoon, including most goals scored in a ...
Loew's advice to Goetze, and thanks to Klinsmann 
[GERMANY-ARGENTINA: Reaction] Mario Goetze came into the World Cup as one of Germany's stars, but he found himself on the ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Loew's advice to Goetze, and thanks to Klinsmann
by Paul Kennedy on Monday, Jul 14, 2014 2:00 AM EDT
[GERMANY-ARGENTINA: Reaction] Mario Goetze came into the World Cup as one of Germany's stars, but he found himself on the bench for the last three matches of the World Cup. When he came on late in regulation of Sunday's final against Argentina, his coach, Joachim Loew, told him he could decide the World Cup, which he did, becoming the first sub to score the winning goal in the history of World Cup finals.  
Euphoria in Berlin 
[VIDEO PICK: World Cup] Here's a glimpse at how Germany's World Cup victory was celebrated in Berlin.
Faves & Likes: From Shakira to the Chancellor 
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Shakira starred in the World Cup closing ceremonies at Maracana before the final got underway, which ended ...
Germany-Argentina Player Ratings 
A gripping World Cup final ended with a superb goal by Mario Goetze that earned Germany its fourth world title. ...
Germany is Weltmeister, deservedly 
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mario Goetze, who was born nearly two years after Germany last won the World Cup, struck ...
World Cup at a Glance 
[BRAZIL 2014] The 2014 World Cup finished with 171 goals, tied for the most in tournament history along with the ...
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 ...
Thomas Mueller: Excellent striker, so-so dancer 
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] The Germans have been playing far better soccer than the Brazilians, but based on this ...
Argentina-Germany Gameday Guide 
[BRAZIL 2014] For all the talk about their two previous World Cup finals, in 1986 and 1990, Argentina and Germany ...
Brazil Diary: Meeting Pele  
Life is good. On Saturday I had the offer of a free sandwich and a roundtable discussion with Pele.
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:
Paul Kennedy


Soccer America's World Cup Best XI
In a tournament with so many twists and turns, it isn't easy to come up with a World Cup Best ...
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


  • In-Depth Profiles of U.S World Cup Hopefuls
  • World Cup Star Features
  • Top Young World Cup Prospects
  • Brazil's All-Time Greats
  • Dynamic Design — Brilliant Photography
  • Makes a Great Gift!

On Newsstands and Online April 2014
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Alfredo Di Stefano: The complete player. Maybe the best, too.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- As Argentina was making its laborious way to the 2014 World Cup final, the word came from Spain: Alfredo Di Stefano was dead, at the age of 88. Di Stefano, the Argentine who many regard in awe as the greatest of them all.

"I think Messi has a mystique about him, he has that street soccer thing. I don't think he even really looks like a soccer player -- he looks like a plumber to me! It's a compliment, because when he focuses, I admire the gift he has so much. Because it is a beautiful God-given gift to be in the top echelon of greatest [players]."

-- Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana, who will perform at the World Cup closing ceremonies before the Argentina-Germany final at Maracana on Sunday. (FIFA.com)