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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, June 14, 2014
[BRAZIL 2014] Ivory Coast became the fourth team in three days to come back from a 1-0 deficit to win at the World Cup -- one more than at the entire 2010 tournament -- beating Japan, 2-1, on second-half goals by English-based stars Wilfried Bony and Gervinho two minutes apart. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Music] "We are One: Ole Ola" by Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte is the official song of this World Cup and the successor to Shakira's "Waka Waka" of 2010. Shakira also contributes the 2014 World Cup official anthem, "La La La." Early returns show fans ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP PREVIEW: Sunday] Fans will get a first look at the new France team brimming with new optimism as it gets set to open Sunday against Honduras, loaded with familiar names to MLS fans. The Group E opener pits No. 1 seed Switzerland against Ecuador in Brasilia. To cap ... Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] Ghana is scrambling to ensure that blackouts won't prevent Black Star fans from watching Monday's USA-Ghana match at the World Cup. It is boosting power production with electricity imported from neighboring Ivory Coast. Ghanaian energy providers are contributing extra power to the tune $30 million, more than three ... Read the whole story
[NWSL] Kerstin Garefrekes, one of the most decorated players in German women's history, has joined the Washington Spirit on loan from FFC Frankfurt for the remainder of the 2014 NWSL season. Read the whole story
[U.S. OPEN CUP] The New York Cosmos, the 2013 NASL champions, host the New York Red Bulls, the 2103 MLS Supporters Shield winners, for New York bragging rights in their first meeting Saturday night in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. It's one of three MLS-NASL battles on Saturday. Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the Argentina-Germany final on Sunday (3 pm ET kickoff). Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] Here are 503 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should watch the World Cup and enjoy all the excitement. They include locations in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Share your World Cup watch photos using the hashtag #WorldCupWatchParty. Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Tim Howard

"I've got no problem with the Brazilian player going down. I would encourage my own players, if they feel contact, to go down. It’s the referee’s job, obligation and responsibility to make sure that he gets it right." -- U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard on the penalty kick called on Croatia's Dejan Lovren after minimal contact with Brazilian forward Fred in Brazil's 3-1 win on Thursday. (MLSSoccer.com) ...More

What They're Saying: Jed Drake

"We had two machines in the truck at Soldier Field and two back in Bristol as backup, and they started shutting down. The salespeople were not pleased. The next game, I assumed everything would work, but we had no machines working in the first half, and I was losing my mind." -- Longtime ESPN executive Jed Drake on the 1994 World Cup's contribution to American sports television: the score box in the corner of the screen. Needing a way to give sponsors an opportunity to deliver advertising messages, ESPN introduced the score box. He says he was so upset they ...More


Cameron buffeted by the winds of positional changes

Positional controversies are nothing new for Geoff Cameron, who since he started his pro career in 2008 has been buffeted by the winds of change. ...More



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