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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, June 26, 2014
[BRAZIL 2014] Sometimes you need a little help at the World Cup. The USA got it with collapses on the field by Portugal (against Germany) and off the field by Ghana (before the Portugal game). But the USA earned qualification to the round of 16 -- something few gave it ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] Teams from Concacaf and Conmebol, the South American confederation, claimed eight of the 16 berths in the knockout phase of the World Cup. Only Honduras and Ecuador from among the 10 entrants exited after the first round. The big continental loser was Asia, whose four entrants combined ... Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] The 2014 World Cup finished with 171 goals, tied for the most in tournament history along with the 1998 World Cup, the first 32-team final. The average of 2.67 goals per game still ranks only tied for 13th out of the 20 finals. After averaging 2.83 goals per ... Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] FIFA suspended Luis Suarez for Uruguay's next nine official matches and banned him from soccer for four months, which will rule him out of the start of Liverpool's English Premier League and UEFA Champions League seasons. The ruling came after FIFA's disciplinary committee determined that Suarez had bitten ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: World Cup] If you don't believe World Cup stars have a heart, you have to watch this video of Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o saying a tearful good-bye to a young fan who faithfully stood outside the Indomitable Lions' hotel each day during their stay at the World Cup. Read the whole story
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Portland Timbers coninue to retool after a disappointing first half to the MLS season. They signed 29-yeat-old defender Liam Ridgewell from West Bromwich Albion, where he made 33 English Premier League appearances in 2013-14. 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: Jurgen Klinsmann

"Obviously, it is a huge achievement by our team to come through that group and qualify. I screamed as much as I could at them to push further up but that is easier said than done. We knew it was going to be a tricky game and it was not so easy to handle it mentally. We had a little bit too much respect at first." -- Jurgen Klinsmann after the USA qualified for the second round of the World Cup despite its 1-0 loss to Germany. (Reuters) ...More

What They're Saying: Joachim Loew

"We were well organized today and dominated the match. We didn't let USA have a chance on our goal right up to the final whistle." -- Germany coach Joachim Loew after his team's 1-0 win over the USA. (FIFA.com) ...More


U.S. Player Ratings: Packed defense limits Germans

A stubborn defense and a dismally ineffective offense resulted in a 1-0 U.S. loss to Germany, yet the mission was accomplished. ...More


USA conquers Group of Death hurdle

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