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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 3, 2014
[BRAZIL 2014] The toast of the World Cup on Wednesday was U.S. goalie Tim Howard, whose jaw-dropping performance against Belgium earned him the Twitter hashtag #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave. Howard said he is trying to take the attention in stride and will give himself some time to think about his future with the ... Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] ESPN's telecast of Tuesday's USA-Belgium World Cup match averaged 16,491,000 viewers and a 9.8 rating, making it the second most-viewed men's soccer game in the United States ever across all networks. USA-Belgium averaged 5.1 million on Univision, putting the combined television audience at 21.6 million. Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] The top Tim Howard memes, the USA's last lunch in Brazil, and Chris Wondolowski's are featured in today's selection. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: World Cup] President Barack Obama watched the USA's game against Belgium at a viewing party in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which he entered while chanting the famous "I Believe That We Will Win" song, which Americans have gotten to know so well during this World Cup. On ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP: Off the Post] Members of the nation's parliament reacted to Russia's elimination by calling the team's Italian coach Fabio Capello a "thief," mocking him for looking like a schoolteacher, and criticizing him for fielding a "small" team. Read the whole story
[MLS: Week 17] It's a good thing Chivas USA kept a hold of Erick Torres, on loan from Chivas de Guadalajara, at least through the end of the 2014 season. "Cubo" scored his 11th goal of the season to lead the Goats to a 1-0 win at San Jose that ... Read the whole story
[OBITUARY] The soccer family is rallying around the family of John Bieniewicz, the 44-year-old Michigan referee who died Tuesday at a Detroit hospital from injuries suffered two days earlier in what police said was an unprovoked attack at an adult league match. He is being remembered for his passion for ... Read the whole story
[SEATTLE CAMP] The U.S. under-20 women's national team will hold a two-week training camp in Seattle before it departs for the 2014 Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada. Following the camp in Seattle, Coach Michelle French will cut her roster down from 27 players to the 21 she'll take across ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Landon Donovan

"It's a results-oriented business, and so, results-wise, you can hold your head high. If you really look at the performances, there were some good performances by guys, some not-so-good performances by guys. As a whole, I think tactically, the team was not set up to succeed. They were set up in a way that was opposite from what they've been the past couple years, which is opening up, passing, attacking -- trying to do that. And the team's been successful that way. Why they decided to switch that in the World Cup, none of us will know. From a playing ...More

The changing of America

During a wild ride of controversies and World Cup drama, the USA soccer team took center stage. Now what? ...More


Thank you, Jurgen. And good bye. Time to Move on from the Sterile Klinsmann Interlude.

Buried under the tumult and clamor of the USA's performance against Belgium -- most of it focused on goalkeeper Tim Howard's remarkable performance -- are some uncomfortable truths for the American game. ...More


Brazil Diary: 'Super Howard, Superior Belgium'

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