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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, July 4, 2014
[USA MEN] Can't get enough of the U.S. national team? In less than two months, it will be back in action Sept. 3 when it faces the Czech Republic in Prague. It is the only game announced so far for the rest of 2014. But the busiest schedule in the ... Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] Jurgen Klinsmann used 19 of his 23 U.S. players at the 2014 World Cup. Based on each game's Soccer America Player Ratings, Tim Howard was the highest-rated U.S. player, finishing ahead of Jermaine Jones and DeAndre Yedlin. Seven players who played in at least half of the games ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] France has scored 10 goals in four games going into its Friday quarterfinal with Germany. At practice, the French players worked on a new way of scoring -- from behind the goal. Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Neymar takes a fine selfie, including his teammates at snack time; the Colombia president makes a popular move; the Germans test Maracana; and final USA thank-yous are featured in today's selection. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP: Off the Post] Costa Rica's passage into the second round, thanks to wins over Uruguay and Italy, have increased sales for Tico replica jerseys 20-fold and Lotto is struggling to meet the demand. Read the whole story
[PREVIEW: Week 17] The second week of league play following the World Cup break kicks off Friday with five fourth of July games, including a NBCSN doubleheader, and runs through Sunday. Read the whole story
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] Beadling, VSA Heat Blue and Baltimore Celtic all claimed two titles at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships held at the University of Rhode Island. 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


What They're Saying: Keith Olbermann

"Stop imitating the English. Stop with the pitch, and nil and kit ... It's not being in the know. It's being pretentious. It sounds like one of those movies about ancient Rome where they're all speaking with British accents. And worse it makes the American soccer fans sound like nothing better than British Soccer Fan Junior." -- The start of ESPN2's Keith Olbermann's "Advice for American Soccer Fans" commentary. (Yahoo!Sports) ...More

Ranking the eight World Cup quarterfinalists

Eight teams -- four from Europe and four from the Americas -- comprise the final eight at the 2014 World Cup. All eight advanced as group winners, five of them as the seeded designated by FIFA at the draw last December. Four are unbeaten and untied, and none has lost a game. ...More


Brazil Diary: Ticket scalping, beach soccer and sand castles at Copacabana

The city of Rio de Janeiro has declared the Fourth of July a holiday. Not, of course, for the same reason it's a day off in the USA. ...More


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