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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, July 5, 2014
[BRAZIL 2014] Through 57 games, the 2014 World Cup was a gem. The best of our lifetime. What more could you have asked for? Great goals. Great saves. And end-to-end drama. And then came Match 58. Brazil advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 win, but paid a heavy price ... Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Images from the first day of quarterfinal action in Brazil include the curious appearance of a creature on James Rodriguez's shoulder after he scored against Brazil and the sad sight of injured Neymar near the end of Brazil's 2-1 victory. Germany defeated France, 1-0, in Rio before ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, whose superb play has helped the Ticos reach the quarterfinals, prepared for the World Cup by saving tennis balls slammed at him by Spanish tennis star Pablo Andujar. 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
[MLS: Week 17] Real Real Lake welcomed back World Cup representatives Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando,, who helped RSL end a five-game winless streak with a 2-1 win over New England. Brad Davis, returning to play his first MLS game since representing the USA at the World Cup, converted a ... Read the whole story
[NWSL: Week 13] Christen Press scored two late goals -- her first two since moving to the NWSL -- to give the Chicago Red Stars a 2-2 tie with the Portland Thorns before 13,084 fans at Providence Park on Friday afternoon. Read the whole story
[USL PRO: Week 16] The Sacramento-Orange County sold-out match at Republic FC's new stadium at Cal Expo was postponed Friday night due to concerns over air quality because of a 40-acre grass fire near Bonney Field. Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the Argentina-Germany final on Sunday (3 pm ET kickoff). Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Brazilian TV's Milton Neves

"This Spanish referee was like the Spanish team at this World Cup: a joke." -- Band sports presenter Milton Neves on Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo, who officiated the Brazil-Colombia game, whistling a World Cup-high 51 fouls but waiting 64 minutes before issuing the first yellow card. None was given out on the play that left Brazilian star Neymar with a broken vertebra. (ESPN FC) ...More

What They're Saying: Alejandro Sabella

"Four years ago, Messi was criticized for not contributing enough, and now people say we depend too greatly upon him." -- Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella on suggestions his team is overly reliant on Lionel Messi. (The Guardian) ...More


Experienced, efficient Germans eye the title

On the 60th anniversary to the day of Germany's first World Cup title win, the so-called Wonder of Bern, the Germans kept their hopes alive of winning a fourth World Cup, thanks to 1-0 quarterfinal win over France in Rio de Janeiro. ...More


Improved Brazil squeaks past Colombia, but loses Neymar

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