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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, June 27, 2014
[BRAZIL 2014] Before the World Cup began the USA had faced only one European World Cup team twice during the Jurgen Klinsmann. Now it gets to face Belgium a third time, this time in the round of 16 Tuesday in Salvador. Loaded with young talent, the Red Devils were highly ... Read the whole story
[USA-GERMANY: Reaction] Four years ago, the USA reached the knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Algeria. This time, it advanced through the back door with a 1-0 loss to Germany. Still, U.S. players feel the team has improved from four years ago. Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Mia Hamm sent her best wishes, President Barack Obama watched in-flight, Thomas Mueller scored the winner for Germany, but the USA still got to celebrate after its 1-0 loss to Germany. Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] The cost to American businesses of lost wages from workers who skipped work to watch the USA-Germany game on Thursday was put at $350 million. But they returned to work happy after watching the USA advance to the round of 16 despite their loss to Germany. Thousands turned ... 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
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] France coach Didier Deschamps, the only other coach at this World Cup besides Jurgen Klinsmann who won a World Cup title as a player, dusted off his skills by playing soccer tennis with his players at training. Read the whole story
[MLS: Week 16] Three days after beating Sporting Kansas City, 3-1, at Sporting Park in the U.S. Open Cup, the Portland Timbers host the 2013 MLS champions at Providence Park in their first match since the MLS break for the World Cup. The New York Red Bulls will have Thierry ... 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: Matt Besler

"It was a bizarre day. We woke up and felt like there was a hurricane last night. We're driving in and our bus takes 50 minutes instead of 25. We're seeing half the town in water and we get to the stadium and we find out that we're not allowed to warm up on the field. It's something I've never done before. The biggest game of your life, and you can't get on the field and get touches before the match. All you can do is run up and down the sideline." -- U.S. defender Matt Besler on the heavy ...More

What They're Saying: Dalton Hayes

"I was just thinking, 'I get to watch the game.'" -- Dalton Hayes, a student at Simpson College in Iowa, who quit his job as an swimming instructor at a local pool when his supervisor balked at his request to take a few hours off to watch USA-Germany. Hayes has had to move back in with his parents for the rest of the summer. (AP) ...More

503 Places to Watch the World Cup

[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. ...More

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