[BRAZIL 2014] Through 57 games, the 2014 World Cup was a gem. The best of our lifetime. What more could you have asked for? ... Read the whole story
"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)
[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 ... Read the whole story
"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)
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, whose superb play has helped the Ticos reach the quarterfinals, prepared for the World ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the Argentina-Germany final on Sunday (3 pm ET kickoff). Read the whole story
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 ... Read the whole story