Soccer America Daily
Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Messi's big moment arrives with question marks

    [BRAZIL 2014] Lionel Messi will never rise to the level of popularity where Diego Maradona sits among Argentines, but at least he might escape ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Neymar

    "Many of you say I am a diver and I don't care that you say that. I can defend myself when I can see what’s going on around me. But I can't defend myself from what comes from behind. What defends me in that situation is the rules and I couldn’t defend myself from that and I was injured."

    -- Neymar, who also said in a press conference appearance that if Colombia defender Juan Zuniga's knee struck another two centimeters who could have ended up in a wheelchair.

  • Three MLS games to watch

    [PREVIEW: Week 18] Eastern Conference leader D.C. United gets another chance to prove it is for real when it plays at San Jose Friday ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Gaza resident Mohammed al-Aqad

    "There was a power cut in Khan Yunis, so a lot of people came here where there's a generator and a screen."

    -- Mohammed al-Aqad, who was at the Fun Time Beach cafe in the southern Gaza Strip, where residents gathered to watch the Argentina-Netherlands semifinal in the early hours of Thursday, when an Israeli missile struck, killing nine people and wounding 15. (AFP)

  • Is that Messi breakdancing?

    [SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Lionel Messi looks like he did some breakdancing during the semifinal and defender Martin Demichelis provided a peek into the Argentine ... Read the whole story

  • Germany on top of the world as Brazil searches for a way back

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Superlatives are definitely called for to describe Germany's blitzing of Brazil. No one expected anything like that. Who would, when ... Read the whole story

  • Eavesdropping on Mascherano pep talk

    [VIDEO PICK: World Cup] Just before the penalty shootout, Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano gave a pep talk to his goalkeeper Sergio Romero. In the ... Read the whole story

  • Brazil Diary: Argentines taunt while Brazilians embrace Germany

    You think Brazilians will pull for their South American neighbors in the World Cup final against Germany? Fuhgeddaboudit. Read the whole story

  • Germany's rout in 30 seconds

    [VIDEO PICK: Animation] Richard Swarbrick's latest artwork recreates Germany's seven goals against Brazil in rapid fire. One after the other, we see an artistic ... Read the whole story

  • Pioneering soccer photojournalist Phil Stephens dies

    [OBITUARY] Phil Stephens, whose pioneering coverage of soccer touched many in the American soccer community for more than 40 years, passed away on Thursday ... Read the whole story

  • Diskerud marks return with Europa League goal

    [AMERICANS ABROAD] Mix Diskerud became the first foreign-based member of the 2014 U.S. World Cup team to return to action, scoring with a lob ... Read the whole story

  • U.S. under-20 men's national team roster

    [NTC INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT] Fernando Arce Jr., whose father of the same name is a former Mexican international, is among 20 players U.S. under-20 men's ... Read the whole story

  • World Cup at a Glance

    [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

  • World Cup 2014 Television Schedule

    [DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the Argentina-Germany final on Sunday (3 pm ET kickoff). Read the whole story