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