[BRAZIL 2014] Germany enters Sunday's World Cup final brimming with confidence after its slaughter of Brazil in Belo Horizonte. German confidence, bordering on arrogance, ... Read the whole story
"Messi's history in the sport is so important, he has won a lot of trophies and I will be cheering for him. He is a friend, he is my teammate and I wish him luck."
-- Neymar reveals he may be the only Brazilian pulling for an Argentina win in Sunday's World Cup final. Neymar is a teammate with Argentina's Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano at Barcelona. (FIFA.com)
[AWARDS] Four Germans and three Argentines are among the 10 players nominated for the adidas Golden Ball as the best player of the World ... Read the whole story
"Naturally, you can say, "Did I make the right decision?" but me being the type of person I am, it wasn't about a lack of commitment to the national team. It was a greater commitment to family. It
was my first born, and one of those things I wasn't willing to miss. Unfortunately, it may have been my last chance to impress [Jurgen Klinsmann]. But you just put your head down and go at it again
over the next few years."
-- Bolton Wanderers defender Tim Ream, who says he turned down a call-up for the USA's match against Ukraine to be with his wife Kristen for the birth of the couple's first child. (MLSSoccer.com)
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Even with the elimination of the USA after the round of 16, interest in the 2014 World Cup remains high. ... Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Before becoming a soccer star, Jurgen Klinsmann served as an apprentice at his family's Stuttgart-area bakery, which is still in business ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Heading into the final weekend of the World Cup, "Brick-by-Brick" Lego animation recaps many of the tournament's outstanding moments ... Read the whole story
[MLS: Week 18] D.C. United opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win at San Jose. ... Read the whole story
[NASL: Fall Week 1] After a five-week break for the World Cup, the NASL kicks off its fall season Saturday. Minnesota United FC, winner ... 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
[DATEBOOK] The World Cup concludes with the Argentina-Germany final on Sunday (3 pm ET kickoff). Read the whole story