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Home > Soccer America Daily > Monday, July 14, 2014
[GERMANY-ARGENTINA: Reaction] Mario Goetze came into the World Cup as one of Germany's stars, but he found himself on the bench for the last three matches of the World Cup. When he came on late in regulation of Sunday's final against Argentina, his coach, Joachim Loew, told him to go ... Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Shakira starred in the World Cup closing ceremonies at Maracana before the final got underway, which ended with a Germany win over Argentina that was celebrated by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and hailed by some other notables. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: World Cup] Here's a glimpse at how Germany's World Cup victory was celebrated in Berlin. 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
[MLS: Week 18] The Seattle Sounders opened up a 10-point lead in the Western Conference with a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers before 64,207 fans, the fourth largest crowd ever for an MLS match at CenturyLink Field. In his first game since his return from the World Cup, Clint ... Read the whole story
[NWSL: Week 13] The Portland Thorns FC established three NWSL records on Sunday afternoon, including most goals scored in a match, as it recorded a a 7-1 victory against FC Kansas City before 9,672 fans at Providence Park. Read the whole story
[NASL: Fall Week 1] The first weekend of the NASL's fall campaign concluded with a 0-0 tie between its two Canadian teams, FC Edmonton and Ottawa, which played a man down for most of the second half after midfielder Ryan Richter was sent off after picking up a second yellow ... Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The six-episode docu-series "Los Jets," about a primarily Latino-only high school soccer team in Siler City, N.C., debuts Wednesday on NUVOtv at 10 pm ET/PT. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Alejandro Sabella

"I believe he is in the pantheon of the greats. But he's been there for a while." -- Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella after Lionel Messi was named the winner of the adidas Golden Ball as the best player at the World Cup but could not lead the Albiceleste to the title, raising the inevitable comparison to Argentina's all-time great, Diego Maradona, who won the 1986 World Cup. (Wall Street Journal) ...More

Germany is Weltmeister, deservedly

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mario Goetze, who was born nearly two years after Germany last won the World Cup, struck a left-footed volley into the Argentine net to give Germany its fourth world championship. ...More

Germany-Argentina Player Ratings

A gripping World Cup final ended with a superb goal by Mario Goetze that earned Germany its fourth world title. He was just one of many players on both squads who responded admirably to the big occasion. ...More

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