Louis Van Gaal’s Unhappiness May Lead To Joy For Manchester United

Louis Van Gaal

In case you hadn’t heard, Louis Van Gaal is unhappy. He’s unhappy with the kickoff time for this afternoon’s International Champions Cup contest against AS Roma. Apparently, 2 p.m. is too early for his team in the predicted 90-degree heat […]

Real Madrid, Barcelona Turning Up The Heat In Ongoing Rivalry

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It took Real Madrid all of a few days before they responded with a salvo of their own. Just hours after arch-rivals FC Barcelona pulled off a shocking move for troubled striker Luis Suarez, Los Blancos turned up the heat […]

Germany a Deserving Champion in 2014 World Cup

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It took more than 110 minutes for a breakthrough to finally come. But when it did, the name Mario Gotze was forever etched into the history of World Cup Finals. A late second half substitute for the event’s all-time leading goal […]

2014 World Cup: Brazil No Longer Elite After Loss to Netherlands

Brazil National Team

Brazil, we have a problem. A very big problem. The past week has seen the Brazilian National Team go from World Cup favorites to humiliated hosts, a fate no observer expected by this time in the tournament. Forget all the platitudes […]

2014 World Cup: Argentina Ride Defense To Final

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While no one expected a repeat of Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal fireworks between Germany and Brazil, Argentina and the Netherlands offered a strikingly stark contrast in both style and score during their second final four contest Wednesday afternoon. In a World […]

2014 World Cup: Germany, Brazil On Opposite Sides of History in Surreal Semifinal

Brazil vs. Germany

Shocking. Devastating. Surreal. Never before has a World Cup Semifinal been so aptly characterized by a number of one-word descriptions. Then again, never before has soccer’s biggest event seen a blowout like Germany laid on Brazil Tuesday afternoon. In a span […]

2014 World Cup: 5 Players To Watch In the Germany-Brazil Semifinal

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2014 World Cup: Wounded Brazil Present Germany a Great Opportunity

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Four teams will take the field in Tuesday and Wednesday’s World Cup Semifinals knowing they have each been afforded a tremendous opportunity. But for Germany, the opportunity has indeed never been greater. And if coach Joachim Loew’s team can rise to […]

2014 World Cup: 5 Players To Watch In The Quarterfinals

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2014 World Cup: Tournament Is Wide Open Heading Into Quarterfinals

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A little more than two weeks ago, 32 teams began the journey to crown the next world champion of soccer. With only eight teams remaining, the waters of picking a potential favorite are murkier than ever. Brazil was saddled with […]

2014 World Cup: Belgium Was Simply Better Than Scrappy USMNT

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In the final analysis, Belgium was simply better. Little more can be said about the United States’ 2-1 defeat in the Round of 16 against a rampaging Belgium side that could have netted a half-dozen goals had it not been […]

2014 World Cup: Midfield Play Must Improve For USMNT Against Belgium

United States National Team

In less than 24 hours, the United States will play their third Round of 16 contest over the past four World Cups. Whether the Stars and Stripes can advance further will depend heavily on midfield play. Through their first three […]