Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored an injury-time penalty Sunday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
As Southland fans headed to watch the World Cup match Sunday between Mexico and the Netherlands, police increased patrols in Huntington Park and Walnut Park to try and avoid the same melee that erupted following Monday’s game.
The players and coaches have been channeling their inner spiritual animal this year.
The Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the past six years and avenging a loss in the 2010 final.
Officials have arrested a 34-year-old woman who they say kidnapped her son and took him to Zambia for four years keeping the boy away from his father.
Defender Omar Gonzalez has agreed to a new multiyear contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, who have named him a designated player.
A Federal judge Tuesday handed down the maximum sentence to one of two brothers who kidnapped their sons and took them out of the country without consent from their ex-wives.