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Vice President Biden To Attend Soccer’s World Cup Tournament

Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer’s World Cup soccer tournament.

04/14/2014

Bayern Munich's Spanish headcoach Pep Guardiola (from L) speaks with Patrick Weihrauch, Alessandro Schoepf and Julian Green dueing the pre-season football match Hansa Rostock vs FC Bayern Munich on July 14, 2013 in Rostock, northern Germany. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA Approves Green’s Switch To Team USA From Germany

Forward Julian Green’s change of national association to the United States from Germany has been approved by FIFA.

03/24/2014

The FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil logo is displayed on a giant screen during its official launch of the FIFA WC2014 Brazil Logo on July 8, 2010 at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Green Asks FIFA For Switch To US From Germany

Bayern Munich forward Julian Green wants to play for the U.S. national team and has applied to FIFA to change his association from Germany.

03/18/2014

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US Says Friendly Match With Ukraine Is On For Wednesday

It looks as if the U.S. men’s national team will get to play Ukraine after all.

03/03/2014

Protesters build a barricade on February 21, 2014 at the Independent square in Kiev. Armed protesters stormed police barricades in Kiev on Thursday in renewed violence that killed at least 26 people and shattered an hours-old truce as EU envoys held crisis talks with Ukraine's embattled president. Bodies of anti-government demonstrators lay amid smouldering debris after masked protesters hurling Molotov cocktails and stones forced police from Kiev's iconic Independence Square -- the epicentre of the ex-Soviet country's three-month-old crisis. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

US-Ukraine Soccer Exhibition Moved To Cyprus Amid Recent Violence

The United States’ exhibition game against Ukraine next week has been moved from Kharkiv to Cyprus following weeks of violence in the Eastern European nation.

02/25/2014

A general view of the of the Arena Das Dunas venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil on December 8, 2013 in Natal, Brazil. (credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

World Cup Stadium Opens 1 Day After Protest

The latest stadium inaugurated for the World Cup in Brazil held its first two matches without major glitches on Sunday, a day after demonstrators across Brazil protested against the tournament.

01/26/2014

Construction continues at the Arena da Baixada venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil on December 14, 2013 in Curitiba, Brazil. (credit:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images,)

Stadium In Danger Of Not Being Ready For World Cup

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is giving Brazilian organizers only a few more weeks to show that the stadium in Curitiba will be ready in time for the World Cup.

01/21/2014

Group G containing Germany, Portugal, Ghana and USA is displayed on the big screen on stage behind the draw assistants, Fernanda Lima and FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke during the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (credit: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

World Cup Draw: The Strong, The Weak, The Lucky

Who wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday’s World Cup draw?

12/06/2013

USA's Graham Zusi (L) vies for the ball with Amilcar Henriquez of Panama during their Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Concacaf qualifier match, on October 15, 2013, at the Rommel Fernandez stadium in Panama City.AFP PHOTO / Rodrigo ARANGUA (credit: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

US Stuns Panama 3-2 In Stoppage Time To Keep Mexico’s World Cup Hopes Alive

Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time, and the United States rallied for a 3-2 win at Panama on Tuesday night that left Mexico’s World Cup hopes alive and knocked out the Panamanians.

10/15/2013

Wayne Rooney of England shakes hands with team mate Danny Welbeck as they qualify for the World Cup in Brazil after the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Poland at Wembley Stadium on October 15, 2013 in London, England. (credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

England Reaches Fifth Straight World Cup As Rooney, Gerrard Score

After another tense match, England is headed to its fifth straight World Cup.

10/15/2013

View of the construction site of the Itaquerao football stadium which will host the opening football matches of the FIFA WC2014, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Nelson ALMEIDA (credit: NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Fans Vandalize Brazilian World Cup Stadium

Seats were destroyed at a World Cup stadium in Fortaleza last weekend and dozens of supporters detained after clashes in Sao Paulo.

10/14/2013

Footballer Raul Jimenez (2-R) of Mexico celebrates with teammates after scoring the second goal of the team against Panama during the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF qualifier match, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, on October 11, 2013.   AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES        (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico Defeats Panama After Amazing Jimenez Bicycle Kick To Revive WCup Hopes

Raul Jimenez scored on a 16-yard bicycle kick in the 85th minute — four minutes after Mexico had allowed a tying goal — and El Tri beat Panama 2-1 Friday night at Azteca Stadium to revive its hopes to qualifying for its sixth straight World Cup.

10/11/2013

Teammates hoist US midfielder Brad Davis into the air after he scored a goal during the US Men's National Team 2-0 win over Jamaica in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Sporting Park October 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. AFP PHOTO/DAVE KAUP        (Photo credit should read DAVE KAUP/AFP/Getty Images)

Altidore, Zusi Help US Clinch World Cup Qualifying Group After 2-0 Win Over Jamaica

Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore scored second-half goals to give the United States a 2-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday night and clinch first place for the Americans in their World Cup qualifying group for the third straight cycle.

10/11/2013

People pass by a billboard of a new stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2014, Arena Pantanal, at the construction site after an old stadium was demolished in Cuiaba, Mato Grosso State, Brazil on January 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters Disrupt FIFA Visit To World Cup Stadium In Brazil

A group of about 50 protesters vandalized part of the construction site of a World Cup stadium and chanted anti-FIFA slogans during an inspection by organizers in Cuiaba on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States Men's National Team in action against Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Dempsey, Bradley To Miss US Qualifiers

The United States will be missing Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley for its World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Panama.

10/06/2013

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