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Soccer 101: Understanding the ‘World’s Game’

Your guide to soccer and the World Cup

07/02/2014

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Obama Praises US Men’s Soccer Team In Phone Calls

President Barack Obama commended the U.S. men’s soccer team Wednesday for making their country proud in the World Cup tournament in Brazil, during an Oval Office phone call with two of the team’s most celebrated players.

07/02/2014

Christian Raja (R), of Brooklyn, reacts at a missed attempt on goal by the United during overtime against Belgium in the World Cup (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

9 Things U.S. Team Fans Will Miss After Their World Cup Exit

Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.

07/02/2014

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11 Hilarious ‘Things Tim Howard Could Save’ Memes On Twitter

Here are the top eleven #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave we found on Twitter.

07/02/2014

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Team USA May Have Lost In The World Cup, But Goalie Tim Howard Has Won The Internet

The United States men’s soccer team may have lost their spot in the World Cup Tuesday, but goalkeeper Tim Howard has won the internet.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/02/2014

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Belgium Knocks USA Out Of World Cup With 2-1 Victory In Extra Time

Belgium knocked the United States out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory in extra time.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2014

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5 Things To Know Before USA-Belgium World Cup Matchup

In what is perhaps the most anticipated game for the USA thus far in the 2014 World Cup, Belgium is the only thing standing in the way of a round of 8 spot and Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad.

06/30/2014

Landon Donovan #10 of Los Angeles Galaxy watches his goal with Raul Mendiola #40 during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at StubHub Center on May 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Galaxy’s Donovan Helps Gonzalez With World Cup Tips

Landon Donovan is still playing a role for the U.S. World Cup team: supporting defender Omar Gonzalez, his Los Angeles Galaxy teammate.

06/29/2014

Clint Dempsey of the United States works out during training at Sao Paulo FC on June 28, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

US, Belgium To Compete For Place In World Cup Quarters

Not exactly the kind of happy football that fans have enjoyed so far at the World Cup, but it’s the likely scenario for Tuesday’s second-round match between Belgium and the United States.

06/29/2014

Netherlands' forward Memphis Depay (R) and Mexico's midfielder Javier Aquino vie for the ball during a Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (credit: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Huntelaar’s Late Penalty Gives Dutch 2-1 World Cup Win Over Mexico

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.

06/29/2014

Netherlands' forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (R) shoots towards Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa during a Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (credit: AFP Photo/ Javier Soriano)

Following Monday’s Melee, LAPD Beefs Up Patrols For Mexico Vs. Netherlands World Cup Match

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.

06/29/2014

Colombia v Uruguay: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

James Rodriguez Scores Twice To Lead Colombia To Quarterfinals

With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry.

06/28/2014

Clint Dempsey of the United States competes for the ball with Per Mertesacker (L), Mats Hummels (2nd R) and Philipp Lahm of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014. (credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

U.S.-Germany Was 2nd-Highest Rated World Cup Game On ESPN

The United States’ 1-0 loss to Germany was the second-highest rated men’s World Cup match on ESPN’s networks despite the noon EDT kickoff.

06/27/2014

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#Trending In Entertainment: TRL Is Back, Tracy Morgan Is Recovering, And The Emmy’s Get PG-13

This week a piece of childhood nostalgia is coming back, the Daytime Emmy’s went PG-13, and there was some good news for one of our favorite comedians.

06/27/2014

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USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya

Alejandro Bedoya is a 27-year-old American player who is currently playing as an attacking midfielder or winger with French club Nantes and as a winger with the United States Men’s National Team.

06/27/2014

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