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World Cup 2014

Obama Addresses White House Petition To Make Tim Howard Secretary Of Defense

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama congratulated the U.S. men's soccer team "who represented America so well the last few weeks" at the 2014 World Cup, and gave a...

The Meaning Behind Colombia's World Cup Dance

Michelle O'Berg Figueroa | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Michelle O'Berg Figueroa

"Goal-scoring salsa" is the new dance move created by the Colombian national soccer team.

Thanks to Jürgen Klinsmann, US Soccer Is America's Team

Bill George | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Bill George

The future of soccer is brighter this summer. For the first time we can say with confidence that professional soccer is here to stay, and that Klinsmann's troops have become America's Team.

The Cup Overfloweth

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Leonard Slatkin

Most level-headed folks know that Ann Coulter is constantly baiting her readership, and it is very possible that her remarks about soccer were meant as satirical commentary. But it did cause me to wonder why more Americans seem drawn to soccer these days.

Chuck Hagel Thanks 'Secretary Of Defense' Tim Howard For Heroic World Cup Performance

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

From one secretary of defense to another, job well done. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel phoned U.S. keeper Tim Howard on Wednesday to thank him for ...

Huge Ratings For U.S.-Belgium Game

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 2 about how many people followed the World Cup, The Associated Press erroneously reported the source of data on the ...

Here's What Everyone Who Doesn't Care About Soccer Is Thinking During The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick & Amanda Scherker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports

For nearly four placid years at a time, Americans who don't care about soccer peacefully coexist with soccer fans, joining together in harmony for foo...

The Debate Is Over: Soccer Wives And Girlfriends Win

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

Yes, male athletes tend to have gorgeous partners but we think we may finally be able to end the debate as to which sport has the best looking wives a...

Fertility and the World Cup in Haiti

Anick Supplice Dupuy | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Anick Supplice Dupuy

In order to bring down our birth rate and increase the choices for women, we have to tackle male attitudes. The challenge we face is how to get men to be as interested in women's health issues as they are in soccer.

Tim Howard's Yearbook Quote Is Amazingly Perfect

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

Tim Howard is a national treasure. And judging by his high school yearbook quote, the goalkeeper of the U.S. Men's National Team knew he was headed...

Sure, World Cup Soccer Players Are Hot, But What Happens When You Add Puppies And Kids? This.

The Huffington Post | Jenna Rak | Posted 07.17.2014 | Sports

Because there's more to these attractive men than their good looks. But... also their good looks.

USA Soccer Gave Us More Than Just Goals To Cheer About

Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

American sports fans have a tendency to rally around grit, teamwork and hustle. We like teams that fight and claw even when the chips are down. That was the beauty of Team USA 2014 at the World Cup. Lacking a superstar other than it's goalie Tim Howard, the feisty American side personified what we so desperately hoped it would. And yet, it didn't matter if you were a soccer fan or even a sports fan this time around.

Soccer Star Credits God For Giving Him The 'Gift Of Athleticism'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion

Even with Team USA's loss against Belgium on Tuesday, American goalie Tim Howard stole the show with a record 16 saves. Fans crushed by the defeat fou...

World Cup Photo Diary: Visit to El Cristo

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

I had the most amazing experience over the weekend -- we took a helicopter tour of El Cristo. The views were fantastic and it's a part of the trip I w...

A Beautiful Sickness: America's Soccer Fever

Joe Singh | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports
Joe Singh

It is no longer the case that the lowest common denominator is the only segment of the population that gets what they want. ESPN can attest to this; the U.S.-Germany tilt had more viewers watching on streaming media than the Super Bowl.

The Sad Fun of the FIFA Fan Fest

Natalia Viana | Posted 07.01.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Forty years on, the valley is not for everyone anymore. As with everything else in the mega event, the FIFA Fan Fest thrives in the concept of a VIP space, where people are left out if they're not inside avidly consuming. That's the concept of a city that FIFA is promoting. It's like it's crying out loudly over and over again: "No, this is not a public space -- and the World Cup is definitely not a public event."

Even Obama Stopped Working To Watch The U.S. Play In The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

It seemed like everyone in America stopped working to watch the U.S. play Belgium in the World Cup on Tuesday -- even President Barack Obama. Reute...

LIVE: USA vs. Belgium

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Belgium vs. USA...

Chilean Striker Will Always Be Reminded Of His Brutal Missed Shot Against Brazil

Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Chilean striker Mauricio Pinilla was very, very close to scoring a last-minute, go-ahead goal in stoppage time during a Round of 16 World Cup match ag...

Using Soccer to Reverse Violence Against Women

Ann DeMarle | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Ann DeMarle

Just beyond the pitch, the international sport of soccer is being used to reverse the epidemic of inequality and violence against women and girls.

U.S. Victory Over Belgium? These Politicians Want To Bet On It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Trash-talking between Belgium and the United States reached new heights ahead of Tuesday's World Cup match between the two teams. And by "heights" we ...

This Is How Much The World Cup Is Costing American Businesses

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Americans have World Cup fever, and it's getting pretty costly. Tuesday's U.S. vs. Belgium match at 4 p.m. EST will likely strike a pricey blow to...

World Cup Fervor Shows How USA Has Assimilated to Immigrant Cultures

Andres T. Tapia | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Andres T. Tapia

After nearly a century of fierce and condescending resistance, mainstream American culture has caught World Cup fever and is now just as infected as the rest of the world.

How Belgium Is Making Fun Of Team USA On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

We've all seen the jokes about waffles and Belgium's dysfunctional political system ahead of this afternoon's World Cup game. But the Belgians, too, a...

5 Bizarre Belgian Insults To Know So You Can Yell At The World Cup

Posted 07.01.2014 | World

Every four years The World Cup gives countries from across the globe a chance to learn about each others rich cultures, and then hate on them when the...