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What the US Men's Soccer Team Has Taught America

Kevin Siskar | Posted 09.14.2014 | Sports
Kevin Siskar

When Landon Donovan lead the American Outlaws on their 2010 run in the World Cup people were paying attention but it was mainly just soccer enthusiasts watching. It appears now though, that the excitement of the 2010 World Cup set the framework for soccer to grow over the last four years.

No More Football?

Jackie Townsend | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

The Final is here. And you know what that means. It's almost over. Forget who wins or loses. Who has won or lost. On July 14, the football lover in your life will fall into a state of deep depression.

Cuba's Football Hangover

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Gone is the last game, the German goal, Götze's hands raising the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Some of the excitement remains, it's true, but the roar that ran through Havana when the ball entered the goal in Rio De Janeiro or Sal Paulo is now just a memory.

Mind Control Rays Are Switched Off -- Americans Can Return to Ignoring Soccer

Spencer Green | Posted 09.13.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Moments after Germany's 1-0 World Cup victory over Argentina, the international mind control rays aimed at the United States were officially turned off, allowing millions of Americans to once again ignore soccer as usual.

The World Cup Final Was The Most Watched Soccer Game In U.S. History

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the Uni...

Why Shakira Owes The World Cup So Much

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparing to perform at her third World Cup, pop star Shakira says she thanks football for changing her life. Shakira says sh...

Qatari Labor Report Offers Solutions But Is Unlikely to Reduce Pressure on World Cup Host

James Dorsey | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
James Dorsey

A long-awaited Qatar Foundation report recommends a radical overhaul of the labor recruitment system in Asian labor exporting countries as well as the Gulf state that expects to host the 2022 World Cup. The report, however, stops short of calling for the abolition of Qatar's widely criticized kafala or sponsorship system.

Lebron, Brazil, and Legacy

David Sable | Posted 09.13.2014 | Media
David Sable

In an always-on digital world, we have the two-edged sword of our "legacy cement" constantly being poured...hero to zero and back again before it dries.

Your Burning Questions About The World Cup Answered

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

After weeks of wonder goals, GIF roundups and post-game selfies, the World Cup frenzy has drawn to a close. If you're new to the sport (or even if...

WATCH: Station Interrupts Final Minutes Of World Cup For Tornado Warning

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports

A local news station's decision to interrupt Sunday's World Cup final for a severe weather update has left the station weathering a storm of its own. ...

WATCH: 'My Team Lost!'

Brad Yates | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Well, the World Cup has finally come to a close... and I can start focusing on work again. While many are rejoicing, many are also licking their wou...

Rihanna Had The Best Time Ever At The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment

If there's one thing that can be said about Rihanna, it's that the girl knows how to have a good time. Rihanna headed to the World Cup at the Mara...

Brazilians Celebrate 'Most Congenial Nation' Award at World Cup

Kipp Friedman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

Indeed, many in the soccer-crazed nation of over 202 million said the Most Congenial Nation award was a necessary first step in a long healing process.

World Cup Over, Now What?

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Rutendo Nyamuda

The top player wins a Golden Ball, the top goalie gets the Golden Glove and the top commentator should get a Golden Mic because, WOW, they can talk for days. And the thing is they sound so excited.

World Cup Celebration Marred By Violence In Buenos Aires

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's national team was welcomed home Monday by thousands of fans celebrating its gutsy performance in the Worl...

Brazil Coach OUT

AP | By TALES AZZONI | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Mon...

Police Use Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets In Argentina After World Cup Final Loss

AP | By LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's national team was welcomed home Monday by thousands of fans celebrating its gutsy performance in the Worl...

The Winners of World Cup 2014

Jim Joseph | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports
Jim Joseph

Clearly the big winner of World Cup 2014 was Germany; a source of great pride for the fans and the country. But there were a few other winners from the event that have earned more than a little recognition as well.

The World Financial Cup

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Germany represents everything that's wrong with the world financial system. Argentina is the epic case of countries whose economies are screwed by policies championed by Germany -- and unfortunately by the United States as well.

The World Cup Winners Selfie Is The Best Ever

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

Lukas Podolski captured all the euphoria and camaraderie of winning the World Cup with what may be the perfect selfie. The Germany forward, who did no...

LeBron Got Video Of The World Cup Final Pitch Invader

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

LeBron James found himself in an unusual position during the World Cup final: The four-time NBA MVP was a spectator. Based on his tweets from Estadio ...

Germany Wins World Cup

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports

There was magic in the decisive moment of the World Cup final, but it didn't belong to Lionel Messi. It was instead conjured by a pair of Germany subs...

LIVE: World Cup Final

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports

This is it. All games at the 2014 World Cup have been played but one. For the third time in World Cup history, Argentina and Germany will meet in the ...

Germany Looking To Make History With World Cup Title

AP | NESHA STARCEVIC | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sund...

Argentina Fans Dream About World Cup Trophy

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Soccer-obsessed Argentines awoke to the sound of banging drums and a sea of national flags waving from buildings, sti...