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Germany Sends France Out Of World Cup

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports

The first spot in the semifinals at the 2014 World Cup was sealed by the team that has become a regular in the final foursome: Germany Germany def...

Brazil's Passion Trumped Logic -- And That's a Good Thing

Suraj Patel | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports
Suraj Patel

t's hard to think that Russia, or Qatar, or frankly anywhere could match that atmosphere.

LIVE: France vs. Germany

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports

France vs. Germany...

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.

The Beautiful Diversity Of The World Cup

Edward Telles | Posted 09.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Edward Telles

Like the NBA's San Antonio Spurs revealed in the NBA finals, diversity in sports represents the welcome face of globalization. For World Cup fans, that diversity has been nowhere greater than in the composition of the Latin American teams.

5 Ways the World Cup Resembles Global Trade

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.02.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

During the second half of June, the U.S. seemed to catch World Cup fever to an unprecedented degree. The combination of a competitive U.S. team, a gen...

'I Believe That We Will Win!'

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The changing American demographics favor soccer's emergence as a major sporting activity. But for professional men's soccer in America to succeed, it will have to overcome the current saturation of the public's sports attention span.

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 ...

Future of Soccer in the US

Stephen Palacios | Posted 09.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

My 15-year-old son called last night from Costa Rica where he is spending two weeks. Lucky for him, his visit coincided with Costa Rica beating Greece in the World Cup. He described how everyone was glued to the set, shaking, crying and ultimately exploding in joy.

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...

If Soccer Parents Ran the World Cup

Greg Schwem | Posted 09.01.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

FIFA, I've read the World Cup rule book. Save yourself future agony and consider making the following changes, preferably immediately, but at least before the 2018 tournament commences.

Even Just to Celebrate Our Differences: Why We Still Need Sports to Make Peace

Meicen Sun | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Meicen Sun

To many of my friends in the U.S., sports often entail beer on a Sunday night. To some in Africa, it might mean making and playing with a football made from plastic bags. But this is exactly how sports unite by highlighting commonality among those who are otherwise very different.

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...

5 Lessons Learned From America's Run at World Cup 2014

Ko Im | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Ko Im

The U.S. men's national soccer team got knocked out, but their play on the world stage will not be forgotten. Here is a handful of takeaway principles for life off the fiel.

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...

These 'Soccer Fans' Don't Know What They're Talking About

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.02.2014 | Comedy

Landon Donovan was very publicly left off the U.S. soccer team for the 2014 World Cup, but you wouldn't know that from talking with people on Hollywoo...

Noooo! U.S. Misses Golden Chance For Win

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

For a moment, the ball was all right there for Chris Wondolowski. Then it was gone, sailing high over the crossbar. Along with it went the United Stat...

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.