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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.

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...

FIFA Official 'Amazed' By World Cup Drunkenness

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA's number two official has said he's "amazed" by the levels of drunkenness in Brazil's World Cup stadiums, reviving a deba...

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.

It's Time To Start Calling Soccer One Of The Five Major Sports In America

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.31.2014 | Sports
Larry Atkins

Soccer haters should get a red card. Clearly, the sport is emerging in this country.

U.S. Goalie Makes Astonishing Feat

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Tuesday's World Cup match ended in a heartbreaking loss for the U.S. Men's team, but they had at least one accomplishment to brag about. Goalkeeper...

U.S. Out Of World Cup In 'Heartbreaking' Extra Time Defeat

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports

There was no surrender from the United States. But there would be no victory either in its final appearance at the 2014 World Cup. Belgium overcam...

Nearly 30,000 Skipped Work To Watch The World Cup Together

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

By now, American soccer fans have probably grown pretty good at making up excuses why they're not at work during the World Cup's prime time games. ...

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...