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WATCH: 8-Year-Old Soccer Prodigy Schools The Competition

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports

We know little about this soccer prodigy, except that he's said to be 8 years old. But there's one thing we can say for sure: This kid has moves --...

10 Reasons I Love Fútbol (That's Soccer, for Ya'll Americans)

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2014 | Sports
Maria Rodale

I'm not going to dwell on why I don't find the big four U.S. sports appealing (football: boring; baseball: even more boring; basketball: the shorts and bad gym smells; hockey: too cold). Instead, I'll focus on what I absolutely love about soccer.

Lebron James vs. the World

Susie Sampson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Lebron's return to Ohio was far more important then literally the one thing the REST OF THE WORLD cares most about: soccer (futbol). Gotta love 'murica;)

Retiring Overseas And Enjoying 'Futbol' Instead Of 'Football'

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A funny thing happened recently at one of the local watering holes in our little Ecuadorian town. A bunch of Yanks gathered around the television to watch something other than basketball, baseball, or American football.

Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

So much in American life these days doesn't work. But soccer does work -- magnificently. I am not looking forward to returning to dysfunction and snafu.

What the US Men's Soccer Team Has Taught America

Kevin Siskar | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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.

Here's One More Taste Of Insane World Cup Fandom Before Sunday's Final

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The spectrum of adjectives to describe this World Cup is wide, but stays within one singular emotion: excitement. From penalty kicks to amazing saves ...

Let's Talk About Fútbol

Axel Schlossberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Axel Schlossberg

Let's talk about futbol, or soccer, call it as you wish. It is the sport and not the name that brings people together.

Fire Klinsmann. Hire Donovan.

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports
James Marshall Crotty

Let's step back and do a reality check for a moment, shall we? We like to think we are good at that here in America. So, here's the mea culpa about the U.S. performance at the FIFA 2014 World Cup.

FIFA Fervor in Colombia

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports
Deborah Schoeberlein

These are precious days precious in Colombia, where hope and glory at the FIFA World Cup are transforming national identity. You can't help but notice the combination of passion, patriotism and "team spirit" that bonds people to each other.

Ann Coulter Reminds Us That Only Asshats Hate Soccer For No Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Paige Lavender | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter is known for her questionable, often offensive rants, but her latest tirade is pure trolling of soccer fans everywhere...

During This World Cup, Root for the Underdog -- FIFA's Armadillo Mascot

OnEarth | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green
OnEarth

Symbols can be valuable tools, but when Fuleco is facing a sudden death match against habitat loss -- in a region with a deforestation rate of 0.7 percent a year, one of the highest in the world -- money talks.

Will the World Cup Boost US Soccer Popularity?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Will the excitement over the first round victory by the U.S. and its continued success be a game-changer for the future of the MLS?

Is the World Cup Ready for Primetime With U.S. Hispanics?

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
Cesar M. Melgoza

Does football's grip on our nation's collective heart wane a bit as another type of fútbol grips the nation through the World Cup?

Everything You've Heard About The World Cup Is Wrong

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy

The protests and problems surrounding the World Cup have been widely publicized, so Brazil's "director of PR" for the event appeared on "Conan" to set...

Play Is in Our DNA

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Just as every cell in your body contains the DNA of a whole new you and complete new life, every strand of DNA in every cell of every other living thing contains in it a fresh start and a new beginning.

World Cup More Than a Game for Dilma Rousseff

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

For the sake of Dilma's political ambitions later this year, Brazil's luck had better continue. Voters will head to the polls on October 5 to decide whether she deserves another term in office, and a poor showing on the international stage could hurt her chances.

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

ARVD: My Gift

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

If it could happen to a professional athlete, it could happen to me. I called the cardiologist the very next day and I was scheduled to have my ICD implanted.

An Actor Who Makes Me Hear Stradivarius and See Mark Rothko

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's difficult to think about any other American actor whose premature death created such an avalanche of tributes to his unique talent. Philip Seym...

Beyond Soccer: Evolving the Game for Social Impact

Santiago Halty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Santiago Halty

Besides allowing millions of boys and girls across the U.S.A. to make friends, learn new leadership skills and stay healthy, can soccer also be leveraged to tackle some of the current most important social problems?

Amazing Soccer Dog Is Goalkeeper's Worst Enemy

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.09.2013 | Good News

Dogs may be man's best friend, but they're a goalkeeper's worst enemy. In this Argentinian five-on-five soccer game, the dog came out the winner wh...

WATCH: Gerard Piqué Makes Little Boy Cry... In A Good Way

Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

What may have only been a dirty training shirt for Barcelona soccer player Gerard Piqué meant much more for one lucky little fan. Following an in...

A Tale of Two Brazils: The Protester and the Champion

Daniel Pena | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports
Daniel Pena

Brazil's story in the 21st century is playing out every day in today's streets, in today's news, in Brazilian homes, on Brazilian soccer pitches. Every nation's story is the story of its people. This is why the narrative of samba, soccer and Carnival are so appealing to soccer spectator looking on.