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2014 World Cup: Four Reasons Why Mexico Can Beat The Netherlands

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2014 World Cup: Four Reasons Why Mexico Can Beat The Netherlands

After having done well in Group A play at the 2014 World Cup, Mexico is feeling very good about its chances of winning in their Round of 16 game against the Netherlands. And why shouldn’t they as they only finished second in group play to Brazil because of goal differential as both earned 7 points […]

Who Should Start In Midfield For Mexico On Sunday?

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Who Should Start In Midfield For Mexico On Sunday?

One of the few, if only negatives, from Mexico defeating Croatia 3-1 on Monday night in their final Group A game at the 2014 World Cup was that holding midfielder Jose Juan Vasquez picked up his second yellow card booking. As a result will miss out on the Round of 16 game against the Netherlands on Sunday. The play of Vasquez in that holding midfield role has been nothing […]

2014 World Cup Group G Preview: USA vs. Germany

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2014 World Cup Group G Preview: USA vs. Germany

With just one game to play for each team in Group G, a group labeled the “Group of Death” by many, the United States and Germany are in prime position to make it to the next round. With a tie, both teams will be through to the knockout stages, but both the German squad and […]

Luis Suarez: Excessive Punishment For Uruguayan After Biting Incident Would Be Huge Mistake

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Luis Suarez: Excessive Punishment For Uruguayan After Biting Incident Would Be Huge Mistake

If you have access to the internet at all, you must have seen some type of replay of Liverpool and Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in their Group D match-up of the 2014 World Cup. Immediately after it happened, cries for a life time ban and other excessive punishment ensued on […]

Heartbreak in Manaus for United States Men’s National Team

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Heartbreak in Manaus for United States Men’s National Team

When the draw for the 2014 World Cup was announced in December 2013, nobody gave the Unites States Men’s National Team a chance to advance from Group G, the so called “Group of Death.” (Other groups are arguably tougher than Group G to advance out of.) If I would have told you that after two matches the USMNT […]

2014 World Cup: 5 Takeaways from Mexico vs Croatia

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2014 World Cup: 5 Takeaways from Mexico vs Croatia

Coming into their third and final Group A game at the 2014 World Cup, Mexico were in a position which all teams want to be in headed into the third and final group stage game. That position is that they controlled their own destiny in being able to qualify into the knockout round(s), as all […]

2014 World Cup: Costa Rica Becomes First CONCACAF Team to Advance to Knockout Rounds

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2014 World Cup: Costa Rica Becomes First CONCACAF Team to Advance to Knockout Rounds

On Friday, Costa Rica became the first team from CONCACAF to advance to the knockout rounds. I’d be lying if I told you I thought they would win a single game,, yet alone advance from the Group D — a group also known as the Group of Champions. How did they do it? In their […]

2014 FIFA World Cup: England Starting XI Instant Analysis

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2014 FIFA World Cup: England Starting XI Instant Analysis

According to sources across the pond, Roy Hodgson has released his starting lineup for England‘s must-win match win Uruguay today. It is an unchanged side from the Three Lions 2-1 loss to Italy last Saturday in Manaus. ENGLAND STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart Glen Johnson — Phil Jagielka — Gary Cahill — Leighton Baines Steven […]

2014 World Cup: Mark Geiger Lone Bright Spot for Referees

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2014 World Cup: Mark Geiger Lone Bright Spot for Referees

We are seven days into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. There have been a few surprises so far in this year’s tournament. There also have been some lowlights in the tournament as well. One of those low lights being the refereeing in the tournament. So far Mark Geiger of MLS has been one of the better referees in World Cup. Mark Geiger, […]

2014 World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Injury Would Be Detrimetal to USMNT Chances Against Portugal

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2014 World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Injury Would Be Detrimetal to USMNT Chances Against Portugal

With unconfirmed rumors of current holder of the Ballon d’Or – the award for the best soccer player in the world for those of you just catching World Cup fever – Cristiano Ronaldo injury coulad cause him to miss out on the rest of the 2014 World Cup, U.S. Men’s National Team fans are rejoicing. […]