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Tim Howard of the United States looks on in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Keidel: World Cup Runneth Over

You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.

07/03/2014

Ghana midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari plays against Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghana Chaos: Muntari, Boateng Thrown Off World Cup Squad

Ghana has thrown Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng off its World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons, plunging the team into further turmoil ahead of Thursday’s match.

06/26/2014

(L) Jermaine Jones of the United States (credit: Christopher Lee/Getty Images), (R) Darnell Dockett #90 of the Arizona Cardinals (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

7 Darnell Dockett World Cup Tweets That Ask The Important Questions

While Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett is no soccer aficionado, he really takes a deep look into the 2014 World Cup by asking the important USMNT related questions.

06/23/2014

Jurgen Klinsmann gestures during the United States' match against Portugal at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 22, 2014. (Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

No Conspiracy: Klinsmann Says U.S. Wants Win, Not Draw, Against Germany

The conspiracy theorists are out in full force: Would the United States and Germany try to play to a tie Thursday that would guarantee World Cup advancement to both nations?

06/23/2014

U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard acknowledges the fans after a 2-2 draw in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match against Portugal on June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Despite Heartbreaker, U.S. In Good Position To Advance At World Cup

Soccer can sometimes be the cruelest of sports. In the blink of an eye, everything changed for a U.S. team that had seemingly punched its ticket to the knockout stage.

06/23/2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22:  American fans react as Portugal scores a last-minute goal to tie the U.S. 2-2 while watching a video broadcast at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Portugal Ties U.S. On Late Varela Goal

Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross on the game’s last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie Sunday on an exhausting night in the rainforest capital.

06/22/2014

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo stretches with the help of a staff member during a training session at the team's base camp in Campinas during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 20, 2014. (Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)

Portugal’s Ronaldo Prepares For U.S. Wearing Knee Brace

Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his left knee Friday as his Portugal team held its final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the U.S.

06/20/2014

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6 Animal Look-alikes Of The World Cup

The players and coaches have been channeling their inner spiritual animal this year.

06/19/2014

An injured Jozy Altidore of the United States lies on the field during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G match against Ghana at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

U.S. Star Altidore To Miss World Cup Match Against Portugal

U.S. team spokesman Michael Kammarman did not reveal the severity of the injury but said the Americans were hopeful Jozy Altidore can return at some point during the tournament.

06/19/2014

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal leaves the field with an ice pack bandaged on his left knee after a training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Portugal Teammate Says Ronaldo ‘100 Percent Fit’ For U.S. Matchup In World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during the day’s earlier training session, once again raising concerns about the world player of the year’s fitness.

06/19/2014

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U.S. Turns Attention To Portugal As World Cup Fever Hits Home

Players hope to become the first American team to win consecutive World Cup games since a 2-0 start at the very first tournament in 1930.

06/18/2014

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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

USA Draws ‘Group Of Death’ At 2014 World Cup Draw

The United States will play Germany, Portugal and Ghana in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil.

12/06/2013

Our Lady Of Fatima (credit: CBS 2)

Our Lady of Fatima Begins Pilgrimage Through New Jersey

It is a symbolic statue crafted out of an image of the Virgin Mary. Her vision appeared before three children in Fatima, Portugal 65 years ago. She is said to have visited them once a month for six consecutive months.

06/05/2012

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie Meets With Portuguese Ambassador To US

The meeting came as two separate cases involving fugitives with ties to both New Jersey and Portugal are being fought over in U.S. and Portuguese courts.

01/20/2012

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