On Sunday at 3PM ET, the 22 best players over the past month will take the field and try to win their country a trophy and prove to the world that they are the best football club. Here are 7 things you need to know before Argentina and Germany take the pitch for which should be a hard fought battle.
To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
Catastrophic. Suffering. A Historic Humiliation. Those were just some of the apocalyptic headlines Brazilian publications used to describe the national soccer team’s 7-1 drubbing by Germany.
Germany reached the semifinals for a fourth straight World Cup by beating France 1-0 Friday in a cagey match settled by a first-half header from Mats Hummels.
Now that the U.S. has been knocked out of the World Cup, Americans need a new reason to drink.
Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.
Despite the huge crowds that watched the World Cup games at public venues in major cities all over the land, we have not become a soccer-mad country.
Fans lustily cheered, groaned and chanted “I believe,“ joining the chorus sung all over the country. But they didn’t just “believe that we will win.” No, they also believed that soccer has arrived.
Tim Howard did his best to keep the Belgians at bay, deflecting shot after shot. He kept the game scoreless until it went into extra time, but fans were dejected as Team USA went on to lose.
The next move is yours, Joe Six-Pack. This soccer thing ain’t going anywhere, so you might as well accept it.
Don’t have a ticket to Brazil? Lucky for you, New York City bars and restaurants will be filled with fellow fans with World Cup spirit from June 12 to July 13. Whether you’re rooting for Italy, Argentina or the U.S. (or any of the other countries playing for the win) there’s a spot for you to cheer, drink and celebrate.
Millions of soccer fans have been in the heat of World Cup fever lately, and it has turned out to be big business for restaurants and bars in the city.
Alejandro Bedoya is a 27-year-old American player who is currently playing as an attacking midfielder or winger with French club Nantes and as a winger with the United States Men’s National Team.
Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing.
With his mouth doing most of the talking thus far, let’s look at the many faces of Jurgen Klinsmann and get to know the USMNT’s head soccer coach a little bit better …