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Fans of the United States watch the U.S. game versus Belgium on a projected screen under the Manhattan Bridge on July 1, 2014 in Dumbo. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dyer: I Believe That — I Believe That — I Believe That Soccer Is Only Going Up

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.

07/02/2014

United States fans cheer in the rain prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dyer: Soccer Has FINALLY Arrived In The U.S., And It’s Time To Accept It

The next move is yours, Joe Six-Pack. This soccer thing ain’t going anywhere, so you might as well accept it.

07/01/2014

World Cup fans at Legends Bar in New York City on June 26, 2014. (credit: Weijia Jiang/CBS 2)

World Cup Fever Sweeps NYC As Fans Watch USA’s 1-0 Loss To Germany

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.

06/26/2014

FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Responds To U.S. Team, Gives State Workers Long Lunch Break

Cuomo’s letter came in response to a series of tweets from the U.S. team and coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who wrote a letter of their own imploring America’s bosses to give their workers the day off.

06/26/2014

(L-R) Geoff Cameron, Kyle Beckerman and Michael Bradley of the United States work out during training at Arena Pernambuco on June 25, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Storylines Abound In Critical USA-Germany World Cup Match

While the Germans had four off days between matches, the U.S. had only three. And teams are 0-4 after games in the steamy Amazon rainforest capital of Manaus, where the Americans played Sunday night.

06/26/2014

People walk in the rain as cars are stuck in traffic in Recife ahead of the Group G soccer match between the U.S. and Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014. (Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Flooded Streets Mar Route To Stadium For U.S.-Germany

U.S. players have their work cut out for them Thursday. So do fans and the media, who have to make their way to Arena Pernambuco amid downpours and flooded roads.

06/26/2014

U.S. Soccer permission slip (Twitter/@ussoccer)

How ‘Bout It, Boss? U.S. Squad Tweets Permission Slip For Fans To Skip Work

Memo to bosses around the country: Thursday may not be a banner day for productivity. Especially between noon and, say, 2 p.m.

06/26/2014

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann works out with the reserves at Sao Paulo FC on June 23, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Instead Of Breather, U.S. Contemplates Scenarios To Advance At World Cup

With its heartbreaking draw against Portugal on Sunday, the U.S. created a World Cup math puzzle for fans back in America.

06/24/2014

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

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

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

U.S. defender John Brooks celebrates after scoring during a Group G match against Ghana at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. (Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

WATCH: U.S. Fans Go Bonkers As World Cup Fever Infects Red Bull Arena

On Monday, the U.S. national team gave fans quite a show back home, where World Cup fever seems to finally be catching on.

06/17/2014

Jurgen Klinsmann speaks with the U.S. team during training at Estadio das Dunas on June 15, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

U.S. Out To Prove Itself In World Cup Rematch Against Ghana

Ghana beat the Americans by identical 2-1 scores in the final group-stage game at Germany in 2006 and in the second round at South Africa four years ago.

06/16/2014

John Brooks of the USA, in action against Ukraine at Antonis Papadopoulos stadium on March 5, 2014 in Larnaca, Cyprus. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images)

U.S. Men’s Soccer Unveils World Cup Road Kit

After unveiling a plain white home jersey for the World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation is going with a colorful red-white-and-blue design for its road uniform.

04/01/2014

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