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Team USA's Top World Cup Scorer Retires

Landon Donovan Retires from Professional Soccer

Originally posted 08/07/2014 05:45PM

Landon Donovan has decided to retire from professional soccer.

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Inside USA Goalie Tim Howard's Academy for Teens with Tourette's

World Cup Star Tim Howard Helps Teens Who Have Tourette Syndrome – Just Like Him

Originally posted 08/06/2014 05:00PM

When soccer star Tim Howard agreed to partner with New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome six months ago, he didn't know that he would capture the attention of the nation with 16 saves at the World Cup, thrusting the disorder into the spotlight and inspiring his very own internet meme, #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave. But he couldn't be happier.

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Germany Wins the World Cup! How the Stars Are Celebrating

Rihanna & More Stars React to Germany Winning the World Cup

Originally posted 07/13/2014 06:00PM

After a mostly scoreless game that kept spectators on the edge of their seats, Germany bested Argentina 1-0 to win the 2014 World Cup.

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See Brazil Fans in Shock and Despair After World Cup Loss (PHOTOS)

UpdatePosted 07/09/2014 03:05PM

See Brazil Fans in Shock and Despair After World Cup Loss (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 07/09/2014 02:20PM

It wasn't just a bad dream. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal.

The country's leading soccer publication stated simply: "A day to forget."

"It was the most shameful performance of all times," said Almir Rogelio, 32, who was waiting at a newspaper stand for a friend. "I honestly woke up and didn't even want to remember what happened."

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President Obama Congratulates Team USA Soccer Stars: 'You Guys Did Us Proud'

'You Guys Did Us Proud': See President Obama Congratulate Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey

Originally posted 07/03/2014 11:15AM

U.S.A. Soccer goalie Tim Howard might not be the Secretary of Defense any longer, but the World Cup hero still got to experience the thrill of a cabinet meeting Wednesday when he received a congratulatory call from President Barack Obama.

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How Tim Howard Became the Internet's Favorite Goalie

UpdatePosted 07/02/2014 12:50PM

How Tim Howard Became the Internet's Favorite Goalie

Originally posted 07/02/2014 12:05PM

If you're just looking at the scores, the United States' World Cup journey was a slow slide of disappointment: a win, then a draw, then a 1-0 loss, then finally a 2-1 loss to Belgium that knocked them out of the tournament in the Round of 16.

But that view doesn't quite tell the full story of the Americans' run through the World Cup, as an underdog team emerged from the Group of Death and hordes of passionate fans put lie to the old saying that the U.S. doesn't care about soccer. Even in defeat the American side earned the respect of soccer fans the world over, scoring a late goal in extra time and finding a national hero in goalie Tim Howard, whose valiant defense kept competitive what should have been a rout.

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PHOTOS: World Cup Soccer Stars and Their Celebrity Twins

UpdatePosted 07/01/2014 03:00PM

World Cup Soccer Stars and Their Celebrity Twins

Originally posted 07/01/2014 11:15AM

World Cup fever has got its hold on the globe, creating an outbreak of crazed patriotism in every sports fan it touches. Americans are stocking up on their soccer know-how, and, as a result, are learning about all the hunky footballers who make up each country's team.

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Waffle House Urges Boycott of Belgian Waffles During World Cup

UpdatePosted 07/01/2014 12:30PM

Waffle House Urges Boycott of Belgian Waffles During World Cup

Originally posted 07/01/2014 11:30AM

World Cup fever has gripped the U.S., reaching into even the isolated heart of regional waffle chain Waffle House: The primarily Southern restaurant group has launched a campaign to boycott Belgian waffles as the U.S. prepares to play Belgium Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 06/30/2014 07:00AM

The Solo Batik Carnival in Indonesia, the Glastonbury Festival and more breathtaking images from around the globe

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The 6 Burning World Cup Questions Everyone Was Searching for on Google During the USA vs GER Game

UpdatePosted 06/26/2014 07:15PM

The 6 Burning World Cup Questions Everyone Was Searching for on Google During the USA vs GER Game

Originally posted 06/26/2014 06:25PM

American fans came out in full force, star-spangled banners waving, to support Team USA in the game against Germany on Thursday. Unfortunately, Clint Dempsey and co. didn't manage to best the competition, losing the match 1-0.

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