08:36 AM EDT 12/17/2014
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.
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.
Originally posted 06/23/2014 07:30AM
They were less than 30 seconds away.
The Americans were about to romp into the round of 16 at the World Cup, about to walk off with their first come-from-behind win at soccer's showcase. About to advance with a game to spare. About to win consecutive World Cup games for the first time since 1930.
But they wilted in the Amazon heat and humidity.
Silvestre Varela's goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo's cross 4½ minutes into five minutes of stoppage time gave Portugal a 2-2 tie Sunday on an exhausting night in the rainforest capital.
"It's tough, but it's just the way it goes," U.S. captain Clint Dempsey said. "We're Americans. I think we like to do things the hard way."
Originally posted 06/22/2014 05:00PM
Cristiano Ronaldo will play, and Portugal needs to win.
Originally posted 06/19/2014 10:45AM
Models, activists and Shakira's boyfriend round out a gallery of soccer studs
Originally posted 06/11/2014 09:30AM
Get ready to yell "Gooooooal." The FIFA World Cup is near.
Originally posted 04/25/2012 07:15AM
It's one of the most exclusive clubs, with Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears claiming membership. And now Kaka is joining their ranks.
Brailian soccer star Kaka (a.k.a., Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite) is the world's first athlete to reach 10 million followers on Twitter, making him only the sixteenth person to hit the high benchmark. He ranks right under Eminem (10.3 million followers) in the 10 Million Club, where Lady Gaga reigns supreme (with 23 million followers).
Originally posted 12/28/2011 05:05PM
Cristiano Ronaldo has taken a break from the soccer field for some time in the tropics.
The 26-year-old Real Madrid star has been vacationing at a beachside locale over the Christmas holiday and shared a special treat with fans on Tuesday.
"Today I had a great experience swimming with dolphins," he wrote on his WhoSay page. "It's amazing how they engage with us."
Originally posted 07/08/2010 10:55AM
Hello, Junior: Cristiano Ronaldo has named his his nearly month-old son – after himself.
The family of the hunky Portuguese soccer superstar tells the weekly Expresso that the baby, born June 17, is named Cristiano.
Ronaldo, 25, and his girlfriend, Russian model Irina Shayk, have been vacationing in New York as word has spread about the birth. The athlete announced the baby's arrival via Facebook and Twitter, neglecting to offer any word about the mother. His management company had no comment.
Expresso reports that little Cristiano weighed 9 lbs., 8 oz., and measured 21 in. at birth.
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