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MLS: New England Sidelined by Weather Delay

July 10, 2014 An unpaved parking lot next to Philadelphia’s PPL Park wrought unexpected havok on Tuesday’s Open Cup quarterfinal between the Union and New England Revolution: when high winds kicked up dust and carried it into the stadium, the game was delayed for an hour while players and fans scrambled for cover. When play resumed, after the…

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2014 World Cup Semifinal: Germany Crush Brazil 7-1 to Book a Spot in the Final

July 9, 2014

here Brazil’s samba train came to a screeching halt at the semifinals of the World Cup as Germany broke several records on its way to a 7-1 triumph over the tournament hosts—the highest tally of goals in a World Cup semifinal. While playing at home is regarded as a psychological advantage, without talisman and national treasure,…

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World Cup Round Up: Final Four Nations Emerge

July 8, 2014

The World Cup Quarter Finals produced four closely matched contests over the weekend. Brazil edged past Columbia 2-1 in a thrilling encounter on Friday. David Luiz looked to have sealed the win when he put Brazil 2-0 ahead. But James Rodríguez pulled a goal back with ten minutes left on the clock to set up…

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Major League Soccer: TFC Douse the Fire

July 3, 2014

Chicago welcomed Toronto FC to Toyota Park with rainy conditions and a muddy pitch on Wednesday evening. Toronto FC, who went into the game on a four-game unbeaten streak (two wins and two draws), looked the stronger side in the first half, even after losing Luke Moore 28 minutes in, to a red card for…

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

June 30, 2014

Four matches in to the Round of 16 Come-from-behind victories and penalty shootouts—at last, we have reached the merciless knockout stage of the World Cup where favourites and underdogs alike have a single match to make their mark and stay in the competition, or go home. Seeing strong representation from South America is sure to…

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