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Tim Howard: Tourette's Sufferer and All-Time Great

...and Secretary of Defense, apparently?

(Newser) - The US may have been eliminated yesterday , but instead of mourning, many fans are today toasting a heroic performance from Tim Howard, who set a World Cup record with 16 saves—the previous record was 13. Howard's now-undisputed status as the greatest US goalkeeper ever is all the more... More »

Should the US Be Faking More Soccer Injuries?

We're among the few teams that avoid the practice: Sam Borden

(Newser) - If you've been watching the World Cup, you've surely seen some players howling in apparent pain; perhaps you caught Frederico Chaves Guedes of Brazil topple downward, wailing, after his shoulder was touched by an opposing player. Such exaggerated "flopping," which draws the ref's attention to... More »

US Dumps Mexico in Raucous Win, Heads to World Cup

Yet another victory in Columbus buys ticket to Brazil

(Newser) - The US is going to its seventh straight World Cup after beating archrivals Mexico 2-0 in Columbus, Ohio—the same venue where the Americans won 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers in 2001, 2005, and 2009. Chants from the raucous capacity crowd included "Dos a cero," "This is... More »

US Scores First-Ever Soccer Win in Mexico

Men's team makes history with 1-0 win in Mexico City

(Newser) - The US men's soccer team stunned Mexico Wednesday night by beating them on their home turf for the first time. Going into the game at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, one of the game's most intimidating and highest-altitude arenas, America's record against Mexico in 75 years of... More »

US Soccer Team Keeps up with the Big Boys

American players show flashes of brilliance in 4-2 loss against Brazil

(Newser) - Despite a lopsided 4-2 score, the American men's soccer team played Brazil hard in an exhibition match at Chicago's Soldier Field. Carlos Bocanegra struck first in the 23rd minute, and Clint Dempsey's opposite-post goal tied the score 2-2 in the 73rd. Brazilian phenom Ronaldinho gave Brazil the go-ahead score two... More »

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