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Bring on Belgium!

Breaking down the keys to today's game

(Newser) - The US may have backed into the Round of 16, but confidence among the star-spangled faithful sure seems to be running high, observes Chris Jones at ESPN . Fans believe in this team right now. Is that belief warranted? Here's what you need to know before today's game, which... More »

It's Do or Tie for US and Germany

Jurgen Klinsmann thinks you should take the day off work to watch the match

(Newser) - This is it. The US men's national team plays a climactic match against powerhouse Germany at noon today, and, as USA Today's For the Win blog puts it, "It's do or … tie … or lose with better goal differential … or something." Confused? Or... 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 »

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