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US goalkeeper Tim Howard makes a save during extra-time in the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at The Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador on July 1, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

Team USA Drops In World Ranking Despite Strong World Cup Showing

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team escaped the “Group of Death” at the 2014 World Cup, but not without a little damage to its reputation.

07/17/2014

Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/11/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

Tim Howard of the United States looks on in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Keidel: World Cup Runneth Over

You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.

07/03/2014

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tim Howard

Here are eight things you didn’t know about Tim Howard a.k.a. “The Brick Wall.”

07/03/2014

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10 Rules For The Colombia Vs. Brazil Drinking Game

Now that the U.S. has been knocked out of the World Cup, Americans need a new reason to drink.

07/03/2014

Christian Raja (R), of Brooklyn, reacts at a missed attempt on goal by the United during overtime against Belgium in the World Cup (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

9 Things U.S. Team Fans Will Miss After Their World Cup Exit

Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.

07/02/2014

Uruguay fans holds up a t-shirt of Luis Suarez ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

5 Things You Missed At The World Cup In Brazil: Week 4

The World Cup is still in motion and the USMNT is still alive in Brazil. Here are five things that you may have missed during the World Cup this past week.

06/30/2014

Head coach Joachim Loew of Germany (credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

8 Times Germany’s Coach Joachim Loew Was Over The Rain

Joachim Loew didn’t just battle the U.S., he did so while dealing with his nemesis…rain. Here’s the 8 times Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew was over the rain in Recife, Brazil…

06/26/2014

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Jokes About Casting World Cup Biter Luis Suarez On Show

Ian Somerhalder pokes fun by saying “There’s A New Cast Member Joining Vampire Diaries”

06/25/2014

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