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6 Things To Know Before USA-Portugal World Cup Matchup

With the U.S. and Portugal set to square off on Sunday at 6pm ET, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Group G has been called the group of death by many because and it’s starting to live up to it’s nickname.

06/21/2014

Referee Mark Geiger gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

USA’s Mark Geiger Among 5 World Cup Referees Whose Names Fans Should Know

An American soccer referee is drawing accolades for his performances in the white-hot spotlight glare of the World Cup in Brazil and is inserting himself among the list of better-known referees for casual World Cup fans.

06/20/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Kyle Beckerman #5 of the United States Men's National Team in action against Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Midfielder Kyle Beckerman

Get to know more about United States men’s national soccer team midfielder Kyle Beckerman.

06/17/2014

HARRISON, NJ - JUNE 01: Jozy Altidore #17 of United States and Caner Erkin #18 of Turkey fight for the ball in the first half during an international friendly match at Red Bull Arena on June 1, 2014 in Harrison, New Jersey.

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Forward Jozy Altidore

Get to know more about United States men’s national soccer team forward Jozy Altidore.

06/17/2014

Omar Gonzalez of the United States (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Defender Omar Gonzalez

Get to know more about United States men’s national soccer team defender Omar Gonzalez.

06/17/2014

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Amazing World Cup Header Launches Viral Internet Sensation

Dutch offensive forward Robin van Persie can now add “Internet phenomenon” to his resume. The forward scored on an impressive header on June 13th against Spain with a beautiful dive, prompting a wave of memes showing van Persie in various stages of flight. (RadioAlice.com)

06/16/2014

Chris Wondolowski #19 of the United States celebrates scoring. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Earthquakes Star Wondolowski’s Team USA Play Is Source Of Pride For Native American Tribe

Bay Area soccer fans were thrilled to see Danville-born Chris Wondolowski crack the team USA roster for World Cup 2014 in Brazil, but the San Jose Earthquakes star is perhaps even more popular in the Lawton, Oklahoma area – home of Kiowa Nation.

06/16/2014

Pepe of Portugal is shown a red card and sent off by referee Milorad Mazic during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

5 Facts About Soccer Rules You Should Know To Consider Yourself A True World Cup Fan

With the World Cup hijacking TVs, live streams and conversations pretty much everywhere, how do you distinguish yourself from the masses of people who ‘kind of’ know all about it and align yourself with the cream of the World Cup aficionados?

06/16/2014

US's German coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks to players during a training session in Das Dunas Stadium, Natal, on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their match against Ghana in the 2014 FIFA football World Cup.

5 Things You Missed At The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Week 2

Lots of news coming out of Brazil as the 2014 World Cup got underway. Here are 5 things you missed for week 2.

06/16/2014

Michael Bradley of the United States works out during training at Estadio das Dunas on June 15, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Why Germany’s 4-0 Thumping Of Portugal Is Good News For Team USA

To become one of two teams to advance from World Cup 2014′s “Group of Death” the United States squad is going to need a little luck, and they may have just received it in the form of a 4-0 drubbing by Germany of the number four ranked team in the world.

06/16/2014

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