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U.S. tops Colombia to reach quarterfinals

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored second- half goals on Monday as the United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup with a gritty 2-0 victory over 10-player Colombia at Commonwealth Stadium. The Americans are coming off a good showing in the group stage as they won the group and conceded only one ... Read More »

Wambach, U.S. topple Nigeria to win Group D

Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) – Abby Wambach scored on the stroke of halftime on Tuesday, leading the United States to a 1-0 victory over 10-player Nigeria and the top spot in Group D at BC Place. Coming off a scoreless draw against former head coach Pia Sundhage and Sweden on Friday, the Americans had already booked their spot in the knockout ... Read More »

The 2014 World Cup All-Tournament Team

By Chris Ravita, Soccer Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The 2014 World Cup was not short on talking points, drama or magic. Just look at Sunday’s final. The finale was billed as Lionel Messi, the world’s best player, taking on Germany, the world’s best team, but Die Mannschaft stole the glory through another total team performance that culminated in a ... Read More »

Gotze’s late winner lifts Germany past Argentina in final

(Sunday, July 13) Final Score: Germany 1, Argentina 0 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – Mario Gotze scored in the second period of extra time on Sunday to lift Germany to its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana. It was a titanic clash between two football giants for 90 regulation minutes as the ... Read More »

Germany, Argentina renew World Cup rivalry

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – Germany and Argentina will renew their World Cup rivalry on Sunday when they meet in the final at the Maracana. The two fabled nations have a history of squaring off in World Cup finals as they met one another in the 1986 finale and again in 1990. In 1986, Argentina, led by Diego Maradona, ... Read More »

U.S. soccer needs a Derek Jeter

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Now that the United States has been eliminated from the World Cup, can we all stop pretending that we are into soccer? Don’t get me wrong, I was as into Tuesday’s match, game, whatever, as much as anyone, but I am probably not going to watch another soccer game that ... Read More »

U.S. heads home after dramatic loss to Belgium

(Tuesday, July 1) Final Score: Brazil 2. USA 1 Salvador, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – The United States’ World Cup journey came to a heartbreaking end on Tuesday as the Stars and Stripes suffered a 2-1 extra time defeat to Belgium at the Arena Fonte Nova. Jurgen Klinsmann’s side accomplished its initial goal in Brazil by advancing out of the supposed “Group of ... Read More »

U.S. keen to surprise Belgium

Salvador, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – The United States did well to emerge from the “Group of Death,” but the Americans are keen on making further waves in the World Cup, starting with Tuesday’s clash with Belgium at the Arena Fonte Nova. After opening Group G play with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Ghana, the Americans looked certain to progress to the ... Read More »

Team USA: It wasn’t easy, but job done nonetheless

By Brian Wright, Soccer Editor (SportsNetwork.com) – Raise your hand if you had the intestinal fortitude to pick the United States to advance out of Group G based on something other than blind optimism or patriotism. Yeah, me either. Often times, whether a nation advances to the round of 16 depends on the difficulty on their group draw, and Jurgen ... Read More »