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  • Guardiola warns foes not to copy Germany

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola warned Tuesday that those seeing Germany as a model for success after their World Cup triumph need greater dedication and patience with their own philosophies. Speaking ahead of the reigning Bundesliga champions' upcoming US tour, the 43-year-old Spaniard said…

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  • Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner

    Joachim Loew has shaped a talented German generation into an entertaining and successful team with a history of near misses. Germany needs to beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup decider to finally make Loew a winner.

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  • Loew saves Germany's best for Brazil 2014

    Joachim Loew has again saved Germany’s best until the World Cup finals with the 54-year-old poised to finally claim his first major title in Brazil. Having been appointed Jurgen Klinsmann's assistant in 2004 before becoming head coach in 2006, Germany have reached at least the semi-finals of all…

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  • ON THIS DAY: Bulgaria beats Germany in 1994

    On July 10 in World Cup history: Iordan Letchkov's header enough for Bulgaria to beat Germany in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1994.

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  • After World Cup, MLS looks to steady growth

    Even before millions of people packed into outdoor fan parties, ran out to bars for long lunches and sneaked peeks of games at their offices during the Americans' World Cup run, Major League Soccer began thinking about how to convert some of those fans into supporters for its own teams. Playing…

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  • BRAZIL BEAT: Defenders doing most of the scoring

    FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) -- Colombia's James Rodriguez, Brazil's Neymar, Germany's Thomas Mueller and France's Karim Benzema came into the World Cup quarterfinals with a combined 16 goals.

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  • Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

    Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 for the second straight tournament. ''Clearly it gives you the message you have a lot of work still ahead of you,'' the U.S. coach said Wednesday, a day after…

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  • Howard's memorable play marks US World Cup run

    Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated. He has become a Twitter sensation in less than a…

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  • Klinsmann reality check for euphoric US

    Jurgen Klinsmann welcomed the euphoria around the United States' World Cup performances Wednesday but he warned the team is still a work in progress. The German coach said he was proud of his players, including back-to-the-wall goalkeeper Tim Howard, after the US team went down all guns blazing…

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  • US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium

    Capturing the World Cup will have to wait. Just like four years ago, the United States is going home after the round of 16, beaten when Belgium scored twice in extra time Tuesday and then held on for a 2-1 win. ''Thirty-one teams get their heart broken,'' goalkeeper Tim Howard said. It ended a…

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  • World Cup 2014's early winner: Major League Soccer

    There may have been broken hearts and shattered dreams across the United States on Tuesday, but MLS promoters say unprecedented enthusiasm for the national team is evidence that Major League Soccer has come of age. In the MLS offices in New York, all eyes were on Brazil, where Team USA weathered a…

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  • World Cup goalkeepers earn 'respect'

    Lionel Messi, Neymar and Robin van Persie make the headlines, but the World Cup's real heroes have been goalkeepers like Tim Howard, Guillermo Ochoa and Julio Cesar who throw themselves into the line of fire. "Two words .. TIM HOWARD #respect," was the simple Twitter comment made by Belgium's…

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  • Belgium holds on to beat US 2-1 in extra time

    For a full 90 minutes, Belgium's almost relentless attack added up to nothing in the face of Tim Howard. Only in extra time was the superb United States goalkeeper finally beaten. Kevin De Bruyne turned Howard's heroic night into defeat on Tuesday when he scored an extra-time goal and then set up…

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  • Messi stays, Howard goes home from World Cup

    The World Cup still has Lionel Messi. Tim Howard is heading home despite a heroic display of goalkeeping. A moment of Messi inspiration helped lift an unconvincing Argentina to a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time in the Round of 16 on Tuesday, creating the goal scored by Angel Di Maria in…

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  • Johnson of US leaves Belgium game with leg injury

    SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) -- U.S. right back Fabian Johnson has left the World Cup game against Belgium in the first half with a strained right hamstring.

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  • USA plan to go on offensive against Belgium

    United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says attack will be the best form of defence when his American underdogs tackle Belgium on Tuesday for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals. The United States confounded all pre-tournament predictions by battling their way out of a daunting Group G,…

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  • Altidore, referee focus before US-Belgium game

    The Americans try to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002 when they play Belgium on Tuesday. ''For some of the guys, it's the last opportunity, so we have to make the most of it,'' U.S. captain Clint Dempsey said. Jozy Altidore has recovered sufficiently from his left…

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  • Wondolowski a hero to the Kiowa Tribe

    The chatter at the Kiowa Tribal Complex was a bit unusual Monday afternoon. Brent Bear, Keith Vasquez and Steve Quoetone went back and forth about the United States soccer team. Would Jurgen Klinsmann use more of an attacking style or sit back? In the past few years, Chris Wondolowski has…

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  • World Cup: Messi back in action, US vs Belgium

    The United States takes on Belgium for a place in the World Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday, a few hours after the day's action gets underway with Lionel Messi's Argentina playing Switzerland. Living up to expectations, Messi has been the key to Argentina's run to the last 16, scoring four of his…

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  • Belgium putting a Hazard in front of US in Brazil

    Eden Hazard knows it's time to live up to his name at the World Cup, and to make sure the United States realizes what that stands for. Kompany did train with the group on the eve of the game, but it was unclear how the injury reacted to the training session.

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