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Does Croatia Stand a Chance Against Brazil in World Cup Opener?

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I cannot imagine that Croatia was all too excited when they found out that their first match would be against 2014 World Cup hosts and tournament favorites Brazil!  While Croatia is a solid team that qualified out of a tricky European competition, Brazil is a team on a whole other […]

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Belgium: The Most Intriguing Team At the 2014 World Cup

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As World Cups generally go, there are really only a handful of teams capable of lifting the trophy.  The likes of Brazil, Spain, Germany, France, Argentina, and other famous soccer nations ring proudly throughout the years with their accomplishments proudly etched in fans’ memories.  Even England can boast of their […]

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Who Could Be the Best Player at the 2014 World Cup?

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There are several men capable of greatness at this World Cup, and it would be an incredible site to see.  The only time someone single-“handedly” stole the show was at the World Cup of 1986 when Diego Maradona strolled past 6 English players to score just moments after hand-balling a […]

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Want to Play in the World Cup? Train Hard Every Day!

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With the 2014 World Cup approaching, kids from all over the world will be tuned in to the action day after day, watching the best soccer players compete for the ultimate prize in the sport.  During this occasion, dreams will be born, filled with great visions of scoring that dramatic […]

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Landon Donovan Omission was Orchestrated Over a Year Ago

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In my personal opinion, the decision to keep Landon Donovan off of the World Cup squad was not made last week; it was made last year!  It was made when Donovan decided to take several months away from the game in late 2012, during a period when the USA was […]

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Is Brazil the 2014 World Cup Favorite?

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While the world generally recognizes World Cup hosts Brazil (and their 5 titles) as the favorites for the 2014 tournament, is such a prediction actually rather misguided and premature considering their lack of experience and the fact that the games haven’t even begun?  Perhaps we should be looking at some […]

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Ryan Giggs Finally Wraps Up Playing Career

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For a soccer player in a position other than goalie to keep competing professionally at the age of 40 is incredible, and that is exactly what Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs managed to do this year.  While the season ended with massive disappointment and the dismissal of new manager David […]

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How to Get Noticed By Your Soccer Coach

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Maybe you’re a young player gearing up for your first soccer tryout.  Maybe you’re a high school soccer player trying to get more playing time on your team.  Or perhaps you’re one of the guys on the fringes of a 30-man preliminary World Cup roster trying to make the cut […]

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Was the Eddie Johnson Omission From USA World Cup Squad Fair?

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Today Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 30-man preliminary roster for the 2014 World Cup squad that will represent the United States of America in Brazil this summer.  Amongst the names were fan favorites and renowned USA stars like Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, and Michael Bradley, but lost from the […]

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How to Decide Whether to Shoot or Pass in Front of Goal

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We’ve all been in this situation before:  You’re bearing down on the goal, blazing in mighty run that would make even Diego Maradona proud, and you get in front of the goal with a chance for an awkward but manageable shot (or so you think).  Meanwhile you notice a teammate […]

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