U.S. Fans in Brazil 2014

Tonight “GMA” at the world championship counting down to tomorrow night’s big team U.S. team match against Portugal. The United States has a bad case of soccer fever right tonight but as you remember, we have been here before will the craze last after the matches end this time? Fox soccer analyst Juliet has more from Rio de Janeiro.

US Soccer Fans in Brazil 2014

U.S. fans in Brazil 2014

U.S. fans in Brazil 2014

Good afternoon, Juliet. Reporter: Good afternoon, Daniel. Yes, for how many years have we been hearing football soccer is popular in the U.S., at last?

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World Cup Audience in USA Is Growing

Americans are increasingly developing a taste for the “beautiful game,” at least when their own team is playing.

Monday night’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Ghana drew 15.9 million viewers total between the two channels carrying the game, ESPN and Univision, according to preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings. The figure set World Cup viewership records for both networks.

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Brazil World Cup 2014 Facing Security Concerns

Brazil World Cup 2014

Brazil World Cup 2014

Brazil World Cup 2014 security and crowd control concerns continue as a principal concern of the Brazilian hosts. Terrorism is also a worry.

Brazilian police have been often criticized for brutality against slum dwellers, but nothing they normally face will prepare them for expected demonstrations and huge crowds.  Police are training to deal with both protests and possible riots.

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USA Wins Gold Cup Group C with 1-0 Win Over Costa Rica

Bedoya Slide Tackled to Ground, Called fro Foul.

Bedoya Slide Tackled to Ground, Called for Foul

By the time the US and Costa Rica have reached th 69th minute in their match in Hartford, CT as part of Group C play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, it was clear that these were the two best teams in the group.

Live match report:

Since the middle of the first half, the USA men have been attacking heavily.

Just a few minutes into the second half, the CR goalkeeper Pemberton came out of his area to head away the ball. The header was captured by a USA player, who then took a shot on goal. While still standing outside the penalty area, Pemberton blocked the shot with his outstretched hands. The referee from Jamaica only awarded a yellow card. The laws of soccer require a red card, so a question of favoritism is clouding the match.
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Soccer Camps 2013

Soccer camps help players in strange ways. Sometimes it’s as expected – kids learning new skills and individual tactics. Other times, kids learn other things that help as much – like personal confidence, the expectation of winning, or a competitive attitude. And some times, it’s just a strong week of fitness and keeping regular hours with a team that makes a difference. So here’s what we’ve received in the mail. Maybe somewhere in here there’s a camp for your player or team.
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Robert Lewandowski 4 – Real Madrid 1

Goal.com Selects Robert Lewandowski World Player of the Week

Goal.com Selects Robert Lewandowski World Player of the Week

Goal.com Selects Robert Lewandowski World Player of the Week[/caption]Robert Lewandowski, a modest 24-year-old Polish national team striker, scored 4 goals to help Borussia Dortmund defeat Real Madrid 4-1 in Champions league play.

Borussia Dortmund destroyed Real Madrid last Wednesday, on the strength of Robert Lewandowski’s four goal exhibition. The match was a Champions League semi-final first-leg. The match was played at Signal Iduna Park.

Goal.com reported that Real Madrid defender Pepe (Portuguese) asked Lewandowski late in the match “You’ve scored four goals already, don’t you think that’s enough?”
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Luis Suarez Bites Branislav Ivanovic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-H4rrJQt3E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-H4rrJQt3E

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez bites Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in a 21 April 2013 English Premier League match.
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US State Soccer Associations News for 2013-04-23

Latest news from state youth soccer associations around the United State, updated 2013-04-23.
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NSCAA Live Chat – Career Advice for Young Coaches

NSCAA John Curtis and John Madding

NSCAA John Curtis and John Madding

The NSCAA will host a live video chat Wednesday, 10 April at 1PM ET / 9AM PT with two youth soccer coaching directors to talk about their jobs and to give advice.
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Can Messi Penalty Kick Beat a Robot Goalkeeper?

Messi Takes PKs v Robot Goalkeeper

Messi Takes PKs v Robot Goalkeeper

In this video, which looks to be from a Japanese variety show, Lionel Messi takes penalty kicks against a robot goalkeeper.
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