Putting Germany’s historic beatdown of Brazil in context

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Few ass-kickings in sports history can measure up to Germany's 7-1 annihilation of host Brazil in the World Cup semifinals. It was Brazil's first loss on home soil in a non-friendly match since 1975, and tied a 1920 loss to Uruguay for the largest margin of defeat in the nation's ...

Video: John Oliver eviscerates FIFA and the 2014 World Cup

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

If you haven't been watching "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" you should really start. The ex-Daily Show correspondent has been fantastic during the first season of his new Sunday night HBO show. His protracted rants about one subject each week have been absolutely perfect and this Sunday was no ...

United States soccer qualifies for 2014 World Cup with win over Mexico

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The United States men's national soccer team is officially headed to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after a wild Tuesday night. The American men beat Mexico 2-0 in Columbus, Ohio in a wonderful performance that continued their recent streak of excellent play against their rivals to the south. But the ...

Brazil protests: Confederations Cup will not be canceled, World Cup in doubt

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Protests in Brazil over the past week have turned violent and the games of FIFA's Confederations Cup have become a flashpoint for controversy. FIFA has denied that the Confed Cup could be canceled as a result of the protests, but there are now serious questions about country's ability to host ...

Video: Brazil’s Neymar is pretty incredible

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Brazil's soccer team is in the middle of dominating at home in the 2013 Confederations Cup and the breakout star of the tournament is the host country's young forward Neymar. The 21-year-old sensation has already scored two goals and assisted on another after an absolutely mind-blowing move along the touchline. Neymar ...

Say Hola To South America’s Rodney Dangerfield

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

To the unknowing, South American soccer is confined to Brazil and Argentina. For many, it’s easy to overlook the small nation sandwiched in between the two footballing powers. But do so at your own risk. Tiny Uruguay, a country of just 3.5 million people, currently reigns as the kings of South America. And ...

Email The Reason Brazilian Player Not On National Team Roster

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Brazil's national team will be suiting up for the Copa America starting in July, but it will be without starting defender and Real Madrid mainstay Marcelo. Why would Brazil leave such a talented player off the roster? Well, because he's really not good with his email. Marcelo apparently wrote an email ...

Just Like They Drew It Up

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Clint Dempsey said it best when reflecting on the U.S. Soccer team's chances of reaching the semifinals of the Confederations Cup: "The odds were slim." Excellent analysis "Deuce," now get to practicing. Hard. The stars and stripes pulled off what can only be described as a full-fledged miracle Sunday afternoon. They needed ...