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  1. Game on: Lineups, talking points as U.S., Belgium close out World Cup’s Round of 16

    Jul 1, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

    Cameron is ready to roll in Brazil, as USA face Ghana in Group G opener on Monday.

    Jurgen Klinsmann shakes up his midfield, with Jozy Altidore still not fit enough to make the starting XI.

  2. Messi the hero as playmaker and Di Maria’s extra time goal beats Swiss

    Jul 1, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

    Josip Drmic, Marcos Rojo

    The Swiss were able to hold off Argentina for nearly 120 minutes, but the world’s best striker passed his team to the quarterfinals.

  3. Chelsea get their man: Diego Costa heading to Stamford Bridge

    Jul 1, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT


    Costa heading to the PL, as Chelsea’s rebuild is taking shape.

  4. VIDEO: Kyle Martino previews US vs. Belgium clash on SportsDash

    Jul 1, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Kyle Martino

    NBC soccer analyst joins SportsDash to analyze how USA vs. Belgium will play out.

  5. Three ways the US can overcome Belgium to reach World Cup quarters

    Jul 1, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones

    Here are three quick thoughts on how the U.S. can get past Belgium.

  6. VIDEO: Mike Tyson issues rallying call before US vs. Belgium clash

    Jul 1, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Mike Tyson

    “We are going to take those Belgian guys, get some chocolates and shove it up …. “

  7. More Klinsmann’s positivity: “You have to embrace that moment”

    Jul 1, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT

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    The United States coach implores his team to “squeeze everything out of yourself.”

  8. At halftime: Switzerland frustrating Messi, Argentina — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jul 1, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

    Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina Switzerland

    Switzerland and Argentina are bringing plenty of excitement to an already-raucous Arena de São Paulo.

  9. US youngster Joe Gyau signs for Borussia Dortmund

    Jul 1, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

    2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying - Day 3

    U.S. international signs for BVB, as his Bundesliga rise continues.

  10. Chilean commemorates World Cup miss with Mighty Ducks-like tattoo

    Jul 1, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Hopefully the tattooer turned to him and said, “but a centimetre the other way and you would’ve missed completely.”

  11. Game on: Lineups, more as Hitzfeld will “show you how” to stop Messi

    Jul 1, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

    Michael Lang, Reto Ziegler, Xherdan Shaqiri ,  Josip Drmic.

    The curtain rises for Lionel Messi and Argentina’s latest act: an attempt at taking down Switzerland in the knockout rounds.

  12. USMNT players express excitement, anxiety for Belgium match on Twitter

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

    Turkey v United States

    “I wanna stay in Brazil,” said Fabian Johnson in one of several fired-up Tweets from US players ahead of the Belgium match.

  13. WATCH: Chill-providing “Flip the Script” USMNT pre-Belgium video

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

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    If you want to ensure you cannot sit still for the remainder of the day, watch this video.

  14. World Cup Today: US vs Belgium is here (So is Argentina v Switzerland)

    Jul 1, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

    Jozy Altidore, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones

    Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld on Monday: “How to stop Messi? We’ll show you tomorrow how we do it.”

  15. Beware, Swiss: Comprehensive statistics say Lionel Messi is super good

    Jul 1, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

    Lionel Messi

    “If Barca-Messi and Argentina-Messi were two different people, even based solely on the stats recorded since 2010, there’s a good chance they’d be the two best players in the world,” Benjamin Morris writes.

  16. Done Deal: Adam Lallana joins Rickie Lambert as ex-Saints at Liverpool

    Jul 1, 2014, 8:06 AM EDT

    Lallana, Shaw, Lambert, Lovren, Chambers... all have left Saints this summer.

    Southampton is now down three stars as new manager Ronald Koeman watches another England international skip town for a bigger club.

  17. Convicted match-fixer claims Cameroon players fixed World Cup games

    Jul 1, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT

    Brazil Soccer WCup Cameroon

    “Seven bad apples” may have spoiled a whole bunch of Group A games at the World Cup, and investigations are surely coming Cameroon’s way.

  18. Preview: Despite Belgium’s talent, U.S. has reason to believe

    Jul 1, 2014, 12:33 AM EDT

    United States' Clint Dempsey works out during a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The U.S. will play against Belgium on Tuesday, July 1, in the round 16 of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    The Red Devils are the rightful favorites, but U.S. is capable of transcending the gap in talent.

  19. Add Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi to the list of coaches unhappy with officiating

    Jun 30, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

    BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 29: Head coach of Nigeria Stephen Keshi answers to the media during a press conference on the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 29, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

    Breaking: Coach eliminated from the World Cup disagrees with some calls. Alert Guinness.

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