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  1. Missing Altidore: Who steps up? The case for Aron Johannsson

    Jun 18, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

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    There’s nobody on the US roster like Jozy, that much we know. With the big striker likely out injured, who takes his place?

  2. Coy but positive, Klinsmann leaves us in the dark about Altidore

    Jun 17, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    United States' Jozy Altidore, right, shouts out as he pulls up injured as Ghana's John Boye looks on during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Altidore’s hamstring injury is … well, we have no idea.

  3. Klinsmann: Matt Besler “all fine” for Sunday against Portugal; John Brooks back to bench

    Jun 17, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Matt Besler of the United States challenges Jordan Ayew of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

    The Sporting Kansas City all-star is ready to go for Portugal.

  4. Nigerian World Cup viewing venue rocked by explosion

    Jun 17, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Unconfirmed reports of casualties come out of a suspected attack in near Damaturu.

  5. Russia overcomes Akinfeev howler to earn 1-1 draw with South Korea

    Jun 17, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

    CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Igor Akinfeev of Russia lies in the net after failing to save a shot by Lee Keun-Ho of South Korea (not pictured) for South Korea's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil.

    Kerzhakov comes off the bench to offset Akinfeev’s mistake.

  6. At halftime: Russia, South Korea at a standstill — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT

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    One combined shot on target sends the teams into intermission scoreless.

  7. Talking points: Ghosts of World Cup qualifying finally fade for Mexico

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

    Ochoa will have to carry Mexico, once again, when El Tri takes on the Dutch.

    Plus Ochoa’s impending payday, the rotating spotlight in midfield, and lingering questions at the back.

  8. Game on: Lineups and talking points as Russia opens its World Cup against South Korea

    Jun 17, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Russia's coach Fabio Capello listens to a question during a news conference at Luz Stadium in Lisbon

    Fabio Capello is back, this time hoping to take Russia to the knockout round.

  9. Mexico hands Brazil its first 2014 World Cup blemish, draws host nation, 0-0

    Jun 17, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    Brazil's Neymar, left, and Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez challenge for the ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Guillermo Ochoa’s six saves delivered a vital pointe for El Tri.

  10. Biden posts US locker room video; claims Ghana politician was rooting for US

    Jun 17, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

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    Joe Biden still owes DaMarcus Beasley a drink, while Tim Howard seems to be the real politician of the room.

  11. Game on: Lineups & more, as Brazil faces Mexico in Group A; No Hulk

    Jun 17, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Is it “No Hulk, no problem”, or will Mexico keep CONCACAF’s run going with another group stage win?

  12. Belgium finds form late to avoid upset bid of stingy Algeria, wins 2-1

    Jun 17, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Algeria will be crushed after scoring their first World Cup goal since 1986, and coming within 21 minutes of pulling off a major upset.

  13. At halftime: Feghouli’s moment has Belgium trailing Algeria 1-0 — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 17, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Algeria and Valencia striker Sofiane Feghouli said, “Belgium is not to be feared.” He followed it up

  14. Algeria coach: Belgium defenders are “no Ferraris but same goes for ours”

    Jun 17, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

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    Here’s the Algerian boss sharing his thoughts on getting through the Belgian back line.

  15. Game on: Lineups and more as Belgium and Algeria kick off Group H

    Jun 17, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Head coach Marc Wilmots knows that there’s plenty of variation in the perception of his team.

  16. World Cup Today: Brazil, Mexico compete for Group A; Group H kicks off

    Jun 17, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

    Belgium's Fellaini celebrates after scoring against Serbia during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels

    Belgium, Algeria, Russia and South Korea all make their first appearances of the tournament.

  17. Who is John Anthony Brooks? A primer on the USMNT’s 86th minute marvel

    Jun 17, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

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    This was not supposed to be his World Cup, rather he’d be there for the experience. Well, through 45 minutes… it kinda is his World Cup (for at least the next six days).

  18. Ghana’s Gyan: “We dominated the game”; Team laments late lapse vs US

    Jun 17, 2014, 8:42 AM EDT

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    The Black Stars have loads of work to do if they want to overcome their opening match loss to the United States.

  19. Videos of USMNT fans watching goals, win are a great way to start your day

    Jun 17, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT

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    Presented for your approval: People going bananas as John Anthony Brooks and ‘San’ Zusi save America.

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