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  1. US injury update: Dempsey with a broken nose, Altidore’s status bleak

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:40 PM EST


    Clint Dempsey has a broken nose (no surprise) but Jozy Altidore could be done for a significant amount of time.

  2. USA 2-1 Ghana: United States Man of the Match rankings

    Jun 16, 2014, 8:31 PM EST


    21-year-old John Brooks was the hero for the United States, earning himself a place on the leaderboard for Man of the Match.

  3. Dempsey at the gun, Brooks at the death deliver victory for the U.S., 2-1 over Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: John Brooks of the United States (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Fabian Johnson 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.

    For the first time since 2002, the U.S. has opened its World Cup with a win.

  4. At halftime: Dempsey’s early opener has U.S. in front of Ghana — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 16, 2014, 6:53 PM EST


    The fastest goal in U.S. World Cup history get the Americans off to the perfect start.

  5. US goes from elation to misery as Altidore comes off with apparent hamstring injury

    Jun 16, 2014, 6:29 PM EST


    After the early goal, Jozy Altidore came off with an injury that looked seriously painful.

  6. With Ghana less than an hour away, Group G setting up perfectly for US to strike

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:15 PM EST


    They still need to take care of Ghana, a major piece to the puzzle, but other parts are starting to fall into place in favor of the US as well.

  7. Short on goals, chances, Nigeria and Iran play to 2014 World Cup’s first draw

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:05 PM EST


    The tournament’s first scoreless draw leaves both teams second in Group F.

  8. Game on: Lineups, talking points as the U.S. opens against Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:56 PM EST

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    The Black Stars have become their nemesis, but shortly in Natal, the U.S. can exorcise 2006′s, 2010′s demons.

  9. At halftime: Chances scarce as Iran, Nigeria reach intermission scoreless — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 16, 2014, 3:56 PM EST

    Iran's Khosro Heydari chases Nigeria's Mikel John Obi during the group F World Cup soccer match between Iran and Nigeria at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Defensive first wins out as the Super Eagles are unable to break down Iran.

  10. Beasley, Beckerman, chances in numbers: Three areas of focus for the U.S. against Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 3:16 PM EST

    Beckerman is key to stopping Germany's offense from clicking into life.

    The Black Stars’ attacking strength will be on display, but will those stars help in the middle of the park?

  11. VIDEO: Joking that the USA will win the World Cup is daring to Zlatan

    Jun 16, 2014, 2:41 PM EST

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    This happened, and you should know about the context before someone tells you how much Zlatan hates the USA.

  12. Game on: Lineups and more as Nigeria, Iran tangle in Group F

    Jun 16, 2014, 2:26 PM EST

    Brazil Soccer WCup Iran Nigeria

    Iran will try to give Nigeria little room to operate in the least-anticipated of Monday’s matches.

  13. Germany dismantles injury, red card-struck Portugal 4-0; Group G open for business

    Jun 16, 2014, 1:59 PM EST

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    It could hardly have gone worse for Germany, or better for the US and Ghana.

  14. At halftime: Portugal down 3-0 and a man after Pepe headbutt – FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 16, 2014, 12:49 PM EST

    Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Portugal

    Even for Pepe, this was an absurd red card. Germany was already up 2-0 and could make this an American football score.

  15. WATCH: Brazil manager Scolari kicks Dani Alves in the, well, you know…

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:55 AM EST


    They’re keeping it light at Brazil camp as the title favorites prepare for World Cup match-up No. 2, on Tuesday against Mexico.

  16. Game On: Lineups & more as Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal vs Germany

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:20 AM EST


    The Portuguese captain is in the lineup as Monday’s World Cup games begin with a cracker between Germany and Portugal.

  17. Report: Southampton tabs Koeman brothers to manager, assistant posts

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:02 AM EST

    Dutch Eredivisie - Feyenoord Rotterdam v sc Cambuur Leeuwarden

    The Saints go Dutch in their attempt at properly filling the void left by Mauricio Pochettino’s move to White Hart Lane.

  18. Looking to get out of work? Alexi Lalas has a message for your boss

    Jun 16, 2014, 10:01 AM EST

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    The longtime US defender recorded video pleas for bosses to let both men and women out of work to watch the World Cup.

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