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  1. One way Neymar’s absence can benefit Brazil against Germany

    Jul 8, 2014, 1:05 PM EST

    Can you see any way the European stars have a shot at overtaking Neymar, Lionel Messi, or the rest of the host continent?

    For the first time in years, Brazil is not the clear favorite in a match contested on its home soil. Could this bring relief to Luis Felipe Scolari’s crew?

  2. Southampton seal $17 million deal for Serbian star Dusan Tadic

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Source: Southampton FC

    Saints finally sign a player, as Serbian playmaker arrives at St. Mary’s.

  3. Tuesday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Chicharito, Ochoa, Konoplyanka

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

    Mexico's goalkeeper Ochoa takes part in a practice session at Azteca stadium in Mexico City

    Also, linked rumors of an MLS destination for Algeria’s captain and a potential new home for Thomas Vermaelen.

  4. Who needs one Neymar when you can have 60,000 Neymars?

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:38 AM EST


    What would Neymar look like with different eye colors and body types? We may find out on Tuesday at the Estadio Mineirao.

  5. Who do you like? A neutral’s guide to the World Cup’s ‘Final Four’

    Jul 8, 2014, 10:37 AM EST


    A tongue-in-cheek look at the 2014 World Cup’s remaining four teams, and the pros and cons of each nation’s possible victory.

  6. Clint Dempsey to appear on Letterman this Wednesday

    Jul 8, 2014, 9:49 AM EST

    U.S. Men's National Soccer Team Training

    The captain is going to hang out with Dave this week to talk US Soccer.

  7. Costa Rican hero Keylor Navas may be headed to Bayern Munich, but why?

    Jul 8, 2014, 8:56 AM EST

    Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Costa Rica

    The 27-year-old would net Levante a lot of dough, but would land behind a 28-year-old world superstar who rarely rests.

  8. Report: Nike, Manchester United to split, as Southampton goes in-house

    Jul 8, 2014, 7:58 AM EST

    Southampton home shirt

    Old Trafford is getting too pricey for Nike, so will more clubs consider going the route of Southampton for their shirts?

  9. Tom Ince moves to Hull, with tribunal potentially deciding fee

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:15 AM EST

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBUARY 08: Tom Ince of Crystal Palace looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on Febuary 08, 2014 in London, England.

    The 22-year-old midfielder is making a permanent move into the top-tier, but the clubs remain at an impasse on the fee.

  10. If FIFA wants to avoid another Brazil-Colombia, it picked the right man for Tuesday’s semifinal

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:50 PM EST

    Post-Match Press Conferences - Germany v Portugal, Group B: UEFA EURO 2012

    Joachim Löw wants to avoid another foul-fest. Chiquimarco will help.

  11. Manchester City reunites Caballero with Pellegrini, brings in challenger for Hart

    Jul 7, 2014, 9:41 PM EST

    Atletico's Filipe Luis, right, vies for the ball with Malaga's goalkeeper Willy Caballero, left, during their Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)

    Former Málaga keeper has rejoined the Chilean boss, with City shelling out $10.2 million.

  12. Semifinal subplot: Klose could break Ronaldo’s record against, in Brazil

    Jul 7, 2014, 8:14 PM EST

    FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21: Miroslav Klose of Germany scores his team's second goal past Fatawu Dauda of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.

    A goal tomorrow in Belo Horizonte will see Klose become the World Cup’s all-time leading scorer.

  13. Preview: Expectations weigh heavy on tournament favorites as Brazil faces Germany

    Jul 7, 2014, 7:26 PM EST


    Eight titles; 24 semifinal appearances. They’re two of the most successful teams in World Cup history, and they meet tomorrow at Belo Horizonte.

  14. Could Costa Rica’s Campbell be bait for Arsenal to land Debuchy?

    Jul 7, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Costa Rica

    Notoriously-stingy Newcastle might be pleased to take the striker on-loan from Arsenal if it means they don’t need to buy a permanent option.

  15. US Open Cup path to the final is set: Railhawks, Silverbacks alive

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:15 PM EST

    If Carolina can make it three MLS victims by upsetting FC Dallas, it would host New England or Philadelphia for the right to go to the final

  16. Remembering 2002’s Final: World Cup’s only other meeting between Brazil, Germany (highlights, full game video)

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:04 PM EST


    Timezones often leave Japan-South Korea’s World Cup overlooked, by the final helped cement the legacy of one of the game’s greatest stars.

  17. Proof that not everything goes Brazil’s way: Silva suspension upheld

    Jul 7, 2014, 4:27 PM EST

    Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Colombia

    Thiago Silva will sit out the World Cup semifinal against Germany, as FIFA denies Brazil’s appeal against second yellow card of tournament.

  18. You know that cute, fuzzy World Cup mascot? FIFA’s got him dirty, too.

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:34 PM EST

    Brazil Saving the Armadillo

    What impetus would anyone have to believe anything is going to change in the way FIFA operates for the tournaments in Russia, Qatar or 2030 World Cup: Moon.

  19. WATCH: Sierra Leone striker makes the most of red card dismissal

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:45 PM EST


    Alhaji Kamara did not like his second yellow. No, he most certainly did not.

  20. Memory lane: Looking back at best World Cup semifinals in history

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:32 PM EST

    Semi-final Germany v Italy - World Cup 2006

    We take a look back at five of the best semifinals in World Cup history.

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