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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Soccer

Clint Dempsey misses goal on great play in extra time (Video)

The United States’ best chance at scoring the equalizer against Belgium in extra time of their World Cup match Tuesday came on an excellent play on a free kick. The US drew up a sick play on a free kick and had Jermaine Jones fake like he was going to touch the ball. Instead, Michael…Read More

Julian Green goal cut US deficit in half (Video)

The US appeared to have absolutely no chance after Belgium took a 2-0 lead in extra time on Tuesday, but Julian Green forced fans to return to their seats with an amazing goal in the 107th minute. Green took a lob from Michael Bradley and volleyed it into the net, placing Belgium on their heels…Read More

Wondo misses potential game-winning goal against Belgium (Video)

Chris Wondolowski missed a potential game-winning goal on what many felt was a gimme in the 92nd minute of the US’ World Cup match with Belgium on Tuesday. The match was scoreless until extra time, and that was the US’s best chance to win. Had Wondo been able to net that goal, the US would…Read More

Jan Vertonghen pukes before start of extra time (Video)

How intense was the regulation period between the United States and Belgium on Tuesday? So intense that Belgian defenseman Jan Vertonghen threw up all over the field before the start of extra time. It must have inspired his teammates, because Belgium went on to score in the 93rd minute and again in the 105th.

DeAndre Yedlin replaces Fabian Johnson after injury

US midfielder Fabian Johnson went down with an apparent hamstring injury in the first half against Belgium on Tuesday, and the man who replaced him does not have a whole lot of experience. His name is DeAndre Yedlin. Yedlin, 20, is Clint Dempsey’s teammate with the Seattle Sounders. He has tremendous speed and is primarily…Read More

Fabian Johnson suffers apparent hamstring injury

US midfielder Fabian Johnson suffered what looked like a hamstring injury in the first half against Belgium on Tuesday. Johnson was trying to save a ball from going out of bounds when he came up a bit lame. He later went down grabbing the back of his leg and was removed from the game. Johnson…Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann not happy about referee Djamel Haimoudi

Jurgen Klinsmann put referee Djamel Haimoudi on notice prior to the US vs. Belgium round of 16 game at the World Cup on Tuesday. Haimoudi is from Algeria and was selected by FIFA two officiate two round of 16 games, including the US vs. Belgium. Klinsmann noted that Algeria lost to Belgium in the tournament….Read More

Switzerland was this close to taking Argentina to penalty kicks

Switzerland gave Argentina all they could handle in the round of 16 on Tuesday, forcing extra time and coming just inches away from having to settle the game with penalty kicks. With less than three minutes remaining in extra time, Switzerland midfielder Blerim Dzemaili hit the post with a header that would have tied the…Read More

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