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World Cup 2014

Stories centered around the 2014 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil

USA 1, Belgium 2 - Dream Ends for Americans

The United States lost for the second straight World Cup in extra time, this time to Belgium, who advance to play Argentina in the quarterfinals.

Should the Revs be Interested in Jermaine Jones?

Jermaine Jones could be heading to MLS, but would he be the right fit for the Revs?

World Cup Knockouts Day 4 Open Thread USA USA USA

Argentina and Switzerland are setting the table, but it's all about USA AND BELGIUM TODAY. Join the live thread early, get loud, get weird, and discuss the matches as they unfold.

USA vs. Belgium - USMNT Lineup Predictions

Jurgen Klinsmann has a few lineup questions to answer ahead of the USA's knockout round game vs. Belgium today. Jake gives his answers on who should start.

World Cup Knockouts Day Three Open Thread

Today brings us the wonderment of France's inevitable demolition of Nigeria, and Algeria's 32-years-overdue grudge match with Germany. Talk about it in the open thread!

World Cup Knockouts Day 2 Open Thread

The Dutch may have already beaten Mexico, but the exciting match of the day is yet to come with Costa Rica facing Greece. Come discuss the action as it unfolds!

3rd Yellow: MEX vs. NED - Marquez's Fouls Robben

There's no question that Rafael Marquez fouled Arjen Robben late in the game, but did the right player get a yellow card for the play?

World Cup Knockouts Day One Open Thread

The Knockout rounds have begun, and it's day one of the Round of 16. Watch Chile take on hosts Brazil, and then Colombia face off against Uruguay. Join our open thread and comment as the action unfolds!

Honduras crashes out of the World Cup

Honduras falls and Jerry Bengston fails to score in his third straight match. The Revolution striker hasn't looked great in the tournament and probably did little to raise his stock.

USA-Germany open thread, plus those other games

The US controls its own destiny against Germany this afternoon. Discuss it in our live thread and then use that space to talk about the rest of the day's games, if you're coherent enough.

Boston Mayor Shows Support of Soccer

Mayor Walsh stated that he's willing to consider a soccer specific stadium in the city. He will also be hosting a World Cup watch party on Thursday. What does this mean about soccer in New England?

World Cup Day 14 Open Thread

Day 13 was dramatic, as many days have been in this tournament. Will Day 14 prove as exciting? Join our live thread and discuss the matches as they play out.

World Cup Day 13 Open Thread

We're late, as we've been all the time lately. Sorry about that. Come discuss today's games as the action unfolds, and Groups C and D are decided for good!

World Cup Day 12 Open Thread

Today begins the final round of group games, so we got concurrent matches and such. Come discuss the action as it unfolds.

World Cup Day 11 Open Thread

It's day eleven of this wondrous month-long holiday. Come talk to us about the matches and get ready for USA-PORTUGAL ARMAGEDDON.

2014 World Cup: Group G Primer

The Group of Death. Through this the United States must pass. But don't worry, John Brooks has got us covered.

New England Dominates USA-Ghana TV Ratings

All across New England and the Northeast, people were watching the United States play Ghana at the World Cup. But can we get them to watch MLS and the Revs?

World Cup Day Ten Open Thread

Argentina, Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina highlight today's action but sadly, none of those three teams are playing each other.

2014 World Cup: Group F Primer

Argentina and Bosnia are the group favorites, but can Nigeria or Iran provide a shock upset?

Jerry Watch: Honduras Pushed To Brink in Group E

Jerry Bengtson and Honduras lost again at the World Cup, this time to Ecuador 2-1.

2014 World Cup: Group E Primer

Ecuador, France, Honduras and Switzerland square off to see who will get out of Group E, can Jerry Bengtson and Los Catrachos pull the upset and make it to the knockout stages?

The Best and Worst of the Word Cup So Far

We've seen every team play at least once. Who has impressed and who has disappointed?

World Cup Day Nine Open Thread

It's Day nine, there'll be some Jerry Watch, and we're running the live thread all day. Come discuss the day's games with us!

World Cup Day 8 Open Thread

Day Seven was thrilling, exciting, and entertaining; in other words, everything we want out of a day at the World Cup. Join us here in our live thread for all of the Day Eight action!

World Cup Day Seven Open Thread

We're now in full second-group-game flow, and today's slate should be pretty entertaining. Join us all day in our Open Thread to talk about the games.

World Cup Day Six Open Thread

Today's the day we come full circle in the group stage, as Brazil and Mexico become the first teams to play their second matches of the tournament. We'll have the open thread going through all of today's matches, per usual.

Is Clint Dempsey the Best American Player Ever?

Clint Dempsey has had solid play at both the club and international level, but is he the best American-born player ever?

Notes From USA's Win Over Ghana

The United States made history in more ways than one when they beat Ghana 2-1 on Monday night, but they paid the price. The win broke records and put them in great position in the group, but one or maybe two injuries could leave them vulnerable.

World Cup Day Five Open Thread

Today's games are the good (Germany-Portugal), the bad/unknown (Iran-Nigeria), and the ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL 'MURICA (USA-Ghana). We'll be discussing them all here, and Steve's probably gonna get a little (a lot) tipsy during the USA match.

It's the Beautiful Game, and the Swiss Played It

Switzerland beat Ecuador 2-1 on Sunday, but the scoreline doesn't do the last goal justice. That goal showed more than anything else why soccer is called the Beautiful Game.

Jerry Bengston Fails to Inspire Honduras

France flattened Honduras 3-0 in a match that saw a first-half red card and a dominant performance from Les Bleus. Revolution striker Jerry Bengtson was pulled at the half, having made little impact on the match.

Costa Rica's Win Big for CONCACAF

Costa Rica stunned Uruguay 3-1 in what is easily the upset of the tournament so far. But shouldn't all of CONCACAF be celebrating with los Ticos after that?