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Soccer Insider: June 13, 2010 - June 19, 2010

England fends off critics, intruder

By Liz Clarke What was to have been England's orderly march to the 2010 World Cup's knockout round has run chaotically off the rails. Despite a roster gaudy with talent, the Three Lions have been exposed as toothless through their first two matches--managing two draws and just one goal against...

By Liz Clarke  |  June 19, 2010; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Beckham , England  | Tags: 2010 World Cup, David Beckham, England  
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Tennis elites suggest World Cup replay system

By Liz Clarke It was just three years ago that instant replay was first used in a Grand Slam tennis tournament, with the Hawk-Eye computer system making its debut at the 2007 Australian Open, followed by Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. In the wake of World Cup referee Koman Coulibaly's...

By Liz Clarke  |  June 19, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: 2010 World Cup, Koman Coulibaly, Serena Williams, instant replay  
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Vuvuzelas: Sign of the times in South Africa

Attached to the front door of a pharmacy in Johannesburg:...

By Steve Goff  |  June 19, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: South Africa, World Cup, vuvuzela  
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Australia-Ghana: Socceroos manage 1-1 draw

Even though it played for more than 66 minutes with only 10 men after Harry Kewell's red card, Australia was able to earn its first point with a 1-1 tie against Ghana. Check out the match stats here....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 19, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bradley revisits controversial call in World Cup

The day after a controversial call annulled an apparent goal and left the United States in a 2-2 draw with Slovenia, American Coach Bob Bradley maintained his stance that Maurice Edu's volley should have counted and suggested that referee Koman Coulibaly might have been compensating for an earlier decision. "I...

By Steve Goff  |  June 19, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: American soccer, Bob Bradley, South Africa, World Cup  
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Netherlands vs. Japan: Dutch win 1-0 at World Cup

Wesley Sneijder scored in the 53rd minute as the Netherlands got their second World Cup win, 1-0 over Japan. Check out the game stats here....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 19, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 World Cup  | Tags: World Cup  
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World Cup tiebreakers: Where the U.S. stands

Here are the scenarios for the United States to advance to the World Cup round of 16. IF THE U.S. DEFEATS ALGERIA ON WEDNESDAY It will advance to the round of 16 IF THE U.S. TIES ALGERIA It will advance if Slovenia defeats England on Wednesday. It will advance if...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 18, 2010; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
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Koman Coulibaly at the center of World Cup controversy

Simon Haydon of the Associated Press looks at the controversy surrounding Koman Coulibaly, who negated Maurice Edu's goal late in the United States' 2-2 draw with Slovenia....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 18, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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Poll: After USA vs. Slovenia, will the Americans advance in World Cup?

UPDATED WITH SCENARIOS 2:57 P.M. I was going to gin up a poll on what you all thought of Maurice Edu's disallowed goal, but that likely would have been the first unanimous poll in Washington Post history. So instead, what does everyone think of the United States' chances of advancement?...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 18, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
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USA vs. Slovenia: Americans rally for 2-2 tie

Read all about it here. Check out the game stats here. According to the play-by-play at FIFA's Web site, Maurice Edu's goal was wiped out because a foul was called on Edu. Steve Goff is attempting to get the full story now....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 18, 2010; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
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LIVE Chat - World Cup USA vs. Slovenia

This morning's match is a crucial game that could determine whether the U.S. continues forward in this World Cup -- a loss would put the Americans in a bind while a win would put them in prime position to advance. The Slovenians are confident, they've made guarantees for a win....

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 18, 2010; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  
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World Cup 2010: Serbia vs. Germany

Milan Jovanovic's goal held up for Serbia in a 1-0 win over Germany. Spanish referee Alberto Undiano handed out nine yellow cards, the most in the tournament so far, and Germany striker Miroslav Klose was ejected. Read all about it here, and check out the match stats here....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 18, 2010; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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USA lineup for World Cup match vs. Slovenia

Here are the starters..... Goalkeeper: Tim Howard. Defenders: Steve Cherundolo, Oguchi Onyewu, Jay DeMerit, Carlos Bocanegra. Midfielders: Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Jose Torres, Clint Dempsey. Forwards: Robbie Findley, Jozy Altidore....

By Steve Goff  |  June 18, 2010; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: U.S. lineup, USA-Slovenia, World Cup  
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Africa's animal kingdom plays the beautiful game

By Steve Goff  |  June 18, 2010; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: South Africa, World Cup  
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Friday World Cup kickaround

*Mathematically, the United States does not have to win today. Realistically, the United States has to win today. Beyond the ramifications to the Group C table, the Americans, for the good of the sport in the States, simply cannot lose to Slovenia. Agree? *Weather at Ellis Park: 56 degrees and...

By Steve Goff  |  June 18, 2010; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , D.C. United , England , France , Ireland , TV , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Fabio Capello, South Africa, USA-Slovenia, World Cup  
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Slovenia ambassador, senator wager on World Cup

By Liz Clarke Slovenia's U.S. ambassador Roman Kirn plans to join fellow Slovenes for a viewing party Friday at Dupont Circle's Buffalo Billiards, where he'll find out if he has to make good on the wager he made with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Harkin, whose mother is from Slovenia,...

By Liz Clarke  |  June 17, 2010; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: 2010 World Cup, Slovenia, Tom Harkin, U.S. soccer team  
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World Cup 2010: Mexico 2, France 0

Javier Hernandez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored in Mexico's 2-0 win over France at the World Cup. Mexico needs only a draw to advance to the second round from Group A. In the 64th minute, Hernandez scored after the France defense stopped, assuming he was offside. Blanco scored on a penalty...

By Mitch Rubin  |  June 17, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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World Cup 2010: Greece 2, Nigeria 1

Greece won a World Cup match for the first time in its history, coming back from one goal down to beat 10-man Nigeria 2-1 in a World Cup Group B match. Vassilis Torosidis scored the go-ahead goal in the 71st minute after a mistake from Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. Greece...

By Mitch Rubin  |  June 17, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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World Cup 2010: Argentina 4, South Korea 1

Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat trick to to bring Argentina to the brink of qualifying for the next round. In first-half injury time, Lee Chung-yong capitalized on a defensive gaffe to make the game interesting at 2-1, but Higuain's two second-half goals put the game away. Argentina leads Group B...

By Mitch Rubin  |  June 17, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Swiss strategy vs. Spain was made in America

Gelson Fernandes scored the goal and Diego Benaglio produced the saves, but it was the United States that inspired the gameplan for Switzerland's 1-0 shocker over Spain on Wednesday. Swiss Manager Ottmar Hitzfeld offered a tip of the cap to Bob Bradley and his staff. Drawing from strategy implemented by...

By Steve Goff  |  June 17, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Spain , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Ottmar Hitzfeld, South Africa, Spain, World Cup  
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Hello, my World Cup peeps!

By Steven Goff and Liz Clarke We're tired of the vuvuzelas. They're loud and annoying -- we get it. The best souvenir to take home from the World Cup: marshmallow footballers, which come in packets of eight hand-decorated players (rather than 11?) wearing South Africa, English or Brazilian kits....

By Steve Goff  |  June 17, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: World Cup, marshmallows, peeps  
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Planet Football

From Sowetan editorial cartoonist Zapiro:...

By Steve Goff  |  June 17, 2010; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: South Africa, Sowetan, World Cup, Zapiro  
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S Africans: Hopes low; horns annoying

By Liz Clarke South Africans' spirits were palpably down following Bafana Bafana's 3-0 shutout at the hands of Uruguay Wednesday. The Sowetan captured the mood with an online poll. The results: Do you think Bafana still stand a chance of making it to the next rounds? Yes, we can't give...

By Liz Clarke  |  June 17, 2010; 6:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: 2010 World Cup, Bafana Bafana, vuvuzelas  
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Insider poll: USA vs. Slovenia

With the U.S. team's next match a day away, we would like to know..... poll by twiigs.com...

By Steve Goff  |  June 17, 2010; 5:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Poll , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: USA vs. Slovenia, World Cup  
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Thursday World Cup kickaround

*Bafana Bafana's loss to Uruguay came on an important anniversary in South Africa. *Don't mess with the Gooch. *Headlines in the local papers: "Agony! Forlan, one-eyed referee and timid Bafana defer SA's dream" "Eish, Bafana! SA reels from red card and 3-0 Uruguayan win" "Bafana dream on knife-edge: Uruguay victory...

By Steve Goff  |  June 17, 2010; 5:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , History , South Africa , TV , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Bafana Bafana, South Africa, World Cup  
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World Cup highs and lows through six days

Each nation has played at least one match, and from a tournament standpoint, the World Cup is more than 25 percent complete (17 of 64 games). Some observations: *Bafana Bafana rode the emotions -- and a sensational goal by Siphiwe Tshabalala -- to a draw against Mexico in the opener,...

By Steve Goff  |  June 16, 2010; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: Bafana Bafana, South Africa, World Cup  
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World Cup roundup

Switzerland 1, Spain 0 A goal in the 52nd minute from Gelson Fernandes lifted Switzerland to an upset of European champion Spain. The Swiss, knocked out on penalty kicks in the round of 16 four years ago in Germany, have now gone 490 minutes in World Cup play without being...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  June 16, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Chile , Honduras , South Africa , Spain , Switzerland , Uruguay  
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Youth Day: Through eyes of young journalist

By Liz Clarke June 16 is Youth Day in South Africa, a national holiday that commemorates the courage and sacrifice of more than 20,000 students from Soweto who marched on that date in 1976 in protest of a government mandate that instruction be delivered in Afrikaans, which, in the words...

By Liz Clarke  |  June 16, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: 2010 World Cup, Soweto Uprising, Youth Day  
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A few minutes with Tim Howard

U.S. World Cup goalkeeper Tim Howard said Wednesday that his rib injury has left him sore but "when you get on the field and your mind is on the game, it takes away from the pain." Howard is expected to start Friday against Slovenia at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. "The...

By Steve Goff  |  June 16, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: American soccer, Tim Howard, World Cup  
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World Cup: Legofussball gives us bits and pieces

If you haven't seen them already, the work being done by the folks at Lego Fussball are quite entertaining. You can find the entire archive here. Here's a look at the latest work: a recreation of the Netherland's 2-0 victory over Denmark on Monday....

By from staff reports  |  June 16, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2010 World Cup  | Tags: Legos World Cup, World Cup legos  
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Wednesday World Cup kickaround

*Speed demon Robbie Findley, a blip on the U.S. radar just a few months ago, finds himself at the forefront of the World Cup effort. *Colleague Liz Clarke's take on Brazil's victory over North Korea in frigid conditions at Ellis Park. *Are all those fans wearing the same colors or...

By Steve Goff  |  June 16, 2010; 6:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Americans Abroad , Brazil , FIFA , TV , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Brazil, North Korea, Robbie Findley, South Africa, World Cup, pate  
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Talking World Cup with D.C. United

The folks at Comcast SportsNet and CSNWashington.com were gracious enough to partner with The Post for a World Cup venture with D.C. United at the RFK Stadium training grounds Tuesday. Check out the discussion with yours truly Paul Tenorio, Comcast's Russ Thaler, United Coach Curt Onalfo and former United star...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 15, 2010; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , D.C. United  | Tags: American soccer, D.C. United, World Cup  
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World Cup 2010: results and live streaming

Check out the scoreboard here and our interactive map page, with up-to-the-minute group standings here. The latest World Cup news is here. Winston Reid's header in injury time gives New Zealand a 1-1 draw with Slovakia. The Ivory Coast and Portugal battle to a 0-0 draw. Watch the Brazil vs....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 15, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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What's in a name? If it's Jabulani, happiness!

By Liz Clarke As his parents' first born, he was named for the happiness he represented: Jabulani. Who knew that Adidas would come along 32 years later and choose the same name for the official ball of the 2010 World Cup? "I'm getting famous with this name!" Jabulani Makhubele...

By Liz Clarke  |  June 15, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: 2010 World Cup, Jabulani, soccer ball  
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USA-England: Cold War!

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert explores the strained relations between America and England stemming from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Robert Green's spill in the platinum mining region of South Africa: The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cAmerica's Strained Relationship With Englandwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical...

By Steve Goff  |  June 15, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , England , TV , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, USA-England, World Cup  
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A few minutes with Landon Donovan

U.S. midfielder Landon Donovan addressed a wide variety of topics during Tuesday's media session at team headquarters in Irene, South Africa. With a draw against England, the Americans are very much in contention for a round-of-16 berth. However, "In all likelihood, if we lose [to Slovenia on Friday], we are...

By Steve Goff  |  June 15, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Landon Donovan, South Africa, World Cup  
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Tuesday kickaround

*At the World Cup, there is no shortage of fine whine, and we're not talking about the exquisite Pinotage. (The story appears on the front of The Post's main news section.) *U.S. news & notes, leading with Tim Howard's status. *Franz Beckenbauer, who knows a few things about the sport,...

By Steve Goff  |  June 15, 2010; 5:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , England , France , South Africa , TV , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: South Africa, World Cup, vuvuzelas  
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D.C. United signs midfielder Branko Boskovic

*Updated at 6:00 PM* In need of an attack-minded center midfielder, D.C. United announced on Monday the signing of Montenegrin midfielder Branko Boskovic as a designated player. Boskovic has spent the past three years playing for Rapid Vienna in the Austrian Bundesliga. The left-footed midfielder will not be available until...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 14, 2010; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags: Branko Boskovic, D.C. United  
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2010 MLS salaries made public by players' union

The MLS players' union has posted salaries for the 2010 season. The top five..... (The first listing is base salary, the second is guaranteed compensation) Galaxy MF David Beckham: $5.5 million/$6.5 million Galaxy F Landon Donovan: $2.05 million/$2.1 million Red Bulls F Juan Pablo Angel: $1.6 million/$1.9 million Toronto FC...

By Steve Goff  |  June 14, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  | Tags: D.C. United, MLS  
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Vuvuzelas allowed, FIFA says

Now is the time to invest in South African earplug futures....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 14, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  2010 World Cup  | Tags: FIFA, World Cup, vuvuzelas  
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Vuvuzelas: Sound pollution or joyful noise?

Liz Clarke wrote earlier about the vuvuzela debate that is currently raging in South Africa, and now Reuters checks in with this video report:...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 14, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: South Africa, World Cup, vuvuzelas  
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'Soccer's Lost Boys' to air Wednesday

In "Soccer's Lost Boys," Current Media explores the demand for young west African players in European leagues and the litany of unlicensed agents, illegitimate academies and shady middlemen. The program will air Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. Current TV is available on most cable and satellite providers. For a preview.......

By Steve Goff  |  June 14, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Africa  | Tags: Soccer's Lost Boys, World Cup, human trafficking, international soccer  
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World Cup live streaming

Can't play hooky from work today? Not a problem. Just go here for World Cup live streaming of Japan vs. Cameroon and Italy vs. Paraguay....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 14, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Tim Howard cleared to play for USA in World Cup

Exhale, American supporters, for goalkeeper Tim Howard is just fine and should be in the starting lineup against Slovenia on Friday at Johannesburg's Ellis Park. According to the U.S. Soccer Federation: "After a physical examination this morning, the medical staff has determined there is no need to conduct additional testing...

By Steve Goff  |  June 14, 2010; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: American soccer, Tim Howard, World Cup  
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Monday's World Cup kickaround

*You know the World Cup must be big in the States if my man Norman Chad is writing about soccer again. You'll like his latest column. Probably. "In England, soccer players get knighted; in the United States, they get Business Select tickets on Southwest." *The Americans were given the day...

By Steve Goff  |  June 14, 2010; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , England , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: American soccer, Ledley King, North Korea, Tim Howard, World Cup  
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Could vuvuzelas fall silent? Ban possible

By Liz Clarke Acknowledging a rising tide of complaints about the deafening din of vuvuzelas during World Cup matches, Danny Jordaan, chief executive of the tournament's local organizing committee, warned Sunday that the plastic horns could be banned if fans don't show more respect in their bugling. In an interview...

By Liz Clarke  |  June 14, 2010; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , South Africa  | Tags: 2010 World Cup, vuvuzelas  
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U.S. squad gets an unofficial theme song

By Liz Clarke England may have its glamorous WAGS, but the U.S. soccer team has Weezer. The Los Angeles-based band, led by soccer fanatic Rivers Cuomo, has recorded a song in tribute to the Americans' 2010 World Cup campaign called "Represent." And in a show of support, the band is...

By Liz Clarke  |  June 14, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: U.S. team, Weezer, World Cup 2010  
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TV ratings for USA-England World Cup match

The USA-England match Saturday was the fifth most-viewed soccer telecast in ABC history. The two-hour match window averaged a 7.3 household rating (8.4 million households) and 12.9 million viewers. When the one-hour pregame coverage was included in the figures, the game delivered a 6.1 household rating (7 million households) and...

By Steve Goff  |  June 13, 2010; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , England , TV , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: TV ratings, USA-England, World Cup  
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An update on USA goalkeeper Tim Howard

Photo by Michael Sohn -- Associated Press The latest from the U.S. Soccer Federation on goalkeeper Tim Howard's rib injury: "Tim is currently receiving treatment and our trainers are closely monitoring his progress. He will be evaluated once again in the morning [Monday] to determine if any tests will...

By Steve Goff  |  June 13, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Dissecting England's goal vs. USA in World Cup

Let's take a closer look at the sequence that led to Steven Gerrard's fourth-minute goal against the United States on Saturday night. It began with a simple throw-in by right back Glen Johnson to Frank Lampard. Michael Bradley challenged, but Lampard was able to target Wayne Rooney. When Oguchi Onyewu...

By Steve Goff  |  June 13, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , England , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Bob Bradley, England-USA, Steven Gerrard, World Cup  
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World Cup scores

For The Post's World Cup scoreboard, click here....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 13, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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World Cup live streaming

To watch the Algeria-Slovenia and Serbia-Ghana matches online, click here. NOTE: The Germany-Australia match will only be streamed online on a delayed basis. That match will be televised by ABC. Slovenia earned its first-ever World Cup victory, a 1-0 win over Algeria, which was playing with only 10 men for...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 13, 2010; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Tim Howard status unclear for 2nd World Cup game

U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, who made several excellent stops in the 1-1 draw with England on Saturday night, will undergo further evaluation later Sunday to assess a rib injury suffered in the first half. Howard remained in the match after the collision with forward Emile Heskey but was in considerable...

By Steve Goff  |  June 13, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Bob Bradley, Tim Howard, World Cup  
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