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Clint Dempsey (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

MLS Looks To Build On World Cup Success

Even before millions of people packed into outdoor fan parties, ran out to bars for long lunches and sneaked peeks of games at their offices during the Americans’ World Cup run, Major League Soccer began […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/09/2014

Germany's midfielder Sami Khedira (R) celebrates with teammates  after scoring during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 8, 2014. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany Routs Brazil 7-1, Reaches World Cup Final

Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/08/2014

Germany's coach Joachim Loew gives instructions during a training session at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 7, 2014 on the eve of their 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final against Brazil. (Photo by PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany’s Loew: Brazil Tackling ‘Brutal’

Germany coach Joachim Loew is worried about Brazil’s “brutal” tackling in recent games, and appealed to the referee of their World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for such tactics. Germany and Brazil play […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/08/2014

Lionel Messi (left) & Arjen Robben (right) (Photo by Francois Xavier Marit/Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Messi And Robben Face Off In Semifinals

The World Cup’s best dribblers – Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben – face off when Argentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals. In Brazil, Robben has been quick, Messi has been quicksilver. On Wednesday in […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/07/2014

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JULY 01:   Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium shoots and scores his team's first goal past Tim Howard of the United States in extra timeduring the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and USA at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

USA Ousted From World Cup With Overtime Loss

They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world’s game. But the end of the ride came at the exact same point as […]

KHTK Sports 1140–07/01/2014

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16:  The United States players line up on the field before 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.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

5 Ways to Maximize Your World Cup Experience

World Cup fever is in full swing and today is huge for Team USA World Cup soccer fans. Come 1 p.m., fans will be glued to TV screens as Team USA prepares to take on Belgium in a match that determines who advances to the next round.


FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 29: Rafael Marquez of Mexico reacts after a challenge on Arjen Robben of the Netherlands resulting in a yellow card for Marquez and a penalty kick for the Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao on June 29, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Mexico Blaming Ref For Second Round Exit

Mexico’s second-round curse at the World Cup remains unbroken. Playing in the round of 16 for the sixth straight tournament, the Mexicans looked like they had finally done everything right against the Netherlands on Sunday. […]

KHTK Sports 1140–06/30/2014

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 28:  Jozy Altidore of the United States walks onto the pitch during training at Sao Paulo FC on June 28, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

US Says Jozy Altidore Available To Play Vs Belgium

The U.S. Soccer Federation says Jozy Altidore is available for Tuesday’s World Cup second-round game against Belgium. Altidore strained his left hamstring in the Americans’ opener against Ghana on June 16, and the forward didn’t […]

KHTK Sports 1140–06/30/2014

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 28:  Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States watches over drills during training at Sao Paulo FC on June 28, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

US Ready For Belgium For Place In World Cup Quarters

Highly physical, probably defensive and anxiety-ridden for sure. Not exactly the kind of happy football that fans have enjoyed so far at the World Cup, but it’s the likely scenario for Tuesday’s second-round match between […]

KHTK Sports 1140–06/30/2014

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 27:  Jozy Altidore of the United States jogs around the pitch during training at Sao Paulo FC on June 27, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

US Preps For Belgium In Knockout Round

Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called “Group of Death,” it’s time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup. The Americans play Belgium on Tuesday night in the round of 16, […]

KHTK Sports 1140–06/27/2014

RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: Omar Gonzalez (L) and Nick Rimando of the United States react after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

USA Advance To Round Of 16 Despite Loss

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing.

KHTK Sports 1140–06/26/2014

Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari of AC Milan  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Ghana Throws Muntari, Boateng Off World Cup Squad

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) Ghana threw Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng out of its World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons on Thursday, plunging the African team into further chaos ahead of its decisive group-stage match against Portugal.


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Fan dressed up as a Club Leon lucha libre.

Club America vs. Club Leon Play At Raley Field

Fans of Mexican premiere league soccer teams Club America and Club Leon flocked to Raley Field on Wednesday night. One thing’s for sure: Sacramento loves soccer.

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