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Juergen Klinsmann is excited for U.S. World Cup match with Germany
latimes.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Kevin Baxter

Posted on 06/25/2014 11:39:16 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

When the World Cup pairings were announced in December, the date U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann circled most prominently on his calendar was June 26, the group-play final against Germany.

That's the country Klinsmann, the player, led to a World Cup title in 1990 and the one Klinsmann, the coach, led to a third-place finish in the 2006 World Cup. So playing against his homeland in his first World Cup as the American coach was something he both feared and embraced.

Now that the game is at hand, though, Klinsmann says he's feeling another emotion: joy.

"This is going to be so much fun," he said Tuesday. "I'm so excited."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: soccer; worldcup2014
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1 posted on 06/25/2014 11:39:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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World Cup 2014: U.S. vs. Germany, and what you need to know about the two soccer teams leading up to their showdown

Ready for the World Cup’s #WW3?

That’s the hashtag trending for the USA versus Germany showdown at high noon on Thursday, which is sure to be a nail-biter.

The Americans need a win or a tie to ensure that they advance to the knockout stage after last weekend’s heartbreaking tie with Portugal - especially if the Portuguese score highly against Ghana when those two teams face off at the same time on Thursday.

2 posted on 06/25/2014 11:43:47 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Twitter / Hashtag - USA vs. Germany

Twitter / Search - USA World Cup lang:en

3 posted on 06/25/2014 11:47:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
▶ Two Steps From Hell - Protectors of the Earth - YouTube
4 posted on 06/25/2014 11:54:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Cap Huff
USA!USA!USA!

Sorry BF..

5 posted on 06/25/2014 11:55:52 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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Shameless promo video.
6 posted on 06/26/2014 12:05:49 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Berlin_Freeper
U.S. soccer World Cup match vs. Germany is ‘massive’ for many reasons
“It’s massive.”
7 posted on 06/26/2014 12:09:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Dog

USA!
USA!
USA!
USA!


8 posted on 06/26/2014 12:10:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said Lionel Messi "is from Jupiter" after the Argentina forward scored twice in their 3-2 win over the African nation.
"Messi is one of heck of a player. He's blessed. You can't take it away from him," said Keshi, whose Nigeria side still qualified despite the defeat.

"There are good calibre players in the team but Messi is from Jupiter."

Bosnia win knocks out Iran
knocked Iran out

France 0, Ecuador 0
Les Bleus only needed a draw to advance to the Round of 16, and when Ecuador captain Antonio Valencia was sent off with a straight red card in the 50th minute, it was all but official.

Honduras 0-3 Switzerland World Cup 2014 MATCH REPORT: Xherdan Shaqiri scores a hat-trick to secure Swiss progress


9 posted on 06/26/2014 12:24:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Two WC hat tricks, both from Bayern Munich players. :)


10 posted on 06/26/2014 12:27:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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List of World Cup hat-tricks
11 posted on 06/26/2014 12:31:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Australia’s hat-trick of World Cup losses leaves Socceroos eyeing Asian Cup prize
12 posted on 06/26/2014 12:35:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well lets hope that the USA doesn’t have a disallowed penalty as in 2002. A draw is good enough!


13 posted on 06/26/2014 12:36:06 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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Luis Suarez completes a hat-trick of bites
14 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Match Highlights
Nigeria 2:3 Argentina
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3:1 Iran

Ecuador 0:0 France
Honduras 0:3 Switzerland

Photos

Who’s In, Who’s Out

15 posted on 06/26/2014 12:44:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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16 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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World Cup 2014: Today at the tournament - day 15
Group G decider will see Germany's coach take on his predecessor, while Algeria can reach the second stage of the World Cup for the first time.

Thursday will see the last of the group-stage action before the tournament's first rest day.

Portugal v Ghana
United States v Germany

Algeria v Russia
South Korea v Belgium

17 posted on 06/26/2014 12:55:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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http://www.gfycat.com/ChillyAllAnole#

Herrera on the sidelines should be a Broadway show

18 posted on 06/26/2014 12:59:35 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Brazilians blame Mick Jagger for Italy's exit
Mick Jagger is being blamed by Brazilians for Italy's exit from the World Cup, with the host nation now praying he doesn't tip them for victory as well.
19 posted on 06/26/2014 1:03:18 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Southern Brazil has been invaded by close to 100,000 Argentinians who have been crossing the border in droves

Lionel Messi on course to emulate Diego Maradona and win World Cup for Argentina

20 posted on 06/26/2014 1:07:14 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Balotelli hits back at World Cup criticism, discrimination
Next to a video with someone saying, "Mario, you're really not Italian. Go away," Balotelli posted a long reply on Instagram.

"I'm Mario Balotelli. I'm 23 years old and I didn't choose to be Italian," Balotelli wrote. "I strongly wanted (to be Italian) because I was born in Italy and have always lived in ITALY."

21 posted on 06/26/2014 1:12:00 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Algeria’s Vahid Halilhodzic prickly under pressure
“The fans never gave up on me, and it’s made me feel warm inside,” he began. “But the press – the press lost confidence in Vahid. This is a gift for everyone except for you. I know you’re sad tonight but this is how it is.

“There are things that have provoked such animosity in Vahid. So many lies. You have attacked my own family. My pride, my honour, no one has the right to touch those things but I have not won a battle for myself. The Algerian people have never given up on me and have expended a lot of energy, and this is a small reward.”

22 posted on 06/26/2014 1:15:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Brazil Has Faked The Most Injuries At The 2014 World Cup
Taking a dive or faking an injury isn’t something unique to soccer. There are phantom high sticks and elbows in hockey and basketball, NFL players who fake cramps and just this week Matt Carpenter got away with pretending he was hit by a pitch. But soccer is the sport most notorious for players writhing in pain, and this year’s World Cup has done little to erase that reputation. According to one report, no team at the tournament has faked more such injuries than the home nation, Brazil.
23 posted on 06/26/2014 1:17:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Ghana Requests World Cup Prize Money Early
$8 million
24 posted on 06/26/2014 1:19:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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World cup fans battle it out

The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song We Are One (Crash, Bang, Boom - Ole Ola)

25 posted on 06/26/2014 1:22:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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U.S. vs. Germany 2014 World Cup Promo ('Merica Version) - YouTube
26 posted on 06/26/2014 1:29:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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SF Giants' pitcher Tim Lincecum celebrates his 'No Hitter' wearing USMNT jersey
27 posted on 06/26/2014 1:32:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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His appearance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the age of 43 years and 3 days made him the oldest player ever to play at a World Cup.
28 posted on 06/26/2014 1:38:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Fred bites Marcelo in training
29 posted on 06/26/2014 1:41:18 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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The next two results I really really want:

1. The USA to make the round of 16
2. Holland to deport Mexico from the World Cup

30 posted on 06/26/2014 1:51:53 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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Cristiano Ronaldo says Portugal's World Cup qualification 'almost impossible' ahead of group finale
“We’ve all given our best,” said the Real Madrid superstar. “It’s virtually impossible now, but this is football.
31 posted on 06/26/2014 2:03:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Belgium hope for winning formula against South Korea
Eden Hazard believes Belgium’s opening two victories have sent out a message to some of the teams considered favourites to win the World Cup.

“We intend to carry on winning – each time, we inspire more fear,” the Chelsea midfielder said. “That’s ideal in terms of getting the teams we meet to come at us with their heads as low as possible.”

32 posted on 06/26/2014 2:07:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Capello's Russia Must Score in World Cup or Go Home
Fabio Capello's goal-shy Russia will have to do better than England did under his guidance four years ago when they face a confident Algeria for a place in the World Cup knockout stage on Thursday.

The authoritarian Italian's lackluster England side played out a 0-0 draw against the 'Desert Foxes' in Cape Town in 2010, a tournament in which Algeria failed to score a single goal in their three group games.

The North Africans have never before progressed through the group stage but look a much more dangerous side now after beating South Korea 4-2 and narrowly losing out 2-1 to fancied Belgium.

33 posted on 06/26/2014 2:10:14 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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I finally found the ESPN stream, so I'll be watching at work. I work with a lot of fans, so it should be fun.

We should be able to play with Germany. A victory wouldn't surprise me. But I'll predict a 2-2 tie.

34 posted on 06/26/2014 2:27:26 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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Japan’s Coach Zaccheroni Resigns
"I am disappointed and not satisfied with the results. I really wanted to take us forward and qualify for the second round and I am so disappointed. But I picked the team, decided on the tactics and how we play and I want to take full responsibility”, the experienced Italian coach said.

Good job: FA Chairman Greg Dyke shakes the hand of manager Roy Hodgson

35 posted on 06/26/2014 3:04:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/chi-juergen-klinsmann-soccer-note-20140625,0,4964695.story


36 posted on 06/26/2014 3:08:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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i’ll bet 3 to 1 to American mens team once again blow this very big soccer match.
Seems they always come up short when given an opportunity to promote their sport


37 posted on 06/26/2014 3:31:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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Hodgson snapped back at one reporter when it was pointed out that Italy manager Cesare Prandelli had offered to resign following his team's elimination from the tournament on Tuesday.

"I told you the other day (I won't resign) and I've nothing more to add," the England manager said before adding: "The FA have asked me to continue. They want me to continue. I'm, very happy that they want me to continue.

"I have no reason to do so. I have no intention to do so.

"I don't want to be compared to other people.

38 posted on 06/26/2014 3:32:08 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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"With the oldest of them, Gary Cahill at 24", Hodgson said.
39 posted on 06/26/2014 3:43:18 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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"There could be dialogue, perhaps, whereby at any moment I could speak to one of them and say, 'do you want to play in this game, are you up for it?' That's how I'd really like to see it.
40 posted on 06/26/2014 3:45:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
▶ Two Steps from Hell - Spirit of Champions - YouTube
41 posted on 06/26/2014 3:48:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/united-states-vs-germany-will-ferrell-threatens-to-bite-every-german-player-at-the-usa-world-cup-match-9564712.html


42 posted on 06/26/2014 3:53:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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spotted eating grass
43 posted on 06/26/2014 4:02:23 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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especially if the Portuguese score highly against Ghana

I'm more worried about Ghana scoring highly on Portugal.

44 posted on 06/26/2014 4:10:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I hope Ronaldo has a helmet.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 4:13:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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There are phantom high sticks and elbows in hockey and basketball, NFL players who fake cramps

And anyone who tries pulling that crap in the Big Leagues will get hammered twice as hard on their next shift, and they know it.

In soccer, most of the time there's just no call or consequence for diving, so it continues. A lot. When the refs want to get serious and start throwing out players for deliberate acting, then this silliness will stop.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 4:41:34 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Thanks for posting articles. This could be a historic day


47 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:33 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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Boateng and Muntari sent home, booted off the squad.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28035928

Probably 2 of their 3 or 4 best.

So how Ghana reacts is a question. They could come out and stink things up, hasn’t not only their FA been questioned over match-fixing, one of those African teams was holding up payments to their players. Maybe it was Ghana.


48 posted on 06/26/2014 5:29:33 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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The Americans need a win or a tie to ensure that they advance to the knockout stage after last weekend’s heartbreaking tie with Portugal

The Germans still need a win or tie, too, let's not forget. How about we settle for 0-0 and go out for some beers afterwards?

49 posted on 06/26/2014 5:53:41 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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The Germans still need a win or tie, too, let's not forget. How about we settle for 0-0 and go out for some beers afterwards?

Sure, trust your opponent, leave your chances at advancing up to your opponent. Sounds like a winner to me. Forget past wrongs they did as well. They seem trustworthy.

2002 handball denying a USA goal, not seen or penalized by the referee. Should be awarded a red card and penalty kick.

50 posted on 06/26/2014 6:02:41 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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