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The Matao that roared: Arizona players power Guam over India

India is a cricketing country that doesn’t have the best record in world soccer. Even so, to see a nation of more than 1.2 billion people beaten 2-1 by Guam in a World Cup qualifier makes the word “upset” come to mind. Arizona-born Brandon McDonald and FC Tucson's Travis Nicklaw snatched goals for the tiny island against the world's second-largest nation... Read more»

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For club and territory: Two FC Tucson players jet off to Guam for World Cup qualifiers

FC Tucson’s Dallas Jaye and Travis Nicklaw and the rest of the Matao begin their hunt for World Cup glory next Thursday.... Read more»

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Obama on immigration reform: Mañana

President Obama has been very vocal about immigration reform for the last ... six years... Read more»

Latin America vs. Europe: The rivalry returns

Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup.... Read more»

Despite World Cup loss to Germany, fans still excited at Rialto

Despite the United States' 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup, the team advances and soccer fans showed their support at the Rialto Theatre on Thursday morning.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Math is hard: U.S. still likely to get to next stage of World Cup

The United States missed a tantalizing opportunity on Sunday, but did it end the Yanks’ hopes of a getting through to the next round of the World Cup? That would be a qualified no.... Read more»3

The most popular World Cup team in the U.S. may not be the U.S.

A lot of people in America will be watching Mexico play Brazil today.... Read more»

The World Cup: Brought to you by one of China's greenest corporations

Yingli's got solar panels, and Latin America's got sun. Hey, perfect match.... Read more»

Analysis

Vatican continues attack on American nuns as Pope Francis stands by

Part One: Religious sisters still under pressure despite soothing language from the pope.... Read more»

Brazil: 'Get your coke and weed here!'

As the World Cup approaches, police have pushed much overt drug selling out of the center of Rio, but in the outskirts it’s narco business as usual.... Read more»

The World Cup's official instrument is now banned from the World Cup

The enemies of fun have triumphed. First they came for the vuvuzela. Now they've come for the caxirola.... Read more»

How German coaches are crushing it at the World Cup

If any of these 6 teams wins in Brazil, Germany could claim a share of the credit.... Read more»

Why World Cup soccer players can’t have sex

Mexico’s soccer team coach may have made heads spin when he said he wanted players to avoid having sex at next month’s World Cup in Brazil. But to coach Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera it made perfect, if not totally scientific, sense: Abstinence will make his men maximize their performance on the field.... Read more»

If there is one image that sums up the World Cup in Brazil, this is it

You don't need to know that much about Brazil to take in this image. ... Read more»

Meet the anarchists who plan to go nuts at the World Cup

Brazil’s ‘Black Bloc’ has gained infamy for fighting police. But what is it, really?... Read more»

Brazil: Police release disturbing list of safety tips for World Cup

Police in Brazil's largest city will distribute safety pamphlets to World Cup visitors next month. Among the suggestions given is to hold your tongue when you're being robbed. Screaming will only get you killed. Solid advice.... Read more»

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