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Apr 1, 2014 — The new jerseys feature a familiar U.S. badge on the chest. But they depart from the previous uniforms by using thick bands of the national flag's three colors.
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Feb 27, 2014 — The ball soared through the night air and over the head of the goalie, who had been caught out near the top of the penalty area.
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Nov 27, 2013 — A large portion of a nearly completed soccer stadium has collapsed in Sao Paulo, killing at least two people, according to Brazilian officials. The metal structure apparently buckled after a crane fell on it at the stadium, which is slated to host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup.
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Sep 27, 2013 — As work begins on the infrastructure, stadiums, hotels and other things being built in Qatar for soccer's 2022 World Cup, a disturbing number of immigrant workers are dying. There are reports of food, water and pay being withheld. Officials vow to change things.
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Aug 4, 2013 — The Americans put on a show at the Gold Cup tournament, outscoring opponents 20 goals to 4 and stretching the team's win streak to 11 games. Even if that doesn't exactly send a chill through the rest of the world soccer community, it's enough to gives U.S. fans real hope for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Jul 7, 2013 — Brazilian police have made an arrest in a grisly incident during a soccer match, in which a referee's leveling of a red card penalty set off a clash with a player that resulted in the player's death and ended with the official being brutally killed.
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Jun 20, 2013 — Thursday's game against Spain was played in a stadium holding a crowd reported at 71,000 people — equal to a bit more than a quarter of the total population of Tahiti. The Pacific players have already met a goal, scoring against Nigeria.
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Jun 12, 2013 — The best soccer player in the world today has been accused in Spain, where he plays for Barcelona FC. A prosecutor says false tax returns were filed. So far there's no comment from Messi or his father.
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May 16, 2013 — David Beckham, who starred for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and England's national team before heading to the United States and Paris, is retiring at age 38. The news was confirmed Thursday by England's Football Association. He appeared for England in 115 games.
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May 15, 2013 — Tributes are appearing online for Richard Swanson, the Seattle man whose plan to dribble a soccer ball all the way to Brazil to raise money for charity ended Tuesday after he was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Oregon.
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