DUBLIN, IRELAND – NOVEMBER 18: Jurgen Klinsmann (L) the head coach of USA looks on during playing of the national anthems ahead of the International Friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and USA at the Aviva Stadium on November 18, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

ESPNFC recycles World Cup poll for USMNT in the Gold Cup

Before tomorrow’s USMNT friendly in Chile, ESPNFC has a post focusing on the future of the team. There are several poll questions in the post, asking about Jurgen Klinsmann as a coach, the USMNT’s highest rated young player, and the USMNT’s most important player. There is also a poll about the 2015 Gold Cup, which […]

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Jozy Altidore is ready for Tuesday

#AreYouReady for #USAvBEL? @JozyAltidore is Ready and available for @J_Klinsmann and the #USMNT tomorrow! — U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 30, 2014

Chiellini thinks Suarez suspension is “excessive”

Giorgio Chiellini shared his thoughts on becoming Luis Suarez’s latest biting victim…

“I don’t have any feelings of joy, revenge or anger towards Suarez for an incident which happened on the field and finished there.

“I’m just angry and disappointed about losing the game. At the moment, my only thoughts are with Luis and his family, because they’re faced with a very difficult period.”

Chiellini also had thoughts about Suarez’s nine match, four month suspension.

“I always considered the disciplinary measures by the governing organisations to be unequivocal, but at the same time I think what they have proposed is excessive. I sincerely hope that he will be permitted at least to be close to his teammates during their games, because forbidding him from doing that would be alienating him.”

(via Chiellini’s website]

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Ghana suspends Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari indefinitely

The United States’ journey to the Round of 16 may have just gotten a tad easier, despite the incredible flooding in Recife. Ghana stars Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been suspended indefinitely and sent home from the World Cup under a cloud of controversy. Boateng reportedly insulted coach Kwesi Appiah, while Muntari has been […]

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Uruguayan media: Suarez biting incident overblown by English media

The aftermath of yet another Luis Suarez biting incident has turned downright bizarre – Uruguayan media is saying that the incident is being overblown, and that the English media has an agenda against him. Yes, really. A report by the Uruguayan station Tenfield claims that Suarez’s biting Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder only became an issue because members […]

The pitch in Manaus was painted green before England-Italy

Saturday’s England-Italy match in Manaus is one of the most highly anticipated matchups of group play. Yet, just hours before the match begins, the pitch is still not in great condition. In fact, the condition is so bad that groundskeepers were spotted painting it green on Friday. Take a look at some of this pictures […]

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Protests are already getting ugly in Brazil

Before Thursday’s World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo, protesters and police locked horns, and things got ugly. Police reportedly used tear gas and noise bombs on 100 protesters, forcing them to relocate. After the protesters relocated three blocks away, there was another incident two hours later that featured the protesters throwing […]

This Hooters futbol commercial will give you a headache

This Hooters commercial was apparently created to encourage people that no matter if they’re watching football or futbol, they can come to Hooters and watch their game/match and have a good time. The only major issue with this ad is…well…it’s terrible. If you’re trying to get me amped up for the World Cup, don’t include Joey Chestnut, Jon Gruden, and John Daly (?!?!?!) in your commercial. I’m not going to hop on the train of it being disrespectful, however, that doesn’t mean that it’s stupid and ill-conceived.

Who ever thought this was a good idea? They probably could have created a cheaper, more entertaining, less stupid commercial by only using the Hooters girls and keeping their highly-paid celebrity endorsers out of the picture.

Budweiser created a beer cup that turns into a vuvuzela

It remains to be seen whether or not vuvuzelas will be en vogue in Brazil during the World Cup this year, but Budweiser is attempting to make them a thing in the United States. They’ve created this pretty great beer cup that can be turned into a vuvuzela, meaning that after you’re done drinking, you can annoy the hell out of everyone else at the bar!

In all honesty, I’d probably order one Bud Light just to get what they’re calling the “vuvuchela”, then switch to something with actual substance to it while honking away for the rest of the match. You don’t see unique pieces of memorabilia like this every day.