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USA soccer fans celebrate in Chicago's Grant Park. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bernstein: World Cup Soccer’s Pretty Cool

Watching the best compete on the biggest stage is appealing even to casual observers.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2014

John Brooks of the United States (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Defender John Brooks

John Brooks is a 21-year-old American player who is currently playing for German club team Hertha BSC and for the United States Men’s National Team.

06/24/2014

(Photo credit: RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images)

6 Of The Most Devastating Team USA Losses In History

You win some and you lose some, but these losses hurt and they hurt bad. And let’s be honest, Sunday’s match against Portugal felt like a defeat …

06/23/2014

DaMarcus Beasley of the United States (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Defender DaMarcus Beasley

DaMarcus Beasley is an American soccer player that plays as a left midfielder for Mexican club team Puebla, but plays as a left defender for the United States Men’s National Team.

06/23/2014

Japanese fan clean the tribune after a Group C football match between Japan and Greece. (credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Things You Missed At The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Week 3

The World Cup is still in motion and a lot of crazy things are happening in Brazil. Here are five things that you may have missed during the World Cup this past week.

06/23/2014

Clint Dempsey celebrates scoring a goal past Beto of Portugal. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Portugal Ties US With Extra-Time Goal

With Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, a one-goal lead is never safe.

06/22/2014

Soccer balls. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

6 Things To Know Before USA-Portugal World Cup Matchup

With the U.S. and Portugal set to square off on Sunday at 6pm ET, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Group G has been called the group of death by many because and it’s starting to live up to it’s nickname.

06/21/2014

United States fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Soccer Popularity Soaring In Chicago

World Cup soccer is bigger than ever, even here in the United States.

06/17/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Kyle Beckerman #5 of the United States Men's National Team in action against Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Midfielder Kyle Beckerman

Get to know more about United States men’s national soccer team midfielder Kyle Beckerman.

06/17/2014

HARRISON, NJ - JUNE 01: Jozy Altidore #17 of United States and Caner Erkin #18 of Turkey fight for the ball in the first half during an international friendly match at Red Bull Arena on June 1, 2014 in Harrison, New Jersey.

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Forward Jozy Altidore

Get to know more about United States men’s national soccer team forward Jozy Altidore.

06/17/2014

Omar Gonzalez of the United States (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Defender Omar Gonzalez

Get to know more about United States men’s national soccer team defender Omar Gonzalez.

06/17/2014

United States fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Soccer Fans Invade Grant Park For USA-Ghana World Cup Game

Soccer fans filled Grant Park with red, white and blue as the U.S. took on Ghana in their opening game of the World Cup.

06/16/2014

US's German coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks to players during a training session in Das Dunas Stadium, Natal, on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their match against Ghana in the 2014 FIFA football World Cup.

5 Things You Missed At The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Week 2

Lots of news coming out of Brazil as the 2014 World Cup got underway. Here are 5 things you missed for week 2.

06/16/2014

A Ghana fan. (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Rooting For The Baffoes In The World Cup

Tim Baffoe isn’t rooting for the U.S. in the World Cup, but he has a good reason.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2014

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8 Notable Players Missing The World Cup

Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …

06/09/2014

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5 Reasons You Should Look Forward To The 2014 World Cup

Today marks exactly one week until the start of the 2014 Fifa World Cup held in Brazil. Aside from seeing how long the commentator can scream GOAL without passing out, there are a few other things to look forward to.

06/05/2014

FIFA president Sepp Blatter. (Michael Buholzer/AFP/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The World Cup In Qatar — When I ‘Unstick’ To Sports

An estimated 4,000 workers will die in preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2014

Soccer balls sit on a snowy field. (File Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Long Winter Putting A Damper On Start Of Spring Sports

As if there weren’t enough of a reason to be upset with this long, brutal winter; the continuing cold weather has proved a big downer for kids looking forward to the start of spring sports like baseball, softball, track and field, lacrosse, tennis, and soccer.

03/13/2014

Photo from the 2012 Maine West Yearbook of Mike Divincenzo. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Judge In Hazing Case Puts Trial On Hold For Review

An unusual twist on Thursday in the hazing trial of a former north suburban soccer coach when the judge hearing the case put the proceedings on hold.

12/19/2013

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Chicago Fire To Build New Soccer Complex On North Side

A big dome is going up on the city’s North Side.

12/16/2013

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