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Morning Kick Around: Brazil Open World Cup With Win

Day one of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is already in the bag and it certainly made for some great soccer. Today’s Morning Kick Around features stories about the World Cup, USMNT, MLS and NWSL. Make sure to check back each morning for all the latest soccer news.

World Cup

-Brazil won their opening match against Croatia by a score of 3-1. If you did not get a chance to catch the match, check out the full highlights below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEC1lsMi3D0

-Check out the official player ratings from Vavel.com, as Juan Pablo Aravena gives his expert opinion on each player from today’s match.

-Mike Dyce of Fansided.com has the updated World Cup standings after day one. Check them out right here.

 

 

USMNT

-Is it time for USA vs. Ghana yet?! Soon my friend, very soon. Make sure to have your calendar cleared off because it will be one amazing game you will not want to miss. The match is scheduled for 5pm on Monday the 16th.

-Have you heard? The U.S. might be hosting the 2022 World Cup! Well that is the latest report out of FIFA. Check out the full details from the World Cup section here at Fansided.

-American Soccer Now gives their full, in-depth preview of Monday’s match between the USMNT and Ghana. Make sure you check it out.

 

MLS

-The World Cup may be going on, but that did not stop MLS action from stopping. There were two different matches taking place this week.

-The Montreal Impact fell 4-2 against DC United. Luis Silva tallied his first ever hat trick and it all happened in the first half. Check out the full match highlights below.

-The second match of the week featured the Portland Timbers taking on FC Dallas. This match would end in a 2-2 draw, but it certainly is better than a loss for both clubs. Check out the full match highlights below. Oh and did I forget to mention that FCD only had nine players? Find out more on that from MLS Multiplex.

 

NWSL

-Where is your team in the latest NWSL Standings? Check it all out right here.

-The Houston Dash won another match this past week, and Orange in the Oven was all over it.

Tags: MLS Nwsl USMNT World Cup 2014

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