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Tim Howard of the United States looks on in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Keidel: World Cup Runneth Over

You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.

07/03/2014

Landon Donovan of the USA celebrates scoring the second goal during the Mexico v USA, World Cup Second Round match played at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju, South Korea on June 17, 2002. The USA won 2-0. (Source: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Top Five Moments In U.S. World Cup History

As we get deeper into the 2014 FIFA World Cup there is a growing enthusiasm surrounding the U.S. Men’s National Team. It’s an excitement that started decades ago when the United States was just beginning to make a name for itself in the world of international soccer. Fast forward to now where the U.S. fans have built up expectations to see their team advance into the Round of 16 and beyond.

06/27/2014

US midfielder Jermaine Jones warms up during a training session at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife on June 25, 2014 on the eve of the Group G football match between USA and Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Source: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. & Germany Reject Suggestions Of ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’

There won’t be friendly phone calls, there won’t be any dirty deals. That’s the promise from both sides ahead of Germany’s final Group G match against the United States.

06/26/2014

(L) Jermaine Jones of the United States (credit: Christopher Lee/Getty Images), (R) Darnell Dockett #90 of the Arizona Cardinals (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

7 Darnell Dockett World Cup Tweets That Ask The Important Questions

While Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett is no soccer aficionado, he really takes a deep look into the 2014 World Cup by asking the important USMNT related questions.

06/23/2014

MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: Fabian Johnson of the United States is challenged by Raul Meireles of Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between the United States and Portugal at Arena Amazonia on June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

USA Vs Portugal Ends With 2-2 Draw

Varela headed in an equalizer in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Portugal against the United States at the World Cup on Sunday and deny the Americans a spot in the second round.

06/22/2014

Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States looks on as the US Men's National Team stretches prior to training at Arena Amazonia on June 21, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil.  (Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

U.S. To Face Portugal Looking To Advance To Round Of Sixteen

With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

06/22/2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21: Miroslav Klose of Germany scores his team's second goal past Fatawu Dauda of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Germany Draws 2-2 With Ghana At World Cup

Ghana held Germany to a 2-2 draw on Saturday despite veteran striker Miroslav Klose coming on as a substitute to tie the World Cup scoring record with the equalizer in their Group G match.

06/21/2014

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo stretches during a training session at the team's base camp in Campinas during the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament on June 20, 2014. (Source: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Ronaldo Wears Knee Brace In Practice As Portugal Prepares To Face U.S.

Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his troublesome left knee Friday, triggering a new wave of questions over his health as his Portugal team held its final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the United States.

06/20/2014

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Right (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

6 Animal Look-alikes Of The World Cup

The players and coaches have been channeling their inner spiritual animal this year.

06/19/2014

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: The US Men's National Team enters the pitch for training at Estadio das Dunas on June 15, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

S. Florida Soccer Fans Go Wild For U.S.A. Victory Over Ghana

South Florida soccer fans are buzzed and energized as the U.S. team gears up for its first world cup match.

06/16/2014

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