The United States national soccer team will take on Germany's team on Thursday. The US coach used to be the German national coach. Rumors have been swirling about what will happen when the teams and the coaches compete on in Recife.
Manaus, Brazil, will host several opening round games in the upcoming World Cup. The city is in the middle of the Amazon, and the local river is rising. But soccer fans who venture to town will still find all the familiar aspects of city life.
US soccer superstar Landon Donovan won't be on US Soccer's National Team for the 2014 World Cup. Fans are angry, but there are some good reasons, explains Grantland's Men in Blazers co-host Roger Bennett.