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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

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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

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Good Question ‘Reply All': World Cup Edition

Every four years, soccer fans get in line just to get their kicks at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis. Shane Higgins is the general manager at Brit’s and an amateur soccer player. “Last week was a record-breaking week for us and there were only three World Cup games, ” Higgins said.

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

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World Cup Fever Hits The Twin Cities

It’s the most popular sport in the world. And this week the whole world is watching. The viewing party for the first game of the 2014 World Cup wrapped up at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis early Thursday evening.

06/12/2014

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Vikings Eye Expansion Of Pro Soccer In Minn.

Minnesota’s only professional soccer team — Minnesota United — is flying high. “We’re really excited to join the Lynx as a professional team in this market that’s out there winning championships,” said Minnesota United President Nick Rogers.

06/11/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Fills In.

Podcasts from today’s show with JOHN HINES in for Dave Lee can be heard by clicking the link above….

06/11/2014

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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

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-25-14

To hear reaction to the Wild’s big win in Game 4 plus other highlights from today’s show, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE

04/25/2014

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Kicking It With Minnesota United Soccer Team

The professional soccer season is about to fire up in Minnesota, as the Minnesota United is opening its season this Saturday. Minnesota’s pro soccer team will be back on their home field for what already looks like a promising season.

04/23/2014

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Former Eagan Coach Cleared Of Swindling $30K

A former Eagan coach was cleared of six felony counts of theft by swindle in a Dakota County court Friday. Kurt Bruce Virgin, 61, was accused in May 2012 of swindling Independent School District 196 of almost $30,000, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. All six counts were dismissed on Friday. Virgin had worked during the summers as a coach at two basketball camps and one soccer camp.

12/20/2013

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Nov. 8: Obsa Ali

Obsa Ali moved to Richfield from Ethiopia in 2007 to be with his mother. He took up soccer, a sport he had played. But the day he decided to run, he found out he had a gift. Ali had battled injury and the flu just a few weeks before the state cross-country meet. He was questioning himself, so his coach gave him a talk. “I just couldn’t do anything, so I was doing 20-minute runs every day. And then I didn’t know if I was going to get top ten, so my coach took me down there and then gave me this speech or whatnot,” Ali said. “My confidence came back.” Marty Huberty, coach of Richfield’s cross-country team, says his advice was simple.

11/08/2013

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