They flock to games with faces painted and draped in flags. They hold up signs and wear funny hats. They chant and sing until they're hoarse. They're the traveling fans, and they're helping give the World Cup the feel of Carnival.
Look at what's happening around America during the World Cup - social media numbers are strong, TV ratings are setting records and, other than Brazil, no country's fans have bought more tickets to the games than those from the United States.
A man ran onto the field during the World Cup match between the United States and Belgium on Tuesday, briefly interrupting the second round game.
Just as fan interest has spiked - Thursday's game lost the U.S. an estimated $390 million in worker prooductivity - so have sales of soccer goods.
It's a time-honored American tradition for employees to scramble for excuses whenever work gets in the way of the big game.
It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16.
FIFA has banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season.
One win, one draw, one exiting team! The U.S.A. Men's soccer team is set to take the field against Germany on Thursday at 9 a.m. for their third World Cup match. Local fans are fired up for the game, and Photojournalist Loren Ruark caught up with a few to hear why they cheer on Team U.S.A.
The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.
Former University of Washington head football coach Jim Lambright was arrested last week on suspicion of domestic violence assault after he attacked his 23-year-old granddaughter, according to a police report released Wednesday.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to former NHL assistant Mike Johnston as the team's new head coach.
U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati says the federation plans to speak with Hope Solo and her representatives in the next 24 hours regarding the goalkeeper's weekend domestic violence arrest in the Seattle suburbs.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble and facing a long ban after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup group game.