SBI Weekend Rewind: USMNT to face Ireland; Germany wins World Cup; Adu trial with AZ ends; and more

SBI Weekend Rewind: USMNT to face Ireland; Germany wins World Cup; Adu trial with AZ ends; and more

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SBI Weekend Rewind: USMNT to face Ireland; Germany wins World Cup; Adu trial with AZ ends; and more

Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany celebrate winning the FIFA World Cup with his team by lifting the trophy

Photo by Ben Queenborough/ISIPhotos.com

By CAITLIN MURRAY

The World Cup is over and the time begins to look ahead to 2018 in Russia. U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann appears to be doing just that, with reports from Ireland indicating the USMNT will head there for a friendly this fall. That would mean the U.S. men have secured two post-World Cup friendlies, with a confirmed September friendly against the Czech Republic.

Meanwhile, the soccer world has a new champion and it’s Germany. After a scoreless deadlock through regulation with Germany and Argentina likewise failing to convert the few chances they had, the Germans found the one breakthrough they needed in extra time. Sunday’s 1-0 victory may have been tight compared to the other blowouts Germany accumulated in their World Cup run, but it was enough to edge Lionel Messi’s side out and claim the title.

For U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Freddy Adu, his chance to join AZ Alkmaar is over. The club had decided after less than a week to end his trial without offering him a contract. And with that, it’s back to the drawing board for Adu, leaving his future in soccer looking uncertain.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI this weekend:

U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Report: USMNT lining up Republic of Ireland friendly

WORLD CUP
Messi, Neuer, Rodriguez headline 2014 World Cup awards

Germany ousts Argentina in extra time for fourth World Cup title

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Mario Götze

World Cup Final: Argentina vs. Germany (SBI Live Match Commentary)

World Cup Final: A Look Ahead

Brazil ends World Cup in free fall as Netherlands rolls in third place game

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Robin van Persie

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
MLS Ticker: Negotiations ongoing with Robinho; Nguyen suspended; and more

Henry leads Red Bulls over Crew with goal, three assists

Galaxy hold off RSL in Western Conference showdown

Dwyer continues dominance in Sporting KC win over Impact

Amarikwa’s early tally sends Fire to victory against reeling Revs

On-fire Torres extends Chivas USA streak in win vs. Whitecaps

Rapids rally to overcome two-goal deficit, draw 10-man Union

Defoe caps off TFC comeback victory over Dynamo

AMERICANS ABROAD
Adu trial with AZ Alkmaar ends

 

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