World Cup Recap
Champions Germany (4th title)
Third place Netherlands
Fourth place Brazil
Matches played 64
Goals scored 171 (2.67 per match)
Attendance 3,429,873 (53,592 per match)
Top scorer Colombia James Rodríguez
Best player Argentina - Lionel Messi
Best young player France - Paul Pogba
Best goalkeeper Germany - Manuel Neuer
My team, DIE MANNSCHAFT defeated La Albiceleste in the last few minutes of extra time
The Babes Everywhere
Kudos to the World Cup cameramen for finding a real reason to love soccer in America.
We Learned About the "Eeeeeeeeeeeeey PUTO!" Chant
Mexico had there hearts broken
The US Men’s National Team keeper Tim Howard set a World Cup record with 16 saves in a loss to Belgium
The United States Men's National Team made it out of the group of death and had an amazing showing
The Crazy Fans
KLBJ Fans Represented Austin and the American Outlaws and lived to tell B-DOE about it
A group of Austinites and KLBJ fans are representing in Brazil! They are members of the Austin chapter of the "American Outlaws", the US Men's Soccer Team Fan Club. Apparently, they love playing AC/DC before many of the matches. Here's a video Stephen Craig recorded and sent to us.
171 goals tied the record and 15 nip-slips made television (new record).
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez was suspended for biting an Italian player (although victory was imminent)
We all learned a new way to say "James"
Brazil experienced the worst loss by a host team in World Cup history
Germany’s Miroslav Klose tied Ronaldo’s World Cup scoring record then surpassed the famous footballer in Die Mannschaft’s 7-1 walluping of Brazil in the semi-finals
Costa Rica and the Netherlands participated in 2 shootouts (pks) each