Don't tell Americans we can't win. Now, with a whole nation chanting "I believe" behind them, the U.S. men actually believe they can beat Belgium and move on in the World Cup.
With an American coach who was born in Germany and a melting-pot roster of stars, the U.S. team that will run onto the field Thursday epitomizes the wonderful diversity of the World Cup.
Soccer is embedded in Brazilian culture, but the opportunities for girls to play are minimal. It's time the beautiful game is for boys and girls alike.
In ESPN The Magazine's Kids in Sports Issue Maya Gabeira talks to Sam Alipour about her childhood