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ESPN soccer analyst Tommy Smyth joined Dennis & Callahan Wednesday morning to discuss the U.S. national team’s World Cup run. To hear to interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

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Tim Howard put on a performance for the ages, and the United States made things interesting late in extra time, but ultimately Belgium’€™s total dominance was too much for the U.S. men’s soccer team. After controlling the ball all game only to see Howard make a tournament-high 12 saves in regulation alone (he wound up with 16 total) to keep the game scoreless, the Belgians finally broke through in the third minute of extra time to take a 1-0 lead.

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Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez finally took some responsibility for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during their World Cup game last Tuesday, and the suspended player promised to avoid repeating the act for a fourth time.

My apologies to Chiellini: pic.twitter.com/CvfkkjxzlM

— Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) June 30, 2014

U.S. striker Jozy Altidore, out since pulling up lame with a strained hamstring in the team’s opening game of the World Cup against Ghana on June 16, is ready to return for Tuesday’s game against Belgium in the Round of 16.

U.S. Soccer announced Altidore’s status on Twitter, writing: @JozyAltidore is Ready and available for @J_Klinsmann and the #USMNT tomorrow!

Believe it or, this region's sports fans are so disgruntled they are turning to ... yes, soccer ... to get a hint of good news during this cruel summer of New England athletic discontent. The TV ratings suggest that. The discussion on this station's talk shows suggest that. Page space and cover pieces on this website and the local newspapers suggest that.



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