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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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

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All that matters is that they advanced. The U.S. men’s national team lost to Germany, 1-0, on Thursday, but the Americans still advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup thanks to the fact that they owned the goal-differential tiebreaker over Portugal.

Uruguay star forward Luis Suarez was suspended by FIFA from soccer activity for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Tuesday’s World Cup game in Brazil.

FIFA, soccer’s governing body, also suspended Suarez for nine international matches and fined him $112,000. The decision was made by FIFA’s independent disciplinary committee.

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Controversial Uruguay forward Luis Suarez dug his teeth into the shoulder of defender Giorgio Chiellini during Tuesday’s World Cup game, a 1-0 win for Uruguay that eliminated the four-time champion Italians.

Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.