| Jun 19, 2014
Tucked away in the far corner near the door of Looney's Pub in Maple Lawn is Laurel resident Ivan Alvarado. Because of the crowd early Monday evening, he's forced to eat his chicken tenders and a salad using a stool as a table while he stands. It saves...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: There were no matches and it was much sadder than I thought it would be; I survived.
What’s on tap: Brazil vs. Chile, 12 p.m., ABC; Colombia vs. Uruguay, 4 p.m., ABC
What you’ll see: The knockout rounds are...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:55 PM
With its World Cup future uncertain after Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Portugal, the final game of group play for the United States men’s soccer team turned out to be much more important than many would have liked.
The chance to advance was...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: The nation of Brazil let out the world’s largest sigh of relief after a win in penalties against Chile, and Uruguay proved (wait for it) toothless in attack when held up against Colombia and its star forward James...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The knockout round of the World Cup is usually the best part. So far, though, two games have been decided by penalty kicks, which is a darn shame, in my opinion. They should go back to golden goal. There'd be a loooooot more tension that way, and that's...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:29 AM
When it comes to the Catonsville Comets Instructional Baseball Camp, the 20 baseball players who participated this year knew their priorities were on the diamond at Catonsville High.
Catonsville High baseball and football coach Rich Hambor also knew the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Neither had it as easy as they might have hoped, but Germany and France set up a showdown in the quarterfinal with wins over Algeria and Nigeria.
What's on tap: Argentina vs. Switzerland, noon, ESPN; Belgium vs. United States,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:54 PM
For U.K. native Jimmy Lewis and Honduran native Roger Carcamo, Tuesday's nail-biting soccer match between Team USA and Belgium for a spot in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals was like a reminder of home for the Harford County residents.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:23 PM
A few hundred soccer fans gathered at Power Plant Live! on Tuesday to watch the United States play Belgium in the 2014 World Cup’s round-of-16 game.
While the U.S. lost a heartbreaker, 2-1 in extra time, ending their 2014 World Cup campaign,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The only thing harder than the U.S. being out of the World Cup is that there's no soccer for two days. When it rains, it pours. If it's any consolation, I am back with the Coffee Companion, which recaps the previous day's local sports headlines.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:10 AM
That headline is only half serious. More than anything, it's a shot at the people who've been whining all over social media, at least my social media feeds, about how obsessed everyone else seems to have been about the World Cup. While the U.S. Men's Team...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Yesterday in one sentence: The gaps in the World Cup schedule, as a very smart person pointed out to me, need to be filled with something, even if it’s MLS games. It was too weird without soccer this week, and now there are more days without it than...