• CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 26: Fans watch USA play Germany in a World Cup soccer match on one of two large screens placed for fans in Grant Park on June 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers expected as many as 20,000 people to watch the game in the park. Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images

    The U.S. stayed close enough to the world’s No. 2 team to finish second in its group, allowing it to advance to meet the winner of Group H in the knockout round on July 1.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 26, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT
  • Real Madrid CF International Relations Director Emilio Butragueno, from left, Borussia Dortmund former player Lars Ricken, FC Barcelona Director of Professional Football Andoni Zubizarreta and FC Bayern Munich's former player Bixente Lizarazu, are seen during the draw of the games of the UEFA Champions League 2012/13 for the semi-finals and final UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday,12 April 2013.

    Barcelona will play Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund as Friday's draw kept the Spanish and German teams apart.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 12, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT
  • FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, right, celebrates with his teammate Jordi Alba after scoring against Rayo Vallecano during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 17, 2013.

    Barcelona received the maximum points in AP's global soccer rankings on Tuesday, with the team's striker, Lionel Messi, coming close to top marks.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 20, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT
  • Alex Morgan, of the US celebrates on the shoulders of Sydney Leroux after scoring the opening goal against Germany during their Algarve Cup women's soccer final match Wednesday, March 13 2013, at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, southern Portugal. The US defeated Germany 2-0 in the final.

    The United States won the prestigious Algarve Cup for the ninth time, beating Germany 2-0 in Wednesday's final at Faro, Portugal thanks to two goals from Alex Morgan.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 13, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT