2014 WORLD CUP: Hype Video and Preview

It has begun. When it's done, we'll be a month closer to college football and three weeks to fall camp.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Preview'


No, the World Cup doesn't really have anything to do with CRFF, but whenever there's a sporting event so huge, so grand, that it's basically a religion, we have to cover it, right? Besides, anything that distracts us from the painstaking dull-drum of the off-season is welcomed by me.

First, If you're new to soccer be sure to check out SB Nation's Beginners Guide to the World Cup. Also, here's the World Cup explained in two minutes.

The United State's World Cup Schedule
TIME (ET) MATCH TV RESULT
Monday, June 16th, 2014
6:00 PM Ghana vs United States ESPN
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
6:00 PM United States vs Portugal ESPN
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
12:00 PM United States vs Germany ESPN
Entire World Cup Schedule

Soccer is the beautiful game, but even if you swear you hate it, if you're a fan of college football (with a little imagination) you might have more in common with soccer fans that you think. Such as, neither fans like their sport's governing body much.

Be looking for our gamethreads and recaps of the United States matches. Let's hope we get to do more than three.

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