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Alex Hall Correspondent

Alex Hall is a high school sports correspondent for The Boston Globe and editor-in-chief of The Suffolk Journal, Suffolk University's student newspaper. As an avid collector of baseball caps, chances are you will rarely see him wearing the same one twice. He's originally from New Hampshire so naturally, he doesn't like taxes or wearing seat belts.

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Those Claiming the US Choked Against Portugal, Please Shut Up

All that the United States Men’s National Soccer Team had to do was weather the storm of one last Portugal offensive possession. Unfortunately for the boys in red, white and blue, Cristiano Ronaldo delivered a perfect ball to Silvestre Varela, who was able to tie the game 2-2 in the last minute of added time. The US is now 1-0-1 through two matches in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. More

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The Best and Worst World Cup Theme Songs

The FIFA World Cup has been around since 1930 and with each tournament since ‘62, there have been several songs dedicated the event. This year’s World Cup has a whole album dedicated to it called “One Love, One Rhythm.” The focus of the tournament is clearly on the games on the pitch and not the music. But that being said, the World Cup has led to some great…and not so great songs to be recorded over the years. Let’s take a look at the best and worst songs to ever be associated with soccer’s grandest tournament. More

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A Beginner’s Guide to the 2014 World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil this week (yes, pun intended) but those of us who call the United States home might not be so familiar with the world tournament of football, or soccer, as we call it. The event comes just every four years and as the rest of the world likes to remind the States, soccer does not have the religious following here as it does pretty much everywhere else. With those facts in mind, here is BDCwire’s brief beginner’s guide to the World Cup for all of you who don’t want to feel lost during bar talk for the next several weeks.