U.S. Falls to Germany 1-0, Advances to Knockout Round

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I Believe..I believe…USA

Originally posted on CBS DC:

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The two coaches smiled as they shook hands and patted each other on the shoulder after the match.

Germany’s goal came after a corner by Mesut Ozil. U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard did well to punch out a header by Per Mertesacker but the ball fell kindly to Mueller, who pounced on the rebound and rifled a shot inside the far post from the edge of the penalty area. Mueller played despite needing five stiches to close a cut above his right eye sustained in the 2-2 draw with Ghana on Saturday and still visible five days later.

The United States had a chance to level the match in stoppage time, but Alejandro Bedoya’s low shot inside the box was swept away by the sliding Mario Goetze, a late substitute. The Americans got a corner but Clint Dempsey’s header at the far post went high.

Loew reshuffled his…

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Need to Know: 5 Redskins whose roster spots are in danger after the draft

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#Redskins

Originally posted on Rich Tandler's Real Redskins:

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 12, four days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp.

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Here are five Redskins who will be pushed for roster spots because of just completed NFL draft

G Adam Gettis—I had Josh LeRibeus on the endangered list already after Mike McGlynn was signed in free agency. The addition of Spencer Long in the third round means that Gettis will be hard pressed to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.

RB Evan Royster—After the draft Jay Gruden was asked if what player he looked forward to seeing the most. His answer Lache Seastrunk and that’s bad news for Royster, the third-string running back. Royster has some skills but he’s not the home run threat that Gruden is looking for as a change of pace for Alfred Morris.

OT Tyler Polumbus—I could be a year…

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DeAngelo Hall: ‘I’m One of the Best Shutdown Corners in the League’

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Yes you are!!! HTTR

Originally posted on CBS DC:

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - DeAngelo Hall is still one of the best shutdown corners in the league, DeAngelo Hall says.

Hall, in an interview with Herkules on 95.5 WPGC on Thursday, was simply asked if he’d be switching positions and transitioning to safety in the upcoming season.

Hall reiterated something he’d said previously – that he is not moving over to safety (at least not yet) — and then in asserting his fertile confidence in his ability to continue to play corner at a high level, issued a pronounced assessment of his own talent.

“I still feel like I’m one of the best shutdown corners in the league,” Hall said. “Until somebody shows me otherwise, I’m gonna keep going out there trying to own Dez [Bryant] and Calvin [Johnson] and A.J. Green, and all those other guys.”

For a point of reference, here’s how each of those three receivers fared against…

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Who Wore It Better: Kerrigan Or LeBron?

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Love him!! Looking sharpe!! HTTR

Originally posted on The Redskins Blog:

Although I’m not one to clap and shriek at watch red carpet coverage in the hours leading up to the Oscars, I do enjoy one aspect of the fashionista Super Bowl.

While many women compete for best-dressed with a bottomless armoire of taped, sequined and beaded dress combinations, there are only so many ways to rock a tuxedo. So you’ll see some individuals lauded for lovely lapels while others are lampooned for their neck wear. (The smaller the better when it comes to bowties, Chris. AND YOU KNOW THIS, MAN).

Ryan Kerrigan added an accessory on Saturday you’re unlikely to see Sunday night. Attending a charitable masquerade ball in Richmond, Va., Kerrigan donned a black mask with his classic tux and notched lapels.

Was Kerrigan following ball protocol or was he riding the coattails of an NBA trend? Who wore it better, Kerrigan or…

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PFWA All-Rookie Jordan Reed And The Best Debut Seasons By A Redskins TE

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Hope he can stay healthy! Really like him! HTTR

Originally posted on The Redskins Blog:

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Despite missing seven games due to injury, tight end Jordan Reed was named to the 2013 Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) All-Rookie Team.

The 23-year old out of Florida tallied 45 catches for 499 yards, setting new franchise marks for rookie tight ends in each category.

Let’s take a look back at Reed’s breakout campaign and compare it to a few other impressive rookies throughout Redskins history.

[SEE THE PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM HERE]

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Rob Jackson Happy Cowboys First Game

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Hope he gets at Romo like he did last December! HTTR

Originally posted on The Redskins Blog:

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Just went it seemed like it couldn’t get any better, the linebacker corps returns Rob Jackson this weekend after he served his four-game suspension.

Spelling Brian Orakpo for a play here or there is no easy task—a pass-rush stalwart and high-octane energy guy, No. 98 is one of a kind. But replacing him for 14 games in the starting lineup?

Not only did Rob Jackson set career-highs in his absence, but he capped off 2012 with an interception off Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo that set up the game-winning touchdown and made a home playoff game reality for the first time in 13 years.

But one interception off Romo isn’t good enough.

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