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It was another banner year in 2014 for Germany and the Galaxy
It was another banner year in 2014 for Germany and the Galaxy

Soccer, 2014 in review The highs •Germany wins fourth World Cup. Just before sending him on to the field late in July's World Cup final with Lionel Messi and Argentina, German Coach Joachim Loew called substitute Mario Goetze aside, wrapped an arm around his shoulders and whispered in his ear. "Show the world that you are better than Messi and you can decide the World Cup," Loew said. And Goetze did just that, scoring 23 minutes into overtime to give Germany a 1-0 victory and its fourth World Cup title while extending the agony of Messi, who remains arguably the best player in history never to win a world championship. •Galaxy wins, Donovan leaves. Landon...

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