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American soccer is getting a little English this summer, with a number of Premier League clubs making post-World Cup, preseason trips to the United States to take on MLS teams.

Coming this Saturday: 13-time English champion Arsenal, which will face former Gunner Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls at 5 p.m. ET (ESPN2/WatchESPN).

To celebrate the team's first-ever trip to Gotham, first-teamers Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Serge Gnabry and Mathieu Flamini tried their hands at Noo Yawk accents. The results ... well, you can guess. Englishmen Gibbs and Jenkinson aren't totally awful, nor is German Gnabry, but Frenchman Flamini might not want to give up his day job as midfield enforcer.

Now here's hoping manager Arsene Wenger breaks into a Travis Bickle when asked about transfers at his news conference.

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The 2014 World Cup Brazil is over, and boy were there some screamers scored during the tournament. One of the best, appropriately, won the trophy for Germany. Was Mario Gotze's winner the best of the event? Or was it bettered by someone else's goal?

More: Thoughts on 2014 World Cup?

Best Goals of World Cup

Tim Cahill

For Australia, vs. Netherlands

Giovani dos Santos

For Mexico, vs. Netherlands

Mario Gotze

For Germany, vs. Argentina

Gonzalo Higuain

For Argentina, vs. Belgium

Jermaine Jones

For United States, vs. Portugal

David Luiz

For Brazil, vs. Chile

Lionel Messi

For Argentina, vs. Iran

Lionel Messi

For Argentina, vs. Nigeria

James Rodriguez

For Colombia, vs. Uruguay

Andre Schurrle

For Germany, vs. Brazil

Xherdan Shaqiri

For Switzerland, vs. Honduras

Wesley Sneijder

For Netherlands, vs. Mexico

Robin van Persie

For Netherlands, vs. Spain

David Villa

For Spain, vs. Australia

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Germany wins 2014 World Cup

They pummeled Portugal 4-0. They beat Brazil 7-1. And although they needed 30 extra minutes in the final against Argentina, Germany managed a wondrous goal from Mario Gotze to win 1-0 and claim the 2014 World Cup. This put a cap on a tournament filled with tremendous games, intriguing storylines (including a surprising U.S. run) and, occasionally, some major controversy. What's your take?

What grade would you give the 2014 World Cup?

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  • Which of these was the most memorable moment of the World Cup?

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  • Argentina's Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball award for best player at the 2014 World Cup. Who deserved it?

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  • Does Lionel Messi need to win a World Cup to be considered an all-time great?

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  • How much of the World Cup did you watch?

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  • How will the United States' run in the 2014 World Cup affect the popularity of soccer in America?

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  • How would you characterize the United States' run at the 2014 World Cup?

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  • Would you describe yourself as a soccer fan?

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  • Will you be following European soccer this season?

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  • Will soccer ever be a major sport in the U.S.?

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  • Will the United States win a World Cup in your lifetime?

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World Cup final -- Germany-Argentina

One semifinal brought an ocean of goals. The other featured precisely zero. But only one thing mattered in each: Germany and Argentina won, and now they will meet in the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Will the Germans, who routed the hosts 7-1, take the whole thing? Or will the Argentines, who won a penalty shootout against the Netherlands after 120 scoreless minutes, gut out another victory? Cast your votes!

  • Which team will win the World Cup final?

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  • Which team are you rooting for in the World Cup final?

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  • Which team will win the World Cup third-place game?

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  • How would you grade the 2014 World Cup so far?

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How do you react after a loss of that magnitude? Even a late goal couldn't save Brazil from experiencing their worst loss ever, a 7-1 drubbing at the hands of Germany that saw the home team give up five goals in one brutal 18-minute stretch in the first half. There were 36.5 million people who tweeted about the match, making it by far the most-discussed sporting event on Twitter. We're not going to subject you to all of them (don't doubt that we could -- we're very powerful), so here are the best reactions we found:

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who scored against the U.S. in the knockout stages, posted this photo after Brazil scored their fourth goal:

British comedian Russell Brand tried to see the bigger picture at 5-0:

Dirk Nowitzki, obviously rooting for Germany, became less coherent with joy as the game went on:

One fan repurposed the World Cup's logo to represent Brazil's stages of grief:

ESPN's own Michael Ballack celebrated in the studio once the scoring had stopped:

At least one fan decided to blame a familiar target, although for once we don't think it was his fault:

Fans in the stadium reacted in various ways, from anguished disbelief ...

Brazil fanAP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes

... to clothes-rending frustration ...

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

... to a kind of quiet resignation.

Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

For our money, however, the match was best-summed up by this 13-second spot by a German radio station:

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