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GVSU Women’s Soccer Wins Back-To-Back National Championships

#11 Grand Valley State University women's soccer team took home their second consecutive national championship with a 3-0 win over #8 Rollins College on Saturday.

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West Michigan High Schools Win Four State Championships

It was another successful weekend for West Michigan high schools competing for state championships!

West Michigan schools brought home a total of four championships in boys soccer, boys cross country, and girls cross country.

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Jenison High School Boys’ Soccer’s Luke VanderVeen Named Athlete of the Week

Jenison High School boys' soccer player Luke VanderVeen is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

VanderVeen's last-minute goal in Jenison's 1-0 win over Zeeland East last week is indicative of the type of competitor he is, Wildcats Coach Brian Selk said.

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2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany Beats Argentina 1-0

Mario Götze scored the game-winning goal in extra time, and Germany beat Argentina, 1-0, to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday afternoon.

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Crowd Watches World Cup at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids [Photos]

The U.S. lost to Belgium 2-1 and were eliminated from the World Cup yesterday, but the crowd gathered at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids still had a good time.

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2014 World Cup: Belgium Eliminates U.S. 2-1

Belgium scored twice in extra time and eliminated the United States 2-1 in the first round of knockout play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Salvador, Brazil, on Tuesday.

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Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup.

And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!

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Time to Admit it, America Loves Soccer

Some have a hard time accepting it, but the numbers don't lie.

America loves soccer.

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Italian Grandmother has Amazing Soccer Skills [VIDEO]

This is a great video. An Italian granny has gone viral for this video showing off her amazing soccer skills.

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St. John Vianney Catholic School Kids Get Heartwarming Letter From A Rival School’s Parent After Showing Great Sportsmanship

The boys from the St. John Vianney Catholic School 5/6th Grand Boys' Soccer team received a some heartwarming accolades from the mother of one of the boys on their competitions' team after showing an great act of sportsmanship at a game recently. The woman who wrote the letter, Karen DeVries, is the mother of a young boy named Charlie who attends Grand Rapids Christian Middle School and has Down Syndrome. Her son took part in a game against St. John Vianney, and the outpouring of support from the St. John Vianney team for her son prompted DeVries to write the letter. See what she had to say after the jump!

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Is Detroit Getting A Major League Soccer Team?

Major League Soccer has announced plans to add four teams to the league by the 2020 season.

Is an MLS team coming to Detroit?

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Grand Rapids Christian, South Christian, And Calvin Christian Win State Championships

It was another successful weekend for West Michigan high school sports!

Multiple state championships came home as the 2013 spring high school sports season wrapped up.

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