The U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1 in their Group G match in soccer’s World Cup in Brazil as John Brooks responded with the decisive goal after Andre Ayew had tied the game late in the second half.
Thomas Mueller scored three times as Germany beat Portugal 4-0 in their Group G game at the World Cup in Brazil. Portugal was reduced to 10 men after Pepe was sent off for headbutting the German.
Arsenal signed German national team striker Lukas Podolski for an undisclosed fee from Cologne.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
Arsenal wants to bolster its attacking options during this month’s transfer window with a move for Cologne’s Germany striker Lukas Podolski, the Daily Mirror reported.
Lukas Podolski scored two goals as Arsenal defeated Fulham 3-1 in English soccer’s Premier League.
Arsenal scored four goals in a 10- minute span just after halftime on its way to a 5-1 rout of West Ham in English soccer’s Premier League.
"It was a special occasion to mark my 100th cap with a goal."
- Lukas Podolski on Jun 17, 2012