The Washington Post

Longtime D.C. area soccer hangout aiming to welcome customers again Feb. 17.

Once the prime destination for soccer viewing and fan bonding, the Arlington pub is scheduled to shut down next week.

From the African Cup of Nations to the Women's World Cup, from domestic to international club competitions, 2015 promises to fill the soccer slate.

For better or worse, this is the squad Juergen Klinsmann has selected. With three tuneups before the World Cup, we should get a peek at what the American coach wants to do with this group.

Soccer and society intersect in our everyday lives, even here in America. A few anecdotes:

Skyfall, Lincoln and Lionel Messi. It was an entertaining 2012 and holiday season. Happy New Year!