United States Men's National Team

U.S. Wins Gold Cup on Late Goal

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The United States claimed their first CONCACAF Gold Cup title since 2013 on the back of a late Jordan Morris goal, which sealed a 2-1 win over Jamaica in Wednesday's tournament final at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

In the waning stages of a 1-1 match, Morris ripped a loose ball amid a scramble that found the back of the net in the 89th minute.

Donovan: USMNT lacks impact players

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Landon Donovan knows a few things about succeeding at the international level, and he doesn't thing the U.S. Men's National Team quite has what it takes right now to join the world's elite.

The former U.S. Men's National Team captain and standout performer thinks the team lacks big time impact players capable of changing a game.

Michael Bradley empowering USMNT on ahead of Gold Cup final

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. The USMNT have relied on Michael Bradley as their talisman in the midfield for the last number of years with his success eventually leading him to a permanent captain role from 2015 onwards.

That specific role has fit 29-year-old to perfect size. There is an apparent elevation in his level of play, more so in his manner of leading as a captain, which has all parts of the USMNT side reaping in benefits.

Motivated USMNT ready for Jamaican test in Gold Cup final

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The U.S. Men's National Team has been at or near the top of the CONCACAF totem pole for a while, but they've experienced little success on the continental level at the Gold Cup in recent years.

The USMNT enter Wednesday's final at Levi's Stadium against Jamaica with two trophies in their last five tournaments.

MLS promotes the Gold Cup by promoting itself

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 26, 2017) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer has always ALWAYS tied its identity to the United States Men's National Team. This goes back to the earliest days of the league. Much of its early star power came from the American heroes of 1994. MLS has made the most of the involvement of players from its ranks in the international fortunes of the USA.

Gold Cup

USMNT claim 6th Gold Cup title with late 2-1 win over Jamaica

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Jordan Morris scored a 88th minute winner for USA

After plenty of recent late game heroics during the 2017 edition of the Gold Cup, the final between the USA and Jamaica proved no different, with Jordan Morris scoring the winner in the 88th minute, as the USA defeated Jamaica 2-1. Jozy Altidore's free kick to end the first half was canceled out by Je-Vaughn Watson five minutes into the second half.

USA vs. Jamaica, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch Gold Cup Final online

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The Gold Cup Final pits a favored United States team taking on Jamaica who are looking to follow up their upset of Mexico with a title

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The United States put together easily their best performance of the Gold Cup in their decisive 2-0 win over Costa Rica in the semi-final.

Why is it so difficult to keep coaching Mexico?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 26, 2017) US Soccer Players - Peace and tranquility is a myth, at least within the Mexican national team's coaching ranks. Disarray is harmony. Pandemonium and lawlessness is Mexico's peace and order.

Mexico national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio is under heavy fire in Mexico for the obvious reasons.

Tottenham Hotspur

Five goal Spurs-Roma thriller entertains full house at Red Bull Arena

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Walking into Red Bull Arena, I was surprised to see how many random soccer jerseys were being worn. I’d come to watch Tottenham Hotspur play AS Roma after all, but if you’d told someone with no knowledge of the fixture to come, they’d have had a hard time telling you exactly who was playing whom.

Five goal Spurs-Roma thriller entertains full house at Red Bull Arena

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Walking into Red Bull Arena, I was surprised to see how many random soccer jerseys were being worn. I’d come to watch Tottenham Hotspur play AS Roma after all, but if you’d told someone with no knowledge of the fixture to come, they’d have had a hard time telling you exactly who was playing whom.

U.S. U-18 Brandon Austin relishing chance at preseason with Tottenham first team

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HARRISON, N.J. — At this point, Brandon Austin is just enjoying the ride. How couldn't he? At just 18 years old, he's training alongside French star Hugo Lloris and Dutch national team goalkeeper Michael Vorm as he takes part in his first senior preseason with Tottenham Hotspur.

It's a ride that's brought him to many different places at such a young age, and it's a ride that could someday, just maybe, bring him to the U.

Derlis Gonzalez

Nos Audietis, Episode 257: Roldan, Cristian, Roldan

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Sounders are suddenly looking pretty darn good.

This last week promised to tell us a lot about the Seattle Sounders. Facing a pair of winnable games at home, but missing several key players, the Sounders badly needed to claim maximum points if they were to solidify their spot in the standings.

La Liga attacking midfielder linked to Seattle Sounders

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Could the Sounders be adding a second player, or is this Plan B?

While most attention has been focused on Derlis Gonzalez, the Seattle Sounders have been linked to another attacking midfielder. Victor Rodriguez is a 28-year-old attacking midfielder who played last season with Sporting Gijon in La Liga.

Arsenal

Have Arsenal turned to Tottenham-target Jean-Michael Seri after missing out on Lemar?

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Everyone thought that Thomas Lemar would be Arsenal's next signing after the arrivals of Alexandre Lacazette and Saed Kolasinac, but after much dithering and the sale of many other Monaco players, not to mention the comments today from the Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, it now looks unlikely that the French Champions will be selling any [.

Arsenal confirm deal for 17-year-old winger

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Arsenal youth academy graduate Nathan Tormey has signed his professional deal with the club....

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Opinion

Michy Batshuayi - Surely he has proven himself to Antonio Conte now right?

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Life at the moment for Michy Batshuayi could not be better. He finished the season with a flourish of goals including the goal that won the title and has scored five goals in three pre-season games.

Having read months and months of speculation that Michy Batshuayi was about to either be loaned out or sold this season, I am pleased with the response from the Belgian striker.

Why spend £20-£30m on Fernando Llorente?

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There is continued speculation that Antonio Conte wants to sign a backup striker to Alvaro Morata as he prepares to challenge on four counts this season.

Having made four new signings already this summer, we are reading speculation and report that Antonio Conte has demanded FOUR more players to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season.

The Rest

Group One Descending Into Farce As Pro Duta Withdraw

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If I'm being totally honest I couldn't find Persih on a map. I know they come from somewhere in Sumatra but quite where I have no idea until I check wikipedia*. Playing in Group One of Liga 2 they are a football club that rarely makes the news even though they have been a regular name in the second tier for several years.

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Rapids Sign Stefan Aigner

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Colorado announced the signing of German midfielder Stefan Aigner today (pending medical and P-1 visa). This had been rumored since the weekend. Aigner is 29 years old and has signed through the 2020 season. He is similar to Gashi in that his preferred role is a winger but he can also play striker (though Ainger prefers the right while Gashi prefers the left).

Are these Arsenal stars going in the shop window in this pre-season friendly?

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All Arsenal fans are waiting impatiently for Arsene Wenger to begin the clearout of our peripheral players that are very unlikely to feature in the Gunners starting line up in the upcoming campaign, but this weekend's friendly match against local side Boreham Wood could give any watching scouts a chance to assess the form and [.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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Game Info

  • Date: July 26, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union trail the series with 11 losses, 7 wins, and only 1 draw.

We figured out why Roman Torres keeps wearing shirts with his face on them

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The centerback is about to launch his own brand

If you follow Roman Torres on social media you've seen him wear a couple shirts with his own face on them. Torres also has a tattoo of himself raising MLS Cup. It might just be part of who he is, but it's also more than that.

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Fresno Football Club set to join USL in 2018

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A new club is coming to the ever-expanding USL.

On Wednesday, the USL announced that Fresno Football Club will join the league in 2018. The club will join Nashville SC and one more club to be announced as expansion clubs in 2018. The team's ownership group is headed bylocal businessman Ray Beshoff.

No Scottish Premiership TV deal in USA means games will be available only via club websites

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With the 2017/18 Scottish Premiership season scheduled to kick off on August 5, Scotland’s top-flight soccer league looks destined to miss out on television in the United States and only be available via streaming through paid subscriptions to each club website instead.

In previous years, a few of the Scottish Premiership games were available each week on FOX Soccer 2GO as well as being televised in the morning hours on FOX Soccer Plus.

No Scottish Premiership TV deal in USA means games will be available only via club websites

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With the 2017/18 Scottish Premiership season scheduled to kick off on August 5, Scotland’s top-flight soccer league looks destined to miss out on television in the United States and only be available via streaming through paid subscriptions to each club website instead.

In previous years, a few of the Scottish Premiership games were available each week on FOX Soccer 2GO as well as being televised in the morning hours on FOX Soccer Plus.

United States vs. Jamaica , Gold Cup 2017: Time, TV schedule, and live stream

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Who will be crowned the Kings Of CONCACAF?

Well here we are, the finals of the Gold Cup.

The last time these two teams met was back in February, a 1-0 win for the Americans. As far as the Gold Cup goes, they met in the semi-finals in 2015. It was there that the Reggae Boyz eliminated the United States from reaching the final.

Megan Rapinoe voted NWSL Player of the Month

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Rapinoe's honor is the fifth for a Reign FC player.

Megan Rapinoe has been voted NWSL Player of the Month for July by the NWSL Media Association. Her five goals this month helped earn Seattle Reign FC 7 points from four matches.

Rapinoe bookended the month with a pair NWSL Player of the Week awards on her way to being named July's Player of the Month, stopping Sky Blue FC's Sam Kerr from winning the award for the third month in a row.

France, Austria reach women’s Euro quarter-finals

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – A late Camille Abily free-kick sent 10-woman France through to the women’s Euro quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, alongside newcomers Austria who routed Iceland 3-0 on Wednesday.

In Breda, Switzerland took the lead on 19 minutes when Eve Perisset was sent off for bringing down Ramona Bachmann and Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic slammed in a header from the ensuing free-kick.

France, Austria reach women’s Euro quarter-finals

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – A late Camille Abily free-kick sent 10-woman France through to the women’s Euro quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, alongside newcomers Austria who routed Iceland 3-0 on Wednesday.

In Breda, Switzerland took the lead on 19 minutes when Eve Perisset was sent off for bringing down Ramona Bachmann and Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic slammed in a header from the ensuing free-kick.

Media Gallery: Arsenal train at Colney ahead of Emirates Cup

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Following their tour of Asia and Australia, Arsenal returned to training ahead of their two...

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Some Soccer News for Jul 26, 2017

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Kansas City has sold striker Dom Dwyer to Orlando for approximately $1.

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Community player ratings form

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Rate the Sounders in their dominant home win over San Jose.

The Seattle Sounders exploded offensively in the second half of this match against San Jose Earthquakes, coming away with what turned out to be quite a comfortable win.

Thanks to several absences, Seattle lined up in yet another look for the starting XI, including Jordy Delem paired with Gustav Svensson in the defensive midfield, Cristian Roldan in a more free central attacking role, and the first start for new right back Kelvin Leerdam.

Jacob Murphy Double Gives Newcastle A Comfortable 4-0 Win At Bradford City After Explosive Second Half

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The score was 0-0 at the break but then Newcastle exploded into life after a good first half with two good goals in the 50th and 51st minutes. The goals were scored [...]

Benitez Starts With Strong Team At Valley Parade

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the third pre-season friendly of pre-season at Bradford City tonight at Valley Parade. The manager in charge at Bradford is Stuart McCall [...]

Is Lucas Perez right to be annoyed at his limited opportunities at Arsenal?

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Great things were expected of Lucas Perez when he arrived at The Emirates last summer fresh from banging in 18 goals in La Liga the previous season. He came with a £17 million price tag and a big reputation and was expected to lead Arsenal to new heights, but it did not work out that [...]

West Ham have 'shaken hands' on a deal for winger, Player set to complete medical this week

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West Ham have had a very good transfer window so far and Bilic is now looking to get rid of the deadwood ahead of the start of the new season.

Former La Liga winger Sofiane Feghouli has been linked with a transfer away from West Ham all summer and according to latest reports, the player will join Galatasaray before the end of the week.

Some of the best women soccer players will be in Seattle

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Here are five reasons you should get to CenturyLink Field to watch them.

On Thursday, July 27, the Tournament of Nations kicks off at CenturyLink Field—a friendly tournament between some of the best women's soccer teams in the international game: United States (Ranked No. 1 by FIFA), Japan (No.

After stunning Orlando welcome, Dom Dwyer eager to repay club's faith

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Even Dom Dwyer was stunned as he stepped off the plane to officially announce himself as an Orlando City player. He expected a few people, maybe 20 or 30, there to greet him and welcome him back to a club that helped usher in his rise. Instead, he was greeted by hundreds.

In that moment, Dwyer knew the universe had found a way to work itself out.

Mikel Merino Already In Newcastle – Photo

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The Chronicle is reporting that Mikel Merino the 21-year-old Spaniard we are trying to sign on a season long loan deal has already been spotted in Newcastle. He has been spotted [...]

Koeman drops massive transfer hint, Top class midfielder set to complete his move this summer

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Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park for weeks now.

The England international is nearing the end of his deal at Everton and has turned down the chance of signing an extension.

Manager Ronald Koeman has finally confirmed that the player does not wish to stay at the Merseyside club and will leave this summer.

Breaking News – Spaniard Mikel Merino About To Sign For Newcastle

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The Sun is reporting that 21-year-old Spaniard Mikel Merino of Borussia Dortmund is set to sign for Newcastle United and this one is right out of the blue. The deal is for [...]

Around The Forest: Sporting Kansas City’s Dom Dwyer Traded to Orlando City

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Colorado Rapids has a new ‘interm' GM, the Loons get a new stadium name and more.

Major League Soccer:

Orlando City acquires Dom Dwyer in trade with Sporting Kansas City - ESPN FC
Orlando City acquired U.S. striker Dom Dwyer from Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday in the most expensive trade in MLS history.

Could £50million EPL star be the answer for Arsenal?

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Half of the Arsenal fans on here reckon that we need a new beast of a midfielder as an enforcer in front of our quite solid defence, but the other half would prefer that we get a talented playmaker that could fill Santi Cazorla's boots. We already have Ramsey, Xhaka, perhaps Wilshere, Coquelin, Elneny and [.

We are back in the Champions League, we are the current Premier League champions and we have a big season ahead of us.

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Cesar Azpilicueta has spoken of the importance of pre-season and a better title defence to that of two seasons three seasons ago. Chelsea can simply not afford a repeat of what happened under Jose Mourinho.

What a difference a couple of weeks makes at Chelsea! Constant speculation of the Managers future, of potential signings and of the immediate futures of some of our most promising youngsters.

Turkey’s football coach resigns after off-pitch troubles

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Ankara (AFP) – Turkish national team coach Fatih Terim resigned on Wednesday, the country’s football federation said, less than two weeks after he was reportedly involved in a fight at a kebab house.

“It was decided that it would be better for both sides to part ways,” the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said.

Turkey’s football coach resigns after off-pitch troubles

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Ankara (AFP) – Turkish national team coach Fatih Terim resigned on Wednesday, the country’s football federation said, less than two weeks after he was reportedly involved in a fight at a kebab house.

“It was decided that it would be better for both sides to part ways,” the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said.

A look at the impact of the Dom Dwyer trade to Orlando

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The first major domino of the MLS summer transfer window fell on Tuesday afternoon, and instead of it being a splashy big-name signing from Europe or elsewhere, one of the best forwards in the league has traded blue for purple.

Dom Dwyer was traded from Sporting Kansas City to Orlando City in exchange for $400,000 in general allocation money, $500,000 in targeted allocation money and up to $700,000 in allocation money based off Dwyer's performances with the Lions.

The life — and murder — of a U.S. Soccer president

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In September 1953, Elmer Schroeder, U.S. soccer's first American-born president, was brutally murdered in his West Philadelphia apartment. No one was ever convicted for his murder. PSP's Ed Farnsworth writes about the life and death of a man who was an American soccer pioneer in more ways than one.

Brotherly Bag: Will Andre stay or will he go?

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How long will Blake be in blue?

How long can the Union keep Andre Blake in Philly?

Jordan Wohl: I'm not sure. I figure unless someone wows them with an offer, they'll hold onto him as long as they can. He is one of their few coveted assets. He's one of the best keepers in the league, he's young, he's a starting goalkeeper for his international team and, overall, he's just very very good.