Soccer By Ives Archives for January 2016

USMNT to face Cuba in October friendly

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For the first time since 1947, the U.S. Men's National Team will face Cuba in an international friendly.

U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that Jurgen Klinsmann and co. will meet the Cubans in Havana on October 7.

The two nations last met at last summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup, when the USMNT comfortably dispatched of Cuba, 6-0, in the tournament's quarterfinals.

Portugal outlasts Poland in penalty shootout to reach Euro semifinals

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Both sides came into Thursday afternoon's clash undefeated at this summer's Euro 2016, but it took an additional half hour and penalty kicks to finally separate the quarterfinalists.

Ricardo Quaresma's final penalty kick sent Portugal through to the next round after defeating Poland, 1-1 (5-3 on penalty kicks).

MLS storylines to watch in the aftermath of the Copa America

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With the Copa America concluded, the focus once again turns towards league play. However, in the aftermath of this summer's major tournament, MLS is set to continuewith a very different landscape.

Familiar faces like Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones return to their respective clubs, while a newcomer, Tim Howard, is set to join a Colorado Rapids team pursuing elite status in the Western Conference.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The UEFA Euro 2016 field will be down to four after this weekend with the quarterfinals wrapping up.

Gareth Bale and Wales looks to knock off Belgium on Friday to secure a semifinals date with the winner of Poland-Portugal. Germany and Italy, meanwhile, will provide the marquee matchup on Saturday.

U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals set

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The U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 concluded on Wednesday night as seven MLS teams booked their spot in the quarterfinal round, which is set for July 20. However, one NASL team remains in the field following a thrilling victory over a local rival.

An early finish from Raul Mendiola led the LA Galaxy to a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers.

Ibrahimovic reveals he'll play at Manchester United next season

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Speculation swirled for months, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally revealed his next destination. Officially.

The 34-year-old striker announced on Thursday via Instagram that he will be joining Premier League side Manchester United, whom he was heavily linked to since ending his most recent season with Paris Saint-Germain.

Poland takes on Portugal for spot in Euro 2016 semis

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Portugal hasn'tbeen at itsbest throughout Euro 2016, but Cristiano Ronaldo and co. can book a semifinal spot in Thursday'sclash with Poland.

After narrowly edging Croatia in the Round of 16, Portugal takes on Robert Lewandowski's Poland on Thursday at theStade Vélodrome. The Polish are also coming off a narrow win of their own, having topped Switzerland, 5-4, on penalty kicks to reach the current stage.

Early finish gives Galaxy win against Timbers

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On a night where chances were hard to come by, the LA Galaxy made the most of their early opportunity to find the back of the net.

Raul Mendiola's finish in the fifth minute gave the Galaxy a 1-0 win against the Portland Timbers in the U.S. Open Cup, setting up a quarterfinals matchup against the Seattle Sounders on July 20.

Will Johnson, TFC stun Whitecaps in Canadian Championship final

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The Vancouver Whitecaps had the match won entering second-half stoppage time, but Will Johnson had different plans for Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship final on Wednesday night.

Despite falling to the Whitecaps, 2-1, TFC pulled out a 2-2 scoreline on aggregate and captured its fifth title in the competition behind Johnson's 95th minute finish.

FC Dallas needs extra time to get past Rapids in Open Cup

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FC Dallas is among the top teams in MLS when it comes to home performance, and Oscar Pareja's side continued their fine form on Wednesday night in the U.S. Open Cup.

A late finish from Maximiliano Urruti in the 96th minute lifted Dallas past the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, to reach the Open Cup quarterfinals.

Thursday Kickoff: Neymar, Brazil, Payet and more

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After club side Barcelona said their star Brazilian attacker won't be leaving the Camp Nou next season, Brazil has named Neymar to its 19-man roster ahead of the Olympics.

Barcelona has confirmed that the 24-year-old will remain with the La Liga champions and is set to sign a deal in the coming days.

Second-half turnaround propels Union into Open Cup quarterfinals

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union used a second half turnaround to advance to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday night by way of a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls.

Chris Pontius bagged a brace for the home side, who put together an impressive second half in the attacking end after posting just one shot on target in the first half.

Bunbury, Kamara push Revs past Cosmos in Open Cup

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For the first time in three appearances, the New York Cosmos' U.S. Open Cup run appeared set to continue past thethe Round of 16. However, a pair of New England Revolution stars ensured that theNASL contender would once again leave the tournament empty-handed.

Reigning Open Cup champs Sporting KC eliminated by Dynamo

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There will be a new U.S. Open Cup winner, as reigning champions Sporting Kansas City saw their title defense end in Wednesday's Round of 16.

Mauro Manotas powered the Houston Dynamo into the final eight of the U.S. Open Cup with a brace in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Sporting KC.

Strikers stun Orlando City in Open Cup with 120th-minute winner

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Cinderella is wearing red and gold to the ball this year.

The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers kept their improbable run in the U.S. Open Cup going on Wednesday night thanks to a dramatic winner seconds before the end of extra time. Brazilian defender Victor Giro, also known as PC, came up with the decisive goal in the 120th minute to push the Strikers to a 2-1 road win over Orlando City in a Round of 16bout at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

MLS Ticker: Gilberto, Rivero, Tissot and more

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Two South American stars appear set to leave MLS as the summer transfer window continues to heat up.

The Chicago Fire and Gilberto have mutually agreed to terminate the forward's contract, with Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez stating that the Brazilian, "was not able to reach his top form in Major League Soccer," despite his best efforts.

SBI's Top 10 Goals of the Copa America Centenario

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The Copa America Centenario was always expected to be a showcase of high-quality skills and goals. It certainly did not disappoint, especially with regards to the latter.

Whether it was free kicks, volleys, shots from range, or something else entirely, the recently-concluded Copa America Centenario had a number of impressive and memorable strikes.

Minnesota United to host friendly against Hyndman, Bournemouth

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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team midfielder Emerson Hyndman may make his Bournemouth debut in his home country.

Minnesota United announced on Wednesday that they will host the Premier League club for a friendly onJuly 20th at National Sports Center Stadium. The Loons recently took on Mexican sideClub León in front of a record crowd at Target Field.

USWNT releases new jerseys ahead of Olympics

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The U.S. Women's National Team will begin their Olympic Games title defense in August, and Jill Ellis' side will do so in a brand new kit.

On Tuesday, Nike and the USWNT revealed the new home jersey ahead of this summer's tournament in Rio de Janeiro. The defending World Cup champions will resume wearing their current home jersey following the conclusion of the Olympics.

Miami FC completes move for NYCFC midfielder Poku

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After days of speculation, Kwadwo Poku is officially headed to South Beach.

On Wednesday, the New York City FC midfielder completed a move to Miami FC, as the club continues to rebuild its core ahead of the NASL's Fall Season.

The 24-year-old Ghanaian appeared in 34 matches across all competitions for NYCFC in his two seasons with the team, scoring five goals and adding seven assists in that span.

Report: Jurgen Klinsmann linked to England job

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Whenever the England management position opens, a whole slew of candidates from all over the world are linked with the job. This time, one of those candidates just so happens to be Jurgen Klinsmann.

The U.S. Men's National Team had coach has been linked with the England gig in the aftermath of Roy Hodgson's resignation following England's Euro 2016 loss to Iceland.

Wednesday Kickoff: Messi, De Rossi and more

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The soccer world remains in shock over Lionel Messi's decision to retire from international soccer, but his native country's fans are prepared to change to his mind.

Argentine supporters will try to sway Messi into continuing his international career over the weekend when over 100,000 fans are set to gather in Buenos Aires.

Accam leads Fire past Crew in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Whenever David Accam has been healthy, he has been the catalyst of the Chicago Fire attack, which has spent much of the year looking lost without him.

Accam led the attack once again on Tuesday, scoring twice in the first half hour to lead the Chicago Fire past Columbus Crew, 2-1, on Tuesday night at Toyota Park.

Jeff Attinella stones RSL, Sounders advance to Open Cup quarterfinals

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Just days after something resembling a historic nadir, the Seattle Sounders may have breathed more than a bit of life into their season. And they can thank a second-string, rookie goalkeeper for delivering a stunning performance in front of 17,087 at Rio Tinto Stadium on Tuesday night.

Sources: Gabriel Farfan set to join Miami FC

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Miami FC's spending spree is set to continue with the signing of another familiar face.

Multiple sourcestell SBI that Gabriel Farfan is the latest player to join a Miami FC team currently in the midst of a mid-season rebuild. The 28-year-old midfielder/left back most recently featured for the New York Cosmos, who he joined on loan fromLiga MX side Chiapas FC.

MLS Ticker: Irwin, Gilberto, Sounders and more

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An injury will see Toronto FC without the club's starting goalkeeper for an extended period of time, while rumors continue to fly ahead of the MLS summer transfer window.

Toronto FC will be without goalkeeper Clint Irwin for six weeks due to aquadriceps strain.

U.S. U-20, Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott training with Willem II

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Kyle Scott's contract with Chelsea runs until 2019, but the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team midfielder is set for a training stint with a new club.

Dutch club Willem II revealed that Scott has joined the team for a training stint that includes a trio of friendlies. Scott featured in the first half of the club's match against RKDSV Diessen on Monday.

Oguchi Onyewu training with Rangers

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Oguchi Onyewu's road back to the field has been a long one, but the former U.S. Men's National Team defender is back in training with a historic club for the time being.

Onyewu is currently training with Scottish club Rangers throughout the club's10-day summer training camp in South Carolina, which includes a match against the USL'sCharleston Battery on July 6.

NYCFC in need of season-defining win against Red Bulls

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Through all of the criticisms that have surrounded New York City FC in their first year-and-a-half of MLS play,the team's greatest struggle has been finding a way to overcome newfound rivals New York Red Bulls.

In their first four meetings since 2015, the Red Bulls have not only swept NYCFC in the Hudson Derby but they've done so in convincing fashion, which was highlighted by their 7-0 beatdown at Yankee Stadium on May 21.

2016 U.S. Open Cup Preview: Fifth Round

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The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup returns to the forefront of American soccer this week as 14 teams from Major League Soccer and two from the NASL partake in fifth-round matches across the country.

During the fifth-round draw, the 16 remaining clubs were divided into four regional quadrants. The winners of the two matches in each region will face off in the quarterfinal round set to occur on July 20.

Hertha Berlin concerned by latest John Brooks injury

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After a busy summer with the U.S. Men's National Team, John Brooks was due for some time off. However, after suffering an injury in the Copa America, Brooks has returned to his club early to undergo further assessment.

Originally scheduled for a three-week break, Brooks instead returned to Hertha Berlin to undergo treatment forknee inflammation that kept him out of the Copa America third-place game.

Tuesday Kickoff: Pogba, Maradona and more

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After drawing strong links to Real Madrid, one of France's brightest young stars could now be set for a return to Old Trafford.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, is said to be innegotiations with Manchester United over a potential return to England. The 23-year-old came up through the Red Devils' academy and played two seasons at United, only making three senior team appearances in that span.

Monday Ticker: Hodgson, Alves, Sevilla and more

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In the aftermath of a shock upset, Roy Hodgson's tenure has ended, while Brazilian star Dani Alves has officially found his new home.

Following Monday's defeat to Iceland, Roy Hodgson has resigned from his job as England manager after five years on the job. (REPORT)

Dani Alves has officially joined reigning Serie A champions Juventus on a free transfer.

Iceland shocks England to advance to Euro 2016 quarterfinals

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England tends to exit tournaments in extravagant ways, but Monday's elimination was perhaps the most surprising and embarrassing in the country's history.

Facing off with Iceland, a nation populated by just over 300,000 people, England suffered Euro 2016 elimination via a 2-1 scoreline. With the win, Iceland advances to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals against hosts France.

Italy reaches Euro 2016 quarterfinals after disposing of Spain

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Italy wasn't pegged as one of the tournament favorites, despite their rich history, however, Antonio Conte's experienced group continues to prove that they are among the top teams at Euro 2016.

TheAzzurridispatched of reigning European champions Spain, 2-0, on Monday afternoon behind goals from Giorgio Chiellini andGraziano Pelle.

Chile set sights on World Cup after second consecutive Copa America win

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Great satisfaction. That is what Chile felt after winning its second consecutive Copa America title on Sunday.

At the same time, there was also a feeling of wanting more.

Chile raised the Copa America Centenario trophy on Sunday night afterdefeating Argentina in the final via penalty kicks for the second time in as many years.

Five takeaways from the USMNT's Copa America run

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The dust has settled. The Copa America is over, and the U.S. Men's National Team emerged with a fourth-place finish that produced legitimate highs to go with excruciating lows.

After finishing top of a qualifying group that included Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay, the U.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Roland Alberg

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Roland Alberg is very new to MLS, but the Philadelphia Union midfielder asserted himself as a player to watch with his performances over the past week.

Alberg provided a hat-trick in his first match of the week before adding another goal in his second, taking his goalscoring tally to five goals over his past three games.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Vancouver Whitecaps

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After a rough three-game stretch ofresults, the Vancouver Whitecapsgot a much needed win against one of the Eastern Conference's best teams.

Even after going down early to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night, the Whitecaps didn't panic, and rattled off three straight goals to give the road team a 3-1 lead.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Lamar Neagle

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MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 16

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New York City FCcontinued their impressive road form on Saturday against the Seattle Sounders, whileKaka's late penalty kick gave Orlando City SC a thrilling victory against Toronto FC. Here's a closer look at all of this past weekend's MLS action:

New York City FC picked up three points at CenturyLink Field on Saturday, defeating the Seattle Sounders, 2-0, to jump to second in the Eastern Conference.

Monday Kickoff: Bravo, Ibrahimovic and more

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While the world continues to react to Lionel Messi's apparent decision to quit the Argentina national team, a major star could be closing in on his long-awaited move to Manchester.

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo says he wants Messi to reconsider his plans to retire from the Argentina national team.

Chile tops Argentina in PKs again to win second straight Copa America crown

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. For the second straight year, Chile and Argentina could not be separated through 120 minutes and, for the second straight year, Lionel Messi and co. saw their trophy hopes dashed in a penalty shootout.

Chile defeated Argentina, 4-2, in penalty kicks after a scoreless 120 minutesin Sunday's Copa America Centenario final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night.

SBI Copa America Man of the Match: Claudio Bravo

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Once again, the Copa America final came down to a penalty shootout. Once again, it was Chile's Claudio Bravo that came up big when his team needed him most.

Chile beat Argentina in the Copa America Centenario final on Sunday night after prevailing, 4-2, on penalty kicks, and Bravo was a key figure in the scoreless matchat MetLife Stadium.

Lionel Messi says he's done playing for Argentina after latest championship loss

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As if losing a third straight major tournament final wasn't painful enough for fans of Argentina's national team, the big news after Sunday's Copa America Centenario final may have hurt even more.

A dejected Lionel Messi said he is done playing for Argentina, making the statement in the wake of Argentina's 4-2 penalty shootout loss to Chile on Sunday night.

Argentina vs. Chile: Your Running Commentary

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While Chile looks to claim its second straight Copa America on Sunday, Argentina seeks its first title since 1993.

La Albicelestehas been forced to battle through injuries during this summer's tournament, but Gerardo Martino's side received a big boost on Sunday with the return of Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel di Maria.

Report: Miami FC to acquire NYCFC midfielder Poku

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Kwadwo Poku's frustrations at New York City FC appear to be over.

According to multiple reports, Poku has been sold to NASL side Miami FC, with NYCFC said to be receiving over $500,000 for the Ghanaian.

Poku was set to make$67,500 this season with NYCFC, per the MLS Players Union.

Germany cruises past Slovakia in Round of 16

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It was always going to be a tall task trying to defeat the reigning World Cup champions, but Slovakia did themselves no favors on Sunday after a poor start against Germany.

Jurgen Low's side cruised to a 3-0 win against Slovakia, booking their place in the quarterfinals after their most convincing performance of Euro 2016.

Griezmann double lifts France past Ireland

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Didier Deschamps' side hasn't been the most impressive team at Euro 2016, but a brilliant second-half effort from Antoine Griezmann lifted France to the quarterfinals.

The Atletico Madrid striker netted two goals in a span of four minutes after halftime, giving France a 2-1 victory against the Republic of Ireland.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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There's a possibility of a newchampion being crowned on Sunday night at the Copa America Centenario, while last year's victor has its shot at a repeat.

Argentina and Chile will do battle from MetLife Stadium to determine the Copa America champion. The two sides met in the opening match of Group D play, withLa Albicelestecapturing a 2-1 win.

Neagle leads D.C. United past Revolution

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D.C. United has been struggling for goals in recent weeks, but on Saturday, a pair of beautiful finishes led the way in a much-needed win.

Lamar Neagle and Sean Franklin provided a goal apiece, leading D.C. United to a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night at RFK Stadium.

Whitecaps edge Union on the road

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After almost giving the game away against the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Union dropped points at home against a quality Western Conference opponent.

The Vancouver Whitecaps captured a 3-2 win on the road against the Union on Saturday, snapping a three-match winless streak for the visitors.

Kamara rescues point for Crew against Red Bulls

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It almost seemed certain that the Columbus Crew were going to suffer sixth loss of the MLS season on Saturday night, until Ola Kamara provided some late-game heroics for the home side.

Kamara's fifthgoal of the season provided the Crew with a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls, after appearing to be dead in the water entering second-half stoppage time.

Kaka scores deep in stoppage time to lead Orlando City past TFC

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Orlando City's flare for the dramatic was in full effect on Saturday as the Lions sealed victory with a 100th minute game-winner.

Toronto FC and Orlando City exchanged a pair of goals after the 83rd minutebefore Kaka provided a winner deep into stoppage time, sealing a 3-2 victory at Camping World Stadium.

USMNT finishes fourth at Copa America after falling to Colombia

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The U.S. Men's National Team struggled to create chances in their Copa America opener against Colombia. In Saturday's rematch, chances came in flurries, but the result remained the same.

Colombia clinched third place at the Copa America Centenario, defeating the U.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Bobby Wood

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The goal never came for the U.S. Men's National Team on Saturday night, but it was Bobby Wood who was consistently the USMNT's best chance at finding one.

Wood led the way with five shots for the USMNT while proving to be the most dangerous player on the field for Jurgen Klinsmann's side, earning honors as SBI USMNT Man of the Match in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Colombia.

FC Dallas dominates RSL at home

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FC Dallas bounced back from a disappointing defeat against Sporting KC last weekend with a complete performance on Saturday night.

Oscar Pareja's side picked up a 2-0 win against Real Salt Lake, propelling Dallas to within one point of the Colorado Rapids atop the Western Conference.

Dwyer scores twice as Sporting KC earns draw with Impact

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On two separate occasions, Sporting Kansas City found themselves chasing a goal. But, on two separate occasions, Dom Dwyer was there to lift his side back into the match against the Montreal Impact.

Dwyer scored a pair of goals in Saturday's 2-2 draw with the Montreal Impact on Saturday, as Sporting KC erased a pair of deficits to seal a come-from-behind point.

Barrett scores late to earn Earthquakes tie against Galaxy

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The Cali Clasico tends to be one of MLS' most compelling rivalries, and Saturday's chapter proved no different.

Chad Barrett's 90th minute equalizer earned the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 draw against the rival LA Galaxy in front of over50,000 fans at Stanford Stadium.

USMNT vs. Colombia: Your Running Commentary

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While the U.S. Men's National Team won't be playing in the match they would have liked to be participating in this weekend, Jurgen Klinsmann's team has a shot at redemption against Colombia.

After falling in their opening Group A clash againstLos Cafeteros, 2-0, the USMNT will look to end their Copa America Centenario run on a high note following their drubbing at the hands of Argentina on Tuesday.

Lampard scores controversial goal as NYCFC tops reeling Sounders

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SEATTLE How times have changed.

Last season the Seattle Sounders casually disposed of New York City FC 3-1 on the road, with Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey scoring all three Seattle goals. Martins is in China now, Dempsey is with the United States Men's National Team, and NYCFC posted a convincing 2-0 win in front of47,537 at CenturyLink Field on Saturday afternoon.

Quaresma stuns Croatia with late winner for Portugal

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Both sides struggled to find a decisive touch in the final third throughout regulation, but Ricardo Quaresma's late winner sent Portugal to the quarterfinals after a tightly-contested match.

After reaching the knockout rounds for their sixth-straight European Championship, Portugal kept their ride going on Saturday, defeating Croatia, 1-0, in extra time.

Own goal gives Wales advantage over Northern Ireland

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Wales survived a dreadful 90 minutes of soccer at the Parc des Princes to advance to their first quarterfinal round at a major competition since 1958.

Chris Coleman's men benefited from a Gareth McAuley own goal in the 75th minute to beat regional rival Northern Ireland, 1-0, in the Round of 16.

Poland outlasts Switzerland on penalty kicks

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The Round of 16 got off to a furious start on Saturday, as Poland and Switzerland needed their clash to be decided on penalty kicks.

Grzegorz Krychowiak helped guide Poland to a 1-1 (5-4 on penalties) win against Switzerland to advance to the last eight at Euro 2016. Granit Xhaka was the only player to miss for Switzerland, confirming the team's exit from the tournament.

CONMEBOL, CONCACAF presidents open to future joint tournaments

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NEW YORK The Copa America Centenario might only be the start of joint-competitions between CONMEBOL and CONCACAF teams.

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez and CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani both stated during a press conference in Manhattan on Friday that they are not opposed to havingfuture tournaments that would include nations from both confederations.

Must-See Goal: Xherdan Shaqiri

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Despite a crushing defeat against Argentina in the semifinal round, the U.S. Men's National Team will look to record their best finish at a Copa America on Saturday night, while MLS action is in full swing.

The USMNT will take on Colombia in a Group A rematch, as the sides battle it out for third place.

Sunil Gulati believes USMNT has made progress against world's elite

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NEW YORK When Jurgen Klinsmann was appointed head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team five years ago, one of his stated goals was to help the Americans go "toe-to-toe" with the world's elite on a more consistent basis.

This week's ugly loss aside, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati has seen progress in that regard.

Who Should the USMNT start vs. Colombia?

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Even after losing the team's semifinal match to Argentina, the U.S Men's National Team has the chance to close the Copa America on a high on Saturday night.

The U.S. is set to take on Colombia in Saturday's Copa America third-place match. The game presents a unique opportunity at revenge against an opponent that defeat the U.

Adidas unveils 2016 MLS All-Star jersey

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While fan voting for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game continues until early July, one question was answered in regards to what the MLS players will be wearing.

On Friday, adidas released the jersey for the July 28 showdown against Premier League side Arsenal, which will be played at the San Jose Earthquakes' Avaya Stadium.

MLS Week 16: A Look Ahead

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While the Colorado Rapids and Chicago Fire will be off this weekend, the MLS schedule features several high-profile matchups, which begins with the Seattle Sounders hosting New York City FC on Saturday afternoon.

Real Salt Lake will travel to FC Dallas in a key Western Conference clash amongst playoff-bound clubs.

Boswell suspended, Melano fined by Disciplinary Committee

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Following a rash challenge against Houston Dynamo attacker Will Bruin, the MLS Disciplinary Committee is taking action against Bobby Boswell and several others around the league.

In the 28th minute of D.C. United's match against the Dynamo, Boswell lifted his knee into the back of Bruin, receiving a yellow card for the action.

Friday Kickoff: Messi, Di Maria, and more

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One Argentinian star has revealed is frustration with the federation, while another is unlikely to play in the Copa America final.

Lionel Messi called Argentina's federation "a disaster" after the team's flight was delayed in the lead up to the Copa America final.

Report: FC Dallas homegrown Zendejas sold to Chivas

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One of American soccer's brightest young prospects is reportedly on his way to one of Mexico's biggest clubs.

Goal USA reported on Thursday that FC Dallas has soldhomegrown Alex Zendejas to Liga MX side Chivas. The deal was reportedly agreed upon this week fora transfer feearound $500,000.

Betting sites list Klinsmann as favorite for Southampton job

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Jurgen Klinsmann still has plenty of work to do with the U.S. Men's National Team, but betting sites across the Atlantic see the German-born head coach as an surprisingly favored candidate for a Premier League job.

Klinsmann has been labeled as the odds-on favorite to emerge as Southampton's next manager as several British betting sites claim to have experienced a flurry of bets on the USMNT manager.

Osorio to remain in charge of Mexico despite Copa America 'failure'

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Juan Carlos Osorio watched helplessly from the bench as his team was thrashed, 7-0, by Chile in the Copa America quarterfinals. Now, the Mexico national team manager will be charged with pushing his team out fromthe wreckage of that defeat.

Mexico Football Federation general secretary Guillermo Cantu announced on Thursday that Osorio would remain the head coach ofthe national team.

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For a second time in as many years, the winner of Copa America will be decided between Argentina and Chile.

The two sides will battle for the crown on Sunday afterLa Roja defeated La Albicelestein last year's edition, 4-1, on penalty kicks following a scoreless regulation.

Report: Sunderland, Swansea among teams interested in Williams

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Danny Williams' efforts with Redding are reportedly drawing the interest of severalbigger clubs.

According to the Sunderland Echo, both Sunderland and Newcastle have registered interest in the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder. Swansea and Aston Villa have also been linked with the current Reading midfielder.

Rowe's heroics preserve Galaxy tie against Rapids

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Brian Rowe was a man on a mission in net on Wednesday night, while the Galaxy attack continued its struggles in front of goal.

The LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids played to a 0-0 tie at StubHub Center, as both sides failed to find a way past the opposing goalkeeper.

Alberg leads Union to thrilling win over Fire

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Following the departure of Vincent Noguiera, the Philadelphia Union were in need of a spark. They got one on Wednesday night in the form of Roland Alberg.

Alberg provided a hat-trick on Wednesday, leading the Union in a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Chicago Fire at Talen Energy Stadium.

Thursday Kickoff: Vardy, Griezmann and more

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Two high-profile strikers will be returning to their respective clubs next season, while a former Manchester United star is coming out of retirement.

Leicester City and Jamie Vardy have agreed to terms on a new contract that will keep the 29-year-old at the King Power Stadium until 2020. The Englishman notched 24 goals in the Premier League last season.

RSL overcomes early deficit to top Red Bulls

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A bizarre deflection made for the winning goal Wednesday night for Jordan Allen and Real Salt Lake.

RSL claimed a late 2-1 win against the New York Red Bulls in the 89th minute off a corner kick, when Allen sent the ball toward goal and his shot deflected off of Chris Duvall and in the net.

Early goals pace Chile in win over Colombia

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CHICAGO, Ill. – The first 45 minutes of Wednesday's Copa America semifinal belonged to Chile.The next two hoursweredominated by Chicago's wild weather.

Eventually, after more than two hours of delay and a wide open second half that saw Colombia reducedto 10 men, Chile pulled off a 2-0 win against Colombia at Soldier Field.

Historic win see Ireland advance to knockout round of Euro 2016

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The Republic of Ireland advanced out of the group stage at a major tournament for the first time since the 2002 World Cup on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Italy to conclude Group E action.

Martin O'Neill's men used a game-winner from Robbie Brady to secure a match with hosts France in the round of 16 on Sunday.

Nainggolan scores late to lead Belgium over Sweden

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Belgium left it for late, but earned a win to continue their Euro adventure while ending the international career of one of the game's biggest stars.

Radja Nainggolan fired a winner in the 85th minute, leading Belgium to a 1-0 victory that also knocked out Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden in the process.

Portugal, Hungary play to thrilling 3-3 draw

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Portugal and Hungary produce the match of the tournament at Euro 2016 in Lyon on Wednesday afternoon.

Both sides secured safe passage into the round of 16 with a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Hungary opened the scoring in the 19th minute through Zoltan Gera, who sent a blistering shot into the bottom-right part of the goal.

Iceland continues fairy tale run with win over Austria

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Iceland's fairy tale run through Euro 2016 will continue into the knockout stages.

A stoppage-time winner led Iceland past Austria, 2-1, on Wednesday, sealing a second place finish in Group F. The loss eliminates Austria from the tournament, while leaving Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in third place.

Argentina 4, USMNT 0: The SBI Breakdown

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It was essentially the worst possible performance in the biggest possible moment. Facing an Argentina team that is among the world's best at punishing mistakes, the U.S. Men's National Team made a multitude of them in a match billed as a potential game-changer.

MLS Ticker: Revolution stadium, Rogers and more

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After spending its entire MLS tenure at Gillette Stadium, the New England Revolution are actively looking for a more suitable home, and they may have found a location.

Revolution owner Robert Kraft and the team are in talks with the University of Massachusetts over a plot of land currently owned by university in Dorchester.

USMNT left disappointed by squandered Copa America opportunity

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In the days leading up to Tuesday's Copa America semifinal loss against Argentina, Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. Men's National Team repeatedly discussed the opportunity ahead. A chance to take on one of the world's best teams on the biggest stage was one valued by the USMNT.

Gulati acknowledges achievement despite humbling USMNT loss

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Tuesday night's 4-0 loss against Argentina hurt all parties involved within the U.S. Men's National Team, but U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati still believes the side accomplished a great deal this summer despite the defeat.

"I was feeling a lot better about it three or four hours ago, but it's a strange feeling right now as we've gotten to the semifinals, which is an accomplishment," Gulati said following the defeat.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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While the Copa America Centenario determines its second finalist on Wednesday, Euro 2016 will complete its Round of 16 field as well.

After Argentina booked its place in the Copa America final on Tuesday night, Chile and Colombia will battle it out tonight.

Klinsmann laments respect given to Argentina in wake of semifinal loss

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Following the final whistle, Jurgen Klinsmann approached Lionel Messi for a quick embrace. It was a sign of respect between two of the game's greatest strikers, but Klinsmann insists that respect on the field of play proved to be his side's undoing on Tuesday night.

Wednesday Kickoff: Neymar, Lavezzi, Morata and more

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With Neymar's contract talks heating up in Barcelona, the club is reportedly set to make one final push in keeping the Brazilian star.

Barcelona will reportedly offer Neymar roughly $17 million per year, despite Paris Saint-Germain pushing heavily to acquire the 24-year-old. The French club is said to be offering the attacker roughly $28 million annually.

USMNT 0-4 Argentina: Match Highlights

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USMNT vs. Argentina: Your Running Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team knew three changes would be comingahead of Tuesday night's clash against Argentina in the Copa America semifinals, and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is clearly opting for experience.

Without Jermaine Jones, Bobby Wood and Alejandro Bedoya, all of whom were suspended during the U.

Giovinco finish guides TFC past Whitecaps in Canadian Championship

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Toronto FC holdsa one-goal advantage after securing a win in the Canadian Championship first leg on Tuesday night at BMO Field.

Sebastian Giovinco fired in the game's only goal in TFC's 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. The game marks TFC's first appearance in a Canadian Championship final since 2014.

Messi, Argentina cruise past USMNT in Copa America semifinal

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When all was said and done, Lionel Messi and Argentina proved far too much for the U.S. Men's National Team on Tuesday night.

Led by a goal and two assists from Lionel Messi, Argentina cruised past the USMNT, 4-0, in Tuesday night's Copa America semifinal.

Turkey remains alive after win over Czech Republic

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Turkey knew there was only one possible outcome that would give them a chance at continuing their road at Euro 2016, and their gritty performance was enough to at least keep their hopes alive.

Goals fromBurak Yilmaz andOzan Tufan provided Turkey with a 2-0 win against the Czech Republic on Tuesday afternoon, in their Group D finale.

Perisic fires late to lead Croatia past Spain in Group D decider

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Spain needed just one point to win their Euro 2016 group,but Ivan Perisic had other ideas.

Having amassed fivepoints heading into Tuesday's clash,Spain fell to second in Group D with a 2-1 loss to Croatia on Tuesday. Led by an 88th minute Perisic goal, the result sees Croatia leap to the top of Group D, sealing a much more favorable route through the knockout stages.

Germany edges past Northern Ireland to win group

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Germany has yet to truly look like the reigning World Cup champions, but a Mario Gomez finish proved just enough to emerge atop their Euro 2016 group.

A first half finish from Gomez was all Germany would need on Tuesday, as the reigning World Cup winners toppled underdogs Northern Ireland, 1-0, to close out Group C.

What to watch for when the USMNT takes on Argentina

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Argentina is good. Very good. Perhaps even the best. However, the CONMEBOL powerhouse and tournament favorites do have weaknesses that remain ripe for exploiting in Tuesday's Copa America semifinal.

The U.S. Men's National Team meets Argentina on Tuesday night in the aftermath of a quarterfinal win over fellow South American contender in Ecuador.

Blasczykowski finish hands Poland win against Ukraine

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Goals have been hard to come by for the Polish at Euro 2016, but the team's second goal in three matchesensured the squad of their place in the Round of 16.

Despite a lack of clear-cut chances on the afternoon, Poland pulled out a 1-0 win against Ukraine on Tuesday afternoon behind a tidy finish from Jakub Blasczykowski.

Shorthanded USMNT attack looks to step up against Argentina

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Throughout the Copa America, the U.S. Men's National Team attack has been quietly efficient, but, in the absence of several regulars, the U.S. will need a standout performance to have any hope in Tuesday night's semifinal.

StartersBobby Wood, Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya will miss out on Tuesday's clash due to suspension, and each player's absence will rob the USMNT of a vital piece.

TFC, Whitecaps meet in Canadian Championship final

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The 2016 Canadian Championship will be one team's ticket to next season's CONCACAF Champions League, but the two squads meeting on Tuesday have had different paths to the final.

The Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC will meet in the first leg of this year's Canadian Championship final on Tuesday, with both MLS sides looking to create early separation at BMO Field.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Two more groups will be decided on Tuesday at Euro 2016, while the Copa America Centenario will find out its first finalist by the end of the night.

The U.S. Men's National Team will look to advance to its first Copa America final in the nation's history, while Argentina looks to continue its path of dominance en route to a 15th Copa America (formerly South American Championship) crown.

Who Should the USMNT start vs. Argentina?

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Facing off with Argentina will never be an easy task, but the U.S. Men's National Team's Copa America semifinal will be all the more difficult given several notable absences.

Heading into Tuesday's semifinal clash, the USMNT will have to overcome suspensionsto Jermaine Jones, Bobby Wood and Alejandro Bedoya.

Tuesday Kickoff: Morata, PSG and more

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The defending UEFA Champions League holders are expected to bring back one Serie A's top strikers, at least temporarily, while the reigning Ligue 1 champions are expected to make a coaching change.

Real Madrid is prepared to bring back Alvaro Morata with the hopes of then selling the 23-year-old forward for a profit, saysJuventusgeneral manager Beppe Marotta.

USMNT preparing for challenge of taking on Messi in Copa America semifinal

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Jurgen Klinsmann is widely recognized as one of soccer's masters of the goalscoring art.Now over a decade into his managerial career, Klinsmann has more authority than most when it comes to recognizing true greatness in the game of soccer and, ahead of the U.

Hertha Berlin adamant Brooks will remain with club

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Hertha Berlin wasn't pleased with his decision to participate in the Copa America Centenario this summer, but John Brooks' play with the U.S. Men's National Team has earned him praise from the German club.

The 23-year-old centerback has made waves this summer, not only within U.

England earns tie with Slovakia to finish second in Group B

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England were far from their best on Monday, but the Three Lions' place in the knockout rounds of Euro 2016 was solidified with a scoreless draw.

Facing off with Slovakia, England settled for a 0-0 draw on Monday inSaint-Étienne. The draw gives England the team's fifth point of the group stage, leaving them one behind Wales as Group B play concludes.

Wales advances after dominant win vs. Russia

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Coming off of a disappointing loss against England, Wales needed at least a tie to give them a chance at advancing to the Round of 16 in their Group B finale. Gareth Bale and co. made certain that the Dragonswouldn't miss out on the knockout round.

Wales booked their spot in the next round on Monday, defeating Russia, 3-0, behind a goal and an assist from the Real Madrid playmaker.

Sapong, Yaro regaining fitness ahead of Union's home stretch

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The Philadelphia Union will be presented with the perfect remedy to overcome Saturday's loss to New York City FC in the coming weeks.

Jim Curtin's men begin a stretch of four home games in five Major League Soccer matches on Wednesday as the Chicago Fire visit Talen Energy Stadium.

USMNT insists that Argentina is beatable ahead of semifinal clash

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Heading into Tuesday's Copa America semifinal, the U.S. Men's National Team readily admits they are the underdogs. Facing off with arguably the best player and best team in the world, the U.S. is fully aware that the odds are stacked against them in a one-off setting against elite opposition.

Soccer Monday: Your Running Commentary

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With global soccer hitting a bit of a lull on Monday, one competition will be in action in the afternoon.

Euro 2016 continues to determine its Round of 16 field as Group B play concludes from France.

Both matches will be played simultaneously, as Englandmeets Slovakia and Wales takes on Russia.

Sounders' season-long scoring woes continue in loss to Red Bulls

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The Seattle Sounders might havetheir share ofattacking talent, but their scoring woes refuse to go away.

The Sounders suffered their latest loss in their return from MLS's brief summer break, as they were blanked, 2-0, on the road againstthe New York Red Bulls on Sunday night.

Ex-Sounders midfielder Gonzalo Pineda unimpressed by USMNT

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The U.S. Men's National Team's run to the Copa America Centenario semifinals hasbeen a positive step in the squad's progression, butnot everyone has been convinced by Jurgen Klinsmann's side.

In an interview withGoal Mexico, former Seattle Sounders and Mexico midfielder Gonzalo Pineda claimed the USMNT has been lucky to reach the semifinals, where they will face Argentina on Tuesday night.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: New England Revolution

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Just days after claiming a U.S. Open Cup victory, the New England Revolution were asked to travel cross country on short rest in pursuit of the team's first road win. Facinga Western Conference contender, the Revs did just that.

Led by goals from London Woodberry and Kelyn Rowe, the Revs captured their first road win of the year with a 2-1 defeat of the Vancouver Whitecaps while earning recognition as SBI MLS Team of the Week.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Andrea Pirlo

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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Mike Grella

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Sunday's win against the Seattle Sounders wasn't the most attractive performance from the New York Red Bulls, but a gritty effort from one of the team's attackers ensured the three points.

Mike Grellaprovided the Red Bulls with a pair of finishes against the Sounders, earning the midfielder honors as SBI MLS Player of the Week.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 15

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Sporting KC picked up a crucial three points on Sunday afternoon, while the New York Red Bulls continued their unbeaten run against the Seattle Sounders.

Here's a closer look at all of this past weekend's MLS action:

New York City FCfended offa late push from the Philadelphia Union for a 3-2 victory on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Monday Kickoff: Pogba, Neymar and more

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Two of the world's biggest stars could be on the move this summer, while Arsenal is wary that they won't be able to acquire one of its biggest transfer targets.

Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has confirmed that Real Madrid is in the lead to acquire the Juventus midfielder. The 23-year-old has been with the Serie A champions since 2012/13 when he left Manchester United.

Red Bulls extend unbeaten run against Sounders

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The New York Red Bulls have become known for their efficient and often deadly attack, but Sunday night further proved just how good their defense is, after extending their shutout streak to 450 minutes across all competitions.

Jesse Marsch and the Red Bullsdefeated the Seattle Sounders, 2-0, on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena behind Mike Grella's double.

Jones, Wood suspensions upheld despite U.S. Soccer protest

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It wasn't likely that it would be granted, but the U.S. Men's National Team gave it a shot.

With both Bobby Wood and Jermaine Jones suspendedheading into the USMNT's Copa America Centenario semifinal meeting against Argentina, U.S. Soccer's attempt at appealing the bans has been denied.

Feilhaber goal, assist propels Sporting KC past FC Dallas

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MLS matches have a reputation for exciting finishes, but it was an outrageous beginning that set the tone for Sporting KC's win against FC Dallas on Sunday afternoon at Children's Mercy Park.

The Western Conference clash saw Sporting KC win 2-0 against Dallas, behind a strong effort by midfielder Benny Feilhaber.

Albania stuns Romania in first Euro win

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It took almost two-and-a-half matches, but Albania finally found a goal at Euro 2016, and the timing couldn't have been any better.

Albania pulled off a thrilling and historic 1-0 win against Romania in Sunday's Group A finale, givingGianni De Biasi's side hope of advancing to the knockout round.

France, Switzerland tie in Group A finale

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Les Bleusarguably played their most complete match of Euro 2016 on Sunday, however, Didier Deschamps' side couldn't find three points in their Group A finale.

France and Switzerland played to a 0-0 draw at theStade Pierre-Mauroy, after the latter failed to register a shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.

Crew, Impact play to scoreless tie

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With each team missing key figures in the starting XI on Saturday night, Columbus Crew SC and the Montreal Impact struggled to find a scoring touch.

The Crew and Impact played to a 0-0 draw at MAPFRE Stadium, after both sides combined for a mere four shots on target.

Copa America Highlights (Day 15)

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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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While hosts France are already guaranteed a spot in the Round of 16, the three remaining Group A sides look to cement their place in the knockout phase.

Both matches on Sunday will be played simultaneously at Euro 2016, with France and Switzerland battling it out for the top spot in Group A, while Romania and Albania each look to make a late push at the next round.

Messi, Argentina thrash Venezuela to book date with USMNT

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Argentina's attacking arsenal was on full display on Saturday night, as Lionel Messi and co. surged past Venezuela to book a Copa America semifinal date with the U.S. Men's National Team.

Messi provided a goal and an assist while Gonzalo Higuain added two finishes of his own in a 4-1 thrashing of Venezuela in Saturday night's Copa America quarterfinal matchup.

Revolution earn first road win against Whitecaps

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The New England Revolution picked up their first road victory of the 2016 Major League Soccer campaign on Saturday with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

The win was the first in seven road contests for Jay Heaps' side, whose last road triumph came in the 2015 season finale against New York City FC.

Orlando City, Earthquakes tie after late Salinas finish

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Saturday night's match between Orlando City SC and the San Jose Earthquakes was special for reasons that go beyond play on the field,but the latter spoiled the Lions' chance at three points.

Shea Salinas played hero for the Earthquakes, who pulled off a 2-2 draw at Camping World Stadium against Orlando City.

Moor nods TFC past Galaxy

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Toronto FC continued to keep the top of the Eastern Conference table a tight race with a home win on Saturday nightin a inter-conference clash with the LA Galaxy.

DrewMoor's second half finish earned TFC the 1-0 win against the Galaxy, pulling the Canadian side into fifth place in the East.

Chile thrashes Mexico en route to semifinals

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El Tricame into Saturday's match as one of the favorites to win the Copa America Centenario, but Chile didn't even allow Juan Carlos Osorio's side to have a sniff at winning the match.

The Chileans advanced to the semifinals after defeating Mexico 7-0 at Levi's Stadium behindEduardo Vargas' four-goal display.

Messi, Argentina not looking past USMNT ahead of semifinal clash

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FOXBORO – Much like the prior summer's World Cup, last year's Copa America ended in heartbreak for Argentina. Now one step away from a chance at redemption,La Albicelesteare anxious to reach yet another final, but Argentina is not looking past the one opponent that stands in their way of another tournament finale.

RSL earns draw with Timbers on second-half penalty

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Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers played to a physical 2-2 draw in their return to MLS action on Saturday.

The Timbers took a 2-1 lead into the half, but RSL equalized at home by way of a controversial penalty call in the 70th minute.

In the 18th minute, Jeff Cassar's men went up a goal by way of a Juan Manuel Martinez back-post header.

Colombia expects growth from Peru game to take into semifinals

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It wasn't the beautiful game that Colombia has been known to play in the recent past, but it was something that was needed to push Los Cafeteros to the next level.

"The intense challenge that Peru posed to us, to us, it is something very positive," head coach José Pékerman said through a translator after his side edged Peru, 4-2, on penalty kicks in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals.

Peru pleased with Copa America performance despite bitter ending

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. The disappointment was evident. So too was the pride.

Peru was knocked out of the Copa America Centenario on Fridaynight, losing to Colombia on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals in front of a crowd of nearly 80,000 fans at MetLife Stadium.

NYCFC holds off late Union push for second home win

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Head coach Patrick Vieira and New York City FC received an outpour of criticism following Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup loss to the New York Cosmos, but the Bronx side rebounded in a big way on Saturday afternoon despite a late push from their opponent.

Goals from all three of the team's Designated Players proved to be the difference for NYCFC, as Vieira's side won 3-2 against the Philadelphia Union at Yankee Stadium.

Hungary pulls out tie against Iceland after late pressure

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Iceland made their mark at Euro 2016 in their opening tie against Portugal,but couldn't quite pull out a historic win on Saturday.

Hungary rescued a point against Iceland in a1-1 draw, afterBirkir Mar Saevarsson leveled the match with an own goal in the dying minutes.

The Hungary attack was relentless down the stretch as they searched for a goal, andSaevarsson's costly mistake in the 87th minute cancelled out an otherwise flawless performance from the Iceland defense.

Strong second half pushes Belgium past Ireland

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The Belgians struggled to break down Ireland's defense in the opening half, but they had no such difficulty during the second 45 minutes and began to pile it on with their talented attack.

Belgium picked up their first win at Euro 2016 on Saturday, after defeating the Irish 2-0 behind an impressive offensive display after the halftime break.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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A full slate of matches take place on Saturday, as the Copa America and Euro 2016 continue, and MLS returns for the first time in two weeks.

Eight games will be played today around MLS, as the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union begins the action against New York City FC. Other top fixtures include Toronto FC hosting LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake taking on the Portland Timbers.

Colombia tops Peru in shootout, advances to Copa semifinals

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For the first time under Jose Pekerman's helm, Colombia has advanced past the quarterfinals in a major tournament.

Los Cafeteros defeated Peru, 4-2, on penalty kicks after playing a scoreless regulation on Friday in front out of a sold-out crowd of 79,194 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.

U.S. Soccer protests Wood, Jones cards against Ecuador

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U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was visibly upset with Jermaine Jones' sending off against Ecuador, and now, U.S. Soccer is set to appeal that decision.

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Friday that the team will not only look for Jones' suspension to be overturned, but that Bobby Wood also have his yellow card rescinded from the USMNT'smatch against Ecuador.

Spain cruises into knockout rounds after dominating win vs. Turkey

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The Spanish weren't the most convincing side in their opening Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic, but Friday providedLa Furia Rojawith the opportunity to show just how dangerous they can be, and still are.

Spain dominated from start to finish against Turkey, winning their Group D encounter, 3-0, behind a brilliant all-around performance.

Czech Republic erases two-goal deficit to draw Croatia

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Up against the favored Croatians, the Czech Republic looked all but done for as they trailed by two goals with less than 20 minutes remaining. A remarkable turnaround then began, earning a hard-fought point in Group C play.

In a match that will likely see repercussions due to fan issues, the Czech's erased a two-goal deficit asTomas Necid delivered a stoppage-time penaltyto secure a 2-2 draw with Croatia.

Emerson Hyndman signs for AFC Bournemouth

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The long-lasting rumors linking up-and-coming American midfielder Emerson Hyndman to the Premier Leaguehave finally been confirmed.

AFC Bournemouth announced the signing of Hyndmanon Friday after several outlets began reporting the move.The 20-year-old midfielder signed a four-year contract to join the Premier League sideside after spending five years at Fulham.

Eder notches late winner for Italy against Sweden

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It looked like they were destined for a draw, but Eder's second-half winner proved to be the difference for Italy on Friday.

Eder provided the lone spark for Italy, giving theAzzurria 1-0 win against Sweden atStadium Municipal inToulouse. The win ensured the Italians will have a spot in the Round of 16.

Besler shines in unfamiliar left back role

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Matt Besler has played in a World Cup. He is an MLS Cup champion, a Gold Cup winner and an MLS Defender of the Year. With all he has gone through, the 29-year-old defenderis as much of a veteran as it gets, but even Besler was a bit nervous to assume a role that would be make or break for the U.

USMNT 2-1 Ecuador: Match Highlights

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Friday Kickoff: Isco, Euro 2016 and more

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After Spanish duo David de Gea and Muniain were previously named in a recent sexual battery case, anotherLa Furia Rojaplayer has been named.

A protected witness in the 'Torbe case' has alleged that Real Madrid midfielder Isco was also involved in the rape of one woman. De Gea was reportedly the organizer for the meeting between two women and Isco and Muniain.

Soccer Friday: Your Running Commentary

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A second semifinalist will be named on Friday night at the Copa America Centenario, while three more matches will take place at Euro 2016.

Colombia and Peru will meet at MetLife Stadium, with the winner set to face either Mexico or Chile on Wednesday.

MLS Ticker: Guardado, Higuain, Noguiera and more

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One of North America's biggest stars has received a large offer to join MLS, while the Columbus Crew and Philadelphia Union have each suffered blows to their starting lineups.

Atlanta United has reportedly offered Andres Guradado a$6 millionper year deal to join as the club's first Designated Player.

USMNT vs. Ecuador: Your Running Commentary

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For the second time in three weeks, the U.S. Men's National Team will take the field against Ecuador, but this time, a berth in the Copa America semifinals is at stake.

After successfully navigating the group stage by topping Group A, the USMNT is set to take on the CONMEBOL nation on Thursday (9:30 p.

Video: Jordan Morris marches with American Outlaws ahead of USMNT-Ecuador

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Jordan Morris won't be on the field for Thursday's U.S. Men's National Team match against Ecuador, but the young forward has made his presence known prior to Thursday's Copa America quarterfinal.

Morris, who was left off the USMNT's final roster ahead of the tournament, joined the American Outlaws for the group's pre-game march to CenturyLink Field.

USMNT outlasts Ecuador, advances to Copa America semifinals

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SEATTLE For awhile, it looked like it would be an all night party. Clint Dempsey staked the United States Men's National Team to an early lead, the U.S. attack looked as good as it has in recent memory, and the opponent did not seem remotely up for the magnitude of the moment.

Klinsmann bashes controversial Jones red card

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It all happened very quickly, but both Ecuador and the U.S. Men's National Team were reduced to 10 men in the blink of an eye in the second half of their Copa America Centenario quarterfinal on Thursday.

After seemingly winning a foul in the Ecuador half of the field, Antonio Valencia appeared to kick his foot out at U.

USMNT 2, Ecuador 1: The SBI Breakdown

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As the final whistle blew signaling victory on Thursday night, the U.S. Men's National Team rushed the field. Jubilation ensued, as the U.S. had reached their goal of a semifinal berth. Then, once the celebration had ended, the USMNT regrouped in a huddle, seemingly refocusing as the team prepared to face their next challenge.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Clint Dempsey

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The U.S. Men's National Team saw just about everything in their 2-1 win over Ecuador, but the squad's mainstay forward helped guide them to victory with an admirable effort up front.

The USMNT forward scored his third goal of the tournament on Thursday night, while also providing an assist on the team's second finish.

Clint Dempsey rises to the occasion again

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SEATTLE The United States Men's National Team defeated Ecuador 2-1 in the Copa America quarterfinals on Thursday night, finally returningto the final four of a prestigious international tournament.

It does so thanks to a starting lineup left unmolested after years of relentless tinkering.

What to watch for when the USMNT takes on Ecuador

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For the U.S. Men's National Team, recent performances don't matter. From the highs of Costa Rica to the lows of Colombia, the USMNT has ridden quite a wave throughout the 2016 Copa America. Yet, for the tournament to be classified as a success, the U.

USMNT ready to go toe-to-toe with Ecuador in Copa America quarterfinals

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The U.S. Men's National Team knows exactly what stands in the way. A familiar foe blocks their path to the Copa America semifinals, a team that the USMNT defeated just two weeks ago. Jurgen Klinsmann insists that Thursday's matchup against Ecuador will be the toughest test yet.

Vieira blasts NYCFC's lack of humility following loss to Cosmos

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Patrick Vieira has heard this story before, and the New York City FC manager is tired of making excusesfollowing heartbreaking losses.

Facing off with the rival New York Cosmos in Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup clash, NYCFC conceded a late winner to Danny Szetela.

Sturridge scores winner in stoppage time to lead England past Wales

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Throughout their history, England have developed a reputation for blowing it late. On Thursday, they turned it around in stoppage time as a pair of substitutes completed a comeback against a local rival.

Facing off with rivals Wales, England came from behind to seal a 2-1 victory on a stoppage time Daniel Sturridge finish.

Danny Szetela strikes back with game-winner against NYCFC

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NEW YORK – Danny Szetela couldn't feel his legs. After nearly 90 grueling minutes and in the midst of yet another season ravaged by injuries, the New York Cosmos midfielder was practically deadweight. He was spent. He was done. He was tired.

Yet, as the ball flicked off his head and into the back of the net for what proved to be an emotional game-winner, all Szetela could do was run and run in celebration of a moment that seemed impossible just several years ago.

Thursday Kickoff: Mexico, Pogba, Borussia Dortmund and more

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A Mexican international is set to miss a crucial tournament match, while Paul Pogba appears set to remain with Juventus.

Mexico winger Javier Aquino will miss Saturday's Copa America quarterfinal match against Chile due to a left thigh injury.

U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Recap (Day Two)

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Drama, penalties and weather were the three main themes of Wednesday's action in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

A night after Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy were pushed to the brink of elimination before surviving, five Major League Soccer sides went into extra time on Wednesday. An additional two teams participated in a match in which late second-half goals were scored.

Alberg's stoppage time free kick fires Union in U.S. Open Cup fifth round

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union's quest to reach a third straight U.S. Open Cup final began with awild finish in front of the home crowd at Talen Energy Stadium.

Roland Alberg's free-kick strike in second half stoppage time handed the two-time runners' up a berth in the fifth round of the competition against the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Szetela scores last-gasp winner to lead Cosmos past NYCFC

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BRONX, NY For the second straight year, the New York Cosmos toppled New York City FC in dramatic fashion.

After slipping past their local rivals in penalty kicks in last year's U.S. Open Cup, the Cosmos knocked off NYCFC, 1-0, on an 88th minute winner from Danny Szetela at Fordham University.

Union overcome adversity to advance in U.S. Open Cup

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union have faced every wild scenario possible during their deep forays in the U.S. Open Cup over recent years.

Wednesday night was no different for Jim Curtin's men as they conceded a pair of late goals before Roland Alberg rescued the victory with one of the final kicks of the match.

Fire top Indy Eleven on penalty kicks in U.S. Open Cup

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Khaly Thiam had just made his penalty and was headed back toward midfield when he suddenly turned around. The young midfielder, the newest player on the Chicago Fire's active roster, went over to goalkeeper Matt Lampson, gave him a fist bump and a hug.

Whatever was exchanged between the two, in the next couple moments Lampson went on to changethe course of the Fire's U.

Two late finishes lift France past Albania

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The hosts were expected to breeze through group play, however, Didier Deschamps' sideneeded almost the full 90 minutes to find a winner.

France defeated Albania 2-0 on Wednesday, after an admirable effort from the latter was cancelled out by Antoine Griezmann's 89th minute header.

The Atletico Madrid attacker found himself on the end of a perfect Adil Rami cross with one minute remaining in regulation, and Albania's defense suffered an ill-timedlapse.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Ecuador?

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The U.S. Men's National Team will face a familiar foe in the Copa America quarterfinals, but they will have to do so without one of the team's top defenders.

For the first time since the start of the competition, Jurgen Klinsmann will be forced to alter his starting XI due to the suspension of DeAndre Yedlin.

U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Preview (Day Two)

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After a few close calls for MLS teams entering the fray on Tuesday night, the rest of the top division teams are in action for the first time on Wednesday in the 2016 U.S. Open Cup.

The round's headlining match is the derby fixturebetween New York City FC and the New York Cosmos.

Switzerland, Romania settle for draw

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Switzerland could have sealed a spot in Euro 2016's knockout rounds on Wednesday, but an early penalty kick doomed the Swiss to a draw.

After conceding a first half penalty kick, Switzerland required a second half leveler from Admir Mehmedi to seal a 1-1 tiewith Romania.

Against the run of play, Romania took the lead in the 18th minute through a penalty kick, their second of the young tournament.

Must-See Goal: Marek Hamsik

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SBI Question of the Day: Who should USMNT start at right back vs. Ecuador?

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Consistency was something the U.S. Men's National Team had long sought coming into this summer's Copa America Centenario.

That was until Jurgen Klinsmann's side found a squad of 11 players thatseemed to be clicking with one another, sending the U.

Hamsik goal, assist carries Slovakia to win over Russia

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Slovakia came into Wednesday's second group stage match needing a victory, andJán Kozák's side answered the call with an emphatic result.

Group B took another twist as Slovakia picked up a 2-1 win against Russia, after captain Marek Hamsik worked a bit of magic in the first half.

The Napoli midfielderplayed a part in the team's first goal, playing a long ball toVladimir Weiss, who took advantage of the disjointed Russia backline and finished beyond goalkeeperIgor Akinfeev in the 32nd minute.

Fire hopeful forward De Leeuw can make instant impact

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire unveiled their newest international forward on Tuesday with a press conference and photo op at Toyota Park, but general manager Nelson Rodriguez was quick to dissuade any notion that Michael de Leeuw will be a cure-allfor the last-place club, whichhas scored fewer goals than any other in Major League Soccer this season.

Indy Eleven knows 'there's more to fight for' ahead of Fall Season

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Hundredsof die-hard Indy Eleven fans stormed the field at Michael A. Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, painting a scene that was akin to that of a European promotion match.

The Eleven had a very specific task ahead of them as they went into the game Saturday night, needing the exact 4-1 win they got in order to finish above the New York Cosmos and win the NASL Spring Season title.

Wednesday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Messi, Premier League and more

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Most of the world's biggest stars will only play in one major tournament this summer, however, Sweden is set to feature its biggest star at a second competition.

Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been included in Sweden's preliminary roster for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. If Ibrahimovic makes the squad's final 23-man roster, he will serve as one of the team's three overaged players for the tournament.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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After creating some early separation in Group A, France and Switzerland will be back in action on Wednesday with the chance to secure a spot in the Round of 16.

The hosts began their tournament with a thrilling 2-1 win against Romania, while Switzerland pulled out a narrow 1-0 win of their own vs.

Chile cruises into quarterfinals after win against Panama

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PHILADELPHIA Chile cruised into the final eight of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday night with a 4-2 win over Panama at Lincoln Financial Field.

Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas scored two goals each to put Chile into the final eight of the competition.

Argentina rolls past Bolivia, tops Group D

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SEATTLE A not entirely meaningful match quickly turned into a one-sided display on Tuesday night in front of 45,753 at CenturyLink Field, as Argentina topped Bolivia 3-0 in Copa America group stage play.

With the victory, Argentina handily won Group D with three wins in three matches.

Iceland pulls off surprising tie against Portugal

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Following Hungary's impressive win against Austria to open Group F play, the group's other match provided a similar shock.

Iceland pulled out a 1-1 tie against Portugal on Tuesday, afterBirkir Bjarnason's second-half equalizer stunned Cristiano Ronaldo and company.

The result for Iceland was certainly ideal, as the European nation kicked off their first major competition in the team's history.

U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Preview (Day One)

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The fourth round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup gets underway Tuesday evening, as Major League Soccer teams come into the fray.

In Portland, the only all-MLS match of the round takes place as the Timbers host the San Jose Earthquakes. Elsewhere, the Colorado Rapids will face an in-state rival in a rematch of last year's Fourth Round matchup, while Real Salt Lake will look to end the Wilmington Hammerheads' impressive run.

Klinsmann not worried about changes in wake of Yedlin red card

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For the first time since the start of the Copa America, the U.S. Men's National Team will require a change to the starting XI, but Jurgen Klinsmann is far from worried about theupcoming shift in personnel.

After earning a red card in the USMNT's win over Paraguay, DeAndre Yedlin will miss out on Thursday's Copa America quarterfinal against Ecuador.

Brazil fires Dunga after underwhelming Copa America finish

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Following Brazil's controversial exit from the Copa America Centenario on Sunday night, head coach Dunga remained confident that he would retain his job.

Unfortunately for the former national team midfielder, that hope wasn't the reality that lied before him.

On Tuesday, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) revealed that the 52-year-old coachhas been fired from his managing position.

Aron Johannsson to miss start of 2016-17 season due to injury

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Aron Johannsson's nagging injuries will cause him to miss even more time for Werder Bremen this fall.

Werder Bremen CEO Frank Bauman says that the U.S. Men's National Team forward will miss the start of the 2016-17 campaign due to a nagging hip injury. Bauman said that Johannsson's issues are "not an easy situation" while stressing patience from both fans and the 25-year-old forward.

Hungary upsets Austria to kickstart Group F

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Heading into Group F play, Austria had been pegged as one of Euro 2016's dark horses and was widely recognized as a team capable of making a run. Yet, their campaign took a major hit on Tuesday in a loss to one of the tournament's minnows.

Led by an Adam Szalai finish, Hungary toppled 10-man Austria, 2-0, to leap to the top of the Group F standings in their first game of Euro 2016.

USWNT to face Costa Rica in final pre-Olympic Games warm up

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Ahead of the Olympic Games in August, the U.S. Women's National Team revealed on Tuesday that they will take on Costa Rica in their final tune-up match leading up to the tournament.

The match will be played on July 22 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, 13 days after the the USWNT meets South Africa at Solider Field in Chicago.

Report: D.C. United signs U.S. U-17 captain Chris Durkin

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D.C. United has reportedly bolstered the club's Homegrown ranks with the signing of one of U.S. Soccer's top prospects.

The Washington Post is reporting that D.C. United has come to terms with U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team captainChris Durkin. The 16-year-old midfielder is expected to finalize a multiyear deal with the club on Tuesday and is expected to bein uniform Wednesday for D.

Professional Refereeing Organiztion accused of unfair labor practices

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The Professional Refereeing Organization — more commonly known as PRO— has come under fire many times for debatabledecisions on the field, but now the referees union that handles the dealings of officials from the United States and Canada are bringing another issue into question.

According to ESPN FC, the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) filed a claim with the National Labor Relations Board back in April after PRO "engaged in unlawful direct dealing.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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There's one spot remaining in the quarterfinals at the Copa America Centenario, and Tuesday's Group D finale will determine the eighth team to jointhe rest of the competition.

With a place in the last eight already locked up, Argentina will take on Bolivia, while Chile and Panama battle it out to see who advances out of the group.

Tuesday Kickoff: Blatter, Russia, Pjanic and more

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While Euro 2016 has gotten off to a fast start, one team could be on the verge of disqualification after recent fan violence in France. Meanwhile, FIFA's former president has come out with more harsh accusations directed at European competitions.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims that he has witnessed various European competitions that were fixed.

Copa America Highlights (Day 11)

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Mexico salvages a point against Venezuela in Group C finale

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Venezuela came into Monday's Group C finale seeking a third straight upset, and they nearly completed their impressive feat before Jesus Manuel Corona decided to change the script.

Mexico earned a thrilling 1-1 tie against Venezuela on Monday night, as Corona's late equalizer earnedEl Tria share of the points.

Uruguay ends Copa America with win over Jamaica

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Uruguay concluded their disappointing Copa America Centenario with a 3-0 win over Jamaica at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Tuesday night.

La Celeste benefited from strikes by Abel Hernandez and Mathias Corujo as well asa Je-Vaughn Watson own goal to finish their run at the competition on a high note.

Italy stuns Euro favorites Belgium

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Italyis known for its rich history, but coming into this summer's Euro 2016, theAzzurrireally weren't considered among the favorites. Monday's result certainly putAntonio Conte's side back on the map though.

Italy captured an impressive 2-0 win against Group E favorites Belgium, behind goals from Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle.

Peru in pure bliss after ending 31 years of futility vs. Brazil

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Peru entered Sunday with just three all-time wins against Brazil. The Peruvians can now add a fourth.

In what very well may be the biggest shock of the Copa America Centenario, Peru eliminated Brazil from the tournament with a 1-0 win in their Group B finale on Sunday night.

Ireland, Sweden split points to open Group E

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Ireland appeared to be on their way to a group-opening victory, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again popped up when his side needed him most, even if his name didn't end up on the scoresheet because of it.

Ibrahimovic created an own goal late in the second half, canceling out aWes Hoolahan opener in a 1-1 draw between Sweden and Ireland.

Pique's late winner guides Spain past Czech Republic

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Seen as one of the tournament's biggest threats, Spain was on the front foot for most of their Group D opener against the Czech Republic, but it took a late winner for the favorites to pick up a 1-0 win on Monday.

The Spanish attack managed 13 shots against the Czechs, however, just fiveof their efforts landed on target.

Copa America Highlights (Day 10)

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Monday Kickoff: De Gea, Dunga and more

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has a big decision to make this week regarding his future in England, while he and hisLa Furia Rojaprepare for Euro 2016 kickoff in France.

After speculation as to whom would start in net for Spain, Vicente del Bosque has revealed that David de Gea will be the man to replace Iker Casillas despite recent reports suggesting the Manchester United keeper was involved in a sexual assault case.

Ecuador rolls into quarterfinals after big win against Haiti

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Coming intotheirGroup B finale knowing what they needed to do, Ecuadortook care of business and now know who they'll face in the next round.

Ecuador piled on against Haiti at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night, defeating the CONCACAF nation, 4-0, and setting up a meeting with the United States in four days.

USMNT to face Ecuador in Copa America quarterfinals

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The U.S. Men's National Team handled its business on Saturday night in Philadelphia but still didn't know which side they'd face in the next round.

After a surprising result between Costa Rica and Colombia saw Los Ticoswin, the U.S.

Indy Eleven captures NASL Spring Season title

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After two years of disappointing results that did not match the rabid support for the team off the pitch, Indy Eleven have earned their first title.

The Indianapolis-based franchise officially won the NASL Spring Season on Sunday, after essentially clinching it Saturday evening with a handed 4-1 victory over the Carolina RailHawks in front of their home fans.

Controversial goal sees Peru knock out Brazil in shocking fashion

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. A controversial goal was the difference between two sides fighting for their tournament lives, leading to thebiggest shock of the Copa America Centenario.

Raul Ruidiaz scored in the 75th minute and Peru knocked Brazil out of the tournament via a 1-0 mark at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night.

Soccer Monday: Your Running Commentary

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While the seven of the eight teams in the Copa America quarterfinals have already been sorted out, Group C still needs a champion, which will be decided on Monday.

After stunning Jamaica and Uruguay in their opening two matches, Venezuela looks to complete the trifecta against Mexico. Meanwhile, Jamaica and Uruguay will battle it out for third place in the group.

Euro 2016 Rewind: Germany rolls against Ukraine and more

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Germanyremains one of the world's strongest teams, however, recent criticism over some of the squad's aging players has raised questions as to how far this team could go.

The defending World Cup champions answered the call on Sunday in their Euro 2016 opener against Ukraine, a 2-0 win in what proved to be a fairly dominant performance.

USMNT tired of 'underdog story' after winning Copa America group

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When the final whistle blew on what turned out to be a 1-0 win over Paraguay, the U.S. Men's National Teambench charged ontothe field. It was a display of joy and relief all in one; an expression of a hurdle cleared en route to the ultimate goal.

Must-See Goal: Luka Modric

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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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With just three spots remaining in the quarterfinals at the Copa America Centenario, two tickets will be punched on Sunday as Group B concludes.

Brazil and Peru will do battle tonight, with both CONMEBOL nations vying for the group's top spot, while Ecuador remains mathematically alive as they take on Haiti.

Euro 2016 Rewind: England concedes late; Wales wins; and more

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England's Euro 2016 push started with yet another prototypical setback.

Up a goal in stoppage time, the Three Lions surrendered a headed shot fromVasili Berezutski to drop two points in a 1-1 draw. Despite the late goal, the match was overshadowed by fan violence, as supporters clashed before, after and during the match.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: John Brooks

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The U.S. Men's National Team was far from perfect against Paraguay on Saturday night, and Jurgen Klinsmann and co. may have had their Copa America ended if not for the heroics of their young centerback.

John Brooks played like an elite defender on Saturday night, and his numerous bailouts of his backline led the way in a 1-0 win over Paraguay.

USMNT reaches Copa America quarterfinals with win over Paraguay

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It wasn't the most attractive performance by any means, but the U.S. Men's National Team will extendtheir Copa America stay at least one more match.

The 10-man USMNT defeated Paraguay 1-0 on Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field courtesy of Clint Dempsey's first-half winner.

USMNT 1, Paraguay 0: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Men's National Team took care of business on Saturday. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't flashy and it certainly wasn't perfect, but they U.S. is through to the Copa America quarterfinals.

Down a man against a fierce Paraguay team, the USMNT held the door shut to book their spot in the knockout rounds.

U.S. defense stands tall against relentless Paraguay

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In the past it has been attacking players like Clint Dempsey and, even further back, Landon Donovan that have received great recognition for their contributions to the U.S. Men's National Team. However, recently it has been the squad's defending that has earned them such high praise.

USMNT vs. Paraguay: Your Running Commentary

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Following their crucial 4-0win against Costa Rica on Tuesday, the U.S. Men's National Team seeks a spot in the quarterfinal with a result against Paraguay.

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will employ the same starting XI for the third straight match on Saturday night, which includes veteran forces Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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While Euro 2016 took over the early session of matches, the Copa America Centenario begins to get interesting as Group A will have two teams advancing on Saturday.

The U.S. Men's National Team needs a win or tie to ensure their path to the quarterfinals against Paraguay, while Colombia meets Costa Rica in their group finale.

Report: Di Maria could miss rest of Copa America

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After starting out the tournament as the hottest team, Argentina has reportedly been dealt a massive blow to one of the squad's best attacking players.

According to ESPN Deportes, Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria could miss the remainder of the Copa America Centenario forLa Albicelesteafter suffering an abductor tear during the first half of Friday's 5-0 win over Panama.

Messi scores hat trick off the bench to lead Argentina past Panama

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CHICAGO –The most consistent cheers for the first hour Friday night at Soldier Field came whenever the heavily pro-Argentina crowd got a glimpse of Lionel Messi on the video board or when he and his fellow substitutes got up to jog and stay loose.

Late Vidal penalty puts Chile past Bolivia

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The defending Copa America champions needed a controversial late penalty call to beat Bolivia Friday night and pick up their first three points of the Copa America Centenario. Two goals by Arturo Vidal at either end of the second half gave Chile a2-1 win over Bolivia,keepingChile's hopesalive in Group D.

Copa America Highlights (Day 8)

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Yedlin's Premier League experience carrying over to USMNT

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While the U.S. Men's National Team continues to tinker with younger options throughout the team, the squad's defense has recently undergone an infusion of youth, most notably with the emergence of DeAndre Yedlin.

The last 12 months have been a series of ups and downs for the former Seattle Sounders player, but his recent form as an outside back has earnedhim significant praise asboth a defender and an attacker.

USMNT seeks knockout round place against Paraguay

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The U.S. Men's National Team is well aware that a tie on Saturday night will all but certainly get them through to the Copa America knockout stages. However, in the second of what Jurgen Klinsmann hopes is a series of do-or-die games, the USMNT coach expects much, much more.

Must-See Goal: Dimitri Payet

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Jerome Kiesewetter signs with Fortuna Dusseldorf

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Jerome Kiesewetter will remain in Germany, but the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team winger has found himself a new club.

FortunaDusseldorf announced on Friday that the club has signed Kiesewetter to a two-year deal. The winger joins the 2. Bundesliga club, who finished 14th last season, after spending the last five years of his career with Stuttgart.

Soccer Friday: Your Running Commentary

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The Copa America rolls on Friday night as Group D begins to sort itself out, while Euro 2016 kicks off with hosts France facing Romania.

Group A play begins for the French as they take on a up-and-coming Romania side at theStade de France. Romania, currently sitting 22nd in the latest FIFA rankings, will look to stun the hosts before Group A's other two teams play on Saturday.

Young players to watch at Euro 2016

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North and South America's biggest stars are currently lighting it up in the United States at the Copa America Centenario, but with Euro 2016 just around the corner it's time to take a look at the best young players in Europe.

While stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic headline the core of veterans, youth talents like France's Kingsley Coman and English duo Dele Alli and Eric Dier have the potential to showcase themselves in this summer's tournament.

The SBI Euro 2016 Preview

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Euro 2016 kicks off on Friday as 24 teams vie for the right to call themselves the best team in Europe.

With hosts France among the favorites to hoist this year's trophy, SBI takes a look at all six groups and which teams boast the best chances to make at run at the title.

Additionally, SBI takes a closer look at the tournament's best individual players and which matches should be marked on everyone's calendar.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Paraguay?

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The U.S. Men's National Team controls its own destiny on Saturday night, but a berth in the knockout rounds will require a big timeperformance against a South American foe.

Following Tuesday night's win over Costa Rica, the USMNT can book a spot in the Copa America knockout stages on Saturday with a win or tie against Paraguay.

Matches to watch at Euro 2016

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The expansion of the European Championships to 24 teams means we will see more must-watch matchups earlier in the tournament.

The group stage of the competition, which begins Friday in France, contains plenty of regional rivalries as well as a few heavyweight clashes between the top nations on the continent.

Players to watch at Euro 2016

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A standout performance in a major tournament has the ability to alter the career of a player.

Plenty of established stars and newcomers to the international scene are set to take France by storm over the next month in an attempt to improve their status at their current club or make a move to one of the continent's top club sides.

Copa America Highlights (Day 7)

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Friday Kickoff: Pogba, Neymar and more

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New Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho is reportedly desperate to acquire one of France's biggest stars, while Paris Saint-Germain is preparing a massive bid for a Barcelona attacker.

Mourinho is said to be using Matteo Darmian as trade bait in order to bring Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba to the Red Devils.

Venezuela completes second upset win against Uruguay

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Venezuela wrote the second chapter in their Copa America Centenario Cinderella story on Thursday as they defeated Uruguay 1-0 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Salomon Rondon's goal in the 36th minute put Venezuelaone step closer to an improbable spot in the knockout round.

Mexico advances to knockout round after tough test against Jamaica

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Jamaica won't be extending their stay at the Copa America Centenario, but they gave Mexico all they could handle on Thursday night.

Mexico escaped the Rose Bowl with a 2-0 win against Jamaica, behind goals from Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Oribe Peralta.

Report: Landon Donovan to join Swansea ownership group

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One of American soccer's most recognized talents is set to join the ownership group that recently purchased a majority stake in Premier League side Swansea City.

According to ESPN FC, former U.S. Men's National Team forward Landon Donovan is reportedly looking to become a minority partner in the consortium that took over the Swans on Sunday.

Copa America (Day 7): Your Running Commentary

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Following El Tri'simpressive showing against Uruguay in their Group C opener, Mexico looks to take a strangle hold of the group on Thursday night.

Venezuela looks for their second straight win whenLa Vinotintotakes on Uruguay(7:30 p.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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While Copa America Centenario competition heats up, the UEFA Euro 2016 looks to join in the action this weekend.

Host nation France will kick things off on Friday afternoon in a Group A fixture against Romania. England and Germany, meanwhile, will take on Russia and Ukraine, respectively, in two of the more enticing matchups this weekend.

Landon Donovan joins Fox Sports for Copa America coverage

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Fox Soccer's coverage of the Copa America has been boosted by the presence of former U.S. Men's National Team stars like Alexi Lalas, Brad Friedel and Herculez Gomez. Now, another USMNT icon is set to lend his analysis for the Copa America.

Fox announced on Thursday that Landon Donovan has joinedFox Sports as a studio and game analyst for the ongoing Copa America.

Peru left with mixed feelings after surrendering lead in tie with Ecuador

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GLENDALE, Ariz. Peru knows it easily could have lost on Wednesday, but also felt that a win and an early spot in the quarterfinals were within reach.

Just like their post-game sentiments, the Peruvians' performance was largely mixed.

Peru played Ecuador to a 2-2 draw in a thrilling Copa America Centenario match on Wednesday night at the University of Phoenix Stadium, but the result was seen in both a positive and negative light by head coach Ricardo Gareca and his players.

Report: Ventura Alvarado eyeing MLS move

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Ventura Alvarado may soon be a member of the U.S. Men's National Team contingent that calls MLS home.

According to multiple reports, Alvarado is in favor of a move to MLS. The 23-year-old centerback reportedly turned down a loan move to Tigres in pursuit of an MLS move.

SBI Euro 2016 Preview: Group F

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Portugal had an easy trip qualifying for Euro 2016, andnow they now look to have an easy path to the tournament's knockout stages.

Cristiano Ronaldo and company have what would be considered the weakest of the six groups in the recently expanded tournament, giving the side a chance to build momentum and show well at a major international tournament after disappointing in the last three.

SBI Euro 2016 Preview: Group E

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Many see Group E as one of the most difficult groups at Euro 2016.

Belgium, Italy, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland will all be fighting for the two automatic qualification spots into the knockout round.

Luckily for the the powerhouses in Group E, the expansion of the tournament to 24 teams provides four third-place sides with an opportunity to move on to the final 16.

SBI Euro 2016 Preview: Group D

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At first glance, Spain jumps out as the favorite to win Group D of the 2016 Euros.

However, after a 1-0 defeat to lowly Georgia in a pre-Euro 2016 friendly, it's apparent that Vicente Del Bosque's Spain isn't the same team that won three major tournaments in a row in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Instead, Croatia may emerge as the team to beat in Group D.

U.S. U-17 midfielder Carleton signs as Atlanta United's first Homegrown

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Atlanta United's Homegrown initiative has begun with the signing a U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team star.

Andrew Carleton was officially announced as Atlanta United's first Homegrown Player on Thursday. The15-year-old midfielder, who resides in Powder Springs, Georgia, will be added to the team'sroster as a Homegrown Player in 2017 after completingHomegrown Player training requirements.

Thursday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Messi, Pele and more

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It only makes sense that the two best soccer players in the world are also the highest paid, and that just happens to be the case.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi top Forbes' list of the highest-paid athletes in the world for 2016, with the Portuguese attacker hauling in $88 million. (REPORT)

Pele has auctioned off a special replica of his 1970 World Cup trophy for over half-a-million dollars ($571,367).

Coutinho hat-trick propels Brazil to Copa rout of Haiti

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ORLANDO After an underwhelming performance in their first match against Ecuador, Dunga's Brazil earned their confidence back in a demolishment of Haiti.

Philippe Coutinho's played out of his mind on the night, and both Dani Alves and Renato Augusto were very active in Brazil's 7-1 rout at Camping World Stadium on Wednesday night.

Ecuador rallies from poor start to tie Peru in thrilling Copa clash

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GLENDALE, Ariz. Peru was within sightof a place in the quarterfinals, but Ecuador mounted an impressive two-goal comeback to split the points in a thrilling encounter.

Ecuador found itself down 2-0 after 13 minutes, but rallied to pick up a 2-2 draw in a back-and-forth affair at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Wednesday night.

Copa America Highlights (Day 6)

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Copa America (Day 6): Your Running Commentary

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The Copa America Centenario continues on Wednesday night, as a tight Group B begins to sort itself out.

After drawing their opening match against Ecuador, Brazil will look to climb their way into the driver's seat with a win over Haiti in Orlando (7:30 p.

SBI Euro 2016 Preview: Group C

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Euro 2016's Group C features the world champions, the world's hottest center forward over the past season and four teams that all believe they have a chance of getting out of the group.

Germany headlines group Group C as the heavy favorites to win the group, but chasing the world champs are dangerous sides Poland and Ukraine along with cinderella debutante Northern Ireland.

SBI Euro 2016 Preview (Group B)

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Every tournament, England enters with hope. That hope is justified in 2016, but the Three Lions will face a difficult road, including a familiar superstar, in the group stages.

Joining England in Group B are Russia, Slovakia and Wales, with the latter of which will be participating in its first major tournament since 1958.

SBI Euro 2016 Preview: Group A

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Already in the midst of Copa America madness in the United States, another massive tournament is getting set to take center stage in Europe as Euro 2016 begins on Friday.

SBI begins its group by group dissection of the tournament with Group A, which features host nation France, Switzerland, Albania and Romania.

USMNT 4, Costa Rica 0: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Men's National Team was in need of a statement performance, and they most certainly provided one on Tuesday night.

At risk of elimination from the Copa America, the USMNT throttled Costa Rica, 4-0, to leap back into Group A contention.

Continuity critical for USMNT in win over Costa Rica

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Tuesday's emphatic 4-0 win against Costa Rica proved that the U.S. Men's National Team still has plenty of quality, and perhaps more imporantly, can push through adversity when they are being tested.

After the team's lackluster showing vs. Colombia in their Group A opener, the U.

USMNT 4-0 Costa Rica: Match Highlights

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Copa America Highlights (Day 5)

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Jones turns back clock to lead USMNT over Costa Rica

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Jermaine Jones knows his time is coming to a close. At 34-years-old and with nearly 350 games under his belt, Jones only has so many chances left to shine under the brightest of lights before his international career comes to a close.

That fact was in the back of Jones' mind on Tuesday night against Costa Rica in what turned out to be one his most impressive and commanding performances in a U.

Wednesday Kickoff: Rodriguez, Totti and more

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Despite putting on an excellent showing in Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Paraguay, James Rodriguez's injured shoulder will still require some attention, while a Roma legend has announced he'll return for one final season.

The 24-year-old attacker played a full 90 minutes against Paraguay, netting a goal and an assist in the process.

USMNT dominates Costa Rica to keep Copa America hopes alive

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The U.S. Men's National Team knew what they needed to do Tuesday night against their CONCACAF foes, and Jurgen Klinsmann's men stepped up big time in the face of adversity.

Following the team's disappointing loss to Colombia in their Group A opener, the USMNT defeated Costa Rica, 4-0, at Soldier Field behind a goal and two assists from Clint Dempsey.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Jermaine Jones

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Jermaine Jones was all but neutralized against Colombia, but Costa Rica would be nowhere near as lucky on Tuesday night.

Jones proved an absolute terror for both the Costa Rican attack and defense, helping push the USMNT towards a 4-0 win overLos Ticos.

Colombia advances to knockout round with narrow win over Paraguay

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Colombia cruised through their Group A opening win over the U.S. Men's National Team, but Paraguay's effort againstLos Cafeterosgave the world's third best side everything they could handle.

A goal and an assist from star attacker James Rodriguez paced Colombia in their narrow 2-1 win over Paraguay on Tuesday night, as the Colombians captured the first spot in the quarterfinals.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: Your Running Commentary

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It's quite simple for the U.S. Men's National Team on Tuesday night; a win or tie will keep their 2016 Copa America Centenario journey alive. On the other hand, a second straight loss would officially eliminate the hosts.

Jurgen Klinsmann opted to remain with the same starting XI that went out in the USMNT's 2-0 loss to Colombia on Friday night, and that group of players will be tasked with conquering a familiar CONCACAF foe in Costa Rica.

Gulati hints that Trump election could impact future tournaments

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Republican presidentialcandidate Donald Trump has created waves with some of his comments throughout the campaigning process, but could a potential White House bid affect the United States' chances of hosting another major soccer tournament?

Gulati shoots down reports of combined Copa America, Gold Cup

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Sunil Gulati admits that a tournament similar to the Copa America Centenario could be a possibility for the future, but the U.S. Soccer president insists that talks of ongoing discussions are a bit premature.

According to Gulati, there have been no discussions between CONCACAF and CONMEBOL with regards to combining the Copa America and Gold Cup.

Copa America (Day 5): Your Running Commentary

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As the second round of matches begins on Tuesday night at the Copa America Centenario,Group A heats up with a pair of critical fixtures.

First,the U.S. Men's National Team takes on Costa Rica(8 p.m.,Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports 2Go/Univision/Univision Deportes/UniMas) as the hosts seek their first points of the tournament.

Wade Barrett named Dynamo interim head coach

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The Houston Dynamo have founda replacement at head coach; at least for the remainder of 2016.

On Tuesday, the Dynamo announced that Wade Barrett will take over as the team's interim head coach, after spending the last seven seasons at the club.

Barrett, 39, coached the team in their two most recent matches since Coyle's exit, both of which resulted in 1-1 draws against the Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas.

Waston, Rivero handed suspensions by Disciplinary Committee

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MLS action is currently on hiatus with international matches in full swing, but the league's Disciplinary Committee handed down a series of suspensions and fines on Tuesday, while also rescinding an existing red card.

Vancouver Whitecaps duo Kendall Waston and Octavio Riverohave each been suspended one match and received an undisclosed fine for violent conduct during the team's matches against the Portland Timbers and Houston Dynamo, respectively.

Uruguayan FA president says it was 'wrong' to play Copa America in U.S.

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Uruguyan FA presidentWilmar Valdez is far from happy with the Copa America Centenario.

In the aftermath of Uruguay's 3-1 loss to Mexico, Valdez says that it was a "mistake" to host the Copa America in the U.S. The Uruguayan executive went on to say that the format greatly favors Mexico, while admitting he shoulders some responsibility for allowing the special edition tournament to be played in the U.

Copa America Highlights (Day 4)

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What to watch for when the USMNT takes on Colombia

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The U.S. Men's National Team is fresh off a major setback, one that has threatened to prematurely end their Copa America run. Yet, their fates remain in their own hands, but they will need to seize the opportunity against Costa Rica on Tuesday.

After falling to Colombia in their tournament opener, the U.

Fury looks to complete Whitecaps upset at Canadian Championship

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The Vancouver Whitecaps put out a mostly second-tier squad in their first leg matchup against the Ottawa Fury, and it's the latter that is nearing a finals appearance at the 2016 Canadian Championship.

The Fury picked up a 2-0 first leg win vs. the Whitecaps on June 1 behind first half goals from Jonny Steele and Paulo Junior.

Report: Kemar Lawrence to miss remainder of Copa America

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Jamaica's start to this summer's Copa America Centenario was anything but ideal, and now theReggae Boyzwill have to play the rest of the tournament without one of their best defenders.

New York Red Bulls wing back Kemar Lawrence will reportedly miss the rest of Copa America after suffering a groin injury in Jamaica's opening match loss to Venezuela on Sunday.

Nagbe growing into role with USMNT

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Just one year ago, the U.S. Men's National Team seemed like a dream for Darlington Nagbe. Still yet to receive his citizenship, another summerwent by withouta chance at international soccer, as Nagbedreamed of one day represent the U.S. against the world's elite.

Fast forward to the Copa America Centenario, and that dream has become a reality, but Nagbe is the first to say that there is plenty of work ahead of both himself and his team.

USMNT prepares for 'must-win situation' against Costa Rica

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CHICAGO The U.S. Men's National Team knows plenty about what's ahead Tuesday night. The opponent, Costa Rica, is a CONCACAF foe and the scenario,needing a result to keep their hopes of advancing alive, is one the program has become familiar with over the years.

"I think we all do understand what's at stake, you're absolutely right.

Tuesday Kickoff: Messi, Simeone and more

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Copa America favorites Argentina didn't need their biggest star in Monday's win over Chile, but the team's leading attacker appears to be on track to return forLa Albiceleste's next match.

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said Lionel Messi will be ready for the squad's Group D meeting with Panama on June 10, barring a setback.

Perez brace blasts Panama past Bolivia in Group D opener

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ORLANDO In the middle of a tropical storm at Camping World Stadium, a 35-year-old Panamaniam striker turned back the clock to earn his country three points.

Blas Perez scored on either side of a Bolivia goal to hand Panama a 2-1 victory in the first Group D match on Monday.

Di Maria, Banega lead Argentina over Chile in 2015 title game rematch

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Argentina faced the reigning Copa America champions without the services of the tournament's best player, but a pair of midfield maestros stepped up to leadLa Albicelesteto victory on Monday night.

In a rematch of last year's Copa America final, Argentina overcame the absence of Lionel Messi to exact revenge against Chile with a 2-1 victory at Levi's Stadium.

Klinsmann on board with potential Gold Cup, Copa America merge

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It turns out the U.S. Men's National Team may have many more opportunities to face South American opposition in the future after a report on Monday revealed CONCACAF and CONMEBOL are looking to merge Gold Cup and Copa America.

The new competition, which would be held once every four years in the United States, would allow the USMNT to face the likes Argentina, Brazil and Chile on a more regular basis, as well as their familiar CONCACAF foes.

USMNT not feeling any negativity after opening loss

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CHICAGO – If the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 loss to Colombia in the opening game of the Copa America did anything to dampen expectations for fans ofthe host nation, members of the squad appeared unfazedby losing to a team many considered the favorites in Group A.

Copa America (Day 4): Your Running Commentary

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While injury concerns will play a factor in the day's biggest matchup, two Group D fixtures will carry on Copa America action on Monday.

Panama and Bolivia will kick things off in the evening (7 p.m.,Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports 2Go/Univision/Univision Deportes/UniMas) as the group's underdogs seek a fast start.

SBI Question of the Day: What should Dempsey's USMNT role be?

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For years, Clint Dempsey has been the U.S. Men's National Team's most consistent attacking option. On Friday against Colombia, he was the team's most active attacker yet again, but his role remains up for debate as the U.S. continues through the Copa America.

Dempsey was far and away the USMNT's most creative forward in the 2-0 loss to Colombia in the Copa America opener.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Chris Pontius

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While Ola Kamara keepsscoring for Columbus Crew SC, Chris Pontius continues to impress in his first season with the Philadelphia Union.

The 29-year-old netted his fifth goal of the season, helping the Union defeat the Crew 3-2 at Talon Energy Stadium.

Report: Copa America, Gold Cup to merge; to be held in U.S.

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The Copa America Centenario may not be a once in a lifetime opportunity for the U.S.

ESPN is reporting thatnegotiations between CONMEBOL and CONCACAF are nearly complete as the two federations lookto merge the Copa America and Gold Cup intoone tournament. The tournament would reportedly be held every four years in the U.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Real Salt Lake

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Coming off of a disheartening defeat against Columbus Crew SC, Real Salt Lake bounced back on the road against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium.

Three second half goals, including an own goal from NYCFC's Fredrick Brillant, saw RSL earn their3-2 victory over NYCFC,while also claiminghonors as SBI MLS Team of the Week.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Jordan Morris

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He may not have made the U.S. Copa America roster, but Jordan Morris is continuing to make his mark on the club level.

The Stanford product struck in the 79th minute, scoring the game's first goal to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 2-0 win vs. D.

Who Should Start for the USMNT vs. Costa Rica?

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The U.S. Men's National Team's Copa America got off to the worst possible start, but the U.S. will have a chance to remedy all that went wrong in Tuesday's clash with Costa Rica.

A 2-0 loss to Colombia saw the USMNT's backs pushed against the wall, but Costa Rica's dull scoreless draw with Paraguay reopened the door for knockout round qualification.

Jamaica sees positives despite Copa America loss to Venezuela

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CHICAGO – Jamaica knew the importance ofitsCopa America Centenario opener on Sunday. Sharinga group withMexico and Uruguay, a win Sunday at Soldier Field seemed key to the hopesofJamaica orVenezuela.

Assistant coach Miguel Coley, standingin for red-carded manager Winfried Schaefer during the post-game press conference, called it the "toughest game in the group on a psychological level, both teams believe that we could have gotten three points.

Copa America Highlights (Day 3)

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U.S. looking to improve in attack ahead of Costa Rica meeting

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The U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 defeat against Colombia on Friday night certainly wasn't the ideal way to begin this summer's Copa America, particularly the way the squad's attack underperformed.

Questionable tactical decisions by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann highlighted the USMNT's struggles on the night, including Michael Bradley's rough outing as a holding midfielder and the German playing Bobby Wood and Gyasi Zardes on the wings.

Monday Kickoff: Euro 2016, Ibrahimovic and more

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An answer regarding the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be coming this week, while potentially disastrous plots surrounding Euro 2016 have been discovered.

Ibrahimovic has revealed that he has a "big announcement" for Tuesday afternoon, after recently being linked with Manchester United.

Report: Messi to miss opening match against Chile

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Argentina take on reigning Copa America champions Chile in their group opener on Monday night, but they will be doing so without their best player.

Lionel Messi will reportedly miss out on Argentina's group stage opener against Chile, which is set to be played at Levi's Stadium. Messi, who recently flew back to Spain to deal with an ongoing tax fraud trial, has been nursing a back injury he suffered in a pre-tournament friendly against Honduras.

Report: James Rodriguez out of match vs. Paraguay

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Colombia toppled the U.S. Men's National Team on Friday, butLos Cafaterosenter their second Copa America match with a notable absence.

James Rodriguez is reportedly set to miss out of Tuesday's match against Paraguayafter suffering a shoulder injury against the USMNT on Friday night.

Copa America Centenario: Day 1 and 2 highlights

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COLOMBIA 2, USA 0

COSTA RICA 0, PARAGUAY 0

PERU 1, HAITI 0

BRAZIL 0, ECUADOR 0


Copa America organizers apologize after playing wrong anthem before Mexico-Uruguay

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Uruguayan players stood dumbfounded as Chile's national anthem was played ahead of Sunday's clash with Mexico, prompting an apology for Copa America Centenario organizers.

As the two sides prepared to begin Sunday's match, both Mexico and Uruguay stood side by side for their respective national anthems.

Mexico pulls away from Uruguay with two late finishes

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It was always going to be difficult getting a result without Luis Suarez, and Uruguay found that to be true on Sunday night in an eventful match against Mexico.

El Tripicked up three points in their 3-1 win over Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium behind apair of late finishes.

Venezuela beats 10-man Jamaica in Group C opener

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CHICAGO –The word early Sunday from Jamaican manager Winfried Schäfer was that star center back Wes Morgan was too tired from Leicester City's title celebrations to feature in the Jamaica's Copa America Centenario opener that afternoon.

Morgan did end up appearing in the game, but by the time the imposing center back entered Sunday's match against Venezuela, the Reggae Boyz had dug themselves a hole they couldn't escape.

Waston, Costa Rica suffer frustrating Copa America opener

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ORLANDO Nobody could blame the Costa Rican fans for feeling frustrated after an unexpected scoreless draw with the lowest ranked team in their group on Saturday, but Kendall Wastonsays the Ticoswere not surprised by the way it played out.

The towering center back, who was sent off for a scissor kick challenge on Nelson Valdez in stoppage time, said the team was prepared for the Paraguay's game plan from the start.

Copa America (Day 3): Your Running Commentary

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A trio of low-scoring matches were played on Saturday, but the Copa America rolls on Sunday with a pair of Group C fixtures that should be quite entertaining.

Jamaica and Venezuela will get things going this afternoon from Solider Field(5 p.m., Fox/Univision/Univision Deportes) as both sides look to gain an early advantage in their difficult group.

Ciman nets first Belgium goal in win over Norway

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While Sebastian Giovinco's exclusion from Italy's Euro 2016 roster recently made waves, another MLS player proved his worth for a major European side on Sunday.

Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman was subbed on in the second half of Belgium's 3-2 friendly win against Norway on Sunday, and the 30-year-old scored the game winner after just 24 minutes on the field.

Ecuador's Quinteros does not mince words over controversial call

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Pasadena, Calif. Ecuadorian head coach Gustavo Quinteros got right to the point in his post match press conference in the bowels of the Rose Bowl after his team's 0-0 draw against South American giants Brazil.

"With a bionic look, the referee decided to invalidate the goal," Quinteros quipped.

Paolo Guerrero provides reminder of what he is capable of in Peru victory

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SEATTLE Paolo Guerrero was all smiles on Saturday evening. Not only had he just moved into sole possession of the top spot on Peru's all-time scoring list, but did so whilehelping his nation start the Copa America Centenario with three points.

Paolo Guerrero's record-breaking goal lifts Peru to narrow win

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SEATTLE Peru needed a player to come up with that final bit of quality in order to break down Haiti's organized defense, and the South American nation's captain deliveredwith a historic goal.

Paolo Guerrero scored off a gorgeous diving header and Peru started its Copa America Centenario campaign with a 1-0 victory over Haiti on Saturday.

Ecuador battles Brazil to goal-less draw in Group B opener

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PASADENA, Calif. Brazil threatened early and often, but Ecuadorshowed why it is currently ranked 2nd in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, staying compact, threatening on the counter, and generally giving the Brazilians all they could handle.

Despite putting on a passing clinic, the Seleçao couldn't finish, and only managed agoalless draw, 0-0, before 53,158yellow-clad supporters at the Rose Bowl.

Costa Rica, Paraguay held to goalless draw

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ORLANDO Paraguay was looking for a win against Costa Rica in their opening match to stand a chance in Copa America Centenario's group of death, butleft with just a point afterfailingto produce after a dominant first half.

The South Americans pressed Costa Rica early on Saturday to the surprise of many, but the Group A match ended in a scoreless drawat Camping World Stadium.

Copa America (Day 2): Your Running Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team kicked off the Copa America against Colombia on Friday night, but the tournament kicks into high gear with a trio of games on Saturday.

Action begins with another Group A clash, as Paraguay meets Costa Rica (5 p.m., Fox/UniVision Deportes) in the aftermath of last night's USMNT defeat.

USMNT 0, Colombia 2: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Men's National Team's run through the Copa America got off to a less-than-ideal start on Friday night.

Facing off with South American powerhouse Colombia, the U.S. was undone by two costly mistakes in the first half of a 2-0 loss. Despite some positive signs, especially on the defensive end, the U.

Klinsmann pleased with USMNT performance from 'even' loss to Colombia

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Jurgen Klinsmann saw his side fall in Friday's Copa America opener. Facing off with Colombia, the world's third-ranked team, the U.S. Men's National Team was undone, giving this summer's premier tournament a sour start.

However, despite all that seemingly went wrong, the U.

USMNT vs. Colombia: Your Running Commentary

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After all of the build-up, the U.S. Men's National Team's road through the Copa America finally begins with Colombia on Friday night.

In the first match of this summer's tournament, the USMNT hosts Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. To start the 100th anniversary of the tournament, Jurgen Klinsmann has selected a lineupcausing little to no surprise, as Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and Bobby Wood headline the USMNT XI.

USMNT falls to Colombia in Copa America opener

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The U.S. Men's National Team's path towards the knockout stages took a major blow in Friday's Copa America opener.

Goals from James Rodriguez and Cristian Zapata doomed the U.S. in a 2-0 loss to Colombia in Friday's Copa America kickoff match.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: John Brooks

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The U.S. Men's National Team struggled mightily in their Copa America opening loss against Colombia, but itwas one of the squad's younger defensive options that had himself a solid evening.

U.S. centerbackJohn Brooksput in a good shift in the team's 2-0 defeat to open Group A play, making several vital challenges in the defensive third.

What to watch for when the USMNT takes on Colombia

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The U.S. Men's National Team kicks off the Copa America on Friday night, and there are no shortages of storylines and trends to watch out for in the opening match against Colombia.

Set to face one of South America's best, the USMNT enters on the heels of a three-game string of friendly victories over of Puerto Rico, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Dynamo takes point in road tie with FC Dallas

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The Houston Dynamo grabbed a point from second-place FC Dallas Thursday night in MLS action.

Ricardo Clark struck for the Dynamo in the second half and was the hero as the West bottom-dwellers held FCD back from a move into the top spot in the conference.

Galaxy and Sporting KC crawl to scoreless draw

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Cheers turned to yawns on Thursday night as the LA Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City struggled to a goalless draw before 19,651 enthusiastic, if disappointed, fans.

While the two teams are only three points apart in the Western Conference standings, they were two teams heading in opposite directions going into the match.

NYCFC sees home struggles continue in loss to RSL

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After collapsing against Orlando City last time out, New York City FC saw another self-inflicted wound doom them against Real Salt Lake on Thursday night.

Goals from Yura Movsisyan and Juan Manuel Martinez along with a Frederic Brillant own goal lifted Real Salt Lake to a3-2 win over a sinking NYCFC at Yankee Stadium.

USMNT feeling confident ahead of match against 'beatable' Colombia

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Entering Friday's Copa America kickoff, Colombia enters as one of the competition's favorites.LosCafateros enter the tournament ranked third in the world, and are pegged my many to emerge as the top team in Group A.

Set to face Colombia on Friday, the U.

Who Should Start for the USMNT vs. Colombia?

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Friendlies are done. The time for experimentation is over. The Copa America is set to begin and with it comes the U.S. Men's National Team's biggest test since the 2014 World Cup.

The U.S. kicks off this summer's tournament on Friday night against Colombia, a team that was recently recognized as the world's third best team in the latest FIFA rankings.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The summer of soccer starts on Friday with Copa America Centenario's opening match pitting the United States against the third-ranked team in the world in Colombia at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The two sides last squared off in a friendly held on Nov.

USMNT players facing the most pressure at Copa America

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The U.S. Men's National Team will begin their Copa America journey on Friday against Colombia, but the squad's overall performance at the tournament holds great weight for several of Jurgen Klinsmann's players.

While top clubs will be watching some of the squad's younger players, other contributors will be playing for a place in the USMNT going forward.

Beckerman needed in starting lineup when USMNT takes on Colombia

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In the build-up to the Copa America, Michael Bradley all but asserted himself as the U.S. Men's National Team's premier No. 6. The midfielder's play seemingly put to rest a positional debate that has spanned years while effectively locking down a spot as a more deep-lying midfielder.

MLS chosen to participate in video assistant referee experiments

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Major League Soccer is one of several leagues around the world set to help FIFA usher in a new era of technology.

FIFA announced on Thursday that MLS is one of several competitions that will participate in video assistant referee experimentation. MLS is joined by Australia's Hyundai A-League, the German Bundesliga, Portugal's Liga NOS, and several competitions in Brazil and the Netherlands as FIFA's selections.

Herbers' goal continuation of strong season for Union rookie class

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union have become used to receiving contributions from their rookie class in 2016.

Forward Fabian Herbers, who was one of three top-six selections in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, delivered his first-career MLSstrike in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew at Talen Energy Stadium.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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Before MLS goes on a two-week hiatus, three matches will be played on Thursday night, while the U.S. Women's National Team will play their first of two friendlies against a familiar opponent.

Despite positions on opposite ends of the Western Conference table, FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo will meet for the 31st time in the Texas Derby.

Argentina, Belgium remain atop FIFA rankings, USMNT drops two spots

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The latest FIFA World Rankings didn't provide too many shocks, although England's drop from the top 10 saw a surprise nation take their place.

Argentina and Belgium held their spots at the top of the table, while Colombia, Germany and Chile round out the top five. Positions six through nine held true to FIFA's previous rankings, with Spain, Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay, while Austria has replaced England at the 10th position.

Cosmos set up U.S. Open Cup fourth-round showdown with NYCFC

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The New York Cosmos set up an all-New York matchup in the fourth round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup with their third-round victory over the Jersey Express on Wednesday.

The win by the Cosmos was one of seven by NASL sides during the 15-game slate on Wednesday. Six USL teams moved on to the fourth round as well.

Thursday Kickoff: De Gea, Gundogan and more

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Despite failing to complete a last-second deal in 2015, David de Gea could still be on his wayto Real Madrid.

The Manchester United keeper is reportedly being heavily pursued by Florentino Perez and Real, despite boasting Costa Rica international Keylor Navas. Real and De Gea's agent, Jorge Mendes, are said to have a deal in place, but if the La Liga club reneges on their offer de Gea could be compensated over $22 million.

Union down Crew to reach Copa America break in first place in East

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union had a goal in mind that few could have envisioned them realizing before the season began, but Jim Curtin can put a check mark next to it after the club's latest impressive performance.

The Union achieved their goal of securing first place in the Eastern Conference at the Copa America Centenario break after beating the Columbus Crew, 3-2, at Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday.

MLS Ticker: Gilberto, Keane, Atlanta United and more

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While one MLS star was named to Ireland's squad ahead of Euro 2016, a Designated Player could be on his way out with the Chicago Fire.

The Fire are reportedly seeking to buy out Gilberto's contract. The DP has netted just five and added four assists in 19 matches for the Eastern Conference side after being claimed off waivers by the Fire in 2015.

MLS Week 14: A Midweek Look Ahead

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With three matches each on Wednesday and Thursday, several MLS sides have the opportunity to rise or fall in the standings before the league breaks for two weeks.

The East-leading Philadelphia Union will look to build off their stellar start to the season when they meet Columbus Crew SC at Talon Energy Stadium on Wednesday night.

The SBI 2016 Copa America Preview

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Copa America is just days away from kicking off, and SBI has you covered.

While the U.S. Men's National Team will look to pull off some magic on their whole soil, the SBI team has broken down each group ahead the summer's big tournament.

Additionally, SBI has taken a closer look at which matches you should be paying close attention to, and more specifically the players that deserve a second look.

U.S. Soccer looks for dismissal in USWNT equal-pay case

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U.S. Soccer is fighting back against claims from the U.S. Women's National Team, after the group cited receiving significantly lower pay between their team and the USMNT.

According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. Soccer has filed its defense against the USWNT's claims of equal pay disparity and stated that the group is among the most highly compensated female teams in the world.

Players to watch at the Copa America

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The 2016 Copa America will have no shortage of talent, as many of the world's best players take the field in the U.S. this summer.

Featuring traditional powerhouses like Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, the South American tournament always features an abundance of talent.

Matches to watch during Copa America group stage

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The Copa America Centenariois a unique tournament in world soccer, andthis summer's competitionpresents plenty of high-profile matchups.

Traditional powers Argentina, Brazil and reigning champions Chile will all be in action, as well as hosts United States, who look to advance out of Group A with three difficult opponents.

2016 SBI Copa America Preview: Group D

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After a thrilling meeting in the 2015 Copa America final, Argentina and Chile will do battle in their very first Group D matchup.

It may be unfair to the two other teams participating in the group, but the fact remains that the Argentines and Chileans will be heavy favorites to advance to the final eight in June.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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With the international break just around the corner, several key friendlies will take place on Wednesday as teams gear up for Copa America and Euro 2016, while MLS enters Week 14.

Three games are on slate around MLS in the evening, including a key Western Conference matchup that pits the Portland Timbers against the San Jose Earthquakes.

2016 SBI Copa America Preview: Group C

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Group C may not exactly be the Group of Death, but it does feature three teams very capable of advancing to the knockout phase.

Uruguay is no stranger to winning this competition, hoisting the Copa America trophy four times in their history.La Celeste's most recent triumph came in 2011, making them likely favorites to advance out of this group.

2016 SBI Copa America Preview: Group B

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After an embarrassing exit from the 2015 Copa America quarterfinals, Brazil now has a chance to right the ship just a year later.

Dunga's side lost on penalties to Paraguay after winning their group, but can now avenge that unexpected early loss with another opportunity to top their group. That being said, though, Ecuador's young talent and the grit that saw Peru take third place in last year's Copa could keep Brazil from glory.

SBI Copa America Preview: Group A

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The U.S. Men's National Team's road through the Copa America will be a difficult one.

Once again given a difficult path to the knockout rounds, the USMNT is set to contend with CONMBOL contenders Colombia and Paraguay, as well as a fellow CONCACAF power in Costa Rica.

Wednesday Kickoff: Reus, Ibrahimovic and more

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While one major European star was left off of his team's Euro 2016 roster, another continues to remain coy over his next playing destination.

Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus was left off Germany's final 23-man Euro 2016 roster on Tuesday due to "serious fitness problems." Head coach Joachim Low said the team's medical staff couldn't give a clear indication whether Reus would be able to contribute this summer.

Argentina hit hard by injuries days before Copa America

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Just days before the Copa America Centenario begins, one of the tournaments top contenders is suffering greatly from the injury bug.

LaAlbicelestewill likely be without Lucas Biglia for the entire tournament due to a left abductor injury.

Lionel Messi is currently in Spain awaiting his tax evasion trial, but the Barcelona star forward is still recovering a back injury suffered against Honduras.