Soccer By Ives Archives for January 2017

Fagundez, Adams headline four suspended by MLS DisCo

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The New England Revolution were already at a disadvantage heading into the weekend with Kelyn Rowe and Juan Agudelo off with the U.S. Men's National Team, but now they have another member of their attacking core to replace.

Diego Fagundez was one of four players handed a ban by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for violent conduct in the 89th minute of the Revolution's game with Toronto FC.

USL Week 15: A Weekend Look Ahead

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The midweek highlight for the USL wasFC Cincinnatipulling off an upset of the Chicago Fire, but now the focus shifts to league play as a full weekend slate awaits.

Reno 1860 and Phoenix Rising should combine for a tasty matchup as one of the most exciting attacking teams in the league takes on one of the grittiest teams in the USL.

NYFCFC Notes: Vieira Forced To Make Changes in Win Against Minnesota

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The New York City FC coaching staff, as part of its normal course of match preparation, had formulated a plan against the expansion Minnesota United Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the starting XI and the squad of 18, the scheme included pre-emptive problem solving and the anticipation of match scenarios.

NASL Week 15: Look Ahead

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It was a busy week for NASL as the league is gearing up to return to league play this weekend. There were some big wins and some big singings which took place this week, and both of those bode well for the rest of the season.

On Wednesday, Miami FC beat Atlanta United in the Round of 16 of the U.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Ghana?

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The Gold Cup is just around the corner, and Bruce Arena will get his first look at his new-look U.S. Men's National Team roster on Saturday afternoon.

Arena's squad features a slew of new faces and players eager to make impressions while moving from the USMNT fringe to World Cup contention.

Maurice Edu returns to Union practice as club looks to move past USOC loss

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An unexpected sight was witnessed on Friday at Philadelphia Union training.

Maurice Edu, who has struggled with leg injuries for most of the last two years, trained with the team after doing drills on the side for the last few weeks.

Although it is a massive positive for the Union to have one of their Designated Players back in training, there's still plenty of steps to make before the American midfielder returns to game action.

Matarrita could be out 3-4 months with broken metatarsal in foot

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According to the Costa Rican National Team doctor, Ronald Matarrita has broken the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and could be sidelined for up to four months.

The New York City FC fullback suffered the injury in the early stages of Thursday's match against Minnesota United at Yankee Stadium.

David Wagner inks new deal with Huddersfield Town

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David Wagner has reaffirmed his commitment to Huddersfield Town, following the team's promotion to the Barclays Premier League.

The German-American manager signed a new contract with the club on Friday, which will keep him with Huddersfield until the summer of 2019. Joining him is assistant head coach Christoph Buehler, who also signed until 2019.

NYCFC continue run, show resiliency in win over Minnesota United

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RJ Allen was expected to start at right back for New York City FC in Thursday night's 3-1 win against expansion Minnesota United. Ethan White was expected to be on the bench, ready as a sub. Both missed a team meeting, so both got downgraded: Allen to the bench, White to the stands.

Heath fed up after yet another 'weak' Minnesota United road loss

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Minnesota United knew there would be bumps in the road. There always will be for expansion teams. Peaks and valleys will come throughout the season, even if the valleys will feel a bit deeper at some points as the team matures as a unit.

On Thursday, the Loons sunk to their lowest, and head coach Adrian Heath is fed up with what he's seen.

MLS Ticker: Piatti injury, Grella done for the year, and more

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Bad news for the Montreal Impact, as they'll need to figure out how to pull themselves back into playoff contention without their star DP for a few weeks.

Star midfielder Ignacio Piatti is set to miss several weeks due to an adductor muscle injury, reports TVA Sports.

NYCFC cruises past Minnesota United for fourth consecutive win

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Thursday night's match started with an NYCFC blunder but it certainly ended with a flourish from Patrick Vieira's side.

After conceding an early goal, NYCFC scored three unanswered to topple Minnesota United, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium. The win is NYCFC's fourth straight in league play while the Loons fall following a two-match unbeaten run.

One star is biding his time before an

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One star is biding his time before announcing his future while several Premier League clubs continue to push for big signings.

Alexis Sanchez says he will reveal his future plans after the Confederations Cup. (REPORT)

Monaco has reportedly rejected Arsenal's€35million bid for Thomas Lemar.

Germany fires early to cruise past Mexico, into Confederations Cup final

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It only took 10 minutes for Germany to outclass Mexico for a spot in the Confederations Cup final.

Joachim Low's men continued their impressive unbeaten form in Russia by dominating Mexico, 4-1, at Fisht Olympic Stadium to advance to Sunday's final against South American reigning champions, Chile.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 17

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Toronto FC strengthened its hold on the top spot in MLS, but the Chicago Fire continue to look like TFC's best competition for standing as the best team in the league.

TFC added another Canadian Championship trophy on Tuesday, following up an impressive win against New England to continue a season that is looking more and more like one that could end with an MLS Cup.

USWNT to play Canada WNT in home-and-home series

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It'll be an exciting week in November as the U.S. Women's National Team and Canadian Women's National Team are set for a pair of friendlies later this year.

The two teams will play a home-and-home pair of friendly matches in an all-CONCACAF showdown near the top of the FIFA women's rankings.

Report: Crew's Afful, Mensah called back ahead of Ghana friendly against USMNT

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It turns out that two Columbus Crew regulars won't feature against the U.S. Men's National Team on Saturday.

According to ESPN, Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah have been called back by the club ahead of Ghana's friendly against the USMNT this weekend.

USMNT Notes: Arena tabs Acosta for big Gold Cup, Villafana building on strong year and more

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Kellyn Acosta's rise from prospect to legitimate contributor has come quickly. The FC Dallas midfielder, at just 21 years old, was thrust into the USMNT midfield against Mexico last month, a big step for even the most experienced national team players.

MLS Week 17: A Look Ahead

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MLS week 17 is upon us and it will certainly be a 4th of July weekend filled with plenty of soccer.

The week kicks off with a pair of weekday matches. New York City FC take on Minnesota United on Thursday night, still riding the high of their 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls at RBA.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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The pickings may be slim, but the matchups should be entertaining, with Confederations Cup and MLS in action.

The afternoon will see the second semifinal of the Confederations Cup, this one between an inexperienced but impressive Germany and Mexico, who have struggled at times during the tournament.

FIFA approves Gonzalez switch to USMNT

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Jesse Gonzalez may not have made the initial Gold Cup roster, but the FC Dallas goalkeeper is now locked in to the U.S. Men's National Team.

U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that FIFA has approved Gonzalez's one-time switch to represent the USMNT. As a result, Gonzalez is now officially tied to the U.

Wright, McKennie to remain with Schalke first team under new coach

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It's another positive development for a pair of Americans Abroad, as Haji Wright and Weston McKennie will remain with the Schalke first team next season.

The two young Americans have been mingling with the first team of the Bundesliga side for a short while, with McKennie earning an appearance and Wright making the bench for the team's match against FC Ingolstadt last season, and now it appears their hard work has earned them permanent places with the senior squad.

Mexico names inexperienced 23-man Gold Cup roster

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Like the U.S. Men's National Team, Mexico's Gold Cup roster features a wealth of new blood aiming to make their mark with El Tri.

Featuring just six players with more than 10 caps, and no player with more than 5 goals scored, Mexico's Gold Cup roster is a squad of untested potential, similar to the USMNT.

Curtin chooses to focus on positives after Open Cup elimination

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Finding positives amidst heartbreak and elimination from a competition is no easy task.

However, Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin wanted to focus on nothing but the positives after his team was knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup on penalty kicks by the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.

Ex-FIFA VP Jack Warner blasts Garcia Report, questions USSF innocence

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If the soccer world thought it was done with ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, it was sadly mistaken.

The controversial figure in the FIFA corruption scandal spoke out against FIFA's Garcia Report on Thursday, questioning the validity of the document, particularly as it pertains to the decision to absolve the U.

U.S. Open Cup Rewind: Miami FC, FC Cincy provide upsets; Red Bulls edge Union and more

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Reigning U.S. Open Cup champs FC Dallas became the first club to book their spot into the tournament's quarterfinals after defeating the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, seven other clubs joined them, with the biggest shocks coming from Miami FC and FC Cincinnati.

Revs rookie Wright has breakout game in U.S. Open Cup win over D.C. United

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BOSTON For the first six minutes of the second half of Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup round of 16 game against D.C. United, New England Revolution rookie forward Brian Wright showed the upside that made him a 20th overall pick in this past winter's 2017 MLS Draft.

Thursday Kickoff: Ronaldo quiet on future, Ghana coach accuses referee and more

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Another day brings more Cristiano Ronaldo drama while Mexico's match with Ghana was one that ended with controversy.

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will not break his silence over his reported desire to leave Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah says referee Baldomero Toledo swore at one of his players during the Black Stars' 1-0 loss to Mexico on Wednesday.

Bravo heroics lead Chile to penalty kick win over Portugal

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Claudio Bravo kept Portugal from scoring for 120 minutes, but the Chilean goalkeeper saved his best efforts for penalty kicks to lead his country to the Confederations Cup final.

While his teammates fired home their initial three spot kicks, Bravo made three straight saves to lead Chile to a 3-0 win in penalty kicks following a 0-0 draw through 120 minutes.

MLS Ticker: Robles signs new contract, Perez Garcia to leave Orlando City and more

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The New York Red Bulls reaffirmed their commitment to stability between the posts by signing Luis Robles to a new MLS contract on Wednesday. The 33-year-old stalwart has racked up both team and league records during his tenure with the Red Bulls.

Robles holds the franchise record for shutouts (43), goals-against average (1.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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It's a busy Wednesday in the soccer world as the Confederations Cup, U.S. Open Cup, and an international friendly all grace your television and/or computer screens today.

Everything starts with the FIFA Confederations Cup. The knockout rounds for the World Cup dress rehearsal are upon us with Portugal and Chile kicking things off this afternoon on FS1.

Former Chelsea winger Malouda to represent French Guiana at Gold Cup

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Former Chelsea and French international winger Florent Malouda will play for French Guiana in the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The native of Cayenne, French Guiana is eligible to play for his native country since, as an overseas department of France, French Guiana are a member of CONCACAF, but are not recognized by FIFA.

After several disappointing years, Agudelo looking to finally seize USMNT chance

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Juan Agudelo knows its on him. At 17 years old, he was heralded as the future of the U.S. Men's National Team, a potential star in the making. In the years since, the forward's international career has been inconsistent at best as he's largely existed outside of the USMNT picture.

Confederations Cup Preview: Can Mexico, Chile prevent all-European final?

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The 2017 Confederations Cup semifinals pit four teams with rich histories against each other. Germany is the defending world champion, Portugal won Euro 2016 last summer, Chile is coming off back-to-back Copa America wins and Mexico is flying high in CONCACAF.

FC Dallas continues U.S. Open Cup title defense with victory over Rapids

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Though the Colorado Rapids battled well in a difficult road match against FC Dallas, it is the title defenders that continue their U.S. Open Cup run.

FC Dallas was content to cede possession to the Rapids, who won that battle 57%-43%, but leaned on their tough defense to hold the Rapids to just three shots and a single goal in a 3-1 win.

Giovinco, Toronto FC capture Canadian Championship over Impact with late winner

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Though the Montreal Impact battled valiantly, the night belonged to Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC.

Behind a pair of goals from the ever-impressive Italian, Toronto FC captured leg two of the Canadian Championship final by a 2-1 scoreline, winning a 3-2 victory on aggregate and their sixth title in the competition.

Report: LAFC closing in on Wesley Sneijder

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Los Angeles FC is reportedly close to naming the club's first big-name Designated Player.

According to ESPN, LAFC is nearing a two-year deal with Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder to become the club's first DP. Currently a fixture withTurkish powerhouse Galatasaray, Sneijder has reportedly been offered a$3.

Wednesday Kickoff: Real Madrid confident with Ronaldo, WADA investigates Russian players and more

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Cristiano Ronaldo's future still remains a mystery, but Real Madrid isn't worried about losing their star.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he is not concerned that Cristiano Ronaldo will look to leave Real Madrid. (REPORT)

The World Anti-Doping Agency has reported155 samples related to Russian players to FIFA as part of a potential doping scandal.

Lichaj looking to take Gold Cup chance after several years in and out of USMNT picture

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For the past several years, Eric Lichaj has been in and out of the U.S. Men's National Team picture. On the club level, he's thrived as a member of Nottingham Forest and always kept himself in view of the USMNT. However, that view rarely resulted in call-ups and chances to prove himself as a legitimate candidate at either fullback position.

Dwyer "delighted" to finally contribute to USMNT

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Dom Dwyer's dream of playing for the U.S. Men's National Team is getting closer by the day as he prepares for the Gold Cup with the 23-man squad that was announced on Sunday.

But the process to get to this point has been one years in the making for the Sporting Kansas City forward.

"I think it became a reality maybe three of four years ago that this could happen," Dwyer said.

Fioranelli confident in appointing Leitch as Quakes coach after Kinnear firing

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Paralyzing, stupefying, and seemingly unwarranted, Dominic Kinnear's firing from the San Jose Earthquakes swept the league like a thief in the night. But for the man calling the shots, Quakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli, it was only a matter of when he would decide to act on his 'gut feeling.

Union in prime position to fully bounce back before Gold Cup break

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Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin loves to talk about how much depth his team has this season.

Curtin also loves to gush about the increased attention the Union have received from the U.S. Men's National Team in the last 12 months.

Many thought the depth was going to have to play a massive role as Bruce Arena assembled a "B" team for the Gold Cup, as Alejandro Bedoya, C.

U.S. Open Cup Preview: Dynamo host Sporting KC, Union visit Red Bulls, and more

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The U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 begins on Tuesday night with an all Western Conference showdown taking place in Frisco kickstarting the festivities.

On Wednesday, 14 other clubs will fight to book their place into next month's quarterfinals. Three lower league sides remain in the competition with FC Cincinnati, Miami FC, and Republic FC all in action on Wednesday.

FIFA publishes Garcia Report on 2018, 2022 World Cup bidding inquiries

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With German publication BILD attaining a copy of the "Garcia Report," it seems FIFA has given in to outside pressure.

The world soccer governing body has published the Garcia Report and made it available via download. The report was written to investigate the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, make note of any issues, and make recommendations on reformations necessary to the bidding process.

Report: Marseille interested in signing Hope Solo

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Hope Solo may be on the move to France for a second time in her career.

The 35-year-old, who last featured for the U.S. Women's National Team at last summer's Rio Olympics, is on the wish list for Ligue 1 outfit Marseille, according to L'Equipe.

SBI Spotlight: NYCFC's Sweat making most of second chance in MLS

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Just three-and-a-half years into his professional career, Ben Sweat has experienced a lot. He's felt the high of being drafted as a first round pick and the low of being promptly discarded just one year later. He's experienced the grind of working his way back up to where he feels he should be and the anxiousness that comes from wondering if he'd get an MLS second chance.

Larin cleared for team activities

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Orlando City needed some good news after it was trounced by the Chicago Fire on Saturday night, and the club got it on Tuesday morning.

Forward Cyle Larin has been cleared to participate in team activities following an assessment by the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program.

Five MLS players lead Ghana squad against USMNT

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With their Premier League trio out of action, Ghana will turn to several MLS players to lead their roster in the upcoming friendly against the U.S. Men's National Team.

With club objections leaving Ghana without West Ham's Andre Ayew, Swansea City's Jordan Ayew, Leicester City's Daniel Amartey and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey, a trio of Columbus Crew players and a few others from around the league headline the Black Stars squad.

Jurgen Klinsmann dismisses links to Sunderland job

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Jurgen Klinsmann's name always seems to pop up when it comes to vacant managerial positions, but the former U.S. Men's National Team head coach insists his latest link isn't legitimate.

Over the weekend, the Daily Mail reported that German manager was being targeted as Sunderland's next manager.

Tuesday Kickoff: Messi close to new deal, FIFA report to be leaked and more

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One of the world's best is set for a new contract.

Lionel Messi is reportedly close to signing a new deal with Barcelona that will make him the world's highest paid player. (REPORT)

The secret report compiled describing the process of selecting the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts is set to be leaked.

Timbers use TAM to sign defender Larrys Mabiala

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The Portland Timbers need defensive help, and it appears they've found their reinforcement.

On Monday, the Timbers announced the signing of Democratic Republic of the Congo central defender Larrys Mabiala using Targeted Allocation Money.

Mabiala spent the last six seasons in the Turkish top flight, most recently with Kayserispor.

USMNT forwards in need of strong Gold Cup performances

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Heading into the second half of 2017, the U.S. Men's National Team's forward pool might be as deep as it has ever been. Bobby Wood is fresh off a very good season with Hamburg. Jozy Altidore has been in good form with Toronto FC and appears as confident as ever.

The Best of MLS: Week 17

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Rivalry Week was at the forefront of the Major League Soccer schedule this weekend, but the top performances of Week 17 came from outside the showcase matches.

The best player of the weekend is an attacker for one of the hottest teams in the league, and one of the best clubs from the start made an impressive statement on their travels to California.

MLS unveils jersey for All-Star Game

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With just over a month remaining before the MLS All-Stars take the field, the league has unveiled the team's full kit for this year's mid-summer match.

The MLS All-Stars are set to take on Real Madrid on August 2 at Soldier Field. When they do take the field against the reigning Champions League winners, the MLS team will don Target-sponsored blue kits featuring homages to both the U.

Arena looking forward to competitive camp after naming USMNT Gold Cup squad

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In the build-up to the Gold Cup, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bruce Arena said he expected a roster built largely around new faces with a sprinkling of veterans added in. The Gold Cup is meant to be a proving ground, and Arena wanted a mix of newcomers and motivated familiar faces to battle it out ahead of a year full of important matches

On Sunday, that roster was unveiled and, while there were a few surprises, Arena stuck to the script.

NASL Weekend Rewind: Week 13

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On Saturday, Miami FC kept their winning streak alive with a home win over the New York Cosmos, the Indy Eleven captured their second straight win on the road against North Carolina FC, and the San Francisco Deltas stayed unbeaten on the road with a win against FC Edmonton.

Only three games were played in Week 13, as due to weather issues, Jacksonville Armada FCwill play at home against PuertoRico FC on Monday night.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 17

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Rescinded red cards, the firing of a coach and a last-gasp equalizer made for another eventful week across MLS.

Drew Moor and Sebastian Giovinco helped lead Toronto FC to a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution. (READ)

FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw, splitting points for the second time this season.

Monday Kickoff: 'Chicharito' trains alone, Donnarumma to meet with Milan and more

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Mexico continues to struggle with injuries ahead of a massive Confederations Cup match.

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez trained separate from his Mexico teammates due to muscle fatigue. Diego Reyes, Carlos Salcedo and Hector Moreno have already been injured, while Andres Guardado will miss Thursday's semifinal against Germany due to suspension.

Last-gasp Dempsey equalizer earns Sounders tie with Timbers

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The Cascadia rivalry between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers has a rich, deep history and, on Sunday evening, the two sides added yet another thrilling chapter.

Clint Dempsey's 94th minute equalizer earned the 10-man Sounders a last-gasp road point at Providence Park in a 2-2 draw between the longtime rivals.

Earthquakes' part ways with head coach Dominic Kinnear

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After two playoff-less season in the Bay Area, Dominic Kinnear's time with the San Jose Earthquakes is up.

The Quakes have parted ways with Kinnear and assistant coach Jonathan Spencer, the club announced on Sunday.The two-time MLS Cup champion's departure comes a day after defeating Real Salt Lake, 2-1, while recording six victories over the course of 17 games this season.

Ba, Hazard among investors in NASL San Diego expansion team

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Professional soccer is coming to San Diego.

The NASL, currently one of the two leagues designated as the second division of American soccer, is expected to make an announcement on Monday on a new expansion side in San Diego. Former Premier League striker Demba Ba leads the group of investors, while Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye, and Fenerbahce's Moussa Sow are also among the ownership group.

Marsch blames execution over system for Red Bulls woes

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"We're not changing it."

Jesse Marsch sat defiantly and spoke harsh truths in the pressroom. His New York Red Bulls had just lost a rivalry match in lackadaisical fashion at home. Questions about his week abroad and lack of cohesion permeated the press conference.

Confederations Cup Rewind: Germany, Chile reach semifinals

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The Confederations Cup semifinals are finally set, and they should be thrilling.

Germany and Chile booked their spots in the semis on Sunday, joining Portugal and Mexico in the knockout stage.

Chile's semifinal aspirations appeared to be in doubt, though, as it trailed 1-0 to Australia at halftime, but eventually salvaged a 1-1 draw to wrap up second place in Group B.

Arena names mixture of youth, veterans to USMNT Gold Cup roster

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Bruce Arena was expected to have a balance of youth and experience on his 23-man roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The U.S. Men's National Team coach stuck by his plan on Sunday, as he named a roster with a mixture of younger players with some veterans. Four players have earned their first call-ups, while 13 have fewer than 10 caps.

Physicality and sacrifice help NYCFC earn first win at Red Bull Arena

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The message on thewhite board inside New York City FC's locker room said "what are you willing to sacrifice?"

Throughout the first seven matches that NYCFC and the New York Red Bulls have played, the Red Bulls have always played as the aggressor. For the last two years, NYCFC was never able to keep up with the physicality that the Red Bulls brought to the field, utilizing the high press to defeat NYCFC in six of the first seven overall matches.

"Incredible" Blake hands Union needed momentum boost

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On very few occasions does a standout performance from Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake get overshadowed, but that was the case on Saturday night after the situation regarding Luciano Acosta's rescinded red card.

If the ejection wasn't taken back by referee Sorin Stoica, Blake's showing in between the pipes would've have been the only thing people would be talking about from the 1-0 Union victory over D.

Marsch claims trip to Europe had nothing to do with derby loss

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Though Jesse Marsch spent the week leading up to the New York Derby taking courses for his UEFA Pro license in Poland, the coach insists that his absence "had nothing to do with" his team's loss on Saturday.

The Red Bulls head coach was replaced by assistant coach Chris Armas, who also filled in for Marsch when he was suspended in the team's U.

Blake stops Union's losing skid in shutout of D.C.

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CHESTER, PA The up and down season of the Philadelphia Union rolled onto the incline in a rollercoaster 1-0 win over D.C. United at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday night.

Fafa Picault scored his fourth goal of the season to help the Union avoid their second four-game losing streak of the season.

Atlanta United edges Rapids on Martinez goal

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Atlanta United's high-powered attack wasn't quite up to its usual level, but Tata Martino's side did just enough to finish off a narrow win over the Colorado Rapids.

Josef Martinez's second half finish led Atlanta United to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Crew score three goals in second half in 4-1 blowout of Impact

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It was one substitution from Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter that changed what seemed to be a close game to a blowout. After Kekuta Manneh stepped on MAPFE Stadium's grass, a 1-1 draw became a 4-1 win for the Crew at home against the Montreal Impact.

Medunjanin's sportsmanship leads to bizarre taking back of red card

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One of the most bizarre incidents in Major League Soccer history occurred in the 74th minute of the Philadelphia Union's 1-0 win over D.C. United.

D.C. midfielder Luciano Acosta was shown red by referee Sorin Stoica for an apparent kick out at Union midfielder Haris Medunjanin, but the ejection was rescinded quickly after due to a conversation between Stoica and Medunjanin.

Accam hat trick powers Fire past Orlando City

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It was David Accam's match. Everyone else was just along for the ride.

The Ghanaian winger easily had the best game of his MLS career by netting his first ever hat trick to go along with an assist. He was involved in all four Chicago Fire goals as they cruised past a tired Orlando City team 4-0 in front of a sellout crowd at Toyota Park.

Defenders lead Minnesota comeback in draw with Whitecaps

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The unlikeliest of duos handed Minnesota United life in the second half on Saturday night in their 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Defenders Francisco Calvo and Jerome Thiesson both scored their first career MLS goals in the second half to rescue the Loons from a two-goal deficit.

Poor play out of the back from the Loons led to the first Vancouver tally, as a poor back pass intended for Bobby Shuttleworth forced the goalkeeper to slide in a challenge against Brek Shea that ended with Shea on the ground.

Sporting KC opens up five-point lead in West with road win over Galaxy

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The Western Conference leaders checked another accomplishment off their list on Saturday night.

Sporting Kansas City took down the LA Galaxy 2-1 at StubHub Center behind first-half goals from Roger Espinoza and Ike Opara.

The win made Peter Vermes' side the first to reach 30 points in the Western Conference.

Ureña, Hoesen propel Earthquakes to victory over RSL

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The San Jose Earthquakes' winter signings came to the rescue on Saturday night, earning the home side a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake at Avaya Stadium.

Danny Hoesen and Marco Urena scored a goal each to power the Quakes to their fourth home victory of the campaign.

The first major chance of the night came from Urena, who broke through into the final third in the 13th minute.

Healthy Moor continues to fly under the radar with TFC

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TORONTO Sebastian Giovinco. Jozy Altidore. Michael Bradley. Victor Vazquez.

All four players have been standout performers thus far for Toronto FC in 2017, and for good reason. Giovinco will always be the star man after he was named MLS MVP in 2015.

NYCFC earn first derby win at Red Bull Arena

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New York City FC took bragging rights in New York derby on Saturday, recording their first win at Red Bull Arena as they dominated their rivals, the New York Red Bulls, in a 2-0 win on Saturday.

The first strike came from Jack Harrison in 33rd minute. Rodney Wallace began the play, working his way around a Red Bulls defender before finding Ben Sweat.

Confederations Cup Rewind: Mexico downs Russia, Portugal dominates New Zealand

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No one said you had to advance to the Confederations Cup semifinals in aesthetically pleasing fashion.

Like times before in the tournament, resilience was the remedy for Mexico to overcome a deficit. It was Hirving Lozano's heroic run and finish in the 52nd minute that earned Mexico a 2-1 victory against Russia on Saturday at Kazan Arena.

Report: Larin to be left off Canada's final Gold Cup roster

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It looks like Canada will be without its star striker for the Gold Cup group stage.

According to Sportsnet, Cyle Larin will be left off the Canadian Men's National Team's 23-man roster for the Gold Cup.

Larin was arrested and charged with a DUI in Florida, and was subsequently checked into Major League Soccer's Substance Abuse and Behavioral program.

Moor, Giovinco seal win for Toronto FC over Revolution

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TORONTO Toronto FC played its third game in seven days against a well-rested New England Revolution side, yet it was TFC who emerged as 2-0 victors at BMO Field on Friday night.

Drew Moor's goal from point-blank range in the 11th minute and Sebastian Giovinco's late strike secured a record seventh straight home victory for Toronto.

Dynamo, FC Dallas split points for second time this season

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FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo still haven't separated themselves from each other in the Texas derby and the Western Conference standings.

The bitter rivals played to a 1-1 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night to kick off Rivalry Week.

Erick "Cubo" Torres opened the scoring for the Dynamo in the 19th minute and Maxi Urruti provided the visitors with an equalizer in the 58th minute.

Wood extends contract with Hamburg

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Bobby Wood has reportedly been a transfer target for several clubs scattered throughout Europe, but the U.S. Men's National Team forward put an speculation to rest by committing his future to Hamburg on Saturday.

Hamburg announced on Saturday that Wood has signed a new deal to remain with the club until 2021.

USL Week 14: A Look Ahead

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The non-stop USL action continues this weekend with a big match-up between teams splitting the headlines the last few weeks.

Didier Drogba and Phoenix Rising FC will come face to face with Western cConference juggernauts Real Monarchs SLC Saturday night. The Monarchs are now the USL record holders in consecutive games won and look like an unstoppable force.

USL Midweek Rewind Week 14: Monarchs Break a Record, Bethlehem can't be stopped, and more

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The top headline for the midweek fixtures has to be Real Monarchs SLC breaking the record for consecutive wins that was held by Orlando.

With their ninth straight win, the Monarchs both took over sole possession of the record but they also moved back into first place in the Western Conferencewhich is becoming a two-horse race between them and San Antonio.

MLS Week 17: A Look Ahead

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It's Rivalry Week in MLS, and Week 17 features some fascinating matches between opponents that love to hate each other.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a pair of matches. First, Toronto FC take on the team that ended their 8-match unbeaten run two weeks ago, the New England Revolution.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The Confederations Cup once again takes center stage this weekend as the group stage closes out on Friday and Saturday. There is still much to play for in the World Cup warm-up event. Seven of the eight teams playing still have a shot at making the semi-finals.

NASL Week 12: Look Ahead

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The past week has been rather eventful for NASL.

The New York Cosmos finalized two signings this week, adding midfielder Kobi Moyal fromIsraeli club Beitar Jerusalem while bringing back a familiar face, Lucky Mkosana, from Finnish club IFK Marriehamn.

Miami FC is gearing up for round five of the U.

Tennessee Governor approves MLS stadium funding resolution

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At a time when several other bids have seen their stadium plans derailed, Nashville's MLS bid continues to quietly strengthen its position as a leading candidate.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam approved and signed House Bill 6/Senate Bill 3, adding MLS to an existing state statute that allows the use of state sales tax collected at NFL, NBA, and NHL venues to help cover stadium expenses.

Friday Kickoff: Messi tax issues, Mexican pair sign with Rangers and more

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One tax crisis is seemingly coming towards its end.

Lionel Messi is set to pay a fine to avoid jail time in his tax fraud case. (REPORT)

Rangers has signed Mexican internationalsCarlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc insists that Ousmane Dembele is not sale amid rumors of Barcelona interest.

NASL Spotlight: Dylan Mares thriving with surging Miami FC

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Miami FC has seen incredible success this season. The team has advanced to the fifth round of the U.S Open Cup, and through 12 league matches, Miami FC sits seven points clear at the top of the NASL league table.

At the heart of Miami FC's success this season has been consistency. Through the first 12 games of the season Miami FC coach Alessandro Nesta has fielded very similar teams, only switching up his starting 11 to accommodate injuries and absences.

Lovitz injury adds new layer to TFC-Impact rivalry

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Another chapter of the Montreal-Toronto rivalry was written on Wednesday night. The moment to take away from the first leg of the Canadian Championship final, which ended in a 1-1 draw, was the play that led to Toronto FC's equalizer.

Not only was this an important away goal for TFC, it was also a crucial loss for the Montreal Impact.

Adams more than filling in for departed McCarty

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The quick rise of Tyler Adams has seen many marvel at the young midfielder's skill and potential. Yet, in the buildup to the first league match between Adams' New York Red Bulls and rivals New York City FC, discussions of Adams included mentions of the man he replaced, the beloved former captain, Dax McCarty.

FIFA approves Saeif's change to USMNT

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The U.S. Men's National Team has officially gained the services of another talented dual-national midfielder.

KAA Gent midfielder Kenny Saief has officially changed his association to the U.S. after representing Israel at the youth levels, U.S. Soccer announced. The 23-year-old attacking mid made appearances for Israel up to the senior level in a pair of friendlies, but his one-time switch means that he will only be allowed to represent the U.

USWNT greats felt 'lucky' to play under legendary DiCicco

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Tony DiCicco had devised a hand-ball warm-up for the U.S. Women's National Team. When he observed that one of his leaders, Julie Foudy, was not buying in to the exercise, the head coach of the eventual World Cup champions felt the need to discipline the squad with an old fashioned consequence – sprints.

McKinze Gaines signs with Darmstadt

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One of the top American prospects in Germany has found a new home.

McKinze Gaines signed with 2.Bundesliga side Darmstadt on Thursday from Wolfsburg on a deal that lasts until June 2020.

Ein weiterer Neuzugang ist DA! @McKinzeGaines wechselt vom @VfL_Wolfsburg zu den #Lilien!

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 17

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Four MLS matches and leg one of the Canadian Championship final marked a busy beginning for week 17 on Wednesday night.

In leg one of the Canadian Championship final, the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC finished level, 1-1, with Jozy Altidore providing a vital away goal.

Impact, Toronto FC finish tied in first leg of Canadian Championship final

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The intense 401 Derby was back for the first time this season as the Montreal Impact hosted Toronto FC in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final. It was a stalemate as Matteo Mancosu and Jozy Altidore exchanged goals Wednesday night in a 1-1 draw.

D.C. United snaps losing skid with victory over Atlanta United

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D.C. United snapped a three match winless run on Wednesday evening, defeating Atlanta United, 2-1, at RFK Stadium.

A 60th minute winner from Patrick Nyarko capped a strong comeback for the hosts, who fought back from an early deficit. 17 minutes in, Atlanta United took an early 1-0 lead as Julian Gressel tapped an easy effort home from close range.

Danladi winner propels Minnesota United past Timbers

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Minnesota United rookie Abu Danladi endured a roller coaster evening on Wednesday, scoring an eventual winning goal and drawing a red card shortly after on a night that saw multiple red cards and own goals, as well as a big home win for the Loons.

Danladi scored the winning goal in the 64th minute to help Minnesota United earn a 3-2 victory at TCF Bank Stadium.

Orlando City strikes at the death to earn road draw with Sounders

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SEATTLE Sometimes all it takes is a touch of class.

Orlando City was trailing 1-0, had been outplayed all night, and has struggled to find any kind of road result all season. Four minutes of stoppage time had all but evaporated.

But then there is Kaka.

McBean's career night helps Galaxy earn fifth road win

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Winning on the road is traditionally hard in Major League Soccer, but not for the LA Galaxy this year.

The Galaxy picked up their league-best fifth road win on Wednesday by knocking off the Colorado Rapids, 3-1, behind a two-goal performance from Jack McBean at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

In one of the oddest MLS stats in years, the Galaxy are a league best 5-2-1 on their travels and a league worst 1-3-3 at home in 2017.

Thursday Kickoff: Salcedo out for Mexico, Oscar handed big suspension and more

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A key player is set to miss time for Mexico while a Brazilian star was punished in a big way.

Mexico's Carlos Salcedo will miss the rest of the Confederations Cup due to injury. (REPORT)

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has been given an eight-match ban due to his role in instigating a massive brawlin Shanghai SIPG's draw with Guangzhou R&F on Sunday.

Confederations Cup Rewind: Mexico edges New Zealand, Portugal drops Russia

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Thanks to a second-half resurgence, Mexico overcame what could have been a nightmare.

It was Oribe Peralta to the rescue in the 72nd minute .The Club America forward sublimely finished a dragging cross by Javier Aquino inside the box, crushing the All Whites hopes of advancing out of the group stage and lifting Mexico to a 2-1 victory on Wednesday at Fisht Olympic Stadium.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's clothing line sparks rumors of LA move

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As we approach the silly season, rumors abound, and crazier things have been foreshadowed from less than a tweet by a clothing company.

A-Z Sportswear, the clothing line of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, sent out a tweet that has many in the community buzzing about a potential move to Los Angeles in the near future.

Report: Bobby Wood primary target for FC Cologne

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With their primary striker likely on his way to China, FC Cologne may have an American replacement in mind.

With French forward Anthony Modeste set to depart the Bundesliga club en route to Tianjin Quanjian in China, FC Cologne are reportedly targeting American and Hamburg striker Bobby Wood as their primary replacement candidate, reports Express.

MLS Week 17: A Midweek Look Ahead

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MLS is set for four Wednesday night games to feast upon this week ahead of a weekend filled with rivalry action.

D.C. United, and their poor goal scoring record, welcomes in the best scoring team in MLS, Atlanta United. The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders get ready for their rivalry renewal with matches against Minnesota United and Orlando City, respectively.

Chile federation president considering joint bid to host 2026 World Cup

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The joint bid presented by the U.S., Mexico and Canada may not be the only big-time contender to host the 2026 World Cup.

Speaking in Russia at the Confederations Cup, Chile federation president Arturo Salah said the country willconsider bidding to host the 2026 World Cup as part of a joint bid with other South American countries.

NYCFC signs U.S. U-17 defender Sands as club's first Homegrown player

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New York City FC has signed 16-year-old James Sands as their first ever Homegrown player.

The defender joined the NYCFC academy when it first began back in 2015 after playing locally with New York Soccer Club since he was 10 years old. He has represented the U.S. at the youth level, helping the team finish second in the CONCACAF U-17 Championships in May.

USL Week 14: A Midweek Look Ahead

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The busy week in USL continues with a slate of games featuring teams struggling to find their form this year.

While the slate of games from Monday and Tuesday gave us plenty to talk about, including Real Monarchs SLC continuing to cement their status as leaders in the west, the midweek games offer a light shakeup to the middle of the table.

Red Bulls beginning accept NYCFC as main rival

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From a certain standpoint, there is no need to question the legitimacy of the rivalry between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC. The geographic distance or lack thereof makes the dynamic between the sides fit the international definition of a derby.

Jonathan Klinsmann set for training stint with Hertha Berlin

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Jonathan Klinsmann's tour around Europe continues with a stop at another top Bundesliga club.

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team goalkeeper is set for a trial with Hertha Berlin,coach Pal Dardai has told BZ. The stint will begin on July 3 when the club kicks off preseason and will last 10 days.

Report: Danny Williams set for EPL move to Huddersfield Town

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With U.S. Men's National Team fullback DeAndre Yedlin set to rejoin the Premier League with Newcastle United, another American Abroad is reportedly set to join him with a second newly promoted team.

USMNT midfielder Danny Williams is reportedly set to join Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town on a free transfer, according to the Daily Star.

Wednesday Kickoff: Aguero wants Man City stay, Chelsea looks to spend and more

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Transfer rumors continue to swirl throughout world soccer.

Sergio Aguero says he wants to see out his Manchester City contract despite continued rumors that he may lose his starting job. (REPORT)

Chelsea is reportedly preparing a move for Alex Sandro and Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus at a combined price of around £100 million.

Olosunde pleased with progress at Manchester United

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Breaking into a top level Premier League team like Manchester United can be a tall task, but one young American Abroad feels he's getting closer every day.

In an interview on the team's site, 19-year-old American defender Matthew Olosunde says that the past year has seen massive progression in his game and that the help from his teammates, especially fellow right back Antonio Valencia, and coaches has been vital to that growth.

Evening Ticker: FIFA warns Mexico, Dani Alves set for Man City, and more

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One major federation has received what seems to be one final warning, while transfers in Europe are starting to heat up.

On behalf of FIFA, Anin Yeboah, member of the disciplinary committee, has issued a warning to the Mexican Football Federation over the 'insulting and discriminatory chants' of a small group of Mexican fans in the Kazan Arena.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 16

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With week 16 of the MLS season in the books, the top teams held their ground with one major exception.

Every team in last week's top 10 either won or tied their respective matches, except for the Portland Timbers, who fell disappointingly to the Colorado Rapids thanks to Alan Gordon's late winner.

MLS Ticker: Deshorn Brown to D.C. United, Quakes close in on Valeri Qazaishvili, and more

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D.C. United are on the brink of improving their options at striker, with reports indicating that they are on the verge of signing Deshorn Brown from the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The forward has scored three goals in 14 appearancesfor the Rowdies this season after joining them fromShenzhen in China.

Brown has been in D.

SBI Question of the Day: What is the best rivalry in MLS?

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It's rivalry week in MLS, and while that will no doubt make for good viewing all around, it's worth pondering where one's viewing time might best be spent.

The league has no shortage of intense match-ups, but one of the most well-known and entertaining takes place in the Pacific Northwest when Cascadia rivals clash.

Former USWNT manager DiCicco dies at 68

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The women's soccer community lost a giant on Tuesday morning, as it was announced that former U.S. Women's National Team manager Tony DiCicco passed away at the age of 68.

The news was delivered to the world by his son, Anthony, through his Twitter account.

A statement from the DiCicco Family.

Projecting the USMNT Gold Cup roster

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Bruce Arena has already made his plans for the Gold Cup quite clear. We're not going to see the strongest possible U.S. Men's National Team. Most key players will be left out of the action after a grueling June and ahead of a vital September.

San Diego MLS bid at risk as Soccer City placed on 2018 ballot

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One of the major competitors for an MLS expansion bid has taken a major blow in their local political situation.

San Diego's proposed Soccer City site, fronted by FS Investors and former U.S. Men's National Team great Landon Donovan, has been placed on the 2018 ballot for public vote, according to KPBS News.

Tuesday Kickoff: Man City pursues Sanchez; Ronaldo, Mourinho tax issues and more

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Two of the world's giants continue to push for big-name signings while tax issues continue for several of the game's biggest stars.

Manchester City is reportedly pushing to sign Alexis Sanchez, who remains the club's top target. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, meanwhile, is not currently being pursued by the club.

USL Week 14: A Midweek Look Ahead Part 1

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The USL midseason grind is here as there's a game every night throughout Week 14.

Nineteen games will happen this week and one of them could set a record. Lost in the unbeaten run that San Antonio is on is the fact that Real Monarchs have won eight straight games. This is already a tie for the record of consecutive victories with the 2014 Orlando City team.

Alan Gordon making the most of a bench role in Colorado

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Alan Gordon is on a bit of a hot streak.

The Colorado Rapids' backup forward has the winning goal in each of their last two games and both came in the dying minutes of the game. The first of them was a header against Columbus Crew in the 86th minute of play that barely snuck inside the far post.

Midday Ticker: Lozano completes PSV move, Modric under perjury investigation, and more

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Hirving Lozano is taking a temporary leave of absence from the Mexican National Team in order to complete his move to PSV Eindhoven. He plans to return to the team in time for their next match against New Zealand on Tuesday in Sochi. (REPORT)

Croatia captain Luka Modric is the target of a perjury investigation.

Ghana trio withheld from USMNT friendly

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The upcoming U.S. Men's National Team friendly against Ghana will surely be hotly contested, but some missing players may remove a bit of the sting.

The Ghana Football Association stated that West Ham, Swansea City, and Leicester City have requested the exclusion of Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, and Daniel Amartey respectively, reports KweseESPN.

Confederations Cup Rewind: Germany cruises to win, Mexico ties Portugal and more

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The opening round of group stage play gave us plenty of excitement and plenty of use out of video assistant referees.

Portugal and Chile each saw a goal disallowed by the use of the VAR system. Mexico earned a draw with a thrilling late goal. Meanwhile, the Russian hosts cruised to an opening win and Germany scored three goals on their way to three points.

USL Week 12 Rewind: Drogba nets two, Rochester keeps winning, Louisville rolls, and more

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It was a wild weekend of USL action featuring goals, streaking teams, and plenty of penalties. Seven teams in both conferences are carrying unbeaten streaks of four or more games as teams are beginning to find their grooves. Four other teams were able to register shutouts on the weekend while three teams netted three goals.

The Best of MLS Week 16: Piatti, Techera, Fire and more

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Week 16 was hotly-contested with the top dogs strutting their stuff, mixed in with a shock upset.

While the Chicago Fire upended a formerly-unbeaten New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium, Cristian Techera stole a draw for the Vancouver Whitecaps in stunning fashion.

Sounders' Roldan rising to challenge as potential USMNT call-up looms

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The next few weeks are vital for Cristian Roldan. Since his emergence throughout the Seattle Sounders' 2016 MLS Cup run, Roldan has long been trumpeted as one of the league's most underrated up-and-comers. Over the past several months, Roldan has all but fortified his spot in the heart of the team's midfield, becoming as vital a piece as any in the Sounders starting lineup.

Earthquakes' Andres Imperiale playing his way out of nightmare

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Following the arduous scoreless draw against a superior Sporting Kansas City, Andres Imperiale found himself hunched in one of the four almost-claustrophobic corners of the Earthquakes' square-shaped locker room at Avaya Stadium. In one hand a sock, in the other, an oversized plastic bag filled with chunks of ice, his face showing pain with a hint of satisfaction.

Soccer Monday: Your Running Commentary

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A quiet Monday kicks off in Russia, before traversing West into Europe and finally across the Atlantic for some USL action in the U.S.

Australia and Germany headline a slow day with an 11 a.m. kickoff in Russia. The defending World Cup champions take on the Asian Football Confederation representative in the FIFA Confederations Cup on Fox Sports 1 as the lone match of the day.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 16

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A David Villa brace pushed New York City FC to a 2-1, rain-soaked victory over the Seattle Sounders. (READ)

All three Atlanta United DPs scored en route to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew. (READ)

The Chicago Fire found their road form to defeat the New England Revolution, 2-1.

Little mistakes doom Sounders in rain-filled loss to NYCFC

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Ozzie Alonso could barely recall a game quite as rain-soaked. There was a game in Cuba that sprung to mind many years ago, one impacted by downpours nearly as much as Saturday's. Cristian Roldan recalled a game in Los Angeles where he was drenched throughout the 90 minutes.

NASL Week 12 Rewind: Miami wins again, Indy finds their first victory, and more

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Week 12 held a lot of significance for many teams in the NASL, as thirteen goals were scored throughout four matches, causing shifts in second, third, and fourth place in the league table. The league also saw a shift in the league's leading goal scorer and assist tallies.

On Friday, the Cosmos completed a comeback home victory over Puerto Rico FC, catapulting the side to fourth in the league table.

Red Bulls snap road struggles with victory at Union

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The New York Red Bulls have been two completely different teams this season. Five of their previous six victories have come at Red Bull Arena, with only one coming on the road as the Red Bulls have struggled away from the friendly confines of their home arena.

Villa looking to provide more to NYCFC after netting 50th MLS goal

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It may have taken New York City FC captain David Villa a bit longer than he would've liked to net his 50th goal in Major League Soccer. However, the 35-year-old striker likes the save his best for when it's needed most and some were not as surprised about it than most.

Report: USMNT Gold Cup kit revealed

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The U.S. Men's National Team's Gold Cup kit has leaked a bit early.

Set to be launched on July 1, the kit has been revealed early on Footy Headlines. Featuring red and navy blue hoops, the kit is set to be used exclusively at this summer's CONCACAF tournament.

The new jersey featured a star pattern hidden within the hoops while featuring stars up and down the shoulders on both arms.

Monday Kickoff: Donnarumma vs. Milan, Blatter hits out at whistleblowers and more

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Gianluigi Donnarumma continues to be surrounded by controversy following his decision not to re-sign with AC Milan.

AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone said Gianluigi Donnarumma and his agent have cost the club €100 million but added that the team would welcome the goalkeeper back should he change his mind and opt for a new deal.

Union frustrated after Jones red card leads to home defeat

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The Philadelphia Union's hopes of starting a three-game league homestand on good footing went to flames faster than a poorly constructed bonfire on Sunday night.

After failing to convert on any chances in the first half, the Union went down a man in the 53rd minute after Derrick Jones slid in with two feet and his studs up against Felipe.

Pair of late goals from BWP lift Red Bulls past 10-man Union

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CHESTER, PA Mr. Reliable may not have had the best of games, but he showed up when the New York Red Bulls needed him the most.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored a brace late in the second half to power the Red Bulls past 10-man Philadelphia 2-0 on Sunday night.

The Union went down to 10 men in the 53rd minute, when Derrick Jones was ejected for a dangerous tackle, and despite plenty of fight in the final 37 minutes, it was not to be for Jim Curtin's men.

Controversial Alessandrini equalizer saves Galaxy at home

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The seventh result of the LA Galaxy's seven-game unbeaten run was certainly a lucky one.

The Galaxy appeared set for another defeat, but a stoppage-time goal from Romain Alessandrini saved a point in the 2-2 tie with the Houston Dynamo.

Alessandrini's 94th-minute equalizer carried a ton of controversy, as he appeared to be clearly offside at the time Bradford Jamieson IV played his ball in from the right swing.

Bradley 'feels great' after busy week for TFC, USMNT

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TORONTO — Michael Bradley has accumulated plenty of frequent flyer miles over the course of the past two weeks. His journey began in Toronto and took him to Utah, Colorado, Mexico and back to Canada.

Toronto FC's 2-0 win over D.C. United was the fifth game for Bradley in the span of 22 days.

Fire finally find road form in win over Revs

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The Chicago Fire's road form has been the team's lone downfall so far this season, but Saturday's visit to Gillette Stadium proved a rare successful trip away from home.

Goals from Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac led the Fire to a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

Atlanta DPs power commanding victory over Crew

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Atlanta United broke out of a slump on Saturday night, and they did so with the help of all three of their designated players.

Atlanta ended its two-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Crew in a dominant 3-1 win at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday for its first win of June.

The home side took the advantage 16 minutes in, through an error from Josh Williams.

Spector's equalizer saves Orlando City in home draw with Impact

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Rarely does a stoppage-time equalizer against a team you should beat stir up a ton of emotion, but after the week Orlando City had, it's easy to understand the eruption of emotion after Jonathan Spector's 94th-minute goal.

Spector headed home the game-tying goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time to force a 3-3 draw between the Lions and the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

Altidore, Hamilton secure home win for TFC over D.C. United

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TORONTO It took nearly an hour to find a breakthrough, but Toronto FC managed to defeat D.C. United 2-0 at BMO Field on Saturday night.

Despite the attack's struggles, TFC eventually found the winner through Jozy Altidore, who ran onto a perfectly weighted long ball by Sebastian Giovinco before slotting past Bill Hamid.

Earthquakes, Sporting KC share points in scoreless draw

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It's never a walk in the park when Sporting Kansas City comes knocking at your door, especially when they stand atop of the Western Conference.

The depleted San Jose Earthquakes, playing with just 16 men in their squad on Saturday night, were able to overcome early obstacles and hold Sporting KC to a 0-0 at Avaya Stadium.

Late Gordon header lifts Rapids to win over Timbers

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Alan Gordon did it again.

The forward's knack for finding late goals gave the Colorado Rapids a 2-1 home victory over the Portland Timbers. It was the third straight MLS win for the Rapids and their fourth in a row at home.

Both sides traded quality chances in the opening quarter hour, but it was the Timbers striking first through Sebastian Blanco in the 17th minute.

Stunning Techera goal forces Whitecaps, FC Dallas to split points

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A stunner off the boot of Cristian Techera was just enough for the Vancouver Whitecaps to earn a home point against one of the league's elite teams on Saturday night.

The Uruguayan forward fired home a magnificent free kick late in the second half, earning the Whitecaps a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas.

Villa brace pushes NYCFC to rain-soaked win over Sounders

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The rain stopped just about everything on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Routine passes fell short and players regularly soared across the grass like a child on a Slip N' Slide.

However, the rain simply couldn't stop David Villa and, ultimately, another NYCFC home win.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Saturday's MLS action is an all-day affair.

Action begins at 1 p.m. as NYCFC faces off with the Seattle Sounders, kickstarting a long day on the MLS schedule. Saturday concludes with a late-night kickoff between the LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo, leaving plenty of options for the day's soccer viewing.

Williams arrested for alleged domestic incident, suspended by MLS

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MLS has suspended Vancouver Whitecaps defender Sheanon Williams after he was arrested and charged with assault following a domestic incident on Thursday morning.

He will be suspended indefinitely pending an investigation by the league and the Vancouver Police Department.

Williams will go under assessment in the MLS Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.

MLS Week 15: A Look Ahead

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Just like the Major League Soccer season, Saturday's 10-game slate is a marathon, not a sprint.

The MLS weekend begins with a national afternoon showcase game between New York City FC and the Seattle Sounders, and Saturday's play won't end until roughly 12 hours later. In addition to Saturday's contests, there's an intriguing match on Sunday that features Eastern Conference foes.

Arena, USMNT looking ahead to second half of 2017

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We're halfway through the 2017 calendar year, and it's already been a big one for the U.S. Men's National Team. The World Cup qualification campaign got back on track with four positive results under new head coach Bruce Arena. New players were brought into the fold and the process even began for a push to host the 2024 World Cup.

USL Week 12: A Look Ahead

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FC Cincinnati pulled off an improbable upset in the U.S. Open Cup midweek, defeating the Columbus Crew SC.

With a proposal for a new stadium, the Open Cup victory, and the massive crowds, Cincinnati should be on cloud nine. Their results in the league don't inspire the same way their off-the-field happenings do right now.

NYCFC Notes: Herrera eyes Europe, Matarrita re-injures ankle

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While his Venezuelan teammates celebrated their performance in the U20 World Cup with an excursion to Paris, 19-year old Yangel Herrera instead caught the first flight back to New York and re-connected with the first team at New York City FC.

"Before joining the national team, I felt a little distressed for leaving my club at the moment we were," said Herrera through an interpreter.

Report: Guardado agrees to join Los Angeles FC

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After a long flirt with MLS, particularly Atlanta United, Mexican international Andres Guardado is reportedly set to join a U.S.-based team, but a bit further west than expected.

Following the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, Guardado is reportedly set to join Los Angeles FC as the team's first DP, according to ESPN.

SBI's 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Preview

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We may still have one more year until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but that doesn't mean a boring summer is approaching.

Beginning Saturday, Russia will host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. This will be a debut for the hosts in this competition, as well for Chile and Portugal.

In Group A, hosts Russia will look to bounce back from a disappointing exit in last year's Euro 2016 tournament.

Larin posts apology following DUI arrest

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Following Thursday's DUI arrest, Cyle Larin took to Twitter to begin his push towards recovery.

Larin apologized via a note on social media on Friday, stating his regret for disappointing fans of both Orlando City and the Canada national team. The apology comes just one day after the arrest, which prompted MLS to requirean assessment by the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.

NASL Week 12: A Look Ahead

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This was a busy week for NASL, as three NASL teams featured in U.S. Open Cup play last Wednesday.

Miami continued their superb run of form by beating MLS opponent Orlando City, 3-1, away from home. Miami's home and away form has been excellent unbeaten in eleven matches and the team morale seems to be increasingly confident and excited.

Friday Kickoff: Ronaldo, FIFA, Donnarumma and more

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A tax investigation could send shockwaves throughout the soccer landscape.

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Real Madrid this summer following recent tax fraud allegations. Ronaldo has reportedly gone to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to state his desire to leave (REPORT)

The Swiss attorney general's office says there are 25 separate investigations into suspected corruption involving FIFA and World Cup bidding.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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While things have quieted down as we near the dog days of summer, they certainly haven't gone silent.

Leading off the weekend is the kicking off of the 2017 edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The eight-team tournament gets underway on Saturday morning with a contest between Russia and New Zealand on Fox Sports 1.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 15

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After a quiet week during the international break, MLS teams return to action in a big way with a double-week of U.S. Open Cup and MLS league play.

Those teams that were in action over the break came out with some surprising results. The Chicago Fire took down Atlanta United in a shutout victory to start off Saturday's matches, making it eight straight unbeaten for the turned-around Fire.

Red Bulls ride Royer's hot hand over rivals

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The New York Red Bulls have not defeated MLS opposition in the U.S. Open Cup since 2003. The significance of the Red Bull victory over New York City FC Wednesday night cannot be understated, nor can the man who felled their blue rival.

In his second season with the club, Daniel Royer is becoming a desperately needed complimentary piece of the Red Bull's offensive puzzle.

U.S. Open Cup Round of 16: Miami FC hosts Atlanta United, FC Cincy hosts Chicago Fire, and more

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With the Round of 16 draw officially complete, the next stage of the U.S. Open Cup features some truly intriguing match-ups

The immediate takeaway is that both Miami FC and FC Cincinnati will host their round of 16 MLS opponents in the South region, with Miami taking on Atlanta United and Cincy battling the Chicago Fire.

Despite loss, Vieira enjoys challenge against Red Bulls

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New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira enjoys the day-to-day grind and process of this project that is NYCFC. Despite the recent reports of overseas clubs wanting the former Arsenal and French legend, he's all about building this club, through the good days and the bad.

Adams gains praise in return to New York Red Bulls

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Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup game did not just mark progression to the next round at the expense of rival New York City FC for the New York Red Bulls. The match also saw the return of Tyler Adams, fresh off an impressive run at the U-20 World Cup in South Korea where the U.

Report: Klinsmann firing cost U.S. Soccer $6.2 million

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While nobody can argue that the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann and return of Bruce Arena as U.S. Men's National Team head coach has been anything but a success on the field, U.S. Soccer's checkbook is certainly feeling a bit of pain.

According to a document from the 2017 USSF Annual General Meeting, firing Klinsmann cost the federation about $6.

Reports: Orlando City star Cyle Larin arrested for DUI

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Arrest reports indicate that Orlando City forward Cyle Larin was arrested for DUI early Thursday morning, reports WESH/NBC Orlando.

Larin, who did not participate in Orlando City's U.S. Open Cup loss to Miami FC on Wednesday, was pulled over on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando after reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road.

With blowout win, Vermes reaffirms Open Cup is a priority for Sporting KC

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Several managers of front-running MLS teams like Sporting Kansas City might have looked to rotate the squad during this week's midweek US Open Cup slate, especially with a West Coast road trip looming.

Not Peter Vermes. A 4-0 U.S. Open Cup win over Minnesota United FC on Wednesday at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, reaffirmed his team's priority of the competition.

Hard work pays off for Epps in first professional start

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When Fabian Herbers went down with an injury on May 20, the Philadelphia Union needed another winger to step into the void on the depth chart.

Marcus Epps has taken full advantage of the opportunity in the last few weeks in training during the international break. The rookie from South Florida rewarded the Union on Wednesday with a goal in his standout performance during their 3-1 U.

Thursday Kickoff: Terry, Jesus, Costa and more

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A surprise club is looking to sign John Terry while a young forward is expected to be bound for the U.S. for preseason this summer.

Harry Redknapp says Birmingham City has made a "good offer" to sign John Terry. (REPORT)

Gabriel Jesus will be a part of Manchester City's tour of the U.

U.S. Open Cup Rewind: FC Cincinnati, Miami FC, Sacramento Republic upset MLS sides

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Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup action saw a trio of lower league teams upset their MLS opponents. FC Cincinnati triumphed in the first ever derby clash with the Columbus Crew. Miami FC cruised through in-state rivals Orlando City. Sacramento Republic also made shockingly easy work of MLS bottom feeders Real Salt Lake.

Midday Ticker: Premier League schedule revealed, Bayern sign Tolisso, and more

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Though the season may have ended only a month ago, the next season of the Premier League is already in sight.

The fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season is out, with play commencing on August 13. The season ends on May 13, 2018. (REPORT)

The Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, have made their fourth signing of the summer, adding French talent Corentin Tolisso from Lyon.

Octavio Zambrano not scared of playing youth ahead of first Gold Cup with Canada

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With Anthony Jackson-Hamel scoring the game-winning goal on Tuesday night's friendly and Alphonso Davies making his first strides in red and white, Canada's youth is not something to deny. Octavio Zambrano, in his first game at the helm of the Canadian men's national team, isn't scared to let them play either.

A look at the Hex standings after latest qualifying matches

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The Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying is more than halfway complete after the June round of matches, and now the race for Russia is truly on, especially at the bottom half of the table.

Mexico and Costa Rica have separated themselves from the pack, as both have eclipsed the double-digit threshold in points.

SBI Question of the Day: Which uncapped dual-national will help USMNT most?

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For years, the U.S. Men's National Team has been built around dual-nationals. Players like Fabian Johnson, John Brooks and Jermaine Jones have been key members of the USMNT for some time.

Now, another talented crop of dual-nationals is getting closer to making their own switches.

Arena expecting 'very few' first team regulars to join USMNT for Gold Cup

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The upcoming Gold Cup is ceratainly about new faces and experimentation, and Bruce Arena reiterated that he expects to see plenty of both when the U.S. Men's National Team takes the field at this summer's tournament.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Arena said he expects few first choice players to join the USMNT for the Gold Cup, which runs from July 7-26.

World Cup 2018 kicks off one year from today

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A lot can change in a year. Players and teams can rise or fall within 365 calendar days as the soccer world is seemingly always moving at breakneck speed.

That said, we are exactly one year away from the start of the 2018 World Cup.

In just 365 days, Russia will kick off the 2018 World Cup in Moscow, beginning the latest edition of the world's biggest tournament.

Jackson-Hamel's late goal gives Canada late friendly win over Curacao

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The Canadian national team was back in Montreal for the first time since 2007 on Tuesday night. In front of a sparse crowd, the Octavio Zambrano era began with a 2-1 late win in a friendly match against Curacao.

The winning goal came on a truly unusual play created by a penalty called against Curacao.

Stefan Frei receives U.S. citizenship

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There are still some hurdles to clear before he ever represents the U.S. Men's National Team, but Stefan Frei took a big step on Tuesday by becoming an American citizen.

Frei tweeted on Tuesday that he has officially passed his U.S. citizenship test.

Tuesday U.S. Open Cup Rewind: D.C. United tops Christos, Sounders beat Timbers and more

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The fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup began on Tuesday with three matches featuring four MLS teams.

Christos FC, the only amateur club remaining in the tournament, managed to push a goal across against D.C. United before finally capitulating late in the match.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Panama draws Honduras, Ticos down T&T

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For most of the second-half in Panama City, it looked like Honduras were going to earn their first qualifying victory over Panama since 2000.

However, Roman Torres had other ideas as the Seattle Sounders defender scored a 90th-minute equalizer to earn the hosts a point, in Tuesday's 2-2 home draw.

Wednesday Kickoff: 'Chicharito' linked with Lyon, Mbappe sorting through options and more

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One experienced star is linked with a move to France while one French star is taking time to sort out a potential summer move.

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez's agent says Olympique Lyon has yet to make contact over a potential move. The agent's client list also includes Carlos Vela, who has also been linked with the French club.

MLS Ticker: Schweinsteiger 'happy' to remain with Fire, Oyongo out remainder of season, and more

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It has been only four months since Bastian Schweinsteiger's arrival in Chicago as the Fire's latest designated player, and the former World Cup winner is already unsure if his future rests in MLS after the end of what has been a successful first season.

The SBI View: U.S. Open Cup feels stale, boring with regional schedule

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The fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup begins on Tuesday, and unfortunately for the competition, the stage where Major League Soccer teams arrive comes with little intrigue.

A full complement of factors has gone against the Open Cup in recent years as the tournament tries to gain traction among soccer fans and the mainstream sports scene.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Ticos host T&T, Honduras visits Panama

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The current batch of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches didn't end on Sunday in Mexico City. The other four countries involved in the Hexagonal round will take to the field around the same time on Tuesday night in Panama City and San Jose.

Costa Rica can move into sole possession of second place with a win or draw against bottom feeders Trinidad and Tobago.

Midday Ticker: Moreno to Roma, Salcedo loaned to Frankfurt and more

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Two Mexican international center backs are on the move.

First off, it's Hector Moreno transferring from PSV Eindhoven to AS Roma. He is Roma's first new signing under recently hired sporting director Monchi. (REPORT)

The other Mexican defender on the move is Carlos Salcedo.

U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round: A Look Ahead

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The Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup begins on Tuesday as MLS teams join the fray.

Many of the top tier teams are well rested after the international break, but do have league matches coming up this weekend. As always, look for giant slayings as the lower league clubs get their shot at the big boys.

SBI Question of the Day: Which young USMNT goalkeeper is the most exciting prospect?

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The U.S. Men's National Team has seemingly always possessed a talented crop of goalkeepers. From legends like Brad Friedel, Tony Meola and Kasey Keller to current stars Tim Howard and Brad Guzan, the goalkeeping position has long been a spot of strength for the U.S.

With Howard and Guzan's careers winding down, though, the U.

Schalke academy coach full of praise for McKennie, Wright

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Weston McKennie and Haji Wright got a taste of first team action with Schalke towards the end of the season, and the club's academy c0ach says the duo should expect to have many more tastes of senior-level soccer in the years to come.

Schalke academy coach Norbert Elgert was full of praise for the American duo as well as fellow academy productLuke Hemmerich.

NASL Week 11 Rewind: Miami win again, Jacksonville back on track and more

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Week 11 saw fourteen goals scored over four weekend fixtures, as teams kept pace in the title race.

Miami FC registered asixth win in seven matches with a victory over FC Edmonton, the Jacksonville Armada completed a 4-1 rout over Indy Eleven, the San Francisco Deltas stayed undefeated on the road with a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico FC, and North Carolina FC fought against the New York Cosmos to a 2-2 draw.

Report: Gonzalez officially files paperwork for USMNT switch

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One of the closest watched storylines heading into the CONCACAF Gold Cup may be settled before the U.S. Men's National Team begins camp in Nashville on June 25.

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, who is wanted by the USMNT and Mexico has officially submitted the paperwork for his one-time switch to the American side according to Fox Sports.

Marsch suspended for U.S. Open Cup match against NYCFC

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After the Red Bulls completed their penultimate training session before Wednesday's clash with New York City FC in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, head coach Jesse Marsch was anticipating the first of four matches in a 10-week period with their cross-river rivals.

Tuesday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Griezmann, Buffon and more

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Two of La Liga's biggest stars headline Tuesday's news.

After confirming that he was set to stay with the club, Antoine Griezmann made his Atletico Madrid stay official by signing a new deal with the club. (REPORT)

Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of tax evasion after allegedly defrauding authorities of $16 million.

USMNT Notes: Bradley's wondergoal, goalkeeping situation and more

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There have been some memorable moments scattered throughout the U.S. Men's National Team's history with Mexico. On Sunday, Michael Bradley created another with what might just be the best goal the rivalry has ever seen.

Just several minutes into Sunday's match, Michael Bradley stepped into the midfield to pick off a pass from Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez.

USMNT feeling confident, but not comfortable, after draw against Mexico

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Upon the departure of Jurgen Klinsmann, things seemed very bleak for the U.S. Men's National Team's hopes of a successful qualification campaign.

After qualifying for the Hex, Klinsmann's squad opened with a very tough pair of matches against Mexico in Columbus and on the road against Costa Rica.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 15

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The international schedule provided an abbreviated week of MLS action with only three games for the entire weekend.

First, the Chicago Fire extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 2-0 win over Atlanta United thanks to goals from Luis Solignac and Nemanja Nikolic.

Arena tactics work to perfection in tie with Mexico

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When Bruce Arena began his second tenure in January, he was given one simple task: get the U.S. Men's National Team to Russia and the 2018 World Cup. At the time, it was an uphill battle. Winless through two World Cup qualifying games, the U.S. was at the bottom of the Hexagonal table, low on confidence and even lower on points.

Frustrated Sporting KC point to Impact's defensive mentality

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To Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes, the worst thing about dropping two points at home to a shorthanded Montreal Impact was that everyone could see it coming.

"They scored a goal because of a mistake on us, not because of a great play by them," Vermes said.

USMNT 1, Mexico 1: The SBI Breakdown

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Even the most optimistic followers of the U.S. Men's National Team knew that Sunday was going to be a tough one. Heading to the Estadio Azteca is always a challenge. Doing so on short rest against an in-form Mexico team? It's CONCACAF's version of a video game final boss.

With seven new starters, the U.

Gonzalez praises Arena's preparation, criticizes Klinsmann

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Omar Gonzalez admitted that he was one of several U.S. Men's National Team players surprised to hear Bruce Arena wanted to revert back to a three-at-the-back system against Mexico. After being battered by El Tri while playing a similar formation back in the fall, there was an obvious hesitation towards giving it another go at the Azteca.

Monday Kickoff: Reus sets sights on 2018, Costa still wants Atletico move, and more

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One oft-injured star's return timetable has been confirmed while one of the game's top forwards continues to push towards a new club.

Marco Reus will officially be out until 2018 after suffering yet another knee injury. (REPORT)

Diego Costa says he could still join Atletico Madrid despite the club's transfer ban by joining a different club on loan until January.

Highlights: USMNT 1, Mexico 1

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Sunday WCQ Rewind: Iceland edges Croatia, Spain tops Macedonia and more

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For most of Sunday's match in Reykjavik, it looked like Croatia and Iceland would have to settle for a point apiece.

Hordur Magnusson had other ideas prior to stoppage time, scoring the breakthrough for the hosts in a 1-0 victory. The wingback finished off Gylfi Sigurdsson's cross into the upper part of the goal, which drew the hosts level on points with group-leading Croatia.

England seals first U-20 World Cup crown with win over Venezuela

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For the first time in FIFA's U-20 World Cup 40-year existence, England was crowned the tournament's champion.

The Three Lions edged an inspired Venezuela, 1-0, at Suwon World Cup Stadium early Sunday morning. An even bout from the first whistle, Sunday's match offered a handful of opportunities for both sides.

USMNT seals valuable point in tie with Mexico

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The U.S. Men's National Team was playing with house money on Sunday, knowing any sort of result would simply be a bonus following a big win on Thursday. Despite being pinned back for large stretches, the U.S. sealed that bonus in the form of a vital point.

Michael Bradley's early stunner gave the U.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Geoff Cameron

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U.S. Men's National Team manager Bruce Arena turned plenty of heads when his starting XI was released on Sunday evening. One of the biggest alterations that stood out was a three-man back line featuring Geoff Cameron, Tim Ream and Omar Gonzalez.

USMNT vs. Mexico: Your Live Commentary

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Bruce Arena vowed there would be changes to the U.S. Men's National Team lineup, and there definitely are. In fact, Arena made seven switches from Thursday's squad that knocked off Trinidad and Tobago 2-0.

Christian Pulisic, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron and DeAndre Yedlin are the only holdovers from the home victory on Thursday night.

Saturday WCQ Rewind: England salvages point at Scotland, Germany cruises, and more

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In the must-watch match of the day in UEFA World Cup Qualifying, England used a 93rd-minute equalizer from Harry Kane to salvage a point at Scotland.

Gareth Southgate's side saw a second-half lead slip in a matter of minutes thanks to a three-minute brace from Scottish striker Leigh Griffiths.

Press scores to lift USWNT over Norway

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The U.S. Women's National Team wrapped up their tour of Scandinavia with another 1-0 victory, this time courtesy of Christen Press at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord, Norway.

The USWNT's goal came in the second half, when captain Becky Sauerbrunn sent a long pass Press' way from behind the halfway line.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Mexico?

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The U.S. Men's National Team took care of business against Trinidad & Tobago. They earned all three points and put themselves in a good position halfway through World Cup qualifying.

Any points earned in Mexico are a bonus, and, despite the team's history, the U.

Impact defy odds to secure road point from Sporting KC

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Ravaged by international absences, the Montreal Impact faceda tough task against an unbeaten-at-home Sporting KC. Instead, a lackluster lineup stood strong to claim a road point Saturday night at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Substitute Matteo Mancosu played the hero for the Impact in the 1-1 draw.

Adi double lifts Timbers over FC Dallas

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The Portland Timbers leaped up the table and over FC Dallas after defeating the Texas team, 2-0, thanks to a double from striker Fanendo Adi.

The Timbers dominated the first half, controlling possession and shots. FC Dallas looked like a team trying to find its rhythm to varying results.

USMNT vs. Mexico: What to Watch For

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You generally know how a match between the U.S. Men's National Team and Mexico will look. It will be physical and, at times, downright nasty. There will be confrontations and scuffles. There will be hard tackles and late bumps.

Every match feels special, and Sunday's will be no different.

Fire extend unbeaten run with win over slumping Atlanta United

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The Chicago Fire showed a quick memory after last weekend's scoreless draw in Orlando.

Veljko Paunovic's side used a goal in each half at Toyota Park on Saturday to defeat visiting Atlanta United, 2-0.

Both sides had early chances to take the lead as Matt Polster saw his ninth-minute header saved for the hosts, while Yamil Asad also saw his header saved for the visitors.

Friday WCQ Rewind: Sweden shocks France, Belgium eases past Estonia, and more

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The sixth round of UEFA World Cup Qualifiers kicked off with a bang on Friday as two favorites to win Group A squared off in Stockholm.

Sweden used a late blunder by French keeper Hugo Lloris, to defeat the visitors 2-1 at Friends Arena. A poorclearance by the Tottenham keeper allowed Ola Toivonen to score the game winner from 35+ yards out in stoppage time.

MLS Week 15: A Look Ahead

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A trio of matches take center-stage this weekend across Major League Soccer with most teams off on bye weeks.

With the international break in full swing, teams will be a bit weakened, but there are still some interesting matchups on the schedule.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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It's an international weekend in the soccer calendar. World Cup Qualifying takes center stage as UEFA and CONCACAF continue to pave their roads to Russia. Meanwhile, only three games are scheduled in MLS next to a full slate of NASL and USL matches.

USL Week 11: A Look Ahead

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Didier Drogba is set to steal headlines this weekend in his debut for Phoenix Rising FC as they take on Vancouver Whitecaps 2.

While the 39 year-old Ivorian will steal some of the spotlight, the game of the weekend might be in New Jersey on Sunday afternoon. The fourth place New York Red Bulls II welcome third place Louisville City FC.

'Exceptional' Nagbe continues to thrive in playmaking role

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Darlington Nagbe has been told by his manager and teammates to be more selfish moving forward for the U.S. Men's National Team. The Portland Timbers man carries exquisite skill at his feet and it shows with every minute he plays for the red, white and blue.

Although Christian Pulisic received all the publicity for scoring the opener against Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday night, it was Nagbe who set up the opening tally with a terrific run through midfield before dumping the ball off to DeAndre Yedlin, who then fed Pulisic in front of goal.

Pulisic provides another big-game performance to lift USMNT

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There's still a quiet hesitation when it comes to Christian Pulisic. U.S. Soccer has been down this road, seen talented youngsters come and go. But, each and every time Pulisic takes the field, it becomes quite clear that the U.S. Men's National Team has never seen anything like him.

NYCFC Notes: Vieira reflects on fan incident, Herrera shines and more

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At first glance you could mistake them for Jesse March's secret service at New York Red Bull home matches. Vince and Vance Moss are twin brothers. They are medical surgeons in their mid-40's war heroes who have served multiple tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

NASL Week 11: Look Ahead

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The past week was busy for the NASL, as the New York Cosmos squared off against FC Edmonton in midweek play and a Jacksonville Armada regular feature prominently in international action.

On Wednesday, FC Edmonton captured a crucial 4-2 win away from home against the New York Cosmos. The game was action-packed, with the Eddies responding to first-half stoppage time goal from Irvin Herrera with four unanswered goals in the second half.

USMNT 2, T&T 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Thursday night wasn't exactly what Bruce Arena would have drawn up. At times, the U.S. Men's National Team was stagnant, uninspired, as they attacked a bunkered down Trinidad & Tobago.

Regardless of the missteps, mistakes and missed chances, job done.

Highlights: USMNT 2, Trindad & Tobago 0

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Friday Kickoff: Sanchez not thinking of club future, Lozano unaware of Man City links and more

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One big star isn't looking towards his club future while one of Mexico's brightest prospects says he is unaware of any potential big move.

Alexis Sanchez says he is focused on the Confederations Cup while he lets his agent handle his club future. (REPORT)

Mexico star Hirving Lozano says he was unaware of reported links to Manchester City.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Christian Pulisic

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The youngest member of the U.S. Men's National team continues to step up when the team needs him most.

After a dreary first-half performance from the U.S., Christian Pulisic fired a pair of second half goals, leading the U.S. to a 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico eases past Honduras, Costa Rica shares points with Panama

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Mexico remains on cruise control heading into Sunday's match with the U.S. Men's National team.

El Tri continued the team's unbeaten run in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying by easing past Honduras, 3-0, on Thursday evening. In preparation to face the rival USMNT at the Estadio Azteca on Sunday night, Juan Carlos Osorio's side were looking for a positive result to stay on top of the group.

Pulisic's second-half double eases USMNT past T&T

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The U.S. Men's National Team took care of business on Thursday, and it was the team's present and future star that proved the savior.

The 18-year-old phenom wrote the latest chapter in the growing early chapters of his legacy in the 2-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday night in the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

The SBI View: USMNT should welcome Pulisic's bold leadership

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Christian Pulisic is a brilliant talent with confidence flowing out of every ounce of his body.

The 18-year-old has also never stepped foot into the cauldron that is the Estadio Azteca.

Fresh off his two-goal performance in the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday, Pulisic made a bold declaration in his postgame interview with Fox Sports 1.

United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago: Your Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team begins a massive four-day stretch in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Thursday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park against Trinidad and Tobago.

Midday Ticker: Zlatan expected to depart Man United, Ederson signs with Man City, and more

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A promising star arrives in Manchester, while another is expected to pack his bags an continue his legacy elsewhere.

After a 17-goal debut year at the Theatre of Dreams tainted by a late injury, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is projected to be rejected an extension with Manchester United. (REPORT)

Manchester City have officially signed Ederson from Benfica, the 23-year-old Brazilian joins City on a six-year deal.

Lavelle, USWNT earn revenge against Sweden

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The U.S. Women's National Team earned a measure of revenge on Thursday afternoon, as they managed to topple Sweden for the first time in four tries, and in the first meeting between the two since the American's shocking Olympics exit.

It was relative newcomer Rose Lavelle who proved the difference maker, as the midfielder scored her second goal in her fifth cap to break the deadlock in the 56th minute after a scoreless first half.

U-20 WC Rewind: Venezuela tops Uruguay, England bests Italy

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The semifinals are in the book and the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals are set with a match between an up and coming CONMEBOL team and a UEFA regular.

Venezuela was taken into extra time for the second straight match after their quarterfinals win over the U.S. U-20s, but it took penalties to overcome South American rivals Uruguay.

Jones, Trusty ready to make impact with Union after U-20 World Cup

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Derrick Jones' 2017 has been all about seizing the opportunity, and it's a theme his Philadelphia Union and U.S. U20 Men's National Team teammate Auston Trusty followed over the last few weeks as well.

Jones started the Major League Soccer campaign in the Union starting lineup due to Alejandro Bedoya's positioning further up the field.

The SBI View: NASL needs to solve own problems before backing the new NISA

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A new division three league is coming to the U.S. Soccer pyramid, and it has some lofty aims.

The National Independent Soccer Association is beginning play in 2018 with some very ambitious goals. They want 8-10 teams for their first year and 14-16 for their second. Eventually, they want 24 teams nationwide and a promotion/relegation partnership with the NASL and NPSL, according to the Midfield Press.

USMNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago: What To Watch For

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There's a major focus on the big picture when it comes to the U.S. Men's National Team. The next two games are vital to World Cup qualifying hopes, and it's easy to get caught up in everything going on throughout CONCACAF's qualifying process.

But, before the U.

Danny Barbir released by West Brom

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One American defender will be on the move after being released, though his destination remains unknown for the time being.

West Bromwich Albion, in an official team announcement, confirmed the release of American defender Danny Barbir. While announcing the re-signing of young players, Barbir and 12 others found themselves on the wrong side of renewals, as the team declined to keep them on the roster.

UEFA WCQ Preview: Iceland hosts Croatia, England travels to Scotland, and more

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UEFA World Cup Qualifying resumes this weekend with several nations looking for important results in their fight to stay alive.Two matches this weekend will feature the current group leaders against the second-place side, while rivalries will renew elsewhere.

Group I leaders Croatia faces a sneaky road match on Sunday at second-place Iceland in Reykjavik.

Donovan: Dempsey 'much more impressive' while approaching USMNT goal record

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Former U.S. Men's National Team star Landon Donovan is fiercely competitive, but even he has to admit that long-time teammate Clint Dempsey's run towards his all-time goalscoring record has been incredibly impressive.

Donovan heaped praise onto Dempsey, who is just one goal shy of the former's all-time USMNT record, stating that the circumstances of Demspey's run to the record make it that much more special, he told Goal.

USMNT not looking past important World Cup qualifier against T&T

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It's easy to look ahead, especially with the current circumstances. Before taking on the region's elite and the team's fiercest rival, the U.S. Men's National Team is set to square off with last-place Trinidad & Tobago for a match in which they will be highly favored.

Thursday Kickoff: Messi discusses Barcelona future, Costa to leave Chelsea and more

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One star committed his future to his current club while another looks set for a move out.

After reportedly signing a new contract extension, Lionel Messi says he dreams of finishing his career at Barcelona. (REPORT)

Diego Costa says he received a text message from Antonio Conte telling him he wasn't in Chelsea's plans for next season.

New-look Canada prepares for Gold Cup, Curaçao friendly in Montreal

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It will be a different Canadian men's national team that will walk into the 2017 Gold Cup. A new face in head coach Octavio Zambrano and a younger squad show a shift in the national team, which is training in Laval, on Montreal's north shore. But before this, Canada will have a rendez-vous with Curaçao at Stade Saputo on June 13.

USMNT forwards ready to step up if called upon against T&T, Mexico

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The U.S. Men's National Team's depth at the forward position is as good as its been in quite some time. It's an interesting mix of players, each bringing a different skill set and level of experience to the table.

With two World Cup qualifiers coming in a four-day span, Bruce Arena will likely rely on each of those forwards, taking full advantage of depth for two games that will require very different tactics.

New Earthquakes president looking to spend intelligently on new signings

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SAN JOSE MLS teams don't often appoint a former English Premier League executive as their team's new president. The Premier League is a league with lavish spending that boasts the illusion of unlimited cash, far different to tight salary cap restrains in America.

For the San Jose Earthquakes, appointing Tom Fox as successor to Dave Kaval's seven-year tenure as president comes at a time when the club is set open their pockets for the summer transfer window.

SBI Question of the Day: Which USMNT forward should sit vs. T&T?

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The U.S. Men's National Team embarks on a difficult two-game stretch in four days starting on Thursday night against Trinidad and Tobago at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

USMNT manager Bruce Arena has a few important decisions to make involving his starting XI due to the quick turnaround at altitude.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 14

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Several shocking results highlighted the Major League Soccer scoreboard this past weekend, which saw numerous changes in the Power Rankings.

Toronto FC found themselves victims of a surprising upset, and the Chicago Fire could only manage a scoreless draw against nine-man Orlando City, leaving FC Dallas as the only one of the top three to earn a win over the weekend.

Who should the USMNT start against Trinidad & Tobago?

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Bruce Arena has much to think about over the next few days. The U.S. Men's National Team faces two of the biggest matches of the World Cup qualifying cycle in rapid succession while battling short rest and altitude along the way. There will no doubt be some shuffling required from Arena, who is charged with helping further the USMNT's World Cup push with results over the next few days.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Mexico faces Honduras, Costa Rica takes on Panama

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The fifth matchday in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying is upon us. As the Hex reaches its halfway point, the top of the table looks to extend their lead on automatic qualification, while the cluttered third through sixth place positions try to separate themselves.

Lozano, Peralta, Torres headline Mexico provisional 40-man Gold Cup roster

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With only 30 days until the 2017 Gold Cup kicks off here, another CONCACAF nation recently announced their preliminary 40-man roster for the competition.

Juan Carlos Osorio's Mexico squad may look a little different from expected, with the nation also taking place in the FIFA Confederations Cup later in Russia.

Pulisic: Presence of father, trust of Tuchel crucial to development

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Many young American players have tried and failed to make a jump to European soccer. So when one successfully makes it big, all eyes focus on finding out what helped that player make it where others have fallen short.

For Christian Pulisic, the answer comes in the form of his father and his former coach at Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel, Pulisic told Goal.

Yarbrough renews contract with Club Leon

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A U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper has signed a new contract.

William Yarbrough has agreed to a new contract with Club Leon of Liga MX, according to esportes.mx. The 28 year old Mexican-American has agreed to an extension with the team, where he's played since 2013, that will keep him in Mexico for the next four years.

National Independent Soccer Association set to launch in 2018

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Peter Wilt, founder of the Chicago Fire and de facto ruler of lower division soccer in America, announced his intention to form a new NASL-affiliated Division 3 league earlier in the year. Those plans now seem to be reaching fruition.

Wilt announced that the National Independent Soccer Association would launch in 2018 in an interview with Midfield Press.

Wednesday Kickoff: Big offers for Mbappe, Chelsea eyes Bonucci and more

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Offers have begun to roll in for one of the brightest prospects in the game.

Two clubs have reportedly made bids over €100 million for Monaco star Kylian Mbappe. (REPORT)

Chelsea is reportedly interested in making a move for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci. (REPORT)

Mario Balotelli's agent says the forward could sign for Borussia Dortmund.

Beckham land purchase approved, stadium opening advanced to 2020

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David Beckham has cleared another legal hurdle in his quest to bring MLS to Miami.

Miami-Dade County Commissioners have approved the sale of the last tract of land needed to build his Overtown stadium by a 9-4 vote. The two sides now have a year to negotiate the numerous permits and other paperwork needed to finalize the sale of the land, which is seen as a formality at this point in the process.

Davies, Larin, headline Canada provisional 40-man Gold Cup roster

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The Canadian Soccer Association has announced its 40-man provisional Gold Cup roster, and among the inclusions is an end to many fans' anticipations.

In the 40-man roster, dominated as usual by players from the Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC, and Montreal Impact, is talented Whitecaps youngster Alphonso Davies.

Midday Ticker: Lukaku to depart Everton, Pepe leaving Real Madrid, and more

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Romelu Lukaku is expected to leave Everton over the summer and reports indicate he has reached an "agreement" with an unnamed Premier League club. The Belgian international striker said today that staying with the Merseyside club is not an option and that he knows what his future holds. He told reporters, "I know what's happening.

USL Week 11: A Midweek Look Ahead

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Midweek USL action is in full swing as teams are beginning to catch up on their games in hand.

Each USL match in the midweek slate will feature video assistant referees' which will be worth watching given the number of penalties that are given in each game. The headline match will see the Energy take on Phoenix Rising on Tuesday night.

MLS Ticker: Plata to Liga MX?, Vieira commits future to NYCFC, and more

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Real Salt Lake has easily been one of, if not the worst team in Major League Soccer this season.

However, Joao Plata has been a bright spot for Mike Petke's side, who currently have 14 points through their opening 16 matches this season. Plata, 25, has two goals and two assists in 12 appearances this season.

SBI MLS Player of the Month: Nemanja Nikolic

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The Chicago Fire are challenging for the top of the Eastern Conference and recently went on a four game winning run. Now, their best player is picking up plenty of individual recognition.

With six goals in as many games, Fire forward Nemanja Nikolic is the SBI MLS Player of the Month for May.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Toronto FC

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MLS Cup certainly isn't won in the month of May, but you can set the framework to be a contender during the third month of the regular season.

Toronto FC boasted plenty of strengths, including its depth, during an eight-game unbeaten run that ran for some of April and all of May, helping the club earn honors as SBI MLS Team of the Month.

Johnson feeling comfortable in familiar position ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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The key for Fabian Johnson is comfort, and the U.S. Men's National Team winger is feeling both comfortable and confident heading into this week's World Cup qualifiers. That comfort is essential for a player that has been shifted every which way throughout a variety of USMNT lineups, but Johnson isn't mistaking any of that comfort for complacency as he adjusts to a new system and a new coach.

SBI Rookie of the Month: Julian Gressel

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With three months gone in the Major League Soccer regular season, a frontrunner is starting to emerge in the Rookie of the Year race.

Atlanta United's Julian Gressel continued his terrific season with a brilliant month of May. The Providence product scored twice and assisted on two other goals to earn SBI Rookie of the Month honors.

10 players who should've been on the USMNT preliminary Gold Cup roster

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Even with 40 players to choose from, the U.S. Men's National Team's preliminary Gold Cup roster was bound to have some exclusions. The pool is too deep and there are too many situations and scenarios to consider ahead of this summer's tournament.

Many of the exclusions are straight-forward.

Wagner agrees to stay at Huddersfield Town ahead of Premier League campaign

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David Wagner and Huddersfield Town booked their Premier League spot with a thrilling victory in the Promotion Playoff, and it now appears that the manager will officially join his team when it makes the jump up to the top flight.

According to Wagner's agent,John Morris of Key Sports, the former U.

Tuesday Kickoff: Dortmund hires Bosz, Torres linked with Queretaro and more

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Christian Pulisic has a new manager while one star could be on his way to Liga MX.

After leading Ajax to the Europa League final, Peter Bosz has been named manager of Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

Fernando Torres is reportedly in "very advanced" talks with Mexican club Queretaro. (REPORT)

Manchester United has reportedly shifted focus to signing Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata.

Brooks questionable for upcoming World Cup qualifier due to injury

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When asked if John Brooks was set to be available for the U.S. Men's National Team's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago, Bruce Arena kept his answer simple.

"I don't know."

The defender, who recently completed a big-money move to Wolfsburg, is questionable for Thursday's qualifier against T&T due to a bruised right quad.

Arena: Klinsmann call-ups had 'no consistency'

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Jurgen Klinsmann is back in U.S. Men's National Team news once again, this time due to criticism of his call-ups by current coach Bruce Arena.

Arena was critical of Klinsmann's call-up strategies, or lack thereof, during the German's time in charge of the USMNT, claiming that his predecessor cast too wide of a net and didn't have enough consistency in his call-ups, reports Goal.

Midday Ticker: Cheick Tiote passes away, van Dijk calls for Liverpool move, and more

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The soccer world mourns the loss of one of its own, after an apparent cardiac arrest cuts a former Newcastle United's defensive midfielder life tragically short.

Beijing Enterprises' 30-year-old midfielder Cheick Tiote sadly passed away after collapsing on the field during training, leaving behind his wife and their three children.

A look at players with the most to gain on the Gold Cup roster

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The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup will serve many purposes for U.S. Men's National Team manager Bruce Arena, but the biggest is getting an extended look at new faces and those on the fringe of the first team.

Arena took the first step toward Gold Cup preparations on Saturday, when U.S. Soccer released the provisional 40-man roster for the tournament.

U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team: The SBI Breakdown

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At the end of the day, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team simply came up against a better team. There are few ways to spin it. Venezuela is and was, by all measures, the superior team for 90 minutes and beyond in Sunday's quarterfinal clash.

Sometimes, you just run into better teams. It happens, but all you can do in those scenarios is give yourself a chance to win.

U-20 WC Rewind: England edges Mexico, Italy tops Zambia

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The quarterfinals have officially ended at the U-20 World Cup, and after many goals and a couple of red cards, two more nations booked their spots in the semifinals.

Italy played with ten men for a majority of the match, yet still beat Zambia thanks to a winner in extra time. In the other quarterfinal, England's one goal was enough to see off Mexico, despite also picking up a red card.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 14

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The hottest team in the league was cooled-off by an unexpected challenger in week 14 of MLS action.

Diego Valeri notched a brace to power the Portland Timbers to a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. (READ)

Two late goals saw New York City FC come back to defeat the Philadelphia Union, 2-1.

The Best of MLS Week 14: Lamah, Plata, Revs and more

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Week 14 was all about the home teams in Major League Soccer as 12 wins and three draws were recorded by those in their home stadiums over the last few days.

Out of the home domination sprung some incredible performances, including one that was close to making league history in Texas.

Here's a look at who the SBI staff thought shined the brightest in Week 14:

Player of the Week

Roland Lamah scored the second-fastest hat-trick in MLS history on Saturday night in FC Dallas' trouncing of Real Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium.

USL Week 11 Rewind: Real Monarchs top the East, Rhinos find their rhythm, and more

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This week, the Western Conference got a new leader in Real Monarchs SLC.

The Monarchs are on an opposite path from their MLS counterparts Real Salt Lake. While the MLS team has struggled this season, the USL side is flourishing. The Monarchs sit at 10-1-0 on the season, are now on a seven-game winning streak, and went top of table, tied with unbeaten San Antonio FC at 9-0-3, with a game in hand.

U.S. U-20s see World Cup dream end with loss to 'tough' Venezuela team

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team entered Sunday's match feeling confident. Set for the toughest test of their U-20 World Cup, the U.S. truly felt like they were nearing something special. They would be tested, sure, but the young group of Americans had belief.

That test, a quarterfinal match with Venezuela proved too great, too tall.

Sporting KC keeps defense intact for home win over Minnesota United

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What looked like an emergency earlier in the week ended with a dominant Sporting KC victory Saturday afternoon at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting KC, backed by league-leading defenders Ike Opara and Matt Besler, earned a 3-0 victory and sixth home shutout on the season.

Impact’s DP partnership blooms in win over Red Bulls

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Before Montreal Impact fans could even celebrate their 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls Saturday night, they all had Patrice Bernier's health on their minds.

In a play with Sacha Kljestan, the Impact captain ended up pushed off the field and fell heavily inside his team's dugout.

NASL Week 10 Rewind: Miami keep rolling, Puerto Rico find a win, and more

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Week 10 felt decisive, as a number of NASL teams made a point with their results this weekend. While the table is still in contest right now, it may not be for much longer.

Miami continued to make their case for the best team in division two with a shutout victory over the Jacksonville Armada, Puerto Rico FC found their first win of the season in convincing fashion, Indy Eleven continued their bizarre streak of draws this year, and the New York Cosmos stole three points on the road.

Injuries, lack of focus doom the Union in consecutive losses

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After being in top form for a recent run, the Philadelphia Union are beginning to come back to earth.

Consecutive losses away to Real Salt Lake and NYCFC have seen the Union fall to ninth place in the Eastern Conference after they were within touching distance of climbing above the red line.

Orlando City overcomes two red cards for hard-earned draw with Fire

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Orlando City could have easily folded after seeing not one, but two players issued red cards in Sunday's home clash with the Chicago Fire. Stopping a Fire team on a four-match winning streak was going to be hard enough, doing so down players due to some questionable ejections seemed downright impossible.

Will Bruin strike lifts Sounders over Dynamo

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SEATTLE It was never going to be an attractive affair. The Seattle Sounders have struggled to score all season and were missing Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris to international duty. Lone forward Will Bruin, returning to action for the first time since dislocating his elbow, played with his left arm in a sling that clearly limited his mobility.

Monday Kickoff: Qatar, Bale, Hazard and more

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The hosts of the 2022 World Cup are back in the news while one Champions League winner insists he won't be leaving his club.

Six Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar due to the country's alleged backing of militant groups. (REPORT)

Gareth Bale insists that he is "happy" at Real Madrid despite consistent injuries leading to a reduced role with the club.

Dzemaili's first league goal puts Impact past Red Bulls

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The Montreal Impact could've been susceptible to a letdown on Saturday night after an emotional Canadian Championship win on Wednesday, but that was not the case after the final whistle blew.

Mauro Biello's men extended their winning streak in all competitions to three games with a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls thanks to Blerim Dzemaili's first-career MLS strike.

USMNT vs. Venezuela: Your Live Commentary

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Before facing two vital World Cup qualifiers, the U.S. Men's National Team faces off with Venezuela to prepare for the task ahead.

The U.S. takes on Venezuela at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday in a pre-qualifying friendly, allowing Bruce Arena a look at his first-choice squad before facing Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

Lamah hat-trick helps FC Dallas batter RSL

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When one of the worst teams in the league comes limping into your place, you are expected to stomp all over them.

FC Dallas did that and more on Saturday night in their 6-2 romp of Real Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium.

Oscar Pareja's men wasted little time jumping on the depleted RSL side that only featured 15 in the traveling party.

Galaxy end successful road trip with draw in D.C.

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No one would've thought the LA Galaxy would take 10 points from a four-game road trip after their brutal start.

After Saturday's goalless draw with struggling D.C. United, the Galaxy achieved a feat no one thought was possible.

As for D.C. United, their dreadful form at home continued, as they've lost three and drawn one in their last four games at RFK Stadium.

Revs end Toronto's unbeaten streak with shutout win

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Many would've expected Toronto FC to roll past the New England Revolution given the form of the Eastern Conference leaders.

However, after 90 minutes of action, that was not the case as the Revs surged to a 3-0 home win to end Toronto's eight-game unbeaten run that began on April 21.

Benjamin Angoua opened the scoring 17 minutes in, heading home Lee Nguyen's cross to the high center of the goal.

Pulisic, Saief, Dwyer and Jesse Gonzalez included in USMNT preliminary Gold Cup roster

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The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup may not kick off until July 7th, but the 40-man preliminary roster was announced on Saturday evening for the U.S. Men's National Team.

Bruce Arena's side kicks off their Gold Cup schedule a day later, facing off with Panama. Martinique and Nicaraguaalso round out the U.

Late Gordon goal leads Rapids to come-from-behind win over Crew

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A quiet first half gave way to a dramatic second half as the Colorado Rapids snagged three points late in the match.

It was Alan Gordon who scored the winner just four minutes before full time of the Rapids' 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Pulisic equalizer earns USMNT tie with Venezuela

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It's a good thing the U.S. Men's National Team got in a warmup friendly before its upcoming pair of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying clashes.

Bruce Arena's men stumbled through a listless first half, but recovered for a decent performance in the second half to tie Venezuela 1-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Tim Howard

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Heading into camp, Tim Howard was confirmed as the U.S. Men's National Team's No. 1, and on Saturday night, the veteran goalkeeper showed exactly why.

Howard made a number of big saves on Saturday, helping the U.S. earn a 1-1 draw in a friendly match against Venezuela.

U.S. U-20s eliminated from U-20 World Cup in extra time loss to Venezuela

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team held on for as long as they could but, in the end, they couldn't hold on long enough to advance past Sunday's World Cup quarterfinal.

Following a 90 minute period where they faces wave after wave of attack, the U.S. eventually fell, 2-1, to Venezuela thanks to aAdalberto Peñaranda in extra time.

Sporting KC dominates Minnesota United en route to lopsided home win

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A depleted Sporting KC nonetheless dominated in another home win.

Sporting KC avenged an away loss to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, winning 3-0 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. An attack devoid of key players still managed one-way traffic for nearly all 90 minutes.

Real Madrid seals back-to-back Champions League titles behind second half surge

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Real Madrid became the first team to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles, and it was the team's biggest star that led the way in Saturday's UEFA Champions League Final.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in each half on Saturday as Real Madrid toppled Juventus, 3-1, to win the UEFA Champions League.

NYCFC rallies to defeat Union with two late goals

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New York City FC needed some time to get back into the swing of things, but a pair of goals from Maxime Chanot and Alexander Callens helped them rally from a 1-0 hole en route to a much-needed 2-1 win Saturday in the Bronx.

After a mostly dull first half, the Union got on the board in the 69th minute on a goal by Fabrice Picault.

UEFA Champions League Final: Your Live Commentary

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The final game of the European season is upon us as Juventus and Real Madrid collide in Saturday's UEFA Champions League final.

Real Madrid is looking to seal the first back-to-back title in the Champions League era as they face a Juventus team looking to complete a historic treble. Cristiano Ronaldo leads the Real Madrid line alongside Karim Benzema while Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala lead the way for Juventus.

Valeri brace powers Timbers past 10-man Earthquakes

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First-half frustration turned into second-half relief for the Portland Timbers on Friday night.

Diego Valeri managed to find the net twice in the second half as the Timbers recorded a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes to end a run of five matches without a win.

All of the frustration the Timbers felt after all the missed chances last weekend carried over into the opening 45 minutes here.

UCL Final Preview: Juventus, Real Madrid square off for European glory

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Two European giants will square off in Cardiff on Saturday, both looking to hoist the UEFA Champions League winners' trophy.

Defending champion Real Madrid issearching for its12th Champions League title and their third out of the past four seasons.Serie A champ Juventus is looking for their third crown, and their first since 1996.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Venezuela?

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It's an important period for the U.S. Men's National Team. Vital World Cup qualifiers are suddenly set to begin as the U.S. looks ahead to matches against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

But first, the U.S. faces off with Venezuela in Saturday's friendly, a match that gives Bruce Arena to integrate and experiment a bit while utilizing his first-choice lineup for the very first time.

NASL Week 10: A Look Ahead

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It is has been an eventful week in the NASL already as four clubs played matches in the U.S. Open Cup this past Wednesday.

On Wednesday, four NASL teams faced the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. Miami FC captured a 2-0 home victory over their Florida rivals, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, while the San Francisco Deltas won, 2-1, away from home against Phoenix Rising FC.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The major Europeanleagues may be finished but that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty of soccer on TV this weekend.

Taking center stage is the Champions League final between Juventusand Real Madrid Saturday. Real Madrid will be gunning for their second straight title against a stout Juventus team.

USMNT looking to build confidence in Venezuela friendly ahead of vital World Cup qualifiers

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Saturday's match against Venezuela isn't the most important U.S. Men's National Team match in recent memory. Hell, it isn't even the most important USMNT match this week. However, when it comes to setting a tone, laying a foundation, the upcoming friendly against Venezuela could be a match that makes all the difference.

MLS Week 14: A Look Ahead

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Week 14 doesn't have the appeal last weekend's rivalry-laden schedule had, but there are certainly some intriguing storylines to follow in the final match weekend before the June international break.

Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders were hurt the most by the early U.S. Men's National Team camp, while the Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire will also have to replace key figures currently with the USMNT.

USL Week 11: A Look Ahead

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After US Open Cup play dominated the midweek action, there's a full slate of USL matches ahead this weekend. The Rochester Rhinos will be looking to find consistency in their match with FC Cincinnati but it wont be easy as Cincy has won two straight.

Swope Park Rangers will be looking to end San Antonio's 11-game unbeaten streak as well.

NYCFC Notes: Vieira critical of refs, Herrera takes on U.S. U20s, and more

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New York City FC head coach, Patrick Vieira, has devoted an inordinate amount of time in the ear of the fourth official.

He made regular appearances to the halfway line to debate calls in a 3-1 loss at Atlanta United on Sunday and had frequent objections in the disappointing 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night.

MLS Spotlight: Crew rookie Crognale evolving as a defender following early-season tests

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Life as a professional came pretty fast for Alex Crognale. Just three games into his pro career, the Columbus Crew rookie was thrown into the starting XI, playing for a new club in a new system with plenty of pressure. He stepped up, helping anchor the Crew's defense for the first two months of the season.

Kamara finding form as he adjusts to role in Revs system

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NEW YORK — Kei Kamara has never really been a player short on confidence. It's easy to see. Anyone who has followed his career has seen a player that believes in his game and believes in his own ability to score goals.

The start of the 2017 season has seen Kamara's confidence tested a bit.

Friday Kickoff: Dortmund, UEFA, Griezmann and more

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Borussia Dortmund's search for a manager may have hit a roadblock while UEFA is making a push to host a World Cup.

Nice has stated that the club will not allow manager Lucien Favre to join Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the federationwill "fight" for a European nation to host the 2030 World Cup.

Union notes: Medunjanin's leadership needed, Yaro ready for return and more

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The search for leadership and direction out of the defensive midfield position was a long one that seemed to have no solution in sight when Vincent Nogueira left the Philadelphia Union last summer.

Over the last two months, the Union have found the replacement with the combination of Haris Medunjanin and Alejandro Bedoya shutting down opposing playmakers like Sacha Kljestan and Giovani dos Santos.

U.S. U-20s 6, New Zealand 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Tab Ramos couldn't have asked for much more. He entered Thursday's match shorthanded as three vital members of the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team served suspensions while another remained away with a tournament-ending injury. He needed to reshuffle, rethink, ahead of a vital knockout round match.

NYCFC not too concerned about current struggles

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Things haven't been going NYCFC's way lately, but the club isn't ready to panic just yet.

NYCFC could not make Miguel Camargo's first MLS goal stand as Xavier Kouassi 86thminute equalizer saved a point for New England and forced NYCFC to settle for a draw.

U.S. Open Cup Rewind: Christos FC defeat Chicago United, Miami FC tops Rowdies and more

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The U.S. Open Cup third round matches saw one big upset, while the remaining amateur teams bowed out of the competition.

Christos FC scored in the first minute over Chicago United FC and never looked back for the victory. The Baltimore-based club never expected to find this success in the Open Cup but defeated USL side Richmond Kickers in the second round and will look to keep playing the part of Giant Killers as the tournament continues.

USMNT remains 23rd, Mexico drops a spot in latest FIFA ranking

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The U.S. Men's National Team is still the 23rd best team in the world, according to FIFA's latest world ranking.

The USMNT, who have a friendly against Venezuela on Saturday before a pair of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, did not move anywhere in the list released by the sport's governing body on Thursday.

Highlight: U.S. U-20s 6, New Zealand 0

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SBI U.S. U-20 Man of the Match: Justen Glad

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In a high-scoring beatdown of New Zealand by the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team, it was a defender who stood head and shoulders above the rest.

During the 6-0 victory, defender Justen Glad put on a show both in the attacking and defensive ends of the field. With injuries and suspensions across the field for the U.

Barrage of second half goals lead U.S. U-20s past New Zealand, into quarterfinals

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Despite the absence of three starters, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team didn't miss a beat on Thursday morning en route to a knockout round win.

Following a first half goal credited to Josh Sargent, the U.S. blitzed New Zealand for two rapid-fire second half finishes in an eventual 6-0 win.

Thursday Kickoff: Dortmund, Griezmann, Atletico Madrid and more

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Borussia Dortmund will reportedly take some time before naming a new manager. (REPORT)

Manchester United has reportedly cooled interest on Antoine Griezmann as the club looks towards other forwards. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid's transfer ban has been held up, prompting the club to say theyfeel "discriminated against" by an "unfair ruling" that causes "irreparable damage".

Crew blow past depleted Sounders at home

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The Columbus Crew took advantage of a depleted Seattle Sounders lineup to roll to a 3-0 victory at Mapfre Stadium on Wednesday night.

Federico Higuain, Justin Meram and Ola Kamara scored a goal each to earn the Crew's first victory since May 13.

The Crew set the tone early on, grabbing their first goal of the night just ten minutes in.

Kouassi equalizer ruins start of NYCFC homestand

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New York City FC's three-game homestand appeared to be off to a great start, but a late equalizer from the visiting New England Revolution forced the third-place side in the Eastern Conference to share the spoils on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

The home side was ahead for 22 minutes in the second half, but it was taken away just four minutes before the final whistle by Xavier Kouassi in a 2-2 draw.

Barnes, Larin help Orlando end winless run in victory over D.C.

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The wait was worth it for Orlando City to get back on track at Orlando City Stadium.

After a 40-minute thunderstorm delay, the Lions pounced for two second-half goals, one from Cyle Larin and the other from Giles Barnes to wash away D.C. United 2-0 on Wednesday night and move to 6-1-1 at home.

Dynamo remain unbeaten at home with dominant win over RSL

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There's no place quite like home for the Houston Dynamo.

Wilmer Cabrera's men moved to 7-0-1 at home on Wednesday night with a 5-1 win over Real Salt Lake to end a miserable three-game winless run.

Alex and Leonardo scored their first goals of the season and Erick "Cubo" Torres' 10th of the campaign led the way for the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.