Soccer By Ives Archives for January 2017

FC Dallas' playoff hopes take hit with tie in Orlando

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At this point in the season, FC Dallas needs every point it can get, but Oscar Pareja's side could only get one from Orlando on Saturday.

Orlando City held FC Dallas in a 0-0 draw on Saturday, putting a dent in FC Dallas' playoff hopes. With the draw, the door opens a bit for the Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake, who are battling with FCD for a spot out West.

European Saturday Rewind: Man City edges Chelsea, PSG routs Bordeaux, and more

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The top match of the day in Europe saw Manchester City edge Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. A game winning goal from Kevin De Bruyne was all Pep Guardiola's side needed to earn three points. De Bruyne's left-footed effort from long range in the 67th-minute was the breakthrough in the second half. Man City remains atop of the league table, while Chelsea drops to fourth.

NYCFC Changes Potential Playoff Date

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New York City FC has reached an agreement with Major League Soccer to avoid the possibility of a home playoff match on the road.
The Eastern Conference semi-final second legs were to be contested on November 5. If NYCFC hosts the second leg (they are currently positioned in the table to host) that game will now be played on Wednesday, November 1 in the Bronx.

NASL Look Ahead: FC Edmonton host Deltas, Armada faces Miami FC, and more

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After only three matches taking place last weekend in the NASL, a full slate returns this weekend with October set to begin.

Spring champs Miami FC are still atop the NASL standings, only suffering two losses in their eight matches so far. Five points separates second place from sixth, with several teams fighting to remain in the hunt for a top spot.

Mexico announces 25-man roster for October World Cup Qualifiers

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Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio announced his 25-man roster for El Tri's upcoming CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers in October.

El Tri will face Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 6 in San Luis, which is a rare fixture not played at Estadio Azteca. Mexico will wrap up the Hexagonal with a match against Honduras in San Pedro Sula on Oct.

MLS Week 30: A Look Ahead

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After an electric Wednesday across MLS in which two teams clinched playoff berths, a full weekend slate comes at us starting on Saturday.

The 10 games on Saturday present us with a different reach of excitement, with one key Western Conference showdown that could go a long way in determining the top seed.

European Weekend Preview: Chelsea hosts Man City, Roma travels to AC Milan, and more

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Coming into this season, many media outlets picked Chelsea and Manchester City to be in the fight for the Premier League title. Both teams are in the top three so far, and only three points apart in the standings. The first of two league meetings takes place this weekend with Chelsea hosting Man City at Stamford Bridge.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: DeAndre Yedlin, Bobby Wood and more

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We've reached the final weekend of club soccer before World Cup qualifiers, and several U.S. Men's National Team regulars face big-time matchups before looking ahead to Panama and Trinidad & Tobago.

In England, DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle has started the season well, but the recently-promoted club faces its biggest test of the young season on Sunday against Liverpool.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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It's a battle of title contenders in England this week as Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge for a battle of Premier League titans.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City has yet to lose this season, but this battle against Antonio Conte's Chelsea side away from home is the first big test of the season.

Friday Kickoff: Sergio Aguero injured in car crash, Dele Alli suspended and more

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Some bad news for Manchester City headlines Friday's news.

Manchester City confirmed that Sergio Aguero sustained injuries in a car accident on Thursday. (REPORT)

Dele Alli has been suspended for one match for giving the middle finger last month while playing for England. (REPORT)

Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann, who has been linked with the now-vacant Bayern Munich job, says his only focus is on the upcoming match against Freiburg.

NYCFC submits stadium proposal for Belmont Park

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New York City FC has submitted a bid proposal to build a soccer stadium at Belmont Park ahead of Thursday's 2pm deadline. The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League have also tendered a proposal.

According to NYCFC President, Jon Patricof, at least 35 potential sites have been reviewed by the club.

Rapids Kevin Doyle announces retirement after medical advice

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Irish forward Kevin Doyle has called it a career at the age of 34.

The Colorado Rapids No. 9 is hanging up his boots after a sixteen-year career that saw him play in the League of Ireland, the English Premier League, and most recently Major League Soccer.

Doyle, has cited that the reason behind his retirement is heavily linked to the ongoing concussions he has suffered throughout his career, emphasizing the two that happened during the course of this season.

Chris Wondolowski: Quakes at 'do-or-die point' after collapse to Fire

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It was a winter the San Jose Earthquake supporters really didn't have to prepare themselves for. Historically, in the past five years, the Quakes have been a club of sorrows and empty results.

Foreign players put pen to paper, the club remained in the hunt with its former outdated, yet legendary, manager and, as unconvincing as some results were, the Quakes sat as high as fifth in the Western Conference with the like of rookie manager Chris Leitch in charge.

Fire excited for playoffs, now focused on NYCFC, playoff positioning

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Two teams were fighting for their first playoff appearance since 2012 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose last night, but only one really threw and landed the punches, hard.

The Chicago Fire's 4-1 win at San Jose helped them clinch their first playoff appearance in five years, and although they put together what some will call their best performance of the season last night, head coach Veljko Paunovic and company know that the job is far from over.

Ignacio Piatti signs contract extension with Impact

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Ignacio Piatti won't be leaving the Montreal Impact in the near future.

The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that the club has come to terms with Piatti on a new contract that extends Piatti's stay past the originalJune 2018 expiration.

"We are very excited that Nacho has decided to stay in Montreal," said Impact president Joey Saputo.

Jack Harrison avoids sophomore slump by reaching double-digit goal mark

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In January of 2016, New York City FC traded their fourth overall pick and allocation money to the Chicago Fire for the player selected first overall, Jack Harrison.

So far, it's fair to say it's worked out.

"We worked hard to pick him from the draft last year, because we saw that talent," said NYCFC head coach Patrick Viera.

Javier Morales' presence helps FC Dallas end winless run

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FC Dallas was waiting quite a long time to celebrate a victory again.

After 10 games and over two months of play, Oscar Pareja's men finally captured three points against the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium.

The victory combined with a draw by the Houston Dynamo and a San Jose Earthquakes loss boosted FC Dallas back over the red line into sixth place in the Western Conference with 41 points.

Patrick Vieira calls for NYCFC to be more 'ruthless' in front of goal

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A soccer goal is eight feet by 24 feet – an enormous frame that at certain moments during a match or season appears to shrink.

"I could not relax," said New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira after Wednesday's 1-0 triumph at Montreal.

Vieira could see from the opening minutes that he might have license to sit back and relish a dominant performance by his club.

With postseason spot secure, Atlanta United sets sight on more

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As the team's roster was assembled piece by piece, there was a cautious optimism when it came to Atlanta United. Expansion teams had notoriously struggled to adapt in the past, yes, but Atlanta United had put together a team unlike any we'd seen before.

On Wednesday, that cautious optimism officially became full blown elation as Atlanta United sealed a playoff berth.

Red Bulls 'not good enough' on defensive end once again in tie with D.C. United

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With only a three minutes of stoppage time left, it looked as if the New York Red Bulls 3-2 lead would secure their first win since the middle of August. Yet, within the first minute of stoppage time, a D.C. United cross headed into the Red Bulls' penalty area, and Fidel Escobar turned the ball into the back of his own net.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Omar Gonzalez, Cameron Carter-Vickers and more

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While one surging American prospect saw his match postponed due to weather, two American centerbacks stepped up to help preserve clean sheets.

With John Brooks out and Geoff Cameron's status still up in the air, Omar Gonzalez could be vital for the U.S. Men's National Team in the coming weeks.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 30

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Eight matches chock full of playoff implications took place on Wednesday night in Major League Soccer, with a few teams securing their positions in the postseason.

Atlanta United rolled past the Philadelphia Union to clinch a playoff berth (READ)

Orlando City used six goals to beat down on the New England Revolution.

Atlanta United rolls over Union to seal playoff berth

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Even without Miguel Almiron, Atlanta United kept on rolling, and they sealed a playoff spot in the process.

Josef Martinez fired yet another goal while Julian Gressel joined him on the scoresheet as Atlanta United cruised past the Philadelphia Union, 3-0, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The win extends Atlanta's unbeaten run to six, with five of those six being wins.

Orlando City exacts revenge on Revolution with home beatdown

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Orlando City hit the six-goal mark in a game for the first time this season, rolling past the 10-men New England Revolution 6-1 on Wednesday evening.

Jason Kreis saw five different players get on the scoresheet with Kaka leading the way with a brace. VAR was used in this match, as Xavier Kouassi was sent off in the 11th-minute.

Late own goal dooms Red Bulls in tie with D.C. United

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Gonzalo Veron nearly saved the New York Red Bulls season before an own goal stole the show in the 91st minute.

The own goal erased the Argentinian Designated Player's fourth goal of the season to give the Red Bulls a 3-3 draw against D.C. United.

Veron's shift was perhaps his best as a Red Bull, remaining active in front of goal, setting up his teammates and scoring another penalty kick.

Harrison’s goal enough for NYCFC to cruise in 1-0 win in Montreal

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Montreal's September heat wave and heavy rain were not an issue for New York City FC. Keeping control for most of the game, NYCFC cruised to a 1-0 victory thanks to Jack Harrison's 29th minute strike.

NYCFC applied a tremendous amount of pressure on Montreal from the opening whistle. As the first half went on, the Impact's defense cracked at the 29th minute.

FC Dallas tops Rapids to halt 10-match winless slide

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After several winless months, FC Dallas has finally secured an MLS win.

For the first time since July 22, FC Dallas tasted victory by taking down the Colorado Rapids, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium. The win is the club's first in 10 games as FC Dallas is now in a dogfight to make the postseason in the West.

Sounders get their groove back, rout Whitecaps

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SEATTLE Maybe a loss was just what the Seattle Sounders needed, the slap to the face required to start playing with the urgency demanded by a tight Western Conference playoff race.

Coming off a loss that snapped a 13-game unbeaten streak but also extended a five-game winless stretch, the Sounders played with energy and panache from the start on Wednesday night, running around and passing through the first-place Vancouver Whitecaps, romping to a 3-0 victory in front of 41,868 at Century Link Field.

Fire clinch first playoff berth since 2012 with rout of Earthquakes

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It took six long and largely disappointing seasons, but the Chicago Fire are finally back in the playoffs.

The Fire defeated the San Jose Earthquakes, 4-1, at Avaya Stadium on Wednesday night, clinching a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Nemanja Nikolic scored goals 19 and 20 on the night, tying Portland's Diego Valeri for the league lead.

Late Alberth Elis brace earns Dynamo draw with Galaxy

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Thanks to a furious Houston Dynamo comeback, the LA Galaxy will officially miss out on the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time in nine years.

Alberth Elis scored twice in the final minutes to bring the Dynamo back from down two goals late in the match to earn a 3-3 draw at home against the Galaxy.

Thursday Kickoff: Carlo Ancelotti out at Bayern, Raphael Varane re-signs with Real Madrid and more

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Following a lopsided loss, it appears Bayern Munich is set for a major change.

Carlo Ancelotti is set to leave Bayern Munich in the aftermath of the club's 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. (REPORT)

Raphael Varane has agreed to an extension with Real Madrid that will keep him with the club until 2022.

UCL Wednesday Rewind: PSG defeats Bayern, Atletico draws Chelsea, and more

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Matchday 2 of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League continued on Wednesday with 16 sides in action. A mouth-watering fixture came from the Parc Des Princes as Paris Saint-Germain hosted Bayern Munich. Also, Chelsea traveled to Spain to face off with Atletico Madrid.

Elsewhere, Manchester United faced CSKA Moscow away from home, while Juventus hosted Olympiakos.

Weston McKennie extends contract with Schalke

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Weston McKennie has rapidly become part of the Schalke first team, and the club has now taken the step to lock the midfielder up for years to come.

Schalke announced on Wednesday that McKennie has signed a new deal with the club, extending his contract until 2022. McKennie's prior deal was set to expire after the 2020 season.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Wednesday has plenty of soccer from the afternoon to the evening, as the UEFA Champions League, MLS, and Liga MX will be in session.

Another slate of Champions League matches is on the schedule, with European powerhouses Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich battling in a highly anticipated group stage encounter.

Providence Park's 4,000 seat expansion plans approved

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Portland's Providence Park is getting its planned upgrade.

The club's privately financed plan to add 4,000 seats on the east side of the stadium has been approved by local authorities and construction should begin this winter, according to Next Portland.

The plan will add three new tiers of seats above the existing east concourse in a design inspired by London's Globe Theater and La Bombanera in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Bruce Arena defends protests, supports U.S. Soccer's National Anthem policy

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The U.S. Men's National Team represents the entire nation when it comes to international soccer and, with protests raging on throughout American sports, the topic of the National Anthem remains a hot one with World Cup qualifying approaching.

Bruce Arena is all for players using the singing of the anthem as a time of protest, but also sees why U.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Tim Ream and more

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Tuesday was a tough one for Christian Pulisic, but one of his U.S. Men's National Team teammates turned in another solid performance over in England.

Pulisic entered as a second half substitute on Tuesday, but the American winger couldn't do enough to lead Borussia Dortmund to points against Real Madrid.

MLS Week 30: A Midweek Look Ahead

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Major League Soccer continues their busy September schedule with eight matches on the docket for Wednesday evening.

Several playoff hopefuls face off with sides that are looking to spoil their party. Some top matches however take place midweek as the Montreal Impact host New York City FC at Saputo Stadium.

UEFA Champions League Wednesday Preview: PSG hosts Bayern, Chelsea visits Atletico, and more

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The UEFA Champions League resumes on Wednesday with another eight matches on tap.

The marquee matchup takes place from the Parc Des Princes as Paris Saint-Germain welcomes Bayern Munich to France. In Group C Atletico Madrid hosts Chelsea in their first meeting since 2014.

Here's a preview of those two games and the rest of the eight-game slate in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Bruce Arena doesn't expect many USMNT roster changes ahead of October World Cup qualifiers

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At this point in the World Cup qualifying cycle, Bruce Arena believes you have to put your trust in familiar faces.

Speaking in New York on Tuesday, Arena said he doesn't expect a massive roster overhaul for the final two games of World Cup qualifying. Currently holding on to fourth place, the U.

Wednesday Kickoff: Cristiano Ronaldo's contract, Robert Lewandowski's future and more

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Despite controversies, two big stars are expected to remain with their current clubs.

Cristiano Ronaldo says that questions regarding his Real Madrid contract are better left for president Florentino Perez. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti says he believes Robert Lewandowski will end his career with the club despite his recent criticism of the club's transfer dealings.

UCL Tuesday Rewind: Real Madrid defeats Dortmund, Liverpool draws Spartak, and more

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Matchday 2 of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League kicked off on Tuesday with 16 sides in action. The featured match of the day came from Signal Iduna Park as Borussia Dortmund hosted Real Madrid. Also, Liverpool traveled to Russia to face off with Spartak Moscow.

Elsewhere, Manchester City welcomed Shakhtar Donetsk to England, while Tottenham Hotspur traveled to Apoel Nicosia.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Tuesday is a Champions League day, and two of the world's powers collide in Germany in the day's big game.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund host Real Madrid in the premier European game of the day. It's one of several intriguing matches on a busy Tuesday that includes Liverpool's trip to Spartak Moscow, Monaco's match against Porto and Manchester City's clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 30

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Week 29 did not treat some of the Major League Soccer's best teams well. Toronto FC, the Seattle Sounders and the Chicago Fire all lost, while New York City only picked a point in their temporary home of Hartford.

The Vancouver Whitecaps, Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City all won to keep the race atop the Western Conference tight, while Real Salt Lake continued their incredible form under Mike Petke.

Is this the USMNT 2018 World Cup jersey?

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The U.S. Men's National Team hasn't qualified for the World Cup just yet but, if they do, they'll head to Russia with a very new kit.

Over the weekend, SportsLogos.net unveiled a potential template for the USMNT's 2018 World Cup kits, which will once again be made by Nike. The home kit would be white with fading red and blue hoops leveled throughout the top.

Atlanta United well-equipped to handle Miguel Almiron injury

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Sep 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) talks with Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) during the first half against FC Dallas at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Losing Miguel Almiron hurts. There is no doubt about that.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga and more

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Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund take on the world's best team on Tuesday in Champions League play.

After falling to Tottenham in the team's Champions League opener, Borussia Dortmund's road doesn't become any easier as the German club hosts Real Madrid on Tuesday afternoon. A match with the reigning European champions is never a welcome sight, but Pulisic did step up in a big way when his side took on Cristiano Ronaldo and co.

Report: NYCFC set to bid for stadium site in Belmont

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New York City FC may be moving closer to finally securing a stadium location, even if it's not in the location long coveted by the club.

According to Newsday, the club ispreparing to submit a proposal to build a stadium at Belmont Park racetrack. According to the report, the Belmont location is not NYCFC's top choice, as the club is still looking at a number of sites within the city limits.

UEFA Champions League Tuesday Preview: Dortmund hosts Real Madrid, Liverpool faces Spartak, and more

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Following a busy weekend of European domestic action, Match Day two of the UEFA Champions League kicks off on Tuesday with eight matches on tap.

The marquee matchup takes place from Signal Iduna Park as Borussia Dortmund welcomes Real Madrid to town. In Group E, Liverpool travels to Spartak Moscow after a big league win on Saturday.

Tuesday Kickoff: Man United linked to Antoine Griezmann again, Tomer Hemed charged for stamping DeAndre Yedlin and more

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It may be September, but there are plenty of transfer rumors still making headlines.

Following Diego Costa's move to Atletico Madrid, Manchester United is reportedly set to make another move for striker Antoine Griezmann. (REPORT)

Brighton & Hove's Tomer Hemed has been charged by the English FA for stamping on DeAndre Yedlin.

This Week's Soccer on TV

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The UEFA Champions League is back for another week of continental action, highlighted by Real Madrid taking on Borussia Dortmund.

But that isn't the only match between European giants. Paris Saint-Germain faces Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid faces Chelsea.

The Europa League rolls on as well with Arsenal taking on BATE Borisov leading the way.

Miguel Almiron to miss at least three weeks with hamstring injury

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Everything isn't all perfect for Atlanta United as their unbeaten streak hits six games.

Miguel Almiron left Sunday's 2-0 win over Montreal Impact after barely more than a quarter hour with an injury, and the diagnoses on that knock isn't good.

The club announced Almiron will miss at least the next three weekswith a hamstring strain.

Despite 'difficult situation', Bruce Arena likes USMNT's chances heading into final World Cup qualifiers

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At this point, everyone knows what's at stake for the U.S. Men's National Team. Just two games remain in the World Cup qualifying cycle, and those two games will determine how and if the USMNT heads to Russia next summer.

Bruce Arena knows what those two games mean and he knows the scenarios that need to play out, and he also knows that those two games will present different and unique challenges.

Sigi Schmid pleased with Gyasi Zardes's first start at right back

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With a desperate need for a right back over the weekend, LA Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid had to experiment. In the time of need, he turned to Gyasi Zardes and, when all was said and done, he wasn't disappointed.

He threw the wide midfielder/forward in the back line for the first time in his career and was more or less satisfied with how it worked out.

Rapinoe, Sauerbrunn, Leroux among nine NWSL players to protest National Anthem

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Sunday's National Anthem protests were not limited to NFL players.

The NWSL saw a host of players stay in the locker room during the anthem before Sunday's match between the Seattle Reign and FC Kansas City.

A few missing starters on the field for the national anthem.

The Best of MLS Week 29: Patrick Mullins, Julian Gressel, and more

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Fans were blessed with plenty of entertainment in a memorable week for MLS.

A four goal game, the end of a pair of long unbeaten runs and a thunderous goal from distance highlighted a fantastic week of action.

Here's a recap of the best momentf of MLS Week 29:

Player of the Week

It's hard to argue with a player who slams home four goals in one game, so that's why D.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 29

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Diego Valeri scored two more goals to lead the Portland Timbers to a 2-1 win over Orlando City. (READ)

Atlanta United carved up the Montreal Impact en route to a 3-0 win at home. (READ)

Sporting KC capped off the week by topping the LA Galaxy, 2-1, after winning the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Lynden Gooch, Terrence Boyd and more

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A trio of American found the back of the net over the weekend, headlining Americans Abroad.

Lynden Gooch, Terrence Boyd and Romain Gall all scored goals on the club level over the weekend. Gooch's came from the penalty spot in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City while Terrence Boyd fired the first of two late goals in a come-from-behind 3-3 draw for Darmstadt.

Monday Kickoff: Mesut Ozil interested in Man United, Antonio Conte looks ahead to return to Italy and more

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One Premier League star could be on the move when his deal expires at the end of the season while one Premier League manager is looking ahead to life after England.

With his contract situation still unresolved, Mesut Ozil reportedly has interest in joining Manchester United. (REPORT)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he does not expect to stay abroad for too long as he hopes to return to managing in Italy.

After winning U.S. Open Cup midweek, Sporting KC edge Galaxy in home victory

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It was a heck of a week for Sporting KC.

After claiming the U.S. Open Cup midweek, Sporting KC took down the LA Galaxy, 2-1, on Sunday at Children's Mercy Park. The win moves Sporting KC within one point of the top of the Western Conference while keeping the team unbeaten at home.

In the 18th minute, Daniel Salloi scored his second goal of the week and third of the season, scoring on an assist from Diego Rubio.

Atlanta United continues to dominate at home with win over Impact

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Another week, another home win for Atlanta United.

Hector Villalba and Jeff Larentowicz scored in either half, sealing a 2-0 home victory over the Montreal Impact. With the win, Atlanta United is now 4-0-1 in the newly-opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Villalba opened the scoring 28 minutes in as he darted through the Impact defense before unleashing a long-range shot.

Valeri scores two more to lead Timbers in thumping of Orlando City

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Diego Valeri's scoring streak has the Portland Timbers rolling.

The Argentinian star scored two more goals on Sunday evening, extending his MLS-record streak to nine consecutive games with a goal in a 3-0 beating of Orlando City. Valeri's goal saw the midfielder take over the lead in the Golden Boot race while the win pushed the Timbers back into second in the Western Conference.

Sunday European Rewind: Fiorentina draws Atalanta,  Brighton edges Newcastle, and more

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In the must-watch match of Sunday's European action, Fiorentina was held at home by Atalanta in a 1-1 draw. A late equalizer by Remo Frueler earned the visitors a point in Florence. Frueler's right-footed equalizer in the 94th-minute canceled out Federico Chiesa's opener that came in the 12th-minute.

Chris Pontius "feels good" to break drought as Union look to finish strong

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CHESTER, PA Chris Pontius' 2017 season has been full of ups and downs.

The Philadelphia Union winger earned a summer call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team and won the Gold Cup with them, but he's struggled to find the back of the net at the club level.

Finally, on Saturday, Pontius broke through in the scoring column with a pair of strikes in the Union's 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

Real Salt Lake eases past Sounders for home win

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Real Salt Lake put themselves back in the Western Conference playoff picture with a huge three points over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday evening.

Mike Petke's side used a pair of second-half goals to defeat the Sounders 2-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Albert Rusnak struck the bar after four minutes for RSL.

Yordy Reyna, Fredy Montero propel Whitecaps to home win over Rapids

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Whenever you defeat the teams that you are supposed to beat, you will always put yourself in a good situation, and the Vancouver Whitecaps did just that on Saturday.

The Whitecaps continued their strong run on Saturday evening, defeating the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, at BC Place.

Fredy Montero and Yordy Reyna each scored a goal and added an assist for the hosts, who earned their fifth win out of their last seven matches.

Pontius breaks goal drought as Union topple Fire

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CHESTER, PA An extensive goal drought was broken and history was made on Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.

Chris Pontius scored his first two goals since October 1, 2016 and C.J. Sapong netted his 50th-career tally while tying the Union single-season scoring record in the Philadelphia Union's 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

Patrick Mullins' four goals lift D.C. United over spineless Quakes

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Coming into Saturday's match, D.C United's forward Patrick Mullins, had yet to put one in the back of the net in limited action this season. That all changed in 45 minutes.

The forward fired a hat-trick plus one against a spineless San Jose Earthquakes in D.C. United's 4-0 victory at RFK Stadium in one of the Black and Red's few bright spots of the season.

Crew extend unbeaten streak to seven with win over Red Bulls

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Federico Higuain's big night powered the Columbus Crew to victory over the New York Red Bulls.

Higuain assisted on all three of the Crew's goals on the night in the 3-2 victory. The home side took advantage of poor set piece defending and counter attacking opportunities, the bane of the Red Bulls in 2017.

FC Dallas continues to struggle with lopsided loss to Minnesota United

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Sep 23, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) celebrates his goal in the first half in front of the FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman (25) at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to FC Dallas' extended winless run, there doesn't appear to be an end in sight.

Revolution grab late winner against TFC

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It took 80 minutes for goals to grace the match, but the New England Revolution escaped the last goalfest with the three points, beating Toronto FC 2-1 at Gillette Stadium.

The deadlock was broken in the 82nd minute, with the home side taking the advantage. Chris Tierney found Lee Nguyen running into the penalty area, who inched closer to goal before taking his shot.

Dynamo earn valuable road point against NYCFC

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The Houston Dynamo may not have earned a point in New York City on Saturday afternoon, but they did earn a valuable draw in Connecticut against New York City FC.

Playing in East Hartford, the Dynamo earned a 1-1 draw against NYCFC on Saturday. The match was moved to Rentschler Field due to a rescheduled New York Yankees game.

Saturday European Rewind: Dortmund crushes Gladbach, Atletico beats Sevilla, and more

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In the first Rivierderby of the season, Borussia Dortmund rolled their way to a 6-1 win over rivals Borussia Monchengladbach. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a hat trick with Maximilian Philipp scored twice for the winners. Philipp opened the scoring in the 28th-minute from a close-range finish. The German doubled the lead in the 38th-minute from a left-footed missile to the top left corner.

Team depth has U.S. coach John Hackworth confident heading into U-17 World Cup

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U.S. Under-17 national team coach John Hackworth unveiled his roster for the U-17 World Cup on Thursday and it features several prospects who have already become familiar names despite their young ages.

There is Josh Sargent, a player that recently signed with Werder Bremen after dominating at both the U-17 and U-20 levels.

MLS Week 29: A Look Ahead

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With one month left in the MLS regular season, all the focus has shifted toward the races in the Eastern and Western Conference for postseason position.

The East may be less chaotic than the West, but the most meaningful games in terms of playoff seeding occur in the East this weekend.

The West has plenty of intriguing matchups in future weeks, but there's only one match between teams in the top eight this weekend, albeit an important one in Utah.

European Weekend Preview: Dortmund hosts Gladbach, Celtic travels to Rangers, and more.

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Saturday will see the first installment of the Rivierderbythis season as Borussia Dortmund hosts Borussia Monchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park. The hosts are atop of the Bundesliga table so far, winning four of their first five matches. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the team with five goals while Christian Pulisic has two.

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The Italian champions put their pefect record up to the test against a local rival this week.

Juventus has taken 15 points from their opening five games of the Serie A season and they will welcome local rivals Torino into Juventus Stadium on Saturday evening.

Elsewhere, in Germany, leader Borussia Dortmund hosts Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich will play Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena.

NASL Look Ahead: Miami FC faces Armada, Cosmos host North Carolina, and more

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With a little over a month remaining in the NASL Fall Season, the race for the division crown has never been tighter.

Spring champs Miami FC are still atop the NASL standings, only suffering two losses in their eight matches so far. Three points separates second place from seventh, while Indy Eleven has started off poor with five losses in their opening eight matches.

Josh Sargent, Andrew Carleton, Timothy Weah headline U.S. U-17 World Cup roster

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The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team squad has been set ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

Josh Sargent, Andrew Carleton and Timothy Weah headline the 21-player U.S. squad that will take part in the U-17 World Cup in India beginning on Oct. 6. A majority of the group will depart for training camp in Dubai on Sept.

Friday Kickoff: Carlos Tevez blasts Chinese soccer, Marcelo injured and more

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One star was very critical of the country he plays in while a Real Madrid stalwart is set to miss time due to injury.

Carlos Tevez says the state of Chinese soccer is "not very good" and that the players' lack of technical ability mean the country will not be good "even in 50 years". (REPORT)

Real Madrid defender Marcelo is expected to miss a few weeks of action due to a leg injury.

Thursday Ticker: Diego Costa agrees terms with Atletico Madrid, Villarreal pushes for Mexico charity match and more

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Two familiar faces will return to La Liga after some lengthy time away for different reasons, while a Spanish side has reached out to a Liga MX side in efforts to raise funds for this week's devastating earthquake in Mexico.

After three years, two Premier League titles and a League Cup, Diego Costa is set to leave Chelsea to rejoin forces with Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, DeAndre Yedlin and more

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With World Cup qualifiers suddenly right around the corner, several U.S. Men's National Team regulars look to round into form on the club level.

After a tough start to September, Christian Pulisic fired a goal midweek to lead Borussia Dortmund to a resounding win over Bobby Wood and Hamburg.

A look at the Western Conference playoff picture

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Over the past few years, we've looked at the Western Conference midway through September and have been able to pinpoint a favorite to not only earn the top seed in the West, but win the Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup.

That is far from the case in 2017, as the Shield is basically on its way to Toronto and the top eight teams in the West are separated by seven points.

Roman Torres, Jaime Penedo headline Panama roster for USMNT match

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The U.S. Men's National Team's vital World Cup qualifier against Panama is right around the corner, as evidenced by the fact that Los Canaleros' roster for the upcoming match is already set.

MLS regulars like Roman Torres, Anibal Godoy and Armando Cooper join former MLS stars like Jaime Penedo, Blast Perez and Gabriel Torres to make up the Panama squad.

A look at the Eastern Conference playoff picture

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The tables have turned in Major League Soccer in 2017.

The Eastern Conference currently contains the two most dominant teams in the league and a third that most people have forgotten about in recent weeks.

Based off recent results, some people think the East's spot in MLS Cup may come down to Toronto FC and Atlanta United, but even with two powers flexing their muscle, there's still plenty of room for the unexpected nature of the MLS playoffs to brush them away from the ultimate goal.

Addition of Rodney Wallace a large part of NYCFC success

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In mid-February, the New York City Football Club discharged an undisclosed amount of General Allocation Money and Target Allocation Money to acquire the Right of First Refusal from the Portland Timbers in order to sign winger Rodney Wallace. Since, the Costa Rican international has been a lead character in establishing NYCFC as one of the premier teams in Major League Soccer.

After yet another heartbreaking defeat, Red Bulls turn focus towards MLS playoffs

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Wednesday night could have been different for the New York Red Bulls, but instead, it became yet another chapter of heartbreak for a club that's experienced plenty of it throughout its history.

The Red Bulls squandered another chance at a major trophy on Wednesday night as they fell 2-1 to Sporting KC.

Highlights: Sporting KC 2, New York Red Bulls 1

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Sporting KC add another trophy with another strong team performance

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Superstars have never reigned supreme at Sporting Kansas City.

Manager Peter Vermes has instituted a culture based off four core values that has set the club up for success, with Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup victory being the team's fourth trophy in six years.

The establishment of a winning culture is why Matt Besler signed a long-term deal to stay in Kansas City, why Graham Zusi trusted the move to right back and why a young corps of attackers shined bright and filled a void let by Dom Dwyer that was supposed to be too big to fill according to some.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga and more

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While Wednesday was a big day for Christian Pulisic, several young Americans had to settle for disappointment with their own clubs.

After winning the Dutch Cup last year, Matt Miazga and Viesse suffered an early exit in penalty kicks following a 0-0 draw in regular time. Excelsior also fell as Shane O'Neill and Desevio Payne couldn't quite lift the club to a win over Heerenveen.

Thursday Kickoff: Liga MX matches postponed, Alexis Sanchez and more

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Mexico continues to deal with the devastation of the recent earthquake, and the soccer community continues to be impacted as well.

All of this weekend's Liga MX matches have been postponed due to the earthquake that devastated the country recently. (REPORT)

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is joining the fundraising efforts in response to the disaster.

Atlanta United trounces Galaxy to climb into fourth in East

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The brand new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta is a beautiful building, looking worth every bit of the $1.5 billion Arthur Blank spent to build it. Atlanta United fans have come to love the place, but opponents are finding it to be a house of horrors.

The LA Galaxy became the latest team to be overwhelmed in Atlanta, with three early goals in a seven-minute span stunning the visitors and setting the tone for an eventual 4-0 Atlanta United victory on Wednesday night.

Sporting KC tops Red Bulls to win U.S. Open Cup

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Sporting KC has made a habit of winning trophies in recent years, and they added another to their collection on Wednesday at the expense of the New York Red Bulls.

Goals from Latif Blessing and Daniel Salloi in either half were enough for Sporting KC, who lifted a fourth U.S. Open Cup crown at Children's Mercy Park via a 2-1 win over the visiting Red Bulls.

Ignacio Piatti, Anthony Jackson-Hamel propel Impact past TFC

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It didn't take long for the Montreal Impact to assert their dominance against the league's best team, and the result is one that keeps them in the playoff hunt for another day.

Ignacio Piatto and Anthony Jackson-Hamel provided two goals apiece, leading the way in the Montreal Impact's 5-3 win over Toroto FC on Wednesday.

Christian Pulisic scores a beauty to help Dortmund rout Bobby Wood's Hamburg

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Christian Pulisic continues to awe German and American audiences alike.

In the 79th minute of Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Hamburg, the U.S. Men's National Team star collected a Mahmoud Dahoud feed in the penalty area, took a few touches, and smashed it into the back of the net for his second Bundesliga goal and his third in all competitions this season.

Josh Sargent ready to make mark with Werder Bremen, U.S. U-17s

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Josh Sargent proved to be a special prospect throughout the first few months of 2017. He dominated the U-17 level with the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team, leading that group to a World Cup berth. He then proceeded to standout at the U-20 level at that World Cup, routinely outplaying opposition several years older than he is.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 28

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Toronto FC just keeps rolling on. The Eastern Conference power earned another huge win on the road last week and is on the verge of clinching the team's first Supporters' Shield.

The Reds can seal that precious piece of silverware as early as this week if everything goes their way.

The top of the Western Conference is still wide open as the top four clubs are only seperated by a single point in the standings.

Union brass says there has yet to be a concrete offer for Andre Blake

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CHESTER, PA Andre Blake has been looked at as the most valuable piece on the Philadelphia Union roster for quite some time.

Not only is Blake valuable on the field for the Union, earning the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, he has also been in the discussion of what a transfer fee may yield to help the club develop further.

U.S. Open Cup Final preview: Red Bulls, Sporting KC find different meanings in chance at trophy

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May 3, 2017; Kansas City, KS, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Alex Muyl (19) dribbles the ball against Sporting KC forward Graham Zusi (8) in the second half at Children's Mercy Park. Sporting KC won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting KC and the New York Red Bulls have experienced very different levels of success throughout their history.

Meara on the verge of history with Red Bulls

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Ryan Meara's start in the U.S. Open Cup final for the New York Red Bulls brings great joy to a player who has seemingly been a victim of circumstance throughout his career.

With regular starter Luis Robles available, some viewed the selection as controversial. As Jesse Marsch lamented, it was not an easy choice.

Danny Williams could miss time with foot injury

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Danny Williams got his first Premier League start with Huddersfield Town last weekend, but his second may not come right away.

The American midfielder had a strong game when the Terriers hosted Leicester City on Saturday, but he could miss this coming weekend's action thanks to a foot injury sustained in that match.

MLS Midweek Preview: Impact visit TFC, Atlanta faces Galaxy

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There may only be two midweek games on the schedule this midweek in Major League Soccer, but those matches should bring plenty of excitement due to the playoff implications.

Atlanta United continues their lengthy homestand at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, looking for a full 90 minute performance against the lowly LA Galaxy.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Weston McKennie, Emerson Hyndman and more

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While one young American earned a start against one of the world's best teams, another made a late appearance in cup action after battling back from a preseason injury.

Weston McKennie was the star of the day as he earned a start for Schalke against Bayern Munich to headline Bundesliga action.

Wednesday Kickoff: Azteca damaged, Neymar-Edinson Cavani rift and more

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A natural disaster has hit Mexico hard, and it has impacted the soccer scene in a major way.

The powerful earthquake in Mexico saw the postponement of all midweek Copa MX games while also damaging the famed Estadio Azteca. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-GermainPresident Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that there is no issue between Neymar and Edinson Cavani following a disagreement over set pieces.

U.S. U-20 star Josh Sargent signs with Werder Bremen

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One of the brightest stars in the U.S. system has signed with a European club.

Werder Bremen announced on Wednesday that the club has come to terms with U.S. Under-20 and Under-17 forward Josh Sargent. The forward will move to Germany and officially join the club when he turns 18 in February.

Alex Morgan scores twice as USWNT routs New Zealand

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The U.S. Women's National Team wrapped up their series of friendlies against New Zealand with a commanding 5-0 win at Cincinatti's Nippert Stadium.

It took more than half an hour for the reigning world champions to break the deadlock, with Lindsey Horan scoring the game's opening goal after 36 minutes.

NASL files antitrust lawsuit against U.S. Soccer

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After being declined Division II status, the NASL has taken action against U.S. Soccer.

The NASL announced that it has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Per the league's press release, the complaint says that the USSF favors Major League Soccer, "the commercial business partner of the USSF," and the United Soccer League over the NASL, and therefore has "violated federal antitrust laws.

Weston McKennie earns first Bundesliga start as Schalke faces Bayern Munich

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Weston McKennie has impressed during his time with the Schalke first team this season, but the American midfielder faces his biggest test to date on Tuesday afternoon.

McKennie was selected as part of Schalke's starting XI to face Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Bundesliga clash (2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1).

Jay Heaps' firing the first in a long line of changes needed for the Revolution

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Change was needed for the New England Revolution. It was not hard to see. Even putting aside the abysmal and inexcusable results of the past week, the team had, at best, stagnated or, at worst, fallen further and further behind the pack that is consistently competing in MLS.

The process of change began on Tuesday when the club announced the firing of Jay Heaps, and it is one of several needed if the Revs want to rediscover themselves in the long-term.

Tab Ramos signs extension to continue as U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director, U-20 coach

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Tab Ramos is set to continue on in his roles with U.S. Soccer.

The federation announced on Tuesday that Ramos has signed a contract extension that will see him stay on asU.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director and U-20 Men's National Team head coach. Ramos has served in the former role since 2013 while he took charge of the latter two years prior.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Christian Pulisic, Bobby Wood and more

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Two of the U.S. Men's National Team's big stars face off in what is most certainly the midweek headliner for Americans Abroad.

Bobby Wood and Christian Pulisic go head-to-head midweek as Borussia Dortmund faces off with Hamburg as part of a loaded Bundesliga slate. Elsewhere in Germany, Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach face off with Stuttgart while Timmy Chandler's Eintracht Frankfurt takes on Cologne.

European Midweek Preview: Lazio hosts Napoli, Bayern travels to Schalke, and more

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There may not be any Champions League fixtures taking place this week, but that doesn't mean there won't be any top action on display in Europe. The top match during the midweek action takes place from Rome as Lazio welcomes Napoli to the Olimpico. The hosts are in fourth place and have not lost yet this season.

Christian Pulisic nominated for Golden Boy award

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Christian Pulisic is widely regarded as one of the top young talents in Europe, and his play was recognized on Tuesday with a nomination for a prestigious award.

Pulisic is one of 25 nominees for the Golden Boy award, which is given to the year's best playerin European soccer under the age of 21.

Tuesday Kickoff: Rafa Marquez back with Atlas, Man City offer Kevin de Bruyne new deal and more

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Despite his recent issues, Rafa Marquez is back with his club.

Rafael Marquez is back with Atlas over a month afterU.S. Treasury Department named him on a list for alleged drug trafficking connections in Mexico. (REPORT)

Manchester City is reportedly set to offer Keivn de Bruyne a new contract.

Report: Revs fire head coach Jay Heaps

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Goal USA is reporting that the New England Revolution have fired head coach Jay Heaps.

The Revs are on the outside of the playoff picture for the second year in a row at the moment, and are in a spell where they have lost their last two matches by a combined score of 10-1. They have accrued three red cards in that time, as well.

Dom Dwyer's welcome return to form could help injury-ravaged USMNT

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Good news has been hard to come by for the U.S. Men's National Team in recent weeks.

As injury concerns build up ahead of the October World Cup qualifying matches against Panama and Trinidad and Tobago, possible replacements are being looked at for each position.

At the forward spot specifically, Bruce Arena is in need of someone to step up with Jordan Morris out with a hamstring injury and Bobby Wood nursuing a knock to his knee.

Quakes playoff hopes boosted amid Chris Wondolowski's historic night

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SAN JOSE, Calif. The stars over the South Bay on Saturday night could not have aligned finer for Chris Leitch and co.

Despite failing to accumulate many points on the road, which Leitch described as "the elephant in the room," the San Jose Earthquakes regained substantial playoff ground after a pragmatic, yet effective performance in a historical-heavy game.

A look back at Christian Pulisic's Top 5 moments as an 18 year old

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Sometimes it's easy to forget that Christian Pulisic is just a teenager. He has only been in the American soccer spotlight for a little less than two years, but in that time he has provided a number of memorable moments for both club and country.

Pulisic celebrates his 19th birthday on Monday, moving one step closer to actually being a full-fledged adult.

This Week's Soccer on TV

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Real Madrid gets their centerpiece back as Real Madrid faces Real Betis in a midweek La Liga clash. Cristiano Ronaldo will make his league debut on Wednesday evening after he missed the opening four games of the campaign thanks to him shoving a referee in the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa.

Elsewhere, Serie A also has a slate of midweek matches, as perfect Juventus hosts Fiorentina.

The Best of MLS Week 28: Josef Martinez, Abu Danladi, and more

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Atlanta United may have grabbed most of the headlines during Week 28, but plenty more happened outside of the fireworks in the Southeast in Major League Soccer.

Two Western Conference teams earned crucial home wins to leap above the red line and one of the league's best rookies provided some late drama to earn a rare road win for his team.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 28

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MLS got a record-setting weekend started in exciting fashion with a thrilling draw in front of a giant crowd.

Atlanta United and Orlando City put on a show for an MLS record crowd of 70,425 as the two southern rivals battled to a 3-3 draw. (READ)

Tony Tchani banged home an extra time equalizer to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a valuable away point in Columbus.

Frustration continues to define Gonzalo Veron's Red Bulls tenure

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Gonzalo Veron's tenure with the New York Red Bulls could be summarized with a single word for both the player and fans alike: frustrating.

The frustration lies in performance, appearances, finishing, passing, and lack of a clear path for the player. That frustration seems manifest in Veron's performances of late, as the team of bad luck seems to be channeled through Veron in a way few players have experienced for the Red Bulls.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: DeAndre Yedlin, Jonathan Gonzalez, Danny Williams and more

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DeAndre Yedlin made his return to the field over the weekend, and it was certainly a successful one.

Yedlin's return was good news for the U.S. Men's National Team heading into the final round of World Cup qualifiers, but it was also good news for Newcastle in a 2-1 win over Stoke City. The USMNT fullback featured for the first time since picking up a hamstring injury in preseason, one that kept him out of the first few matches of Premier League play and September World Cup qualifiers.

Monday Kickoff: Ousmane Dembele injury, Philippe Coutinho happy at Liverpool and more

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Barcelona's big signing is set to miss an extended period of time while the club's other prior target insists he's happy at Liverpool.

Ousmane Demeble will miss up to four months due to a hamstring injury suffered in Barcelona's win over Getafe. (REPORT)

Philippe Coutinho says he has "no problems" with remaining at Liverpool after admitting to fielding interest from Barcelona.

Union's point on the road down to heroics of Andre Blake

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The Philadelphia Union walked out of Red Bull Arena on Sunday with unfavorable statistics. They had six shots to the New York Red Bulls' 16. They recorded two of those shots on target, while their opposition had eight. The Union had two corners total, while the Red Bulls tallied 11.

Sunday European Rewind: Man United drubs Everton, PSG defeats Lyon, and more

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Manchester United kept on rolling in the Barclays Premier League, thumping Everton 4-0 on Sunday. Jose Mourinho's side saw goals from four different players in the dominant home victory. Antonio Valencia opened the scoring in the fourth-minute for United. Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled the lead in the 83rd-minute, slotting home a fine finish.

Red Bulls fail to crack the Union in scoreless draw

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The New York Red Bulls rested a number of first choice players for Sunday's match against the Philadelphia Union ahead of the U.S. Open Cup final this week and failed to pick up the result at home.

With the Red Bulls best playmaker and goalscorer on the bench for much of the match, the Union earned a hard-fought road result 0-0 at Red Bull Arena.

Christian Ramirez's special celebration, Abu Danladi's second road winner highlight Loons victory

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Superman is back, and he's is expecting a Superkid.

With his first start since his injury back in July, Christian Ramirez kept the secret that his wife was expecting a child until his first goal. After scoring the Loons' second equalizer of the game at the 60th minute, Ramirez grabbed a ball and put it under his shirt announcing the good news.

Real Salt Lake stays alive with win over Timbers

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Real Salt Lake is still in the playoff hunt thanks to a win over a Western Conference contender.

Goals from Albert Rusnak and Jefferson Savarino were enough to stave off a record-setting goal from Diego Valeri in RSL's 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. With the win, RSL temporarily moves up above the red line in the West, although FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo have games in hand.

Whitecaps score late to salvage tie with Crew

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It looked to be done and dusted at BC Place, but with a goal in stoppage time, the Vancouver Whitecaps managed to rescue a point in a 2-2 tie with the Columbus Crew.

The equalizer came in the second minute of extra time, with the Whitecaps turning a cleared corner into another opportunity to score.

Abu Danladi scores late goal to seal Minnesota United win in Montreal

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With every chance the Montreal Impact had to win, Minnesota United had a comeback opportunity, and they took it.

For their first time at Stade Saputo in both teams' MLS era, the Loons had the last word, running away with 3-2 win.

Minnesota United only held a lead for the last minute and the four minutes injury time.

FC Dallas' winless run continues with tie against Sounders

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FC Dallas' winless run continued, but they did snag a point against a Western Conference contender.

With the Seattle Sounders in town, FC Dallas sealed a scoreless draw, giving both teams a hard-fought point in a tight Western Conference race. The draw keeps FC Dallas in sixth place for the time being while the Sounders remain behind the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps atop the conference.

Sporting KC dominates 10-man Revs in home win

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The New England Revolution took a battering midweek to the tune of 7-0 thanks to a pair of red cards. Another dismissal doomed them on Saturday as goal after goal flew in once again.

Despite a goal from Teal Bunbury within the first five minutes, the Revs were pounded yet again on Saturday in a 3-1 loss to Sporting KC.

Fire extend unbeaten run in victory over D.C. United

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Following a dismal month of August, the Chicago Fire have seen new life in September.

Veljko Paunovic's side extended their current unbeaten run to three matches, defeating D.C. United 3-0 on Saturday evening.

The hosts used an own-goal paired with two second-half goals to cruise their way to three points.

Rapids snatch late point in draw with NYCFC

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For most of Saturday's match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, it looked like NYCFC would claim an important three points on the road. Colorado Rapids forward Dominique Badji had other ideas, scoring an equalizer in the 89th-minute in a 1-1 draw.
A long-range strike from Thomas McNamara stole the show early, before Badji canceled it out late.

Quakes earn much-needed three points against Dynamo

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Like its counterparts, the San Jose Earthquakes contributed their fair share to shake the Western Conference playoff picture more than it already was.

With a first-half strike from Danny Hoesen, the Quakes edged out the Houston Dynamo, 1-0, in a must-win scenario at Avaya Stadium on Saturday night.

Victor Vazquez powers TFC to big win over Galaxy

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With Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco out of the lineup, Victor Vazquez put on a master class against the struggling LA Galaxy as TFC inch towards history week by week.

Vazquez was active all game long, driving the TFC attack, creating high percentage chances, and even calling his own number scoring the third goal of the match.

Dom Dwyer, Josef Martinez duel as Atlanta United ties Orlando City in shootout

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Atlanta United had a league-record crowd on their side, and Dom Dwyer and Josef Martinez did their part in entertaining them en route to a thrilling draw.

Josef Martinez provided yet another hat-trick while Dom Dwyer provided two goals and an assist of his own as Atlanta United played Orlando City to a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Saturday European Rewind: Barcelona beats Getafe, Man City blasts Watford, and more

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After a huge Champions League win midweek over Juventus, Barcelona used a pair of second-half goals to earn a 2-1 comeback victory against Getafe on Saturday. Paulinho scored the winning goal for the visitors, finishing off Leo Messi's assist in the 84th minute. Denis Suarez drew Barcelona level in the 62nd minute as his right-footed effort found the top left corner.

MLS Ticker: De Jong to leave Galatasaray, Impact re-sign Jackson-Hamel, and more

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Nigel De Jong is set to leave Turkish side Galatasaray this January, opening the door for him to join up with D.C. United, according to Yeni Safak in Turkey.

De Jong was linked with D.C. United during the club's spending spree in the summer transfer window, but a deal was not reached.

MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

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Between the time you clicked on this link and started reading this preview, Atlanta United scored another goal.

The Five Stripes will once again be at the center of the MLS universe on Saturday afternoon as they are set to break the MLS attendance record for the third installment of the Southeast derby against Orlando City.

European Weekend Preview: Chelsea hosts Arsenal, Lyon visits PSG, and more

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Following the opening of both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League group stages this week, domestic action returns with a London Derby on tap in England.

Sunday sees Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge in a highly anticipated showdown. Chelsea was victorious in this fixture last season, 3-1, on their way to another league title.

USL Week 26 - A Look Ahead

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The 2017 USL season enters its final stretch with a number of teams still vying for playoff spots, making for some very exciting matchups in the coming weeks.

The top spots in the Eastern and Western Conferences are all but decided, but the margin for error is incredibly low in the rest of the table.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Chelsea has watched Arsenal lift silverware the past two times the London rivals have squared off, but a win over the Gunners on Sunday could offer some revenge along with a chance to stay near the top of the English Premier League standings.

Arsenal travels to Stamford Bridge to face the Blues for the first time since beating Chelsea in the Community Shield in penalty kicks.

Friday Kickoff: Lionel Messi contract delay, Isco re-signs with Real Madrid and more

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While one star's contract signing is continuously delayed, another put pen to paper on a new deal with his current club.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reiterated that Lionel Messi's father has signed a new contract on behalf of the star forward, who has still yet to put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him with the club until 2021.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: DeAndre Yedlin, Christian Pulisic and more

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Following a busy midweek period, the weekend brings several intriguing matches for the contingent of Americans Abroad.

Christian Pulisic is fresh off a disappointing Champions League defeat against Tottenham, but the Borussia Dortmund winger has a chance to help his team bounce back against FC Koln on Sunday.

Patricof on NYCFC: "We have a chance to be one of the biggest clubs in the world."

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A New York City native, Jon Patricof remembers his introduction to professional soccer as a nine-year old. His family commuted to Nassau County Coliseum to watch Major Indoor Soccer League boy wonder Steve Zungel and the New York Arrows.

Some 35 years later, Patricof still resides in the city but no longer has to embark for Long Island to watch a professional match.

A closer look at the problems plaguing struggling FC Dallas

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There's something wrong with FC Dallas. The reigning Supporters' Shield winners' current issues are not just a blip or a cold spell anymore. The team is facing a legitimate problem, and it's threatening to derail their playoff hopes after entering the season as legitimate MLS Cup contenders.

FC Dallas is winless since July 22, a span lasting eight matches that include five losses.

Report: Jonathan Gonzalez on Mexico radar following recommendation from Monterrey coach

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Californian native Jonathan Gonzalez has been fundamental in Monterrey's unbeaten record eight matchess into Liga MX's 2017 Apertura, which currently has 'Rayados' reigning supreme in Mexico's unpredictable table.

The 18-year-old midfielder has been a stalwart to head coach Antonio 'Turco' Mohamed, who, after granting Gonzalez and his first minutes in Liga MX play, is reportedly now speaking highly and recommending the Santa Clara born U-20 U.

Revs shocked by early goal, ready to move on from 7-0 defeat

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Wednesday was a rough night for the New England Revolution.

They went into the shiny new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and got trampled on by an Atlanta United team riding high and steam rolling towards the playoffs. They were down 1-0 before they could blink, down two men before they could truly recover from that instant attack, and they sauntered into the locker room for half time down four goals with a pair of red cards leaving their side out numbered and demoralized.

FIFA Organizing Committee approves new World Cup draw procedure

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The Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions has approved a new procedure for the 2018 World Cup draw.

Instead of the 32 teams being grouped by confederation, all 32 teams will be sorted into four pots of eight teams based on the October 2017 FIFA rankings. The hosts, Russia, and the top seven of the qualified nations will form the first pot.

Atlanta reaches 'different' level while creating more momentum at new stadium

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There's no other way to describe it. Atlanta United's 7-0 win over the New England Revolution was special and different in its own weird way.

Atlanta was up four goals and two men at halftime, and it only got better for the Five Stripes as they put three more past Cody Cropper. Gerardo Martino's men became the first expansion side to score seven goals and they tied the MLS record for largest margin of victory.

Christian Pulisic 'not going to lose sleep' over Alexi Lalas comments

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Sep 1, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; United States midfielder Christian Pulisic (10) in action against Costa Rica during the second half of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Pulisic was not mentioned by name in Alexi Lalas' recent criticism of the U.

USMNT falls two spots in latest FIFA rankings

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September's World Cup qualifiers were not exactly positive for the U.S. Men's National Team, and that has been reflected in the latest FIFA rankings.

Following a loss to Costa Rica and a tie with Honduras, the USMNT fell two places to 28th in the latest FIFA rankings. The U.S. remains the third-highest ranked team in CONCACAF behind 14th-ranked Mexico and 21st-ranked Costa Rica.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Tim Ream and more

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Wednesday was a frustrating day for Christian Pulisic.

The 19-year-old U.S. Men's National Team midfielder was certainly active on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough for Borussia Dortmund to avoid a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham in UEFA Champions League play. Pulisic saw a goal controversially disallowed due to an offside call while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also saw a goal ruled back in the Dortmund defeat.

Atlanta United hammers nine-man Revs

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Atlanta United will look upon its second game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with fond memories, but the New England Revolution will want to forget it ever happened.

The home club scored early and often as the Revs wittled themselves down to nine players before the half time whistle sounded. Their 7-0 demoliton of New England puts them in excellent position to qualify for the playoffs as the end of the regular season draws near.

Whitecaps thump Minnesota United to move atop Western Conference

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The Vancouver Whitecaps are very much in the mix for the top spot in the West, and Wednesday's beatdown of Minnesota United only furthered their case.

A trio of different goalscorers led the way for the Caps in a 3-0 beatdown of visiting Minnesota United on Wednesday night. The win puts the Canadian side on top of the Western Conference table despite having games in hand.

Thursday Kickoff: Mesut Ozil contract talks 'slowed down', Paul Pogba injury and more

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Arsene Wenger says contract talks with Mesut Ozil have "slowed down" in recent weeks. (REPORT)

Manchester United reportedly believe Paul Pogba could miss up to a month after suffering an injury in Champions League play. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc criticized the referee of Wednesday's Champions League loss to Tottenham due to two controversial disallowed goals.

UCL Wednesday Rewind: Tottenham edges Dortmund, Sevilla draws Liverpool, and more

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Matchday #1 of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League group stage continued on Wednesday with 16 more in action. The featured match of the day came from Wembley Stadium as Tottenham welcomed Borussia Dortmund to town. Also, Liverpool welcomed Sevilla to Merseyside for another tasty fixture.

Elsewhere, Manchester City faced a trip to the Netherlands while Real Madrid hosted Apoel Nicosia.

Michael Bradley responds to Alexi Lalas' USMNT criticism

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Alexi Lalas' criticism of the U.S. Men's National Team made waves over the weekend, and the team's captain became the first to respond to Lalas' criticisms on Wednesday.

Hey #USMNT, @AlexiLalas has a message for you. pic.twitter.com/xzXfOywU22

- FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 11, 2017

Michael Bradley was asked about Lalas' recent comments, which called out the USMNT following a frustrating September international break that included a loss to Costa Rica and a draw in Honduras.

Report: FIFA president Gianni Infantino targeted by new ethics complaint

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino is in the midst of yet another potential ethics investigation,

According to the New York Times, this latest charge comes courtesy of New York University law professor Joseph Weiler, former member of FIFA's governance ethics committee. The committee was trying to block the appointment of Russiandeputy prime minister, Vitaly Mutko, from running for a position on the FIFA council.

Sebastian Lletget returns to training after six-month absence

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The LA Galaxy received some good news on Tuesday, as Sebastian Lletget returned to training.

The midfielder stepped onto a field for the first time after sustaining a fracture in his foot earlier this year. The injury, which required surgery, occurred just minutes after he scored his first international goal in only his third appearance for the U.

After making club debut, Julian Green looking to improve with Greuther Furth

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Julian Green is certainly in need of a fresh start, and the American forward hopes to have found it with Greuther Furth.

The U.S. Men's National Team winger made his debut for the club on Friday, playing all 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Dynamo Dresden. The draw sealed the club's first points of the year, and provided Green's return to the field after failing to find his way into the Stuttgart lineup.

MLS Midweek Preview: Atlanta hosts Revs, Whitecaps take on Minnesota

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While the midweek slate may only feature two games on the schedule, those two games could go a long way towards determining playoff positioning.

Atlanta United remains in the thick of the Eastern Conference race as they continue to christen their new stadium. Next up? A match with the New England Revolution, who will need to close the season on a big run to have any sort of hope for a playoff berth.

David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco top MLS player ratings in FIFA 18

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Player ratings are beginning to come out for the upcoming release of FIFA 18 and their top MLS players are far from surprising.

Leading he way with an 82 overall rating are David Villa of New York City FC and Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC. The duo is made up of the last two players to win the league's MVP award and both are making strong cases for winning it again this year.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Omar Gonzalez, Cameron Carter-Vickers and more

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Tuesday was a good day to be an American centerback, especially on the goalscoring front.

Both Omar Gonzalez and Cameron Carter-Vickers found the back of the net for their respective clubs, leading the way in a pair of victories. Gonzalez's finish helped Pachuca seal a Copa MX win over Cimarrones de Sonora while Carter-Vickers scored the lone goal of a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers.

UEFA Champions League Wednesday Preview: Tottenham faces Dortmund, Sevilla travels to Liverpool, and more

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After an entertaining first day of action in the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League, Matchday No. 1 continues on Wednesday with 16 sides in action.

The must-watch fixture comes from Group H as Tottenham hosts Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere on Wednesday, Sevilla faces a tricky test in England against Liverpool.

Wednesday Kickoff: Marco Asensio out of UCL opener, Mourinho calls for 'patience' with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and more

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A key man will be missing from Real Madrid's Champions League lineup due to an odd injury while Jose Mourinho stressed patience with a big star.

While Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to the Real Madrid lineup,Marco Asensio will miss the club's Champions League opener against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday night due to an infected "pimple".

UCL Tuesday Rewind: Barcelona edges Juventus, Roma ties Atletico, and more

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The 2017-18 UEFA Champions League group stage returned on Tuesday with 16 sides in action. A pair of mouthwatering fixtures featuring Spanish and Italian sides took centerstage. Barcelona welcomed Juventus to the Camp Nou while Atletico Madrid traveled to Roma.

Elsewhere, Manchester United began their return to the UEFA Champions League with a home match against Basel, while PSG traveled to Glasgow for a showdown with Celtic.

Cameron Carter-Vickers scores in Sheffield United debut

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Cameron Carter-Vickers' loan stint with Sheffield United got off to a perfect start on Tuesday afternoon.

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team centerback scored a goal in his debut match for the Championship side on Tuesday against Bolton. The defender's goal came in the 33rd minute, giving the Blades a 1-0 lead heading towards the halftime break.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 27

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It doesn't look like anyone will be catching Toronto FC in the regular season nor the SBI MLS Power Rankings, but there's plenty of movement behind them as the playoff push continues.

The Western Conference certainly has a Cascadia feel at the current moment as the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps duke it out for playoff positioning.

Darren Mattocks provides key boost for Timbers in Adi's absence

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Diego Valeri is earning all of the plaudits for the Portland Timbers, and they're most certainly deserved. With Fanendo Adi out of action, the Argentinian star has stepped up in a big way, scoring seven goals in as many games to lead the Timbers to the top of the Western Conference.

UEFA Champions League Tuesday Preview: Barcelona faces Juventus, Roma hosts Atletico Madrid and more

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The UEFA Champions League group stage is finally back, and it returns with a pair of mouthwatering clashes involving Spanish and Italian clubs.

Barcelona and Juventus are in the center of Tuesday's marquee as they open up play in Group D. Over in Group Group C, Roma takes on Atletico Madrid in a showdown at the Stadio Olimpico.

SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week: Jonathan Gonzalez

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Monterrey continues to run through Liga MX with ease, and young American Jonathan Gonzalez continued to be a vital part of that run.

The 18-year-old midfielder has been a mainstay in the Monterrey midfield, and he stepped up once again over the weekend in a 1-0 win over Necaxa. The performance helped seal a narrow victory for Monterrey while locking down Gonzalez's honors as SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week.

U.S. U-20 midfielder Luca de la Torre signs extension with Fulham

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U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team midfielder Luca de la Torre has committed his future to Fulham.

The Championship club announced on Tuesday that the 19-year-old midfielder has signed an extension that will keep him with the club until the summer of 2020.

"It's a great feeling," de la Torre said in a statement.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga and more

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The UEFA Champions League returns this week, and Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund kick off the group stages with a major test.

Pulisic and co. will face off with Tottenham on Wednesday in one of the day's marquee Champions League clashes. The matchup will be vital due to the makeup of the group, which also features reigning champion Real Madrid.

Tuesday Kickoff: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'almost' ready, Ederson returns to training and more

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One of the game's biggest stars is moving closer and closer to a return

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says his knee is healing nicely and that he is "almost" ready to rejoin Manchester United. (REPORT)

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson returned to training with a protective helmet after taking a kick to the face from Liverpool's Sadio Mane.

SBI Question of the Day: Which recent snub would help the USMNT the most in October?

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Throughout September's qualifiers, it was quite clear that the U.S. was struggling in several facets of the game. The defense was poor while making several individual mistakes leading to chances and goals. The midfield was disjointed, failing to maintain valuable forward-thinking possession. The forwards were fairly anonymous, save for Bobby Wood's late goal to save a point in Honduras.

This Week's Soccer on TV

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The big boys of Europe get started in earnest this week after a Monday night domestic appetizer.

The UEFA Champions League group stage kicks off on Tuesday night with a set of eight matches highlighted by Barcelona taking on Juventus in a clash of long standing European giants.

The Europa League takes center stage on Thursday as the lesser of Europe's continental competitions pits large clubs against smaller foes.

USL Week 25 Rewind: Road teams run rampant

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Road teams were the big winners this week in USL action.

Only Orange County SC claimed maximum points at home this weekend, with hosts going 1-5-5. With the playoffs looming, home points are invaluable for teams in the hunt for a post season birth, and this week, they failed to capture the necessary results.

The Best of MLS Week 27: Jozy Altidore, Yordy Reyna, and more

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A U.S. Men's National Team staple had himself a big game in Toronto, leading his team to clinch an MLS Cup Playoff spot for the third year in a row.

Meanwhile, a rookie right back tallied a fantastic assist in another solid performance and also helped set up our Goal of the Week.

Here's a look at all the best from Week 27 of MLS:

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Jozy Altidore was the standout for Toronto FC as they became the first team to clinch a playoff spot in 2017.

Jordan Morris suffers hamstring injury against Galaxy

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The U.S. Men's National Team will need all hands on deck at the start of October, but they could be without one of their top forwards after Sunday.

During the Seattle Sounders' match against the LA Galaxy, Jordan Morris pulled up with a hamstring injury. The team later confirmed Morris suffered a hamstring strain.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 27

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MLS was back with a full slate of matches this weekend as we learned the first playoff team of the year and saw a couple late goals.

Nemanja Nikolic finally scored again for Chicago Fire, but his goal was cancelled out by Bradley Wright-Phillips as New York Red Bulls earn a 1-1 home draw. (READ)

Toronto FC became the first team to clinch a playoff spot with a domination 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, complete with a pair of goals from Jozy Altidore.

Report: Erik Palmer-Brown set to sign for Manchester City

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Erik Palmer-Brown has been on European radars for quite awhile, and he appears set to join one of England's giants in the near future.

According to the Kansas City Star, Palmer-Brown is set to sign with Manchester City following his contract's expiration at the end of the MLS season. The Sporting KC defender will join Man City in 2018 on a multi-year deal.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Geoff Cameron, Julian Green and more

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With the international break over, several U.S. Men's National Team stars returned to club action, but it certainly wasn't all good news.

Geoff Cameron was forced out of Stoke City's 2-2 draw with Manchester United with an injury on Saturday. After played 45 minutes, Cameron was removed at halftime with a hamstring issue, opening up some doubt just a month away from vital World Cup qualifiers.

Sporting KC holds on for road tie with Crew

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Sporting KC had been struggling on the road heading into Sunday's clash with the Columbus Crew and, even after a midweek defeat, the Western Conference contender was able to hold on to a point.

After falling to NYCFC on Wednesday evening, Sporting KC bounced back to earn a point from a 1-1 draw with the Columbus Crew.

Monday Kickoff: Palace fires Frank de Boer, Philippe Coutinho set for season debut and more

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Just five games into the Premier League season, the first manager has been fired.

Frank de Boer was fired as manager of Crystal Palace just five games into his tenure. Former England manager Roy Hodgson is the favorite to replace him. (REPORT)

Philippe Coutinho is available for Liverpool's midweek Champions League match against Sevilla.

Video: Alexi Lalas calls out USMNT for World Cup qualifying performances

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Hey #USMNT, @AlexiLalas has a message for you. pic.twitter.com/xzXfOywU22

- FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 11, 2017


Late Lamar Neagle strike extends Sounders' unbeaten streak

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SEATTLE The Seattle Sounders struggled to outplay the visiting LA Galaxy for much of Sunday night's match, but a late goal from substitute and hometown favorite Lamar Neagle salvaged a much-needed point in front of 44,697 at CenturyLink Field.

The 1-1 draw extends a club-record 12 match unbeaten streak for the Sounders, but it is also the third straight draw for a team in a tight race for first place in the Western Conference.

Atlanta United rolls past slumping FC Dallas

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When a team plays at a new stadium, there definitely could be some jitters in their performance. Getting used to the conditions and atmosphere can take some time and may lead to some struggles before success.

Atlanta United opened their play at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium by rolling past FC Dallas 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday European Rewind: Lazio defeats AC Milan, Newcastle edges Swansea, and more

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The mouth-watering European fixture on Sunday came from Rome as Lazio rolled past AC Milan 4-1. Ciro Immobile's hat-trick propelled the hosts to their second league victory of the new season. The Italian opened the scoring at the 38th-minute mark, scoring from the penalty spot. Immobile extended the lead five minutes later with a right-footed effort.

After tying MLS record, Diego Valeri looking to fire Timbers towards playoffs

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Diego Valeri has been a number of things throughout his time with the Portland Timbers. He's been a creator and a playmaker that's guided the team for several years. He's been a leader and a champion, marking himself as probably the franchise's most vital player throughout its MLS run.

Rapids edge Dynamo on late Dominique Badji winner

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The Colorado Rapids ended their nine-game winless run on Saturday night, and they did so in dramatic fashion.

Dominique Badji fired a goal in stoppage time, sealing a dramatic 1-0 win for the Rapids over the Houston Dynamo at BBVAA Compass Stadium. The match was the Dynamo's first in 17 days due to Hurricane Harvey.

VAR helps Union seal tie with Minnesota United

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The Philadelphia Union benefited from VAR, but it wasn't enough to help them seize a much-needed road win.

Ethan Finlay's goal canceled out CJ Sapong's opener, earning Minnesota United a 1-1 draw with the visiting Union on Saturday night. The draw leaves the Union four points below the red line with four teams to leapfrog in the final six matches.

Orlando City tops D.C. United for first win in two months

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For many reasons, Orlando City was in dire need of a victory, and the Lions got one on Saturday thanks to the play of their forward line.

Dom Dwyer and Cyle Larin combined on Orlando City's opener before Giles Barnes fired a second moments later, sealing a 2-0 win over D.C. United at Orlando City Stadium.

Nguyen sends Revs past Impact in battle of playoff hopefuls

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Revolution got the home cooking they needed on Saturday night against the Montreal Impact, knocking off a fellow playoff hopeful for the second straight weekend to move within a point of Atlanta United in the race for sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Whitecaps ride second-half goals to hold off RSL

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The Vancouver Whitecaps took a major step toward securing a return to the MLS playoffs, while Real Salt Lake saw its own recent surge toward the postseason halted for the time being.

A pair of second-half goals from Kendall Waston and Yordy Reyna were enough to help give the Whitecaps a 3-2 victory over RSL at BC Place on Saturday night.

Jozy Altidore brace leads TFC's thrashing of Quakes

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There are many reasons why Toronto FC lead the Supporters Shield race, but once of them is the team's form at BMO Field. On Saturday, they stepped up yet again for a lopsided win on home turf.

Thanks to a stellar brace performance by Jozy Altidore, Toronto took care of business against a feeble side in their 4-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Diego Valeri scores in seventh straight to lead Timbers past NYCFC

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The Portland Timbers remain very much in the hunt in the Western Conference, and they furthered their case on Saturday thanks to yet another goal from Diego Valeri.

The Argentinian star fired a goal in his seventh consecutive match, leading the Timbers to a 1-0 winner over NYCFC at Yankee Stadium.

Saturday European Rewind: Man City thumps Liverpool, Hoffenheim shocks Bayern, and more

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In Saturday's must-watch match across Europe, Manchester City cruised to a huge 5-0 home victory on Saturday over 10-man Liverpool. Pep Guardiola's men used braces from Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane in conjunction with a red card to the Reds' Sadio Mane to claim all three points.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the 24th-minute as he rounded Simon Mignolet.

Nemanja Nikolic breaks scoring drought as Fire tie Red Bulls

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The Chicago Fire's recent skid conincided with an extended scoring drought from their top striker. On Saturday, a goal from the team's forward star helped them earn a result for the second straight match

The Fire rescued a point against the New York Red Bulls, tying 1-1 at Toyota Park on Saturday thanks to a Nemanja Nikolic goal.

SBI Spotlight: Approaching 50-50 club, Lee Nguyen focused on Revs playoff push

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Major League Soccer's 50-50 club is reserved for the best the league has seen. Less than 20 players have been able to produce 50 goals and 50 assists in their careers.

New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen, who is tied for the league lead in assists with 14, is two goals and two assists away from becoming the 19th player to join the illustrious group.

MLS Week 26: A Look Ahead

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After spending the last week panicking about the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup hopes, fans of the beautiful game in North America get to return to MLS with a full slate of contests.

Most of the focus will be on the Eastern Conference, where two vital clashes highlight Saturday's action and Atlanta United's stadium opener stands out on the three-game Sunday slate.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The international break is over, which means its time for a return to club soccer all over your television, computer, and phone screens this weekend.

The headliner takes place in England, where Manchester City will play host to Liverpool on Saturday in a clash of Premier League giants. Both teams are on seven points after unbeaten starts to the new campaign, and each know a loss could drop them even further behind red-hot Manchester United.

NASL's future in doubt after loss of D2 sanctioning

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The North American Soccer League is gearing up for another existential crisis.

After the league had a near brush with death last winter when two clubs left town for their rivals in the USL, two clubs closed up shop entirely, and one extremely high profile club nearly folded due to financial pressure, they get to go through the entire scare once again after the league's DII application was rejected by U.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Bobby Wood, Christian Pulisic and more

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Following the international break, the U.S. Men's National Team's Euro-based stars return to their clubs to continue domestic seasons.

Bobby Wood and Hamburg are off to a perfect start in Bundesliga play, and that start will be put to the test against RB Leipzig. Wood scored the game-tying goal in Tuesday's USMNT draw with Honduras, and he'll look to carry over the form that saw him score an additional goal in his team's last match.

European Weekend Preview: Man City hosts Liverpool, Bayern travels to Hoffenheim, and more

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After a lengthy international break filled with transfer sagas and World Cup Qualifiers, domestic action returns this weekend across Europe.

The top showdown this second weekend of September comes from Manchester, as Manchester City welcomes Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium. Both sides are 2-0-1 so far in their opening three matches, with the Reds holding a slim lead on goal difference.

Friday Kickoff: Isco close to new Real deal; FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli and more

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Real Madrid is moving closer to locking up one of the team's stars while a young English star is facing punishment from FIFA.

Club president Florentino Perez says Isco has agreed to a new deal with Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Perez also said that he is unhappy with the standard of refereeing in La Liga, adding that the recent suspension of Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the system needs fixing.

41 cities across North America bid for to serve as host cities for 2026 World Cup

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The united North American trio bid is starting to take shape.

On Thursday, 41 cities across the United States, Mexico and Canada officially submitted bids to serve as Official Host Cities for the North American pending bid of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Of which, the United Bid Committee (UBC) will trim down to shortlist of cities later this fall.

With season winding down, NYCFC looks to put pressure on TFC in Supporters' Shield hunt

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In August, Patrick Vieira conceded the Supporters' Shield to Toronto FC. They were just too far ahead, he said, and catching them this late in the season just wasn't going to happen.

Maybe, just maybe, he spoke too soon.

With Wednesday's win over Sporting KC, the shorthanded NYCFC pulled within six points of TFC atop the Eastern Conference.

SBI Spotlight: Rookie of the Year contender Jack Elliott thriving for Union

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CHESTER, PA The lanky Englishman walking off the practice field with his fellow rookies after collecting every loose soccer ball doesn't look like a commanding center back.

Jack Elliott, the 22-year-old fourth-round pick of the Philadelphia Union, has turned himself into one of Major League Soccer's top young defenders in 2017, and his relentless work effort has put him at the forefront of the Rookie of the Year race.

SBI MLS Player of the Month: Ignacio Piatti

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Ignacio Piatti wasted no time making his presence felt in the Montreal Impact lineup in his return from injury.

Piatti didn't start a single game in July, but he returned to Mauro Biello's XI on August 5 and instantly caught fire while earning honors as SBI MLS Player of the Month for his August efforts

The Argentinian Designated Player scorched the back of the net for seven goals and he put together back-to-back two-goal performances in the same week on August 16 and 19 against the Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Month: Jonathan Lewis

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Jonathan Lewis didn't get the most playing time of any rookie throughout the month of August, but the NYCFC winger made the biggest impact by leading his team to a pair of big wins.

Lewis scored his first two career goals in August, helping lift NYCFC to wins over the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution in consecutive weeks.

Late goal from Jack Harrison leads NYCFC past Sporting KC

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Although the club's biggest name was out of action, one of NYCFC's young stars helped lead them to a major home victory over a playoff contender.

Jack Harrison fired a late bouncing strike past Tim Melia, leading NYCFC to a 1-0 win over Sporting KC on Wednesday night in the lone midweek MLS match.

Thursday Kickoff: Philippe Coutinho back in training, David Alaba injured and more

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While a Brazilian star has returned to training, one of Bayern Munich's top players will be out for some time.

Philippe Coutinho returned to Liverpool training for the first time since reportedly handing in a transfer request to push through a failed move to Barcelona. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba will miss time due to an ankle injury.

MLS Ticker: Will Johnson arrested, LAFC signs Argentinian attacker and more

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Orlando City midfielder Will Johnson was arrested on Wednesday on a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery after an alleged domestic incident involving Johnson and his wife.

According to the police report — published in part by the Orlando Sentinel — Johnson was booked early on Wednesday morning after his wife accused him of tackling her by "wrapping both of his arms completely around her waist" following an argument.

MLS Midweek Preview: NYCFC, Sporting KC collide in match with major playoff implications

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Both New York City FC and Sporting KC have big time playoff aspirations, and the latest stop in the road to the postseason sees the two contenders clash in an interconference matchup.

NYCFC hosts Sporting KC on Wednesday in the lone MLS match of the evening, and it's one that could help vault either team to a more comfortable place in their respective conference.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Toronto FC

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Last year's MLS Cup finalists stood out among the pack throughout the month of August but, unlike last winter's finale, it was Toronto FC that emerged as the front-runner thanks to a fantastic month.

Toronto FC won four games while drawing another to increase the club's stranglehold atop the Eastern Conference.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Argentina draws at home, Peru scores big away win

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South American World Cup Qualifying continues to be as wild as ever. Only two matches remain in their marathon qualifying campaign and only Brazil remains locked into a spot for next summer's tournament in Russia. A trio of World Cup regulars currently sit outside the automatic qualifying positions as Argentina, Chile, and Ecuador are all struggling to put a solid campaign together.

After surviving Honduras scare, USMNT still has work to do in World Cup qualifying

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Tuesday's point wasn't enough to send the U.S. Men's National Team to Russia. It wasn't even truly enough to fully get feet back on firm ground. However, it was just enough for the USMNT to help their case in just the slightest bit.

Down a goal with time ticking away, Bobby Wood fired a vital goal in the 85th minute, sealing a 1-1 draw with Honduras in San Pedro Sula.

USMNT 1, Honduras 1: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Men's National Team wasn't very good on Tuesday. There's no secret to it. Tuesday's performance wasn't a good one, and the USMNT looked like they were well on their way towards being punished for it yet again.

Until they weren't, thanks to a Bobby Wood goal. Call it luck, call it timing, call it whatever you want.

Wednesday Kickoff: 'Bad taste' for Mexico, Alexis Sanchez hits out at critics and more

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While Mexico suffered a letdown despite advancing to the World Cup, one international star showed his frustrations after his team suffered a major defeat.

Juan Carlos Osorio says Mexico's draw with Costa Rica left "a bad taste" for El Tri. (REPORT)

Alexis Sanchez hit out at the Chilean media following the team's loss to Bolivia, saying he is tired of being criticized for no reason.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico holds Costa Rica to draw, Panama cruises into third

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After the USMNT salvaged a draw in Honduras, two other CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers went down in Central America.

Costa Rica hosted Mexico where a win would secure a spot in next summer's World Cup while Panama looked to get a jump on the U.S. and Honduras with a win at home against Trinidad and Tobago.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Bobby Wood

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For 84 or so minutes, the U.S. Men's National Team wasn't very good. There's no need to mince words or anything like that. Honduras was the better team for virtually the entire match.

But sometimes, an individual player and an individual moment can make a difference, and Bobby Wood did just that on Tuesday.

Late Bobby Wood goal saves USMNT in draw with Honduras

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With just minutes remaining in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier, the U.S. Men's National Team saw their World Cup hopes slipping away. Then, Bobby Wood struck.

Wood joined the match as a second half substitute and fired an 85th minute goal, sealing a 1-1 draw with Honduras on Tuesday in San Pedro Sula.

Tuesday WCQ Rewind: Iceland edges Ukraine, Turkey defeats Croatia, and more

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UEFA World Cup Qualifiers have been unpredictable so far to say the least. Underdogs remain in the fight for playoff spots, while group favorites drop points unexpectedly.

Iceland bounced back from a 1-0 defeat in Finland on Saturday, to edge Ukraine 2-0 in Reykjavik. A brace from Gylfi Sigurdsson was all the hosts needed to remain within touching distance of the top spot in Group I.

USMNT vs. Honduras: Your Live Commentary

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Following Friday's defeat against Costa Rica, the U.S. Men's National Team faces a vital World Cup qualifier against Honduras on Tuesday night.

The USMNT lineup features seven changes from Friday's match, including Brad Guzan in goal while Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler enter at centerback.

Moggio: 2026 World Cup in North America can showcase 'unified region'

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Apr 10, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montaglian, left United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, center and, Mexican Football Federation president Decio de Maria, center hold the agreement at a press conference at World Trade Center. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

For CONCACAF secretary generalPhilippe Moggio, the proposed 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada can showcase a "diversified, unified region.

USMNT vs. Honduras: The Pregame Tailgate

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Following a holiday weekend filled with criticism and World Cup doubt, the U.S. Men's National Team returns to action on Tuesday for a vital World Cup qualifier.

Tuesday's match in Honduras will be a big one for the USMNT, who enter the day in third place but on relatively shaky ground.

Report: U.S. Soccer rejects NASL's DII application

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The American Soccer Pyramid is reportedly losing a second division league.

The provisionally second tier North American Soccer League saw it's application to remain at that level rejected by the U.S. Soccer Federation, acccording to FiftyFive.One.

USSF didn't give a direct reason for why the application was rejected, but the league has failed to solidify the federations requirements for a second division league.

USMNT vs. Honduras: What to Watch For

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The importance of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier has been stated ad nauseum at this point. The U.S. Men's National Team needs a result in a big way on Tuesday night, but it certainly won't come easy.

Trips to Honduras are never simple, and Tuesday won't be any different.

USMNT prepared for challenges that come with all-important with visit to Honduras

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The U.S. Men's National Team is feeling the heat, in more ways than one.

Of course, there's the physical heat. Any trip to Honduras will bring a battle with the conditions, and Tuesday's World Cup qualifier is no different. Temperatures will be scorching and the humidity will be a factor.

Monday WCQ Rewind: England edges Slovakia, Germany routs Norway, and more

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In a battle of Group F's top two sides in UEFA World Cup Qualifying, England held off Slovakia 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. A 59th-minute winner from Marcus Rashford sealed three points for the hosts in a hotly-contested match. The visitors opened the scoring in the third minute as Stanislav Lobotka slotted home from close range.

Christian Pulisic's best position up for debate with Honduras looming

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Christian Pulisic is a heck of a soccer player. He has a variety of talents at just 18 years old. He has a full complement of attacking skills and the physical tools to match, making him a handful for any defender he faces on any level.

Now, those skillsets can be used in a variety of ways.

Bruce Arena hints at addition of MLS players to USMNT lineup against Honduras

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Friday's lineup against Costa Rica did not work for the U.S. Men's National Team. The 2-0 loss is more than enough evidence of that, and one would expect changes heading into Tuesday's clash with Honduras.

Bruce Arena knows he'll have to make at least one swap for the suspended Jozy Altidore.

Tuesday Kickoff: Lionel Messi drama, Diego Simeone signs extension and more

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Lionel Messi drama for both club and country headlines Tuesday's news.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reiterated that Lionel Messi's contract extension is already agreed upon and just awaiting the Argentine's signature. The reports come in the wake of criticism of Bartomeu and reports that Messi could leave if the executive remains in power at the club.

Who Should the USMNT start vs. Honduras?

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The U.S. Men's National Team is once again in a precarious position. Friday's loss added just a bit of doubt to the World Cup qualifying push with just three games remaining in the Hexagonal.

Now, the USMNT must bounce back in the first of those three games: a visit to Honduras.

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

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One CONCACAF team has booked a spot to the World Cup on Friday. Tuesday's matches may or may not officially confirm who joins Mexico, but they will go a long way towards clarifying what the picture looks like ahead of Russia 2018.

While the U.S. Men's National Team visits Honduras, Costa Rica can lock up a spot alongside Mexico with a win over El Tri.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 26

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The weekend was a brief one in MLS due to the international break, but there were some memorable performances and results throughout the four-match schedule.

Kei Kamara fired a hat-trick while Lee Nguyen provided a record four assists to lead the New England Revolution to a 4-0 win over Orlando City.

Replacing suspended Jozy Altidore a tough task for USMNT ahead of Honduras clash

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Whether you want to admit it or not, Jozy Altidore is an integral part of the U.S. Men's National Team. He has a variety of skills and talents unmatched in the USMNT pool, and there are many occasions where his abilities up front open the door for the U.

Injured Bastian Schweinsteiger gets Fire back on track

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It needed a Video Review intervention but Deian Boldor's tackle on Bastian Schweinsteiger turned a yellow card into a send-off. It also injured the World Cup winner's calf, but it certainly didn't stop the German star from stepping up in a big match.

Monday Kickoff: Ousmane Dembele defends Barcelona transfer; La Liga pushes for FFP and more

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After skipping training in pursuit of a dream move, Ousmane Dembele defended the way he went about his exit at Borussia Dortmund.

Ousmane Dembele said he did what he had to do to force his move to Barcelona and complete a dream transfer. (REPORT)

La Liga wants UEFA to investigate Manchester City's spending while furthering the look into Paris Saint-Germain's potential breach of Financial Fair Play rules.

David Villa makes Spain cameo, leaves camp with training injury

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David Villa came on near the end of Spain's 3-0 thumping of Italy in Madrid to roaring applause from the Spanish faithful, but will not feature in their upcoming match in Vaduz against Liechtenstein.

The once World Cup champion came on for Isco in the 89th minute of Saturday's match. He didn't do much aside from make a couple passes, but the fans were happy to see their nation's all time leading goal scorer make brief cameo anyway.

Sunday WCQ Rewind: Belgium edges Greece, Portugal defeats Hungary, and more

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The must-watch fixture from Sunday's UEFA World Cup Qualifying action came from Athens as Greece faced off with Belgium. Roberto Martinez's side used a 74th-minute winner from Romelu Lukaku to earn all three points against the hosts. Following a scoreless first-half, the Belgians took the 1-0 lead as Jan Vertonghen's left-footed finish found the back of the net after 70 minutes.

Kamara's hat-trick propels Revs to rout of Orlando City

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Orlando City's fading playoff hopes took another hit, while the New England Revolution breathed life into their own chances with a 4-0 win over the Lions on Saturday night.

Kei Kamara notched a hat-trick while Lee Nguyen tied an MLS record with four assists to

Kamara opened the scoring after 26 minutes, finishing off Scott Caldwell's assist from close range.

FC Dallas overcomes first-half red card to tie Red Bulls

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When a team is reduced to 10 men, one of two things can happen. Either that team could give up and look towards the next match, or fight and make the most of a dismal opportunity.

FC Dallas fought its way back twice at home on Saturday evening, overcoming a red card and two deficits to earn a point in a 2-2 draw against the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Stadium.

Fire avenge August road loss with win over 10-man Impact

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After having lost 3-0 to the Impact two and a half weeks ago, and having suffered a four-match losing streak, the Chicago Fire have returned to winning ways.

A second-half goal by Bastian Schweinsteiger was enough to down the 10-man Impact squad was all it took to avenge the Fire's prior loss in Montreal in a 1-0 victory on Saturday night.

Galaxy trounce Rapids to halt 10-game winless slide

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The LA Galaxy were in desperate need of a win after more than two months without one and it took a visit of the last team they beat to halt the slide.

Romain Alessandrini and Gyasi Zardes delivered a goal and assist apiece to lead the Galaxy to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids at StubHub Center on Saturday.

Costa Rica 2, USMNT 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Let's start with the positives and just get that out of the way. Graham Zusi looked solid at right back. Michael Bradley had a good game in the central midfield. Jorge Villafana made some plays at left back.

Now that that's out of the way, we can discuss what really happened in the U.

Jozy Altidore 'disappointed' by upcoming suspension, CONCACAF officiating

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From the referee to the result, from Jozy Altidore's point of view, the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Costa Rica showcased classic CONCACAF.

The forward was booked in the 80th minute after an altercation with Johan Venegas and will miss the USMNT's next World Cup qualifier at Honduras on Tuesday.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico clinches World Cup spot, Honduras tops T&T

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In 2013 Mexico left it late, requiring the help of San Zusi to reach the 2014 World Cup. This time around, El Tri didn't waste any time, becoming the first team from CONCACAF to book a spot in Russia.

A Hirving Lozano goal was all Mexico needed in a 1-0 win over Panama. With the win, Mexico seals a World Cut berth while Panama remains on the outside looking in with three games remaining.

Shorthanded USMNT defense doesn't pass test against Costa Rica

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Bruce Arena was forced into making some big decisions on Friday night. His starting right back, DeAndre Yedlin, didn't recover in time to join the U.S. Men's National Team squad. His starting centerback, John Brooks, will miss the remainder of qualifying with an injury of his own.

Knowing that, two changes were required in the USMNT backline.

USMNT falls flat in home World Cup qualifying loss to Costa Rica

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For most of the 2017 calendar year, the U.S. Men's National Team found ways to frustrate opponents and grind out results. On Friday, they did neither, and their World Cup qualifying hopes took a shot because of it.

The USMNT fell to a second home loss in the Hexagonal, losing again to Costa Rica time by a scoreline of 2-0 at Red Bull Arena.

Loss to Costa Rica puts USMNT on more difficult road to Russia

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Bruce Arena and the U.S. Men's National Team knew the stakes of Friday's match. A win would all but put the USMNT on the road to Russia. A loss? Well, that would change the perception and certainly bring in a whole new line of questioning.

"We know that all hell breaks loose when you lose a game," Arena said on Thursday ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: SBI Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team can't clinch a spot in Russia on Friday night, but a win over Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena would go a long way towards booking a spot at the 2018 World Cup.

In the aftermath of this summer's Gold Cup run, the U.S. returns to World Cup qualifying on Friday night still with some work to do heading towards the final four matches.

Friday WCQ Rewind: Denmark routs Poland, Germany edges Czech Republic, and more

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In the top UEFA World Cup Qualifier on Friday, Denmark handed group E leaders Poland their first loss of qualifying in a 4-0 rout. The Danes used goals from four different goalscorers to extend their unbeaten run to four matches. Thomas Delaney opened the scoring after 15 minutes, before Andreas Cornelius doubled the lead before halftime.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: The Pregame Tailgate

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It's been a long wait for the return of World Cup qualifiers, but the day is finally here. The U.S. Men's National Team returns against Costa Rica on Friday night, and it's a match that could go a long way towards sealing a spot in Russia next summer.

MLS Week 26: A Look Ahead

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Labor Day weekend will feature matches from several different areas of the world, as World Cup Qualifiers take center stage. However, Major League Soccer is also on tap with four matches on Saturday across Canada and the United States.

Two all Eastern Conference showdowns will take place in the early slate of Saturday evening, while the most intriguing comes from north of the border.

With end of qualifying in sight, USMNT ready for challenge of familiar foe Costa Rica

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The U.S. Men's National Team has built a new level of confidence over the last few months. There's a new level of swagger, of self-belief. Winning a Gold Cup and going unbeaten through the first eight months of a calendar year will do that for you. It's hard to not feel some sort of conviction given all of the recent success.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Costa Rica?

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The U.S. Men's National Team is back for World Cup qualifiers, and the big guns are back to help continue the push to Russia 2018.

Following this summer's Gold Cup triumph, the European-based group including Bobby Wood, Fabian Johnson and Geoff Cameron return to the USMNT squad for Friday's match against Costa Rica.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: What to Watch For

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Tonight's U.S. Men's National Team's match against Costa Rica is a big one. It's pretty obvious. A win all but pushes the U.S. to Russia. A loss? Well, that makes things a bit more complicated.

To avoid those sorts of complications, the USMNT has to take care of business at home against a very game Costa Rica team.

Friday WCQ Rewind: France pummels the Netherlands, Bulgaria shocks Sweden, and more

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In the must-watch match of the day in UEFA World Cup Qualifying, France jumped back into top spot in Group A after pummeling the Netherlands 4-0 in Paris. A second-half brace from Monaco's Thomas Lemar sparked a second-half rout of Holland at the Stade De France. Antoine Griezmann's 14th-minute finish gave the French a 1-0 lead which they took into halftime.

Costa Rica loss feels like 'a long time ago' for USMNT

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The last time the U.S. Men's national team met Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier, they lost 4-0 after dropping a home match to Mexico to open up the Hexagonal last November. The team's head coach and technical director, Jurgen Klinsmann, was subsequently fired after the aforementioned poor results and general dissatisfaction from his five-year tenure as the coach.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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World Cup Qualifying takes center stage as every confederation still has spots up for grabs.Of course, here in the U.S., all eyes will be on the U.S. Men's National team when they take on Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena in a match that can be seen on ESPN.

The overseas highlight match of the weekend goes down Saturday afternoon in Madrid as Italy and Spain square off with first place in their group on the line.

Friday Kickoff: Wayne Rooney arrested; Alexis Sanchez unhappy and more

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The transfer window may be closed, but the Alexis Sanchez drama is far from over. Meanwhile, one of England's top stars is in some drama of his own.

Wayne Rooney was arrested on Friday on suspicion of drunk driving. (REPORT)

Alexis Sanchez reportedly does not want to play for Arsenal again after the club did not sell him to close the transfer window.