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Gold Cup

"1812" facts leading up to Canada vs. USA

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Not only does Sunday night's "Centennial Match" friendly versus our friends the United States of America (aka Canada's jaunty scarf) celebrate 100 Years of "greatness" under the CSA but it also takes place nearly 200 years after The War of 1812's "Battle of York".

GOLD CUP: Canada fall at the death and USA overcomes finishing woes to advance

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There're tough losses and then there's what happened to Canada Tuesday night. Literally a fraction away from securing a spot in the knockout stages Panama pulled off a sobering goal to eliminate the Maple Leafs from the Gold Cup in the early game Tuesday night.

Livestrong Or Die: TSG’s USA vs. Guadeloupe Preview Lite

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Not the way Bob Bradley and company planned it arriving at the third group stage game in Gold Cup 2011.

The setting for what is a more important game than what was hoped...

With now three games in eight days, this was to be a chance for the key US Â regulars to get a respite before the knockout rounds of the tournament.

USA 2–0 Canada: Gold Cup Win Settles Nerves After Loss to Spain

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Fifteen minutes. That is all it took for the U.S. Men's National Team to turn Saturday's embarrassment at the hands of Spain into nothing more than a bump in the road during an international friendly.

When Jozy Altidore found the back of the net 15 minutes into the Americans' game against Canada in Tuesday night's opening match of group play in the Gold Cup, everything that happened on the field against Spain was forgotten.

USA Takes Care Of Canada In Gold Cup

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The U.S. rebounded from its terrible display against Spain at the weekend to beat Canada 2-0 in their opening Gold Cup match. Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey were the U.S. goal scorers.

The U.S. pressured Canada from the start as Bradley and Jones dominated the center of the pitch. So it was no surprise when the U.

Altidore Leads USA over Canada; Panama take down 10-man Guadeloupe

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The USA took the first step towards returning to the Confederations Cup getting their Gold Cup campaign off to a positive start Tuesday night.

Putting in a workmanlike effort the USA took care of opening round business with a 2-0 victory over a very game Canadian squad Tuesday night.

Gold Cup 2011: USA defeats Canada 2-0

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The United States opened their 2011 Gold Cup campaign with a convincing 2-0 win over Canada in from of 28,209 at Ford Field in Detroit. The USA came out determined from the get go, using the long ball early on and completely dominating the midfield with a tireless work rate. Canada had nothing to offer in response as the US imposed their will over the Canucks and broke through in the 15th minute thanks to a Jozy Altidore strike.

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Major Link Soccer: Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz Pens Open Letter, USWNT's Alex Morgan in Sports Illustrated

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In this edition of Major Link Soccer, I Timm Higgins will try my best not to poke bears, cause twitter outrage or other such nonsense. Lets all cross our fingers shall we?

The Philadelphia Union have been under fire from their fan base most of this off season. Recently on their official website CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz pens a open letter of sorts to the Unions fans.

NASL Week 13 Recap: 4th of July Fireworks

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The 2011 NASL season reached its halfway point this 4th of July weekend with plenty of fireworks on the pitch. The weekend action, which included the unveiling of the new retro NASL official soccer ball, consisted of plenty of holiday fireworks as the Carolina RailHawks won their 10th straight match Sunday by shutting down the visiting Montreal Impact 2-0.

Railhawks Recap

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Carolina Railhawks 2, Montreal Impact 1 (NASL League Play)
The Railhawks can't seem to play a game in good weather. It was a rainy afternoon in Montreal, where the Railhawks defeated the Impact 2-1 at Saputo Stadium. The Impact were coming off an emotional high as they beat the New York Red Bulls in a friendly the previous Wednesday.

Impact beats Red Bulls in friendly

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Canadian international forward Ali Gerba's first-half goal was the difference, as the Montreal Impact held on for a 1-0 result over the New York Red Bulls in their friendly Wednesday night at Saputo Stadium.

Gerba headed home a cross in the 37th minute for the game's only tally.

Toronto, Vancouver advance to final of Canadian championship

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The Canadian championship final will be an all-MLS affair.

Toronto FC made quick work of FC Edmonton while Vancouver needed extra time to put away the Montreal Impact in the final legs of their semifinal matchups Wednesday night.

Rookie Joao Plata set up Alan Gordon in the 21st minute for the lone goal in TFC's 1-0 victory over Edmonton.

NASL Look Ahead: Week One

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

A rematch of last season's USSF Division 2 final headlines the debut weekend in the NASL.

The Carolina Railhawks welcome defending champions Puerto Rico Islanders as both teams look to build upon last year's success with mostly rebuilt squads.

USSF D2: Pore grabs MVP, Nolly named goalie of the year

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The second day of USSF D2 awards saw Ryan Pore walk away the big winner, as the league's leading goal-scorer was also named the Second Division MVP on Thursday.

Pore carried most of Portland's offense throughout the 2010 season, and was also named a member of the D2 Best XI.

USSF D2: Pore grabs MVP, Nolly named goalie of the year

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The second day of USSF D2 awards saw Ryan Pore walk away the big winner, as the league's leading goal-scorer was also named the Second Division MVP on Thursday.

Pore carried most of Portland's offense throughout the 2010 season, and was also named a member of the D2 Best XI.

Watson and Johnson Named to League Best XI

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U.S. Soccer - Portland Timbers Ryan Pore Voted Most USSF D2 Pro League Most Valuable Player

Both Pore and Nolly appear on the Best XI, as does Defensive Player of the Year Greg Janicki. Joining the Vancouver defender on the back line is a pair of Rochester Rhinos in Aaron Pitchkolin [sic] and Troy Roberts.

USSF D2 Player of the Year is Portland’s New MLS Signing Ryan Pore: Goalkeeper of the Year Jay Nolly

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US Soccer released today the USSF D2 Pro League Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Starting 11 awards voted on by a panel of journalists comprised of members of print, television, radio and online media hailing from each of the 12 clubs' local markets, as well as the general manager and head coach of each team.

USSF D-2: A Look Back at Week 24

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By TRAVIS CLARK

The Carolina Railhawks became the latest USSF Division 2 to officially secure a playoff spot over the weekend.

With only a handful of games remaining in second division play, Carolina's 4-2 win over struggling Crystal Palace locked up the fifth playoff spot in postseason play.

USSF D-2: A Look Ahead at Week 23

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By TRAVIS CLARK

For the first time in a long time, all 12 USSF D-2 will be in action this weekend.

With the playoff race creating pressure in almost every match, eyes will be on Rochester as the Rhinos play host to the FC Tampa Bay Rowdies (7:00 p.m., Saturday).

Where Are They Now? An Interview With Ali Gerba

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Ali Gerba, the well-traveled Canadian international striker, was released in April of this year after playing only eleven matches with Toronto FC. He wasn't out of work for long, however, as he was signed in July by the Montreal Impact of the NASL. We sat down with Mr. Gerba, pictured below, in Montreal to see how life was treating him in the NASL.

CNE

THE MATCHUP: Deep in the heart of "Ex"as

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Exhibition matchTORONTO (1st) VS. DALLAS (2nd)
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - GROUP C
 
BMO FIELD - WEDNESDAY 8PM ET
TV: GOLTV
 
THE KICKABOUT:
- Was TFC's recent upswing a carny trick or is their form closer to the performance put on in Chicago last Sunday?

THE STARTING 11: Toronto FC-related CNE attractions

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Last one to fall off is TFC's new striker

As the last few hours of August slip away, the signs of summer's end are upon us. Oooh, I've gone all Robert Frost. Alas, (so highbrow!) the first leaves are beginning to fall, the sun is setting that wee bit earlier... and of course Toronto FC is slipping out of the playoff picture.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Five Things From Canada

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J Hutcherson writes of five things to look at following the US 2-0 victory over Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In the aftermath of the USA's clinical treatment of Canada in the opening night of Group C, we look at five things to carry forward into the second set of games on the Gold Cup schedule.

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup rosters set

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All 12 rosters for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup have been released and there is plenty of star power set to be on display in the United States this summer.

Manchester United star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez headlines the list of players who the United States will be trying to beat for the Gold Cup trophy.

De Rosario included on Canada Gold Cup roster

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After all that chatter, Dwayne De Rosario will be representing Canada this summer.

The New York Red Bulls midfielder highlights manager Stephen Hart's roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, along with five other MLS players. Attacking talent Simeon Jackson, who spearheaded Norwich City's promotion to the English Premier League also made the cut for Canada, which will open the Gold Cup against the United States on June 7 in Detroit.

Rhinos

USSF D-2: A Look Ahead at Week 25

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By TRAVIS CLARK

With the eight playoff teams in USSF D-2 now set, determining those first round matches is the only thing left to resolve.Â

Vancouver and Montreal will get one more chance to face off (Friday, 10:30 p.m.) before the Canadian rivalry takes a year off in 2011 as the Whitecaps make the transition to MLS -- that is, unless the two sides meet up in the postseason.

USSF D-2: Playoff field set

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By TRAVIS CLARK

With a 4-2 loss Wednesday night to Miami FC, the dim USSF D-2 playoff aspirations of first-year club A.C. St. Louis were finally extinguished.Â

Abe Thompson proved to be too much for the St. Louis defense to handle in Miami, netting a hat trick and seeing Miami to their third straight win of the season, eliminating any remaining hope of postseason action for the visitors.

USSF D-2: A Look Back at Week 21

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By TRAVIS CLARK

Two of the top teams in USSF Division 2 squared off Sunday evening, as the Austin Aztex concluded a swing to the Northwest to take on Vancouver. An entertaining 2-2 draw showed how little their was between two the league's finest.

The host Whitecaps have to feel the worse off after this one, failing to hold on to two separate leads -- going ahead through Cornelius Stewart's 14th minute strike, then again thanks to new signing Ridge Mobulu in the 52nd minute.

USSF D-2 A Look Back at Week 20

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By TRAVIS CLARK

Austin and Rochester keep on rolling through USSF D-2 opposition.

In upstate New York, the Rhinos kept a firm hold on first place in both the overall standings and the USL Conference, defeating Miami FC by a 3-1 score.Â

Down in Texas, the Aztex were not going to be outdone, holding off a comeback by the Carolina Railhawks to win 3-2.