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

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

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

Cameron Carter-Vickers looking to use preseason as opportunity to seize bigger Tottenham role

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HARRISON, N.J. Cameron Carter-Vickers just wants to take his chance.

Throughout the 2016-17 season, he got a taste of the Premier League from the bench as he joined a Tottenham team that finished second in the Premier League.That taste was nice, sure, and he certainly learned a lot from riding along for a Premier League title race.

Cameron Carter-Vickers starts, concedes penalty in Tottenham's loss to Roma

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HARRISON, N.J. Cameron Carter-Vickers earned a start alongside Tottenham's top defense on Tuesday night and produced several strong moments. However, it was one negative moment that stood out, and ultimately cost Tottenham a goal.

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team centerback was called for a handball in the 13th minute of Tottenham's 3-2 loss to Roma at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night.

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Christian Pulisic's late equalizer adds to strong preseason run

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Christian Pulisic continued his great run of preseason form on Saturday, scoring an 86th-minute equalizer in Borussia Dortmund's 2-2 draw with VfL Bochum.

After going down 2-0 before the hour mark, it looked like Peter Bosz's side would fall for the first time this summer. However, Dortmund fought back as Gonzalo Castro pulled them within one after 85 minutes.

Christian Pulisic impresses for Borussia Dortmund in friendly win over AC Milan

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It's only taken one preseason match for Christian Pulisic to pick up right where he left off last season for Borussia Dortmund.

The young U.S. Men's National Team phenom was crucial in Dortmund's 3-1 International Champions Cup victory over AC Milan in China in the early hours of Tuesday morning, further cementing his position as a key player for the Bundesliga squad.

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

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

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

SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week: Christian Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic capped off a strong season with Borussia Dortmund by helping his side to victory in the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday.

Pulisic came on as a substitute for Marco Reusat half time and had a strong impact up front. He helped provide the key moment of the match in the 66th minute by earning the penalty that set up Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang'swinning goal.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Pulisic, O'Neill, Chandler and more

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While one young American captured a premier cup title, another helped lead his side to promotion to the top flight.

Christian Pulisic helped lead Borussia Dortmund to a win in the DFB-Pokal final, drawing the game-winning penalty kick in a 2-1 win over Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Pulisic draws game-winning penalty to lead Dortmund to DFB-Pokal victory

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In Saturday's DFB-Pokal final, it was Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund that came out on top to close the season with a trophy.

Pulisic drew the game-winning penalty kick on Saturday, leading Dortmund to a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in Saturday's DFB-Pokal finale. The win sees Dortmund win their fourth German Cup trophy while Pulisic sangs his first major professional honor.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Chandler, Torres and more

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An American will lift the DFB-Pokal on Saturday as Christian Pulisic and Timmy Chandler go head-to-head in the final of Germany's premier cup competition.

The two collide on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund faces off with Eintracht Frankfurt at theOlympiastadion Berlin. The two Americans will be looking to seal their first career trophies, with Eintracht Frankfurt also making a push for the club's first major top flight honor since 1988.

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Weston McKennie impressing in preseason with Schalke senior squad

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18-year-old Weston McKennie is impressing with Schalke's senior squad this summer.

After making his senior debut in Schalke's final Bundesliga match of last season, the U.S. youth international is looking to earn a permanent place with the club. McKennie is coming off a standout display against Besiktas on Thursday in China, where he added an assist in a 3-2 victory.

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

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

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

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Jonathan Klinsmann caught in Hertha Berlin injury crisis

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With under a month to go to Bundesliga kickoff, Hertha Berlin is in the midst of a big injury crisis in goal.

With a plethora of first team goalkeepers out of commission, five in total, Hertha are desperately searching for answers in between the posts. Young U.S. U-20 Men's National Team keeper Jonathan Klinsmann could've been the solution, but now finds himself caught up in the injury crisis as well, reports Kicker.

Jonathan Klinsmann signs with Hertha Berlin

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Jonathan Klinsmann's recent training stint proved good enough to earn him his first professional contract from a Bundesliga club.

Hertha Berlin announced on Tuesday that the club has signed the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team goalkeeper following a training stint. Klinsmann began training with the club last week with the hopes of earning a professional deal and the young goalkeeper did enough to earn that deal with his grandfather's favorite club.

Jonathan Klinsmann makes 'good first impression' to begin Hertha Berlin training stint

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Jonathan Klinsmann recently began a training stint with Hertha Berlin, and club management says the early returns have been positive.

Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai said that the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team goalkeeper "made a good first impression" to begin his 10-day training stint.

Jonathan Klinsmann set for training stint with Hertha Berlin

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

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


Off to a headstart

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I meant to get this up yesterday and it slipped my mind. Somehow, I've managed to get a summer cold, so I spent most of the day in bed. In any event, Maccabi Tel Aviv's Aaron Schoenfeld scored in a Europa League qualifier for the second straight week, this time in a leg one rally win over guests KR Reykavik.

Opening Act

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And the honor of the first goal scored by one of our boys in the traditional fall-to-spring European leagues is (drumroll, please!)..... Aaron Schienfeld of Maccabi Tel Aviv. His first career goal in UEFA cup competition gave the visitors a 3-0 aggregate lead on their way to a 3-0 second leg victory and the Europa League second qualifying round.

Setting The Standard

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Just in case anyone forgot, they give assists for winning a penalty kick that gets buried in Germany. As such, young Christian Pulisic nudged his new single-season record for helpers by an American playing top flight ball in Europe to a lucky 13 - lucky because the spot kick he earned turned into a DfB-Pokal winner.

United States Men's National Team

Kenny Saief to miss seven weeks after hernia surgery

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After his time with the U.S. Men's National Team was abruptly cut off due to injury, midfielder Kenny Saief will need surgery and will be sidelined a little while longer.

Saief will undergo surgery to repair a hernia after suffering the injury during the USMNT's Gold Cup tune-up match against Ghana, reports Israeli media.

Danny Williams signs two-year deal with Huddersfield Town

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Another American will be featuring in the English Premier League this upcoming season.

Danny Williams has sealed a move to play in the EPL after signing a two-year deal with newly-promotedHuddersfield Town on Tuesday, according to the Terrier's official website.

Williams' move to Huddersfield comes after the German-American midfielder's contract with Championship side Reading FC ran out; arriving to John Smith's Stadium on a free transfer.

Yarbrough renews contract with Club Leon

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

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

Report: Kitchen on his way out of Hearts

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Perry Kitchen has gone from captain to player on the way out at Hearts in a short amount of time.

After being stripped of his captaincy in favor of thereturning Christophe Berra, the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder is expected to find a new club this summer, per the Edinburgh Evening News.

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David Wagner inks new deal with Huddersfield Town

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

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

Report: Danny Williams set for EPL move to Huddersfield Town

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

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

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

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

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

Wagner eager for Premier League challenge after leading Huddersfield Town to promotion

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Even as the match wore on, David Wagner remained confident. His team, Huddersfield Town, was battling for an incredibly unlikely promotion, facing with a Reading side that had bounced between the Championship and the Premier League several times in the past decade.

Yet, when the final penalty kick was taken, it was Huddersfield Town that was bound for the Premier League for the first time in club history, and they had Wagner to thank for guiding them there.

Wagner's Huddersfield Town wins English promotion playoff final

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It certainly wasn't pretty, but David Wagner and Huddersfield Town are heading to the Premier League for first time in club history.

Following a 0-0 draw through 120 minutes, Wagner's Huddersfield Town outlasted Reading to win 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout. The win sends Huddersfield Town to the Premier League, where they will join Newcastle and Brighton & Hove Albion as the promoted sides.

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Wood extends contract with Hamburg

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

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

Report: Bobby Wood primary target for FC Cologne

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

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

Report: Bobby Wood set to sign new contract with Hamburg

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With their Bundesliga future secure, it looks like Hamburg will also be retaining striker Bobby Wood next season.

According to a report from Hamburger MorgenpostWood seems ready to commit his future to Hamburg by signing a new contract. With rumors swirling about potentialtransfers to the Premier League or larger Bundesliga clubs, this is good news for Hamburg.

The Rest

Haji Wright to train with Schalke U-23s after starting preseason with first team

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Haji Wright had his moments throughout Schalke's preseason, but the American forward's next step will come away from the club's senior team.

Schalke announced that Wright is set to train with the club's U-23 team after beginning preseason with the first team squad. Wright had been with Schalke's senior group for the first four games of preseason with his standout performance coming via a four-goal performance in a 9-1 win over fifth division side SpVgg Erkenschwick.

Giuseppe Rossi released from contract by Celta Vigo

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Just a few months after suffering another catastrophic injury, American-Italian Giuseppe Rossi will depart Celta Vigo.

In an official statement, the team announced that it would not renew the contract of Rossi, who missed the end of the 2016-2017 season after rupturing his ACL in mid-April.

Report: Kitchen linked with Randers FC

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Perry Kitchen is on the hunt for a new club and it appears he's moving closer to finding one.

According to reports out of Scotland, Kitchen has departed Hearts training camp to undergo a medical with Danish club Randers FC. The proposed move to Denmark wouldn't yield a transfer fee as both Hearts and Kitchen are looking to move on.

U.S. U-17 Weah signs professional contract with PSG

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Timothy Weah has been with Paris Saint-German for quite some time, and the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team forward is now set for a major step up with the club.

PSG announced on Monday that Weah has signed his first professional contract with the club. The forward's deal will see him remain with the Ligue 1 side through the 2020 campaign.

American soccer as the family business

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jun 26, 2017) US Soccer Players – Soccer can often be a family affair. Parents pass down the love for the game to their sons and daughters in a variety of forms. From coaching their child's teams on Saturday morning to watching the World Cup on television, soccer's widespread popularity builds on these rituals.

Olosunde pleased with progress at Manchester United

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

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

Danny Barbir released by West Brom

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

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

Brooks completes transfer to Wolfsburg

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The rumor mill spun very quickly for John Brooks, who completed a big-money move to Wolfsburg on Wednesday morning.

Wolfsburg announced on Wednesday that the club has signed Brooks on a permanent deal from Hertha Berlin. The defender has signed asigned a five-year deal through to 2022 as he moves outside the German capital for the first time in his career.

SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week: Ethan Horvath

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It took some time for Ethan Horvath to crack the Club Brugge starting lineup, but it now appears the goalkeeper has claimed his role as No. 1 with a Champions League campaign looming.

Horvath started twice last week, leading Club Brugge toidentical 2-1 wins of Oostende and Gent in the Belgian Championship Playoffs.