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Americans Abroad

Rubio Rubin signs with Norwegian club Stabaek

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Another young American is on the move in Europe, this time en route to Norway.

After departing Silkeborg IF of the Danish Superliga, 21-year-old forward Rubio Rubin has signed with Stabaek, the team announced Friday. Rubin joins De Blaa, formerly managed by Bob Bradley, during the club's fourth campaign since being promoted back into the top flight after the 2013 season.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Brooks, Johnson, Bradley and more

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Just one match remains before the international break, and a pair of U.S. Men's National Team starters will collide before joining each other as teammates for the Hexagonal round.

John Brooks goes head to head with Fabian Johnson this weekend as Hertha Berlin faces off with Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday afternoon.

Americans Abroad Monday Preview: Bradley's Swansea takes on Cameron, Stoke; and more

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Bob Bradley is in search of his first Premier League win, and a U.S. Men's National Team centerback may or may notstand in his way when Swansea City takes the field on Monday.

In Bradley's third game in charge, the Swans will take on Geoff Cameron and Stoke City in Monday's Premier League action.

Philadelphia Union

Playoffs? The road ahead for the Union

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The Union's remaining schedule doesn't look good. PSP's Dan Walsh breaks it down game-by-game to lay out what their playoff chances really look like. Also, some chatter about some young Union players who need to get some minutes.

Bayern thrashes Arsenal, Vancouver signs Fredy Montero: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/16/17

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If you're ready for some links, gimmie a HELL YEAH!

Philadelphia Union News

Union scrimmage Orlando City SC as second Clearwater camp opens
The Union arrived in Clearwater, Florida to open their second Sunshine State preseason camp yesterday, February 14. Following an evening training session, the team got back on the field Wednesday afternoon in a closed-door scrimmage against Orlando City SC.

It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia: Bob Bradley, Union rumors, and Kevin’s dog

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Baxter the dog joins Kevin and Dave as they discuss the Union's 2017 outlook, the lack of news coming out of Chester, and Bob Bradley's firing.

Union bits, more news

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Newsy news links and such like.

Union bits, league news, Bradley fired, more news

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Union bits and bobs. Latest MLS signings. Bob Bradley out at Swansea. More news.

Union bits and bobs, US Soccer postpones Division 2 decision, more

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Got news if you want it.

Major League Soccer

Bob Bradley 'more determined than ever' to thrive with new challenge at LAFC

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Bob Bradley has never been one to back away from a challenge. Just look at his tenure at Swansea City. He was not afraid to take a risk as the first American to manage in the Premier League.

In his view, the timing of his firing from the Welsh club was unfair, but that hasn't phased the former U.

Union news and previews, MLS transfer news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/29/17

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Preview of tonight's game, more MLS transfers and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union look to inch ever closer to the red line, facing off against a Revolution team trying to do the same.

Major Link Soccer: LA Galaxy sign Jonathan dos Santos

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The Mexican midfielder will be LA's 3rd DP. LAFC bring in Bob Bradley. Jordan Morris should go to the World Cup.

Seattle

We already know it in our (Sounder at) hearts, but MLSSoccer.com's Andrew Wiebe agrees: Jordan Morris has proven he should make the roster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

MLS transfer rumors, Galaxy hire Schmid, LAFC hires Bob Bradley: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/28/17

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Blake injury news, two new coaches in LA, and new from across the Atlantic.

Philadelphia Union News

Even on a record-setting night, Sapong's goal was the least of his Union contributions
On a night when C.J. Sapong hit double-digit goals for the first time in his seven-year MLS career, it was probably his contribution in other areas that propelled the Union to a 3-0 home win against Columbus.

With dueling coaching hires, the battle between LAFC and LA Galaxy is on

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The news dropped like dueling sledgehammers on Wednesday morning: First, the LA Galaxy announced that they had fired manager Curt Onalfo and replaced him with Sigi Schmid.

Then, not two hours later, the Galaxy’s new cross-town rivals answered. LAFC announced that it had landed former U.

Bob Bradley to coach MLS newcomers LAFC

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bob Bradley will return to the Major League Soccer as the first coach of the expansion Los Angeles FC, which is set to debut in the North American league in 2018.

The 59-year-old Bradley hasn’t coached in MLS since leaving Chivas USA to become head coach of the United States in 2006, a job he held until the summer of 2011.

Bob Bradley to coach MLS newcomers LAFC

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bob Bradley will return to the Major League Soccer as the first coach of the expansion Los Angeles FC, which is set to debut in the North American league in 2018.

The 59-year-old Bradley hasn’t coached in MLS since leaving Chivas USA to become head coach of the United States in 2006, a job he held until the summer of 2011.

Major Link Soccer - NYCFC’s Third DP

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Also: Gyasi Zardes gets surgery, Bob Bradley speaks out, and a lot of players with unethical hair.

Seattle

There is no doubt that Fredy's move to Vancouver is a pretty big deal in a significant rivalry, but he is not the first major MLS player to defect to a perceived enemy.

While it's not entirely clear what brought on the emotion, Brad Evan made it clear on twitter that he isn't interested in going anywhere.

LAFC

Galaxy, LAFC signal start of battle for Los Angeles with big-name coaching hires

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The two Los Angeles soccer teams were in need of new beginnings.

One was obvious. It's hard to have anything but a new beginning when your team literally doesn't exist yet. Los Angeles FC has to face the uphill climb that weighs down any expansion team, even with all of the promised resources and glamor that are seemingly on the way.

Report: LAFC set to hire Bob Bradley as first coach

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Los Angeles FC is reportedly set to make a major splash with the club's first head coaching hire.

According to Goal USA, Bob Bradley is set to join the expansion club as the team's first head coach. The club is set to begin play in 2018, and they will do so under the leadership of the former U.

Major Link Soccer: Bob Bradley continues talks with LAFC

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It's starting to look likely. Also, lots of 2017 MLS kits to ogle, and can Atlanta United FC stop unwanted chants before they start?

Seattle

Celebrating Brian Schmetzer is always a good idea in our opinion, and Washington State Legends of Soccer seems to agree. February 28 at the Market Arms in Ballard, you can attend "Brian Schmetzer: This is your life.

Swansea City

The missed opportunity in hosting Swansea City

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Summer friendlies are great money makers, but could the Union have made more money with a different opponent?

Curtin’s press conference: homegrowns and swan songs

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. The coach touched on two Union players' selection in the MLS Homegrown game, the friendly with Swansea City, and the club's overall first half of the season.

Bob Bradley 'angry' with Swansea City owners

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Bob Bradley's tenure with Swansea City lasted just 85 days, but it appears that his emotions remain several months after his dismissal.

The American coach says he is "angry"with the Swansea owners Jason Levien and Steve Kaplanfor what he perceives as an admission that his hiring was a mistake.

Bradley not dwelling on Swansea City departure as he looks ahead to new chance

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Bob Bradley isn't dwelling on the past. His tenure at Swansea City has been over for several weeksand, in the days and weeks that have come since his dismissal, Bradley has come to accept what happened during his Premier League stint.

Now, though, the task is learning from it, something Bradley is hoping to do as he prepares for whatever his next challenge may be.

Bob Bradley sacked but Swansea City’s problems go deeper

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That didn't go well, did it? After all the controversy that greeted his appointment (though an experienced former international manager joining the Premier League really didn't need to...

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Report: Swansea City launches review as pressure on Bradley heats up

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Bob Bradley is reportedly on the hot seat at Swansea City already.

According to the Telegraph, the club will conduct a review of themost recent results as it searches for a solution to climb out of the relegation zone in the Premier League. Bradley's team selections have reportedly come under scrutiny, as the manager has frequently changed lineups through his first matches in charge.

Bob Bradley earns first EPL win with Swansea City in nine-goal thriller

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Swansea City looked destined for another loss after watching a two-goal lead disappear, but the Swans pulled off a dramatic comeback to help Bob Bradley make history.

Fernando Llorente's stoppage-time double helped hand Bradley his first English Premier League victory in a 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Report: Danny Williams targeted by Swansea, Burnley and Crystal Palace

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The number of Americansplaying in the English Premier League could grow this January, as Reading's Danny Williams is reportedly a transfer target for three clubs in England's top flight.

Reports suggestthe defensivemidfielder is a subject of interest for Swansea City, Crystal Palace and Burnley.

Sigurdsson: Blame players, not Bradley, for Swansea struggles

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While Bob Bradley's Swansea City tenure has not gotten off to an ideal start, he certainly has the support of his players.

Star midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson rushed to his manager's defense as Bradley has come under fire after earning only two points from his first five matches in charge of the last-place club.

Swansea stop rot on Bradley’s home debut

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Swansea City are still without a win since the opening day of the season but did take a step in the right direction by drawing 0-0 at home to Watford on Bob Bradley's home debut.

The result ended a sequence of four consecutive defeats for the struggling Swans, including their 3-2 loss at Arsenal last weekend in Bradley's first game at the helm.

Swansea stop rot on Bradley’s home debut

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Swansea City are still without a win since the opening day of the season but did take a step in the right direction by drawing 0-0 at home to Watford on Bob Bradley's home debut.

The result ended a sequence of four consecutive defeats for the struggling Swans, including their 3-2 loss at Arsenal last weekend in Bradley's first game at the helm.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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If AC Milan is going to turn its surprising start to the Series A season into a full-blown title challenge, then the Rossoneri will need to beat Juventus to close the gap.

The Italian rivals square off in Milan, with Juventus currently holding a five-point lead atop Serie A. The match will feature the old guard and new guard, as Gianluigi Buffon and Gianluigi Donnarumma face off.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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After falling in his first match in charge of Swansea City, Bob Bradley is in search of his first win this weekend against a much more manageable foe.

The Swans fell to Arsenal in Bradley's debut, as the 10-man Gunners held on to seal a win at the Emirates Stadium. This weekend, Bradley and co.

Swansea falls to Arsenal in Bradley's debut match

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Bob Bradley faced a difficult assignment in his first Premier League match, and the Swansea City manager saw his side fall just short against one of the league's elite.

A brace from Theo Walcott led the way for Arsenal, who overcame a red card to Granit Xhaka to hold on to a 3-2 win over Swansea City.

Bruce Arena

Major Link Soccer: Bruce Talks Soccer

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Bruce Arena shared his opinion, Sounders won't sign a DP anytime soon, and Goals of the Week.

Seattle

Don't expect any huge moves from the Seattle Sounders this winter. With Nelson Valdez now back in his native Paraguay, the MLS Cup champions have one Designated Player spot available and won't use it just yet.

Arena named USMNT manager, Montreal and Seattle win Conference final first leg games, more

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Arena named USMNT head coach. Montreal and Seattle win conference final first legs but Toronto and Colorado score vital road goals. More news.

D.C. United

D.C. United re-sign Steve Birnbaum

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The USMNT center back is here to stay

D.C. United announced today that they have re-signed starting center back and 2016 MVP Steve Birnbaum to a multi-year contract, rumored to be four years. As we said earlier this week, retaining Birnbaum was an absolutely part of the team's offseason plans, with Bobby Boswell getting older and Kofi Opare and Jalen Robinson battling for the third spot.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Playoffs? Playoffs!

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We look back at yesterday for the local club and the partners, and the best interpretation of a Schwarzenegger film.

Yesterday was fun. Perhaps most fun?

Today's Attendance: 30,943

WELL DONE! #DCU #DCvNYC pic.twitter.com/GzDsvee6WE

— D.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Aug 8, 2017

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It's Day 220 of 2017.


I received this email from my father on Sunday. He was referring to the Minnesota United game on Saturday night against Seattle. I have left the email unedited:

Subject: Last nights Game
From John McGuire
Time: 5:02 PM
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017
To: Bruce

Ha Bruce;
Have your Coaches just look at the last two Games.

Klinsmann’s goalkeeper son named to US under-20 team

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Chicago (AFP) – Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of fired US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has been called into the American squad for the North American regional under-20 championship tournament.

The younger Klinsmann, a goalkeeper for the University of California, was among five college players in the lineup, which also included defender Marlon Fossey and midfielder Luca de la Torre from English Championship side Fulham.