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United States Men's National Team

USMNT forwards in need of strong Gold Cup performances

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

Hamburg coach Gisdol: 'Good chance' club holds on to Wood

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As Bobby Wood's future at Hamburg remains in limbo, Bruce Arena is hoping he can help clear the air.

According to ESPN, the U.S. Men's National Team coach will visit Wood in Hamburg to discuss the forward's future with the club. The club, meanwhile, is pushing to keep Wood despite continued interest from outside clubs.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Honduras?

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Friday's World Cup qualifier is all but a must-win for the U.S. Men's National Team. After sputtering through the opening two matches of the Hexagonal round, the U.S. faces a colossal challenge on Friday as the team looks to right the ship against Honduras.

In any scenario, a World Cup qualifier in CONCACAF is tough, but making Friday all the more difficult are a slew of notable absences.

SBI Question of the Day: Which position is biggest concern for USMNT heading into March qualifiers?

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Bruce Arena's roster has been ravaged by injuries as World Cup qualifiers loom. Several players, most of which were presumed starters, will not be joining camp as the U.S. Men's National Team faces a pair of vital World Cup qualifiers.

Naturally, there are some concerns.

Bobby Wood, Fabian Johnson and DeAndre Yedlin headline the notable injury absences for the U.

Kljestan, Besler added to USMNT roster, Wood out with injury

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A few days after losing Fabian Johnson to an injury for the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama, the U.S. Men's National Team was forced to drop another German-based start from its roster.

U.S. Soccer announced on Sunday that Bobby Wood was removed from the roster due to a back injury.

Match report: USMNT 6-0 St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Bobby Wood owned the first half then substitutes Sacha Kljestan and Christian Pulisic dominated the second frame as the USMNT crushed St. Vincent & the Grenadines in Kingstown, St. Vincent Friday afternoon.

Altidore, Wood ready to step up and lead USMNT attack in Dempsey's absence

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Foreach of the pastseveral tournaments, the U.S. Men's National Team has had to cope without Jozy Altidore. As hamstring injury after hamstring injury knocked the forward out of big game after big game, the U.S. leaned heavily on Clint Dempsey to provide the goals needed to lift the U.S. through major competitions.

Philadelphia Union

Union win, MLS expansion news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/25/17

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Union get back to their winning ways and other news in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match recap: Philadelphia Union 1, D.C. United 0
The Union were able to hang on thanks to some Andre Blake heroics.

MLS News

Jack Harrison leads NYCFC to first victory at Red Bull Arena
Jack Harrison and Ben Sweat scored to help New York City FC beat the rival New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Saturday in Harrison, New Jersey.

Bobby Wood injured, Messi brace and European recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/20/17

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Spring hopes eternal, as do the links.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union: Improvement is needed from the midfield
The Philadelphia Union season has gotten off to a sputtering start as they sit at 0-1-2 through three games.

Post-match quotes: Union vs.

Highlights from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Curtin confirms McCarthy will start against Chicago, Brian Carroll and Ilsinho "on trend now to be available" for the game. Other Union news and more.

Americans Abroad

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.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Ream, Williams, Wood and more

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It's a weekend of playoffs as Americans in England and Mexico battle high-stakes and, in some cases, familiar faces.

The English Championship promotion playoffs begin on Saturday as Danny Williams and Reading face off with Tim Ream and Fulham in the first leg of their semifinal clash. David Wagner, meanwhile, leads Huddersfield Town on Sunday for a match against Sheffield Wednesday.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Hyndman, Pulisic, Wood and more

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Few rivalries in world soccer rival the Old Firm, and, on Sunday, Emerson Hyndman will once again take part in the historic clash with a spot in a cup final on the line.

Hyndman and Rangers are set to face off with Celtic as the Old Firm will decide a finalist in the Scottish Cup. Hyndman has been a revelation since moving to Rangers via a winter loan move, butthe American midfielder will face his toughest test yet as his side faces a Celtic team that cruised to an early lockup of the Scottish League title.

Hamburg opens contract talks with Bobby Wood

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Bobby Wood continues to be linked with a series of clubs, but Hamburg has taken the first step towards locking down the forward's future.

Hamburg sporting director Jens Todt revealed that the club has opened talks with Wood over a long-term contract extension. Talks have been rumored for some weeksas teams have reportedly eyed a release clause in his current deal.

Bobby Wood returns to training with Hamburg

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After missing the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup qualifiers this month, Bobby Wood is back in training with his club.

Wood returned to training with Hamburg following a lower back injury that has kept him out during the entirety of the international break, per German paper Kicker.

Report: Hamburg set to offer Wood new contract as teams eye release clause

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Bobby Wood is, understandably, a wanted man, and his current club is looking to lock up the forward's future despite the interest from outside parties.

Hamburg sporting director Jens Todt told Bild that there have been no formal or concrete offers for Wood quite yet, but the club is looking to get ahead of the game.

Wood heating up at right time for Hamburg, USMNT

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Bobby Wood admits that Saturday's win came down to a moment of luck, but there's nothing lucky about the form he's in heading into World Cup qualifiers.

The U.S. Men's National Team forward scored an 80th minute game-winning goal on Sunday, leading Hamburg to a vital 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Wood, Rubin, Guzan and more

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While a referee strike saw the postponement of Liga MX play, a pair of Americans Abroad made their mark by scoring goals in European action.

Bobby Wood scored the game-winning goal late in Sunday's clash with Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach, leading Hamburg to a 2-1 win that pushes them closer to safety.

Wood scores late winner to lead Hamburg past Borussia Monchengladbach

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With time ticking down, Bobby Wood stepped up, earning his side three points that could be vital in a relegation battle.

Wood scored an 80th minute winner on Sunday, leading Hamburg to a 2-1 win over Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach. With the win, Hamburg moves into a tie on points with 15th- place Werder Bremen although Aron Johannson and co.

Hamburg insistent on keeping Wood despite outside interest

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It's only natural given Bobby Wood's form and the nature of the European transfer market that the U.S. Men's National Team forward is gaining interest from around the continent. Despite the growing attraction to Wood in Europe, his current club is insistent on keeping him past this season.

No specific clubs have been linked with the 24-year-old forward as of now, but another impressive season in front of net has put Wood further into the spotlight, and the light on him could grow if he shines for the USMNT in the coming weeks against Honduras and Panama.

Wood scores as Hamburg falls to Johnson, Borussia Monchengladbach in DFB-Pokal

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Bobby Wood's Hamburg was knocked out of theDFB-Pokal by a fellow American Abroad on Wednesday, but the U.S. Men's National Team forward did fire one final parting gift before departing the German cup competition.

Wood score a late goal on Wednesday as Hamburg fell, 2-1, to Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengbladbach.

Report: Bobby Wood day-to-day with thigh injury

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Ahead of this past weekend's match against Freiburg, Bobby Wood was suddenly removed from the Hamburg lineup due to a pre-game injury.

Luckily for Hamburg, and the U.S. Men's National Team, that injury doesn't appear to be too serious.

According to reports out of Germany, Wood's thigh injury likely isn't one that will keep him out for a significant period of time.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Wood, Johnson book spots in German Cup quarterfinals

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A pair of Americans Abroad directly contributed to pushing their sides into the next stage of the German cup on Tuesday.

Bobby Wood's late goal sealed a 2-0 win for Hamburg, helping the struggling Bundesliga club topple FC Cologne to book a spot in the quarterfinal round. Wood's goal, his seventh of the season, was his third finish in six games.

Wood scores as Hamburg tops FC Cologne in DFB-Pokal

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Gideo Jung opened the scoring early to seize control for Hamburg in Tuesday's DFB-Pokal clash with FC Cologne, but it was Bobby Wood who locked up a quarterfinal berth for the struggling Bundesliga side.

Wood's late goal all but sealed a spot in the final eight for Hamburg, who toppled Cologne, 2-0, on Tuesday at theVolksparkstadion.

Bobby Wood scores for Hamburg, Chandler extends contract

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Bobby Wood scored Hamburg's winner and Eintracht announced a new deal with Timmy Chandler prior to their win over Mainz.

Bobby Wood given three-match suspension

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Bobby Wood's recent red card has earned the Hamburg forward a lengthy ban.

The DFB announced on Tuesday that Wood has been suspended three games forviolent conduct after elbowingCologne defender Dominique Heintz. Wood has 24 hours to file an appeal with the federation.

As a result, Wood is set to miss clashes with Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen.

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

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Midweek action proved wildly successful for plenty of Americans Abroad, but now league play returns as matches kick off this weekend.

While Friday's slate is a small one, it does include a Bundesliga clash between Fabian Johnson and Timmy Chandler. Both are entering the weekend in solid form, with Johnson scoring midweek while Chandler continues to shine defensively against Germany's elite.

Bobby Wood hoping to ride momentum of two-goal performance into Bundesliga play

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Bobby Wood and Hamburg needed a match like Tuesday's win overHallescher. Mired in a goal drought that had lasted over a month-and-a-half, Hamburg was in desperate need of a spark.

It came Tuesday, as Wood fired two goals in an eventual 4-0 win over the third-division side. It was Hamburg's first win since an Aug.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Wood, Johnson, Wooten score; Carter-Vickers starts and more

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A trio of Americans brought a goalscoring touch to Tuesday's DFB-Pokal action.

Bobby Wood scored a pair of goals while Fabian Johnson and Andrew Wooten also found the back of the net in German cup action. Wood's two goals were his third and fourth of the season, making up nearly all of Hamburg's five goals across all competitions.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Chandler, Brooks, Wood and more

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Tuesday is a day for cup action, and several American stars may take part in helping their teams advance in domestic competitions.

German soccer headlines a busy day as several Americans face-off in the DFB-Pokal. One of the more in-form players abroad, Timmy Chandler, could be in the lineup for Eintracht Frankfurt for a clash with Alfredo Morales' Ingolstadt, while John Brooks and Fafa Picault may collide with Hertha Berlin takes on St.

Americans Abroad: Bobby Wood scores his second Bundesliga goal

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Bobby Wood is on a roll, having carried over his excellent Copa America form into continued stellar play for club and country. Fresh off solid showings in World Cup qualifying, Wood returned to German side Hamburg and continued his goal-scoring ways.

Wood scored his second goal in as many matches for the German club, beating Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno to a ball before slotting into an open net.

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Wood’s winner sustains Hamburg’s revival

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Berlin (AFP) – US international Bobby Wood scored Hamburg’s winner on Sunday as their revival continued with a 2-1 comeback victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Hamburg, the Bundesliga’s only ever-present side since its inception in 1963-64, have picked up 13 points in their last six games under Markus Gisdol.

Wood’s winner sustains Hamburg’s revival

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Berlin (AFP) – US international Bobby Wood scored Hamburg’s winner on Sunday as their revival continued with a 2-1 comeback victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Hamburg, the Bundesliga’s only ever-present side since its inception in 1963-64, have picked up 13 points in their last six games under Markus Gisdol.

Bayern’s Hummels limps off ahead of Atletico clash

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich suffered an injury scare ahead of their midweek Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid when Germany defender Mats Hummels picked up a knee injury against Hamburg on Saturday.

Hummels was hurt in the first half of Saturday's Bundesliga encounter after landing awkwardly on his right knee having challenged for the ball with Hamburg's US international striker Bobby Wood.

Bayern’s Hummels limps off ahead of Atletico clash

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich suffered an injury scare ahead of their midweek Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid when Germany defender Mats Hummels picked up a knee injury against Hamburg on Saturday.

Hummels was hurt in the first half of Saturday's Bundesliga encounter after landing awkwardly on his right knee having challenged for the ball with Hamburg's US international striker Bobby Wood.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: CONCACAF close to approving new "League of Nations"

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Similar to the UEFA Nations league, it would pit national teams across the Caribbean and both North and Central America in a league competition format.

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CONCACAF is beginning to set plans for a league competition among North and Central America and Caribbean national teams in motion.

Clint Dempsey may have to start in must-win World Cup qualifier

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Bobby Wood's injury has left Bruce Arena with some tough choices.

Clint Dempsey's status within the United States national team has been on quite a roller-coaster over the past few months.

First we expected Dempsey to at least get invited to January camp. After it was revealed he'd stay with the Sounders, head coach Bruce Arena strongly hinted that the USMNT would be playing the upcoming World Cup qualifiers without their second-leading all-time scorer.

Some Soccer News for Dec 20, 2016

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It's Day 355 of 2016.


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