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Aston Villa

Aston Villa flops won’t be protected from fan backlash

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Relegated Aston Villa's beleaguered players face three more weeks of public humiliation before their nightmare season comes to an end.

But Villa caretaker manager Eric Black has no plans to shield any of his highly-paid but underachieving troops from their fate in the final fixtures.

Aston Villa flops won’t be protected from fan backlash

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Relegated Aston Villa's beleaguered players face three more weeks of public humiliation before their nightmare season comes to an end.

But Villa caretaker manager Eric Black has no plans to shield any of his highly-paid but underachieving troops from their fate in the final fixtures.

SBI Question of the Day: Where should Guzan play next season?

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For the first time in approximately three decades, Aston Villa will not be playing in the English Premier League next season. The question on many U.S. Men's National Team followers' mindsis whatdoes this mean for goalkeeper Brad Guzan?

The club was relegated to the English League Championship after falling to Manchester United, 1-0, on Saturday, and the fallout has already begun.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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The race for the U.S. Men's National Team's starting goalkeeper position in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers seemed to be neck and neck as recently as a week ago, but Brad Guzan may have just pushed ahead of Tim Howard.

Guzan was given a second consecutive start at Aston Villa on Saturday, when the club was handed a humbling 4-0 defeat by Manchester City.

Guzan back in goal for Aston Villa FA Cup win

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Brad Guzan made his return for Aston Villa, getting the shutout as the team advanced to the Fourth Round of the 2015-16 FA Cup. Read More

Aston Villa 1 – Crystal Palace 0

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Aston Villa picked up three Premier League points without Brad Guzan in goal and Danny Williams scored for Reading in the Championship. Read More

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Rewind

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It's only a Tuesday, but a good amount of Americans Abroad turned in some admirable shifts.

Most of the action took place in England, but not in the English Premier League. Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan was benched, but many more Americans stepped up their games in the Championship.

Midfielder Duane Holmes, 21, scored his first league goal for Huddersfield Town, while Reading midfielder Danny Williams also found the back of the net on Tuesday.

Cameron sent off in a tough weekend for USMNT players

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Geoff Cameron saw red in Stoke City's loss and Aston Villa dropped three more points as we roundup the USMNT results in England. Read More

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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If Brad Guzan and Aston Villa want to bring their fans some holiday cheer,closing out the year by ending their prolonged winless run should be the objective.

Aston Villa will aim to snap its 17-game winless run over the course of the next few days, and could even take big steps towards moving back to safety in the English Premier League.

Everton wins meeting of USMNT players in the Premier League

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The soccer scores for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico with a big win for Everton and the end of the Liga Mx Apertura regular season. Read More

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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Tim Howard and Brad Guzan just took turns in goal for the U.S. Men's National Team. Now, they will be competing against one another in the English Premier League.

Howard and Guzan are set to meet on Saturday, as the focus returns to the club level following the final international window of 2015.

A tie makes a Premier League statement for Aston Villa

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Last-place Aston Villa picked up a big Premier League result drawing with first-place Manchester City and Stoke City beat Chelsea. Read More

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa still have not won since their season opener, but they picked up a respectable result this weekend which could providea bigboost inconfidence.

English Premier Leaguecellar dweller Aston Villa grabbed a point at home on Sunday by playing current league leader Manchester City to a 0-0 tie.

Spurs 2 – Aston Villa 1

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Aston Villa lost again in the Premier League, staying at the bottom of the table but announcing new manager Remi Garde. Read More

Spurs 3 – Aston Villa 1

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Aston Villa lost again in the Premier League, staying at the bottom of the table but announcing new manager Remi Garde. Read More

Aston Villa is out of the 2015-16 Capital One Cup

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In another night of domestic cup games in Europe, Aston Villa lost to Southampton in the Fourth Round of the Capital One Cup. Read More

New manager for Aston Villa, Geoff Cameron injured

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Aston Villa tries to come back from the bottom of the table under a new manager and Geoff Cameron exits with a thigh injury. Read More

Losses for Aston Villa, Everton, and Sunderland

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The results didn't go the way of USMNT players in the Premier League while several USMNT members didn't play in Europe and Mexico. Read More

Everton draws in Merseyside derby, new manager for Yedlin

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The USMNT players roundup has Everton drawing Liverpool, a new manager for DeAndre Yedlin, and a goal for Danny Williams. Read More

Loss for Villa, Win for Geoff Cameron and Stoke City

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa took a disappointing trip to Anfield and Geoff Cameron and Stoke City picked up three points. Read More

Tough Premier League game for Stoke City, goal for Johannsson

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Stoke City saw two red cards in the first-half in the Premier League and Aron Johannsson scored his first goal for Werder Bremen. Read More

U.S. National Team

USA 4-0 Guatemala player ratings and match highlights [VIDEO]

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Here are player ratings for the USA' 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus.

USA

Brad Guzan, 6 – The goalkeeper had very little to do on a night which the US dominated. There is still very little between Guzan and Tim Howard ahead of the Copa America.

Edgar Castillo, 4 – Castillo still doesn't look comfortable with the US.

USA 4-0 Guatemala player ratings and match highlights [VIDEO]

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Here are player ratings for the USA' 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus.

USA

Brad Guzan, 6 – The goalkeeper had very little to do on a night which the US dominated. There is still very little between Guzan and Tim Howard ahead of the Copa America.

Edgar Castillo, 4 – Castillo still doesn't look comfortable with the US.

2016’s 10 most intriguing names in US soccer

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There are notable figures you may hear more about in 2016, but will they provide us with sufficient stacks of intrigue? In other words, are they supplying plot? Are there impending twists in their tale?

We've picked out our 10 most intriguing men and women in US Soccer this year. (We left Jurgen Klinsmann off the list because the national team manager is intriguing by default; nothing new about 2016.

2016’s 10 most intriguing names in US soccer

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There are notable figures you may hear more about in 2016, but will they provide us with sufficient stacks of intrigue? In other words, are they supplying plot? Are there impending twists in their tale?

We've picked out our 10 most intriguing men and women in US Soccer this year. (We left Jurgen Klinsmann off the list because the national team manager is intriguing by default; nothing new about 2016.

Tim Howard

Guatemala vs. USA preview: Klinsmann expects maximum points in important series

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World Cup Qualifying is once again ramping up for the US Men's National Team with a pair of qualifiers against Guatemala. With a successful January Camp in the rearview mirror and the Copa America Centenario looming this summer, it's important for the US to go ahead and lock up a spot in the final round of World Cup Qualifying as early as possible.

Guatemala vs. USA preview: Klinsmann expects maximum points in important series

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World Cup Qualifying is once again ramping up for the US Men's National Team with a pair of qualifiers against Guatemala. With a successful January Camp in the rearview mirror and the Copa America Centenario looming this summer, it's important for the US to go ahead and lock up a spot in the final round of World Cup Qualifying as early as possible.

Klinsmann not promising Howard, Guzan spot in goal for USMNT

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For the past several years, the U.S. Men's National Team's goalkeeping position has been a battle between Tim Howard and Brad Guzan.

Howard was given the majority of nods to start, and Guzan served as the capable backup. Yet, the tide appears to be changing, as the two goalkeepers have struggled for minutes in recent months and are not getting any younger.

Sapong, Fabinho, and Rosenberry Best XI honors, power rankings climb, more

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Sapong, Fabinho, and Rosenberry on Best XIs for Week 3. Union power rankings climb. More from Sunday's win. More news.

Howard or Guzan to start against Guatemala despite recent club struggles

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Both Tim Howard and Brad Guzan have experienced recent rough patches on the club level. However, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann insists that the duo will remain his go-to goalkeepers going forward.

Howard was recently relegated to the role of backup goalkeeperby Everton manager Roberto Martinez, who has opted to go with Joel Robles for the time being.

Andre Blake nominated for CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year

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It's his second consecutive nomination.

Philadelphia Union and Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake is among the nominees for CONCACAF Male Goalkeeper of the Year, the confederation announced today. This is his second consecutive nomination, as he was shortlisted in 2014 as well.

Fellow MLS goalkeepers Bill Hamid (DCU) and Evan Bush (MTL) are also up for the award, with Brad Guzan, Dwayne Miller (JAM), Esteban Alvarado (CRC), Guillermo Ochoa (MEX), Jaime Penedo (PAN), and Moisés Muñoz (MEX) rounding out the list.

Pro rugby at PPL? Also, US faces T&T in WCQ, France returns NT in England for first game since Paris attacks

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Report says pro rugby team to call PPL Park home. US faces Trinidad and Tobago in qualifier. England-France friendly. More news.

Bill Hamid makes the 35-man preliminary roster for Confederations Cup Playoff

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He joins fellow goalkeepers Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, and Nick Rimando

The 35-man preliminary roster for the CONCACAF Cup, the playoff to decide the CONCACAF representative at the 2017 Confederations Cup, has been released, and Bill Hamid is listed.

USA's 35-man preliminary roster for the 10/10 Confederations Cup playoff v Mexico: pic.

USMNT goalkeepers and the Confederations Cup playoff

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 9, 2015) US Soccer Players - USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann ... Read More

Notes from Curtin’s presser, more news

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference and more news.

Matt Miazga

Some Soccer News for Jan 29, 2016

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It's Day 29 of 2016.


Ranking the Top 25 USA players right now. By Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.
-I think this is a pretty strong list but of course being me I have four issues: 1. Brad Guzan has fallen off a cliff and is still at #9. 2. Same goes for DeAndre Yedlin and is at #12.

Some Soccer News for Nov 13, 2015

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SPECIAL: Say Goodbye to the Sweetwater - Fri Nov 13 USA v St Vincent (5:30pm CT) and Tue Nov 17 USA v Trinidad + Tobago (5:25pm CT). Be There. (Closing forever at end of November)
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I think we had a very, very good game actually against Mexico.
-USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann

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USA CONCACAF WORLD CUP QUALIFYING

The first 2 games are here:
Rd 4 Game 1 Group C
-Fri Nov 13
USA v St Vincent + The Grenadines - 5:30pm CT at Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri on ESPN2
Rd 4 Game 2 Group C
-Tue Nov 17
Trinidad + Tobago v USA - 5:25pm at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad on beIN Sports

USA Roster:
G: Brad Guzan, Bill Hamid, Tim Howard
D: Ventura Alvarado, Matt Besler, Geoff, Cameron, Fabian Johnson, Matt Miazga, Michael Orozco, Tim Ream, Brek Shea
M: Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud, Miguel Ibarra, Jermaine Jones, Darlington Nagbe, DeAndre Yedlin
F: Jozy Altidore, Alan Gordon, Jordan Morris, Bobby Wood, Gyasi Zardes

A preview of St Vincent + The Grenadines' squad.

United States Men's National Team

Blatter suspended, Blake called up by Jamaica and more Union bits, USNT news, more

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Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini, Jerome Valcke provisionally suspended by FIFA Ethics Committee. Andre Blake called up by Jamaica. USNT notes. More.

USMNT 2 – Peru 1

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The USMNT beat Peru 2-1 in an international friendly at RFK Stadium with Jozy Altidore scoring both of the USA's goals. Read More

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Jan 20, 2016

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It's Day 20 of 2016.


Aston Villa still appears to have plans for Brad Guzan - he started the FA Cup game on Tuesday and they won 2-0 v Wycombe. They move on to the Round of 32 v Man City on Jan 30.

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Yesterday was media day for MLS and journalists talked to 20 of the top players from all the teams in a Los Angeles hotel.