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Stoke City beat Arsenal, Boyd injured, Tigres advances in Liga MX

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Geoff Cameron and Stoke City beat Arsenal in the Premier League and Tigres advanced in Liga MX in the weekend USMNT results. Read More

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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DaMarcus Beasley, Jermaine Jones, Lee Nguyen and DeAndre Yedlin have been returned to their MLS clubs, the last three appropriately for playoff duty. No supplements to the squad at this time, leaving us with... G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha

Read Our Progress Report on Aston Villa’s Performances for October-November

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What did you get right and wrong in your August-September progress report?

In my last progress report I gave the defense massive praise and they've let me down in every game since. It's been painful to watch at times, due to injuries and loss of form the back four is a shadow of the one we saw in the opening weeks.

English Premier League Team Of The Week – Gameweek 11

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Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Matchweek 11 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here's my team of the weekend:

Goalkeeper

Guzan [Aston Villa] Brad Guzan is continuing a rich history of American goalkeepers who excel in the Barclay's Premier League.

USA Announces 25-Man Squad For Friendlies Against Colombia and Ireland

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US Soccer has announced its 25-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and the Republic of Ireland.

The squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

There are several surprise inclusions in the squad, most notably Jordan Morris from Stanford University, Rubio Rubin from Utrecht, Bobby Wood from 1860 Munich and Greg Garza (Club Tijuana).

Shit Lookalikes: Brad Guzan & Alice The Goon (From ‘Popeye’)

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By Chris Wright

Shamelessly stolen from Twitter. Kudos to whoever.

Sitting ona Shit Lookalike for Pies? Feel free submit it via email at waatpies@gmail.com or Tweet us on @waatpies and we'll gladly give it the once-over!

QPR 2 – Aston Villa 0

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa lost to QPR in the Premier League on Monday, with Charlie Austin scoring both goals at Loftus Road. Read More

Things that make you go hmmm.

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I thought this was supposed to be a crowded camp. Maybe the MLS playoff race took a hearty bite there. Also, the USMNT site has Ibarra as a forward, but Green as a midfielder. Dungetit. Then there's the obvious that call-ups no longer must be playing (apparently). Of course, you all already know what my final bug-eyed look is about, and his name is Eric.

Soccer Scores: Losses in the Premier League for USMNT players

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Results didn't go the way for American goalkeepers in the Premier League as we look at how USMNT players did in Europe and Mexico. Read More

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Tim Howard and Everton have conceded three goals in back-to-back games, and things are not about to get any easier for them.

Looking to return to winning ways after dropping their last two games across all competitions by a combined scored of 6-2, the Toffees will be hoping that their defense puts forth an improved outing when they go on the road to face rivals Liverpool on Saturday.

US Soccer Players: Tough Premier League losses for Brad Guzan and Tim Howard

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Brad Guzan and Tim Howard were on the losing side in the Premier League in the results for US soccer players abroad. Read More

Aston Villa’s August-September Progress Report

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Team strengths:Prior to their 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal, Aston Villa had only conceded one goal for the season. At the beginning of the term nobody would have thought that the centre-back partnership of Ron Vlaar and Philippe Senderos would be as successful as it has been. Senderos' career failed to really take off in the way he would have liked and the way many had expected, always struggling to nail down a place in the Arsenal team for a prolonged period of time, some loan spells and transfers later he still hadn't lived up to his potential.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

Brad Guzan and Aston Villa are enjoying a dream start to their English Premier League season, and the Villans sit in second place in the league through four matches. Led by Guzan's play in goal, and an improved defense that has allowed just one goal so far this season, Aston Villa are riding high after beating Liverpool last week.

Aston Villa beat Liverpool, Shea debuts for Birmingham City

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa shutout Liverpool in the Premier League and Brek Shea assists in his first game with Birmingham City. Read More

Everton lose to Spurs and Aston Villa win again in the Premier League

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Everton lose to Chelsea and Aston Villa continue an undefeated run through week three of the 2014-15 Premier League season. Read More

US Roster Announced for Friendly vs Czech Republic 9/3

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Jurgen has gone with the youth movement for the USMNT's friendly against the Czech Republic on Sept. 3 in Prague. Some big opportunities for guys like Garza, Hyndman, Gyau, and Rubin to make moves on a Gold Cup spot next summer.

The full roster:

GOALKEEPERS (3) : Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7) : John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton)
MIDFIELDERS (7) : Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Brek Shea (Stoke City)
FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund II), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)

The back line is particularly of interest with Cameron likely out with an injury.

Draws for Guzan, Howard, and Altidore in the Premier League

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa, Tim Howard and Everton, and Jozy Altidore and Sunderland all picked up a point in the Premier League. Read More

Aston Villa 0 Newcastle 0 – Video Highlights

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Here's video of the highlights yesterday including Siem de Jong's late effort which almost gotus the win yesterday but a terrific save from Brad Guzan. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24duuv Comments welcome. You can follow us on our three social media sites below:

Candidates Who Could Replace Tim Howard During His Leave Of Absence

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While Tim Howard continues to play for Everton and spend more time with his family, there will be sizeable void in the United States Men National Team's defense in a very literal sense. Between the two back-up goalkeepers who traveled with the team to Brazil, and a few scattered amongst MLS and the English Premier League, the fight for a starting birth should become very interesting during the next year.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The competitionfor the U.S. Men's National Team's vacant starting goalkeeper spot ison, and Brad Guzan willattempt to help his cause by trying to moveAston Villato a 2-0 start to the season.

After winning their season opener on the road against Stoke City, Aston Villa will open the home part of their schedule when they face an 0-1 Newcastle United side on Saturday.

Aston Villa 1 – Stoke City 0, Everton 2 – Leicester City 2

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Brad Guzan and Aston Villa opened the 2014-15 Premier League season with 3 points while Everton drew with Leicester City. Read More

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Brad Guzan could not have asked for a much betterseason opener.

Kicking off the new Premiership campaign with a road test against Stoke City, Guzanposted a cleansheet en route to helping Aston Villa pick up a 1-0 victory on Saturday.

2014 World Cup Squads: Landon Donovan Left Out of 23 Man U.S World Cup Squad

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Jurgen Klinnsmann has named his 23 man squad for next months World Cup Final's in Brazil and has all but divided the Nation following the exclusion of record goalscorer Landon Donovan who has been the poster boy of Soccer in America for over a decade!

It's a major gamble from the former World Cup winner given his home Country Germany, Portugal and Ghana make up Group G with both European sides Favourites to advance from the Group!

Donovan left out of World Cup squad and Fire notes

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Jurgen Klinsmann shocked the US soccer community today by naming the 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. The surprise exclusion of Landon Donovan, who is arguably the best American soccer player ever, has many fans wondering how the country's all-time leading scorer in international competition could be left off.

I need to go talk to some roasted chicken about all this.

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Like so much microwave popcorn, Jurgen Klinsmann has named his final 23 for World Cup in a virtual flash. G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (FC Nürnberg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia

United States Men's National Team

Bill Hamid called up to the United States men's national team for their November friendlies

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Continuing his recent streak, Bill Hamid has been called up to the USMNT for their last matches of 2014.

In news that will surprise no D.C. United fans, Bill Hamid has been called up by Juergen Klinsmann for their last friendlies of 2014. On Friday, November 14, the USMNT will take on Colombia in at Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham FC in London.

USMNT 1 – Ecuador 1 – Post-game interviews

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USMNT players Jozy Altidore, Mix Diskerud, Brad Guzan, and Omar Gonzalez spoke with media following the 1-1 draw with Ecuador. Read More

Brad Guzan vs. Nick Rimando; The Battle For Starting Goalkeeper

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The 1-0 victory against the Czech Republic was the first match played by the USMNT after Tim Howard announced his hiatus from international soccer having gained 104 caps for his country. There's no doubt that Howard leaves behind giant gloves to fill as he saved USMNT time and time again in his thirteen years with Team USA.

USMNT Player Ratings In 1-0 Against The Czech Republic

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The first friendly after a World Cup is usually a particularly mind-numbing affair, but there were certainly positives for the United States to take out of another win on European soil at the Czech Republic, and one big sound-bite from Jurgen Klinsmann on his 2018 expectations. Here are the player ratings.

Bedoya’s goal, Rimando’s saves, lead USMNT past Czechs

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By DAN KARELL

Featuring an inexperienced and young side, the U.S. Men's National Team achieved something on Wednesday evening that they've seldom done before.

Alejandro Bedoya's first-half goal proved to be the difference as the USMNT defeated the Czech Republic, 1-0, at the Generali Arena.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Nick Rimando

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By CARL SETTERLUND

Some people were ready to hand the U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeping job to Brad Guzan after Tim Howard recently announced announced his one-year national team hiatus but not so fast.

As planned, Jurgen Klinsmann inserted Nick Rimando at halftime of Wednesday's 1-0 win in a friendly against the Czech Republic and the Real Salt Lake veteran came up big time after time, making four saves to hold off a Czech side that came out reenergized in the second half.

USMNT Who’s Who: September 2014 Camp

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Due to a variety of factors, United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has had to dig deep into the ranks of Europe-based US national team players or potential players. Major League Soccer's odd and controversial schedule meant that they don't honor FIFA international breaks for friendly matches, and therefore are unlikely to release key players during such a crucial point in the season.

International Friendly Preview: USMNT vs. Czech Republic

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Jurgen Klinsmann's squad is back in action (topnews.in)

The United States begins its long march to Russia 2018. OTF's Joe Maskivish takes a look at the upcoming friendly in Prague...

The unofficial beginning of the 2018 World Cup cycle begins for the United States on September 3rd in Prague.

Klinsmann names 22-man USMNT squad for first post-World Cup friendly

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jurgen Klinsmann was not kidding when he said he would be looking at some younger players at the start of the new cycle.

Klinsmannunveiled his roster for the U.S. Men's National Team's first friendly of the new cycle on Thursday, naming a side with plenty of youngsters for the Sept.

Onward and Upward: Closing the Book on the USMNT in Brazil

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Cheer up, Cap'n. We've got the Gold Cup (businessinsider.com.au)

OTF's Joe Maskivish recaps the USMNT's Brazilian vacation and takes a look at what's around the corner for the Yanks...

What could have been, never actually was.

Despite what the sudden media attention has led folks to believe, the performance of the United States at the 2014 World Cup was not an utter success.

Landon Donovan

The End of an Era

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Landon Donovan came within inches of scoring in his final cap as the U.S. Men's National Team settled fora 1-1 draw against Ecuador at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Ct.

Donovan, whowas left off thesquad that represented the U.S. at the 2014 World Cup,wore the captain's armband and grabbed a backheel from Jozy Altidore inside the box before he fired a shot that that smacked off the far post in the 25th minute.

“Killer mentality”: Notes from Curtin’s presser, Crew previews, Donovan’s farewell, more

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference ahead of big game against Columbus. Donovan's last USA game tonight. Klinsmann favors pro/rel. More.

The US and the 2010 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The Rest

Bedoya, Rimando Steer U.S. to Victory

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Boston College alum Alejandro Bedoya scored thegame-winner in the United States' first action since the World Cup to secure a 1-0victory over the Czech Republic in an international friendly at Generali Arena in Prague.

Bedoya tallied in the 39th minute after Mix Diskerud pounced on a poor touch from Validimir Dirida in his own end, and raced at goal.

World Cup Warmup: Dempsey helps USA sneak past Turkey

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World Cup Warmup: Dempsey helps USA sneak past Turkey - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is a famous quote, usually attributed to Jimmy Greaves, that applies perfectly to the USA's second pre-World Cup friendly today against Fatih Terim's Turkey:

"Football isa game of two halves"

The first half in the Red Bull Arena saw the USA showing some very promising teamwork, both attacking and defensively, as well as taking a 2-0 lead into the half-time break.