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Bruce Arena relishes another Gold Cup win while looking ahead to next USMNT challenge

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Bruce Arena is no stranger to lifting trophies. He's lifted five MLS Cups, three Supporters' Shields, a U.S. Open Cup and a CONCACAF Champions Cup. Even before Wednesday night's finale, he'd lifted a pair of Gold Cup trophies during his first stint as U.

Jozy Altidore a big winner after leaving USMNT demons behind with first trophy

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Heading into Wednesday night, Jozy Altidore had only one thing on his mind.

The USMNT forward simply wanted to lift a first, and overdue, trophy while representing his country at Levi's Stadium after what has been an up and down 10-year international journey.

Video: USMNT celebrates Gold Cup title with locker room celebration

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Go inside the #USA locker room as Bruce Arena addresses his victorious #GoldCup2017 squad.

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- U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) July 27, 2017


Michael Bradley empowering USMNT on ahead of Gold Cup final

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. The USMNT have relied on Michael Bradley as their talisman in the midfield for the last number of years with his success eventually leading him to a permanent captain role from 2015 onwards.

That specific role has fit 29-year-old to perfect size. There is an apparent elevation in his level of play, more so in his manner of leading as a captain, which has all parts of the USMNT side reaping in benefits.

USMNT and Jamaica final displays ongoing CONCACAF growth

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SAN JOSE, Calif. CONCACAF has been notoriously known for continuously dishing a Gold Cup final headlined by its two giants: Mexico and the United States. Two years ago, the story was stolen by an unexpected Jamaican team that found a way to take down the U.

Confidence in Bruce Arena propels USMNT to Gold Cup success

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. When Bruce Arena took over the U.S. Men's National Team for the second time in November after a decade in MLS, the team had been stripped of reasons to aspire for trophies and was in desperate need help. The lifting of CONCACAF's highest trophy in Chicago in 2013 had become a distant memory, only a blurred television recollection for a handful of Arena's current players.

USMNT not selling unexpected finalist Jamaica short ahead of Gold Cup final

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SAN JOSE, Calif. It was apparent from the get-go that the U.S. Men's National Team and Mexico shared the title as heavy favorites to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final at Levis' Stadium come Wednesday.

But thanks to Kemar Lawrence's stunning free-kick strike in the dying minutes of Jamaica's semifinal victory over Mexico, the narrative has taken a major turn, making Bruce Arena and his men clear cut favorites to win a sixth Gold Cup.

USMNT looking to challenge in-form Blake in Gold Cup final

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Andre Blake continued his rise as one of the top goalkeepers in MLS throughout 2016, with his impressive performances earning him a spot in last year's All-Star game in San Jose. Fast forward 11 months, and the Jamaican remains a dominant topic in the Silicon Valley.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: Live Commentary

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Just one step away from the Gold Cup final, the U.S. Men's National Team faces off with a familiar CONCACAF powerhouse in Saturday's semifinal.

The USMNT takes on Costa Rica on Saturday with a spot in the Gold Cup finale on the line. The U.S.

USMNT ready for toughest Gold Cup test yet against Costa Rica

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The U.S. Men's National Team remembers the last match against Costa Rica. In some ways, it feels like ages ago, even if it's been just a few short months since the 4-0 battering in San Jose. It was Jurgen Klinsmann's swan-song, the end of an era and the start of a new one right as World Cup qualifying got into a real swing.

Who Should the USMNT start vs. Costa Rica?

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Just days after a Gold Cup quarterfinal that had a tournament's worth of nonsense, the U.S. Men's National Team is faced with a major step up in competition with a spot in the tournament final on the line.

After toppling a hungry El Salvador team, 2-0, the USMNT moves on to face Costa Rica on Saturday in the Gold Cup semifinal.

USMNT vs. El Salvador: Live Commentary

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The Gold Cup knockout stages are here for the U.S. Men's National Team, and Bruce Arena has deployed the big guns for Wednesday's quarterfinal match.

Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Darlington Nagbe join the USMNT lineup for Wednesday's quarterfinal match against El Salvador.

USMNT Notes: Altidore-Dempsey partnership, Bradley praises Acosta and more

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Clint Dempsey remains just one goal away from the USMNT goalscoring record. Jozy Altidore has been his partner many times throughout the forward's journey to the top of the USMNT charts, and the two are set to reunite again throughout the Gold Cup's knockout rounds.

USMNT confident ahead of knockout round opener against El Salvador

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If the U.S. Men's National Team isn't the Gold Cup favorite, they're certainly one of them. The U.S. is always among CONCACAF's most talented teams and, in this weakened Gold Cup, the current group assembled by Bruce Arena is probably the strongest among the tournament's eight remaining teams.

Preview: USMNT vs El Salvador

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The big story going into the USMNT's Gold Cup quarterfinal against El Salvador is the changes to the roster. USMNT coach Bruce Arena made all six, bringing in experience and familiarity to navigate the knockout rounds. Mexico made none, setting up this tournament as a test for the 23 players they didn't take to the Confederations Cup.

Who Should the USMNT start vs. El Salvador?

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With several U.S. Men's National Team stars now at his disposal, Bruce Arena has plenty of options to mix and match his lineup heading into the first match of the knockout stage.

The USMNT successfully navigated the group stage with Arena's experimental roster, and that roster blends with a crop of USMNT veterans beginning with Wednesday's quarterfinal against El Salvador.

Gonzalez 'not likely' to play as USMNT pursues Gold Cup title

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Jesse Gonzalez has Jesse Gonzalez has the potential to be a strong U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper. Given the experience and skill-set he's displayed at just 22 years old, it's easy to see that the future is bright for the FC Dallas goalkeeper.

That future, though, is unlikely to includes any USMNT appearances over the next few weeks.

A look back at the Gold Cup performances for six departing USMNT players

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Six new faces have been brought into the U.S. Men's National Team to begin the push through the Gold Cup knockout stages. With their selections, though, the tournament has officially ended for six members of the USMNT's group stage team.

Alejandro Bedoya, Brad Guzan, Dom Dwyer, Kelyn Rowe, Cristian Roldan and Sean Johnson have officially left the USMNT squad, ending their Gold Cup run.

Arena makes his knockouts swaps

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So Bruce Arena took advantage of all six roster changes allowed ahead of the quarterfinals. In: Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, Michael Bradley, Darlington Nagbe, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey Out: Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe, Dom Dwyer There were a few surprises, and they were all in the out group.

Jesse Gonzalez among 6 players added to USMNT roster

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Bruce Arena has made his six roster changes.

Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez were all added to the U.S. Men's National Team Gold Cup roster on Sunday.

Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe and Dom Dwyer were sent back to their respective sides to make room.

USMNT look for sharpness against Nicaragua

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Bruce Arena and the USMNT have a chance to finish the CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage strong against Nicaragua after turning in two underwhelming performances against Panama and Martinique.

"Game one was not our best game, but give Panama credit as well, and the same to Martinique," said Bruce Arena at a press conference Friday, "But I think we've made progress and we're headed in the right direction.

The Gold Cup approach creates a perception issue for the USMNT

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 14, 2017) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena and the United States Men's National Team wanted two things from the 2017 Gold Cup. An opportunity to evaluate a group of players not already established in the program who might be able to help the team with depth in Russia next year.

The USMNT and the highs and lows of experimentation

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 13, 2017) US Soccer Players - Most likely, the USMNT won't look back particularly fondly on Wednesday's 3-2 Gold Cup win over Martinique. The underdogs roared, while the favorites fumbled, forced to sweat out a result that most expected to be a one-sided victory.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Panama?

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The Gold Cup gets underway for the United States on Saturday, giving several new U.S. Men's National Team players a chance to prove themselves in meaningful games.

A win over Ghana last Saturday gave the USMNT plenty to build off of as the real games begin this Saturday against Panama. Despite the absences of several key veterans, Panama remains the toughest group stage test the USMNT will face in the coming days.

The USMNT moves to the games that count

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Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT showing well against Ghana. It's worth considering the circumstances in that friendly as well as the upcoming games on the schedule, but not too much.

ESPN's reminders that the Ghana friendly might matter more than some of the Gold Cup games is fair enough, at least to the point where it's worth the reminder that another network is showing the Gold Cup.

Preview: USMNT vs Ghana

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A warm-up friendly for the Gold Cup featuring a mixed squad can end up being a waste of time. Even after 90 minutes of friendly soccer against an old foe, it's going to be tough to predict what that might look like in games that count. This is nothing new for a pre-tournament friendly, but the type of squad complicates things.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Ghana?

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The Gold Cup is just around the corner, and Bruce Arena will get his first look at his new-look U.S. Men's National Team roster on Saturday afternoon.

Arena's squad features a slew of new faces and players eager to make impressions while moving from the USMNT fringe to World Cup contention.

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USMNT claim 6th Gold Cup title with late 2-1 win over Jamaica

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Jordan Morris scored a 88th minute winner for USA

After plenty of recent late game heroics during the 2017 edition of the Gold Cup, the final between the USA and Jamaica proved no different, with Jordan Morris scoring the winner in the 88th minute, as the USA defeated Jamaica 2-1. Jozy Altidore's free kick to end the first half was canceled out by Je-Vaughn Watson five minutes into the second half.

Jordan Morris’ performance was the shot of confidence he needed

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Now, let's bring that back to Seattle.

There are only so many lessons to be learned in any game against semi-professional competition. And let's get this out of the way immediately: That's basically what Martinique is, being that only a few players on the squad are full-time professionals.

Seen only through that lens, it's perfectly fair to consider the United States' 3-2 win on Wednesday disappointing.

Morris brace lifts US to 3-2 win over Martinique

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Washington (AFP) – Two goals from Jordan Morris helped a revamped United States hold off Martinique 3-2 on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Tampa, Florida.

Bruce Arena’s men, held to a 1-1 draw by Panama in their opening match, were again less than convincing, surrendering a 2-0 lead to minnows Martinique before Morris’s 76th-minute strike sealed the victory.

Morris brace lifts US to 3-2 win over Martinique

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Washington (AFP) – Two goals from Jordan Morris helped a revamped United States hold off Martinique 3-2 on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Tampa, Florida.

Bruce Arena’s men, held to a 1-1 draw by Panama in their opening match, were again less than convincing, surrendering a 2-0 lead to minnows Martinique before Morris’s 76th-minute strike sealed the victory.

Jordan Morris leads USA to top of Group B

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Cristian Roldan plays a full 90 in 3-2 win over Martinque

Bruce Arena made eight changes from the team that drew with Panama. The biggest of those was the insertion of Jordan Morris as the second forward alongside Juan Agudelo. Cristian Roldan also started and is now only able to represent the United States.

Morris debería ser titular ante Martinica

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Bruce ARENA, el entrenador de la selección de Estados Unidos debería alinear a Jordan MORRIS, el delantero de los Seattle Sounders FC, esta tarde frente a su similar de Martinica en el segundo partido de los estadounidenses de la Copa Oro 2017. MORRIS entró de substituo por Alejandro BEDOYA al minuto 85 en el encuentro .

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USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

Kelyn Rowe returns to the Revolution

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Rowe said it's good to be back.

Kelyn Rowe is back with the New England Revolution after earning his first three caps with the U.S. Men's National Team. The midfielder certainly looked happy during yesterday's training.

All smiles from @Krowe210 in his first training session back with the #NERevs.

Kelyn Rowe Starts for USA against Koffie, Ghana

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The Revs midfielder gets his first international cap while Juan Agudelo and Gershon Koffie are on the bench for their respective teams.

This afternoon, I might finally prove that Connecticut is once and for all, a part of New England.

New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe will be handed his full debut for the United States today as head coach Bruce Arena has named him to the starting lineup for a friendly against Ghana.

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The MLS response to soccer analytics

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By Clemente Lisi – PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 17, 2017) US Soccer Players – The Gold Cup break gives MLS teams a mid-season breather. For some, it couldn't come at a better time. The season still has enough left in it to turn things around. It's likely that trying to figure out how to win games will include the use of analytics and data to help the front office and coaches come to some conclusions.

The rest of the Gold Cup for the USMNT

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Monday's soccer news starts with the changes to the USMNT's Gold Cup roster. USMNT coach Bruce Arena surprised nobody by using all six of his changes, announcing them the day after the USMNT won group B. Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, and Darlington Nagbe.

United States vs Panama; Gold Cup 2017: Game Time, TV schedule, live stream and lineups

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The United States Gold Cup quest starts here..

The United States kick off their quest for their sixth Gold Cup, and Bruce Arena's third today against Panama. The last time these two teams met, it was a 1-1 draw in a WCQ, in Panama back in March. These two countries are favored to be the top of Group B going into the knockouts.