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Cameron: U.S. Soccer 'got too comfortable'

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U.S. Men's National Team defender Geoff Cameron has a lot to say about the state of American soccer.

Cameron took to The Players' Tribune to express his desire for change in U.S. Soccer on Friday, the eve of a very contentious election for the federation's next president. In his piece, he calls out their complacency and backwards system as the reasons why the USMNT failed to make the upcoming World Cup in Russia and why this presidential election is so important for the future of the game.

Geoff Cameron: 'Bruce Arena made decisions that cost us going to the World Cup'

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In the aftermath of the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup qualification failure, Geoff Cameron has fired some scathing remarks at his former head coach.

In an interview with the New York Times, the Stoke City defender was very critical of former USMNT boss Bruce Arena, who opted to bench Cameron for the USMNT's final two qualifiers.

Geoff Cameron: 'Bruce Arena made decisions that cost us going to the World Cup'

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In the aftermath of the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup qualification failure, Geoff Cameron has fired some scathing remarks at his former head coach.

In an interview with the New York Times, the Stoke City defender was very critical of former USMNT boss Bruce Arena, who opted to bench Cameron for the USMNT's final two qualifiers.

So... who's ready to be supremely annoyed?

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Actually, I probably under-sold this one; some of you will surely venture from mere annoyance into thunder-pissed territory. And no, this isn't about Bruce Arena's regrettable "bad eggs" 'n' social media explanation for the USMNT's World Cup qualifying disaster - even if I could dive into that mess with a weed-wacker.

Assessing the USMNT January Camp roster

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 15, 2018) US Soccer Players – A new year means a new start for the USMNT. 2018 is about the USMNT building on the positives and moving on from last year. A roster loaded with up-and-coming young players is together in Carson, California kicking off a transitional year for the USMNT.

Laurent Blanc reveals he rejected USMNT approaches

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Laurent Blanc has been linked with the vacant U.S. Men's National Team head coaching job since the role opened up, but theFrench manager says he will not be taking the job.

Speaking to Le Parisien, Blanc says he turned down the chance to succeed Bruce Arena, who departed the USMNT gig after the team failed to reach the World Cup in OctoberL.

Is our American soccer culture in worse shape than we thought?

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - I've experienced a wide range of emotions during USMNT games over the past few years, both as a journalistic observer and from the perspective of a soccer-enamored American. Tuesday's friendly draw with Portugal handed me a new one.

Arena 'would have bet on' Miazga, Brooks pairing at World Cup

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Former U.S. Men's National Team boss Bruce Arena made an appearance on Fox Sports 1's broadcast for Tuesday's friendly against Portugal, and he didn't shy away from projections from what could have been.

Arena stated that the center back pairing of John Brooks and Matt Miazga would've been his choice had the USMNT qualified for the World Cup in Russia next summer.

A beginning, and an end, for the USMNT in Portugal

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 10, 2017) US Soccer Players - Fifteen years and five months after the shock World Cup win over Portugal that launched the program into a bold new century, a dramatically revamped USMNT squad has gathered in Lisbon this week ahead of a rematch that marks both the beginning and end of an era.

Projecting the USMNT roster for the Portugal friendly

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It's been nearly one month since U.S. Men's National Team doomsday, and a lot has happened in that month. Bruce Arena has moved on, and a number of the players from that fateful day in Trinidad & Tobago will likely join him. There has been plenty of criticism and calls for reform in the past few weeks, and the reverb from the 2018 World Cup failure will ring out for a long time.

Arena exits USMNT

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USMNT coach Bruce Arena announced on Friday that he is stepping down following the World Cup qualifying exit at Trinidad & Tobago. Arena was brought in as Jurgen Klinsmann's replacement to qualify the team for the 2018 World Cup. Instead, the USMNT finished in 5th-place and will miss the tournament.

Bruce Arena resigns as USMNT coach

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Bruce Arena's time as U.S. Men's National Team coach is finished.

U.S. Soccer announced on Friday that Arena has resigned from his job following the team's World Cup elimination. As of now, no replacement has been officially named.

Arena took charge of the USMNT back in January following Jurgen Klinsmann's dismissal two games into the Hexagonal.

Sunil Gulati: U.S. Soccer doesn't need wholesale changes after missing World Cup

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Changes are certainly coming to U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Men's National Team. After Tuesday's loss, it's going to be a long wait for a World Cup and, throughout that wait, there's no doubt that plenty will be analyzed and addressed from top to bottom.

Just how and what changes, though, remains to be seen.

Bruce Arena: "We failed"

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When Bruce Arena began his stint as U.S. Men's National Team manager in January, he was brought in with one goal in mind. He was not hired to bring in some overarching ideologies or push the game to a new stratosphere. He was hired to navigate World Cup qualifying and book a ticket to Russia.

On Tuesday, that goal came crashing down in Trinidad & Tobago.

USMNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago: Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup fate will be decided in Trinidad & Tobago on Friday night.

After toppling Panama, 4-0, on Friday, the U.S. can seal a spot in Russia on Friday night with a victory over the Soca Warriors. A draw would also almost certainly be good enough while a loss to last-place T&T would open the door for Panama or Honduras to make a late push up the Hexagonal table.

Despite conditions, USMNT ready to seize World Cup chance with win in T&T

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Everyone knows what's at stake for the U.S. Men's National Team on Tuesday night. It's been discussed for months and, with a win, they will finally be able to grasp a ticket to Russia.

Before the U.S. can escape CONCACAF, though, they must first handle one final challenge, and it's one very befitting of a World Cup decider in the region.

T&T match presents unique challenge for USMNT defense

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Trinidad & Tobago is far from CONCACAF's most dangerous team. A quick glance at the Hexagonal table will tell you that, but that does not mean that the U.S. Men's National Team does not need to remain open and alert to certain situations on Tuesday night.

The U.S. knows that a draw will most likely be good enough to leave T&T with a World Cup ticket in hand, so any sort of clean sheet would be enough to book a spot in Russia.

After month of criticism, USMNT steps up to Panama challenge

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Since the moment the second Costa Rican goal hit the back of the net at Red Bull Arena, the U.S. Men's National Team has known the stakes. Doubt became a major factor on that night. There was doubt surrounding the team's World Cup qualifying pursuit and, even worse, there was doubt about the direction of a program that on the brink of a catastrophic end to the cycle.

Preview: USMNT vs Panama

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Oct 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - A day ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Panama (7pm ET - ESPN2) that could make or break his team's chances of making next year's tournament in Russia, USMNT coach Bruce Arena exuded the kind of casual confidence that has come to define his coaching style in a long and successful career.

Major League Soccer

News roundup: Bethlehem Steel friendlies, Stewart rejected Dutch, more

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Plus Union mid-week contest, Earnie's European offer, Jay Heaps to USL, and more!

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/8/18

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Philadelphia Union News

Report: USMNT assistant Pat Noonan ‘on the verge' of joining the Union coaching staff Noonan was an assistant under Bruce Arena with LA Galaxy and with the USMNT.

C.J. Sapong headed to U.S. national team January camp; Union set to hire two assistant coaches
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Ranking MLS-based contenders for USMNT manager

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The top five coaches in MLS who will in the USMNT manager discussion.

The aftermath of the US men's national team failing to qualify for the World Cup continues to reverberate around the American soccer landscape, and the latest discussion has been centered around the future of the managerial position.

MLS cannot escape blame for US implosion in World Cup qualifying

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The United States’ failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a devastating blow for the sport in this country, but it’s also a clear reflection of how much of a damaging effect the top-flight league has had on the national team in the last number of years.

Coached by Bruce Arena, who has never coached a professional club team outside of the United States, he fielded a team on Tuesday night that was made entirely out of current MLS or former MLS players, except one - Christian Pulisic, the one star that continues to be light years ahead of anyone in the US player squad.

MLS cannot escape blame for US implosion in World Cup qualifying

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The United States’ failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a devastating blow for the sport in this country, but it’s also a clear reflection of how much of a damaging effect the top-flight league has had on the national team in the last number of years.

Coached by Bruce Arena, who has never coached a professional club team outside of the United States, he fielded a team on Tuesday night that was made entirely out of current MLS or former MLS players, except one - Christian Pulisic, the one star that continues to be light years ahead of anyone in the US player squad.

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Arena says US ‘bad eggs’ cracked under pressure

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bruce Arena says he accepted blame for American’s World Cup failure by resigning quickly, but added there were also had a “few bad eggs” on the roster who helped spoil the team chemistry.

Three months after the US’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the former head coach opened up about the team’s shortcomings Friday at a soccer coaches forum Friday in Philadelphia.

Arena says US ‘bad eggs’ cracked under pressure

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Bruce Arena says he accepted blame for American’s World Cup failure by resigning quickly, but added there were also had a “few bad eggs” on the roster who helped spoil the team chemistry.

Three months after the US’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the former head coach opened up about the team’s shortcomings Friday at a soccer coaches forum Friday in Philadelphia.

Assistant Sarachan to coach US team at Portugal friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – US national team assistant coach Dave Sarachan will guide an American squad still reeling after missing out on the World Cup in a November friendly in Portugal, US Soccer announced Tuesday.

Bruce Arena resigned as coach on October 13 after the Americans lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago in their qualifying finale and failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Assistant Sarachan to coach US team at Portugal friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – US national team assistant coach Dave Sarachan will guide an American squad still reeling after missing out on the World Cup in a November friendly in Portugal, US Soccer announced Tuesday.

Bruce Arena resigned as coach on October 13 after the Americans lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago in their qualifying finale and failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

USA to face Portugal in soccer friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – The United States will face Portugal next month in the team’s first game since their shock failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the United States Soccer Federation announced Monday.

A statement said the USA, who were sensationally dumped out of World Cup contention last week following a loss to Trinidad & Tobago, will face Portugal on November 14 in Faro.

Arena resigns as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

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Chicago (AFP) – Bruce Arena, called upon last November to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as coach of the United States, resigned Friday, three days after the Americans failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

The 66-year-old Arena, who guided the US team into the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals and also coached the squad into the 2006 World Cup, said failing to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986 was a “major setback.

Arena resigns as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

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Chicago (AFP) – Bruce Arena, called upon last November to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as coach of the United States, resigned Friday, three days after the Americans failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

The 66-year-old Arena, who guided the US team into the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals and also coached the squad into the 2006 World Cup, said failing to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986 was a “major setback.

US coach Arena confident despite pitch fears

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Couva (Trinidad and Tobago) (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena shrugged off fears concerning a waterlogged playing surface as his team prepare to seal their World Cup qualification against Trinidad & Tobago here Tuesday.

The US will clinch their ticket to next year’s finals in Russia with victory over already-eliminated Trinidad & Tobago at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

US coach Arena confident despite pitch fears

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Couva (Trinidad and Tobago) (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena shrugged off fears concerning a waterlogged playing surface as his team prepare to seal their World Cup qualification against Trinidad & Tobago here Tuesday.

The US will clinch their ticket to next year’s finals in Russia with victory over already-eliminated Trinidad & Tobago at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

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Hiring Friedel is a big risk for the Revolution

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Employing an inexperienced coach shows a lack of ambition.

According to reports, Brad Friedel is the New England Revolution's next head coach. This hiring may come to a surprise to many. Rumored candidates, such as former Argentina manager Daniel Passarella, New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese, and former USMNT boss Bruce Arena, made it seem like the Revolution were looking for experience.

Hiring Freidel is a big risk for the Revolution

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Employing an inexperienced coach shows a lack of ambition.

According to reports, Brad Friedel is the New England Revolution's next head coach. This hiring may come to a surprise to many. Rumored candidates, such as former Argentina manager Daniel Passarella, New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese, and former USMNT boss Bruce Arena, made it seem like the Revolution were looking for experience.

Panama

Arena the gambler takes the USMNT to the cusp of Russia 2018

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Friday's 4-0 win was keyed by a huge bet on the American attack

The United States went into Friday's crunch World Cup qualifier against Panama a nervous wreck. Sitting in a position that only guaranteed a difficult playoff against either Australia or Syria, and holding onto that only via tiebreaker, fed the perspective that this was the biggest USMNT qualifier in over a decade.

USMNT vs Panama 2018 World Cup Qualifier: Time, TV Schedule and how to watch

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It's time to take care of business..

It's time to get down and dirty as the last two matches in the Hex are incoming. Tonight the red, white and blue take on Panama in what is a must win scenario to make sure they punch their ticket to the 2018 World Cup next summer. If for some reason they don't win tonight it'll all come down to Trinidad and Tobago on the road.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Bruce Arena reflects on second USMNT tenure

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In his first public commentary since Trinidad, Bruce doesn't mince words, or egg analogies

Seattle:

The Los Hernandez Tamales shop has brought a James Beard award to central Washington.

Joevin Jones is back on the field, or at the very least he will be soon for Dhis new Bundesliga club.

NCAA College Cup semifinals preview: Akron vs. Stanford

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With the College Cup coming to Talen Energy Stadium this weekend, Nick Fishman previews the first of Friday's semifinal doubleheader. Here's everything you need to know about Stanford and Akron.

Portugal vs. US Men’s National Team preview: US aims to restore faith after World Cup disaster

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The US is not going to the 2018 World Cup. It’s been over a month since that dismal night in Trinidad but it’s still a sore spot and it’s still shocking to hear and say. It’s also quite depressing. But it’s time to turn the page on that dark chapter in US Soccer history and to make sure that it never, ever happens again.