Copa America Centenario

Gold Cup

Alejandro Bedoya, Andre Blake called to respective national teams

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The Union players will represent the United States and Jamaica respectively in the 2017 Gold Cup

Alejandro Bedoya and Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union both received call-ups today to the final 23-man Gold Cup rosters for USA and Jamaica, respectively.

Bedoya is one of 16 MLS players to make Bruce Arena's Gold Cup roster and will be the most experienced player on the roster with 60 international appearances.

Levi's Stadium set to host 2016 Gold Cup final

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CONCACAF has pegged one of the newest major stadiums in the U.S. to host the upcoming Gold Cup.

Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium will host the 2016 Gold Cup final on July 26, CONCACAF announced on Tuesday. The news comes in the wake of the federation's announcement ofa list of 13 host stadiums in December.

Levi's Stadium set to host 2017 Gold Cup final

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CONCACAF has pegged one of the newest major stadiums in the U.S. to host the upcoming Gold Cup.

Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium will host the 2016 Gold Cup final on July 26, CONCACAF announced on Tuesday. The news comes in the wake of the federation's announcement ofa list of 13 host stadiums in December.

Report: Executives discussing permanent Pan-American tournament

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The Copa America Centenario in the U.S. was billed as a one-time event to celebrate 100 years of CONMEBOL. It looks like bosses from the South American confederation and CONCACAF want it to continue.

According to a Bloomberg report, the executives are pushing for a permanent tournament of the Americas, which could begin as early as 2020.

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Brazil book FIFA World Cup berth, Argentina tumble

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Montevideo (AFP) – Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi.

Five-time champions Brazil had been left waiting in suspense after goals from Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Marcelo handed them a 3-0 win over the Paraguayans at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians.

Brazil book FIFA World Cup berth, Argentina tumble

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Montevideo (AFP) – Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi.

Five-time champions Brazil had been left waiting in suspense after goals from Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Marcelo handed them a 3-0 win over the Paraguayans at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians.

US national football team calls Dempsey, Howard for WC2018 qualifying

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Chicago (AFP) – US coach Bruce Arena called upon forward Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard, both veterans coming off serious injuries, for World Cup qualifying duty Wednesday ahead of crucial matches.

Seattle Sounders’ Dempsey had been sidelined due to an irregular heartbeat and rejoins the US squad for the first time since Copa America Centenario last June.

49ers stadium to host CONCACAF Gold Cup final

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Miami (AFP) The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final will be held at Levi's Stadium, home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, on July 26, the governing body for North and Central American football said Wednesday.

Levi's Stadium, the state-of-the-art facility in suburban Santa Clara that hosted last season's Super Bowl 50, is one of 14 venues in 13 cities that will host matches in the 14th edition of the regional competition.

Mexico stick with coach despite Copa humiliation

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Mexico City (AFP) Juan Carlos Osorio escaped the axe as Mexico coach on Thursday despite the humiliating 7-0 thrashing by Chile in the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario.

The Colombian coach survived as a consequence of having guided the national team to nine wins and a draw before Saturday's historic loss in Santa Clara.

Mexico stick with coach despite Copa humiliation

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Mexico City (AFP) Juan Carlos Osorio escaped the axe as Mexico coach on Thursday despite the humiliating 7-0 thrashing by Chile in the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario.

The Colombian coach survived as a consequence of having guided the national team to nine wins and a draw before Saturday's historic loss in Santa Clara.

Copa America 2016

Klinsmann reflects on USMNT Copa America run

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It's been nearly a week since the U.S. Men's National Team closed the door on the Copa America and, in that week, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has taken the chance to look back at the highs and lows of what he sees as a positive tournament experience.

SBI's Top 10 Goals of the Copa America Centenario

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The Copa America Centenario was always expected to be a showcase of high-quality skills and goals. It certainly did not disappoint, especially with regards to the latter.

Whether it was free kicks, volleys, shots from range, or something else entirely, the recently-concluded Copa America Centenario had a number of impressive and memorable strikes.

Monday Kickoff: Bravo, Ibrahimovic and more

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While the world continues to react to Lionel Messi's apparent decision to quit the Argentina national team, a major star could be closing in on his long-awaited move to Manchester.

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo says he wants Messi to reconsider his plans to retire from the Argentina national team.

SBI Copa America Man of the Match: Claudio Bravo

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Once again, the Copa America final came down to a penalty shootout. Once again, it was Chile's Claudio Bravo that came up big when his team needed him most.

Chile beat Argentina in the Copa America Centenario final on Sunday night after prevailing, 4-2, on penalty kicks, and Bravo was a key figure in the scoreless matchat MetLife Stadium.

Chile tops Argentina in PKs again to win second straight Copa America crown

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. For the second straight year, Chile and Argentina could not be separated through 120 minutes and, for the second straight year, Lionel Messi and co. saw their trophy hopes dashed in a penalty shootout.

Chile defeated Argentina, 4-2, in penalty kicks after a scoreless 120 minutesin Sunday's Copa America Centenario final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night.

Argentina vs. Chile: Your Running Commentary

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While Chile looks to claim its second straight Copa America on Sunday, Argentina seeks its first title since 1993.

La Albicelestehas been forced to battle through injuries during this summer's tournament, but Gerardo Martino's side received a big boost on Sunday with the return of Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel di Maria.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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There's a possibility of a newchampion being crowned on Sunday night at the Copa America Centenario, while last year's victor has its shot at a repeat.

Argentina and Chile will do battle from MetLife Stadium to determine the Copa America champion. The two sides met in the opening match of Group D play, withLa Albicelestecapturing a 2-1 win.

USMNT finishes fourth at Copa America after falling to Colombia

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The U.S. Men's National Team struggled to create chances in their Copa America opener against Colombia. In Saturday's rematch, chances came in flurries, but the result remained the same.

Colombia clinched third place at the Copa America Centenario, defeating the U.

USMNT vs. Colombia: Your Running Commentary

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While the U.S. Men's National Team won't be playing in the match they would have liked to be participating in this weekend, Jurgen Klinsmann's team has a shot at redemption against Colombia.

After falling in their opening Group A clash againstLos Cafeteros, 2-0, the USMNT will look to end their Copa America Centenario run on a high note following their drubbing at the hands of Argentina on Tuesday.

CONMEBOL, CONCACAF presidents open to future joint tournaments

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NEW YORK The Copa America Centenario might only be the start of joint-competitions between CONMEBOL and CONCACAF teams.

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez and CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani both stated during a press conference in Manhattan on Friday that they are not opposed to havingfuture tournaments that would include nations from both confederations.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Despite a crushing defeat against Argentina in the semifinal round, the U.S. Men's National Team will look to record their best finish at a Copa America on Saturday night, while MLS action is in full swing.

The USMNT will take on Colombia in a Group A rematch, as the sides battle it out for third place.

Early goals pace Chile in win over Colombia

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CHICAGO, Ill. – The first 45 minutes of Wednesday's Copa America semifinal belonged to Chile.The next two hoursweredominated by Chicago's wild weather.

Eventually, after more than two hours of delay and a wide open second half that saw Colombia reducedto 10 men, Chile pulled off a 2-0 win against Colombia at Soldier Field.

Argentina 4, USMNT 0: The SBI Breakdown

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It was essentially the worst possible performance in the biggest possible moment. Facing an Argentina team that is among the world's best at punishing mistakes, the U.S. Men's National Team made a multitude of them in a match billed as a potential game-changer.

Gulati acknowledges achievement despite humbling USMNT loss

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Tuesday night's 4-0 loss against Argentina hurt all parties involved within the U.S. Men's National Team, but U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati still believes the side accomplished a great deal this summer despite the defeat.

"I was feeling a lot better about it three or four hours ago, but it's a strange feeling right now as we've gotten to the semifinals, which is an accomplishment," Gulati said following the defeat.

Klinsmann laments respect given to Argentina in wake of semifinal loss

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Following the final whistle, Jurgen Klinsmann approached Lionel Messi for a quick embrace. It was a sign of respect between two of the game's greatest strikers, but Klinsmann insists that respect on the field of play proved to be his side's undoing on Tuesday night.

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Alberg named to Team of the Week, no timetable for Sapong return, more Union bits, more

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Union news. More record breaking Copa America Centenario numbers. Iceland!

Clint Dempsey will miss another Sounders game

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Clint Dempsey expected to remain with USMNT for third-place game, privacy shades will stay up around training sessions.

The United States may have been dealt a decisive loss to Argentina in the Copa America semifinals. But as anyone who follows the international game should know, that isn't where the tournament ends.

Fans’ View: It’s not Klinsmann

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After the USMNT's dispiriting loss to Argentina, Scott Pugh says the soccer's problem's in the US come down to culture.

Union face Fire tonight, US wilts against Argentina, more news

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Union host Chicago Fire tonight. US dominated by Argentina in 4-0 Copa semifinal loss. More news.

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Tournament review: United States finish fourth in Copa America

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The United States ended their Copa America run with a 1-0 loss to Colombia in the third-place game. Peter Andrews reviews the good and the bad from their tournament performance.

Copa America: SEBA-International Projections through June 22

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Updated SEBA projections ahead of the conclusion this weekend of the Copa America Centenario.

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Nike Ordem Campeon – Official Match Ball of the 2016 Copa America Centenario Final

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When defending champions Chile and tournament favorites Argentina face off for the Copa America Centenario [...]

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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For a second time in as many years, the winner of Copa America will be decided between Argentina and Chile.

The two sides will battle for the crown on Sunday afterLa Roja defeated La Albicelestein last year's edition, 4-1, on penalty kicks following a scoreless regulation.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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While the Copa America Centenario determines its second finalist on Wednesday, Euro 2016 will complete its Round of 16 field as well.

After Argentina booked its place in the Copa America final on Tuesday night, Chile and Colombia will battle it out tonight.

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Brazil 2017 Nike Third Jersey

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Nike Soccer has released the Brazil 2017 third jersey. The kit is the five-time World Cup champions' second dark green kit since 2014. It will be on sale atatWorld Soccer Shop, Subside Sports, UK Soccer Shop, Lovell Soccerand Kitbag. The Brazil third shirt uses the same modern v-neck design (Vapor with AeroSwift) from Nike as [.

Be ready for the new “clear bag policy” at Sounders games

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This policy now matches all events at CenturyLink Field

Nestled in your season ticket package is the 2017 scarf, a book introducing you to your Alliance membership and other Seattle Sounders gameday events, and a clear plastic bag with a large Sounders logo on it. That bag is now part of your gameday experience.

MLS Ticker: NYCFC signs midfielder, Atlanta adds Argentine, and more

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New York City FC, expected to make a splash this winter with a handful of roster spots and a DP slot to fill,have continued their offseason additions with an international signing.

The team officially announced the long-rumored signing of Panamanian attacking midfielder Miguel Camargo on a one year loan with an option to purchase.

D.C. United season review: Steve Birnbaum

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We review the year of the young center back who has made the leap to a mainstay on the USMNT.

2016 started out great for D.C. United center back Steve Birnbaum. It began in rainy, cold Southern California wearing the red, white and blue as he was the savior for the United States Men's National Team in their 3-2 January victory against Iceland.

Alejandro Bedoya called up to USMNT for friendlies

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The midfielder will return to the Union before their penultimate regular season game.

The United States Men's National Team has called up Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya for their international friendlies against Cuba on Oct. 7, and New Zealand on Oct. 11.

Bedoya has earned 55 international caps, with 54 in the last seven years, and appeared in all four matches at the 2014 World Cup.

Major Link Soccer: Pulisic shines USA wins

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The USMNT book their ticket for the hex, Oalex Anderson scores a brace for St. Vincent, and Goals of the Week.

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The USMNT continued their dominance over Trinidad and Tobago, but in doing so set up a date with CONCACAF rivals Mexico for their first game of the next round.