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‘I feel Cuban’: Maradona arrives for Castro funeral

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Havana (AFP) Declaring "I feel Cuban," Argentine football great Diego Maradona has arrived in Cuba to attend the funeral of his "second father," the late communist leader Fidel Castro.

"I feel like the world has lost its leader," Maradona told Cuban state television after landing late Thursday.

‘I feel Cuban’: Maradona arrives for Castro funeral

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Havana (AFP) Declaring "I feel Cuban," Argentine football great Diego Maradona has arrived in Cuba to attend the funeral of his "second father," the late communist leader Fidel Castro.

"I feel like the world has lost its leader," Maradona told Cuban state television after landing late Thursday.

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Steve Birnbaum status unclear for New Zealand friendly

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The centerback has no concussion symptoms after taking a cleat to the head against Cuba

Steve Birnbaum returned to the nation's capital this weekend, sporting a slight alteration to his manicured hair cut, after Friday's friendly in the Caribbean against Cuba. In the dying moments against Cuba, the D.

USMNT vs. Cuba International Friendly: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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Jordan Morris and the US men's national team heads to Cuba for a historic international friendly. This is your Sounder at Heart preview, gamethread and how to watch.

The last time the USMNT played in Cuba was 2008. Newly appointed Swansea City manager Bob Bradley was the coach and Clint Dempsey scored the only goal in a 1-0 win in World Cup Qualifying.

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US Men’s National Team vs. New Zealand preview

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Despite a horrendous playing surface, the US limped away from Havana on Friday with a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Chris Wondolowski and Julian Green. In a region notorious for poor playing surfaces, Friday's game against Cuba took the cake with dead patches and bumps everywhere (there was also no running water in the stadium, so three cheers for Communism).

Cuba vs. US Men’s National Team preview

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The semi-final round of World Cup Qualifying is over and the final round of World Cup Qualifying is only a month away. The United States Men's National Team has a pair of friendlies to prepare for a tough pair of World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica in November. The first of these two friendlies is in a place where the US has only played once: on the road at Cuba.

USA vs. Cuba player ratings from Gold Cup quarterfinal

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The USA got their easiest and biggest win of the 2015 Gold Cup on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore againsta depleted Cuba in the quarterfinal. The final score? 6-0 to the Americans.

Stiffer tests are to come, but for now, the US can enjoy a big day.

Here are the player ratings (out of 10):

Brad Guzan, 7 – Easy night for the American #1, who had little to do but did it well.

USA vs. Cuba player ratings from Gold Cup quarterfinal

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The USA got their easiest and biggest win of the 2015 Gold Cup on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore againsta depleted Cuba in the quarterfinal. The final score? 6-0 to the Americans.

Stiffer tests are to come, but for now, the US can enjoy a big day.

Here are the player ratings (out of 10):

Brad Guzan, 7 – Easy night for the American #1, who had little to do but did it well.

Watch USA 6-0 Cuba match highlights [VIDEO]

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Watch USA 6-0 Cuba match highlights [VIDEO]

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Who should the USMNT start vs. New Zealand?

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With a slew of new faces in camp, the U.S. Men's National Team has some interesting lineup options ahead of Tuesday's clash with New Zealand.

Fresh off a less-than-inspiring 2-0 win over Cuba, the U.S. returns to RFK Stadium on Tuesday for a clash with New Zealand. Ahead of the match, seven new players have joined USMNT camp, while nine have departed following the Cuba match.

USMNT 2, Cuba 0: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Men's National Team's clash with Cuba was not a good soccer game. The play was ugly. The field was uglier. The stakes were low, and the desire, at times, seemed even lower.

However, it was a good look into the USMNT program, and what needs fine-tuning heading into the Hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying.

International friendly: USMNT 2-0 Cuba

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Substitute Chris Wondolowski scored one and set up Julian Green for a second as the US Men's National Team struggled to assert itself against a lively Cuban side on a terrible pitch in Havana.

Wondolowski, Green lead USMNT to ugly win over Cuba

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It certainly wasn't the U.S. Men's National Team's best performance. Uglyfield conditionsled to an even uglier first half before a pair of the more debated call-ups sealed a win.

Chris Wondolowski and Julian Green each scored a second half goal to push the USMNT to a 2-0 win over Cuba at theEstadio Pedro Marrero.

USMNT vs. Cuba: SBI Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team takes on Cuba today in Havana in the first of two October friendlies ahead of November's World Cup qualifiers (4pm, ESPN2).

Ahead of its openingHexagonal round matches against Mexico and Costa Rica, the USMNT will aim to stay sharp against a Cuba team it routed 6-0 at the 2015 Gold Cup.

USMNT focusing on bigger picture ahead of Cuba clash

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Jurgen Klinsmann isn't looking past Cuba. In truth, the U.S. Men's National Team head coach is looking forward towhat he expects to be a "wonderful experience", for reasons both on the field and off of it. However, the USMNT head coach would be remiss if he didn't admit that a much bigger challenge remains the main focus of the upcoming slate of games.

International friendly preview: Cuba v USMNT

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In the first of two international friendlies before next month's Hexagonal begins, the US takes an historic trip to Cuba—it's first in nearly 70 years.

Gold Cup recap: USA 6-0 Cuba

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After Clint Dempsey opened the scoring in the 4th minute, Cuba never looked like keeping it close, as the US eventually roared to a 6-0 victory in the first quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

U.S. Crush Cuba, Advance to Semis

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The U.S. Men's National Team advanced to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals with a 6-0 victory over Cuba at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD on Saturday evening. Clint Dempsey extended his Gold Cup goals lead with a hat trick, while Gyassi Zardes, Aron Johannsson, and Omar Gonzalez also scored.

United States rout Cuba 6-0

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Easy as can be for the USMNT.

The United States Men's National Team continued their march to Philadelphia on Saturday, as they thumped a crisis-stricken Cuba. A depleted Cuba side was hit with a 6-0 scoreline for the second time in the 2015 Gold Cup.

In the fourth minute, right back Timmy Chandler cut onto his left foot before sending in a cross, one that Clint Dempsey headed home with ease.

Your USMNT LIne-Up v Cuba

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Of course, I am not amused, and of course, it's only Cuba so it won't matter much. - Greg Seltzer

USA vs. Cuba, Gold Cup 2015: Time, TV schedule and team news

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The Gold Cup stakes are higher now for the USMNT in today's quarterfinal against Cuba.

The United States will be heavily favored in today's Gold Cup quarterfinal against Cuba. The reputations of the two countries in the soccer world would lend that expectation anyway, but in this competition the gap has been made clear.

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USA beat Cuba 2-0 in historic football friendly in Havana

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Havana (AFP) The United States warmed up for their looming World Cup qualifying clash with Mexico with a 2-0 friendly victory over Cuba, only the third time in history the two nations have met on Cuban soil.

Chris Wondolowski in the 62nd minute and Julian Green in the 71st scored for the United Stateson Friday.

USA beat Cuba 2-0 in historic football friendly in Havana

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Havana (AFP) The United States warmed up for their looming World Cup qualifying clash with Mexico with a 2-0 friendly victory over Cuba, only the third time in history the two nations have met on Cuban soil.

Chris Wondolowski in the 62nd minute and Julian Green in the 71st scored for the United Stateson Friday.

Steve Birnbaum picks up ugly injury on USMNT duty

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D.C. United's star defender took a kick to the head against Cuba today

D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum came on at halftime of today's United States friendly with Cuba for John Brooks and was having a good second half, or at least as much as one could expect against the 139th ranked team in the FIFA rankings.

Cuba vs. United States match preview

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The United States head 90 miles south to Cuba to face off against a relative unknown.

Game: United States Men's National Team vs. Cuba

Date: Friday, Oct. 7

Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana, Cuba

Television: ESPN2, UniMas

Streaming: watchespn.

United States-Cuba Preview: Fringe and Youth On Display For USA

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With the MLS Playoffs races coming down the wire, expect Jurgen Klinsmann to give looks to just about everyone during these next two games.

There is part of me that is very excited to see the United States head to Cuba for a soccer friendly for the first time since 1947.

I have long thought that Cuba can and should be a force in CONCACAF, or at the very least the Caribbean, however there are political reasons for why this hasn't happened.

United States vs. Cuba 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream

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We're trying our hardest to focus on the exciting new USMNT players

We've spent a lot of time harping on Jurgen Klinsmann's United States roster selections in these parts. Outside of the USMNT boss's maddening inability to see how much better Bill Hamid is than other members of the American goalkeeping pool, there's also the general puzzle of how he evaluates players all over the field.

US, Cuba friendly latest chapter of sports diplomacy

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Los Angeles (AFP) When the United States take to the field to face Cuba at Havana's Estadio Pedro Marrero on Friday, it will mark another step on the road towards normalization of relations between the former foes.

In July last year, Cuba and the United States brought more than half a century of enmity to an end when they restored diplomatic ties which had been cut in 1961 at the height of the Cold War.

US, Cuba friendly latest chapter of sports diplomacy

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Los Angeles (AFP) When the United States take to the field to face Cuba at Havana's Estadio Pedro Marrero on Friday, it will mark another step on the road towards normalization of relations between the former foes.

In July last year, Cuba and the United States brought more than half a century of enmity to an end when they restored diplomatic ties which had been cut in 1961 at the height of the Cold War.

Match preview – USA vs. Cuba Gold Cup quarterfinal

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It's time for the US to start playing up to its full potential. The time for experimenting and messing around is over. It's the knockout rounds where one slip up can send you home early. After an unconvincing group stage (not unlike the USWNT at the Women's World Cup) the US has a chance to really prove that they are the kings of CONCACAF.

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USA 2, Cuba 0 - Green, Wondo Shine In Second Half

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An ugly game but a fine way to introduce the youth to the future and what CONCACAF qualifying is all about.

For forty-five minutes the United States looked as disjointed as the field they were playing on.

But in the second half, thanks to substitute Chris Wondolowski and a tenacious all-around effort from Julian Green, the USMNT defeated Cuba 2-0 in a historical friendly from Havana.

Haiti, Panama advance to Copa America Centenario

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The 2016 Copa America Centenario field is officially set after Friday's two remaining spots in the competition were decided.

In the first of the two fixtures to kick off from Panama City, second half substitute Pascal Millien scored Haiti's lone goal, which proved to be enough to top Trinidad & Tobago.

Una pasión compartida

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El fútbol vuelve a reunir a los mejores jugadores de la Concacaf, pero también a encender las ilusiones de los aficionados de Norteamérica, Centroamérica y el Caribe, que vibran con los colores de sus selecciones nacionales. Con sus estilos y costumbres, todos tienen una pasión compartida.

Reportaje publicado en el Programa Oficial de la Concacaf Gold Cup 2015.

Ariel Martinez

USA – Cuba Gold Cup preview: The Great Unknown

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Last night I was writing a preview of the Gold Cup quarterfinal between the US and Cuba. For Cuba, it was mainly focused on Ariel Martinez, their forward with a solid left foot who was causing a lot of problems for Guatemala from set pieces and whose pass set up Cuba's only goal of the tournament so far.

USA – Cuba Gold Cup preview: The Great Unknown

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Last night I was writing a preview of the Gold Cup quarterfinal between the US and Cuba. For Cuba, it was mainly focused on Ariel Martinez, their forward with a solid left foot who was causing a lot of problems for Guatemala from set pieces and whose pass set up Cuba's only goal of the tournament so far.

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Harrisburg City Islanders' Dante Leverock gets international call-up

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The Islanders' center back will represent his native Bermuda against Cuba.

The Harrisburg City Islanders' Dante Leverock will be with the Bermudian National Team as they face off against Cuba tonight in a 2017 Gold Cup Qualifying match. Leverock will look to add to his four caps and one goal for Bermuda, who are currently ranked 164th by FIFA.

CONCACAF announces rosters for Copa America Centenario play-in round

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With the Copa America Centenario right around the corner, CONCACAF released therosters on Monday for the four sides still vying for the competition's final two positions.

Cuba, Haiti, Panama, and Trinidad & Tobago will compete on Friday, Jan. 8 in two Copa America Centenario Play-in matches.

Osvaldo Alonso making first trip to Cuba since defection

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It was eight years ago that Osvaldo Alonso casually walked out of a Houston-area Walmart and started a new life. The decision to defect from Cuba was not one he took lightly, as it meant that he may never see his friends and family again.

That he established himself as one of the top players in MLS and became a U.

Cuba 2015/16 Joma Home, Away and Third Kits

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La Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba recently inked a kit deal with Span's Joma Sports [...]