DaMarcus Beasley

United States Men's National Team

Dynamo sign DaMarcus Beasley

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The Houston Dynamo's trade to acquire the top spot in the MLS Allocation Order figured to mean the arrival of a U.S. Men's National Team player, and it didn't take long to find out that the player in question was none other than veteran DaMarcus Beasley.

The Dynamo announced the signing of Beasley on Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours after completing the deal that sent midfielder Warren Creavalle to Toronto FC in exchange for the top spot in the MLS Allocation Order, which gave Houston the opportunity to sign Beasley.

History-making Beasley draws praise at his fourth World Cup

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By FRANCO PANIZO

SAO PAULO Look at DaMarcus Beasley these days and you will not see the baby-faced youngster with the fresh haircut who stepped on the field 12 years ago and dazzled in his first World Cup.

What you will see aside from his scruffy beard and completely shaven head is a wily veteran, one who has made history by playing in his fourth World Cup and is helping to guide a young U.

Beasley showered with praise after making USMNT history earlier this month

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By FRANCO PANIZO

SAO PAULO Look at DaMarcus Beasley these days and you will not see the baby-faced youngster with the fresh haircut who stepped on the field 12 years ago and dazzled in his first World Cup.

What you will see aside from his scruffy beard and completely shaven head is a wily veteran, one who has made history by playing in his fourth World Cup and is helping to guide a young U.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Azerbaijan?

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By IVES GALARCEP

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Men's National Team is ready to play the first game of the pre-World Cup send-off series on Tuesday night and there is still some question as to just what starting lineup Jurgen Klinsmann will deploy at the World Cup.

Plenty can change between now and the opening match against Ghana on June 16, but the team's open training session on Monday evening seemed to shed some light on the starting lineup would could see on Tuesday.

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

Beasley discusses Puebla exit, USMNT youth, and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

DaMarcus Beasley's role for the U.S. Men's National team is quite clear. Entering the pre-World Cup camp, the 31-year-old Beasley is a veteran whose presence in defense is looked at to be a calming influence amongst a generally inexperienced back-line.

However, his role on the club level is now anything but certain, as Beasley confirmed Wednesday that he is looking to move away from his current club, Puebla.

A closer look at the USMNT depth chart: Left Backs

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jurgen Klinsmann famously said back in summer 2012 that anybody can play left back.

We will soon see just how true those words were.

The U.S. Men's National Team will head into the World Cup this summer not short on options at left back, a position that has long troubled the Americans.

A closer look at the USMNT depth chart: Left Backs

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jurgen Klinsmann famously said back in summer 2012 that anybody can play left back.

We will soon see just how true those words were.

The U.S. Men's National Team will head into the World Cup this summer not short on options at left back, a position that has long troubled the Americans.

Edu on US callup, US news ahead of Mexico friendly, Barca transfer ban, more news

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Edu, saying all the right things, again. USMNT news ahead of tonight's friendly. FIFA bans Barcelona from participating in two transfer windows. More news.

Who Should the USMNT start vs. Mexico?

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By IVES GALARCEP

The U.S. Men's National Team will play the last friendly before Jurgen Klinsmann names his preliminary World Cup roster in May, and the match will offer a final chance for fringe players to impress, either as starters or substitutes.

Just which players Klinsmann will call on to start against Mexico on Wednesday seems pretty straightforward.

DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco denied release

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Puebla will not allow USMNT players DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco to participate in the friendly against Mexico. Read More

Report: Puebla decline to release Beasley and Orozco to USMNT

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team were stunned on Sunday when they learned they'd be without two of their Liga MX-based players for Wednesday's friendly match against Mexico.

According to a report from Univision Deportes, Puebla have declined to release left back DaMarcus Beasley and centerback Michael Orozco Fiscal for the upcoming USMNT friendly in Phoenix.

The 22 for El Tri

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Four friendlies to go and counting, and we have reached the one for World Cup hopefuls based in North America, with one rather notable exception. Gosh, see if you can pick that particular specimen for our microscope out of the bunch. G - Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Brad Evans (

An Unlikely Pair

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By: Matt Hartley

2013 was a banner year for the United States Men's National Team, with an impressive winning streak that included victories over a German-ish team, a Gold Cup triumph, and a nice come from behind victory in Europe, all washed down with the tears of Mexican fans.

This success was built very much on the development of some partnerships that were perhaps a little unexpected.

An Unlikely Pair

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By: Matt Hartley

Two thousand thirteen was a banner year for the United States Men's National Team, with an impressive winning streak that included victories over a German-ish team, a Gold Cup triumph, and a nice come from behind victory in Europe, all washed down with the tears of Mexican fans.

An Unlikely Pair

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By: Matt Hartley

Two thousand thirteen was a banner year for the United States Men's National Team, with an impressive winning streak that included victories over a German-ish team, a Gold Cup triumph, and a nice come from behind victory in Europe, all washed down with the tears of Mexican fans.

Clint Dempsey

Valdes update, Casey, Gaddis, and MacMath named to TOW, more news

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Valdes agent disappointed defender won't be playing in Copa Libertadores. Conor Casey, Ray Gaddis, and Zac MacMath get Team of the Week nods. Reading United postseason campaign begins tonight. More news.

“Crappy”: Recaps & reaction to Union’s 5-goal loss, HCI & Reading win, OC draws, more news

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Reaction to Union's dismal 5-3 home loss. Harrisburg and Reading with decisive wins, OC come-from-behind draw. League results. More news

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Transfer window talk fuels Beasley speculation

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A Washington Post report earlier in the day regarding DaMarcus Beasley negotiating a return to MLS via a DP contract set off the social media speculation merry-go-round with some fans hoping to see the former Fire star back in Chicago. Beasley enjoyed an excellent run with the USMNT at the World Cup as a left back but other reports suggest he also has offers to continue playing in LigaMX, where he last was seen with Puebla.

Beasley ‘likely’ to sign MLS deal according to reports

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By TATE STEINLAGE

DaMarcus Beasley may very well be making his triumphant return to Major League Soccer 10 years after leaving for Europe.

Reports surfacing Monday claim that Beasley, 32, is in talks with the league to finalize a deal that could come as early as this week, according to the Washington Post.

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USA World Cup review: Stars & Stripes do their nation proud… those that care anyway!

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USA World Cup review: Stars & Stripes do their nation proud... those that care anyway! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's no great secret that Americans aren't the world's biggest football fans... well, technically that isboth a truth and a lie. The US are by far the world's biggest fans of what they refer to as football.

Recaps & reaction to Union win, USA WC news, league results, more

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USA vs. Azerbaijan: The Defense

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With the shock of the Landon Donovan omission starting to die down, it is time to turn our focus to the team as a whole as they took on Azerbaijan in the first match of their sendoff series. One thing that the Donovan saga accomplished was that it overshadowed one of the glaring holes in this team, an inexperienced defense, that hasn't played together much.

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!

The US and the 2006 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at 2006 tournament in Germany.

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The US and the 2002 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 2002 World Cup.

TSG’s Best USMNT 30-Man Roster Guess

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Fab J Key in his versatility.

Here's our 30 and our 23 for now. Short, sweet.

G (3): Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando

DEF (7): Geoff Cameron, Omar Gonzalez, Clarence Goodson, Matt Besler, DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Parkhurst, Brad Evans

CM (4): Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Maurice Edu, Kyle Beckerman

MF (6): Clint Dempsey, Graham Zusi, Landon Donovan, Fabian Johnson, Ale Bedoya, Julian Green

FWD (3): Jozy Altidore, Eddie Johnson, Aron Johannsson

The 30:

DEF: John Brooks, Oguchi Onyewu, Tim Chandler

MID: Mix Diskerud, Danny Williams

FWD: Terrence Boyd,Chris Wondolowski

Have at it.

The US Roster To Face Mexico: The Last Ride for Edu

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Remember me?

GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (4): Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Eddie Johnson (D.

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USA 2-2 Portugal: Massive drama for USA just seconds away from the Round of 16

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USA 2-2 Portugal:Massive drama for USA just seconds away from the Round of 16 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Coming into this World Cup, no-one would have knocked the USA for failing to make it through this 'Group of Death'. However, 2-1 up against one of the strongest teams in the world,they had the qualification dream stolen from them in the very dying embers of the game.

USA vs. Ghana: World Cup Match Ratings, Appropriately

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First, we start with celebrations.

Yep. I'm pretty sure Mr. John Anthony Brooks celebrated the same way we all were feeling after that goal. Basically DID THAT ACTUALLY HAPPEN OMG I'M IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION THIS IS UNREAL SOMEONE HOLD ME AND VERIFY THAT THIS IS ACTUALLY REAL LIFE AHHHHHHHHH essentially.

Ghana 1-2 USA: US Player Ratings

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Following the USMNT's 2-1 victory over Ghana we look at the playmakers and rank their performances on the evening.

Tim Howard, 9: The US goalkeeper was at the top of his game all night long, and while he was forced into just two big saves, Howard's presence was immense. No one on the entire squad inspires more confidence.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s US Roster For World Cup 2014

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World Cup bound ... Kyle Beckerman.

Wow.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)


Notes from the presser and more Union bits, World Cup news from US camp and Brazil, more

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US preliminary World Cup roster set - MLS takes the next step with $720m tv deal

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Jurgen Klinsmann named the 30 man preliminary roster for the upcoming World Cup. The final roster will be pared down to 23 by June 2. As expected Nick Rimando beat out Sean Johnson for the third 'keeper spot. Players begin reporting to camp in Palo Alto, California on Wednesday. Here's the complete roster: GOALKEEPERS (3):Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) DEFENDERS (11): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC) MIDFIELDERS (10): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) MLS and USSF ink new tv deal with ESPN, Fox, & Univision It's been talked about for months but the deal is finally official.

Michael Orozco

Liga MX Round 12: A Look Back

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By DANIEL PRICE

Club Tijuana followed up their impressive 4-2 CONCACAF Champions league win over LA Galaxy with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Puebla. Three American players were on show, Edgar Castillo for the home side and DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco for the visitors.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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By FRANCO PANIZO

There are several Americans Abroad match-ups on tap this weekend, but none might be more interesting than than the royal rumble that could take place on Friday night in Mexico.

Puebla will make a visit to Estadio Caliente to take on Club Tijuana in a match thatcould feature up to as many as nine Americans.

The Rest

Meet the 23 Soccer Players Who Will Lead the USMNT in the World Cup [VIDEO]

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U.S. Soccer released 23 videos featuring each man on the USMNT's final squad heading to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While the videos are short, they're powerful and help give insight into the players we see on the pitch representing the United States. Here are the 23 listed below in alphabetical order.

DC United, MLS, World Cup, FA links for 9 May 2014

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DC's offense clicks. Andreas Gorlitz's anterior cruciate ligament tears. Brad Evans dreams. DaMarcus Beasley pines. Workers die. FIFA sucks. Police strike. Jose Mourinho snickers. Freedom kicks. Like it always does.

Woo boy, we've got a lot of ground to cover. We're going to hit the preview circuit, shoot up to Canada, drop down to Brazil, and end on a sarcastic note by Jose Mourinho across the pond.

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Geoff Cameron's Stoke City beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Premier League and DaMarcus Beasley scored in the Americans Abroad roundup. Read More