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Philadelphia Union

Union combine begins today, Casey “only wants to play in Philadelphia,” Beasley retires from NT, FIFA rulings, more

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Conor Casey wants to stay with the Union. League news. DaMarcus Beasley announces retirement from USMNT. FIFA says Garcia appeal inadmissible. More.

Ready for Houston, Curtin says Ribeiro could start, USMNT friendly announced, more

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Roundup of news from Houston ahead of the nationally televised game against the Dynamo. Curtin says Pedro Ribeiro could start. First post-WC US home friendly announced. More news.

U.S. National Team

DaMarcus Beasley Announces Retirement From US Men’s National Team

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Long-time United States Men's National Team great DaMarcus Beasley has announced his retirement from the team. Beasley, 32, made the announcement using his official Instagram account. In the social media post, Beasley stated, "Where do I start? Honestly I never thought this day would come, representing my country has been the greatest thing I've done in my career.

DaMarcus Beasley Announces Retirement From US Men’s National Team

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Long-time United States Men's National Team great DaMarcus Beasley has announced his retirement from the team. Beasley, 32, made the announcement using his official Instagram account. In the social media post, Beasley stated, "Where do I start? Honestly I never thought this day would come, representing my country has been the greatest thing I've done in my career.

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.

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.

United States Men's National Team

DaMarcus Beasley announces retirement from USMNT

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Midfielder turned defender DaMarcus Brasley announced his retirement from the USMNT on Monday in a message to fans. Read More

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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DaMarcus Beasley, Jermaine Jones, Lee Nguyen and DeAndre Yedlin have been returned to their MLS clubs, the last three appropriately for playoff duty. No supplements to the squad at this time, leaving us with... G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha

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.

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.

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Reaction to Meulensteen/Sugarman presser, reaction to US loss to COL, more FIFA investigation fallout

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Reaction to Friday's big Union presser. Reaction to USMNT loss to Colombia. More fallout from release of summary report of investigation into FIFA corruption.

Union bits, conference finals set, USMNT roster announced, more

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Wenger on the need for "winning mentality." Seattle advances to Western Conference final. US roster for Colombia and Ireland friendlies released. Morocco disqualified from ACN after refusing to host 2015 tournament over Ebola fears.

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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Recap roundup from Union's win on Saturday. USA news ahead of Tuesday's big game against Belgium. MLS and NWSL results . More news.

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.

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

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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Notes from the weekly press conference. Berry on his fight to get back into the starting XI. MLS and NWSL midweek results. World Cup news from the USMNT training camp and Brazil. No sex for Mexico at WC. More.

“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

Recaps & reaction to Union’s huge win in KC, Sak backs Hack, local USOC results, more news

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Reaction to the huge Union win in Kansas City. Sakiewicz backs Hackworth, says team is "scouring the marketplace" for attacking talent. Local US Open Cup results as Reading and Harrisburg advance, Ocean City falls. More news.

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.

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USA Announces 25-Man Squad For Friendlies Against Colombia and Ireland

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US Soccer has announced its 25-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and the Republic of Ireland.

The squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

There are several surprise inclusions in the squad, most notably Jordan Morris from Stanford University, Rubio Rubin from Utrecht, Bobby Wood from 1860 Munich and Greg Garza (Club Tijuana).

KC previews, Lahoud’s Sierra Leone game cancelled over Ebola concerns, more news

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Union-KC previews. More on M'Bolhi. Lahoud's Africa Cup qualifier cancelled over Ebola concerns. More news.

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.

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!

Houston Dynamo

The Whole Story: Match Day 24 Philadelphia Union at Houston Dynamo

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Get The Whole Story on Match Day 24 as the Philadelphia Union face the Houston Dynamo - from preview to post match analysis.

tBG) How will this Houston Dynamo team differ from the team that drew the Philadelphia Union backon April 19?

DT) Brad Davis will be healthy, which is a huge boost to the team.

Opposite View - Three Questions with Dynamo Theory

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We sit down with Derek Stowers of Dynamo Theory, SBN's Houston Dynamo blog, and find out what to expect this time around from the 2006 MLS Cup Winners.

tBG) How will this Houston Dynamo team differ from the team that drew the Philadelphia Union backon April 19?

DT) Brad Davis will be healthy, which is a huge boost to the team.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 – 0 Houston Dynamo | Fotos

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Archivado en: 2014, Fútbol MLS, Fotos 2014, Seattle Sounders FC Tagged: 2-0, Brad DAVIS, CenturyLink Field, Clint DEMPSEy, Damarcus BEASLEY, ECS, Gonzalo PINEDA, Houston Dynamo, Lamar NEAGLE, Obafemi MARTINS, Penalty, Tarjeta Roja, Tary HALL

D.C. United versus Houston Dynamo preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Houston blog Dynamo Theory

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In which Derek Stowers talks to us about DaMarcus Beasley, the Houston defense, and Dom Kinnear

D.C. United takes on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium. To preview the game, we got in touch with Derek Stowers from Dynamo Theory to get the lowdown on all things Orange (but not Oranje).

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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.

US World Cup History

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.

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.

The Rest

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Syd + Dom, sitting in a tree, no more USMNT with Run DMB

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There's a new couple in town and a new DP in Orlando, but no more Tricky Beas on the USMNT.

Hello hello, folks, and I hope your weeks are going well. I'm here to round up some soccer links for you this fine Tuesday morning, starting with the very important news that...

Sydney Leroux and Dom Dwyer are dating, this is very important - Stars and Stripes FC
That's a lot of soccer skills and pretty for one couple.

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.