Eric Lichaj

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Eric Lichaj signs new Nottingham Forest contract

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Just when you thought Eric Lichaj's week couldn't get any better, it did on Friday as he signed a new contract with Nottingham Forest until the end of the 2019 campaign.

Lichaj scored a pair of goals in Forest's FA Cup third-round win over Arsenal and then added a dog to his family after he made a bet with his wife public that if he scored a hat-trick, she'd get him a dog.

Another season of FA Cup magic

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By J Hutcherson (Jan 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - Credit USMNT player Eric Lichaj for adding something extra to the Third Round of the FA Cup. Lichaj's two-goal performance in Nottingham Forest's win over Arsenal wasn't enough. As he told the broadcast team following the game, he needed a hat-trick to convince his wife that their house needs a dog.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest knockout Arsenal

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The USMNT players in England and Mexico roundup starts with a massive result for Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest. Lichaj scored twice in Forest's 4-2 win over Arsenal to advance from the Third Round of the 2017-18 FA Cup. Lichaj opened the scoring in the 20th minute at The City Ground.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Eric Lichaj, Jorge Villafana and more

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Wednesday was a solid day for a pair of U.S. Men's National Team fullbacks looking to make an impression ahead of World Cup qualifying.

Eric Lichaj played a full 120 minutes for Nottingham Forest on Wednesday as the Championship club upset Premier League side Newcastle United to advance in the League Cup.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Eric Lichaj, Gboly Ariyibi, Duane Holmes and more

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Only one U.S. Men's National Team contributor saw the field on Tuesday but a pair of younger Americans did score goals to help lead their sides to cup wins.

Eric Lichaj started and played all 90 minutes for Nottingham Forest in Tuesday's League Cup win over Shrewsbury Town, while MK Dons winger Gboly Ariyibi and Scunthorpe United's Duane Holmes stole the show.

Lichaj recognized as Nottingham Forest Player of the Season

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Eric Lichaj helped Nottingham Forest stave off relegation, and the American defender's efforts have been rewarded with a special honor.

The club announced on Wednesday that Lichaj has been honored as Nottingham Forest Player of the Season for his contributions. The fullback collected over 40 percent of the fan vote, beating out Ben Osborn and David Vaughn for the honors.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Johnson, Gonzalez, Ream, Lichaj and more

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One U.S. Men's National Team regular could return to action over the weekend while several others look to leadlate-season pushes.

Following an extended absence, Fabian Johnson returned to training this week and could return to the Borussia Monchengladbach lineup for a match with Augsburg.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Moreno, Requejo, Williams, Lichaj and more

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Red was the color of the day for Tijuana, who escaped their Copa MX clashwith three points despite two red cards.

Both John Requejo and Amando Moreno were sent off in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Correcaminos, as Tijuana overcame the two dismissals to win a vital Copa MX clash. The two red cards came just eight minutes apart, as Requejo was controversially sent off in the 75th before Moreno departed in the 83rd, just 26 minutes after coming on.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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The U.S. Men's National Team will play its first friendly of the new yearin Carson, California, on Sunday, but that is not the only place where we will be able to see Americans in action this weekend.

A full slate of matches involving the foreign-based players is on tap, including in England as the FA Cup gets underway again.

Stoke City loses to Liverpool on penalties, draw for Nottingham Forest

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Stoke City exits the 2015-16 Capital One Cup and Eric Lichaj makes his 100th appearance for Nottingham Forest. Read More

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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A couple of U.S. internationals made their mark over the weekend in the German Bundesliga, but in an English Championship battle pitting Americans against one another, Eric Lichaj proved to be a difference-maker.

Lichaj's Nottingham Forest took on Tim Ream's and Emerson Hyndman's Fulham on Saturday, but it was the former who had the last laugh, assisting the game-winning goal in a 3-0 rout.

Championship: Win for Lichaj and Nottingham Forest

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Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest picked up a win in the Championship on Wednesday, shutting out Rotherham United. Read More

Contract extensions for Lichaj and Onyewu in the Championship

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Eric Lichaj signed a contract extension with Nottingham Forest and Oguchi Onyewu re-upped with Charlton Athletic in the Championship. Read More

Nottingham Forest lose to Brentford, Fulham draw

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Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest lost at home to Brentford and Fulham drew with Blackpool in the Championship. Read More

Nottingham Forest 0 – Wigan 0, Atlas 2 – Queretaro 1

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Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest got a point in the Championship on Tuesday and Edgar Castillo and Atlas beat Queretaro in Liga MX. Read More

Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers advance in the Capital One Cup

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Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers advanced to the Third Round of the 2014-15 Capital One Cup with shutouts. Read More

Lichaj’s return from injury could be delayed until September

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The injury that forced Eric Lichaj to miss the end of this past season might also force him to miss the start of the upcoming one.

Lichaj is currently recovering from a hernia injury he had surgery on in March, and his expected timetable to return to Nottingham Forest might be pushed back until September.

Lichaj to undergo double hernia surgery, out indefinitely

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By DAN KARELL

Eric Lichaj received some devastating news on Thursday that will likely keep him out of consideration for the U.S. Men's National Team at the World Cup.

Nottingham Forest announced that Lichaj will soon undergo surgery for a double hernia, with no timetable for his return.

Report: Lichaj could miss up to a month due to latest injury setback

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By IVES GALARCEP

When Eric Lichaj left his first match in a month after just 45 minutes, there was reason to be concerned that he had suffered another setback.

He did, and he may require surgery that could cost him a month of playing time at a crucial time.

According to Sky Sports, Lichaj could wind up missing up to a month as he battles a groin injury that looks like it will require surgery.

Nottingham Forest 2 – Leicester City 2

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Eric Lichaj missed Nottingham Forest's 2-2 draw with Leicester City in the Championship. Lichaj is recovering from injury. Read More

Preston North End 0 – Nottingham Forest 2: FA Cup

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Nottingham Forest advance in the 2013-14 FA Cup with a shutout of PNE and face Sheffield Wednesday in the Fifth Round on Feb 16. Read More

FA Cup Third Round and Liga MX’s opening weekend

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It was a good weekend for several US National Team players in the Third Round of the FA Cup and Mexico's Clausura begins. Read More

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest: Eric Lichaj Gets Dog After Scoring Twice Against Arsenal, Names It ‘Gunner’ Just To Rub It In (Photo)

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As you may be aware, Eric Lichaj was on a promise going into Nottingham Forest's FA Cup third round tie at the weekend.

Having spent months pestering his wifeKathryn, she finally caved in and agreed that, should the American right-back score an unlikely hat-trick against Arsenal, she'd allow him to get a dog.

Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal: The Ever So Slightly Inebriated Match Report

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The drinking began in earnest shortly after midday. You simply have to drink before Forest matches. It's a coping mechanism that has become commonplace.

By the time the fourth goal went in, about 5:45pm-ish, the whole thing seemed like a wishy-washy lagerscape daydream.

United States

US battle into CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals

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Philadelphia (AFP) – The United States overcame a battling display from El Salvador to advance to a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final showdown with Costa Rica here Wednesday.

First-half goals from defenders Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj secured a hard-fought quarter-final win for the hosts, who are chasing their first Gold Cup title since 2013.

US battle into CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals

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Philadelphia (AFP) – The United States overcame a battling display from El Salvador to advance to a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final showdown with Costa Rica here Wednesday.

First-half goals from defenders Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj secured a hard-fought quarter-final win for the hosts, who are chasing their first Gold Cup title since 2013.

USA vs. Puerto Rico, 2016 friendly: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT - or some semblance thereof - faces an exhibition against a very young Puerto Rican side

It's safe to say that today's United States vs. Puerto Rico match is a strange one. The USMNT just announced their roster for the Copa America Centenario, but it's not the same roster that will be available for today's game.

United States Men's National Team

Lichaj looking to take Gold Cup chance after several years in and out of USMNT picture

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For the past several years, Eric Lichaj has been in and out of the U.S. Men's National Team picture. On the club level, he's thrived as a member of Nottingham Forest and always kept himself in view of the USMNT. However, that view rarely resulted in call-ups and chances to prove himself as a legitimate candidate at either fullback position.

Camp Provisions

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Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 40-man provisional roster for Copa America. There's still Jorge Villafana for some bizarre reason, but hey, at least Eric Lichaj is listed. G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (

The Year-End Edition

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The big hoorah here is seeing Lee Nguyen's name on the list for the first time in seven years. There is bit more of a veteran field presence than in recent camps, but still a few curious young fella choices. And, no, this time I will not be railing about the exclusion of Eric Lichaj, who has had a few struggles lately.

I have said it before and I will say it again.

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Klinsi... boobie*... where is Eric Lichaj? This is becoming a thing.* = read with Yiddish pronunciation/meaning... it is kinda like their version of "dude"- Greg Seltzer

Re-Cyprus-ity

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Our man Klinsi has summoned 24 USMNT players to the isle for Wednesday's relocated friendly with Ukraine. The biggest surprise is Alfredo Morales. Perhaps he thinks Eric Lichaj needs a full club comeback form injury, but that has not been the rule on other occasions - such as, erm, right now with regards to Jermaine Jones.

Lichaj ready to seize opportunity in upcoming friendlies

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By TYLER GRAY

It's been a while since Eric Lichaj has been called up to the U.S. Men's National Team. Injuries, starting a family, and poor club form have all contributed to his long absence. He's been in the same boat as Timothy Chandler, outcast since the 2011 Gold Cup when Bob Bradley was still at the helm.

Hack says Torres “most likely” won’t be with Union in 2014, Plumhoff named A-10 OPOY, Dempsey out of USMNT squad, more

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Hackworth says it is "most Likely" that Roger Torres will not return in 2014. La Salle's Jason Plumhoff named A-10 Offensive Player of the Year. Dempsey and Johnson out of USMNT squad with injuries. More.

The SBI Show: Episode 89 (Talking USMNT, MLS coaching carousel, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

Eric Lichaj is back with the U.S. Men's National Team after more than two years away, which is just one of the leading topics on the latest episode of The SBI Show.

Lichaj was one of the few surprises on the roster called in by Jurgen Klinsmann ahead of the USMNT's upcoming friendlies against Scotland and Austria.

The Rest

News roundup: Noonan to Union, players fleeing Columbus, and Eric Lichaj’s weekend

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Also Sugarman cashes out, Atlanta spends big, and PSG walking all over Rennes

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/6/17

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Union news, MLS moves, and Champions League Results

Philadelphia Union News

Fabian Herbers training with German third division club
Herbers' future with the Philadelphia Union remains uncertain.

‘THEY WEREN'T VERY HAPPY': TFC's Moor nearly landed in Philly
Philadelphia piqued Moor's interest "big time" given his wife, a Jersey native, had family nearby.

Clint Dempsey had beautiful assist in USMNT’s Gold Cup win

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Dempsey moves into tie for fourth all-time for USMNT assists.

Clint Dempsey remains stuck on 56 career goals for the United States national team, one behind Landon Donovan's record. But he still managed to provide the highlight of the evening in Wednesday's 2-0 win over El Salvador to put the USMNT through to the Gold Cup semifinals.

USA v. Scotland: Live Commentary

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Note to long-time (short-time) TSG fans ... TSG will be back en force in 2014. We're almost done removing 5-foot pile of late 2013 responsibilities from our shoulders. Thanks for the patience.

USA, Scotland, Eric Lichaj at RB? We'll see.

Centerback please...


Sliding doors and open windows

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Charles Boehm looks at three members of the United States squad looking for opportunity during the November friendlies. Read More