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A tough week for Mexican soccer

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El Tri's senior and U-23 squads both lost to the USMNT and Club America couldn't beat Montreal in a tough week for Mexican soccer. Read More

MLS Scores: Philadelphia Union 1 – Chicago Fire 1

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The Philadelphia Union gave up a late equalizer to the Chicago Fire in a game with potential playoff implications in MLS. Read More

United States Men's National Team

USMNT vs Mexico: The grudge match(es?) ahead

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Mexico coach Miguel Herrera is well aware what his team will play for this summer, and he's also not shy about reminding the USMNT. Read More

Dos A Cero Continued

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Late to the party, but a couple brief thoughts:

Ventura Alvarado got his first USMNT start in basically the most pressure packed non-World Cup game possible for a US player and looked great. Hoping to see him and John Brooks paired together at some point before the Gold Cup this summer.

Swagudelo is back.

Mexico looks at options against the USMNT

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Mexico will use the USMNT friendly on Wednesday to tweak its roster ahead of two tournaments this summer. Read More

It’s no longer an audition for the USMNT

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The USMNT might be playing outside of an international release window on Wednesday, but the scope of the team has changed. Read More

Q&A with USMNT and AZ striker Aron Johannsson

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Clemente Lisi interviews USMNT and AZ striker Aron Johannsson about recovering from injury and scoring goals in the Eredivisie. Read More

Keeping USMNT vs Mexico special

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Jason Davis wonders if we're heading toward peak friendly when it comes to the USMNT hosting Mexico in games that don't count. Read More

Mexico after March

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Mexico has a packed summer with the Copa America and Gold Cup on the schedule and several questions in need of answers. Read More

Takeaways for the USMNT from the Recent European Friendlies

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Earlier today, the USMNT playedone of their last international friendlies before the Gold Cup against Switzerland. The Swiss came in as home favorites,undefeated in their last five matches. The Americans, on the other hand, were coming off a run that included only one win in their last seven matches, and a disappointing loss to Denmark earlier in the week in which they gave up two goals in the last ten minutes to lose 3-2.

Pattern recognition with the USMNT

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The criticisms directed at USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann are predictable, but they might be overlooking a bigger issue. Read More

Ready for RSL, Philly Gold Cup, more news

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Union's first road game of 2015 on Saturday. Reaction to Philly Gold Cup final announcement. Much more.

USMNT Open Thread: Is the rugged Gold Cup draw a blessing or a trap?

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The USMNT got their schedule for this summer's Gold Cup and it's a tricky proposition for a tournament not known for difficulty. Read More

Gillette to Host U.S.-Haiti Gold Cup Clash 7/10

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Gillette Stadium will hosttheU.S. Men's National Team's Gold Cup clash against Haiti at 8:30pm on Jul. 10 as part of a soccer doubleheader at the Revolution's home grounds.

The U.S.-Haiti matchwill be preceded by a 6:30pm clash between Panama and the winner of the playoff series between French Guiana and Honduras.

USMNT Open Thread: Is the USMNT still tops in CONCACAF?

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The USMNT have the Gold Cup, but two other CONCACAF teams are ahead in the FIFA Ranking. Read More

The January USMNT camp by the numbers

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The USMNT has an advantage with the annual January camp, using it to set the tone for a year of National Team soccer. Read More

The 2015 soccer schedule

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A look at what's worth watching from the 2015 soccer schedule, a busy year with the Women's World Cup and Gold Cup. Read More

CONCACAF announces 2015 Gold Cup host cities and venues

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The USMNT is in Group A for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, playing in Frisco, Boston, and Kansas City. Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann plans a diffficult 2015 USMNT schedule

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann's 2015 schedule might be overlooking the style the US needs to win the Gold Cup. Read More

The USMNT plays for strategy against Ireland

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The USMNT needs to show it can adjust to roster changes against Ireland in the second of the November friendlies. Read More

Gold Cup Crystal Ball

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For all the pomp, circumstance, and pageantry that surrounds the World Cup every four years, it is the secondary competitions that determine the trajectory of players and national teams. Spain gave notice of its status as an international juggernaut by winning Euro 2008 handily, then defending its title four years.

The Four Year Frenzy Part 2 – 2016, 2017, and 2018

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What a time to be an American soccer fan. Despite a 2-1 loss to Belgium to be eliminated from the round of 16 at this summer's World Cup, soccer's increasing popularity in the United States continues on. Fans are firing on all cylinders, and blowing up social media with talk..

The United States Men’s National team, heading into the future with new leading faces

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Julian Green will be one of the new leading faces for the Yanks in the coming years. Photo provided by ESPN FC.

The Yanks are now preparing to go into a newdirection, with a new group of players coming in andJürgen Klinsmann will be leading the way for a bright future.

Dropping Donovan a Mistake

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Landon Donovan was controversially left off the U.S. roster on Thursday. (Photo: Kari Heistad/capturedimages.biz)

He's done nothing since the Gold Cup. He's out of form. Past performances don't matter.

All succinct justifications of varying truth bandied about by pundits and fans alike for keeping Landon Donovan off the World Cup roster.

CONCACAF

Mexico has a tough summer schedule

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Mexico might tip its hand for this summer's Copa America and Gold Cup by what it does over its next two friendlies. Read More

CONCACAF announces USA opponents and schedule for 2015 Gold Cup

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The USA Men's National Team will face Panama, Haitiand the winner of the Honduras-French Guiana playoffin the Group Stage of this summer's 2015 Gold Cup, CONCACAF announced today.

The schedule and stadiumsfor the USA teamin the Group Stage is as follows:

• USA vs Honduras or French Guiana, July 7, 9:30pm ET, Toyota Stadium, Dallas

• USA vs Haiti, July 10, 8:30pm ET, Gillette Stadium, Boston

• USA vs Panama, July 13, 9:30pm ET, Sporting Park, Kansas City

The 2015 CONCACAF is the region's most prestigious international tournament featuring national teams from the CONCACAF region competing to win the Gold Cup.

CONCACAF announces USA opponents and schedule for 2015 Gold Cup

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The USA Men's National Team will face Panama, Haitiand the winner of the Honduras-French Guiana playoffin the Group Stage of this summer's 2015 Gold Cup, CONCACAF announced today.

The schedule and stadiumsfor the USA teamin the Group Stage is as follows:

• USA vs Honduras or French Guiana, July 7, 9:30pm ET, Toyota Stadium, Dallas

• USA vs Haiti, July 10, 8:30pm ET, Gillette Stadium, Boston

• USA vs Panama, July 13, 9:30pm ET, Sporting Park, Kansas City

The 2015 CONCACAF is the region's most prestigious international tournament featuring national teams from the CONCACAF region competing to win the Gold Cup.

Looking Forward to the Gold Cup: A Potential USMNT Roster for CONCACAF’s Premier Tournament

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This July, the U.S. Men's National Team will compete with their North and Central American rivals in the Gold Cup, at the end of which one team will be crowned champions of CONCACAF. This is important in itself, but also in that it offers a chance to play in the 2017 Confederations Cup, a prestigious tournament in Russia, with the champions of each confederation and the host country competing for gold.

Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field Selected to Host the 2015 Gold Cup Final

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In what comes as quite a surprise to the Brotherly Game, Philadelphia was chosen over New York, Baltimore, and Atlanta to host the Gold Cup Final in July.

After a little twitter conversation, speculation rose that Philadelphia would be the host city of CONCACAF's championship at the end of July.

CONCACAF Announces Venues For The 2015 Gold Cup

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On Tuesday afternoon CONCACAF released the venues for the 2015 Gold Cup. There are some of "the usual suspects" in terms of stadiums in cities that most people would generally expect to host games at big tournaments. There are one or two surprising inclusions and one or two surprising exclusions, as there are with every tournament.

New Details Emerge About 2015 Gold Cup To Be Held In 10+ US Cities

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Details on the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup are now emerging, as Traffic Sports USA, a soccer event management company, accidentally leaked image with tournament information this past weekend.

The company states that next year's Gold Cup competition will be hosted by at least 10 different cities across America.

Sporting Park

Sporting Park to Host US vs Panama in the Gold Cup

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CONCACAF today announced the groupings for this summer's Gold Cup, including the USA and their fourth trip to Sporting Park since the stadium opened. The United States, already grouped in Group A will play in Dallas, Foxborough and Kansas City for their three group games. Joining them will be Panama, Haiti, and Honduras or French Guiana (those two meet in a home and away playoff in late March to decide the final team in the tournament).

Sporting Park to Host Gold Cup and USA Again

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For the fourth time in five years, Sporting Park will host the US men's national team next summer as part of the Gold Cup. The US national team will close out Group A on Monday, July 13th at Sporting Park against an opponent still to be determined. The US will open play in the Gold Cup on Tuesday July 7th in Frisco, Texas before moving to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on the 10th for the second game before finishing the group phase in Kansas City.

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Chile vs USA preview: US faces first tough test of 2015

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This year is going to be one of the busiest years ever for US Soccer. There are severalfriendlies against difficult opponents. Plus, there's the Gold Cup, the Women's World Cup, and the start of World Cup Qualifying for Russia 2018. And for the US Men's National Team, it all starts on Wednesday when the US plays Chile in a friendly atEstadio El Teniente in Rancagua (televised on FOX Sports 1 at 6pm ET).

Chile vs USA preview: US faces first tough test of 2015

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This year is going to be one of the busiest years ever for US Soccer. There are severalfriendlies against difficult opponents. Plus, there's the Gold Cup, the Women's World Cup, and the start of World Cup Qualifying for Russia 2018. And for the US Men's National Team, it all starts on Wednesday when the US plays Chile in a friendly atEstadio El Teniente in Rancagua (televised on FOX Sports 1 at 6pm ET).

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.

The Rest

Espinoza and Honduras Find Themselves in a Hole

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The week of international matches for Sporting KC players did not get off to a good start. Roger Espinoza were in French Guiana to take on their national side in the Gold Cup playoff. The two teams are playing a home-home schedule for the final spot in this summer's Gold Cup.

Honduras got off to a good start as Jerry Bengston got a goal in the 18th minute to take a 1-0 lead.

Strikers Struck Down

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Miguel Herrera, Mexico's ebullient coach, is in a bit of a quandary. The double demands of Copa America and Gold Cup have, in my opinion, been part of a difficult test for Mexican players that helps them improve.

But it's a strain to play both tournaments, so different rosters are often utilized.

Foxboro to Host U.S. for Gold Cup Twin Bill

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Gillette Stadium willwelcome back the U.S. Men's National Team on Jul. 10, 2015 as part of a CONCACAF Gold Cup doubleheader,per a release from the New England Revolution on Tuesday. The tournament will be held throughout North America, and will run from July 7-26.

Michael Seaton is a member of Jamaica's Caribbean Cup team

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The Caribbean Cup started yesterday, but Michael Seaton and the Reggae Boyz play their first game tonight.

It has flown under the radar a bit, but Michael Seaton has been called up to the Jamaica national team for their run for the Caribbean Cup. It is being hosted in Jamaica, and they are the obvious favorite to win the competition.