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Arena makes his Gold Cup picks*

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I added an asterisk to the title, because of course the USMNT boss can make up to six changes after the group stage. So actually, here is your team for the first three games of the Gold Cup, when all of these guys will fight to make the knockout squad that will battle to bring the crown home.So... the netminders are the same exact ones I wished for, I have no problem with the defense stable (even

The Golden Boys

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In goal: Brad Guzan, Bill Hamid, Sean Johnson Yeah, Guzan will be about to become eligible for Atlanta, but it would be nice (and probably good for his initial club form) if he could start against Panama. The other two can fight over the remaining group starts, and Tim Howard can come in for the knockouts.

Lozano, Peralta, Torres headline Mexico provisional 40-man Gold Cup roster

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With only 30 days until the 2017 Gold Cup kicks off here, another CONCACAF nation recently announced their preliminary 40-man roster for the competition.

Juan Carlos Osorio's Mexico squad may look a little different from expected, with the nation also taking place in the FIFA Confederations Cup later in Russia.

Golden Boys

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I'm sure you have all seen Da Bruce's provisional squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and I don't have a great deal to say about it, but there are a few surprises worth noting.The mian pleasant surprise is the inclusion of Kenny Saief. And he's apparently now filed a FIFA switch, so I added him to the Americans Abroad scoring charts on the right to give an idea of his season over in Belgium.

USMNT vs Honduras – The History

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 20, 2017) US Soccer Players – The USMNT is no stranger when it comes to playing in must-win games. From the first round of the World Cup to the Gold Cup knockout stages and Hexagonal tournaments in between, the USMNT has found ways to win. It will need to channel some of those past victories when it plays Honduras on Friday evening at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.

USMNT players getting time in the Copa MX

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USMNT players did well in the Copa MX on Wednesday, with Tijuana shutting out Club America 1-0 at home on a Paul Arriola goal. Michael Orozco and Joe Corona also started for Tijuana. Arriola's goal came in the 29th minute. Orozco saw yellow in the third minute of stoppage time.

CONCACAF wants the summer

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 8, 2017) US Soccer Players - The year before a World Cup is The year before a World Cup is typically an important year for CONCACAF teams. High on the list of priorities is qualifying for the World Cup. Somewhere down below for one CONCACAF nation is the Confederations Cup, which gives that team the chance to play in the same venues and in the same country as next summer's World Cup.

Arena on the Gold Cup and World Cup qualifying

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The soccer news starts with Bruce Arena talking about World Cup qualifying at the Gold Cup announcement. He talked about the Gold Cup too, with the USMNT finding out the rest of Group B.

"The year is so important for the US team," Arena said. "We're not going to be allowed to have peaks and valleys during the year.

Gold Cup groups announced

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Though it's easy to think that this already happened, CONCACAF's lengthy route to naming the 2017 Gold Cup field finally concluded on Tuesday. At a media event at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, CONCACAF officially set the groups for this summer's competition. The USMNT is the seeded team in Group B and will play Panama, Martinique, and either Haiti or Nicaragua depending on a final qualifier.

CONCACAF announces Gold Cup quarterfinal and semifinal venues

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Several weeks back, CONCACAF announced that Levi's Stadium would serve as host of the Gold Cup final but it wasn't until Tuesday that the federation confirmed the road that would lead to Santa Clara.

CONCACAF announced that Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona will host quarterfinal doubleheaders on July 19 and 20, respectively.

Levi's Stadium set to host 2016 Gold Cup final

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CONCACAF has pegged one of the newest major stadiums in the U.S. to host the upcoming Gold Cup.

Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium will host the 2016 Gold Cup final on July 26, CONCACAF announced on Tuesday. The news comes in the wake of the federation's announcement ofa list of 13 host stadiums in December.

Levi's Stadium set to host 2017 Gold Cup final

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CONCACAF has pegged one of the newest major stadiums in the U.S. to host the upcoming Gold Cup.

Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium will host the 2016 Gold Cup final on July 26, CONCACAF announced on Tuesday. The news comes in the wake of the federation's announcement ofa list of 13 host stadiums in December.

Report: Executives discussing permanent Pan-American tournament

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The Copa America Centenario in the U.S. was billed as a one-time event to celebrate 100 years of CONMEBOL. It looks like bosses from the South American confederation and CONCACAF want it to continue.

According to a Bloomberg report, the executives are pushing for a permanent tournament of the Americas, which could begin as early as 2020.

Gulati shoots down reports of combined Copa America, Gold Cup

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Sunil Gulati admits that a tournament similar to the Copa America Centenario could be a possibility for the future, but the U.S. Soccer president insists that talks of ongoing discussions are a bit premature.

According to Gulati, there have been no discussions between CONCACAF and CONMEBOL with regards to combining the Copa America and Gold Cup.

Report: Copa America, Gold Cup to merge; to be held in U.S.

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The Copa America Centenario may not be a once in a lifetime opportunity for the U.S.

ESPN is reporting thatnegotiations between CONMEBOL and CONCACAF are nearly complete as the two federations lookto merge the Copa America and Gold Cup intoone tournament. The tournament would reportedly be held every four years in the U.

Should He Stay or Should He Go: Is It Time to Fire Jurgen Klinsmann?

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Friday night in Guatemala City, the U.S. men's national team did something that it had not done since 1988—it lost to Guatemala. In a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on the road, the U.S. allowed the home squad to jump out to a quick 2-0 lead—one that it would not relinquish—and failed to find the back.

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Alejandro Bedoya, Andre Blake called to respective national teams

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The Union players will represent the United States and Jamaica respectively in the 2017 Gold Cup

Alejandro Bedoya and Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union both received call-ups today to the final 23-man Gold Cup rosters for USA and Jamaica, respectively.

Bedoya is one of 16 MLS players to make Bruce Arena's Gold Cup roster and will be the most experienced player on the roster with 60 international appearances.

49ers stadium to host CONCACAF Gold Cup final

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Miami (AFP) The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final will be held at Levi's Stadium, home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, on July 26, the governing body for North and Central American football said Wednesday.

Levi's Stadium, the state-of-the-art facility in suburban Santa Clara that hosted last season's Super Bowl 50, is one of 14 venues in 13 cities that will host matches in the 14th edition of the regional competition.

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US sets Gold Cup lineup with eye on World Cup

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Chicago (AFP) – US national team coach Bruce Arena named a 23-player roster Sunday for next month’s Gold Cup, using the North American championship to evaluate talent for next year’s World Cup.

A squad dominated by talent from Major League Soccer features 13 players with less than 10 caps, four of them making their first appearance at a US team training camp.

Bill Hamid named to the USMNT’s 2017 Gold Cup roster

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The Black-and-Red faithful have a rooting interest from the club.

Bruce Arena announced the United States roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Golf Cup tournament Sunday and Bill Hamid made the final roster for the tournament, with training camp beginning on Monday. For D.C. United, this means they'll be without the services of Hamid starting with Wednesday's Round of 16 U.

Does Kelyn Rowe deserve a spot on the U.S. Gold Cup roster?

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Share your thoughts in this week's open thread.

Ahead of the 2017 Gold Cup, Bruce Arena named 40 players to his preliminary tournament roster. National Team mainstays like Christian Pulisic and Alejandro Bedoya expectedly made the list, as did a handful of less familiar faces—like Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe.

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2017 USMNT Gold Cup squad

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USMNT coach Bruce Arena cut his provisional Gold Cup squad to 23 players on Sunday. Gold Cup camp begins on June 25 in Nashville, TN. The USMNT opens group play against Panama on July 8 in Nashville (4:30pm ET - Fox Sports). Arena will be able to alter his roster should the USMNT advance to the knockout round.

10 players who should've been on the USMNT preliminary Gold Cup roster

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Even with 40 players to choose from, the U.S. Men's National Team's preliminary Gold Cup roster was bound to have some exclusions. The pool is too deep and there are too many situations and scenarios to consider ahead of this summer's tournament.

Many of the exclusions are straight-forward.

A look at players with the most to gain on the Gold Cup roster

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The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup will serve many purposes for U.S. Men's National Team manager Bruce Arena, but the biggest is getting an extended look at new faces and those on the fringe of the first team.

Arena took the first step toward Gold Cup preparations on Saturday, when U.S. Soccer released the provisional 40-man roster for the tournament.

USMNT 40-man 2017 Gold Cup provisional roster

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CONCACAF requires a 40-man provisional roster for the Gold Cup and the USMNT complied. Releasing the roster during the friendly against Venezuela, the USMNT has plenty of options for this summer's tournament. That includes players new to the USMNT setup. Under tournament rules, the final 23-man Gold Cup roster has to come from the 40-man provisional roster.

Agudelo & Rowe Named to Preliminary Gold Cup Roster

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Revolution forward Juan Agudelo and midfielder Kelyn Rowe were both named to the U.S. Men's National Team 40-man preliminary roster for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Agudelo is the team's leading scorer with seven goals in 13 games, and tallied in Saturday's 3-0 win over Toronto FC.

The USMNT and the summer of 2017

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 22, 2017) US Soccer Players – Another busy summer is starting Amid the scores of MLS matches and international friendlies on the soccer schedule, the USMNT will play some of their most important games of the year. Bruce Arena's team will have to play at least nine matches over the course of two months.

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Panamá 2017 Gold Cup New Balance Third Jersey

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New Balance and La Federación Panameña de Fútbol have dropped the third kit that will be worn byPanamá at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the USA. Los Canaleros (The Canal Men) new change jersey uses the blue of the Panamanian national flag as its base color. It is detailed in red and white of [.

El Salvador Switch to Umbro. 2017/18 Kits Unveiled.

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ElFederación Salvadoreña de Fútbol (FESFUT) has signed a technical partnership deal with Umbro following an extended run with Mitre. The partnership will see the El Salvador men's national football team debut their 2017/18 home and away kits when they meet Mexico, Jamaica andCuraçao at next month's CONCACAF GOld Cup in the USA.

Davies, Larin, headline Canada provisional 40-man Gold Cup roster

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The Canadian Soccer Association has announced its 40-man provisional Gold Cup roster, and among the inclusions is an end to many fans' anticipations.

In the 40-man roster, dominated as usual by players from the Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC, and Montreal Impact, is talented Whitecaps youngster Alphonso Davies.

Pulisic, Saief, Dwyer and Jesse Gonzalez included in USMNT preliminary Gold Cup roster

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The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup may not kick off until July 7th, but the 40-man preliminary roster was announced on Saturday evening for the U.S. Men's National Team.

Bruce Arena's side kicks off their Gold Cup schedule a day later, facing off with Panama. Martinique and Nicaraguaalso round out the U.

2017 Gold Cup tickets on sale

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The month of July is filled with international soccer games throughout the United States to determine who will be the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner. Those nations participating include the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Canada and others.

The tournament kicks off on July 7 and runs through July 26.

2017 Gold Cup tickets on sale

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The month of July is filled with international soccer games throughout the United States to determine who will be the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner. Those nations participating include the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Canada and others.

The tournament kicks off on July 7 and runs through July 26.

USMNT paired with Panama, Martinique, Haiti/Nicaragua winner in Gold Cup

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The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup draw was held on Tuesday afternoon as the U.S. Men's National Team learned which teams they will face in this summer's tournament.

Panama, Martinique and either Haiti or Nicaragua will join the U.S. in Group B of the 2017 Gold Cup, which is set kick off July 7.

USA 2017 Nike Red Jersey

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The United States Soccer Federation has dropped the first mainly red USA kit since 2011. Furnished by US Soccer longtime technical partner Nike, the jersey will serves as the USA third kit over the course of the next year. The USA 2017 Red jersey uses Nike's Vapor with AeroSwift design that was introduced with the [.

FOX Sports acquires Gold Cup TV rights to 2017 and 2019 tournaments

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FOX Sports has acquired the English-language TV rights to the 2017 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments, the network announced today.

The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will be played in the United States in July 2017, will feature the United States and Mexico as the two automatically qualified nations.

FOX Sports acquires Gold Cup TV rights to 2017 and 2019 tournaments

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FOX Sports has acquired the English-language TV rights to the 2017 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments, the network announced today.

The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will be played in the United States in July 2017, will feature the United States and Mexico as the two automatically qualified nations.

The Rest

MLS, USMNT, NWSL, Bundesliga, & more: Freedom Kicks for 6/20/17

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Plus: a special appearance by a very special animal.

Happy Tuesday! I've got a full slate for you all today, so let's get to it.

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Brief profile on our man Bill Hamid.

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Some of Goff's thoughts on what Bruce Arena's Gold Cup roster may look like.

News roundup: Union surge, league roundups, Gold Cup calling, more

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The Union's form is baffling everyone, while traditional powers sputter, and who are the dark horse Gold Cup call-ups?

USA vs. St. Vincent & the Grenadines, World Cup 2018 qualifying: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The marathon that is World Cup qualifying begins today for the USMNT in St. Louis.

The United States begins the long journey to Russia 2018 today by hosting St. Vincent & the Grenadines in what should be a World Cup qualifying mismatch. However, the Gold Cup - which included a loss to Jamaica, what is technically a tie against Panama, and a very nervy win over Haiti - and ensuing matches since indicates that the USMNT hasn't been able to make anything easy in 2015.