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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.

CONCACAF President Webb open to moving Gold Cup out of U.S.

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By RYAN TOLMICH

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb spoke out against the fixed nature of the Gold Cup Friday, stating that other CONCACAF nations should get the chance to host.

The Gold Cup has been hosted by the United States since its inception in 1991, aside from 1993 and 2001 which saw Mexico as co-hosts.

United States Men's National Team

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.

A look at who missed the cut from the USMNT preliminary World Cup roster

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By DAN KARELL

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his 30-man preliminary World Cup squad on Monday, but there were plenty of notable absences.

Some of the standout names of players that missed the cut were Eddie Johnson, Sacha Kljestan, Brek Shea and defender Tim Ream.

Thought Trails: Copa América is coming to the United States in...

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Thought Trails: Copa América is coming to the United States in 2016. What does it mean?

"American fans would get to see the U.S. playing against teams like Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil in a tournament that matters. It's huge, and shows some real 21st century thinking for the two regional federations to come together like this for the good of the game.

A Brew for You… And You…. And You (USMNT vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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Gold Cup champeeeeeee-ooooooonnnnsssss!

OK. I got that out of the way. Since then end of the Gold Cup (which we one and Mexico didn't, by-the-way) there hasn't been a United States match to write about and gloat in.

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The After Bar: USMNT 3 - Honduras 1 (Gold Cup)

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Easy as one, two, three. Three goals from the United States men's national team and they're on their way to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. A thoroughly dominating performance by the Nats, 3-1 over Honduras, means a date with surprise finalists Panama.

Eddie Johnson, freed by a great ball from Landon Donovan, broke away from the Panamanian defense to open the scoring in the 11th minute.

A Brew for You… And You… And You…. (USMNT vs. Honduras - Gold Cup)

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Win or go home. Thems the breaks in the elimination rounds of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Gone are the comforts of the group stage where a slip up could be made up. As the United States men's national team saw (at least until Eddie Johnson walked on the field) on Sunday against El Salvador that success is perilous and advancement not always guaranteed.

The After Bar: USMNT 1 - Costa Rica 0 (Gold Cup)

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The weather, the setting, and the cast was different, but the result was the same as the United States men's national team beat Costa Rica 1-0 in Hartford, Conn on a late Brek Shea goal.

A fantastic save from Sean Johnson led to a counter-attack break away by Landon Donovan on the right.

The 1st Annual “I Don’t Get a Vote” MLS Awards

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By: RescindedRedMLS

Rather than pretend to understand the mind set of MLS award voters, I am developing my own awards that I believe will best tell the story of the 2013 MLS regular season. These awards aren't necessarily achievements but rather reference points that give more depth than the Golden Boot or Defender of the Year.

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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).

Battle of the Sexes

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If you are looking for big news on American soccer, pay close attention to the summer of 2015. Very recently, it has been announced that Fox Sports has acquired the television rights to both the 2015 Women's World Cup as well as the 2015 Men's Gold Cup. Not only are these two tournaments during the same year, but they also take place during the same couple of weeks during the 2015 summer.

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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.

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.

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.

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