Hercules Gomez

ESPN

ESPN commentator asks why Jay Heaps still has a job

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Hercules Gomez asks the question that many Revs fans have been thinking about.

After two disappointing road results, including a 7-0 loss to Atlanta United, many New England Revolution fans are calling for Jay Heaps to be fired. On Saturday, the movement gained a new voice in the form of ESPN commentator Hercules Gomez.

US wins, power rankings, FIFA/CONCACAF nuts, more

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Union

Dave Zeitlin tweets "Justin Mapp's groin injury is pretty minor. He might not play Saturday vs RSL but only as a precautionary measure".

If you haven't done so already, vote Mwanga for Goal of the Week. If you have already, vote again—you're allowed.

It's power rankings time!

Rooney (the other one) to MLS, more news

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Union

More on Diego Gutierrez, the Union's new Head of Scouting and Player Development.

With the SuperDraft rapidly approaching (January 13—mark it on your calendar!) mock drafts are starting to pop up on the web. WV Hooligan sees the Union going for Corey Hertzog: "'I'd be a bit shocked at this point Philadelphia didn't select him in the draft after trying to get a Home Grown contract on him before it.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Union cut six, Hookahgate, USA in Honduras, more news

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Union cut three trialists and three Supplemental draft picks. Who cares if Adu hookahs? USA in Honduras news. Report says Liverpool CL game was fixed. FIFA wants offside rule clarified. More news.

Klinsmann: “We are back on track”

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On the night of the 11th anniversary of 9/11, the U.S. Men's national team represented their country with courage and pride, defeating Jamaica 1-0 to move into a tie for first in their World Cup qualifying group. After Friday night's defeat in Jamaica, the USMNT had their backs against the wall, in dire need of [.

Clint Dempsey

USA Made it into the Hexagonal; Here are the Next WCQ Dates

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And everybody could once again breath easily.

I won't lie. I was seriously worried there for a few days. The USMNT just hasn't been a dynamic offensive side lately and their defense has always seemed to be lacking. The combination seemed to put them on the brink of World Cup disqualification.

USMNT: Off to Summer Camp

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White smoke finally emerged from Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex late Sunday afternoon, signaling the release of the final names for die Klinsmannshaft's roster. Habemus Yanks. Goal: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Nick Rimondo Defense: Carlos Bocanegra, Steve Cherundolo, Edgar Castillo, Alfredo Morales, Geoff Cameron, Clarence Goodson, Michael Parkhurst, Oguchi Onyewu Midfield: Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley, Joe Corona, Maurice Edu, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Jose Francisco Torres, Danny Williams, Landon Donovan, Graham Zusi Forward: Clint.

USMNT: Klinsmann’s List

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As expected, the USSF released the first batch of names Monday for Jurgen Klinsmann's spring camp in advance of five matches to be played between May 26th and June 12th. The initial 16 names, out of a total 29 expected by the end of the week, consist primarily of foreign-based players whose seasons have ended, and MLS players whose teams have no more league games prior to the international break.

USMNT: We’re going camping! WCQ Roster Projections

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Following a remarkable victory over Italy and a debacle in Nashville during Olympic qualifying, the US Men will once again take the field May 26th, starting a round of friendlies and leading into the first World Cup Qualifier of 2012. US Mens National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is about a month away from naming his May camp roster for the Yanks.

Chelsea, no Torres, closed doors Reserve game

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Philadelphia Union

The Union issued a press release on Tuesday in which they said team and league officials will be holding a press conference today at 11:30 to discuss "the competitive aspects of the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game," which seems like a fancy way of saying the All-Star Game opponent will be announced.

The Rest

Reports from, reaction to loss in DC, Hburg loses USL PRO final, standings, FIFA news, more.

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Reports from the loss in DC. Harrisburg falls short in USL PRO championship final. MLS standings. Artificial turf lawsuit ready to proceed. FIFA news. More.

Timbers Tid Bits: Escape From Krasnodar Edition

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Chivas USA owner delivers familiar message
Jorge Vergara owner cites lack of Latin influence and a disconnect with parent club Chivas de Guadalajara as reasons for the club's failures.

Just Win, Baby: An Open Letter to Jorge Vergara
The Goat Parade responds to Jorge Vergara's press conference.

World Cup qualifiers: Gomez's free kick secures USA's must win over Jamaica, 1-0

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The first half was a virtual lockdown of Jamaica in their own half as the USA created a blistering barrage of scoring chances that met either structural failure (upright, crossbar), Dwayne Millers's spectacular saves, or Nyron Nosworthy's blocks. In all, the USA could have easily gone up at least three up and made this a no contest.