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Reports on Curtin announcement, Mbolhi up for African POY, playoff recaps, Dispersal Draft date set, more

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Reports on Curtin announcement. Mbolhi up for African Player of the Year. Playoff results. Dispersal Draft date set. Ethics committee report expected this week. Local senators back Women's World Cup suit.

Union friendly in Hburg, Le Toux approaching 50 & 50 milestone, concussion lawsuit, more

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Union in Harrisburg tonight for annual friendly. Le Toux quietly approaching 50 goals/50 assists mark. FIFA, US Soccer named in concussion suit. More news.

Landon Donovan wasn’t the first US World Cup snub

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Much of the US soccer community was shocked by the omission of Landon Donovan from the US World Cup roster. Steve Holroyd takes a look at some of the surprising US World Cup roster omissions that preceded Donovan's.

Santa Fe says it has 40% stake in Valdes’ rights, College Cup, MLS player movement, more

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Latest on the Carlos Valdes situation. Notre Dame wins College Cup at PPL Park. Lots of player moves and rumors in MLS. More WC stadium deaths. More news.

Prepare for Costa Rica and the USA with some classic highlights

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The US hosts Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, tonight (ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas from 7 p.m. CT.). Inpreparation for the matchUS Soccer has posted some classic video's of the two sides. So I'm putting them up here for your enjoyment.

Profile of former Rowdie Hugo Perez

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Head over to ESPN Soccernet and read a nice piece about one-time Rowdies midfielder, Hugo Perez. The article is by Jeff Carlisle and details the career of one of the better US national team players of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Before Claudio Reyna and Landon Donovan, there was Hugo.

He played just two seasons with Tampa Bay and unfortunately his career coincided with the dark years after the collapse of the NASL.

Pre-Game Primer - Some Highlights

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For the full pre-game press notes, click here

Some highlights:
  • Jonathan Spector and Jay DeMerit have stepped in to start and play 90 minutes in three straight games for a total of 270 minutes each. For Spector, that's more minutes than he played for the U.S. from June 13, 2007, until the start of the Confederations Cup, and for DeMerit that's more minutes than he played from June 29, 2007, until facing Italy on June 15.

Tab Ramos

Union tops Hburg, Sak considering “different kind of structure” for tech staff, local school first in US to ban headers

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Union top Harrisburg in annual friendly. Sakiewicz considering changes to structure of Union technical staff. Shipley School first in US to ban headers for middle school players. More.

The US and the 1990 World Cup

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Our series on the US and the World Cup continues with the 1990 World Cup, After nearly being eliminated in the preliminary qualification round, the US would need to win its final qualification game before making its first World Cup appearance in 40 years.

How's This for a Pickup Game?

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One of the enduring traditions around Academy events is the staff game played by the Technical Advisors and Scouts. Always organized by Manny Schellsheidt, these kickarounds are a nice way for the staff to get a run after an exhausting schedule throughout the week. It's also a good reminder for those who get to watch how much talent and experience is being contributed to the scouting efforts.

World Cup Vets On Scene

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How many U.S. World Cup veterans can you fit in one weekend showcase? So far, we've spotted seven: Former captain Claudio Reyna is here after recently being named the U.S. Soccer youth technical director, getting his first close look at an Academy Showcase.

Assisting with scouting are Thomas Dooley, Brian Maisonneuve, and former U.

The US and the 1990 World Cup

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Our series about the US and the World Cup continues with a look at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, the first the US had managed to qualify for in forty years.

The lead up to the 1990 World Cup

On Independence Day, 1988, FIFA announced that the United States would host the 1994 World Cup.

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Should have gotten to this earlier, huh?

Giuseppe Rossi is a soccer player of (seemingly) quite exceptional ability. His two goals led Italy to a 3-1 win over the US in the first group match of the FIFA Confederations Cup on Monday and have led to the 22-year-old from Teaneck, New Jersey being branded a "traitor" by many US fans.


North Shore's Prpa returns to U14 camp

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Wind Lake's Luka Prpa is headed back to the Home Depot Center.

The North Shore United defender is one of 36 players chosen to participate in a U.S. Under-14 boys national team training camp under the direction of coach Hugo Perez from July 29 to Aug. 5 in Carson, Calif.

National team news: Prpa back in camp

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Wind Lake's Luka Prpa earned another call-up to a U.S. Under-14 boys national team training camp.

The defender, who plays club soccer with North Shore United in Cedarburg, is one of 36 players called in by coach Hugo Perez for the week-long camp that starts Sunday in Carson, Calif.

Studio 90 News

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The first video from Sarasota is up as today's episode of Studio 90 News. Check out an interview with DA Select coach Hugo Perez, listen to some of the planned weekend events, and even get a look at our crack grounds crew getting the fields ready after a few days of fowl, err...foul weather.

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Academy Meetings Aim to Connect Every Level of U.S. Soccer

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The Development Academy Playoffs week isn't only about the games on the field – it's part of a broader objective to connect every level of play on the U.S. Soccer pyramid from the Development Academy to the senior U.S. Men's National Team.

Earlier in the week in Frisco, Texas, members of the technical staffs from all 78 Academy teams attended a workshop that focused on coaching education and a technical overview of the directives and new initiatives that the U.

Timbers, Impact extend MLS presence in U.S. Soccer Development Academy

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Two of the newest MLS franchises are extending the league's presence in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday that the Portland Timbers and Montreal Impact have been approved to have teams entered into the Development Academy, giving MLSÂ 17 teams in the 80-team academy system.

Thomas Dooley

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Here's how the voting has gone for the National Soccer Hall of Fame for the last seven years (all I have are the top tens - my man Jack Huckel, late of the Hall, may have the complete lists, but whether he'll ever share them, I don't know). Those players who were elected are in bold.

FATBACK 12 - what does Vidkun Quisling have to do to get on a Rossi T-shirt, anyway?

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I learned a lot this week from the show, at which you may point your ears here.

Most obviously, it was informational listening to Andrew Bell of the Charleston Battery talk USL. I don't see MLS ever expanding there, so I think the Bats' future is pretty bright. Even if MLS expands to 36 teams or something, the USL can make hay off markets 37 and down.

The Rest

Then and Now - Hugo Perez

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So, back in 2007, I spoke to Hugo Perez about U.S. Soccer improving their efforts in developing the Latino pool of soccer talent in the US.

Multiple sources telling me that Hugo Perez is no longer working for U.S. Soccer in any capacity. Released of his duties today.

A must win vs. NYRB, Barnetta unveiled today, more news

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Union host Red Bulls in a must win game on Saturday. Tranquillo Barnetta to be unveiled today, says his contract is through end of 2016. More news.

Matters of Circumstance

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My brief text exchange with Brian during U14 National Team camp.

Who 'makes it' versus who doesn't is just as much a matter of circumstance as it is a player's quality.

Ben Lederman wasn't some super-human, "Holy Frijoles Batman!", out of this universe player.

But before we proceed, let's get something clear: he was a player of real quality and potential before he left to Spain.

United Academy Defender Trey Vinson named to u14 U.S. Camp

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D.C. United Academy defender Trey Vinson chosen by U.S. under-14 boys national team head coach Hugo Perez as one of 36 players for the training camp July 29-Aug. 5 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The squad includes 15 players from California and four each from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Under-14 Boys' National Team Meets for Training Camp at The Home Depot Center

Perez was the U.S. team's first genuine playmaker

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As Hugo Perez sits down at his kitchen table, he looks like a contented man. And why not? He lives in...

Bob Bradley: Proactivity or Cynical Call Ups?

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Thanks to FIFA's rules and the poaching of players nations such as France and Mexico have engaged in lately, more focus and emphasis than ever has been placed on players eligible to play for more than one nation recently. Obviously the United States has previously depended on naturalized players like Earnie Stewart, Tom Dooley, Hugo Perez and even the forgotten Brian Quinn and David Regis, but recently the US has become more defensive in stopping other nations from poaching players developed here at home.

The Evolution of US Soccer Players in Europe: Part I

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While players are now reporting to their European clubs' preseason training camps, we're all still following the movement of American players between various clubs. This got me thinking that after 20 years of following the fortunes of US players in Europe (9 of them as a reporter), its hard not to notice the evolution of the American presence in the European game.