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Some Soccer News for Nov 14, 2017

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It's Day 316 of 2017.


Huge congrats to Louisville City on winning the USL Championship last night.

dN

El Chelis is back baby! He was at Chivas USA. And now the new head coach of Las Vegas Lights! Ka-boom!
  • What makes him so special you ask? One time he compared coaching to sticking his head in a barrel of feces.

USA vs. Iceland preview: USMNT’s opportunity to start 2016 on a positive

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The year 2016 is a big onefor the US Men's National Soccer Team (USMNT). The Road to Russia 2018 resumes in March and the Hex begins in November (should the US qualify). There is also the Copa America Centenario in June where the US will want to have a good showing as the host nation. But that's all in the future.

USA vs. Iceland preview: USMNT’s opportunity to start 2016 on a positive

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The year 2016 is a big onefor the US Men's National Soccer Team (USMNT). The Road to Russia 2018 resumes in March and the Hex begins in November (should the US qualify). There is also the Copa America Centenario in June where the US will want to have a good showing as the host nation. But that's all in the future.

United States Men's National Team

The actual clipboard.

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The USMNT camp roster for next week's Portugal friendly is out, and it is very lean. Dave Sarachan summoned 21 players, including five impressive uncapped youngsters (marked by asterisks below. Josh Sargent is one of them, a fact which stands among my biggest surprises. The calls for Tim Ream and C.

USMNT vs. El Salvador: Live Commentary

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The Gold Cup knockout stages are here for the U.S. Men's National Team, and Bruce Arena has deployed the big guns for Wednesday's quarterfinal match.

Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Darlington Nagbe join the USMNT lineup for Wednesday's quarterfinal match against El Salvador.

Gonzalez 'not likely' to play as USMNT pursues Gold Cup title

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Jesse Gonzalez has Jesse Gonzalez has the potential to be a strong U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper. Given the experience and skill-set he's displayed at just 22 years old, it's easy to see that the future is bright for the FC Dallas goalkeeper.

That future, though, is unlikely to includes any USMNT appearances over the next few weeks.

Arena makes his knockouts swaps

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So Bruce Arena took advantage of all six roster changes allowed ahead of the quarterfinals. In: Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, Michael Bradley, Darlington Nagbe, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey Out: Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe, Dom Dwyer There were a few surprises, and they were all in the out group.

Jesse Gonzalez among 6 players added to USMNT roster

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Bruce Arena has made his six roster changes.

Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez were all added to the U.S. Men's National Team Gold Cup roster on Sunday.

Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe and Dom Dwyer were sent back to their respective sides to make room.

Tim Howard, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore lead USMNT Gold Cup replacements

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In his quest to lead the U.S. Men's National Team to Gold Cup glory, head coach Bruce Arena is set to call in the big guns.

Usual starting goalkeeper Tim Howard will be joined by Toronto FC vets Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore on the official roster once the USMNT completes its final group stage match against Nicaragua on Saturday, Goal reports.

FIFA approves Gonzalez switch to USMNT

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Jesse Gonzalez may not have made the initial Gold Cup roster, but the FC Dallas goalkeeper is now locked in to the U.S. Men's National Team.

U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that FIFA has approved Gonzalez's one-time switch to represent the USMNT. As a result, Gonzalez is now officially tied to the U.

SBI Question of the Day: Which uncapped dual-national will help USMNT most?

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For years, the U.S. Men's National Team has been built around dual-nationals. Players like Fabian Johnson, John Brooks and Jermaine Jones have been key members of the USMNT for some time.

Now, another talented crop of dual-nationals is getting closer to making their own switches.

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.

Still eligible for both nations, Jesse Gonzalez feels 'more Mexican' than American

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Jesse Gonzalez's international future has yet to officially be decided, but the FC Dallas goalkeeper's decision appears to be all but made.

Speaking to AS, Gonzalez said he views himself as Mexican and hopes to someday represent El Tri on the senior level.

Report: Jesse Gonzalez turns down USMNT call-up to join Mexico U-23s

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The most recent U.S. Men's National Team roster was released on Wednesday, and featured just two goalkeepers. Absent was the name of FC Dallas starter Jesse Gonzalez, whose change of heart reportedly saw him removed from the squad.

According to Goal USA, Gonzalez has opted to join Mexico's Under-23 camp after previously accepting an invitation to join the USMNT for January camp.

Report: Jesse Gonzalez to join USMNT January camp

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A dual Mexican-American international goalkeeper is apparently going to switch sides come January.

According to Goal USA, FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez will join the U.S. Men's National Team during its annual January camp.

Gonzalez, 20, most recently played for Mexico's Under-20 team during the U-20 World Cup.

Adu in Brazil, getting ready for Pumas, must win for USA, more news

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Freddy Adu with Bahia. Union prepare for Pumas. Okugo yellow rescinded after Rev's Toja fined for embellishment. Must-win qualifier against Costa Rica for USA. More news.

Philadelphia Union

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/1/17

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New month, new links, and new Union game.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders FC
The reigning MLS champions make the 3,000 mile journey to Philadelphia to face the Union on national television.

Three questions with Sounder At Heart
We spoke with Dave Clark of Sounder At Heart SB Nation's Seattle Sounders blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and Sounders.

Jesse Gonzalez eligible for USMNT, Germany downs Mexico: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/30/17

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Enjoy today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Ten thoughts on the Union's excruciating shootout loss in New York
Did either team really deserve to win that game?

Know Your Enemy: New England Revolution
The Union welcome New England Revolution to Talen Energy Stadium on Fourth of July weekend for the first time this season.

Major League Soccer

Trusty, Jones go distance in Homegrown Game

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The two youngsters went all 90 minutes against the Chivas U-20s.

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and midfielder Derrick Jones both earned a start for Brian McBride's MLS Homegrown team on Tuesday night. The pair survived the game's ample substitutions and were able to join in the celebration after Kortne Forde's stoppage-time equalizer.

Gonzalez, Carleton, Adams headline MLS Homegrown roster

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MLS has unveiled what is likely the most talented roster yet for the MLS Homegrown game.

Jesse Gonzalez, Andrew Carleton and Tyler Adams headline the MLS roster to take onthe Chivas de Guadalajara Under-20 Team in the fourth annual MLS Homegrown Game, which is set for Aug. 1 at Toyota Park.

Major Link Soccer: Pacheco killed

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Pacheco was one victim in at least two soccer-related shootings

MLS

Stefan Frei's presence in this montage of "Angry MLS Keepers" isn't a good sign of defensive cohesion.

Diego Forlan is finally open to an MLS move, years after the prospect could excite anyone.

Longtime MLS Sounders may remember a New York Red Bulls defender by the name of Alfredo Pacheco, who played for the New York club for 14 matches in 2009 (including one against Seattle.

FC Dallas

D.C. United vs. FC Dallas preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Dallas blog Big D Soccer

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To help preview FC Dallas, we talk to Drew Epperley of Big D Soccer

With D.C. United taking on FC Dallas tonight, we got in touch with Drew Epperley of Big D Soccer to get the lowdown on all things Burn. For my answers to his questions, head on over to Big D Soccer.

B&RU: How is FC Dallas going to deal with all the defensive absences this weekend?

GAME THREAD: FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union

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It's time! It's time! It's Union time! And they're playing an MLS Cup contender. Ah geez.

UNION GAME #1
VS
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Sunday, March 6, 2016
3:00 PM
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Online Streaming: MLS Live
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Big D Soccer
Starting XI
Maximiliano Urruti Forward C.

The Portland Timbers are Through to the MLS Cup Final; Beat FC Dallas 2-2

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It was tough, it was tense, and it was closer than we wanted; but the Portland Timbers ground out a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas, giving the team a 5-3 win on aggregate and sending them through to the MLS Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.

The first half went without a goal but not without a big save or two at either end.

Young goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez blossoming as starter for FC Dallas

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Beaten to the near post on a free kick, committing a foul fora penalty kick, and having been scored on three times, Jesse Gonzalez could have wilted after FC Dallas' 3-1 loss vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 18.It was the type of game that coulddemoralizea goalkeeper, especially one as young and inexperienced as Gonzalez.

Could we see some of these players in the final two matches?

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Now that FC Dallas has officially been eliminated from playoff contention, maybe it's time for head coach Schellas Hyndman and the organization to get a look at some players who might not normally get a look with the first team, especially at this time of year. So, who can FCD supporters expect to see in these final two matches?

FC Dallas’ U-17/18 goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez called into Mexican U-18 National Team

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FC Dallas' U-17/18 goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has been called into the Mexican U-18 National Team. Gonzalez signed a Homegrown contract with FCD on March 21, 2013.

Gonzalez will join Mexico for games against the United States, Denmark and Northern Ireland in the 31st edition of the annual Milk Cup.

Quick hits with Fernando Clavijo

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Had the good fortune to catch up with FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo after training on Tuesday and here's what the affable South American native had to say about a wide array of subjects:

Where are you at in the process to loan out young players like Bradlee Baladez and Victor Ulloa?

FC Dallas signs Ramon Nunez and Homegrown goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez

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FC Dallas announced yesterday what we've been reporting for a couple months, the signing of Ramon Nunez. Ramon is coming off a knee injury and isn't quite ready to contribute to the team yet.

This is Nunez's 2nd stint with FC Dallas as he was, in effect if not reality, the clubs first Home Grown player.

The Rest

Fantasy Focus: Yoshi’s Island

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Eat your enemies

The Wootcakers set the pace this round with 152 points. Nemanja Nikolic (CHI, $10.6) led the team with 22 points on three goals, while Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA, $12.2) was just behind him with 21 points on a goal and two assists. Brad Guzan (ATL, $6.6) kept two clean sheets for 19 points, rounding out the top three.

US roll out big guns for Gold Cup knockout rounds

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Los Angeles (AFP) – US coach Bruce Arena will look to the old guard when his team attempts to book a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals with victory over El Salvador on Wednesday.

Having squeezed into the knockout rounds on goal difference, the Americans have taken full advantage of tournament rules that allow teams to make up to six squad changes after the group stage.

USA vs. Mexico review, plus D.C. United vs Christos FC and Toronto FC: Filibuster

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Despite there being no D.C. United game this past weekend, we have plenty to talk about. We bring on Sebastian Salazar, formerly of Comcast SportsNet and now of ESPN and ESPN FC, to talk about the USA's 1-1 draw with Mexico. We talk about the goals of Michael Bradely and Carlos Vela, the difference between the 5-4-1s of Jurgen Klinsmann and Bruce Arena, and Bruce's use of Christian Pulisic.

Match Recap: Adi Defeats Dallas 2-0

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It's 2-0 on the board, but 3-0 in our hearts

The Timbers had plenty of nervous moments, especially as both starting centerbacks went off injured tonight. And a goal of the year candidate from Valeri was called off. But Adi ended his scoring drought in dazzling fashion, putting the Timbers 3 points farther up the board with his usual double dose of goals placed neatly into the back of the net.

Fantasy Focus: No Piatti, No Party

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Goals abound in round 1. Who profited the most?

Before we get to the scores and scorers from round one, here's a friendly reminder to join the Black and Red United classic and head-to-head leagues.

The leader for the round and league is #Gio'd, who scored 104 points. Mauro Diaz (DAL, $10.

Major Link Soccer: Pep the Halls

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Pep Guardiola makes the move to Manchester.

The World

Pep Guardiola is officially making the move to Manchester City, and he'll be able to afford quite a few U-Hauls

If you're looking for another club to support, look no further than F.C. Santa Claus in Finland (who have quite the derby with Krampus United).

Fantasy Focus: Mon Dieu

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Didier pays dividends

While extending the overall lead to 217 points, Poor Man's Porales led this round with 80 points. The New England duo of Lee Nguyen ($11.4) and Chris Tierney ($7.5) scored 16 points each, with Nguyen tallying 3 assists, and Tierney contributing a goal and a clean sheet.