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Americans Abroad

Mixed results for USMNT players in the DFB Pokal

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The DFB Pokal round of 16 was on the midweek schedule in Germany, the last games before the Bundesliga winter break. Weston McKennie subbed on in the 79th minute for Schalke in their 1-0 home win over Cologne. Maximilian Meyer scored the game's only goal in the 63rd minute with Ralf Fahrmann keeping the clean sheet.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Jonathan Gonzalez, John Brooks and more

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It wasn't the best weekend for Americans Abroad as several endured tough matches spread throughout Europe and Mexico.

Jonathan Gonzalez and Monterrey missed a chance to claim a trophy over the weekend in a 2-1 loss to Jose Torres and Tigres. After storming through a majority of the Liga MX season, Gonzalez and co.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Jonathan Gonzalez, John Brooks and more

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Jonathan Gonzalez and Monterrey advanced to the Liga MX final on Sunday with yet another resounding win, booking a match against a fellow American with a trophy on the line.

After narrowly taking the first leg against Morelia, Gonzalez and Monterrey stormed to a 4-0 second leg win in Sunday's semifinal clash.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: John Brooks, Shaq Moore, Luca de la Torre and more

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After several months on the sideline, John Brooks finally made his Bundesliga debut for his new club.

The Wolfsburg appeared in his first league match of the season, going a full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Weston McKennie's Schalke on Saturday. The match comes on the heels of an extended injury absence stemming from a thigh injury suffered in a season-opening DFB-Pokal match.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: John Brooks, Weston McKennie and more

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John Brooks could make his long-awaited Bundesliga debut for Wolfsburg following a layoff as his club takes on another young American Abroad.

Brooks returned to the bench for DFB-Pokal action midweek, making this weekend's matchup against Weston McKennie and Schalke a reasonable return date for the U.

Report: John Brooks nearing return to full training

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While John Brooks' injury kept him out of the final four matches of World Cup qualifying, it appears the U.S. Men's National Team defender is getting a bit closer to his return.

According to ESPN, Brooks is nearing a return to full training with Wolfsburg and has completed his first individual training sessions.

Americans Abroad: Fabian Johnson, Christian Pulisic and more

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With World Cup qualifiers right around the corner, several U.S. Men's National Team stars will take the field one last time on the club level before moving on to international action.

Fabian Johnson may or may not be on the USMNT squad due to a lingering injury, but he could make his return for Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday against Augsburg.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Bobby Wood and more

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The Bundesliga kicks off on Saturday as several Americans in Germany look to kickstart their club campaigns on a high.

U.S. Men's National Team stars Bobby Wood, Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson could all see the field throughout the weekend as the German league kicks off. One notable name missing will be John Brooks, who is set to miss the first three months of the season due to injury issues.

Report: John Brooks could miss Bundesliga opener due to thigh injury

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John Brooks suffered an injury in his competitive debut for Wolfsburg, and the issue could keep him out of some vital matches.

The U.S. Men's National Team defender suffered a thigh injury just 37 minutes into Saturday's DFB-Pokal win at Eintracht Norderstedt, and ccording to German outlet Kicker, Brooks could be out for the club's Bundesliga opener this Saturday against Borussia Dortmund.

Brooks completes transfer to Wolfsburg

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The rumor mill spun very quickly for John Brooks, who completed a big-money move to Wolfsburg on Wednesday morning.

Wolfsburg announced on Wednesday that the club has signed Brooks on a permanent deal from Hertha Berlin. The defender has signed asigned a five-year deal through to 2022 as he moves outside the German capital for the first time in his career.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Yedlin, Brooks, Ream and more

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While one American was able to get his hands on a title on Sunday, two others sealed their spot in a playoff with statement wins.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United wrapped up the English Championship title on Sunday in what proved a busy day for Americans within the league. Tim Ream and Fulham sealed their spot in the promotion playoff with a win while Danny Williams and Reading locked up a third-place finish with a victory of their own.

Brooks set to miss time due to hip injury

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Another U.S. Men's National Team regular looks set to miss time due to injury.

Hertha Berlin announced that John Brooks is set to miss out "for the time being" due to a hip issue. According to German outlet Kicker, Brooks complained of muscular issues before a more thorough examination revealed a muscular issue in the hip region.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Arriola, Pulisic, Hyndman and more

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A trio of young Americans provided assists over the weekend while one U.S. Men's National Team defender was hit with an unfortunate own goal in defeat.

Paul Arriola, Christian Pulisic and Emerson Hyndman each provided an assist over the weekend, helping to lift their respective sides to victory.

SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week: John Brooks

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He may have missed out on a midweek match, but John Brooks certainly made his presence known over the weekend.

The Hertha Berlin defender scored a goal while helping maintain a clean sheet in his side's 2-0 win over Augsburg. The performance saw Brooks earn honors as SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week recognition to go with the three points.

John Brooks out for Hertha Berlin with muscle injury

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Hertha Berlin will bemissing one of its key players on Wednesday against Borussia Monchengladbach.

The club announced that Brooks did not make the final squad and will miss out due to a muscle injury. Brooks started and played the full 90 minutes last weekend in Hertha's 3-1 defeat to Hoffenheim, so the injurycould just be a minor knock.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Wood, Brooks and more

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As club seasons wind down, several Americans abroad take the field for midweek clashes with the most intriguing coming in German Bundesliga play.

Several U.S. Men's National Team regulars collide this week in Germany's top division, headlined by a clash between Bobby Wood and Christian Pulisic.

Brooks scores as Hertha Berlin falls to Cologne

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John Brooks and Hertha Berlin were far from their best on the defensive end on Saturday, but the U.S. Men's National Team defender found a way to make an impact on the attacking end in the final match before the international break.

Brooks scored his team'ssecond goal of the match on Saturday as Hertha Berlin slumped to a 4-2 defeat to Cologne.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Brooks, Boyd, Hyndman and more

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Following a midweek slate loaded with continental competition, domestic action takes center stage over the weekend, headlined by the schedule in Germany.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin face the toughest test in a clash with Bayern Munich, who destroyed Arsenal in midweek Champions League action.

Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind: Green, Ream, Brooks and more

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Following the conclusion of the 2. Bundesliga's winter break, Julian Green earned a starting nod in his debut for his new club.

Green started and played the first 45 minutes for Stuttgart on Sunday as the 2. Bundesliga powerhouse slipped past St. Pauli with a 1-0 win. The victory sees the club move into second place, behind leaders Eintracht Braunschweig on goal differential.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Preview: Morales, Johannsson and more

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The Bundesliga once again takes centerstage on Wednesday as several Americans could see the field ahead of the winter break.

Following a goalscoring performance last time out, Alfredo Morales will look to continue to build as Ingolstadt takes on Freiburg. The American midfielder is in the lineup as Ingolstadt looks to climb out of the relegation zone.

Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind: Alvarado, Gonzalez, Brooks and more

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One American helped his side seal a spot in the Liga MX Apertura Liguilla, while another's strong defensive performance wasn't enough to see his team advance.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America slipped past Chivas de Guadalajara, 1-0, on Sunday, sealing a 2-1 aggregate win and a spot in the semifinal round.

Americans Abroad Friday Rewind: Brooks, Johnson, Orozco and more

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In a clash of American regulars, John Brooks and Hertha Berlin emerged victorious.

Brooks played all 90 minutes and maintained a clean sheet as Hertha toppled Fabian Johnson and 10-man Borussia Monchengladbach. Brooks and co. held on to their second shutout in three games while riding a Salomon Kalou hat-trick to a 3-0 win.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Brooks, Johnson, Bradley and more

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Just one match remains before the international break, and a pair of U.S. Men's National Team starters will collide before joining each other as teammates for the Hexagonal round.

John Brooks goes head to head with Fabian Johnson this weekend as Hertha Berlin faces off with Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday afternoon.

Happy at Hertha Berlin, Brooks willing to delay Premier League dream

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Hertha Berlin and U.S. Men's National Team defender John Brooks has big aspirations, but he's also willing to wait to accomplish one of his dreams.

Speaking to German magazine Kicker, the centerback spoke about his "dream" to play in England one day, but he admitted that he doesn't want to leave Hertha after signing a contract extension.

Report: Brooks to return to Hertha Berlin following USMNT match against Cuba

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Given his recent injuries, John Brooks was among the more surprising call-ups to the U.S. Men's National Team. However, the central defender reportedly won't be with the group for very long.

According to German outlet Kicker, Brooks will return to Germany following the USMNT's friendly against Cuba as he prepared for his first club appearance since Sept.

United States Men's National Team

Arena 'would have bet on' Miazga, Brooks pairing at World Cup

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Former U.S. Men's National Team boss Bruce Arena made an appearance on Fox Sports 1's broadcast for Tuesday's friendly against Portugal, and he didn't shy away from projections from what could have been.

Arena stated that the center back pairing of John Brooks and Matt Miazga would've been his choice had the USMNT qualified for the World Cup in Russia next summer.

Arriola joins USMNT as Brooks, Morris, Lletget, Orozco depart

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The U.S. Men's National Team has added a winger ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Panama as several players have departed camp.

Paul Arriola is set to jointhe USMNT squad ahead of Saturday night's trip to Panama City. John Brooks, Sebastian Lletget, Jordan Morris and Michael Orozco left camp, bringing the total roster to 23 players.

Dempsey, Altidore headline five USMNT call-ups to score ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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The U.S. Men's National Team needed some positive news this weekend after Fabian Johnson and Bobby Wood were removed from the roster for the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches with Honduras and Panama due to injuries.

The good news came from in front of nets worldwide, as some of the players headed to California this week struck the back of the net in their respective club matches.

DeAndre Yedlin

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night

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Analysis and thoughts on the World Cup Qualifier between the USMNT and Costa Rica.

Shorthanded USMNT defense doesn't pass test against Costa Rica

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Bruce Arena was forced into making some big decisions on Friday night. His starting right back, DeAndre Yedlin, didn't recover in time to join the U.S. Men's National Team squad. His starting centerback, John Brooks, will miss the remainder of qualifying with an injury of his own.

Knowing that, two changes were required in the USMNT backline.

Some Soccer News for Aug 28, 2017

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It's Day 240 of 2017.


USMNT

World Cup Qualifying is back and the games this week (Friday) and next (Tuesday) are big challenges.

Schedule:
-Fri Sep 1
USA v Costa Rica - 5:55pm CT on ESPN
-Tue Sep 5
Honduras v USA - 4:30pm CT on beIN

My USA WCQ Notes:
  • A couple of key injuries are the story for the USA.

A look at the USMNT's defensive options following John Brooks injury

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The European season is just beginning, but the U.S. Men's National Team has already been hit hard by injury issues.

John Brooks will once again miss out on crucial USMNT matches as a recent injury will rob him of three months. DeAndre Yedlin, the USMNT's starting right back, might be joining him when September qualifiers roll around as he's battling back from an injury of his own that has kept him out of the start of the Premier League season.

Player ratings for USA’s performance in 2-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago

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The United States continued on the path to the 2018 World Cup Finals, beating Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Commerce City behind a pair of goals from eighteen-year-old wunderkind Christian Pulisic. Here are the player ratings.

United States

Tim Howard, 6: Wasn’t convincing on the early cross that Kenwyne Jones headed off the crossbar, but was steady from there to collect another qualifying clean sheet.

Player ratings for USA’s performance in 2-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago

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The United States continued on the path to the 2018 World Cup Finals, beating Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Commerce City behind a pair of goals from eighteen-year-old wunderkind Christian Pulisic. Here are the player ratings.

United States

Tim Howard, 6: Wasn’t convincing on the early cross that Kenwyne Jones headed off the crossbar, but was steady from there to collect another qualifying clean sheet.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Sorting through the US national team’s 55-player pool

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A full list of the 55 players in the USMNT's current player pool, plus 32 others in contention.

Bruce Arena has officially been named new US national team head coach, and one of his first actions since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann was compiling a massive player pool of 50 or more players. We don't know who is on that list, but we have a pretty good idea of the players in consideration.

Blake named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, more news

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Blake wins MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. More Union bits. Area teams eliminated from NCAA tournament. Stadium plan for St. Louis MLS expansion bid. US Soccer considering Klinsmann replacements since late in 2015. More news.

Ranking the USMNT roster by position

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Two vets hold down top spots at goalkeeper and forward, while a pair of youngsters lead defenders and midfielders.

The United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 26-man roster ahead of the upcoming Hex World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Nov.

The Rest

MLS transfer rumors, John Brooks wants to join the Premier League: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/27/17

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Union win! MLS moves!

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With Andre Blake shining in the international spotlight, one question hangs heavy over the Union.

Around The Forest: Chicago Fire’s Nemanja Nikolic named MLS player of the week

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News on USMNT John Brooks, Will Bruin, Cristiano Ronaldo and more!

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