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Costa Rica loss feels like 'a long time ago' for USMNT

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The last time the U.S. Men's national team met Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier, they lost 4-0 after dropping a home match to Mexico to open up the Hexagonal last November. The team's head coach and technical director, Jurgen Klinsmann, was subsequently fired after the aforementioned poor results and general dissatisfaction from his five-year tenure as the coach.

Lichaj looking to take Gold Cup chance after several years in and out of USMNT picture

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For the past several years, Eric Lichaj has been in and out of the U.S. Men's National Team picture. On the club level, he's thrived as a member of Nottingham Forest and always kept himself in view of the USMNT. However, that view rarely resulted in call-ups and chances to prove himself as a legitimate candidate at either fullback position.

Jurgen Klinsmann dismisses links to Sunderland job

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Jurgen Klinsmann's name always seems to pop up when it comes to vacant managerial positions, but the former U.S. Men's National Team head coach insists his latest link isn't legitimate.

Over the weekend, the Daily Mail reported that German manager was being targeted as Sunderland's next manager.

Report: Klinsmann, Wagner candidates for Bayer Leverkusen job

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Jurgen Klinsmann has always been a popular name in the coaching rumor mill and, just a few months after leaving the U.S. Men's National Team, his name has resurfaced again with links to a major job in his home country.

According to German outlet Bild, Klinsmann is one of three contenders to become manager of Bayer Leverkusen.

Bob Bradley, Jurgen Klinsmann, and the future of American soccer

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Former USMNT coaches Bob Bradley and Jurgen Klinsmann are both considering their next moves, and both will reflect on American soccer as a whole.

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US look to finish job with World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica

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New York (AFP) – United States captain Michael Bradley has called on his team-mates to finish the job as they aim to take a giant stride towards the 2018 World Cup with victory over Costa Rica on Friday.

The Americans have gradually hauled themselves back into the CONCACAF qualifying fray after a rocky start which included a 4-0 drubbing by the Costa Ricans in San Jose last November.

US look to finish job with World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica

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New York (AFP) – United States captain Michael Bradley has called on his team-mates to finish the job as they aim to take a giant stride towards the 2018 World Cup with victory over Costa Rica on Friday.

The Americans have gradually hauled themselves back into the CONCACAF qualifying fray after a rocky start which included a 4-0 drubbing by the Costa Ricans in San Jose last November.

US meets World Cup football nemesis Ghana ahead of Gold Cup

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New York (AFP) – A United States national team that’s unbeaten since Bruce Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach entertains World Cup nemesis Ghana on Saturday as a tuneup for next month’s Gold Cup.

The Americans play host to the Black Stars - whom they have beaten once and lost to twice in the past three World Cups - in a Saturday friendly at East Hartford, Connecticut.

US meets World Cup football nemesis Ghana ahead of Gold Cup

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New York (AFP) – A United States national team that’s unbeaten since Bruce Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach entertains World Cup nemesis Ghana on Saturday as a tuneup for next month’s Gold Cup.

The Americans play host to the Black Stars - whom they have beaten once and lost to twice in the past three World Cups - in a Saturday friendly at East Hartford, Connecticut.

Report: Klinsmann firing cost U.S. Soccer $6.2 million

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While nobody can argue that the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann and return of Bruce Arena as U.S. Men's National Team head coach has been anything but a success on the field, U.S. Soccer's checkbook is certainly feeling a bit of pain.

According to a document from the 2017 USSF Annual General Meeting, firing Klinsmann cost the federation about $6.

Bruce Arena and the previous USMNT coach

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 7, 2017) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena is not Jurgen Klinsmann. If their considerably different builds, accents, and attitudes weren't evidence enough, there's the distinctly divergent ways the two men see American soccer and their respective custodianship of the United States Men's National Team.

Arena: Klinsmann call-ups had 'no consistency'

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Jurgen Klinsmann is back in U.S. Men's National Team news once again, this time due to criticism of his call-ups by current coach Bruce Arena.

Arena was critical of Klinsmann's call-up strategies, or lack thereof, during the German's time in charge of the USMNT, claiming that his predecessor cast too wide of a net and didn't have enough consistency in his call-ups, reports Goal.

USA vs. Venezuela preview, TV times and team news

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June is an extremely critical month for the USMNT. Bruce Arena has come in for his second stint as manager and settled things down after a disastrous start to World Cup Qualifying that resulted in the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena got a win and a draw in the January Camp and managed to grab four out of a possible six points in the last two World Cup Qualifiers to move the US out of last place in the Hex.

USA vs. Venezuela preview, TV times and team news

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June is an extremely critical month for the USMNT. Bruce Arena has come in for his second stint as manager and settled things down after a disastrous start to World Cup Qualifying that resulted in the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena got a win and a draw in the January Camp and managed to grab four out of a possible six points in the last two World Cup Qualifiers to move the US out of last place in the Hex.

Major Link Soccer: Moving on from Jurgen Klinsmann

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When moving on from a long relationship, sometimes the best thing is to make a clean break

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Sounder at Heart and I split up over a long distance relationship about five months ago, but the site made the mistake of not making a clean break and letting me hang around. Now they've got me showing up writing articles again, and everyone is confused about the nature of our relationship (for good reason.

Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer’s institutional memory

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 30, 2017) US Soccer Players - March's World Cup qualifiers are over. The USMNT have banked four points from a potential six this month, meeting the coach's stated goal. That's restored at least some measure of calm to the process of qualifying for Russia 2018 from the CONCACAF Hexagonal.

USMNT draws with Panama in World Cup Qualifiers, Lionel Messi suspended and more: Wednesday Freedom Kicks

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Panama vs. USA, 2018 World Cup qualifiers (Stars and Stripes FC): It wasn't a pretty match, and Bruce Arena had to make due with a patchwork backline, and I don't think Jurgen Klinsmann would have walked away with 4 points in the last two games, so it wasn't a bad result.

US held by Panama in FIFA World Cup qualifier

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Panama City (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena accused Panama of targeting teenage star Christian Pulisic after a rugged CONCACAF World Cup qualifying battle ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games to give the US a precious point on the road as they aim to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track under Arena following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann in November.

US held by Panama in FIFA World Cup qualifier

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Panama City (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena accused Panama of targeting teenage star Christian Pulisic after a rugged CONCACAF World Cup qualifying battle ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games to give the US a precious point on the road as they aim to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track under Arena following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann in November.

United States-Honduras Preview: A must win home game for the USMNT

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It's seemingly a must win for Bruce Arena and the USMNT, but can a depleted squad pull out three points against Honduras?

The United States has zero points and sit in last place in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Jurgen Klinsmann is out, Bruce Arena is in and the monumental task facing the USMNT now is Honduras.

Where to find USA vs. Honduras on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Honduras, you’ve come to the right place.

With the United States Men’s National Team sitting at the bottom of their World Cup qualifying group after a string of disappointing results under then head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the US will be desperate for a win tonight in San Jose under the guidance of head coach Bruce Arena.

Where to find USA vs. Honduras on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Honduras, you’ve come to the right place.

With the United States Men’s National Team sitting at the bottom of their World Cup qualifying group after a string of disappointing results under then head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the US will be desperate for a win tonight in San Jose under the guidance of head coach Bruce Arena.

USA vs. Honduras preview, TV times and team news

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November’s pair of World Cup qualifiers was an unmitigated disaster for the US Men’s National Team (USMNT), so much so that it cost Jurgen Klinsmann his job. The US saw their winning streak over Mexico in Columbus snapped and then got mauled 4-0 down in Costa Rica. Bruce Arena had an interesting January Camp and is ready for his third go round in the Hexagonal.

USMNT vs. Serbia: SBI Live Commentary

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The second Bruce Arena era truly begins on Sunday afternoon with the first U.S. Men's National Team match of the new year.

Following several weeks of January cap, the U.S. takes the field on Sunday in San Diego to face Serbia in the team's first friendly since the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann.

USA to host key World Cup qualifier at San Jose

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Chicago (AFP) San Jose was named Sunday by the US Soccer Federation as the site of a crucial World Cup qualifier for the bottom-table Americans against Honduras on March 24.

The US squad opened with a 2-1 home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 drubbing at Costa Rica last November, prompting the firing of coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the hiring of Bruce Arena as his replacement.

USA to host key World Cup qualifier at San Jose

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Chicago (AFP) San Jose was named Sunday by the US Soccer Federation as the site of a crucial World Cup qualifier for the bottom-table Americans against Honduras on March 24.

The US squad opened with a 2-1 home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 drubbing at Costa Rica last November, prompting the firing of coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the hiring of Bruce Arena as his replacement.

United States vs. Serbia: Time, live stream, TV schedule and 3 things to know

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The USMNT host Serbia in San Diego as Bruce Arena makes his second debut as coach of the national team. Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings. Here is your Sounder at Heart USMNT Friendly Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. This will be Bruce Arena's first game back with the USMNT since taking over from the fired Jurgen Klinsmann on November 22nd.

International Match Thread: Could We See Darlington Nagbe in USA vs. Serbia?

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It has been a while since we last saw Darlington Nagbe in the uniform of the United States Men's National Team, but that could change today as the US takes on Serbia in an international friendly.

Today's match will be the USMNT's first under returning boss Bruce Arena and will be vital for a number of players looking to make an impression under the former Galaxy head coach.

United States-Serbia Preview: Bruce Arena 2, The Sequel

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Bruce Arena's only goal in 2017: Fix a USMNT that's dead last in The Hex.

The return of Bruce Arena as United States Men's National Team coach is a welcome one for most fans. No longer will writers and armchair captains have to questions the lineups and tactics of Jurgen Klinsmann, but that does not mean the current situation facing the USMNT has improved.

USA vs. Serbia preview and TV times for Bruce Arena’s first game again as USMNT coach

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There is somewhat of a trend in society right now where what's old is new again. That certainly appears to be the case with the US Men's National Team (USMNT) as former manager Bruce Arena retakes the reigns after the dismissal of Jurgen Klinsmann in November. Arena was the US manager from 1998 until 2006 when he was fired after finishing bottom of the group at the World Cup.

Eyes on World Cup as US coach Arena launches second coming

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Los Angeles (AFP) United States coach Bruce Arena will have his eyes firmly fixed on World Cup qualifying Sunday as he launches the first match of his second stint in charge with a friendly against Serbia.

Arena, who returned to the helm last November following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann, has only two friendlies to assess his options before March's crunch 2018 qualifiers against Honduras and Panama.

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US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meets Jamaica in Gold Cup semis

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico faces Jamaica and host United States meets 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena’s US squad is on a 12-match unbeaten run since he replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach with seven wins and five drawn, but figures to get a tough test from the Ticos on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, Texas.

US seek breathing space in World Cup push

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The United States will aim to exploit the mile-high mountain air of Colorado on Thursday when they host Trinidad and Tobago in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier in Denver.

After a sluggish start to the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers, the Americans remain just outside the automatic qualifying places with only four points from four games.

US seek breathing space in World Cup push

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The United States will aim to exploit the mile-high mountain air of Colorado on Thursday when they host Trinidad and Tobago in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier in Denver.

After a sluggish start to the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers, the Americans remain just outside the automatic qualifying places with only four points from four games.

Dempsey hat-trick, Pulisic shines as USA thrash Honduras

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San Francisco (AFP) – Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras.

Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.

Dempsey hat-trick, Pulisic shines as USA thrash Honduras

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San Francisco (AFP) – Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras.

Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.

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Jonathan Klinsmann caught in Hertha Berlin injury crisis

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With under a month to go to Bundesliga kickoff, Hertha Berlin is in the midst of a big injury crisis in goal.

With a plethora of first team goalkeepers out of commission, five in total, Hertha are desperately searching for answers in between the posts. Young U.S. U-20 Men's National Team keeper Jonathan Klinsmann could've been the solution, but now finds himself caught up in the injury crisis as well, reports Kicker.

Some Soccer News for May 1, 2017

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It's Day 121 of 2017.


Carly Lloyd scored for Manchester City in the 2nd Leg of the Women's UEFA Champions League Semifinal, but it was not enough to beat Alex Morgan and Lyon who got the 3-2 aggregate victory, and will face PSG in an all-French Final on May 31.
  • Morgan came on as a half time sub, while Lloyd played the full 90 and got the games only goal in the 57th min.

Major Link Soccer: John Terry isn't coming to MLS

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No one in the league wanted to listen to Jurgen. The BVB terror attack suspicions shifted from ISIS to the far-right. There's great soccer on TV today.

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You shouldn't miss our S2 call-up power rankings and the return of the Aftermatch Aftermath.

Kitsap, who aren't the Pumas this year, signed a trio of players.