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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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Also, more unfortunate news for a former D.C. player.

Hi. As Donald is travelling back from being away support last night, I'm helping out in a pinch.

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.

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.

2017 schedule, SuperDraft today, league news, more

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Union schedule out. SuperDraft won't be as exciting as last year for Philly. League news. More.

Bill Hamid, Steve Birnbaum, and Taylor Kemp called into USMNT camp

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Bruce Arena wants to see what three of United's best players can do

Bruce Arena announced the roster for the US Men's national team's January camp, commonly known as Camp Cupcake. As expected, there are two D.C. United players on this roster: goalkeeper Bill Hamid and center back Steve Birnbaum.

Union bits, more news

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Newsy news links and such like.

Juan Agudelo is on Bruce Arena’s USMNT radar

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It looks like at least one Revolution player will benefit from the arrival of Bruce Arena.

There's at least one New England Revolution player that's expected to benefit from Bruce Arena taking over the US Men's National Team, as Juan Agudelo is inline for a January call up.

Arena, who recently took over for Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach of the national team, recently expressed a desire to look at MLS players.

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.

LA Galaxy appoint former skipper Vagenas to GM role

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Los Angeles (AFP) The Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday appointed former captain Pete Vagenas to the role of general manager as they continue their search for a head coach to replace the departed Bruce Arena.

Vagenas fills one of the two vacancies created by Arena's appointment last week as head coach of the United States national team following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.

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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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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.

Klinsmann returns to remind us of his tantalizing, infuriating gifts

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Jurgen Klinsmann had plenty to say about his time as USMNT coach during a discussion at the 2017 NSCAA Convention in Los Angeles.

Howard critical of Klinsmann's use of foreign-born players

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Tim Howard says he understands Jurgen Klinsmann's job was to unearth new talent, but the U.S. Men's National Team goalkeepeer says the team became too reliant foreign-born players that didn't bring the passion required to represent the national team.

Quickfire Round

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As promised, here are my thoughts on a sampler platter of recently and currently important topics in our soccer bubble: You can catch my player ratings for both MLS Cup combatants later, but how about I kick title night off with a prediction? As much as Toronto FC's attack frightens and as much as they can rule at home, I can't shake the feeling that Seattle's defense and midfield will run the

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Of Spines and Doughnuts: The Philadelphia Union kick off the 2017 campaign

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The Union still have questions to answer as they begin the preseason.

Experts and coaches often speak of the importance of the spine of a soccer team. Former USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann said "Our team is defined in its spine." He was referring to the four or five most important players on a team and they tend to play centrally.

Have Union acquired Adam Najem? Preseason begins today, Le Toux to DC, league news, more

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Have Union acquired rights to Akron playmaker Adam Najem from NYRB? Union preseason begins today. Has Le Toux signed with DC? Details for second Philly Unity Cup. More.

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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.

The Curse of the Faux Bun

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Baseball used to have all the good curses. For decades, Cubs and Red Sox fans wallowed in misery, shaking their fists at phantoms and decrying the lack of a championship. And that's not even mentioning the legend of Shoeless Joe Jackson whom, if I recall correctly, was decapitated and rode around on a horse (but sans a shoe on his left foot).

Robinson, Ebobisse and Klinsmann among 24 called into U.S. Under-20 camp

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Three of the top four picks in Friday's MLS Draft in Los Angeles will be spending some more time together in the area as they look to impress U.S. Under-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos.

Miles Robinson, Jonathan Lewis and Jeremy Ebobisse are among the 24 players called into U.S. Under-20 camp taking place at the U.

My Favorite Tweet Of 2016

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Ten days later, you know what happened.

Hop on the Derrick Jones Hype Train

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Why the 19-year old academy product has what it takes to be a difference-maker.

Remember when U.S. Men's National team supporters were calling for former head coach (yes, that still feels good to say) Jurgen Klinsmann to cap-tie Tony Tchani? It seems like forever ago at this point, but in reality, its been over the course of the last 12 months.

Some Soccer News for Dec 8, 2016

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It's Day 343 of 2016.


For the first time one of the highly regarded members of the American soccer media is calling for Sunil Gulati to make way for someone new to lead US Soccer. By Steven Goff of the Washington Post.
  • Lots of criticism of Jurgen Klinsmann in this article too.