Kellyn Acosta

United States Men's National Team

World Cup qualifying match report: Honduras 1-1 USMNT

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Bobby Wood's late goal earned a point for the US even as Honduras once again exposed an unprotected and jittery back line.

USMNT vs. Honduras: Your Live Commentary

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Following Friday's defeat against Costa Rica, the U.S. Men's National Team faces a vital World Cup qualifier against Honduras on Tuesday night.

The USMNT lineup features seven changes from Friday's match, including Brad Guzan in goal while Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler enter at centerback.

USMNT Notes: Altidore-Dempsey partnership, Bradley praises Acosta and more

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Clint Dempsey remains just one goal away from the USMNT goalscoring record. Jozy Altidore has been his partner many times throughout the forward's journey to the top of the USMNT charts, and the two are set to reunite again throughout the Gold Cup's knockout rounds.

McCarty, Acosta struggle as USMNT loses midfield battle in tie with Panama

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There were a number of reasons the U.S. Men's National Team didn't look its best against Panama on Saturday, and there were a number of factors that prevented the UMSNT from earning more than a point from Saturday's Gold Cup opener.

Performances, both individual and collective, were poor, and the USMNT's inability to win the battle in the central midfield was what doomed them on Saturday afternoon.

Confident Acosta, McCarty show instant chemistry in USMNT win over Ghana

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Dax McCarty and Kellyn Acosta are at different stages of their careers, but both have entered July with the same thing to prove to U.S. Men's National Team manager Bruce Arena.

McCarty, the wily MLS veteran enjoying the form of his life, and Acosta, who many are starting to believe is the heir apparent to Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones, paired well together on Saturday in the USMNT's 2-1 win over Ghana.

Dwyer, Acosta lead USMNT to friendly win over Ghana

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It took just 19 minutes for Dom Dwyer to make his first U.S. Men's National Team impression, and it was a strong one in what ended up being a confidence-boosting win ahead of the Gold Cup.

Dwyer joined Kellyn Acosta on the scoresheet on Saturday at Rentschler Field as the USMNT topped Ghana, 2-1, in a pre- Gold Cup friendly.

Acosta, Hedges, Manneh depart USMNT January camp

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Two players left U.S. Men's National Team camp due to injury while a third is set to join his MLS club team ahead of preseason.

Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges and Kekuta Manneh departed USMNT camp, leaving the roster at 28 players ahead of the team's two scheduled friendlies.

Kelly Acosta added to USMNT roster ahead of Ecuador friendly

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Ahead of an upcoming friendly with Ecuador, Jurgen Klinsmann has added some defensive depth as Fabian Johnson continues to recover from his injury issues.

Klinsmann called inFC Dallas defender Kellyn Acosta for thisWednesday'sfriendly against Ecuador in Frisco, Texas. Acosta's call up adds further depth to the fullback position while Timmy Chandler wraps up his club season with Frankfurt in Monday's relegation playoff.

FC Dallas

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

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In desperate need of three points, the Union will face off against one of MLS' best: FC Dallas. PSP gets you ready for what's to come this Saturday.

Around The Forest: FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta could end up in Europe this summer

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Valeri in the All-Star skill competition, Sigi Schmid cautiously optimistic, USWNT beat Brazil and more!

Portland:

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Less than 24 hours after notching a goal and an assist for the Portland Timbers, midfielder Diego Valeri stood over his team's final penalty in Sunday's MLS Skills Challenge presented by FIFA 18.

The 2017 MLS All-Star team

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MLS announced the full roster for the 2017 MLS All-Star game. The league previously announced the starting lineup, determined by a fan vote. The rest of the squad comes from Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunovic and two picks from MLS commissioner Don Garber. The commissioner used those picks on two USMNT players who showed well during the Gold Cup group stage.

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, FC Dallas 0

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Well, you can't say it was because FC Dallas was more shorthanded than the Timbers. With Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, and Maynor Figueroa all out on either national-team duty or with an injury, it would've been fair before the game to call the Burn charred by injuries.

But then the Timbers lost both Liam Ridgewell and Roy Miller to injuries.

Three Questions with Big D Soccer

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Ahead of Saturday's home match versus FC Dallas we reached out to our sister blog in the Lone Star state, Big D Soccer, and asked some questions about the current status of their team. Managing Editor Drew Epperley was very kind to provide great answers.

Stumptown Footy: Dallas won 3-0 over RSL.

Kellyn Acosta's growth vital to FC Dallas' unbeaten run

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SAN JOSE, Calif.-On Friday night, Kellyn Acosta continued to showcase his booming value after FC Dallas' 1-1 draw against San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium.

The 21-year-old's lone goal in the 78th goal was indicative of his sensational performance,which was partially lost in the spotlight due to Quakes' Jahmir Hyka's heroic last-second game-tying goal.

Dallas rally for win in CONCACAF Champions League

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Dallas (AFP) – Kellyn Acosta scored off a second half free kick as FC Dallas rallied for a 2-1 win over Mexican side Pachuca in the first-leg semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

The 21-year-old homegrown Dallas product, who was also called up to the US national team on Wednesday, curled a shot into the top half of the net in the 58th minute to beat a diving Alfonso Blanco.

Dallas rally for win in CONCACAF Champions League

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Dallas (AFP) – Kellyn Acosta scored off a second half free kick as FC Dallas rallied for a 2-1 win over Mexican side Pachuca in the first-leg semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

The 21-year-old homegrown Dallas product, who was also called up to the US national team on Wednesday, curled a shot into the top half of the net in the 58th minute to beat a diving Alfonso Blanco.

Must-See Goal: Kellyn Acosta

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GOAL Dallas, Kellyn ACOSTA No. 23 | @FCDallas @Tuzos #SCCL #SoyAficionado https://t.co/mWJqk6z9gf

- THE CHAMPIONS (@TheChampions) March 16, 2017


The SBI Show: Episode 269 (with special guest Kellyn Acosta)

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From MLS Week 2, to Christian Pulisic's heroics, and much more, the latest episode of The SBI Show has you covered.

Episode 269 looks ahead to the weekend's MLS action, previewing all 10 matches, while also catching up with special guest and FC Dallas standout Kellyn Acosta. The former U.S.

Cristian Roldan talks about his yellow card and the officiating against FC Dallas

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The Sounders midfielder said that he was "testing" the referee, hoping to encourage consistent calls.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan isn't particularly known to be a poor tackler, but one of his tackles against FC Dallas on Sunday raised a few eyebrows. Roldan's 26th minute challenge on Kellyn Acosta earned him a yellow card, but MLSSoccer.

Seven in, nine out

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We have some changes to the USMNT squad ahead of Tuesday's friendly with New Zealand. The most notable addition? How does Terrence Boyd grab ya?The end result roster? Here ya go...G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), William Yarbrough (León)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (D.

Acosta thrives in 'crazy' month with FC Dallas, USMNT

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On the surface, the cities of Kingstown and Frisco have little in common. The former, the capital of St. Vincent & The Grenadines, is known much more for its tourism than its soccer, its beaches rather than the cricket pitch that the local national team calls home.

Camp Provisions

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Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 40-man provisional roster for Copa America. There's still Jorge Villafana for some bizarre reason, but hey, at least Eric Lichaj is listed. G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (

Opposition 11: Who will FC Dallas start against D.C. United on Saturday?

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International call-ups have left FCD very short-handed, but their vaunted attack is largely untouched.

It's a weird time for D.C. United to be playing FC Dallas. MLS is sort of closed for the weekend, with just three games going on during the current window for international matches. United is feeling it, as Steve Birnbaum will be with the USMNT for their games against Guatemala.

Philadelphia Union

Andre Blake subbed out of Gold Cup match with injury

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Blake left in the 22nd minute after being kicked in the hand

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake was subbed out in the 22nd minute of the 2017 Gold Cup Final against the United States with an injury to his right hand.

Blake stopped a shot by the United State's Jozy Altidore and looked to have been kicked in the hand on a follow-up attempt by Kellyn Acosta.

New away kit, a Union trialist, league news, more

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Union unveil their new away kit. Bild reports Faf Picault trialing with the Union.

Union bits, Bethlehem bits, Academy bits, Pulisic, more bits

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Lots of news bits.

Alejandro Bedoya

USA vs. Martinique, live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch Gold Cup online

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The USMNT plays group leader Martinique in today's featured Gold Cup match

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The United States had an underwhelming opener to the Gold Cup campaign when they tied Panama 1-1 in Nashville. Was it just the heat sapping their legs after an almost two week training camp leading up to the game?

MLS All-Star Game voting begins, USMNT rumors: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/31/17

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Enjoy today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Eight Philadelphia Union players named to All-Star ballot
Andre Blake, Alejandro Bedoya and six others could be playing against Cristiano Ronaldo later this summer.

RSL 1, Union 0: Player grades and analysis of a team stuck in 'first gear'
Union head coach Jim Curtin summed it up perfectly when he told reporters that his team couldn't "get out of first gear" in the 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake.

Ghana

USA vs. Panama preview, TV times and team news

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It was a good June for the USMNT and July has certainly started the same way as the US beat Ghana 2-1 in a tune-up for the upcoming Gold Cup. When the US roster was released, it was Dom Dwyer who grabbed all the headlines and it was Dom Dwyer who grabbed all of the headlines from the Ghana game with a goal in his first appearance for the US (a rather splendid goal it should be said).

USA vs. Panama preview, TV times and team news

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It was a good June for the USMNT and July has certainly started the same way as the US beat Ghana 2-1 in a tune-up for the upcoming Gold Cup. When the US roster was released, it was Dom Dwyer who grabbed all the headlines and it was Dom Dwyer who grabbed all of the headlines from the Ghana game with a goal in his first appearance for the US (a rather splendid goal it should be said).

Debutants strike as US down Ghana

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Washington (AFP) – English-born striker Dom Dwyer scored a goal on his international debut as the United States defeated Ghana 2-1 in a friendly international on Saturday.

Sporting Kansas City forward Dwyer, who became a US citizen three months ago, lashed home a first-half volley to fire the Americans ahead as they build towards this month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Debutants strike as US down Ghana

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Washington (AFP) – English-born striker Dom Dwyer scored a goal on his international debut as the United States defeated Ghana 2-1 in a friendly international on Saturday.

Sporting Kansas City forward Dwyer, who became a US citizen three months ago, lashed home a first-half volley to fire the Americans ahead as they build towards this month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Some Soccer News for Sep 2, 2016

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It's Day 246 of 2016.


I love World Cup qualifying! It's been out of my life for way too long.

USMNT with 2 World Cup qualifiers on the docket:
-Fri Sep 2
St Vincent + The Grenadines v USA - Arnos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent - 2:30pm CT on beIN SPORTS
-Tue Sep 6
USA v Trinidad + Tobago - EverBank Field, Jacksonville FL - 7:00pm CT on FS1 + Univision

Some things to know about the team referred to as the Vincy Heat.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Injury updates on Fabinho, Ilsinho, and Nogueira. Curtin on reported Lahoud sale. Marquez makes MLS Team of the Week, More news.

United States vs Canada: Preview and how to watch

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Off the back of a 3-2 comeback victory against Iceland, the United States Men's National Team will close out Camp Cupcake against Canada. There are plenty of players looking to make an impact before qualifying starts up again.

The United States Men's National Team (USMNT) victory that opened 2016 gave manager Jurgen Klinsmann plenty to think about heading in to the last friendly before qualifying ramps up again.

USA vs. Canada preview: USMNT hoping to close out January camp on a high

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The year 2016 got off to a good start for the USMNT with a 3-2 victory over Iceland. A last minute winner from Steve Birnbaum capped off an entertaining game. Now the US must turn their focus to the next game as they look to close the January Camp on a high note against Canada.

Sunday's win over Iceland was not the best performance from the US, but after the way 2015 played out most fans and coach Jurgen Klinsmann will take the win.

USA vs. Canada preview: USMNT hoping to close out January camp on a high

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The year 2016 got off to a good start for the USMNT with a 3-2 victory over Iceland. A last minute winner from Steve Birnbaum capped off an entertaining game. Now the US must turn their focus to the next game as they look to close the January Camp on a high note against Canada.

Sunday's win over Iceland was not the best performance from the US, but after the way 2015 played out most fans and coach Jurgen Klinsmann will take the win.

The Rest

Cristian Roldan pleased with USA call-up even if he didn’t play

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Sounders midfielder was the least-capped player to be brought up during World Cup qualifiers.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Don't tell Cristian Roldan that his recent call-up to the United States men's national team for a pair of World Cup qualifiers was a waste of time.

Like a runner-up for an Oscar, Roldan said was simply an honor to be called in, even if he didn't so much as make the bench in either game.

Major Link Soccer: Obafemi Martins’ advice for DeAndre Yedlin

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The striker had some career tips for the defender. Also, MLS: Miami stretches into the next decade, and why the Premier League needs playoffs.

Major League Soccer

Two more high-profile head injuries during recent matches once again call into question MLS' concussion protocol. Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges (the two Dallas players collided with eachother) and Yamil Assad were all allowed to re-enter their matches shortly after they suffered hard knocks to the head, and everyone from Taylor Twellman to the Portland Timbers doctor have questions.

Some Soccer News for Oct 11, 2016

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It's Day 285 of 2016.


It took Belgium 8.1 seconds from kickoff to score against Gibraltar in UEFA World Cup qualifying. Christian Benteke got the goal. Belgium won 0-6.
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USA Mens National Team friendly:
-Tue Oct 11
USA v New Zealand - RFK Stadium, Washington DC - 7:00pm CT on on ESPN + UniMas

Here is the Roster for the Cuba game:
  • G: David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes, Bill Hamid - DC United, William Yarbrough - Leon
  • D: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Steve Birnbaum - DC United, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Michael Orozco - Tijuana, Tim Parker - Vancouver Whitecaps, DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle
  • M: Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Michael Bradley - Toronto, Lynden Gooch - Sunderland, Perry Kitchen - Heart Of Midlothian, Sacha Kljestan - New York Red Bulls, Danny Williams - Reading
  • F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Jozy Altidore - Toronto, Terrence Boyd - RB Leipzig, Julian Green - Bayern Munich, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders

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A preview of tonight's game.