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USA vs. Netherlands Friendly live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

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The USMNT is in for a stern test today in Amsterdam.

The US men's national team has a strong challenge in front of them today, as they'll take the field against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. The Dutch are using this game as a rehearsal for their must-win trip to Latvia next week, while the USMNT are simply testing themselves against one of the best sides in the world.

Report: Puebla decline to release Beasley and Orozco to USMNT

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team were stunned on Sunday when they learned they'd be without two of their Liga MX-based players for Wednesday's friendly match against Mexico.

According to a report from Univision Deportes, Puebla have declined to release left back DaMarcus Beasley and centerback Michael Orozco Fiscal for the upcoming USMNT friendly in Phoenix.

Seattle Sounders News: Klinsmann Talks About Dempsey’s Transfer for First Time

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Clint Dempsey's arrival to the Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders two weeks ago after a transfer from the English Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur, has been nothing but headlines.

During Dempsey's first week of training with his new team mates and head coach Sigi Schmid, Sports Illustrated reported the U.

Orozco withdraws from USMNT camp with hamstring injury

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By IVES GALARCEP

Michael Orozco Fiscal was poised to build on the impressive showing he had in July's CONCACAF Gold Cup, but his chance to once again impress Jurgen Klinsmann will have to wait after a hamstring injury forced him withdraw from U.S. Men's National Team camp ahead of Wednesday's friendly vs.

Slump avoidance and more Union news, Dempsey on his return, USMNT roster, more news

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Is the key to the Union's success their ability to avoid slumps? Three from PDA selected for Brandenton. Dempsey on his return. Where will players for MLS expansion teams come from? USMNT roster notes. More news.

FIFA says no to CR protest, Adu savings, USA v Mexico anticipation, snake invasion, more

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FIFA says no to Costa RIca protest. Reports on Adu deal. Donovan back with LA. USA v Mexico news & previews. Are UEFA financial fair play rules legal? Poisonous snakes invade pitch in India. Comic strip. More.

Orozco-Fiscal added to USMNT roster for Mexico qualifier

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by IVES GALARCEP

MEXICO CITY Jurgen Klinsmann has called in some defensive depth to help replace the loss of injured U.S. Men's National team midfielder Jermaine Jones on Monday, bringing in defender Michael Orozco-Fiscal to join the team ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier vs.

Recap & reaction: Mexico 0–1 USA

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It may have just been a friendly, and not count toward anything but regional bragging rights, but the USMNT made history on Wednesday night.

U.S. claims historic win in Mexico

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After 80 minutes of disciplined defensive soccer, the United States broke through Mexico, scoring a brilliant late goal that ultimately sealed the nation's first ever win on Mexican soil in 75 years.

Heading into tonight's contest at the Estadio Azteca, the U.S. had played away to Mexico 24 times but fell short of a win on each of those occasions.

Five Predictions [10.8.11, vs. Honduras] (GRADED)

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1. Â Much like the Project 2010 Blog, Oguchi Onyewu will rise from the ashes today, getting a rare start. Â He won't quite look like his old self (see: Â Oguchi Onyewu, Confederations Cup 2009), but it will be promising. Â He'll get beat where he shouldn't on a couple of occasions, but he'll show some ability to recover, which he's been lacking for a while.

Five Predictions [10.8.11, vs. Honduras] (GRADED)

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1. Â Much like the Project 2010 Blog, Oguchi Onyewu will rise from the ashes today, getting a rare start. Â He won't quite look like his old self (see: Â Oguchi Onyewu, Confederations Cup 2009), but it will be promising. Â He'll get beat where he shouldn't on a couple of occasions, but he'll show some ability to recover, which he's been lacking for a while.

Philadelphia Union

“It’s going to be war” — News & previews ahead of big Montreal game, Saint Zusi, USWNT friendly, more

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Amobi Okugo says of Saturday's game in Montreal, "It's going to be war." News and previews ahead of the big game. MOF says Panama wanted US to go easy on them. USWNT friendly on Sunday. More news.

Fabinho appeal, Temple, Penn State, and Delaware in NCAA Top 25, MOF gets USMNT call-up, more

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Union will appeal Fabinho's red card, who will play fullback absent both Fabinho and Sheanon Williams, River Cup raises over $35,000 for charity, 3 local colleges in national top 25, anti-FIFA protests in Brazil, and more in today's news roundup.

“A big wake up call”: recaps & reaction to pounding in NE, HCI playoff run ends early, more

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Recaps and reaction from big Union loss against the Revolution. Harrisburg's postseason ends after one game. NWSL final set. Hard decisions ahead for Klinsmann. More morning news.

“We deserve this”: Reaction to Union’s commanding win, HCI wins, OC wins, RU draws, more news

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Reaction to the Union's commanding 3-0 win over Columbus. Harrisburg wins another. Ocean City wins, Reading United draws. More news.

Post-Thanksgiving news links

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Some news links to read with your post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.

beIN Sport to replace GolTV on Comcast, no Garfan or Williams in KC?

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Is beIN Sport's English language channel to replace GolTV on Comcast. Garfan and Williams unlikely against Kansas City. How poor start doomed Union's 2012 season. More news.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: A player’s coming out story & a resurgent Jack ‘Mac’

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Leander Schaerlaeckens joins the pod to talk about his recent articles about David Testo coming out and Michael Orozco Fiscal's treatment by Peter Nowak. Kevin Kinkead then joins the pod to talk about all things Union.

Accusations Mount Against Former Union Coach

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Peter Nowak's sometimes tumultuous 2 ½ years as head coach of the Philadelphia Union came to an end when he was fired in June, but fresh accusations have raised serious questions about his time with the club.

Less than two months after his dismissal, Nowak filed a lawsuit against the Union for wrongful termination.

Nowak lawsuit on hold, MOF says Nowak dooped him, Adu injury, more news

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Nowak lawsuit stayed, dispute goes to arbitration. Orozco Fiscal says Peter Nowak broke promise to buy his rights from San Luis, Union did not pay him in the offseason between 2010 & 2011. Adu injury recovery slow. Soumare to have "minor knee procedure." More news.

MOF scores for USA in historic win, news from Union presser, more

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Recaps, quotes, ratings and more as former Union defender scores in historic USA win over Mexico at the Azteca. Hackworth on recent Union stumbles, Soumare and more. More news.

Peter Nowak, a postmortem

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Like iron, Peter Nowak was so strong he would break before he bent.

On Wednesday, Nowak broke.

Perhaps never in MLS history has one man's managerial career imploded so rapidly. In January, Nowak was manager of a popular, surprise 2011 playoff team that had vastly exceeded expectations.

The Lost XI

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Roster turnover. Throughout the Union's brief two year life in MLS, it has been one of the unavoidable topics surrounding the team. Each season has seen a drastic overhaul of the lineup and this year is no different. With the opening kickoff in Portland only days away, PSP takes a moment to check in with all the former Union players to see where they've landed for the 2012 season.

Piotr’s Corner: I am interview the Roger Torres

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Now that I am become the journalism, it is time for me to practice the duties of journalism. There are three great skills of journalism: 1. Making the interview 2. Scooping the scoop 3. Propaganda Today, I am going #1. My subject is exciting young midfielder named Roger Torres. Probably, you are not remembering him.

The Offseason: 10 Things to Keep Union Fans Up at Night

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A few of the issues that gnaw at us, on the eve of season 3. How 'bout you?

Le Toux update, Okugo among the best, USWNT Olympic campaign begins, more news

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Philadelphia Union

Sky Sports reports that Bolton manager Owen Coyle "claims no decision has been taken as yet regarding a permanent deal" for Sebastien Le Toux.

Jonathan Tannenwald tweets, "A Union source says the team 'would not use Tim Ream as a benchmark' in any negotiations over Le Toux regarding transfer fee.

Landon Donovan

Costa Rica 3 – USA 1: Quick Thoughts

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"Well, that's going to leave a mark."

"If you kill the head, the body will die."

With Michael Bradley pine-bound with an ice wrap on an ankle injured just moments before the game, the US took the field in San Jose, Costa Rica Friday in a somewhat traditional 4-4-2 with Geoff Cameron deputizing for the Roma man in central midfield.

The After Bar: USMNT 6 - Belize 1 (Gold Cup)

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Wonderful Wondo(w)lowski. The United States men's national team forward got his first goal for his country against Guatemala last Friday and decided he just wanted more. Three more in a 6-1 rout of Belize in front of 18,000+ at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Oregon.

Wondo’s Name Misspelled in Hat Trick for USA

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The U.S. national team opened the 2013 Gold Cup campaign with a 6-1 win against Belize and a hat trick from Chris Wondolowski – misspelled name and all. Wondolowski had taken heat for not scoring in his last nine international [...]

US Soccer Announce 23-Man Squad for 2013 Gold Cup: Landon Donovan Returns

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US Soccer have announced their 23-man squad for the 2013 Gold Cup.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION

GOALKEEPERS (3):Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8): Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsinborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jose Torres (Tigres)

FORWARDS (5): Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

The US team is in the same group as Belize, Costa Rica and Cuba.

Le Toux wins. Williams “unattached”? More news.

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Sebastien Le Toux has won the Fair Play Award for the second year in a row. Bien fait!

Le Toux said of the award, "It may not be the most prestigious prize that people are asking about, but I'm very happy to get [this award] this year. It means I am always respectful on the field so I'm glad that the league and the referees know that.

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Tim Ream has had his share of rough days since moving over to Europe, but Saturday was not one of them.

Ream made his first appearance for Bolton Wanderers in the new Championship season this weekend, earning a start in central midfield in the club's 1-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers.

Torres Headed to Tigres; Other Yanks on the Move?

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U.S. national team midfielder José Torres is moving to another team in Mexico. Pachuca announced Friday that Torres has been signed by Tigres. Details of the transfer have not been made public. Torres, 25, began his career with Pachuca in [...]

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Torres Headed to Tigres; Other Yanks to Move?

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U.S. national team midfielder José Torres is moving to another team in Mexico. Pachuca announced Friday that Torres has been signed by Tigres. Details of the transfer have not been made public. Torres, 25, began his career with Pachuca in [...]

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Nick Rimando

Klinsmann Calls In Experienced 2014 Gold Cup Roster

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El Capitan?

Klinsmann names his 23 to go for the Gold Cup in July. They are:

GOALKEEPERS (3) : Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8) : Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (7) : Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsinborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jose Torres (Tigres)

FORWARDS (5) : Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) See more at: http://www.

MNT on TV - Much to Watch

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With U.S. MNT training camp starting in a little more than a week, all eyes are on the players in the pool vying for spots for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. With loads of games being shown this weekend, you can see for yourself ...


Saturday

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Power rankings, Union salary analysis, Mom’s fault, more news

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In this week's power rankings roundup, the Philadelphia Union move up one spot to no. 10 at MLSsoccer.com ("They haven't won in a long time, their body language is not particularly good right now, they're inconsistent offensively and the defense is suddenly leaky.

Salary info, Daniel rumors, Houapeu done for the season, more

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Well that's interesting. The 2011 MLS salary survey was released by the player's union (pdf). And Joe Tait is listed under the Philadelphia Union. I guess the official announcement was made by town crier or something. The Goalkeeper notes that Freddy Adu's salary is close to 600K.

The Rest

USMNT: Klinsmann Emails 23 For Bosnia Friendly

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The US roster to face Pjanic, Dzeko & company...

"Let em play!"

GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton)

DEFENDERS (7): John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Danny Williams (Reading)

FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)

The skinny:

» Big calls for The Fiscal, Brad Evans and Joe Corona .

United States vs Mexico: World Cup positioning on the line in Estadio Azteca

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2014 World Cup qualifying for the CONCACAF region doesn't get any bigger than Tuesday night's showdown. The two heavyweights of the region will face off against each other in the biggest stage on the continent - United States vs Mexico at the famed Estadio Azteca.

Last time these two clubs faced off it was just a friendly, but the result was one of the most important in United States soccer history.