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Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Paul Arriola, Omar Gonzalez, Tim Ream and more

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Before the major European seasons kick off this weekend, cup action takes centerstage in England and Mexico to headline the midweek schedule.

In Mexico, it's time for the next round of Copa MX play as the tournament's group stage continues. After scoring the lone goal in Club Tijuana's opening win, Paul Arriola will look to lead the way again as Xolos face second division side Atlante.

Gonzalez, Pachuca shutout Tigres to win CCL final

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Omar Gonzalez has racked up quite a collection of trophies throughout his career, and he added yet another major one on Wednesday night.

Following a 1-1 first leg, theU.S. Men's National Team defender became the third American to win the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night as he helped anchor the Pachuca backline to a 1-0 win over Tigres in the second leg of the CCL final.

Pachuca are CONCACAF champions, wins for Dortmund and the USMNT U-17s

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Big results for USMNT players in Mexico and Germany. CONCACAF crowned Pachuca champions in an all-Liga MX finale to the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League and there will be USMNT players in both teams for the 2016-17 DFB Pokal final.

This season's CONCACAF Champions League concluded with Pachuca lifting the trophy at Estadio Hidalgo.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Johnson, Gonzalez and more

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World Cup qualifiers are just around the corner as several Americans take the field for midweek action.

In Germany, Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson take the field as they look to advance their side in non-league competitions. Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face DFB-Pokal action on Tuesday against Sportfreunde Lotte while Thursday brings Johnson's Europa League clash with Schalke.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Preview: Gonzalez, Williams, Arriola and more

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The CONCACAF Champions League resumes on Tuesday and Omar Gonzalez will likely play a vital role.

Gonzalez and Pachuca face a tough test in Costa Rican powerhouse Saprissa asthe CCL quarterfinals kick off. The U.S. Men's National Team centerback started three of the team's group stage matches as the Mexican side cruised out of a group featuring Honduras' Olimpia and Belize's Police United.

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.

Omar Gonzalez and Edgar Castillo in the 2016 Liga MX Clausura finals

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It's USMNT players facing each other in the 2016 Liga MX Clausura final with Omar Gonzalez's Pachuca playing Edgar Castillo's Monterrey.

United States Men's National Team

Michael Bradley wins Golden Ball, six USMNT players in Gold Cup Best XI

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After winning Wednesday's tournament final, the U.S. Men's National Team earned plenty of honors in the 2017 Gold Cup.

Midfielder Michael Bradley took home the Golden Ball as tournament MVP. He was called into the group stage and played all 270 minutes of the knockout rounds.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: Live Commentary

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Just one step away from the Gold Cup final, the U.S. Men's National Team faces off with a familiar CONCACAF powerhouse in Saturday's semifinal.

The USMNT takes on Costa Rica on Saturday with a spot in the Gold Cup finale on the line. The U.S.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Omar Gonzalez

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After a rocky start to the U.S. Men's National Team's Gold Cup quarterfinal match against El Salvador, Omar Gonzalez stepped up to save the day.

The 28-year old Pachuca defender scored his second goal in as many matches on Wednesday night, using his head to finish off a Michael Bradley free kick in the 41st minute to give the USMNT a much-needed 1-0 lead.

USMNT "need to be harder to play against" for rest of Gold Cup

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There's no sugar coating what happened in the U.S. Men's National Team's 3-2 win over Martinique on Wednesday night.

The USMNT deserves credit for responding to a pair of surprising second-half tallies from the Caribbean minnows, but the squad should be rightfully criticized for how poorly it put the game away when it had the chance.

Gonzalez praises Arena's preparation, criticizes Klinsmann

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Omar Gonzalez admitted that he was one of several U.S. Men's National Team players surprised to hear Bruce Arena wanted to revert back to a three-at-the-back system against Mexico. After being battered by El Tri while playing a similar formation back in the fall, there was an obvious hesitation towards giving it another go at the Azteca.

Omar Gonzalez training with Galaxy ahead of expected USMNT call-up

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Omar Gonzalez needs to stay in shape with World Cup qualifiers looming, and the Pachuca centerback has found a temporary training spot in a familiar place.

The LA Galaxy revealed that Gonzalez is training with the club ahead of an expected call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team for World Cup qualifying.

On USMNT: Gonzalez an ideal starter at centerback vs. Mexico

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When Omar Gonzalez left the LA Galaxy for Pachuca last December, he was sad to leave everything behind in LA, but he was optimistic for the future.

Once Gonzalez quickly established himself as a consistent starter, en route to Pachuca winning the Clausuratitle in May 2016.

Mexican-Americans Gonzalez, Yarbrough find different meaning in USMNT's clash with Mexico

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Emotions tend to run high anytimethe U.S.squares off against Mexico, but for the few players on the American squad who have ties to both countries, maintaining an objective mentality is vital to ensure quality performances on the pitch.

"I never think there is hate in these games," said defender Omar Gonzalez, who holds dual citizenship in the U.

USMNT vets looking to guide youngsters through Mexico clash

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For members of the U.S. Men's National Team, Mexico is a whole differentballgame. Matches are intense and physical, boasting a new level of meanness unseen against other CONCACAF foes. It's a unique experience, one hard to comprehend for those that haven't experienced it first-hand.

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.

United States

USA vs. Jamaica Gold Cup 2017: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT met expectations by getting this far, but their opponent is not who they thought they'd face

The 2017 Gold Cup final had an air of inevitability all along, but a tournament low on good games finally offered up some quality and a surprise in the semifinal round. There, while the United States met their goal by seeing off Costa Rica, Jamaica shocked Mexico via a late Kemar Lawrence free kick goal.

Salvadoran football players banned after biting incidents

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Henry Romero received a six-game ban and Darwin Ceren for three on Saturday for “anti-sporting” behavior in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match in which they bit US players.

Los Cuscatlecos defender Romero bit Jozy Altidore on the back in El Salvador’s 2-0 Gold Cup quarter-final loss to the United States and also grabbed the US forward’s nipple and twisted it.

US battle into CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals

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Philadelphia (AFP) – The United States overcame a battling display from El Salvador to advance to a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final showdown with Costa Rica here Wednesday.

First-half goals from defenders Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj secured a hard-fought quarter-final win for the hosts, who are chasing their first Gold Cup title since 2013.

US battle into CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals

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Philadelphia (AFP) – The United States overcame a battling display from El Salvador to advance to a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final showdown with Costa Rica here Wednesday.

First-half goals from defenders Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj secured a hard-fought quarter-final win for the hosts, who are chasing their first Gold Cup title since 2013.

United States 2, El Salvador 0 - US Survives Shaky Start and Dark Arts to Advance to Semis

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El Salvador tried everything to keep the US from the semifinals, but two late first half goals were enough for to see the hosts advance.

The United States did not start their quarterfinal match against El Salvador well.

Eric Lichaj's early back pass was nearly converted for a goal if not for the timely intervention of Tim Howard well off his line.

Morris brace lifts US to 3-2 win over Martinique

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Washington (AFP) – Two goals from Jordan Morris helped a revamped United States hold off Martinique 3-2 on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Tampa, Florida.

Bruce Arena’s men, held to a 1-1 draw by Panama in their opening match, were again less than convincing, surrendering a 2-0 lead to minnows Martinique before Morris’s 76th-minute strike sealed the victory.

Morris brace lifts US to 3-2 win over Martinique

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Washington (AFP) – Two goals from Jordan Morris helped a revamped United States hold off Martinique 3-2 on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Tampa, Florida.

Bruce Arena’s men, held to a 1-1 draw by Panama in their opening match, were again less than convincing, surrendering a 2-0 lead to minnows Martinique before Morris’s 76th-minute strike sealed the victory.

Jordan Morris leads USA to top of Group B

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Cristian Roldan plays a full 90 in 3-2 win over Martinque

Bruce Arena made eight changes from the team that drew with Panama. The biggest of those was the insertion of Jordan Morris as the second forward alongside Juan Agudelo. Cristian Roldan also started and is now only able to represent the United States.

US misery as Costa Rica run riot

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San José (AFP) Joel Campbell scored twice as Costa Rica thrashed the United States 4-0 here Tuesday to pile the pressure on beleaguered coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Campbell, who is on loan at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon from Arsenal, scored twice in three minutes in the second half as the 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists ran riot against Klinsmann's men.

US misery as Costa Rica run riot

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San José (AFP) Joel Campbell scored twice as Costa Rica thrashed the United States 4-0 here Tuesday to pile the pressure on beleaguered coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Campbell, who is on loan at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon from Arsenal, scored twice in three minutes in the second half as the 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists ran riot against Klinsmann's men.

United States vs. Cuba 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream

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We're trying our hardest to focus on the exciting new USMNT players

We've spent a lot of time harping on Jurgen Klinsmann's United States roster selections in these parts. Outside of the USMNT boss's maddening inability to see how much better Bill Hamid is than other members of the American goalkeeping pool, there's also the general puzzle of how he evaluates players all over the field.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Omar Gonzalez third American to win CCL

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The CB's trophies are stacking up. The Revs lose out on their latest Boston stadium location. Plus, more FIFA investigations!

Major League Soccer

The Kraft Group has hit a big roadblock in their search for a more Boston-y home for the New England Revolution. Talks have broken down on moving to a site on the UMass Boston campus, so the Rev's will keep looking.

Steven Gerrard departs LA, Hamid trains with Swansea: Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/16/16

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You can run, but you can't hide from the links.

Philadelphia Union News

The 2016 Philadelphia Union by the numbers
Statistics can be hard to sell in soccer. Goals and assists are simple enough to study, but metrics like possession and passing can often be twisted into some skewed narrative that really doesn't explain what happened in a 90-minute game.

Major Link Soccer: CCL Group Stage drawn

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Omar Gonzalez becomes just the second American player ever to win both the Mexican league and MLS.

MLS

DC United's owner looks close to acquiring a European club as well, with reports of his investment group looking to purchase Premiership team Swansea United, or possibly Ligue 1's Olympique Marseille.

Matt Besler

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.

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.

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.

Copa America

USMNT vs. Ecuador Copa America Warmup: Time, TV Schedule and Live Stream

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Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin are expected to start as the USMNT faces their toughest Copa America warm up match against Ecuador. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread, What to Watch For and How to Watch

The United States Men's National Team travels to Frisco, Texas to take on Ecuador in their second of three warm up matches before Copa America Centenario kicks off with the USMNT playing the opening game against Colombia in Santa Clara, California on June 3rd.

USMNT unveil roster for Copa America warmup game

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No MLS players will be on the roster for the US's initial pre-Copa America camp and friendly, against Puerto Rico.

Jurgen Klinsmann has unveiled his 22-man roster for the US men's national team's first Copa America warm-up game and a training camp this week ahead of it. The match—on Sunday against Puerto Rico—will not feature any MLS players, as they will be playing with their clubs until May 23rd, when those players who were named on the 40-man preliminary roster join the camp for friendlies against Bolivia and Ecuador.

The Rest

Morris, héroe en Tampa Bay con par de goles en victoria de Estados Unidos

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No solo fue titular, si no que anotó dos goles, incluido el de la victoria. Jordan MORRIS, el delantero de los Seattle Sounders FC jugó todo el partido en el que Estados Unidos superó, pasando apuros, a Martinica 3 2.La tropa de Bruce ARENA se complicó innecesariamente con los caribeños que venian de vencer .

Some Soccer News for Feb 22, 2017

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It's Day 53 of 2017.


All 25.5k tix have been sold for Orlando's season opener in their new stadium. That is great.

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CONCACAF Champions League

My Note: I think Dallas has a really good shot to win CCL! Tigres has to be the favorite though.

On MLS: Winter signings crucial for Galaxy's identity

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With Los Angeles shaping up to be a winter wonderland of DP signings, there maynever have been a more crucial time for the Galaxy in terms of determining their identity.

The Galaxy have always been at the forefront of the DP conversation in MLS.The team's signing of David Beckham was the impetus for the launch of the rule as a whole, and since then the team has, coincidentally or purposefully depending on your level of conspiracy belief, been the benefit of many changes to the rule over the years.

Soccer News: Clausura final for Omar Gonzalez

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It's the 2016 Clausura final for Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca while Manchester United changes managers in the soccer news.