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Americans Abroad

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.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Tim Howard played his final match for Everton on Sunday, playing a rolein a resounding victory over Norwich City as he wrapped up a 13-year stint in the English Premier League.

In the final match of the EPL season, Howard said goodbyeto the Everton faithful at Goodison Park after a decade with the club.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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As this year of club soccer winds down for some American's abroad this weekend, former MLS foes hope to extend their stay into the Mexican post-season.

A number of USMNT regulars are taking partin the Liga MX playoffs, with two defenders facing off in a marquee matchup.

Omar Gonzalez scores first Liga MX goal, saves Pachuca

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Pachuca was en route to dropping points to Pumas UNAM on Sunday, but an American centerback soared high to head home the equalizing effort.

Omar Gonzalez headed in the game-tying goal for Pachuca in the 88th minute, forcing a 1-1 tie on the road at Estadio Olímpico Universitario.

The 27-year-old U.

Gonzo Debut

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New Pachuca defender Omar Gonzalez enjoyed a solid first Liga MX match, including an assist on their 1-1 equalizer at Tijuana. Check it out... - Greg Seltzer

Omar Gonzalez introduced as Darth Vader at Pachuca

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Star Wars is all the rage these days. Everyone has the fever overthe battles a long time ago in a galaxy far, far way.

Omar Gonzalez included.

Gonzalez was introduced at Pachuca on Tuesday after completing his transfer from the LA Galaxy, and attended his press conference in a full Darth Vader outfit.

LA Galaxy

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.

Pachuca Disguise New Signing Omar Gonzalez As Darth Vader At Introductory Press Conference (Video)

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Not wishing to miss the chance to horn in on the Star Wars buzz, Mexican side Pachuca decided it would be a cracking idea to disguise new signing Omar Gonzalez as Darth Vader at his introductory mediaconference yesterday.

The defender had recently arrived from a galaxy far, far away LA Galaxy, to be precise and as such was unveiled to the press in fitting fashion.

Major League Soccer

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.

Wounded LA Galaxy seeking revenge during 2016 MLS season

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The LA Galaxy are a wounded team. Coming off a season in which they were knocked from the Major League Soccer playoffs in the knockout round, the Galaxy are looking for redemption. Yet, the team's first attempt at revitalization, the CONCACAF Champions League, saw the Los Angeles outfit crash and burn to Mexico's Santos Laguna 4-0 on aggregate.

Wounded LA Galaxy seeking revenge during 2016 MLS season

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The LA Galaxy are a wounded team. Coming off a season in which they were knocked from the Major League Soccer playoffs in the knockout round, the Galaxy are looking for redemption. Yet, the team's first attempt at revitalization, the CONCACAF Champions League, saw the Los Angeles outfit crash and burn to Mexico's Santos Laguna 4-0 on aggregate.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-11-16

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The draft is coming up quickly on Thursday. Check out some draft trivia and other news below.

USMNT Watch: Omar Gonzalez Impresses in Pachuca Debut | Bleacher Report:
It's a USMNT rundown headlined by Omar Gonzalez making his debut for Pachuca. Gonzalez netted an assist on Pachuca's only goal in their 1-1 tie with Club Tijuana.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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For a trio of Americans, the successes of MLS are in the rearview mirror. The current focus lies strictlyon trying to make an impact in Liga MX.

The first few weeks of the MLS offseason saw a handful of players move south of the border to Mexico, and now those new members of the Americans Abroad contingent will attempt to make their respective debuts for their new clubs.

SBI's top five MLS storylines from 2015

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The 2015 MLS season was one to remember, as two new teams in New York City FC and Orlando City FC joined the fray, and many talented individuals strutted their stuff throughout the season.

Many storylines arose from the off-the-field and on-the-field moments, but some were more intriguing than others.

Major Link Soccer: The Mexican Migration

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Everyone from MLS is off to Liga MX. An American group wants to buy Everton. And merry Christmas!

Seattle

I don't know what an Arrow Liver is, and I refuse to find out, but here is a great interview with Seattle Reign's (currently Western Sydney Wanderers') midfielder Keelin Winters. I really hope her liver is OK.

US international Omar Gonzalez unveiled by new club Pachuca in Star Wars style

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United States international Omar Gonzalez was unveiled by his new club Pachuca in a bizarrely surprising Star Wars-themed press conference. Gonzalez cosplayed as Darth Vader as he was introduced as the Mexican club's latest signing, the defender moving from MLS outfit LA Galaxy.

Major Links: Preseason takes shape

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Mark January 22nd down on your calendar for a first look at the 2016 version of the Seattle Sounders.

Seattle

Choosing to return home to continue his career Leo Gonzalez signs with Herediano. The Costa Rican club was his first pro club for seven years before joining Muncipal then Seattle Sounders.

Jurgen Klinsmann

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dempsey, Brooks return to USMNT in squad for Guatemala qualifiers

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With a spot in the Hexagonal within reach, Jurgen Klinsmann has brought back some veteran players to the U.S. Men's National Team that will face Guatemala in a matter of days.

Clint Dempsey, John Brooks, and Alejandro Bedoya are among the players returning tothe U.S. picture as part of a 26-man squad that Klinsmann has called in for a pair of World Cup Qualifiers vs.

Bedoya, Wood among those making case for return to USMNT

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The U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup qualifying double-header with Guatemala is just around the corner, and several players are seemingly reaching top form at just the right time.

USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann pointed to the recent goalscoring exploitsof Alejandro Bedoya andBobby Woodas vital ahead of the pair of upcoming qualifiers.

United States Men's National Team

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.

D.C. United

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.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: What's your name, man? CRYSTAL DUNN.

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She scored a casual five goals for the USWNT against Puerto Rico last night.

Did everyone enjoy their snow day + (hopefully) day off? Awesome. Now enough about you, let's get to the soccer.

Crystal Dunn has night to remember as USWNT streamroll Puerto Rico | FOX Sports
Five goals like it ain't no thang.

Geoff Cameron

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.

The Inexplicable: US Concedes to Guatemala 2-0

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If you've been following on Twitter, everything will sound identical for the past 3 years.

That said, here are 10 completely inexplicable things the US did last night that defy good coaching:

10) Edgar Castillo is an attack-minded leftback. DeAndre Yedlin has speed on the right. Geoff Cameron is your most trusted in possession at FB.

Liga MX

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.

Some Soccer News for Jan 25, 2016

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It's Day 25 of 2016.


Ventura Alvardo 1-4 Omar Gonzalez
-The two USA players went head to head on Saturday night and Pachuca went to the capital and cleaned house on America. Gonzalez had a good game, while Alvarao had a bad game. Pachuca's first goal was an Alvarado own goal, and the second started when Alvarado gave the ball away cheaply and was then not aggressive in tracking back to slow down attackers.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for (date) It's Day ? o

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Some Soccer News for (date) It's Day ? of 2016.


Two of the most iconic rock n roll albums of all time were released on this day 50 years ago. If you don't own them, you should.
  • Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
  • Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

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Bob Bradley and Le Havre finished the Ligue 2 season tied for 3rd place on points and goal differential with Metz, but the next tie breaker was total goals scored and Metz won that 54-52, achieving the final promotion place to Ligue 1 for next season.

Some Soccer News for Jan 5, 2016

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My dream from last night: Brek Shea was staying in a very fancy hotel and they didn't have any towels. The hotel didn't believe in towels.

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A conversation with Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani on the goals of the federation for 2016. By Daniel Squizzato of MLSsoccer.

Opening schedule, Richter returns, more news

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Union's opening schedule for 2016 is a tough one. Bethlehem signs local lad Ryan Richter. Blatter says, "I've finished my work in football." More.