Omar Gonzalez

Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer releases fans' Starting XI, Commissioner's picks

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With Major League Soccer's fans voting and Commissioner Don Garber adding two more picks, it's up to Colorado Rapids manager Pablo Mastroeni to make sure players that had a good first half of the season actually get rewarded.

During the half of the United States vs. Panama Gold Cup match, the Major League Soccer Fans' Starting XI was released.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 16 of 2015 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 16 of the MLS season:

1. The LA Galaxy Are Back

The Galaxy got healthy. Robbie Keane, Robbie Rogers, AJ DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez – the band was back together in front of an unusually strong StubHub Center crowd on Saturday night, and the home team responded by drubbing the hapless Philadelphia Union 5-1.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 16 of 2015 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 16 of the MLS season:

1. The LA Galaxy Are Back

The Galaxy got healthy. Robbie Keane, Robbie Rogers, AJ DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez – the band was back together in front of an unusually strong StubHub Center crowd on Saturday night, and the home team responded by drubbing the hapless Philadelphia Union 5-1.

Omar Gonzalez interview: USMNT defender talks World Cup, LA Galaxy and Abby Wambach

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World Soccer Talk spoke with Omar Gonzalezthis week and discussedhis partnership with Pass the Love, Steven Gerrard, why he'd like to borrow Abby Wambach for the US Men's National team and more.

Here's the transcript of the exclusive interview:

Caitlin O'Connell (CO): So tell us about Pass the Love and how you got involved.

Omar Gonzalez interview: USMNT defender talks World Cup, LA Galaxy and Abby Wambach

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World Soccer Talk spoke with Omar Gonzalezthis week and discussedhis partnership with Pass the Love, Steven Gerrard, why he'd like to borrow Abby Wambach for the US Men's National team and more.

Here's the transcript of the exclusive interview:

Caitlin O'Connell (CO): So tell us about Pass the Love and how you got involved.

Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of votingfrom more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awardshave now been decided.

The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts and radio shows that fuel discussion about the league, to the best players, coaches and more.

Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of votingfrom more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awardshave now been decided.

The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts and radio shows that fuel discussion about the league, to the best players, coaches and more.

Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Preview: MLS’ Biggest Game of the Season So Far

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This is the ending Major League Soccer was dreaming of when they paired the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders together for the final two weeks of the regular season.

Both teams were locked on 60 points with two games to play. The first game of the home and away series, played at LA Galaxy's stadium, was a tightly contested 2-2 draw that saw the Galaxy, with the league's best defense, give up a two goal lead.

3 Reasons the Sounders Will Win the 2014 Supporters’ Shield

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The Seattle Sounders, after their brilliant comeback in Los Angeles last weekend to earn a 2-2 draw with the Galaxy, need only a draw to win the Supporters' Shield this Saturday (live on NBC at 2:30pm ET).

It's a been a long, arduous journey for the Sounders, and they've already added one trophy to their cabinet this season.

“It’s huge”: Recaps & reaction from win in Toronto, Hburg makes playoffs, league results, more

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Reaction to win over Toronto. Union back in playoff spot. Union Academy starts new season. Harrisburg to face Orlando in USL PRO playoffs. League results. More.

Gonzalez still open to moving abroad

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By DAN KARELL

While one half of the U.S. Men's National Team centerback pairing has committed to spending the rest of his career in Major League Soccer, the other half of the pairing is keeping his options open.

In the wake of Matt Besler's landmark Designated Player contract signing, joining USMNT centerback Omar Gonzalez as the only two American defenders on Designated Player contracts, Gonzalez has sounded off on the deal as well as his own future.

2014 MLS All-Star Fan XI Revealed

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There really wasn't a shocker in the Fan XI for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. Eight of the players announced were in Brazil for the World Cup this past month. These players and several more to follow will take on Bayern Munich in the annual MLS versus the World match.

U.S. men's national team captain Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC) features alongside World Cup teammates Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

Mike Magee’s Day Off

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This happens to be one of the many reasons why I love Major League Soccer. Clever spoof of a favorite movie of mine too.

Watch MLS’s Parody of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Movie [VIDEO]

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As a tribute to the beloved 80′s comedyFerris Bueller's Day Off, MLS and KickTV have released their own version staring the reigning MLS MVP and Chicago Fire's Mike Magee in "One Player's Struggle to Take it Easy" featuring an all-star group of America's best MLS players including Omar Gonzalez, Thierry Henry, Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux and Michael Bradley.

Recaps & reaction from dispiriting Union loss in LA, league results, US news, more

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Recaps, reaction, quotes from Union loss in LA. Madison scores 2 for Reading. MLS and NWSL results. US news ahead of Azerbaijan friendly. More.

Brad Evans

USA vs. Haiti Gold Cup player ratings

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The US clinched its Gold Cup group last night with a 1-0 win over Haiti, but did little to soothe the fears surrounding this team after its first match against Honduras.

Here are the player ratings for both teams.

USA

Brad Guzan, 8 – Guzan looked every bit the part of international number one, making a big second half stop, commanding his area, and distributing well.

USA vs. Haiti Gold Cup player ratings

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The US clinched its Gold Cup group last night with a 1-0 win over Haiti, but did little to soothe the fears surrounding this team after its first match against Honduras.

Here are the player ratings for both teams.

USA

Brad Guzan, 8 – Guzan looked every bit the part of international number one, making a big second half stop, commanding his area, and distributing well.

Real Salt Lake

Jurgen Klinsmann Announces USMNT 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Roster

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Klinsmann has whittled the United States' 35-man roster down to a 23-man roster as the USMNT begin their quest to the Final at Lincoln Financial Field.

USMNT manager Jürgen Klinsmann released the final 23-man roster for this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup. This roster is classic Klinsmann in that many of the selections make sense, while a few of the decisions leave you scratching your head.

Fantasy Focus: A-L-L-E-N and Bingham was his name-o

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Two men share the spoils.

With just a two-point edge over the next closest team, Look Ma, No Hands scored 97 points to lead the round, and no darlin' I don't dance. Captain Pedro Morales (VAN, $11.4) led the way with 28 points on a goal and an assist. Omar Gonzalez (LA, $9.7) scored 13 points with a clean sheet over two games, and Kei Kamara (CLB, $8.

D.C. United acquires Kofi Opare from Galaxy

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The Black and Red shore up depth that

Per the team, D.C. United has sent away their spot in the allocation order (# 3 overall) to the Los Angeles Galaxy to acquire defender Kofi Opare and L.A.'s second round pick in the 2015 draft, along with L.A.'s spot in allocation (# 11). The 23-year old was selected by L.

Philadelphia Union

No Delort, Valdes saga continues, Mbolhi due to arrive on Sunday, Casey’s unfinished business, more news

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Union transfer target Andy Delort rejoins team in France. Valdes saga continues. Mbolhi expected to arrive in preseason camp on Sunday. Casey has unfinished business. More news.

Latest on Valdes, Pfeffer named to Homegrown team, Reading playoff run over, more

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Does Valdes want to go on loan again? Pfeffer named to All-Star Game Homegrown team. Reading lose first playoff game. More news.

USA advances to Round of 16, Union ready for Revs, more news

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USA advances to Round of 16 at the World Cup despite loss to Germany. Union readies for New England. Suarez banned by FIFA. More news.

Clint Dempsey

Seattle Sounders FC 2 – 1 Los Angeles Galaxy* | Fotos

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Why the Union fell short, USA faces Honduras tonight, beer deals, Garcia on FIFA transparency, more

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CSN has five reasons the Union failed. Daily News says state of Union reflection of Sakiewicz. USA hosts Honduras. MLS has new official beer. More.

GAME THREAD: World Cup Round of 16: Belgium vs. United States

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Winner plays Argentina. Belgians eat waffles differently than Americans.

WORLD CUP MATCH #56
VS
Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, BRA
July 1, 2014
4:00 PM ET
ESPN - Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman
Starting XI
Eden Hazard, Divock Origi, Dries Mertens Forward Graham Zusi, Clint Dempsey, Alejandro Bedoya
Kevin De Bruyne, Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel Midfield Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron
Jan Vertonghen, Vincent Kompany, Daniel Van Buyten, Toby Alderweireld Defense DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, Fabian Johnson
Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper Tim Howard
Sammy Bossut, Nicolas Lombaerts, Laurent Ciman, Simon Mignolet, Thomas Vermaelen, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli, Romelu Lukaku, Adnan Januzaj Bench Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, Brad Davis, Brad Guzan, Chris Wondolowski, Jozy Altidore, Timothy Chandler, Mix Diskerud, Aron Johannsson, John Brooks, DeAndre Yedlin, Julian Green
Game Officials
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi

Are you nervous yet?

Brazil 2014: World Cup Group G – USMNT 0-1 Germany

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Moving On! (photo: detroit.cbslocal.com)

Losing and winning in the Recife rain; OTF's Joe Maskivish brings the USMNT vs. Germany review...

Two weeks and nearly 9,000miles have resulted in a graduation from the Group of Death.

We'll get to the loss against Germany, but let's just take a moment to acknowledge what the United States has accomplished.

Brazil 2014: World Cup Group G – USMNT 0-1 Germany

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Moving On! (photo: detroit.cbslocal.com)

Losing and winning in the Recife rain; OTF's Joe Maskivish brings the USMNT vs. Germany review...

Two weeks and nearly 9,000miles have resulted in a graduation from the Group of Death.

We'll get to the loss against Germany, but let's just take a moment to acknowledge what the United States has accomplished.

USA 0-1 Germany: Sharp-shooter Muller scores winner as both teams advance to knockouts

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Group G's top two teams fought it out in Recife, hammered bytorrential rain, with Germany ending victorious thanks to another Thomas Muller goal.The downpourscaused massive flooding in the area,but the game went ahead as planned, and the passion witnessed by both sideswill have silenced any doubters, who thought this would be played out as a conspired draw.

Union to face NYRB or Cosmos with USOC win, McLaughlin on TOW, sex OK for USA at WC, more

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If the Union get past Harrisburg, they host either Red Bulls or Cosmos in US Open Cup fifth round. McLaughlin named to USL PRO TOW. Sex OK for USA at WC. Clinton freaked out when US didn't win 2022 WC bid. More news.

D.C. United

Terrible first half performance dooms D.C. United to 4-1 defeat on the road against the LA Galaxy - Recap + Highlights

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D.C. United gave up a disastrous goal in the opening moments of tonight's game against the LA Galaxy, and could only recover from it once down 3-0. An improved second half performance saw DCU briefly threaten to stage a wild comeback, but a controversial penalty kick finished the game as a contest.

Report: Bobby Boswell will replace Omar Gonzalez on the 2014 MLS All-Star Team

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D.C. United probably deserved to have more players named to the 2014 All-Star Game, and it looks like something's being done to address that. Team captain Bobby Boswell appears to have been named to the roster as a replacement for Omar Gonzalez.

All-Star games are about snubs as much as anything else, and this year it seemed like D.

World Cup

Gonzalez overcomes early hiccup, nerves to help USMNT reach next round

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By FRANCO PANIZO

RECIFE, Brazil When the U.S. Men's National Team camp began in May, one of the biggest concerns among fans and media was how Omar Gonzalez would fare at the World Cup. There were fears that he would struggle against the elite competition the Americans would face in Brazil, and a left knee injury sustained just before the camp got underway made things worse.

The Short Kiss Until a Few Months Later…..

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Days after the World Cup draw, in response to the US' group, a sharp editor at the New Yorker astutely observed that "we are all in the group of death." In case you hadn't noticed, things have gotten quiet in these parts, odd given that I write about soccer and the whole world is paying attention to soccer.

The Rest

What Changes

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Obligatory Zelalem tweet: Don't hype, might become hyperbole! Instead, give vague, "could be great, could be not" noise to the Twitterverse
— Andrea Canales (@soccercanales) December 30, 2014
It's not that I don't think Gedion Zelalem can't be a great player for the USMNT.

Fantasy Focus: Stink, Stank, Stunk.

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That was a bad week. Let's forget it ever happened.

Low scores abound this round, and we celebrate two teams that fell to the top of the heap. Eagles Screaming and Bonobos United both led us all with 59 points. Eagles Screaming were led by captain Omar Gonzalez (LA, $9.8), who earned 18 points on the strength of a goal scored.

Dallas product Omar Gonzalez nude in ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue for 2014

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United States' Omar Gonzalez, left, and Germany's Miroslav Klose challenge for the ball during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

As if Omar Gonzalez, the onetime Dallas Skyline and Dallas Texans product, didn't get enough exposure playing in the World Cup for the U.

Dallas’ Omar Gonzalez shines for U.S. defense in his first World Cup start vs. Germany

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RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: Omar Gonzalez of the United States reacts after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

RECIFE, Brazil — Omar Gonzalez promised from Day 1 of training camp to be ready for the World Cup, even if he started slightly behind because of a knee injury.

Skyline, Dallas product Omar Gonzalez to start for U.S. in World Cup today

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Omar Gonzalez of the United States works out during their training session at Sao Paulo FC on June 10, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dallas' Omar Gonzalez, inspired by soccer when the World Cup was played in Dallas in 1994, will be in the starting lineup Thursday when the U.