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United States Men's National Team

Weston McKennie scores as USMNT earns tie with Portugal

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The U.S. Men's National Team's young guns got their first experience of senior action on Tuesday and it was one of the team's youngest players that provided a goal in a solid performance in Portugal.

Weston McKennie scored a first half goal from the USMNT, but an Ethan Horvath blunder saw Portugal come back and earn a 1-1 draw at theEstádio Dr.

Your USMNT Line-Up v Portugal

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Well... I got the back line I wanted, the central midfield triangle I asked for is there, and Sapong gets a shot. And yet, all I can think about is how we should bar coaches from using a 4-4-2. I mean, why??? Hrmph. Go time in Portugal. Introducing your final #USMNT starting XI for 2017.Lineup notes » https://t.

Preview: USMNT vs Portugal

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We're all well aware of the circumstances. Not qualifying for the 2017 World Cup. USMNT coach Bruce Arena resigning. His assistant Dave Sarachan taking over on an interim basis. The US Soccer presidential election cyle delaying a quick decision. Availability of coaching candidates perhaps carrying that into this World Cup summer.

A beginning, and an end, for the USMNT in Portugal

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 10, 2017) US Soccer Players - Fifteen years and five months after the shock World Cup win over Portugal that launched the program into a bold new century, a dramatically revamped USMNT squad has gathered in Lisbon this week ahead of a rematch that marks both the beginning and end of an era.

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The USMNT camp roster for next week's Portugal friendly is out, and it is very lean. Dave Sarachan summoned 21 players, including five impressive uncapped youngsters (marked by asterisks below. Josh Sargent is one of them, a fact which stands among my biggest surprises. The calls for Tim Ream and C.

Report: Christian Pulisic to remain with Borussia Dortmund during international break

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It appears that Christian Pulisic won't be joining the U.S. Men's National Team in Portugal this week.

Kagawa, Aubameyang und Pulisic bleiben während der Länderspielpause in Dortmund. #skyBuli pic.twitter.com/KG7FFV9amc

- Sky Sport News HD (@SkySportNewsHD) November 5, 2017

According to Sky Sports, Pulisic, Shiji Kagawa and Pierre-Emmerick Aubameyang are set to remain in Dortmund throughout the international break.

Cristiano Ronaldo left off Portugal's roster for USMNT friendly

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Portugal released their roster for their upcoming block of friendlies, including one against the U.S. Men's National Team, and one notable name is absent.

What should be a young USMNT squad will not face Cristiano Ronaldo, as the international superstar will not suit up with his national team next weekend.

Projecting the USMNT roster for the Portugal friendly

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It's been nearly one month since U.S. Men's National Team doomsday, and a lot has happened in that month. Bruce Arena has moved on, and a number of the players from that fateful day in Trinidad & Tobago will likely join him. There has been plenty of criticism and calls for reform in the past few weeks, and the reverb from the 2018 World Cup failure will ring out for a long time.

Report: Portugal friendly to be only USMNT match of November window

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It appears the November international break will feature just one match for the U.S. Men's National Team.

According to ESPN, the U.S. will only play Portugal as part of the November international break, which runs from the 6-14. The U.S. is set to face the reigning Euro champions in Portugal on Nov.

United States

CJ Sapong earns the start in United States friendly in Portugal

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Philadelphia Union striker had an assist in his first cap since 2012

CJ Sapong earned his first international cap in nearly six years on Tuesday in the starting XI for the United States Men's National Team in a friendly in Portugal.

The international appearances is the third ever for the Philadelphia Union forward and his first since January 25, 2012.

USMNT releases roster, Buescher says goodbye, and more: Freedom Kicks for November 8, 2017

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It's a mix of young and vets on the way to Portugal for the USMNT.

Welcome to Wednesday everyone! Some interesting news stories yesterday, so let's get right to it:

USMNT roster for Portugal friendly announced | Stars & Stripes FC

Bill Hamid makes the 21-man roster for the United States and is off to face Portugal next week.

2018 World Cup

Game day for Portugal vs USMNT

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The USMNT is in action later today at Portugal (3:45pm ET - FS1). The pressure on this transitional group of USMNT players may be as much internal as external. All involved know the stakes as the program pushes forward after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Interim coach Dave Sarachan has made it clear that he understands his situation, looking at this window as an opportunity to put some space between the qualifying campaign and what happens next.

Portugal vs. US Men’s National Team preview: US aims to restore faith after World Cup disaster

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The US is not going to the 2018 World Cup. It’s been over a month since that dismal night in Trinidad but it’s still a sore spot and it’s still shocking to hear and say. It’s also quite depressing. But it’s time to turn the page on that dark chapter in US Soccer history and to make sure that it never, ever happens again.

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Ronaldo to miss Portugal friendlies

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Lisbon (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was surprisingly left out of the Portugal squad announced on Friday by coach Fernando Santos, who suggested it was merely to give his superstar a break.

Santos denied the omission was due to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s relatively meagre goal-scoring start to the Spanish league season.

Ronaldo to miss Portugal friendlies

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Lisbon (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was surprisingly left out of the Portugal squad announced on Friday by coach Fernando Santos, who suggested it was merely to give his superstar a break.

Santos denied the omission was due to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s relatively meagre goal-scoring start to the Spanish league season.

Evra red-carded before game for karate kick on fan

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Guimaraes (Portugal) (AFP) – Marseille defender Patrice Evra was sent off after launching a karate-style kick at a supporter ahead of Thursday’s match against Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League.

Evra was engaged in a heated exchange with a group of fans from an area reserved for Marseille supporters in Portugal before aiming a head-high kick at one of them, an AFP reporter observed.

Assistant Sarachan to coach US team at Portugal friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – US national team assistant coach Dave Sarachan will guide an American squad still reeling after missing out on the World Cup in a November friendly in Portugal, US Soccer announced Tuesday.

Bruce Arena resigned as coach on October 13 after the Americans lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago in their qualifying finale and failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Assistant Sarachan to coach US team at Portugal friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – US national team assistant coach Dave Sarachan will guide an American squad still reeling after missing out on the World Cup in a November friendly in Portugal, US Soccer announced Tuesday.

Bruce Arena resigned as coach on October 13 after the Americans lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago in their qualifying finale and failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

USA to face Portugal in soccer friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – The United States will face Portugal next month in the team’s first game since their shock failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the United States Soccer Federation announced Monday.

A statement said the USA, who were sensationally dumped out of World Cup contention last week following a loss to Trinidad & Tobago, will face Portugal on November 14 in Faro.

Manchester United

Video: Scott McTominay discusses starting vs Benfica

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Video: Jose Mourinho says he stopped Romelu Lukaku taking penalty vs Benfica

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Tweets and Photos: Man Utd players react to beating Benfica

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Manchester United all-but qualified for the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-0 win over Benfica at Old Trafford last night. A fourth...

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Video: Man Utd 2-0 Benfica (highlights and goals)

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Manchester United recorded a 2-0 win over Benfica at Old Trafford last night to put themselves on the verge of qualification for the Champions League...

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Confirmed Team News: Man Utd vs Benfica lineups

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Here is the confirmed team news for tonight's game between Manchester United and Benfica Man Utd team to play Benfica The #MUFC team to face...

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Two regular starters set to miss Man Utd vs Benfica

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Manchester United look set to take on Benfica in this evening's Champions League game without starting defenders Phil Jones and Antonio...

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Video: Jose Mourinho calls Romelu Lukaku untouchable

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says striker Romelu Lukaku is untouchable. Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of...

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Jose Mourinho gives Man Utd vs Benfica team news

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has given his team news ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash with Benfica at Old Trafford....

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Alex Grimaldo: Man Utd press ahead with plans to sign Benfica left-back

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has given the club's hierarchy the go-ahead to step up their interest in Benfica left-back Alex...

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Umaro Embalo: Man Utd keen to sign Benfica starlet

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Manchester United are scouting Benfica youngster Umaro Embalo, according to ESPN. The Red Devils' chief scout Javier Ribalta and head of...

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Video: Man Utd players console hapless Benfica keeper Mile Svilar

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Manchester United's players consoled Benfica's rookie goalkeeper Mile Svilar after he handed them the point in last night's...

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Video: Benfica 0-1 Man Utd (highlights)

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Manchester United continued their 100 per cent start to their Champions League with a 0-1 win over Benfica at the Estadio da Luz last night. England...

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Tweets and Photos: Man Utd players react to beating Benfica

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Manchester United continued their perfect start to the Champions League with a 0-1 away win at Benfica last night. Marcus Rashford scored the only...

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Confirmed Team News: Benfica vs Man Utd lineups

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Here is the confirmed team news for tonight's Benfica vs Manchester Champions League clash at Estadio da Luz. Benfica team to play Man Utd...

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Photos: Man Utd train at Estadio da Luz

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Video: Jose Mourinho’s press conference ahead of Benfica vs Man Utd

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Man Utd squad to face Benfica announced

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Manchester United have named a 22-man travelling party for tomorrow's Champions League clash with Benfica at the Estadio da Luz. The Red Devils...

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The Rest

USA vs. Portugal, live stream: Start time, TV channel, and how to watch International Friendly online

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The memory of Couva is still raw, but it's time to turn over the roster. Watch the youth of the USMNT take on the reigning European Champions.

Author's Note: Yes, we are really doing a gamethread for the Portugal friendly. As much as your author wanted to type {This Space Intentionally Left Blank} under all Three Big Storylines, at some point we need to move on from the disaster that was Couva, Trinidad on October 10th.

American midfielder Keaton Parks training with Benfica first team

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While several young American stars take the field in Portugal with the U.S. Men's National Team, another young midfielder is making moves with one of the country's biggest teams.

20-year-old American midfielder Keaton Parks has been working with Benfica's senior team throughout the international break.

Rowe, Agudelo join USMNT ahead of Portugal friendly

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Fresh off a promising Gold Cup campaign, the two attackers will head to Portugal.

Despite missing two months of action with a knee sprain, Kelyn Rowe never fell off the U.S. Soccer radar.

On Tuesday, the Revolution midfielder earned his second-ever call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team ahead of a November 14 friendly against Portugal.

Liverpool and Newcastle linked with Iker Casillas

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