Sacha Kljestan

United States Men's National Team

Kljestan, Besler added to USMNT roster, Wood out with injury

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A few days after losing Fabian Johnson to an injury for the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama, the U.S. Men's National Team was forced to drop another German-based start from its roster.

U.S. Soccer announced on Sunday that Bobby Wood was removed from the roster due to a back injury.

Video: Bradley, Kljestan review USMNT's 2009 win over Mexico

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USMNT 1, New Zealand 1: The SBI Breakdown

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Once again, the U.S. Men's National Team looked far from their best on Tuesday night and, with Mexico looming, the team faces several questions as the Hexagonal phase begins.

The U.S. sputtered to a 1-1 draw with New Zealand on Tuesday in what was another lackluster effort.

Match report: USMNT 6-0 St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Bobby Wood owned the first half then substitutes Sacha Kljestan and Christian Pulisic dominated the second frame as the USMNT crushed St. Vincent & the Grenadines in Kingstown, St. Vincent Friday afternoon.

Philadelphia Union

Player of the week: Christian Pulisic

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With a Champions League goal, Hershey's second most famous export is PSP's player of the week.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, BSFC open tryout, more news

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Curtin on finding a spark, injuries and resting players. Other Union news. Bethlehem Steel announces open tryout. Mini pitch opens in North Philly. More news.

Bedoya withdraws from USMNT camp, perspective, more news

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Bedoya withdraws from USMNT roster ahead of Cuba friendly. Power rankings and perspective. More news.

US Open Cup postgame: Union 2-1 NYRB

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Mike and Kevin's postgame wrap. Transcript and video of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference and remarks from Chris Pontius, Andre Blake, and Warren Creavalle. More.

Alberg named to Team of the Week, no timetable for Sapong return, more Union bits, more

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Union news. More record breaking Copa America Centenario numbers. Iceland!

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 1-3 Red Bulls

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Mike and Eli's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Interviews with Fernando Aristegueita and Andre Blake. Quote sheet.

Red Bulls win, Union lose third straight

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On Saturday night, Jim Curtin lost to the Red Bulls for the first time in his tenure.

In his first game with the Philadelphia Union, midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta stormed through an opposing player and created a goal, just minutes after entering the field. Unfortunately, the player he stormed through was positioned inside his own box, and the goal he created was the New York Red Bulls' first.

Union face NYRB today in USOC quarters, Pfeffer selected, Nowak lawsuit dismissed, more

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Roster questions for the Union ahead of today's US Open Cup game. Pfeffer named to Homgrown Player team. Nowak lawsuit thrownout. FIFA news. More.

Valdes signs with Nacional, Union target Benfica center back Steven Vitoria, notes from camp, USA doubleheader on Sunday, more

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Valdes passes physical, signs loan deal with Nacional. Kevin Kinkead reports Union targeting Benfica center back Steven Vitoria. Notes from camp. USA doubleheader on Sunday. More news.

New York Red Bulls

Jones, Kljestan released to clubs after USMNT tie with Serbia

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Two U.S. Men's National Team midfielders will return to their clubs ahead of the upcoming friendly against Jamaica.

New Los Angeles Galaxy signing Jermaine Jones and Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan will return to their clubs after playing in Sunday's0-0 draw with Serbia, United States coach Bruce Arena announced at the postgame press conference.

Kljestan dealing with broken nose heading into USMNT's clash with Mexico

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Sacha Kljestan is battling an injury that could prove much more limiting than it appears on the surface.

The New York Red Bulls midfielder suffered a broken nose in his team's loss to the Montreal Impact over the weekend. Kljestan is dealing with"cleanlittle breaks" in his nose, and will wearheadgear in training leading up to Friday's clash between the U.

Player ratings & analysis: NYRB 3-2 Union

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The Union didn't dominate the opening 15 minutes, NY just had the wrong approach. Philly was in control for a bit after going ahead, but Josh Yaro's injury gave the home side a chance to regroup and dominate.

Altidore brace secures late draw with Red Bulls, playoff spot for TFC

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A former New York Red Bull led a second-half comeback as Toronto FC came back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with the Red Bulls on Sunday at BMO Field.

Jozy Altidore completed a brace to secure the drawand a playoff spot for TFC (13-8-8), whoextended its lead atop the Eastern Conference with 47 points.

After years away, Kljestan cements USMNT spot with standout performances

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It was an iconic pose. Stood several feet above his teammates, arms raised into the Jacksonville sky, Sacha Kljestan's finally had his moment. It was a split-second reaction to a goalseveral years in the making, one which Kljestan believed would never come.

Kljestan in, Brooks out of USMNT camp ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

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Sacha Kljestan has long been left out of the U.S. Men's National Team picture, but the New York Red Bulls playmaker is now set to make his return to camp ahead of World Cup Qualifiers.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Kljestan has been called up to the USMNT ahead of matches at St.

Red Bulls respond with resilient second half

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. –When the New York Red Bulls went to thelocker room athalftime Sunday they had lost their captain to injury, were being outshot 4-0 and had just conceded two goals in 12 minutes,allowingan early lead disappear against the Chicago Fire.

Match report: Union 2-2 New York Red Bulls

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Two second half goals in two minutes from CJ Sapong and Chris Pontius earned Philadelphia Union a 2-2 draw against New York Red Bulls in front of a buzzing crowd in Chester, PA.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: New York Red Bulls

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One week after dismantling New York City FC, 7-0, the New York Red Bulls thrashed another Eastern Conference contender with yet another decisiveperformance.

Led by a Bradley Wright-Phillips hat-trick, the New York Red Bulls cruised past Toronto FC, 3-0, on Saturday at Red Bull Arena.

MLS Weekend, How to Watch MLS in Week 11. TV and Streaming Listings

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First versus second in the Eastern Conference and the Supporters' Shield leaders head to Columbus to play a Kei Kamara-less Crew. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your Week 11 MLS Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The New York Red Bulls feature in their third consecutive Viernes de Fútbol (Friday night on UniMas) when they travel to RFK Stadium to take on D.

MLS: New York Red Bulls Pull Off Wonderfully Elaborate Free-Kick v Dallas (Video)

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New York Red Bulls nailed a wonderfully elaborate free-kick routine during their Friday night MLS clash with FC Dallas, with Lloyd Sam, formerly of Leeds United, ultimately putting the ball in the back of the net.

The goal came last in the first half, with four Red Bulls' players crowding around the ball outside the Dallas box.

Tranquillo Barnetta named to MLS Team of the Week

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The Swiss midfielder was instrumental in the Philadelphia Union's victory over New York City FC.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta has been named to Major League Soccer's Team of the Week for Week 8. The Swiss midfielder had an assist and was instrumental in Philadelphia's 2-0 win over rivals New York City FC on Saturday, propelling the blue and gold into first place in the Eastern Conference.

Red Bulls Notes: Zubar, Lawrence near return, incorporating youth and more

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With results simply not coming for the New York Red Bulls over the opening five matches of the 2016 MLS season, one area that has greatly impacted their chances of winning games has been the club's injuries.

A trio of Red Bulls players exited their match against the Houston Dynamo on March 19, the side's only win of the new season.

Red Bulls capture first win of season after Felipe brace

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HARRISON, NJ While injuries plagued the New York Red Bulls over the first hour of Saturday night's match, Felipe's stunning second-half performance guided the home side to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Dynamo.

Following a curling effort that beat goalkeeper Joe Willis with 12 minutes to play, the Red Bulls midfielder erupted the 15,000-plus in attendance at Red Bull Arena with a brilliant free kick in the 83rd minute.

D.C. United 2016 Countdown: 6 Days - Can Kofi Opare unseat Bobby Boswell?

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We look at the other 25-year old center back and wonder if he makes the last pass on Bobby Boswell

Last month, D.C. United center back Steve Birnbaum turned 25 (hooray, Birdbomb!). Birnbaum joined a fellow center back in that club, one whose presence on the field, while fairly anonymous, remains just as impressive, and that's Kofi Opare.

Sneaky: New York Red Bulls Pull Off Old ‘Trick Corner’ Routine To Score Against Chicago Fire (Video)

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Not that it mattered in the end, but New York Red Bulls adopted the dark arts by pulling off the old 'fake corner kick' routine before scoringan equaliser against Chicago Fire in MLS last night.

The ruse began when winger Lloyd Sam went over to place the ball in the quadrant and, unbeknownst to the Fire defence, surruptitiously rolled the ball just over the line.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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Less than two weeks after their stunning U.S. Open Cup victory in Harrison, the Union meet New York Red Bulls in MLS play.

UNION GAME #23
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PPL Park, Chester, PA
Saturday, August 1, 2015
7:00 PM
6ABC - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappass
Online Streaming: MLS Live
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Once A Metro
Starting XI
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D.C. United concede late in 2-2 draw against New York Red Bulls

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Perry Kitchen's brace was for naught as United give up 90th minute goal

D.C. United looked to pick up their third win on the trot on Saturday night, as the game against the New York Red Bulls crept closer to second half stoppage time. But, up 2-1, United failed to properly deal with a Sacha Kljestan free kick allowing Lloyd Sam to prod home for a 2-2 draw.

Match Day 1: Sporting KC vs New York Red Bulls

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Compared to the offseason ahead of the 2014 MLS season, this past offseason seems like it has dragged on forever for Kansas City. The early playoff exit last season has made for a long offseason, but tomorrow it finally ends when Sporting KC take the field against the New York Red Bulls at Sporting Park.

Jurgen Klinsmann

International Match Thread: Could We See Darlington Nagbe in USA vs. Serbia?

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It has been a while since we last saw Darlington Nagbe in the uniform of the United States Men's National Team, but that could change today as the US takes on Serbia in an international friendly.

Today's match will be the USMNT's first under returning boss Bruce Arena and will be vital for a number of players looking to make an impression under the former Galaxy head coach.

How To Watch United States-Mexico: Preview, Lineups, Game Thread

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The Hex begins again, from the fortress known as Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

The United States Men's National Team has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance after an up-and-down/borderline disappointing Copa America campaign this summer.

Sacha Kljestan has become the new defacto playmaker in the midfield for the USMNT, Christian Pulisic has seemingly entrenched himself in the starting lineup as a teenager and other young players like DeAndre Yedlin, John Brooks and Bobby Wood have all had solid performances for club and country.

Union bits, more news

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Pontius on having a healthy season. Fan vote open for Union Player of the Year.

USMNT vs. Cuba International Friendly: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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Jordan Morris and the US men's national team heads to Cuba for a historic international friendly. This is your Sounder at Heart preview, gamethread and how to watch.

The last time the USMNT played in Cuba was 2008. Newly appointed Swansea City manager Bob Bradley was the coach and Clint Dempsey scored the only goal in a 1-0 win in World Cup Qualifying.

Brian Carroll

The tale of KC and Rosenberry, other Union bits, more news

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Report says Sporting Kansas City led efforts to block Union's homegrown claim on Keegan Rosenberry. Other Union news. More.

Burke named as Bethlehem Steel head coach, five-point plan, more news

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The good news keeps coming in.

The Rest

CCL Rewind: Red Bulls win late, Whitecaps advance and more

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FourMLS teams took the field in CONCACAF Champions League play this week, but only two emerged victorious.

While the Vancouver Whitecaps toppled MLS rivals Sporting Kansas City, the New York Red Bulls took down Alianza FC on a late winner from Sacha Kljestan.

United States vs Trinidad & Tobago World Cup Qualifying recap: Jozy Altidore continues to dominate CONCACAF

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USA wins 4-nil and wins their Group. Their next match is in the Hex on Friday November 11th.

Starting wunderkind Cristian Pulisic (youngest ever American with a World Cup Qualifying start) the United States completely dominated Trinidad & Tobago. Jozy Altidore earned a brace taking over the American record for most goals in World Cup Qualifying.