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Dempsey hat-trick, Pulisic shines as USA thrash Honduras

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San Francisco (AFP) – Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras.

Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.

Dempsey hat-trick, Pulisic shines as USA thrash Honduras

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San Francisco (AFP) – Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras.

Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.

Mexico, Jamaica drawn together in Gold Cup

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San Francisco (AFP) – Jamaica will get the chance to avenge their 2015 Gold Cup final defeat to Mexico after being drawn Tuesday in the same group as the holders for this year’s edition.

The Jamaicans were surprise finalists at the last tournament, upsetting the United States 2-1 in the semi-finals before eventually losing 3-1 to Mexico in the final.

Mexico, Jamaica drawn together in Gold Cup

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San Francisco (AFP) – Jamaica will get the chance to avenge their 2015 Gold Cup final defeat to Mexico after being drawn Tuesday in the same group as the holders for this year’s edition.

The Jamaicans were surprise finalists at the last tournament, upsetting the United States 2-1 in the semi-finals before eventually losing 3-1 to Mexico in the final.

North American Soccer League

San Francisco Deltas to join NASL in 2017

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Professional soccer is officially coming to San Francisco.

The San Francisco Deltas announced on Tuesday that the club will begin play in the NASL in 2017. The club is backed by 15investors from Silicone Valley and Brazil, including former North American CEO of VirginJonathan Peachey, Yahoo's Bobby Jaros, andJosh McFarland, senior director of product at Twitter.

NASL expecting expansion as league evaluates new, old markets

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The 2016 NASL season is set to be headlined by the introduction of three new teams, but commissioner Bill Peterson is already looking ahead to further additions.

Speaking on a conference call on Tuesday, Peterson said the league is expecting several expansion-related announcements throughout the year.

NASL Ticker: Expansion, Rayo OKC, Miami FC and more

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With two new teams set to enter the fray in the Spring Season, the NASL offseason is as busy as ever. Here's a closer look at some of this week's movement across the league:

Speaking to Empire of Soccer, NASL commissioner Bill Peterson says the league expects to expand into the Western U.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: US Soccer sues the USWNT players union

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Things are getting testier in the world of US women's soccer. DC United is calling out Orlando for their tampering. Is San Francisco's new NASL team an elaborate joke?

Seattle

You may have missed the Sounders' first preseason match in Arizona on Wednesday, and I can say for sure that if you weren't there in person, the best you got was a rather subpar cell phone feed.

Miguel Aguilar already stepping in to make mark in United's lineup

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The former San Francisco Don has already carved a niche out with the Black-and-Red

Chris Pontius. Perry Kitchen. Nick DeLeon. Steve Birnbaum. Not only some of the more recognizable names on D.C. United's roster, the quartet that started the 2015 MLS season opening game against Montreal all have another thing in common: drafted in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft by the Black-and-Red.

Klinsmann Names 30-Player Preliminary Roster for 2014 FIFA World Cup

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The World Cup is so close you can almost smell it.

Jurgen Klinsmann has announced his 30-man preliminary roster for the World Cup in Brazil. Out of the 30 players named, 15 of them hail from Major League Soccer.

The 30 players on the preliminary roster will begin reporting to Palo Alto, California, onMay 14for the start of training camp at Stanford University.

International Champions Cup Schedule announced

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By DAN KARELL

San Francisco, Indianapolis, and Phoenix will host first round matches in the International Champions Cup.

Relevant Sports and Entertainment announced on Tuesday the schedule, venues, and bracket of the inaugural tournament, that will feature seven European sides and one Major League Soccer club playing matches in the United States and Europe between July 27 and August 7.

Seattle Sounders Star Eddie Johnson Taunts Opposition Bench, Slaps Player (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Fight! Fight! Fight! Well, at least one punch/slap/shove/prod (you decide) was thrown at the end of a US Open Cup game between San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders in San Francisco. The proud owner of said 'assault' was none other than former Fulham attacker, Eddie Johnson, who, at the final whistle runs over to taunt the losing San Jose bench.

Record crowd in Montreal paces MLS

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MLS attendance has soared at the start of this 2012 season, with a leaguewide average of 21,107 fans per match.

This number has been bolstered by the Montreal Impact's first MLS home game- which drew 58,912 to the Olympic Stadium- setting an attendance record for pro soccer in the Canadian city.

6 quick thoughts on Dynamo victory over Earthquakes

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The Dynamo showcased their depth today in the 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on the road at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Actually, they've shown off their depth in their first two games this season. 1: Forced to play their first seven games on the road while waiting for BBVA Compass Stadium to [.

Dynamo Win Second Straight Match on the Road

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Today the Houston Dynamo returned to their old stomping grounds in the Bay Area of California as they faced off against the San Jose Earthquakes at AT&T (nee PacBell) Park in San Francisco. We all know that the Houston Dynamo were once the San Jose Earthquakes and that MLS has created a fiction whereby the expansion Earthquakes get to "keep" the Dynamo's old trophies .

SBI MLS Player of the Month: Mauro Rosales

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In an August that saw several MLS players enjoy outstanding months, no player had has strong a showing as Mauro Rosales.

The Seattle Sounders playmaker was the driving force behind a stellar month for the Sounders, which finished an incredible 7-0-1 in all competitions in August.

Rosales was a key figure behind several of the wins.

Nos Audietis: Episode 20 now available @ CSRN

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Funny how much difference a week makes. When last we spoke, we were talking about the season coming to a crossroad and were pretty down in the dumps. After a win over San Francisco FC to move into the CONCACAF Champions League group stage, the Sounders managed to pull out an improbable win over Sporting Kansas City in which they scored two goals after the 90th minute.

street soccer

Ready for more soccer this summer? Time for the Street Soccer USA Cups!

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It's a glorious time of year with so many great soccer tournaments to enjoy. With both Copa America and the Women's World Cup wrapping up and the Gold Cup about to kick off, there will be no shortage of glorious soccer over the next few weeks. If you are in New York City or the San Francisco Bay Area, another great tournament is coming to you this summer as well, one that you can actually be a part of, the Street Soccer USA Cup.

The Street Soccer USA Cup kicks off today in San Francisco!

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This weekend San Francisco will be the host of the Street Soccer USA Cup at Civic Center Plaza, starting today, Friday the 15th at 12pm, and continuing from 9am to 7pm Saturday August 16th, and Sunday August 17th from 9am to 4pm.

If you are in the Bay Area this weekend, you should definitely make an appearance to watch this exciting tournament!

New England Revolution

USOC Backs Boston for 2024 Games; Good for Revs?

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In a development that could impact the future of a soccer specific stadium for the New England Revolution, the U.S. Olympic Committeetapped Boston as its bid city for the 2024 Summer Games on Thursday.

"Today's selection by the USOC is the beginning of an incredible opportunity for Boston," said the city's bid chairman, John Fish, who will be part of a celebratory news conference Friday with the USOC leadership.

Where to Watch the MLS Cup in San Francisco

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It's MLS Cup time. The upstart New England Revolution takes on the favored Los Angeles Galaxy in LA at the Home Depot Center this Sunday, 12/7. If you happen to not be attending the match, but live in the Bay Area and want to enjoy the game with a bunch of great people and support a tremendous cause, then you should head toMcTeague's Saloon in San Francisco Sunday for the game.

Candlestick Park

USA 2, Azerbaijan 0: SBI Player Grades

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By IVES GALARCEP

SAN FRANCISCO- It was by no means a pretty game, or one filled with highlights and reasons to get excite about the U.S. Men's National Team's chances at the World Cup.

That said, there were some bright spots, and some players who took advantage of the opportunity on a windy night at Candlestick Park to make their case for more playing time when the USMNT heads to Brazil.

Earthquakes to host Atletico Madrid in summer friendly at Candlestick Park

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By DAN KARELL

Atletico Madrid are taking a rare trip to North American this summer, and their first destination will be San Francisco.

The San Jose Earthquakes announced on Monday that they'll be hosting Atletico Madrid at Candlestick Park in a friendly match on July 27.

Is There One More Game Left for Candlestick Park?

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Hopefully, they didn't start taking out seats or ripping up anything.

Candlestick Park already had its grand celebration and tributes for its retirement during the San Francisco 49ers last regular season game versus the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago. It was a high profile game on national television for Sunday Night Football.

World Cup

USMNT Announce Pre-World Cup Games In San Francisco, New Jersey and Jacksonville

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U.S. Soccer today officially announced that the U.S. Men's National Team will play three matches prior to the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The matches will be part of the Send-Off Series.

The USMNT will play in San Francisco, New Jersey, and Jacksonville as Jürgen Klinsmann and his squad put the final tweaks prior to the start of the World Cup.

Best US Soccer Pubs

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The US isn't exactly known for its soccer fans but with the World Cup last year viewership is on the rise. Even though you may have a www.direct.tv satellite package that gets you all the games at home you might want to venture out to one of the country's best soccer pubs if any are nearby. Here are three of our favorites.

Everton

Video: Juventus 1-1 Everton (5-6 on penalties)

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Everton beat Italian giants Juventus on penalties after a 1-1 draw in their International Champions Cup opener in San Francisco. Kevin Mirallas gave the Toffees the lead on the hour mark, but Kwadwo Asamoah levelled 10 minutes from time. The match went to spot-kicks. Leon Osman missed the first penalty of the shootout.

Juventus vs Everton 2013 Highlights International Champions Cup San Francisco 1-1 Mirallas Asamoah Goals 5-6 Penalties Video

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American TV ratings soar for Euros

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Paul Kennedy of Soccer America reports on the outstanding ratings here in the United States for the 2012 European Championships.

Sunday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal between Italy and England drew the highest rating yet on ESPN: a 2.4 overnight rating. That's an increase of 50 percent from the Spain-Italy game at the same stage four years.

Nos Audietis Episode 20: Dissecting CCL and Sporting KC, Previewing Chivas USA

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Funny how much difference a week makes. When last we spoke, we were talking about the season coming to a crossroad and were pretty down in the dumps. After a win over San Francisco FC to move into the CONCACAF Champions League group stage, the Sounders managed to pull out an improbable win over Sporting Kansas City in which they scored two goals after the 90th minute.

The Rest

College Soccer Midweek Preview: UCLA faces Washington, Creighton takes on Loyola, and more

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After suffer a shock upset over the weekend, No. 11 UCLA has a chance at redemption midweek against a ranked foe.

UCLA fell to San Francisco in one of the surprises of the weekend, but the Bruins will have a chance to right the ship against No. 25 Washington on Thursday evening. The Huskies will provide quite a test, though, as they enter the weekend ridinga three-match win streak.

The Whole Sixteen-Goal Story (Part 3)

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After playing late the previous night, traveling and losing their only keeper, the Huskies face a San Francisco team loaded for bear.

Behemoth by the Bay

Awaiting Washington in the City by the Bay was a team with a history of pummeling the opposition. San Francisco had earned bids in six of the first nine years of the NCAA tournament, and became the first West Coast program to win the championship two years earlier, in 1966.

TSG’s USA vs. Azerbaijan Preview: 1 A.D. (After Donovan)

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All for one... all good?

Well there goes another dramatic return to the beautiful Bay Areafor the US men's national team.

Twellman, snubbed for political reasons in 2006 like another US luminary in 2014.

Last time in San Francisco, Taylor Twellman lit the lamp for two goals against Japan in February 2006.

SF Primer: Come For The USMNT Game, Leave For The Rent

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I'm coming back to CALI! Let's do this SFerbaijan!

Matt Biggerstaff takes you through really what *not* to do if you visit US for the Berti Voigts Cup.

After what feels like a fifteen year absence, the US Men's National Team is coming back to San Francisco.

USWNT forced to settle for draw after allowing late equalizer to New Zealand

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By DAN KARELL

Just three days removed from these two nations dueling it out in San Francisco, the U.S. Women's National Team took on New Zealand once again on Wednesday night. This time however, the outcome wasn't what they had hoped for.

Adidas is all in campaña 2012 David Beckham,Katy Perry, Lionel Messi y Derrick Rose

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La campaña adidas is all in

continúa en 2012 con nuevo capitulo

Herzogenaurach, marzo de 2012 El 29 de marzo de 2012, adidas devela el más reciente capítulo de la campaña "adidas is all in" y convoca al mundo a ir all in. Con embajadores de la marca como el jugador del año, nombrado así por la FIFA, Lionel Messi y el futbolista y súper estrella David Beckham, el jugador más valioso de la NBA, Derrick Rose, y el ícono del pop Katy Perry, el concepto de la campaña va más allá de la fama, el dinero, la edad, el género y la geografía y muestra que la pasión nos une a todos.

Q & A with U-23 Midfielder Joe Corona

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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team midfielder Joe Corona joined his side at the start of the week as the U-23s prepare for Wednesday's match against Mexico's U-23 team.

ussoccer.com: You flew into camp on Sunday after playing a game with Club Tijuana on Saturday on night.

Happy Halloween from TSG

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Spotted out in San Francisco - Zombie Mia Hamm, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan and Julie Foudy!


Copa Argentina 2011-2012: Cuarta eliminatoria.

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22.09.2011 - Se realizó (en AFA) el sorteo de los cruces de la cuarta eliminatoria de la Copa Argentina (2011-2012), etapa que clasificará a 24 equipos a los 32vos de final (donde se enfrentarán a los equipos de la Primera y la B Nacional).
Los cruces son los siguientes:
Zona InteriorHuracán (Comodoro Rivadavia) - Racing (Trelew)Santamarina (Tandil) 1 Unión (Mar del Plata) 0Huracán (Tres Arroyos) - Racing (Olavarría)Crucero del Norte (Posadas) 1(4) Sarmiento (Resistencia) 1(5)Atlético Paraná 2 Gimnasia y Esgrima (Conc.

Dez Bryant Injury Update – Bruised Quad

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Dallas Cowboys fans hold their breath whenever Dez Bryant is returning a punt. Not only because he has a chance to return any punt for a touchdown but also because there's more of a chance that he could get injured. In Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season, the downside already came into light when Bryant suffered a bruised quad.