Sebastian Lletget

LA Galaxy

MLS Preseason Rewind: California Clasico, playoff rematch, and more

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It was another busy weekend of preseason action for MLS teams as the countdown to the regular season continues.

Saturday's action was highlighted by a high-scoring California Clasico between the LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes as well as a rematch of one of the more exciting games from last year's knockout round of the MLS Playoffs.

Lletget to miss 4-6 months due to foot injury

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The initial diagnosis said Sebastian Lletget's foot injury was nothing to be concerned with. After review, though, the midfielder's injury is set to keep him on the shelf for an extended period of time.

Following initial reports that the injury was nothing serious, the LA Galaxy announced that Lletget will require surgery fora Lisfranc injury suffered during the USMNT's 6-0 win over Honduras.

MLS Ticker: Lletget re-signs with Galaxy, Minnesota United finalizes staff, and more

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Sebastian Lletget is currently with the U.S. Men's National Team, but the midfielder's club situation was solidified on Wednesday afternoon.

The LA Galaxy announced Wednesday that Lletget has a contract extension with the club. Lletgethas made 40 starts, scoring eight times while adding 10 assists during his stay with the club.

Lletget preparing to fight for first USMNT appearance during January camp

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After years of waiting, Sebastian Lletget is finally ready to take advantage of the opportunity of playing with the U.S. Men's National Team. The LA Galaxy midfielder is one of 32 players vying for places in friendly matches against Serbia and Jamaica at the conclusion of the annual January camp in California.

Nelson Valdez was key to Sounders’ strong finish

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Striker's energy and willing defensive play allowed the Sounders to put Galaxy away.

Sunday against the LA Galaxy, the Seattle Sounders rode high to a thrilling 4-2 win over their rivals to the south (south south). For the first two-thirds of the match, the Sounders rolled with their trademark 4-2-3-1, featuring Nicolas Lodeiro as a false 10.

Galaxy drop Crew to hand Arena his 200th win

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CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy left it late, but finally unlocked the offense that had been missing for most of August, pulling away from the Columbus Crew, 2-1, on a pair of gorgeous goals by Baggio Husidic and Giovani Dos Santos.

Husidic's wonder strikecame fourteen minutes after being subbed on for an ineffective Mike Magee.

Gatt, Acuña among those called into U.S. U-23 training camp

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A healthy Josh Gatt and Mexican-American midfielder Isaac Acuña are among the 22 players called in for the next U.S. Under-23 training camp by coach Caleb Porter.

The camp will take place at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., before the group departs for Costa Rica to play friendlies against Saprissa reserves on Jan.

Porter names 28-player roster for U23 camp

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Caleb Porter has named a 28-man roster for his first camp in charge of the U.S. U-23 men's national team, and there's talent aplenty.

Freddy Adu, Teal Bunbury, Mikkel Diskerud and Bill Hamid are just some of the more well-known names in the eight-day camp that will be held in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Five Philadelphia Union Players Named To USMNT Under-23 December Camp

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United States Men's National Team head coach Caleb Porter named five Philadelphia Union players as part of his 28-man roster for the Olympic squad's December camp, today. The Union players make up the largest group of club teammates on the team.

Freddy Adu, Zac MacMath, Jack McInerney, Amobi Okugo and Sheanon Williams will head to Florida from December 15-28 to train with the rest of the under-23 team at the Premier Sports Campus.

Caleb Porter With 28 Names For December Training

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While the USMNT has their January "Camp Cupcake" coming up, the US U-23s will head to Florida under the direction of new coach Caleb Porter on December 15th, to participate in their own camp ("Camp Junior Mint?") in advance of next year's Olympic tournament.

The Dynamo's Danny Cruz, an unheralded name in the mix.

Clint Dempsey

Matt Reis’ mustache is a big deal

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So. Glorious.

The US Men's National Team thrashed Honduras 6-0 on Friday night during a critical World Cup Qualifier. Clint Dempsey lead the way with a hat trick scored in the span of 22 minutes. Sebastian Lletget, Michael Bradley, and Christian Pulisic also got on the score sheet with solo tallies.

Friberg elimina a Los Angeles Galaxy y los Sounders van a semifinales de conferencia

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SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 3 2 LOS ANGELES GALAXY Dempsey 5′, Lletget 6′, Valdez 12′, Zardes 22′, Friberg 73′. El fútbol es de momentos. Y hoy en el CenturyLink Field, con 39,537 aficionados aguantando lluvia y frio, los Sounders FC aprovecharon el mal momento por el que Los Angeles Galaxy viene sufriendo en sus últimos [.

United States Men's National Team

Lletget evaluation shows 'no significant damage'

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Good news for the LA Galaxy and U.S. Men's National Team, asit appears that neither will be missing midfielder Sebastian Lletget for too long.

Lletget was forced off the field on Friday during the 18th minute of the eventual USMNT 6-0 rout of Honduras, as he appeared to be severely hampered by a left foot injury.

Arriola joins USMNT as Brooks, Morris, Lletget, Orozco depart

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The U.S. Men's National Team has added a winger ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Panama as several players have departed camp.

Paul Arriola is set to jointhe USMNT squad ahead of Saturday night's trip to Panama City. John Brooks, Sebastian Lletget, Jordan Morris and Michael Orozco left camp, bringing the total roster to 23 players.

Arena names 23-man squad for Serbia, Jamaica friendlies

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Bruce Arena has confirmed the 23-man squad that will compete for selection in his first game back as U.S. Men's National Team manager.

The former LA Galaxy boss kept many of the regular starters like Michael Bradley, Alejando Bedoya, Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris in the squad, but he also opened the door for some MLS-based players to make an impact on the pitch after an impressive two-week training stint in California.

Welcome to the Thunderdome

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This position could turn into a real battle royale, folks. For the first time in USMNT history.Luis GilMikkel DiskerudAlejandro BedoyaKelyn RoweJunior FloresAlso being monitored: Sebastian Lletget, Duane Holmes, Emerson Hyndman, Dillon Powers, Alejandro Guido- Greg Seltzer

Bruce Arena

USA vs. Jamaica live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USMNT's winter camp wraps up tonight against CONCACAF opposition

The US men's national team concludes their January (and, I suppose, February) camp tonight in Tennessee, facing Jamaica. It's probably no mistake that the USMNT is lining up a CONCACAF foe, what with crucial World Cup qualifiers looming on the horizon.

Postgame quotes: Galaxy 5-1 Union

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Postgame quotes from Jim Curtin, Andrew Wenger, and Brian Carroll following Saturday's hiding against LA.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Mbolhi speaks, no Pfeffer on US U-20 WC roster, Reading advances to USOC 2nd round

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Lots of news. Lots of it.

West Ham United

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Jozy Altidore may not have found the back of the net in his first start in 2014, but he did manage to make an impact.

Altidore helped Sunderland pick up a positive result on a weekend that was full of FA Cup matches, assisting on the final goal in the Black Cats' third round 3-1 victory over Carlisle United.

Lletget agrees to new Hammers deal

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Sebastian Lletget has agreed in principal to a new deal with West Ham United.

Lletget eyes Hammers breakthrough

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After years of developing through West Ham United's organization, Sebastian Lletget is looking to push through into the first team this season.

The lowdown on Dan Potts

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While die-hard U.S. men's national team fans probably already have the lowdown on young West Ham United defender Dan Potts, the reaction to some tweets about the 17-year-old left back suggests that not everybody is aware of the story behind the latest promising foreign-born prospect eligible to play for the United States.

U.S. Men's Olympic Team

Taylor called into USA U-23 camp

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The U.S. Under-23 men's national team roster for Olympic qualifying appears set, with forward Tony Taylor getting called in as the 20th player on the squad.

Taylor was not originally included on the U.S. team, but an injury to an unnamed player (believed to be Columbus Crew midfielder Dilly Duka) over the weekend forced head coach Caleb Porter to look for an alternative.

Shea, Adu, Agudelo headline U.S. Olympic Qualifying squad

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U.S. men's national team veterans Brek Shea, Juan Agudelo and Freddy Adu headline a strong 19-man roster for the U.S. Men's Olympic Qualifying squad.

U.S. Under-23 head coach Caleb Porter announced the team on Monday and the only real surprise was the omission of Hertha Berlin midfielder/defender Alfredo Morales, whose release was not mandatory for the tournament.

U.S. Olympic qualifying roster set to be named

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U.S. Men's Under-23 national team head coach Caleb Porter is expected to unveil the 20-player roster for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament later today and there aren't likely to be many surprises in the group he selects.

You need only look at the team he put together in a recent training camp in Texas for a glimpse of what the qualifying roster should look like.

Wednesday Kickoff: Lletget added to U.S. U-23 roster, Tevez apologizes and more

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Sebastian Lletget is healthy enough to join the U.S. Under-23 national team after all.

Lletget was called into U-23 camp by coach Caleb Porter after initially being left off the roster, which was released last week. Sources had told SBI that Lletget was recovering from a broken nose and a concussion, with the latter keeping him out of action.

Lletget ready to take next step in development

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SARASOTA, Fla. --Â Sebastian Lletget hasn't had the easiest of times since signing with West Ham United on his 18th birthday, but things are starting to look up for the U.S. Under-23 men's national team midfielder.

Boyd, Lletget score in final U.S. U-23 scrimmage of training camp

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BRADENTON, Fla. -- The U.S. Under-23 men's national team wrapped up its December camp with a second intra-squad scrimmage on Thursday afternoon, and the competition for roster spots set the tone for a physical and fiery match.

Split up into white and blue teams, the 29 players in camp (Bill Hamid left camp earlier in the week due to family reasons) took part in a windy match at IMG Soccer Academy that saw its share of physical play and rough challenges.

U.S. U-23s draw, lose in final camp friendlies

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While the U.S. senior national team was busy getting a result in Slovenia, the U.S. Under-23 side training in Germany played to a draw and lost in a pair of friendlies against Bayer Leverkusen reserve and youth sides.

A few days after topping VfL Bochum's reserve team and drawing against Azerbaijan's U-21 side, the U-23s jumped out to a lead on a team comprised of Leverkusen's reserves and U-23s but settled for a 1-1 draw.

West Ham

Heathly Lletget called up to U23's

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After being initially left off of Caleb Porter's roster for the current U-23 camp that will play Mexico's U-23's, West Ham midfielder Sebastian Lletget has been called up.

Americans Abroad: Ream to make roster; John, Lletget play for reserves and more

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Another week, another bout of speculation over whether Tim Ream will make his Bolton debut.

At the very least, he appears destined for a place on the bench for the first time since making his move from the New York Red Bulls to the Premier League.

Lletget optimistic about West Ham progress

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Midway through his third season at London-based club West Ham, Sebastian Lletget feels his choice to move abroad has already paid dividends as he draws nearer to a first-team debut.

Freddy Adu

MNT and U-23s Spar in Second Scrimmage

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Graham Zusi was flying down the flanks throughout the first half
Graham Zusi and Jack McInerney traded sweet strikes as the National Team and the U-23's finished with a 1-1 draw in the second of two scrimmages played here between the teams at The Home Depot Center.

TYAC Olympic Qualifying Position Breakdown: Making Middy Music

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Jon Levy You'll have to forgive all of us here at The Yanks Are Coming for getting into a more-than-healthy amount of self-referencing in the coming months. We're coming up on the blog's fourth birthday this summer, TYAC having been created in the wake of a very talented 2008 Olympic soccer team's early and unexpected exit from the Beijing [.

Camp Concludes With Second Intrasquad Scrimmage

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The December camp for the U-23 Men's National Team came to a close after eight days in Florida that included eight training sessions on the field and two 90-minute intrasquad scrimmages. U-23 head coach Caleb Porter and the coaching staff got a birds eye look at much of the player pool, and spent significant time educating the group
Terence Boyd and Sebastian Lletget (pronounced leh-JET) put in two nice finishes in the game at the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton.

The Rest

United States 0, Serbia 0 - Arena’s Second Tenure Begins Scoreless

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Juan Agudelo had a late cameo but couldn't get the US the breakthrough they wanted.

The United States and Serbia played 90 minutes of soccer and no goals were scored.

Serbia for the most part was content to sit back in their own half and break out on the counter, and had some success including forcing a stoppage time save from Nick Rimando.

Union bits, league news, more

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Got news if you want some.

Seb the Hammer?

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Perhaps this season, so be aware. If I can find video of his encouraging half of work in a friendly win over Colchester last night, I'll post it. But for now, you can read an interview with young playmaker Sebastian Lletget about it over at West Ham's site.- Greg Seltzer

Part II of II: On The US Foreign Services With Greg Seltzer

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This is Part II of TSG's discussion with Amsterdam-based Greg Seltzer of and No Short Corners. You can find Part I, here.

Gatt and a legend...

Matthew: So who are the key Americans abroad that US fans should truly be excited by? So many times one goal is enough to chop a forest worth's of timber to power the hype machine.