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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.

USMNT vs Panama 2018 World Cup Qualifier: Time, TV Schedule and how to watch

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It's time to take care of business..

It's time to get down and dirty as the last two matches in the Hex are incoming. Tonight the red, white and blue take on Panama in what is a must win scenario to make sure they punch their ticket to the 2018 World Cup next summer. If for some reason they don't win tonight it'll all come down to Trinidad and Tobago on the road.

USA to host key World Cup qualifier at San Jose

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Chicago (AFP) San Jose was named Sunday by the US Soccer Federation as the site of a crucial World Cup qualifier for the bottom-table Americans against Honduras on March 24.

The US squad opened with a 2-1 home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 drubbing at Costa Rica last November, prompting the firing of coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the hiring of Bruce Arena as his replacement.

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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 5-11, 2017

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The United States Men’s National Team’s 4-0 victory over Panama in the penultimate round of the “Hex” last Friday was the most-watched soccer match of the week as 1.152 million viewers tuned into the English-language broadcast on ESPN2 and another 1.5 million watched Univision’s Spanish-language broadcasts.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 5-11, 2017

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The United States Men’s National Team’s 4-0 victory over Panama in the penultimate round of the “Hex” last Friday was the most-watched soccer match of the week as 1.152 million viewers tuned into the English-language broadcast on ESPN2 and another 1.5 million watched Univision’s Spanish-language broadcasts.

When a soccer culture depends too much on a national team, it’s doomed to failure

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When the final whistle sounded in Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday night, and the United States failed to qualify for its first World Cup since the lamentable era of the 1980’s American soccer, the predictable “soccer will die in the US” comments began being made.

Not so fast.

The mistake so many have made in the marketing of sport in this country from FOX Sports to MLS to other media entities is to link perceptions of the sport’s popularity and importance to the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) .

When a soccer culture depends too much on a national team, it’s doomed to failure

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When the final whistle sounded in Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday night, and the United States failed to qualify for its first World Cup since the lamentable era of the 1980’s American soccer, the predictable “soccer will die in the US” comments began being made.

Not so fast.

The mistake so many have made in the marketing of sport in this country from FOX Sports to MLS to other media entities is to link perceptions of the sport’s popularity and importance to the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) .

USMNT at Trinidad and Tobago 2018 World Cup Qualifier: Time, How To Watch, Match Thread

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Time for the USMNT to punch their ticket to Russia

The road to Russia comes down to the final day as the United States take on Trinidad and Tobago in their most important World Cup Qualifier in 28 years. Getting a positive result in T&T is a must; a win or a draw and they're through to Russia.

Telemundo Deportes has final day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers covered

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On the final day of World Cup qualifiers in the CONCACAF region, Telemundo Deportes has you covered with broadcasts of the three final matches between Trinidad and Tobago-United States, Honduras-Mexico and Panama-Costa Rica.

All three games will be streamed live.

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Telemundo Deportes has final day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers covered

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On the final day of World Cup qualifiers in the CONCACAF region, Telemundo Deportes has you covered with broadcasts of the three final matches between Trinidad and Tobago-United States, Honduras-Mexico and Panama-Costa Rica.

All three games will be streamed live.

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USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago, live stream: Start time, TV channel, and how to watch World Cup qualifying online

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The USMNT travels to Couva, Trinidad looking to lock up a ticket to Russia. In all, seven Sounders are in action during this international window.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. With their emphatic 4-0 win on Friday over Panama, the USMNT is in position to automatically qualify for Russia with a win or a draw.

Where to find Trinidad and Tobago vs. USA World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Trinidad and Tobago vs. USA in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

It all comes down to this. With a win or a draw, the United States will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But the US Men’s National Team faces a difficult game on a rain-soaked pitch in the Caribbean.

US coach Arena confident despite pitch fears

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Couva (Trinidad and Tobago) (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena shrugged off fears concerning a waterlogged playing surface as his team prepare to seal their World Cup qualification against Trinidad & Tobago here Tuesday.

The US will clinch their ticket to next year’s finals in Russia with victory over already-eliminated Trinidad & Tobago at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

US coach Arena confident despite pitch fears

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Couva (Trinidad and Tobago) (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena shrugged off fears concerning a waterlogged playing surface as his team prepare to seal their World Cup qualification against Trinidad & Tobago here Tuesday.

The US will clinch their ticket to next year’s finals in Russia with victory over already-eliminated Trinidad & Tobago at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Trinidad insist US game on despite water-logged pitch

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Couva (Trinidad and Tobago) (AFP) – The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association insisted Monday the country’s 2018 World Cup qualifier with the United States would go ahead despite a heavily waterlogged pitch at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

The United States will seal their place at the World Cup on Tuesday with victory over already-eliminated Trinidad and Tobago following their 4-0 rout of Panama on Friday.

Trinidad insist US game on despite water-logged pitch

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Couva (Trinidad and Tobago) (AFP) – The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association insisted Monday the country’s 2018 World Cup qualifier with the United States would go ahead despite a heavily waterlogged pitch at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

The United States will seal their place at the World Cup on Tuesday with victory over already-eliminated Trinidad and Tobago following their 4-0 rout of Panama on Friday.

Darlington Nagbe called up to USMNT for World Cup Qualifiers

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It comes down to the last two matches in the Hex to see if the USMNT advances to the World Cup.

It's time for another international break where we root on our country and hope no one comes back with an injury. As is normal now, Darlington Nagbe has been called up to participate in the last round of World Cup Qualifying.

Schedule of World Cup qualifiers on US TV and streaming for October 5-10

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During the next week, soccer fans in the United States will have an incredible choice of 81 World Cup qualifiers to watch on television and/or streaming.

We’re coming down to the matches where the tire meets the road. Those include USA’s must-win games against Panama as well as Trinidad and Tobago.

Schedule of World Cup qualifiers on US TV and streaming for October 5-10

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During the next week, soccer fans in the United States will have an incredible choice of 81 World Cup qualifiers to watch on television and/or streaming.

We’re coming down to the matches where the tire meets the road. Those include USA’s must-win games against Panama as well as Trinidad and Tobago.

Pulisic double as US beat Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico march on

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic scored twice as the United States grabbed a vital 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign on Thursday.

Bundesliga-based Pulisic slid home a close-range finish from DeAndre Yedlin’s low cross in the 52nd minute to give the Americans the lead in their CONCACAF zone qualifying battle.

Pulisic double as US beat Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico march on

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic scored twice as the United States grabbed a vital 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign on Thursday.

Bundesliga-based Pulisic slid home a close-range finish from DeAndre Yedlin’s low cross in the 52nd minute to give the Americans the lead in their CONCACAF zone qualifying battle.

United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago: Your Live Commentary

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USA's forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match against Panama, in Panama City on March 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO ARANGUA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Men's National Team begins a massive four-day stretch in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Thursday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park against Trinidad and Tobago.

US seek breathing space in World Cup push

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The United States will aim to exploit the mile-high mountain air of Colorado on Thursday when they host Trinidad and Tobago in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier in Denver.

After a sluggish start to the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers, the Americans remain just outside the automatic qualifying places with only four points from four games.

US seek breathing space in World Cup push

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The United States will aim to exploit the mile-high mountain air of Colorado on Thursday when they host Trinidad and Tobago in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier in Denver.

After a sluggish start to the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers, the Americans remain just outside the automatic qualifying places with only four points from four games.

Roster announced for USMNT’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

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Christian Pulisic headlines the team with games against Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico

Bruce Arena named his roster for the United States' upcoming World Cup Qualifiers, and there were no real surprises in the names that he brought in. With four points from their first four qualifying games, the US is currently in 4th place in the Hexagonal, which would put them in a playoff game against an Asian team for a spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Panama, Honduras win to knock USMNT out of World Cup

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The Hexagonal's final day saw plenty of drama, with results that sent the U.S. Men's National Team to the fifth place spot after their loss to Trinidad and Tobago.

Honduras and Panama hosted CONCACAF powers Mexico and Costa Rica, both already qualified for Russia.

Here's how those matches played out:

Honduras 3-2 Mexico

Honduras needed a result against the already qualified Mexico to have any shot at going to the World Cup next summer, and though they eventually got it, it did not start so well for the home side.

USA vs. Mexico, live stream: Start time, TV channel, and how to watch World Cup qualifying online

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Before FIFA ruins World Cup Qualifying with a come one come all 48 team World Cup, we have the quadrennial USMNT travelling to Azteca game.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The United States Men's National Team held serve at home on Thursday with a 2-0 home win over Trinidad and Tobago. Christian Pulisic was the Man of the Match with both goals and Clint Dempsey was upset after getting subbed out in the 61st minute.

Alejandro Bedoya's 60th cap, USA vs. Mexico: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/10/17

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Kick back and enjoy the weekend with some links.

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The Union will kickoff their quest for the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup next week when the team takes on Harrisburg City Islanders

Bedoya makes 60th USMNT appearance in 2-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago
Alejandro Bedoya subbed into the US Men's National Team's Hexagonal match against Trinidad and Tobago in the 73rd minute, playing the final 17 minutes and helping preserve the team's 2-0 win.

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Takeaways from the USMNT’s huge win over Panama

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What we learned from the US's massive victory against Panama in World Cup qualifying.

It was must-win all the way in Orlando, and thankfully, the United States men's national team emphatically did the job. With dropped points meaning potential catastrophe, the USMNT ripped Panama apart on Friday night, dominating to the tune of 4-0 on the backs of breathtaking performances from Christian Pulisic, Jozy Altidore, and Bobby Wood.

USMNT vs. Mexico: Your Live Commentary

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Bruce Arena vowed there would be changes to the U.S. Men's National Team lineup, and there definitely are. In fact, Arena made seven switches from Thursday's squad that knocked off Trinidad and Tobago 2-0.

Christian Pulisic, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron and DeAndre Yedlin are the only holdovers from the home victory on Thursday night.

'Exceptional' Nagbe continues to thrive in playmaking role

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Darlington Nagbe has been told by his manager and teammates to be more selfish moving forward for the U.S. Men's National Team. The Portland Timbers man carries exquisite skill at his feet and it shows with every minute he plays for the red, white and blue.

Although Christian Pulisic received all the publicity for scoring the opener against Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday night, it was Nagbe who set up the opening tally with a terrific run through midfield before dumping the ball off to DeAndre Yedlin, who then fed Pulisic in front of goal.

Player ratings for USA’s performance in 2-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago

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The United States continued on the path to the 2018 World Cup Finals, beating Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Commerce City behind a pair of goals from eighteen-year-old wunderkind Christian Pulisic. Here are the player ratings.

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Tim Howard, 6: Wasn’t convincing on the early cross that Kenwyne Jones headed off the crossbar, but was steady from there to collect another qualifying clean sheet.

Player ratings for USA’s performance in 2-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago

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The United States continued on the path to the 2018 World Cup Finals, beating Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Commerce City behind a pair of goals from eighteen-year-old wunderkind Christian Pulisic. Here are the player ratings.

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Tim Howard, 6: Wasn’t convincing on the early cross that Kenwyne Jones headed off the crossbar, but was steady from there to collect another qualifying clean sheet.

Christian Pulisic powers USMNT past Trinidad and Tobago

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The teenage sensation bagged two goals in the second half of USMNT's 2-0 win

Thursday's World Cup Qualifier proved a tenser affair than fans might have hoped for, but the US men's national team eventually prevailed 2-0 over Trinidad and Tobago, with Christian Pulisic providing both the goals in the second half.

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US U-17s lose to Colombia, NYCFC switching to Queens, and more: Freedom Kicks for October 13, 2017

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The Bronx Bombers send City to Queens.

Hey everyone. It's Friday the 13th and everything is still awful. Thanks to Jason Anderson for taking Wednesday's Freedom Kicks while I was in Trinidad and Tobago watching...that. Yeah, not sure if I'm ready to talk about it, but for now, here we go with the news:

USA 1-3 Colombia, FIFA U-17 World Cup | Stars & Stripes FC
The U-17s lose to Colombia and with Ghana crushing India, the U-17s finish 3rd in the group.

Critical US-Trinidad and Tobago World Cup qualifier to air on beIN SPORTS

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October’s critical World Cup qualifier between the US Men’s National Team and Trinidad-and-Tobago will be streamed live on beIN SPORTS and Universo on Tuesday, October 10, World Soccer Talk has learned.

In the final match of their World Cup qualification process, the game could end up being a do-or-die match that will determine whether the USA team qualifies for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

USMNT draw Honduras in World Cup qualifying, NASL loses Division 2 status, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 6, 2017

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A wild day in San Pedro Sula for the Americans.

Happy Wednesday folks...have you calmed down from yesterday's World Cup qualifying matches? I certainly haven't, but let's jump into the news anyway:

USA 1-1 Honduras, recap: The U.S. does just enough to take a point | Stars & Stripes FC

The United States escape from San Pedro Sula with a point after a 1-1 draw in Honduras.

D.C. United battles Atlanta, Barcelona sues Neymar, and more: Freedom Kicks for August 23, 2017

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Happy United Day everyone! We got a match tonight, so let's get into the news right meow:

Atlanta looking for revenge in D.C. after break | MLS

Hopefully, the answer is nah as D.C. United takes on Atlanta United tonight at RFK. Be there, and let's get the sweep against ATL!

Barcelona sue Neymar over world record transfer to Paris St-Germain | BBC

FC Barcelona really is just throwing jello at the wall at this point, suing Neymar for breach of contract in his transfer to Paris St.

USMNT vs Trinidad and Tobago, USWNT vs Sweden, and more: Freedom Kicks Thursday June 8

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Two US games today

Good morning! Today is a pretty busy day for the national teams. The USWNT is in Sweden for a friendly (1:30pm) and the USMNT faces Trinidad and Tobago in a World Cup qualifier game at 8pm.

USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago: scouting report - Stars and Stripes FC

It's time for Jill Ellis to prove she can learn - Stars and Stripes FC

Two previews of today's games.