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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.

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.

Trinidad & Tobago 2, USMNT 1: The SBI Breakdown

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Doomsday.

Tuesday night was the worst night in U.S. Men's National Team history. There are no two ways about it. The USMNT failed in every way on Tuesday night in Trinidad & Tobago, and the program has been set back because of it.

It's not just the World Cup, but also the missed opportunity.

USMNT sees World Cup dream end with loss to T&T

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The U.S. Men's National Team's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup quickly turned into a nightmare on Tuesday night.

Two first half goals from Soca Warriors stunned the U.S., who fell 2-1 in T&T on Tuesday night. The loss eliminated the U.S. from World Cup qualifying due to wins from Panama and Honduras.

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: SBI Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team can't clinch a spot in Russia on Friday night, but a win over Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena would go a long way towards booking a spot at the 2018 World Cup.

In the aftermath of this summer's Gold Cup run, the U.S. returns to World Cup qualifying on Friday night still with some work to do heading towards the final four matches.

Costa Rica loss feels like 'a long time ago' for USMNT

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The last time the U.S. Men's national team met Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier, they lost 4-0 after dropping a home match to Mexico to open up the Hexagonal last November. The team's head coach and technical director, Jurgen Klinsmann, was subsequently fired after the aforementioned poor results and general dissatisfaction from his five-year tenure as the coach.

USMNT confident ahead of knockout round opener against El Salvador

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If the U.S. Men's National Team isn't the Gold Cup favorite, they're certainly one of them. The U.S. is always among CONCACAF's most talented teams and, in this weakened Gold Cup, the current group assembled by Bruce Arena is probably the strongest among the tournament's eight remaining teams.

USMNT 1, Mexico 1: The SBI Breakdown

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Even the most optimistic followers of the U.S. Men's National Team knew that Sunday was going to be a tough one. Heading to the Estadio Azteca is always a challenge. Doing so on short rest against an in-form Mexico team? It's CONCACAF's version of a video game final boss.

With seven new starters, the U.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Mexico?

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The U.S. Men's National Team took care of business against Trinidad & Tobago. They earned all three points and put themselves in a good position halfway through World Cup qualifying.

Any points earned in Mexico are a bonus, and, despite the team's history, the U.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Tim Howard

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Heading into camp, Tim Howard was confirmed as the U.S. Men's National Team's No. 1, and on Saturday night, the veteran goalkeeper showed exactly why.

Howard made a number of big saves on Saturday, helping the U.S. earn a 1-1 draw in a friendly match against Venezuela.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Venezuela?

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It's an important period for the U.S. Men's National Team. Vital World Cup qualifiers are suddenly set to begin as the U.S. looks ahead to matches against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

But first, the U.S. faces off with Venezuela in Saturday's friendly, a match that gives Bruce Arena to integrate and experiment a bit while utilizing his first-choice lineup for the very first time.

Arena hopes to bring in Dwyer before the end of the summer

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Dom Dwyer just recently became eligible to represent the U.S. on the international level, and it didn't take long for Bruce Arena to reveal his plans for the Sporting KC forward.

Speaking at a press conference in Orlando, the U.S. Men's National Team coach says he'd like to bring Dwyer in by the end of the summer.

Arena believes USMNT can start "talking about winning a World Cup" by 2026

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Bruce Arena is the first to admit that there's work to be done in the present as the U.S. Men's National Team looks to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. However, given all of the recent headlines, the USMNT head coach is looking ahead a bit to what could be a defining moment in U.S. Soccer.

On Monday, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced that the three have submitted a bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

USMNT vs. Honduras: What to Watch For

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The U.S. Men's National Team took care of business on Friday night, but the task at hand is not quite finished.

On Tuesday, the U.S. will look to make it a perfect international break with a road win over Panama. It will be a tough ask, as all road CONCACAF matches are, but the USMNT's display on Friday showed a team more than capable of taking down any team in the region.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Christian Pulisic

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The U.S. Men's National Team was in need of a bounce-back performance, and they got it on Friday night with their youngest star leading the way.

Christian Pulisic provided a goal and two assists on Friday night, helping to lead the U.S. to a 6-0 win over Honduras at Avaya Stadium.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Honduras?

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Friday's World Cup qualifier is all but a must-win for the U.S. Men's National Team. After sputtering through the opening two matches of the Hexagonal round, the U.S. faces a colossal challenge on Friday as the team looks to right the ship against Honduras.

In any scenario, a World Cup qualifier in CONCACAF is tough, but making Friday all the more difficult are a slew of notable absences.

USMNT 1, Jamaica 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Following an unconvincing draw in the first game of the renewed Bruce Arena era, the U.S. Men's National Team was in need of some good news. It's not that the initial draw against Serbia was a bad result, but rather because the U.S. was a team in need of a spark as crucial World Cup qualifiers loom.

Carleton brace helps U.S. U-17s dominate Jamaica

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The second of two friendlies between the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team and Jamaica played out much like the first just a few days before.

The U.S. U-17s completed their two-match series against Jamaica with a 4-0 victory to follow up on their previous 3-0 victory.

Andrew Carleton led the way in the latest match, firing goals in the45th and 53rd minutes to put the match out of reach after George Acosta opened up an early lead for the U.

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.

Kelyn Rowe

Do any Revolution players deserve a call-up for U.S. vs. Portugal?

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Breaking down the three likeliest candidates.

In two weeks, the U.S. Men's National Team will return to action for the first time since losing to Trinidad & Tobago on October 10. That match ended the Yanks' World Cup bid. Now, the team—and the nation behind it—must start anew.

That pursuit will begin on November 14 in Almancil, Portugal, when the U.

Does Kelyn Rowe deserve a spot on the U.S. Gold Cup roster?

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Ahead of the 2017 Gold Cup, Bruce Arena named 40 players to his preliminary tournament roster. National Team mainstays like Christian Pulisic and Alejandro Bedoya expectedly made the list, as did a handful of less familiar faces—like Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe.

U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team

U.S. U-17s vs. Paraguay: Your Live Commentary

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The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team will face a difficult road through the knockout rounds of the U-17 World Cup. That road begins on Monday.

After winning the first two matches of the group stage, the U.S. fell to Colombia in the final match of the round. The defeat knocked the U.S. all the way to third in the group, setting a a date with Paraguay (10:30 a.

U.S. U-17s ease past hosts India to open U-17 World Cup

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Facing off with the host country to open up a World Cup is always a tough task, but the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team took care of business on Friday in India.

Josh Sargent and Chris Durkin scored a goal in each half before Andrew Carleton iced the match with a third in a 3-0 win over hosts India to open the U-17 World Cup.

U.S. U-17s advance to next round of World Cup qualifying with thrilling win over Mexico

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Wednesday's match between the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team and the Mexico U-17s certainly lived up to the hype and, when all was said and done, it was the U.S. that emerged victorious from a legitimatethriller.

Forward Josh Sargent provided two goals and an assist for the U.S., helping lead the way in a thrilling 4-3 win over their biggest rivals in Wednesday's CONCACAF U-17 Championship group stage match.

U.S. U-17s ready for first real taste of Mexico rivalry

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No matter the age group, there's a certain level of emotion evoked by any clash between the U.S. and Mexico. It's a different type of game for all involved, one loaded with history on both sides that's not easily forgotten.

The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team and Mexico Under-17 Men's National Team likely won't remember a lot of that history.

Sargent shines again as U.S. U-17s beat Jamaica in friendly

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The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team maintained its winning ways on Wednesday afternoon.

The U-17s defeated Jamaica 3-0 in an international friendly, with Josh Sargent impressing yet again after two solid showings versus Costa Rica in October.

Sargentscored the second goal for the Americans in the 31st minute, building on his performances against the Costa Ricans.

Clint Dempsey

U.S. Survives to Secure Draw

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Clint Dempsey scored for the second straight game to help the United States secure a 1-1 draw to Panama at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Tuesday's World Cup Qualifier.

Dempsey tallied in the 39th minute when he converted a pass set up by Christian Pusilic, who fought off two defenders in the build up.

Major Link Soccer: Calm, Cool, and Collected

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The USMNT remained Calm under the pressure of a must win game, U.S. veterans played it Cool and with style, and the U.S. Collected a much needed win.

Copa América

The U.S. needed a win Tuesday night and the veterans came through with Clint Dempsey leading the charge by notching his 50th goal for the red, white, and blue.

U.S. Under-20 National Team

SBI U.S. Under-20 Man of the Match: Eryk Williamson

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Eryk Williamson continued his excellent play for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team with a dominant performance, leading the U.S. to victory and helping the team earn a World Cup bid to South Korea.

The D.C. United academy product began his stellargame with an assist to Emmanuel Sabbi in the 18th minute.

U.S. U-20s cruise past St. Kitts & Neves to advance to next World Cup qualifying stage

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For the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team, Friday night proved little more than a formality en route to the next stage of World Cup qualifying.

After exploding for four goals against Haiti in their second group stage match, the U.S. hung four first-half finishes on St. Kitts and Neves en route to a 4-1 win on Friday night.

U.S. U-20s vs. Haiti: Your Running Commentary

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After dropping their opening game of World Cup qualifying, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team is in need of a bounce-back performance on Tuesday night.

The U.S. takes on Haiti on Tuesday in a match that serves as a virtual must-win for the American squad. Haiti enters fresh off a 5-1 shellacking of St.

U.S. U-20s fall to 10-man Panama in opening game of World Cup qualifiers

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As the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team prepared for the start of World Cup qualifying, Tab Ramos stressed the importance of starting the CONCACAF U-20 Championships on a high note.

They didn't, and they will face an uphill climb because of it.

A goal from Leandro Avila led a 10-man Panama to a 1-0 win on Saturday, handing the U.

Palmer-Brown, Ebobisse headline U.S. U-20 roster for CONCACAF U-20 Championships

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A spot in the Under-20 World Cup is on the line for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National team, and head coach Tab Ramos has called in a series of experienced professionals and highly-touted rookies to help lift his side to this summer's tournament.

Portland Timbers rookie Jeremy Ebobisse, Sporting KC centerback Erik Palmer-Brown and goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann headline the 20-player roster bound for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which runs from Feb.

U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team

U.S. U-19s knock off Russia to win Slovakia Cup

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The U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team capped off an impressive week at the Slovakia Cup with a 2-1 victory over Russia in the final.

After finding themselves behind in the 13th minute, the U.S. responded immediately through Nelson Hunsinger to level the match at 1-1. Pierre Da Silva's second-half finish proved to be the differences for the Americans.

U.S. U-19s top Ukraine to reach Slovakia Cup final

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The U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team will soon be playing for some silverware, and it can thank an own goal for that.

The U.S. defeated Ukraine, 2-1, on Tuesday to book a spot inthe Slovakia Cup final, and the decisive tally came on a first-half own goal. Captain and midfielder Weston McKennie opened the scoring for the young Americans in the 27th minute, but the game-winner came six minutes later when a Ukraine player hitthe ball over his own goal line.

The Rest

Gut reactions: Confident in Friedel for 2018 and beyond?

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Mike Burns has already completed his biggest offseason to-do. Earlier this week, the Revolution GM hired former U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel to fill his coaching vacancy, according to a report from Ives Galarcep.

That news broke to mixed reactions.

U.S. U-18s earn late victory over Belarus at Slovakia Cup

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The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team left it late, but they got the job done.

The U.S. earned a late 2-1 victory over 10-man Belarus at the 2017 Slovakia Cup on Tuesday afternoon.

Belarus was leading 1-0 in the closing stages of the match, but the U.S.

Junior Lone Star U23s play U.S. U20 team in Orlando

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Friendly was part of a five-day preseason camp in Florida

Junior Lone Star FC's U23 team took on Philadelphia Union homegrown defender Auston Trusty and the United States U20 team in a friendly at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on Saturday.

The U.S. team won the match 5-0 behind a pair of first half penalty kicks and three goals in the second half, according to a post on the club's Facebook page.

What About Promotion 'Without' Relegation for MLS? Part II

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Is this the perfect time for USSF to reorganize 'Division 2' and include a Promotion only tool?

There are new developments and transitions taking place in the minor leagues of pro soccer in the U.S. The NASL is in tumult and its complete demise may not be far away. Its rival, USL, appears ready to take over the mantle of 'Division 2', the highest level of pro soccer below MLS.

Colombia 2, U.S. U-23s 1: The SBI Breakdown

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Handed a chance at redemption and an opportunity to seal passage to the 2016 Olympic games, the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team was unable to get the job done.

After sealing a 1-1 draw in the away leg, the U.S. was rebuffed on home turf to the tune of a 2-1 loss to Colombia.