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Five MLS players lead Ghana squad against USMNT

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With their Premier League trio out of action, Ghana will turn to several MLS players to lead their roster in the upcoming friendly against the U.S. Men's National Team.

With club objections leaving Ghana without West Ham's Andre Ayew, Swansea City's Jordan Ayew, Leicester City's Daniel Amartey and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey, a trio of Columbus Crew players and a few others from around the league headline the Black Stars squad.

USMNT assistant Andi Herzog finds recent Werder Bremen opening 'very interesting'

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U.S. Men's National Team assistant Andi Herzog played eightyears with Werder Bremen during his playing career, and the Austrian coach hinted that he could be tempted to return to the club as a manager following the job's recent opening.

Werder Bremen fired manager Viktor Skripnik onSunday following the club's fourth defeat in as many matches to open the Bundesliga campaign.

The SBI Show: Episode 256 (Previewing USA-Guatemala 2, U.S. U-23s-Colombia 2, and more)

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The U.S. Men's National Team faces a do-or-die World Cup qualifier on Tuesday and the latest episode of The SBI Show breaks down the crucial showdown.

Episode 256 of The SBI Show takes a close look at the USMNT-Guatemala qualifier in Columbus, with a loss putting qualification for the 2018 World Cup in serious jeopardy.

The SBI Show: Episode 254 (Recapping MLS Week 3, talking USMNT, and more)

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The week ahead features a pair of crucial matches for U.S. Soccer, and the latest episode of The SBI Show takes a look at the players who will take part on this matches, and more.

Episode 254 of The SBI Show features a discussion on the U.S. Men's National Team roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala, as well as the squad for the U.

Jerome Kiesewetter impresses in first action with USMNT

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On the outside, Jerome Kiesewetter was as composed as ever, directing cross after cross into the box while repeatedly besting his defender down the wing in his U.S. Men's National Team debut. But on the inside? "Goosbumps".

Kiesewetter was one of several U.

Mentorship meets competition at the USMNT January camp

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The January training camp is a tradition for the U.S. Men's National Team, but 2016's camp is a unique one.

With the Under-23 team facing a tough Olympic qualifying series against Colombia in March, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann decided to split the roster in half, leaving off some big names from the senior team to make room for new faces.

Report: Jesse Gonzalez turns down USMNT call-up to join Mexico U-23s

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The most recent U.S. Men's National Team roster was released on Wednesday, and featured just two goalkeepers. Absent was the name of FC Dallas starter Jesse Gonzalez, whose change of heart reportedly saw him removed from the squad.

According to Goal USA, Gonzalez has opted to join Mexico's Under-23 camp after previously accepting an invitation to join the USMNT for January camp.

Report: Jordan Morris to turn pro

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Following Stanford's College Cupvictory, Jordan Morris is reportedly set to take the next step in his college career.

Goal USA is reporting that Morris has made the decision to begin his professional career by foregoing his senior year with the Cardinal. Morris is reportedly in advanced negotiations with the Seattle Sounders, who are pushing for the U.

SBI Question of the Day: Should Jordan Morris turn pro?

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To turn pro, or not to turn pro? That is the important question Jordan Morris has to answer.

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team forward ended his special year as an NCAA champion with Stanford, and while becoming a professional may seem like the obvious next step, Morris could easily return to the Cardinal for his senior season.

Klinsmann stresses 'big moment' for Morris as pro decision looms large

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This was always inevitable for Jordan Morris. The time to make a decision has come.

Morris punctuated his strong junior season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, as he bagged a brace to help give Stanford its first College Cup title. Now, the 21-year-old striker is at a fork in the road.

Dempsey, Bradley among nominees for 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year

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Clint Dempsey remains in pursuit of Landon Donovan's all-time U.S. Men's National Team scoring record, but Dempsey could level Donovan in another area that yields a significant piece of hardware.

Dempsey is one of five nominees for the 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year award, which will be unveiled on Friday.

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U.S. U-23s, Chandler on Klinsmann's radar for Copa America

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With World Cup qualifiers complete until the fall, the focus of the U.S. Men's National Team has turned to the Copa America and which players could makeJurgen Klinsmann's tournament roster.

The USMNT is set to play host to South America's biggest tournament, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on U.

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.

U.S. U-23s miss out on Olympics with loss to Colombia

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For the second straight cycle, the U.S Under-23 Men's National Team will not be heading to the Olympics.

After missing out on the 2012 tournament, the 2016 U.S. teamforced to the same fate on Tuesday via a 2-1 loss to Colombia in Frisco, Texas.

U.S. U-23s vs. Colombia: SBI Live Commentary

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Task one, complete.

After the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team secured a 1-1 draw in South America on Friday, along with a critical away goal, Andi Herzog's team returns to American soil for the second leg.

The match will kick off from Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

Who should the U.S. U-23s start vs. Colombia?

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The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team has put itself in a position to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. Now, the task is to seize that position as the U.S.is 90 minutes away from reaching its ultimate goal.

All things considered, the U.S. took care of business on Friday, earning an away goal in a 1-1 draw with Colombia.

U.S. U-23s 1, Colombia U-23s 1: Match Highlights

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SBI U.S. U-23 Man of the Match: Tim Parker

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The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team faced wave after wave of Colombia attacks on Friday, and one American defnder proved to be the difference-maker time and time again.

Tim Parker filled in on the U.S. back line for the injured Cameron Carter-Vickers and thwarted numerous chances in the first leg of the pair's Olympic qualifying playoff series at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Gil nets away goal as U.S. U-23s earn draw in Colombia

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Throughout the build-up to Friday's match, the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team stated its desire to win the opening leg of their Olympic qualifying playoff in Colombia. They failed to do so, but Friday's result did boost the team's chances of earning a berth in this summer's tournament.

An early finish from Luis Gil was canceled out by a Colombia penalty kick in the second half, as the U.

U.S. U-23s vs. Colombia: SBI Live Commentary

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The road to Rio de Janeiro brings the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team to Barranquilla today.

The first leg of the Olympic qualifying playoff between the U.S. and Colombia kicks off at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Colombia (5 p.m., Fox Sports 1/Univision Deportes Network).

Who should the U.S. U-23s start vs. Colombia?

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Just two games stand between the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team and an Olympic berth, but the next step on the road to Rio will be the most difficult yet.

Matched with Colombia in a two-game playoff, the U.S. is set to travel down to Barranquilla for Friday's opening leg.

Competition in midfield vital for U.S. U-23s ahead of Olympic playoff

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It's said that any team is only as strong as it's spine, and the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team is hoping a talented group of young central midfielders can be aguiding force towards an Olympic berth.

The U.S. is set to kick off the team's long-awaited two-legged Olympic qualifying playoff against Colombia on Friday before returning for the second leg next week.

U.S. U-23s embracing challenges, pressure of Olympic qualifying playoff

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Given the previous generation's failings, and even some of itsown, the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team knows just how much pressure awaits in the coming weeks.

After settling for third place at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament, the U.S. U-23s are set to take on Colombia in a home-and-home playoff with a berth in the summer tournament on the line.

Tyler Miller replaces injured Zack Steffen on U.S. U-23 roster

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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog has been forced into making a change to his roster days before the team plays Colombia.

According to a release from U.S. Soccer, Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller has replaced Zack Steffen on the U.S. roster to play the CONMEBOL nation in a two-legged Olympic qualifying playoff, which will take place on Friday and March 29.

Fire Notebook: Vincent, Polster react to U.S. U-23 call, Accam rests and more

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Before Saturday's match, two of the Chicago Fire's young starters wereannounced as part of the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team's 23-man roster for itsupcoming Olympic qualifying playoff.

Second-year midfielder Matt Polster androokie defender Brandon Vincent will leave on Sunday to join the U.

Morris, Green, Miazga headline U-23 USMNT squad for Olympic playoff

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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog may not have his completearsenal of weapons available in the upcoming Olympic playoff against Colombia, but he will certainly have most of it.

Herzog unveiled his 23-man roster on Saturday for the upcoming two-legged affair with Colombia, and the squad includes a blend of regulars from MLS and abroad, including forward Jordan Morris, winger Julian Green, centerback Matt Miazga, and midfielder Wil Trapp.

SBI Spotlight: Alashe pushing towards Olympic dream following offseason surgery

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For Fatai Alashe, it was a chance at a dream come true. A call-up to this January's annual U.S. Men's National Team camp, Alashe was going to have the opportunity torepresent his country at the highest level.An injury and subsequent surgery derailed that dream, at least for the time being, but Alashe has another goal on the horizon: to help his country qualify for the Olympic games.

Former U.S. U-23s stress doing whatever it takes to reach Olympics

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It does not matter how you get through. Just get through.

That is the message that some of the players from last cycle'sU.S. Under-23 Men's National Team have for the current crop of Olympic hopefuls.

The present-day U.S. U-23s are set for a do-or-die, two-legged series against Colombia in a couple weeks, the direct result of not doing well enough in CONCACAF's qualifying tournament.

Colombia reveals roster to play U.S. U-23s in Olympic playoff series

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Colombia will be using a mostly domestic-based roster to compete against the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team in the 2016 Olympic qualifying playoff series.

Head coach Carlos Restrepo named his 25-man roster, which includes only five players currently plying their trade abroad. Santos Laguna forward Andres Renteria, who has appeared in nine of the Mexican club's 10 games this 2016 Clausura campaign, and Rennes midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero headline the foreign-based members of Restrepo's group.

Landon Donovan: U.S. missing out on Olympics would be "a failure"

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Landon Donovan had his chance to represent the U.S. in the Olympics, and the former U.S. Men's National Team star says it is of the utmost importance that the current group of U-23 talent gets that experience as well.

Speaking to the Salt Lake Tribune, Donovan saidthat failure to qualify for the upcoming tournament would prove to be a major blow to the U.

Report: Gedion Zelalem set for U.S. U-23 call-up to face Colombia

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It may not come as a surprise, but Gedion Zelalem will likely be named to the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team roster that takes on Colombia at the end of March.

According to Scottish national newspaper The Scotsman, the 19-year-old midfielder is set to be called up by the U.S. for their Olympic qualifying playoff series vs.

SBI Spotlight: Rookie experiences key in Matt Polster's growth with Fire

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As an MLS rookie, Matt Polster was asked to make significant contributionsfor a Chicago Fireteam that saw many bumps in the road.

Despite his team's failures last season, Polster gained a tremendous amount of experience both on the club and international stages.

SBI Spotlight: Eric Miller hoping to stay healthy and earn minutes with Rapids

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Injuries have kept Eric Miller from representing his country before, but he's been working hard this offseason to make sure that does not happen again.

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team plays Colombia in an Olympic qualifying playoff series on March 25 and 29, and Miller wants to be a part of the team that takes on the South American side.

U.S. U-23 midfielder Marc Pelosi sidelined 2-3 months after surgery

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The San Jose Earthquakes and U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team will have to make due without Marc Pelosi for important matches ahead.

On Friday, the Earthquakes revealed that the 21-year-old underwent successful surgery on his left knee, but he will be sidelined for two to three months.

Toyota Stadium to host second leg of Olympic qualifying playoff

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In order to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero, the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team will have to make its way through Frisco, Texas.

On Tuesday, U.S. Soccer announced that Toyota Stadium in Frisco will be the site of the Americans' return leg of the two-game Olympic Qualifying series against Colombia.

Report: Luis Gil to leave RSL for Queretaro

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Another U.S. national team player is prepared to head south of the border to ply their trade.

One day removed from Omar Gonzalez officially departing the LA Galaxy, Goal USA reported on Wednesday that Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil is set to move to Liga MX side Queretaro on a free transfer.

A look at the U.S. U-23 player pool ahead of Olympic qualifying playoff

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A fierce playoff against one of South America's top youth national teams awaits, and preparations for that will begin in earnest in a matter of days.

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team and Colombia are set tomeet in a two-legged playoff in three months, but some of the young Americans will spend time together in the senior U.

Klinsmann set to integrate USMNT, U-23s into January camp

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Since last year's iteration, the concept of a January camp has been one of contention. Unimpressed with his side's fitness levels, U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was critical of his side heading into the start of the 2015 season.

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Following trying time with Freiburg, Zack Steffen rediscovers happiness with Crew move

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Day after day, Zack Steffen returned home from training withBundesliga club Freiburg and day after day, he felt the same uneasiness.

On the field, he was rising through the club's ranks, all but sealing a spot with the first teamahead of what could have been a breakthrough season. But off the field Steffen had never felt more alone, more isolated, as days came and went.

Reports: U.S. U-23 forward Maki Tall on trial at Standard Liege

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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team forward Maki Tall is on the hunt for a new club.

According to L'Equipe, Tall has been training with Belgian side Standard Liege for a 10-day period.Tall has reportedly been released from his contract from Swiss club FC Sion, which he signed with last summer.