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Italy announces November friendly against USMNT

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While U.S. Soccer has yet to make it official, it appears the U.S. Men's National Team will face off with one of the world's usual elite this fall.

Italy announced a November 20th friendly clash with the USMNT on Friday, although U.S. Soccer has yet to make an announcement of its own. A venue is set to be announced in the coming weeks

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Two friendlies have been confirmed with the side set to play #Ukraine on 10th October and the USA on 20th November.

USMNT vs. Paraguay: Live Commentary

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For the second time in 2018, the U.S. Men's National Team is set for friendly action.

The U.S. faces off with CONMEBOL representative Paraguay on Tuesday at Sahlen's Stadium in North Carolina looking for some excitement from a crop of young players. Nine players could earn their first caps for the USMNT, while veterans like DeAndre Yedlin, Wil Trapp and Bobby Wood lead the charge.

U.S. Soccer unveils 2018 national team jerseys

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U.S. Soccer officially unveiled the 2018 jerseys for both national teams on Friday afternoon.

The home strip is white with red and blue horizontal stripes, while the away uniform is navy blue with horizontal stripes.

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Report: Sarachan to remain USMNT interim coach through June

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As expected, Dave Sarachan will remain in charge of the U.S. Men's National Team through the summer.

According to the Washington Post, U.S. Soccer has extended Sarachan's contract as interim coach through the end of June. Sarachan's contract was set to expire at the end of March, but the interim boss recently signed a new contract with the federation lasting through the summer, keeping Sarachain in charge for four additional friendlies.

Kekuta Manneh added to USMNT squad for Paraguay friendly

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The U.S. Men's National Team will have an additional attacker join the squad for the upcoming match against Paraguay.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Kekuta Manneh has been called up to join the USMNT squad for the March 27 friendly in Cary. With the addition, the squad now stands at 23 players.

USMNT announces matches with France, Ireland, Paraguay

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The U.S. Men's National Team's 2018 schedule just became a bit more clear.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that the USMNT will take on Paraguay, France and Ireland ahead of this summer's World Cup. The U.S. will face Paraguay on March 27 in Cary, North Carolina before visiting Ireland and France on June 2 and 9, respectively.

Carlos Cordeiro begins U.S. Soccer presidency that will be defined by several big challenges

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The weeks and months of critiquing and campaigning are over and Carlos Cordeiro is the president of U.S. Soccer. The longtime executive and former federation vice president is now in charge, succeeding Sunil Gulati in the midst of one of the most turbulent times in American soccer history.

The race and election are over.

Cameron: U.S. Soccer 'got too comfortable'

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U.S. Men's National Team defender Geoff Cameron has a lot to say about the state of American soccer.

Cameron took to The Players' Tribune to express his desire for change in U.S. Soccer on Friday, the eve of a very contentious election for the federation's next president. In his piece, he calls out their complacency and backwards system as the reasons why the USMNT failed to make the upcoming World Cup in Russia and why this presidential election is so important for the future of the game.

DeAndre Yedlin: "Players are slipping through"

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Count DeAndre Yedlin among those who believe that talent in the United States is slipping through the cracks. Or in his words, the net.

Yedlin told NBC's Pro Soccer Talk in an interview on Wednesday that he thinks there are players across the country that the U.S. Men's National Team is not discovering.

Sunil Gulati critical of USSF presidential election's tone

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Sunil Gulati is not happy about the tone of the current USSF presidential election.

Speaking at the 2018 Youth Soccer Awards Gala in Philadelphia, Gulati expressed frustration with the way some of the candidates that are looking to replace him have campaigned. Gulati did not mention anyone by name specifically during his approximate 17-minute speech, but was critical of several of the promises that are being made.

Richie Williams refutes Jonathan Gonzalez residency recruitment report

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There are two sides to every story. Richie Williams' residency recruitment of Jonathan Gonzalez is no different.

Williams went on Sirius XM on Tuesday to refute ESPN's story that he had given Gonzalez and his family an ultimatum when trying to get the player to join the U.S. Soccer residency program a few years ago.

Report: U.S. Soccer never visited Jonathan Gonzalez at home

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Just when you thought the U.S. Soccer-Jonathan Gonzalez saga could not get any worse, a big bomb drops that paints an ugly picture for the American federation.

ESPN analyst Herculez Gomez said on Monday via the Max & Herc podcast that Thomas Rongen, U.S. Soccer's lone full-time scout, did not go and visit Gonzalez's home prior to the teenager's decision to switch allegiances from the U.

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Report: Kathy Carter interested in joining the NWSL

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Kathy Carter came up short in her bid for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, but that doesn't mean she is done with the American soccer world.

Since resigning from her post as president of Soccer United Marketing, Carter has been reportedly pursuing other career opportunities both in and out of soccer.

Kathy Carter leaves role as president of SUM

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After running for U.S. Soccer president earlier this year, Kathy Carter is leaving her role with Soccer United Marketing.

MLS announced that Carter has resigned from her role as president of SUM as she has decided to "pursue her next challenge and career opportunity". Carter's final day at SUM will be April 13, ending an eight-year tenure as president of the company.

Report: NWSL delegates to vote for Kathy Carter in U.S. Soccer election

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Kathy Carter already has the support of MLS, and reports say she'll have the support of the NWSL as well in Saturday's U.S. Soccer election.

According to Sports Illustrated, the NWSL'sthree voting delegates (4.8 percent of the total vote) will go to Carter. The news comes as a further boost to Carter's campaign as the longtime executive is also expected to have the support of the nine MLSvoting delegates on the Professional Council.

Kathy Carter reveals plan for Independent Commission to reform U.S. Soccer

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U.S. Soccer presidential hopeful Kathy Carter laid out her platform at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday.

The main focus of her plan was the formation of an Independent Commission in charge of reforming the federation at every level.

"Based on the overwhelming feedback from the front lines of soccer in the U.

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News roundup: Herbers interview, Martino on U.S. Soccer run, USWNT drama

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Lagerwey 'flattered' by reported links to USMNT GM position

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There's still a lot to be done before U.S. Soccer names a U.S. Men's National Team general manager, but, after emerging as a candidate on Tuesday, Garth Lagerwey hinted that he could be interested in the opportunity was to arise.

Sports Illustrated reported on Tuesday that Lagerwey is an early candidate for the GM position set to be created under newly-elected president Carlos Cordeiro, who is expected to meet with USSF CEO Dan Flynn this week to begin assessing candidates.

Report: Garth Lagerwey a candidate for USMNT GM as search begins

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The search for the U.S. Men's National Team's newly-created general manager position is set to begin, and reports indicate that there's at least one early candidate.

According to Sports Illustrated, Seattle Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey has emerged as an early candidate for the position set to be created under newly-elected president Carlos Cordeiro.

D.C. United gets Oniel Fisher from Sounders, Lori Lindsey talks U.S. Soccer, and more: Freedom Kicks for 2/8/2018

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MLS rumors? At this time of year? Well, yeah, of course!

Hello everyone! I'm not sure if it's a thing to say ‘Happy Olympics' but the Olympics are starting, so that's cool. Here's what we've got today in soccer news.

Lori Lindsey, One-on-One: What she wants from the next U.S. Soccer president and the need for multiple development pathways - FourFourTwo
Former Washington Spirit player Lori Lindsey (who is currently involved with the Spirit's Development Academy) talks about the U.

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Bocanegra, Friedel appear on National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot for first time

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Thirty-two individuals were named as finalists for the 2018 National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot Monday.

The first-time nominees include former U.S. Men's National Team defender Carlos Bocanegra, USMNT goalkeeper Brad Friedel and midfielder Stuart Holden.

Bobby Convey, Jay DeMerit, Eddie Johnson and Lori Lindsey are the other American newcomers to the ballot, while Thierry Henry and Juan Pablo Angel appear on the ballot for the first time.

Report: Carlos Bocanegra pulls name from consideration for USMNT GM job

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Carlos Bocanegra was named as a candidate for the U.S. Men's National Team general manager job on Thursday, but by that evening, he reportedly removed himself from consideration.

According to Goal USA, Bocanegrawill instead serve as a consultant to newly-elected U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro and CEO Dan Flynn as the two look to hire a GM for the USMNT.

SBI Question of the Day: Who would be your pick for USMNT GM?

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With Carlos Cordeiro officially in office as U.S. Soccer president, the focus has turned towards filling yet another major position. It's a newly-created one, and it's a hire that will have a major impact on the U.S. Men's National Team for years to come.

Cordeiro reportedly met with Dan Flynn on Wednesday to begin the process of hiring a U.

Report: Carlos Bocanegra being considered for USMNT GM role

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Another candidate has emerged for the newly-created U.S. Men's National Team general manager role.

According to Goal USA, former USMNT star and current Atlanta United VP Carlos Bocanegra is a candidate for the position. The news comes following a report earlier this week naming Seattle Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey as a candidate as well.

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Cordeiro replaces Gulati as World Cup bid chair

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The united bid for the 2026 World Cup from the United States, Canada and Mexico has a new face at the front of the bid.

After being elected U.S. Soccer president in February, Carlos Cordeiro replaced Sunil Gulati as chair of the bid. Cordeiro now sits alongside Canadian federation president Steven Reed and Mexican federation president Decio de Maria as co-chairs of the 2026 bid.

Infantino supports election of Cordeiro gollowing USMNT's 'massive failure'

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes newly-elected U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro will help the Americans deal with the "massive failure" of missing out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

"Carlos will have this challenge to make sure the U.S. qualify," Infantino told ESPN. "It's more important to bring in a football culture in the whole country from the youth and training of players to the league system that exists.

SBI Question of the Day: Which issue facing U.S. Soccer is most important to you?

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Now that the United States Soccer Federation has a new leader in Carlos Cordeiro, plenty of issues need to be addressed over the next several years.

On the surface, an overhaul of the U.S. Men's National Team is a hot button issue since they won't be at the World Cup this summer and do not have a full-time head coach, technical director, or general manager.

Carlos Cordeiro elected president of U.S. Soccer

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It took three round of voting, but current U.S. Soccer vice president Carlos Cordeiro was elected the new president of the United States Soccer Federation at their annual general meeting in Orlando on Tuesday.

He ended up with 68.6% of the third round vote.

After one round of voting, Cordeiro and SUM president Kathy Carter were running neck and neck with over 70% of the vote between them.

SBI Question of the Day: Who would you vote for in the U.S. Soccer election?

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After months of campaigning and politicking, the U.S. Soccer presidential election is set for this weekend, and there are a number of candidates that have a legitimate chance at winning the upcoming election.

In many ways, the election is divided into two groups. The first is one that represents a sort of status quo, candidates that have been on the business side and are looking to continue to build on U.

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D.C. United wins, Champions League(s), and more: Freedom Kicks for 2/22/2018

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The NWSL schedule came out on a busy day in soccer

Hello! Happy Thursday to all. Here's another reminder to join our fantasy leagues: the classic league and a head-to-head league.

NWSL announces complete 2018 schedule – Equalizer Soccer
The NWSL (finally) released its schedule.

Washington Spirit make moves, USL gets D-2 approval, and more: Freedom Kicks for January 17, 2018

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Happy Wednesday folks! A lot of stuff dropped yesterday, including the Washington Spirit just making move after move after move. Let's get into all of it:

Washington Spirit trade Crystal Dunn's NWSL rights to North Carolina Courage for Taylor Smith, Ashley Hatch | Black & Red United

Bombshell trades involving the Washington Spirit yesterday, as they sent Crystal Dunn's NWSL rights to the North Carolina Courage for United States internationals Taylor Smith and Ashley Hatch.

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The SBI Soccer Podcast: Episode 1 (CCL, USSF presidential election, and more)

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As the new year rolls on into its second month, and American soccer provides a ton to discuss, SBI Soccer is ready to unveil a new listen for the site's followers: The SBI Soccer Podcast, featuring the site's editorial team.

Co-hosts Joe Hojnacki, Ryan Tolmich, and Joe Tansey will take you on a tour of all things American soccer throughout the course of the MLS season and beyond.

U.S. Soccer Election: SBI Staff Picks

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Since the day the U.S. Men's National Team lost to Trinidad & Tobago, there's been one question on everyone's mind: Now what? How does a program and a federation that, by all measures, failed in 2018 move on? What needs to change?

On Saturday, the process of change begins with the election of a new U.

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Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/7/18

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Hump Day links.

MLS News

Sporting Kansas City announces the signing of Felipe Gutierrez
Sporting Kansas City announced that they have signed Felipe Gutierrez as a Designated Player. Gutierrez is a native of Quintero, Chile and has played for his country 35 times.

NASL calls for U.S. Soccer to hand over records related to potential violation

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The legal battle between the NASL and U.S. Soccer continues.

According to ESPN, the NASL has sent a demand letter calling for U.S. Soccer to turn over all records relating to what the league sees as a potential violation ofthe New York Not-for-Profit Law(N-PCL). The letter called for U.S.

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U.S. U-17’s defeat Norway at Sportchain Cup

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The United States U-17 Men's National Team grabbed a 2-0 win against Norway at the Sportchain Cup in Spain on Tuesday morning.

John Hackworth's team received goals from Gianluca Busio and Adam Saldana to pick up the win.

Saldana's goal was from a toe poke inside of the box, while Busio scored off of a cross by substitute winger Ray Serrano.

Format revealed for 2018 U.S. Open Cup

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U.S. Soccer released the details for this year's edition of the U.S. Open Cup.

A total of 94 teams ranging from MLS all the way down to local amatuer clubs will participate in the tournament. The competition will begin on May 9 and end with the final some time in the month of September.

Of the 94 participating clubs, 52 are amateur teams from the Premier Development League, National Premier Soccer League, and various local amateur leagues throughout the country.

Report: U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid in danger as support for Morocco rises

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The U.S. Mexico and Canada united bid for World Cup 2026 may not be as ironclad as originally thought.

According to ESPN, support for the bid to host the 2026 World Cup is more divided than many foresaw. The report states that, according to many high-ranking FIFA officials, the lone rival bid, Morocco, may not just challenge the North American bid, but has the potential of beating it in this summer's vote.

U.S. Soccer elects a new Boss, Landon Donovan returns (again) & more: Freedom Kicks for 2/12/18

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Oh yeah, and #AnnounceAsad.

Hi. The weather kind of sucked so I was keeping the boy busy and missed whatever business Saturday was about. But if you did as well:

Cordeiro elected U.S. Soccer president (SSFC): Apparently, some contention and a late swerve were involved or something? We'll see how he does I guess.

Howard Webb named PRO General Manager

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One of the game's most recognizable officials is set to expand his role with the Professional RefereeOrganization.

PRO, the organization that oversees officiating in the U.S., announced on Thursday that Howard Webb has been named as the new General Manager. The longtime English official has been with PRO as aVideo Review Operations Manager and will replace the outgoing Peter Walton.