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Report: Jonathan Gonzalez on Mexico radar following recommendation from Monterrey coach

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Californian native Jonathan Gonzalez has been fundamental in Monterrey's unbeaten record eight matchess into Liga MX's 2017 Apertura, which currently has 'Rayados' reigning supreme in Mexico's unpredictable table.

The 18-year-old midfielder has been a stalwart to head coach Antonio 'Turco' Mohamed, who, after granting Gonzalez and his first minutes in Liga MX play, is reportedly now speaking highly and recommending the Santa Clara born U-20 U.

Jozy Altidore a big winner after leaving USMNT demons behind with first trophy

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Heading into Wednesday night, Jozy Altidore had only one thing on his mind.

The USMNT forward simply wanted to lift a first, and overdue, trophy while representing his country at Levi's Stadium after what has been an up and down 10-year international journey.

Jordan Morris makes USMNT statement on CONCACAF's biggest stage

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Just hours after Landon Donovan's criticism on the future of the USMNT's individual talent surfaced the web, Jordan Morris delivered a heroic goal against Jamaica in this year's edition of the Gold Cup final, which should have many thinking twice about his present and future role up top.

Michael Bradley empowering USMNT on ahead of Gold Cup final

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. The USMNT have relied on Michael Bradley as their talisman in the midfield for the last number of years with his success eventually leading him to a permanent captain role from 2015 onwards.

That specific role has fit 29-year-old to perfect size. There is an apparent elevation in his level of play, more so in his manner of leading as a captain, which has all parts of the USMNT side reaping in benefits.

Confidence in Bruce Arena propels USMNT to Gold Cup success

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. When Bruce Arena took over the U.S. Men's National Team for the second time in November after a decade in MLS, the team had been stripped of reasons to aspire for trophies and was in desperate need help. The lifting of CONCACAF's highest trophy in Chicago in 2013 had become a distant memory, only a blurred television recollection for a handful of Arena's current players.

USMNT not selling unexpected finalist Jamaica short ahead of Gold Cup final

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SAN JOSE, Calif. It was apparent from the get-go that the U.S. Men's National Team and Mexico shared the title as heavy favorites to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final at Levis' Stadium come Wednesday.

But thanks to Kemar Lawrence's stunning free-kick strike in the dying minutes of Jamaica's semifinal victory over Mexico, the narrative has taken a major turn, making Bruce Arena and his men clear cut favorites to win a sixth Gold Cup.

USMNT looking to challenge in-form Blake in Gold Cup final

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Andre Blake continued his rise as one of the top goalkeepers in MLS throughout 2016, with his impressive performances earning him a spot in last year's All-Star game in San Jose. Fast forward 11 months, and the Jamaican remains a dominant topic in the Silicon Valley.

USMNT look for sharpness against Nicaragua

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Bruce Arena and the USMNT have a chance to finish the CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage strong against Nicaragua after turning in two underwhelming performances against Panama and Martinique.

"Game one was not our best game, but give Panama credit as well, and the same to Martinique," said Bruce Arena at a press conference Friday, "But I think we've made progress and we're headed in the right direction.

Danny Williams signs two-year deal with Huddersfield Town

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Another American will be featuring in the English Premier League this upcoming season.

Danny Williams has sealed a move to play in the EPL after signing a two-year deal with newly-promotedHuddersfield Town on Tuesday, according to the Terrier's official website.

Williams' move to Huddersfield comes after the German-American midfielder's contract with Championship side Reading FC ran out; arriving to John Smith's Stadium on a free transfer.

FIFA approves Saeif's change to USMNT

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The U.S. Men's National Team has officially gained the services of another talented dual-national midfielder.

KAA Gent midfielder Kenny Saief has officially changed his association to the U.S. after representing Israel at the youth levels, U.S. Soccer announced. The 23-year-old attacking mid made appearances for Israel up to the senior level in a pair of friendlies, but his one-time switch means that he will only be allowed to represent the U.

Report: Klinsmann firing cost U.S. Soccer $6.2 million

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While nobody can argue that the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann and return of Bruce Arena as U.S. Men's National Team head coach has been anything but a success on the field, U.S. Soccer's checkbook is certainly feeling a bit of pain.

According to a document from the 2017 USSF Annual General Meeting, firing Klinsmann cost the federation about $6.

Pulisic, Saief, Dwyer and Jesse Gonzalez included in USMNT preliminary Gold Cup roster

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The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup may not kick off until July 7th, but the 40-man preliminary roster was announced on Saturday evening for the U.S. Men's National Team.

Bruce Arena's side kicks off their Gold Cup schedule a day later, facing off with Panama. Martinique and Nicaraguaalso round out the U.

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Lalas Calls Out Local Product Cameron

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In a televised rant about the recent setbacks suffered by the United States Men's National Team, Alexi Lalas called out a number of the squad's stars, including Attleboro, Mass. native Geoff Cameron.

During Sunday night's broadcast of the Seattle Sounders-LA Galaxy game on Fox Sports 1, Lalas ripped into individual players, including Cameron and former Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey, and admonished the team as a group, calling them "soft, underperforming tattooed millionaires.

Wood to the Rescue

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Bobby Wood came off the bench to score a late equalizer, helping the United States pocket a valuable road point in a 1-1 draw to Honduras in Tuesday's World Cup Qualifier at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Asula, Honduras.

Wood tallied in the 85th minute amid a scramble that followed a Kellyn Acosta free kick that was adroitly saved by Luis Lopez.

U.S. Suffers Disastrous Defeat

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The United States suffered a disastrous home defeat in Friday's shock 2-0 loss to Costa Rica in a critical World Cup Qualifier at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

Marcos Urena put the U.S. in the hole thanks to a 30th minute strike before closing the door on the Americans with an 82nd minute goal.

Cameron Called up for WCQs

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Attleboro, Mass. native and Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron was called up by U.S. head coach Bruce Arena ahead of Friday's World Cup Qualifier vs. Costa Rica.

Cameron, who has 53 career caps on his C.V., was one of 26 players called in for the crucial match, which will take place at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.

U.S. Wins Gold Cup on Late Goal

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The United States claimed their first CONCACAF Gold Cup title since 2013 on the back of a late Jordan Morris goal, which sealed a 2-1 win over Jamaica in Wednesday's tournament final at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

In the waning stages of a 1-1 match, Morris ripped a loose ball amid a scramble that found the back of the net in the 89th minute.

USA Advances to Gold Cup Final

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Two years after their embarrassing run in the 2015 Gold Cup, the United States booked its ticket to this year's tournament final after beating Costa Rica 2-0 in Saturday's semifinal in Houston, Tx.

Jozy Altidore scored the breakthrough in the 72nd minute while former Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey capped the scoring in the 82nd minute.

U.S. Advances to Semifinals

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The United States advanced to the Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday after they soundly defeated El Salvador 2-0 on a muggy night at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

The Americans found offense from unexpected sources, as defenders Omar Gonzalez (41st minute) and Eric Lichaj (45+2 minute) tallied the goals.

Kraft Named Honorary Chair of 2026 WC Bid Group

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Revolution owner/investor Robert Kraft was named the Honorary Chairman of the Board for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the United States that will oversee the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America on Tuesday.

Kraft, who secured Foxboro Stadium as one of the nine host venues for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, was one of the first investors in MLS with the Revolution's inception in 1995.

Rowe Returns to Revs

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Kelyn Rowe's first stint with the United States Men's National Team has concluded after coach Bruce Arena revamped his Gold Cup roster on Sunday.

The Revolution midfielder scored in Saturday's 3-0 win over Nicaragua before he was among six released from camp to make room for goalkeepers Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez, midfielders Michael Bradley and Darlington Nagbe and forwards Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey.

Agudelo Starts in Wild Win Over Martinique

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Revolution striker Juan Agudelo started up top for the United States in Wednesday's wild 3-2 Gold Cup win over Martinique in Group B play at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

Agudelo's inclusion in the XI was his first of the tournament while fellow Revolution teammate Kelyn Rowe, who started in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Panama, was among the substitutes on Wednesday.

Rowe Assists in Draw to Panama

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Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe played an important role in Saturday's 1-1 draw between the U.S. and Panama during the first match of Group B play of the Gold Cup at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tn.

Rowe helped unlock a scoreless match in the 50th minute when he took on a pair of defenders and sent a low left-footed pass centrally for Dom Dwyer, who tapped it through.

Rowe Debuts for U.S. in Win over Ghana

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Revolution midfielder/defender Kelyn Rowe started in his international debut for the United States in Saturday's 2-1 win over Ghana at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Ct.

Rowe, who starred at various youth levels for the U.S. before making his senior team debut, was stationed at central midfielder in Saturday's international friendly.

U.S. Earns Point at Azteca

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Michael Bradley scored from distance and the U.S. held on to squeeze a point from Sunday's World Cup Qualifier against Mexico at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

Bradley opened the scoring when he blasted a shot from 40 yards that beat Guillermo Ochoa off his line to put the guests ahead inside of six minutes.

Pulisic Powers U.S. to Victory

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Christian Pulisic pounded a pair of shots between the posts to power the United States to a 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago in Thursday's World Cup Qualifier at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Col.

The 18-year-old midfielder scored in the 52nd and 62nd minutes while Tim Howard thwarted a pair of dangerous opportunities authored by the guests to secure the victory.

Boston City, Omens Set for 2nd Round

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The second round of the U.S. Open Cup tournament will feature an intriguing clash of clubs from the Hub on Wednesday as Boston City FC (NPSL) hosts GPS Omens (BSSL) at Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere, Mass.

The Lions will be playing on short rest, as Wednesday's fixture will be their third in eight days.

North American Soccer League

NASL's future in doubt after loss of D2 sanctioning

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The North American Soccer League is gearing up for another existential crisis.

After the league had a near brush with death last winter when two clubs left town for their rivals in the USL, two clubs closed up shop entirely, and one extremely high profile club nearly folded due to financial pressure, they get to go through the entire scare once again after the league's DII application was rejected by U.

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.

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41 cities across North America bid for to serve as host cities for 2026 World Cup

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The united North American trio bid is starting to take shape.

On Thursday, 41 cities across the United States, Mexico and Canada officially submitted bids to serve as Official Host Cities for the North American pending bid of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Of which, the United Bid Committee (UBC) will trim down to shortlist of cities later this fall.

Moggio: 2026 World Cup in North America can showcase 'unified region'

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Apr 10, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montaglian, left United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, center and, Mexican Football Federation president Decio de Maria, center hold the agreement at a press conference at World Trade Center. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

For CONCACAF secretary generalPhilippe Moggio, the proposed 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada can showcase a "diversified, unified region.

Gulati: U.S, Mexico, Canada 'prepared' for World Cup bidding process in wake of Morocco competition

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On FIFA's deadline for competing bids, North America has moved one step closer to hosting the 2026 World Cup, even if there is a new competitor in the fold.

As expected, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced their official bid to formally going the competition of hosting the 2026 World Cup on American, Mexican and Canadian soil.

Canada, Mexico, U.S. officially form World Cup Bid Committee

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Though its creation shocks nobody, the official formation of the 2026 World Cup bid committee by Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. is a significant step towards hosting the upcoming 48-team World Cup.

In an official statement, the bid committee, named United 2026, was unveiled by officials from the three confederations, who laid out its structure and operations.

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Report: Boston attorney Gans considering challenging Gulati for U.S. Soccer presidency

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For the past three elections, Sunil Gulati has run opposed for the role of U.S. Soccer president, but it appears he may finally face a challenger in the next election.

Speaking to the Washington Post,Steven Gans, a Boston attorney who has worked in soccer in a variety of different roles, says he is considering running in the next election.

Gulati 'pleased' as FIFA approves fast-tracking of 2026 World Cup process

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North America won't have exclusive bidding rights to the 2026 World Cup, but FIFA did approve the fast-tracking process to determine hosting duty, making the path a bit easier for the combined bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

At Wednesday's FIFA congress, FIFA officially approved the fast-tracking process with ninety-three percent of the 209 members voting in favor of the plan.

The Rest

Tab Ramos signs extension to continue as U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director, U-20 coach

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Tab Ramos is set to continue on in his roles with U.S. Soccer.

The federation announced on Tuesday that Ramos has signed a contract extension that will see him stay on asU.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director and U-20 Men's National Team head coach. Ramos has served in the former role since 2013 while he took charge of the latter two years prior.

Sargent, Weah, Carleton headline U.S. U-17 roster for upcoming trip to Czech Republic

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U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team head coach John Hackworth announced a 22-player roster on Thursday afternoon that will head to Prague, Czech Republic for the 2017 International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek from August 21st-27th.

Headlining the roster are Andrew Carleton, Josh Sargent, and Timothy Weah.

Hope Solo hopeful of return to field, 'unlikely' USWNT return

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Though her time with the U.S. Women's National Team is likely through, Hope Solo does not believe her playing career is over.

After being suspended and eventually having her contract terminated by U.S. Soccer last year following the Rio Olympics, Solo is eyeing a potential return to the field, according to the New York Post.

Miami FC, Kingston Stockade file claim to take pro/rel issue to CAS

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The fight to institute promotion/relegation in the United States is being taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

NASL side Miami FC and NPSL club Kingston Stockade FC filed a claim on Thursday with CAS to require the U.S. Soccer Federation to adopt promotion and relegation across all levels of U.

National Independent Soccer Association set to launch in 2018

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Peter Wilt, founder of the Chicago Fire and de facto ruler of lower division soccer in America, announced his intention to form a new NASL-affiliated Division 3 league earlier in the year. Those plans now seem to be reaching fruition.

Wilt announced that the National Independent Soccer Association would launch in 2018 in an interview with Midfield Press.