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Dempsey's return sparks USMNT's return to form

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Clint Dempsey hasn't played in an international match for the U.S. in the last nine months due to an irregular heartbeat that sidelined him for the second half of the 2016 Major League Soccer season and the first two World Cup qualifiers – then with the national team under Jurgen Klinsmann.

USMNT bounces back from rough Hex start, crushes Honduras

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When it rains, it pours – literally.

The U.S. Men's National Team entered Friday night's World Cup qualifier needing a win against Honduras to keep their World Cup hopes alive. They got that and awhole lot more, routing the Hondurans 6-0 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.

U.S. head coach Bruce Arena talked about his team's excitement for the match the day before during his press conference and his players put that enthusiasm on full display throughout the 90 minutes.

Wondolowski added to USMNT roster ahead of World Cup qualifying

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A U.S. Men's National Team camp in San Jose wouldn't feel quite right without Chris Wondolowski involved.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that the San Jose Earthquakes forward is set to join the team for camp ahead of a pair of crucial World Cup qualifiers. Wondolowski is set to begin training with the team Tuesday at Avaya Stadium.

Arena set to be cautious with Howard, Dempsey, Cameron as USMNT prepares for WCQ

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The first two competitive matches of Bruce Arena's second time around as U.S. Men's National Team manager are two weeks away. With time ticking down before the renewal of the Hexagonal round, Arena is trying to figure out the availability of three of his biggest players.

U.S. Soccer unveils new red kit for 2017

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The U.S. Men's and Women's National Team have a new look as they head towards vital matches in the coming months.

U.S. Soccer unveiled a new red Nike kit on Tuesday. The USMNT will begin wearing the kit in March's key World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Honduras while the USWNT will introduce the kit during the SheBelieves Cup, which is set for March 1-7.

U.S. Senators send letter to Garber, SUM requesting USMNT, USWNT revenue information

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News has been quiet on the "Equal pay for equal play" front for some time, but two U.S. Senators have made headlines with their letter to MLS commissioner Don Garber.

Patty Murray, Senator from Washington, and Dianne Feinstein, Senator from California, penned a letter to Don Garber with respect to his role as CEO of Soccer United Marketing,which owns the marketing rights for the U.

U.S. Soccer protests Wood, Jones cards against Ecuador

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U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was visibly upset with Jermaine Jones' sending off against Ecuador, and now, U.S. Soccer is set to appeal that decision.

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Friday that the team will not only look for Jones' suspension to be overturned, but that Bobby Wood also have his yellow card rescinded from the USMNT'smatch against Ecuador.

Pulisic makes history, shows poise ahead of Copa America

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas — For those following the U.S. Men's national team, any time Dortmund's 17-year-old Christian Pulisic takes the field is a landmark.A player so young playing in a top European league and featuring regularly with the national team is somethingto behold.

Pulisic and the national team completed their preparation for the upcoming Copa America Saturday night with arout of Bolivia, 4-0, at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kans.


U.S. Hammers Honduras in Qualifier

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Former Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey put three in the back of the Honduras net to send the United States to an emphatic 6-0 victory in Friday's World Cup Qualifying match at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.

Dempsey, who missed the U.

Cameron Called Up for Qualifying; Agudelo Left Behind

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It was a mix of good and disappointing news for regional soccer fans as Attleboro, Mass. native Geoff Cameron was called up by the U.S. for the next round of World Cup Qualifying while Revolution striker Juan Agudelo did not make the 24-man roster.

Midnight Surprise: U.S. Soccer Unveils New Kit Overnight

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Apparently, there's no hour too late to release a new kit even if it's right after the stroke of midnight.

Six minutes after midnight on Wednesday, U.S. Soccer unveiled an all-red look that'll be worn by both senior sides this year.

Similar to the current home jersey, the red jersey is adorned with several patriotic flares throughout the material, including "1 Nation" and "1 Team" on the inside cuffs of the sleeve, in addition to "USA" displayed on the neckline.

Why the Revs Should Adopt the Denim Kit

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Throughout the week, the Revolution have been giving glimpses of their 2017-18 secondary kit via social media, with the full reveal to arriving on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. And from what we can tell, red is out, and white is back as the dominant color.

A second peek at the 2017 Secondary #NERevsKit ?

Ex-Rev Feilhaber Back in NT Fold

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Five years. 60 months. 1,839 days, to be precise. No matter how you slice it, there's no debate Benny Feilhaber has waited quite a while for his 44th cap with the United States National Team.

The playmaker's last appearance came on Jan. 21, 2012 in a 1-0 win over Venezuela.

US Edges Jamaica on Morris Goal

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Former Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber assisted on the deciding goal from Jordan Morris which gave the United States a 1-0 in over Jamaica in Friday's friendly at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn.

With the hour approaching and few solid scoring opportunities seen from either side, Feilhaber collected a pass from Dax McCarty then ran at goal before sliding right for Morris.

U.S. Romps in Win Over St. Vincent

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Bobby Wood scored and set up a penalty before halftime to steer the U.S. to an emphatic 6-0 win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Friday's World Cup Qualifier at Arnos Vale Stadium in St. Vincent.

Wood hit paydirt on a brilliant 28th minute shot from the edge of the box and used his speed to elude a pair of home defenders before he was hauled down inside the area in the 42nd minute, setting up Jozy Altidore's 43rd minute penalty strike.

Onto the Semifinals

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The United States booked its ticket to the Copa America quarterfinals after staking a 2-1 semifinal win over Ecuador on Thursday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wa.

Former Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey opened the account in the 22nd minute before Gyasi Zardes doubled the U.S. advantage in the 65th minute.

USA Advances on Dempsey’s Strike

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Former Revolution draft pick Clint Dempsey scored early to send the United States to the Copa America quarterfinals in Saturday's 1-0 win over Paraguay at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Dempsey struck in the 27th minute after corralling a Gyasi Zardes cross inside the box and burying it to give the U.

Stuttering Start for U.S. in Copa Opener

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If the United States somehow manages to make a deep run in Copa America tournament, Friday's performance certainly won't serve as the springboard.

Christian Zapata put the Americans in early hole they'd never climb out of as Colombia cruised to a 2-0 win during Friday's tournament opener at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

U.S. Debutant Arriola Scores, Assists in Win

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U.S. debutant Paul Arriola scored hist first international goal to help his squad secure a 3-1 win their first-ever meeting with Puerto Rico on Sunday at Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

Arriola collected his first goal for the senior side in the 56th minute on a ball set up by Boston College alum Alejandro Bedoya, who donned the captain's armband for the first time during his international career.

USWNT Crush Colombia in Hartford

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The U.S. Women's National Team collected goals from a half-dozen sources in Wednesday's 7-0 romp of Colombia in front of a record Nutmeg State crowd of 21,792 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Ct.

Crystal Dunn opened the account in the 27th minute while Allie Long tallied in the 32nd and 65th minutes.

Another Summer Stuck at Home

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The U.S. Men's National Team Under-23s will be stuck at home for the second straight Summer Olympic tournament after falling 2-1 (3-2 on aggregate) to Colombia in Tuesday's Qualifying Playoff 2nd Leg at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Tx.

After securing a 1-1 draw in Colombia on Friday, the U.S.

U.S. Under-17 National Team

U.S. U-17 residency program set to close after 18 years

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Throughout the program's 18 years, the U.S. Under-17 residency program has helped develop some of the top players in U.S. Men's National Team history. However, with the rise of academies throughout the country, the program is set to close its doors.

The U-17 residency program is set to complete its final semester after 18 years in Brandenton, Fla.

22 players called-up for USMNT U-17 training camp in Jamaica

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It's a very academy-heavy list of players that heads to Jamaica for the upcoming U.S. U-17 Men's National Team camp.

22 players will make the trip to the Caribbean for two matches against hosts Jamaica, as head coach John Hackworth named his roster for the November 2nd and November 6th matches.


Infantino: Travel ban could hurt U.S. 2026 World Cup bid

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino hasn't outright stated the Trump administration's travel ban on Muslim countries would stop the U.S. from winning a 2026 World Cup bid, but the implication of his statements are fairly heavy.

Speaking in London on Thursday, Infantino made clear that a country wishing to host the World Cup must be accessible for all participating nations.

UEFA president: U.S. travel ban would harm potential World Cup bid

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The United States remains a candidate to host the 2026 World Cup but, according to a top FIFA official, a recent political development could have a negative impact on the country's chances of securing the right to house the world's biggest tournament.

UEFA presidentAleksander Ceferin says that U.

Sunil Gulati

Gulati: U.S. 2026 World Cup bid 'secondary' to immigration ban

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Though confirming the potential for a 2026 U.S. World Cup bid was still in discussion and not yet decided, USSF president Sunil Gulati stated that any bid concerns were 'secondary' to the Trump administration's current immigration ban.

Among the myriad concerns originating from the immigration ban from several predominantly Muslim countries, a potential U.

Gulati shoots down reports of combined Copa America, Gold Cup

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Sunil Gulati admits that a tournament similar to the Copa America Centenario could be a possibility for the future, but the U.S. Soccer president insists that talks of ongoing discussions are a bit premature.

According to Gulati, there have been no discussions between CONCACAF and CONMEBOL with regards to combining the Copa America and Gold Cup.

Gulati says no decisions made on 2026 World Cup, joint bid with Mexico

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Votingfor the 2026 World Cup is still several years away, and Sunil Gulati says that U.S. Soccer remains unsure of how, and if, the federation will present themselves as potential hosts.

According to a recent ESPN report, John Motta, a U.S. Soccer board member, says the federation has been considering a joint bid with Mexico for the 2026 tournament, which will see the host nation determined in May 2020.

New York Cosmos

Report: Cosmos cease operations as owners negotiate sale

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The New York Cosmos recent struggles took another, potentially fatal, turn this weekend.

The Cosmos have reportedly ceased operations and released their players and staff, according to Big Apple Soccer. The team could be saved, however, as the Cosmos ownership have entered negotiations with a New York group for the purchase of the team, along with several million dollars in debt.

Cosmos academy vision taking shape with approval from U.S. Soccer

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Since their rebirth, the New York Cosmos have set out to create an in-house academy to rival any in the world. Boasting a grand vision of a state-of-the-art in-house academy program, the Cosmos' efforts took a major step forward with the introduction of theUnder-13 and Under-14 age groups.

Following approval from U.

U.S. Women's National Team

U.S. Soccer releases statement following Rapinoe kneeling protest

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Megan Rapinoe's ongoing protest of the national anthem extended to Thursday night's U.S. Women's National Team match, prompting a statement from U.S. Soccer.

The midfielder kneltonce again during thenational anthem prior to the USWNT's lopsided win over Thailand. The gesture is one that Rapinoe has done for several weeks in an effort toprotest social inequalities following inspiration from NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Sunil Gulati speaks out against Hope Solo's 'highly inapropriate' postgame comments

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Hope Solo caused shockwaves with her comments following the U.S. Women's National Team's surprising loss to Sweden, prompting U.S. Soccer's president to speak out.

Sunil Gulati called Solo's postgame comments "highly inappropriate" in the aftermath of the USWNT's Olympic quarterfinal elimination.

Garber, Chastain among 2016 National Soccer Hall of Fame Class

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Two U.S. Women's National Team legends and the current MLS commissioner received the highest of honors on Thursday.

Brandi Chastain, Shannon MacMillan and Don Garber were elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2016, U.S. Soccer announced.

Carli Lloyd expected to miss 3-6 weeks following MCL injury

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The U.S. Women's National Team appears to have dodged a bullet in regards to one of its most important players.

After sustaining an injury with club side Houston Dash on Saturday, midfielder Carli Lloyd is set to miss three-to-six weeks. An MRI revealed the reigning FIFA Women's Player of the Year suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain, in addition to a slight hamstring pull.

Five USWNT players file complaint against U.S. Soccer over wage discrimination

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The U.S. Women's National Team has found themselves in a battle with U.S. Soccer in recent months, and that battle continued with another step on Tuesday.

Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo have filed afederal complaint charging U.

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

U.S. U-19s involved in brawl during loss to Bahrain

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The U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team's clash with Bahrain got very, very ugly, as a brawl broke out between the two sides due to a late incident.

On the field, the U.S. fell, 3-1, but it was what happened just before the final whistle that marred Monday's match. Just moments before the final whistle, a brawl broke out between the two teams, as benches cleared and control was lost.

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.

The Rest

U.S. Soccer announces format for 2017 U.S. Open Cup

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With questions surrounding how the USL's new Division II status would affect the tournament, U.S. Soccer announced the format and list of participating teams for the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

The first round of the tournament is set for May 10th as 28 matches will be played by 56 Open Division teams from the PDL, NPSL, and local qualifiers.

U.S. U-20s 4, Haiti 1: Match Highlights

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Namazi names squad for U.S. U-18 January camp

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Some of the youngest American prospects will earn a chance to impress U.S. U-18 Men's National Team boss Omid Namazi for the first time in 2017 during a week-long January camp. Twenty-eight players were named to Namazi's roster and they will spend the next week training at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.