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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.

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.

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.

USMNT Returns to Hartford in July

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The United States Men's National Team will return to the region on Jul. 1 for a pre-Gold Cup friendly against Ghana at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in Hartford, Ct.

The match, which will kickoff at 4:45pm, will take place one week before the U.S.'s Gold Cup match against Panama on Jul. 8. The U.

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.

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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.

USA, Mexico & Canada Announce Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

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From the 102nd and top floor of the One World Trade Center in Manhattan, the soccer federations of United States, Canada and Mexico announced their intention to formally submit a unified bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Monday.

The three nations have hosted 13 FIFA World Cups combined (Men's, Women's and Youth), which is more than any other trio of geographically connected nations, and set attendance records for five of those events.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Gulati confident in joint bid following extensive negotiation process

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The process of putting together a World Cup bid is just that: a process. There are so many discussions, so many hurdles to clear to prepare for the decisions to come. Long before the formality of it all is revealed to the world, so much work is done behind the scenes, away from the bright lights that will hopefully come.

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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.

Herzog: MLS didn't listen to advice from Klinsmann

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Though Jurgen Klinsmann's time in charge of the U.S. Men's National Team is over, residual drama from his time in charge remains.

Former USMNT assistant coach Andy Herzog elaborated on the relationship between Klinsmann, MLS, and commissioner Don Garber, stating that the latter groups had no interest in taking advice from Klinsmann, reports ESPN FC.

Class action lawsuit against Bradley, Yedlin, Dempsey dismissed

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A class-action lawsuit brought forth by three American youth clubs was dismissed by the U.S. District CourtEastern District of Texas, Sherman Division. The suit was filed by the Chicago Sockers, Dallas Texans and Crossfire Premier on the question of if youth clubs can collect training fees for its players that turned into professionals.

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.

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.