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Christian Pulisic left out of Champions League clash due to muscle injury

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Christian Pulisic will miss a second straight game for Borrusia Dortmund due to the same "muscle injury" that kept the American out of action against Dortmund's match against Stuttgart in league play days prior.

The German side, who have not announced how long Pulisic will be out of action for, take on Tottenham in a vital must-win Champions League match.

Report: Portugal friendly to be only USMNT match of November window

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It appears the November international break will feature just one match for the U.S. Men's National Team.

According to ESPN, the U.S. will only play Portugal as part of the November international break, which runs from the 6-14. The U.S. is set to face the reigning Euro champions in Portugal on Nov.

U.S. Soccer looking towards short, long-term coaching hires in addition to technical director

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The Bruce Arena Era is over, but the search for the next U.S. Men's National Team coach is one that will take quite some time.

Speaking on a conference call on Friday, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati says the federation will take its time when it comes to hiring a new permanent coach. For the time being, the federation will appoint someone to take charge of November friendlies before a more long-term fit is identified at some point later on.

Sunil Gulati will not resign, still mulling over running for new term as U.S. Soccer president

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Sunil Gulati will not be stepping down as U.S. Soccer president and,despite the U.S. Men's National Team's failure to make the World Cup, he remains undecided on his future with the U.S. Soccer program.

Speaking on a conference call with reports on Friday, Gulati stated that he doens't plan to step down from his role as U.

USMNT to play November friendlies in Europe, full 2018 schedule

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Failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup isn't stopping the U.S. Men's National Team from still playing a full schedule in the future.

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati confirmed on Friday morning that there's already a game lined up in November to be set in Europe with another one likely happening as well.

Bruce Arena resigns as USMNT coach

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Bruce Arena's time as U.S. Men's National Team coach is finished.

U.S. Soccer announced on Friday that Arena has resigned from his job following the team's World Cup elimination. As of now, no replacement has been officially named.

Arena took charge of the USMNT back in January following Jurgen Klinsmann's dismissal two games into the Hexagonal.

A look at what's next for the USMNT player pool following World Cup elimination

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Following the U.S. Men's National Team's stunning loss to Trinidad & Tobago and subsequent World Cup elimination, U.S. Soccer president says the road to 2022 starts right now. The hope of 2018 is over, and the U.S. now faces a massive rebuild.

That rebuild will occur from top to bottom.

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.

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.

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.

North American Soccer League

Plenty at stake at Tuesday's NASL injunction hearing

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The NASL's fight agaisnt their loss of Division 2 sanctioning comes to a head in Brooklyn as a federal judge will hear their case against U.S. Soccer.

The often counter-cultural minor league filed for injunctive relief against the U.S. Soccer Federation's September decision to deny their second division sanctioning application.

News roundup: NASL files lawsuit against U.S. Soccer

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NASL files antitrust lawsuit against U.S. Soccer

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After being declined Division II status, the NASL has taken action against U.S. Soccer.

The NASL announced that it has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Per the league's press release, the complaint says that the USSF favors Major League Soccer, "the commercial business partner of the USSF," and the United Soccer League over the NASL, and therefore has "violated federal antitrust laws.

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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Ray of Hope: U.S. Romps in U-17 World Cup Play

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Maybe the future isn't as bleak for the U.S. Men's National Team after all.

Days after the senior side's shocking qualifying debacle, the U.S. U-17s pummeled Paraguay in a 5-0 romp during Monday's Round of 16 clash at the U-17 World Cup at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India.

Report: U.S. to Face Portugal on 11/14

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Less than a week after they fell short of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, the United States will play a friendly against Portugal in Algarve next month according to reports.

According to O Jogo, the Portuguese Football Federation has announced that A Seleccao will face the U.S.

Agudelo ‘Numb’ About WCQ Failure

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Juan Agudelo has worn the U.S. shirt more than a few times over the course of his seven-year international career, so the National Team's failure to secure a World Cup spot last week certainly stings him more than most.

Following New England's win over New York City FC on Sunday, the 24-year-old Revolution forward, who's been capped 26 times with the senior team, spoke about his reaction to the stunning reality that the U.

USA Fails to Qualify for World Cup

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An Omar Gonzalez own goal set the stage for a massively disappointing night for the United States, who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup following Wednesday's 2-1 loss at Trinidad & Tobago.

Gonzalez's wayward clearance found the back of the net in the 17th minute before a 37th minute Alvin Jones blast made it a two-goal deficit going into halftime.

Friday Night Lights

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Jozy Altidore scored and assisted for the U.S. in a 4-0 rout of Panama in Friday's World Cup Qualifier at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

Altidore scored on a Christian Pulisic pass in the 19th minute then struck from the spot in the 43rd minute. Pulisic opened the scoring inside of eight minutes while Bobby Wood closed the account in the 63rd minute.

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.

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.

2026 World Cup

United Bid Committee narrows list of potential 2026 World cup hosts to 32 cities

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There are still several years left before the ball officially starts rolling for the 2026 World Cup, but the North American tournament bid is already starting to develop its shape.

On Wednesday, the United Bid Committee unveiled a list of the 32 cities across North America that can potentially serve as official host cities for the much-anticipated tournament.

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.

The Rest

USL set to bring team to Chicago in 2020

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Chicago is set to be the latest American city with two professional men's soccer teams.

Starting in 2020, the Windy City's north side will be home to a new United Soccer League expansion club, the league announced on Tuesday.

The to-be second division outfit was purchased by Sterling Bay, a developing company based out of Chicago, and will play in a proposed 20,000-seat stadium that will be constructed alongside the Chicago River in the city's Lincoln Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.

Scurry, Machnik elected into National Soccer Hall of Fame

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Former U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Briana Scurry and long time player, coach, referee, and broadcaster Dr. Joe Machnik are the newest members of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

The pair will be inducted in a ceremony in Orlando on Feb. 10.

Scurry was the goalkeeper for the USWNT when they won the 1999 Women's World Cup in a penalty shootout over China.

MLS Ticker: Chris Rolfe, Justin Mapp retire; Galaxy appoint Kurt Schmid and more

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After being away from the pitch for 18 months due to a suffered concussion, Chris Rolfe has called time on his 14-year career.

Rolfe, 34, last played for D.C. United, but spent the majority of his career with the Chicago Fire which he appeared for 178 and scored 48 goals.

The forward made 10 apperances for the U.

Kyle Martino joins race for U.S. Soccer presidency

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The push for the presidency of U.S. Soccer continues to add new candidates.

Kyle Martino has officially joined the list of candidates ahead of the upcoming election. The former U.S. Men's National Team midfielder revealed his candidacy on Monday and will take a hiatus from his broadcasting duties with NBC to enter the race.

Report: Landon Donovan considering running for U.S. Soccer president

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A very familiar face is considering a run at the U.S. Soccer presidency.

According to Sports Illustrated, Landon Donovan has been asked by a number of figures throughout American soccer to consider a running for U.S. Soccer president. Current president Sunil Gulati said on Friday that he has yet to decide if he will run again come February.

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.