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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.

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.

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.

Dempsey, Bradley among nominees for 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year

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Clint Dempsey remains in pursuit of Landon Donovan's all-time U.S. Men's National Team scoring record, but Dempsey could level Donovan in another area that yields a significant piece of hardware.

Dempsey is one of five nominees for the 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year award, which will be unveiled on Friday.

U.S. Soccer unveils policy to remove heading from youth teams

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Heading is set to be a thing of the past in U.S. youth teams across the country.

U.S. Soccer introduced safety initiatives to address head injury concerns on Monday, and one policy will see strict limits set on youth players heading the ball during games and practice, according to The New York Times.

Morris, Rubin among U.S. U-23 roster for Brazil friendly

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Fresh off call-ups to the senior side, Jordan Morris, Rubio Rubin, Emerson Hyndman and Cody Cropper are set to join up with the U.S. U-23 Men's National Team for an October camp.

U.S. Soccer announced the U-23's full 21-man squad Friday as the team prepares for next week's trip to Brazil, where they will train for three days before taking on Brazil's U-23'sOct.

Wright scores hat-trick as U.S. U-17s crush Costa Rica in Panama tournament opener

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By DAN KARELL

Haji Wright continued his fine form in a U.S.youth national team uniform with another impressive performance on Wednesday afternoon.

The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team kicked off the Panama U-17 tournament with a 5-2 rout against Costa Rica.

U.S. youth international Stanko tears ACL with SC Freiburg

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By CARL SETTERLUND

One of the rising U.S. Men's National Team prospects has been dealt a setback.

Former Under-20 U.S. star Caleb Stanko signed his first professional deal back in May with German club SC Freiberg, but will need to wait a while longer to make his Bundesliga debut after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligamentin training.

U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team 1, Argentina U-20 1

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U-20 USMNT open Argentina training camp with win vs. Racing Club reserves

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By DAN KARELL

The Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team kicked off their Argentina training camp on a positive note.

Two first half goals, one from Zach Pfeffer and one from Romain Gall, led the U-20s to a 2-0 victory over Racing Club reserves in a friendly match on Thursday morning.

Gall, Martir replace Thompson, Turner for U-20 USMNT training camp

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By DAN KARELL

The Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team have made a couple of late additions to their roster for this month's training camp.

With the U-20s set to fly to Buenos Aires on Monday, head coach Tab Ramos called in both Columbus Crew midfielder Romain Gall and Chivas de Guadalajara defender Luis Martir as replacements for San Jose Earthquakes forward Tommy Thompson and Orlando City defender Tyler Turner.

U-18 USMNT victorious in International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek final

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After emerging from the group unscathed, the Under-18 U.S. Men's National Team continued their winning ways into the final of theInternational Tournament of Vaclav Jezek.

The U-18′swere crowned tournament champions Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Ukraine in Zlin,Czech Republic due to a 47th minuteMukwelle Akale finish.

U-18 USMNT 3, Hungary 1: Match Highlights

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U-18 USMNT overcome halftime deficit to beat Hungary

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By DAN KARELL

The Under-18 U.S. Men's National Team produced a stunning comeback victory in their opening match atthe 21st International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek in the Czech Republic.

Holding a one-goal deficit at halftime, the U.

Jonathan Klinsmann trains with Stuttgart youth academy

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Jonathan Klinsmannhas a taste of German soccer.

The 17-year-old goalkeeper recently trained with the Stuttgart youth academy in Germanyin preparations for a trip to the Czech Republic with the U-18 U.S. Men's National Team to compete in the21st International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek.

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SBI's Top 10 Storylines of 2017

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The 2017 calendar year was a roller coaster, to say the least. There were moments of hope scattered throughout a year headlined by one massive unmistakable drop.

From MLS history to World Cup misery, 2017 had a little bit of everything. We saw stars emerge and falter, teams thrive and collapse and storylines emerge that never seemed possible.

U.S. Soccer hoping to lock down international commitment from Bayern prospect Tillman

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The name Timothy Tillman may not be familiar to fans of the U.S. Men's National Team just yet, but that should change quickly as the 18-year-old midfielder generates interest from around Europe.

The Bayern Munich youth prospect was linked with Barcelona, according to Goal.com. Tillman's home at the club level isn't the only thing being fought over, as the United States is looking to make the 18-year-old the latest German-American to join up with the Yanks in a camp.

U-18 USMNT defeats Czech Republic to move to tournament final

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Under-18 U.S. Men's National Team will be playing for some hardware this weekend.

A day after rallying to pick up a 3-1 win over Hungary, the Americans reached the final of the 21st International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek with a 3-2 victory against the Czech Republic.

U.S. Under-20 National Team

Klinsmann, Barbir, Akale headline 25-player squad for U.S. U-20 camp

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The preparations for the U-20 World Cup in May continue this week as 25 players assemble in London for a week-long training camp led by head coach Tab Ramos.

European-based players Danny Barbir, Sebastian Des Pres, Emmanuel Sabbi, James Murphy, Mukwelle Akale, Stephen Paybe and Justin Vom Steeg join a group of players based in the United States to complete the 25-man squad that will all have a chance to impress Ramos.

U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team 2, Racing Club Reserves 0: Match Highlights

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U-20 USMNT ends Argentina trip with comeback win, draw

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team has left Argentina feeling pretty good about itself.

The U.S. ended its trip to Buenos Aires on Tuesday by playing to a 1-1 draw with Argentina's U-20s, giving the Americans a 2-0-1 record in the three friendlies they played there during the past week.

Earthquakes’ Thompson among 19 players called in for U-20 training camp

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The U.S. Men's U-20 National Team is set to embark on a 10-day training camp to kick off September, and head coach Tab Ramos has taken the chance to call in slew of familiar faces.

U.S. Soccer announced Friday that Ramos has selected a 19-player roster for a training camp inBuenos Aires, Argentina that is set to take place from Sept.

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U.S. U-19s top Ukraine to reach Slovakia Cup final

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The U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team will soon be playing for some silverware, and it can thank an own goal for that.

The U.S. defeated Ukraine, 2-1, on Tuesday to book a spot inthe Slovakia Cup final, and the decisive tally came on a first-half own goal. Captain and midfielder Weston McKennie opened the scoring for the young Americans in the 27th minute, but the game-winner came six minutes later when a Ukraine player hitthe ball over his own goal line.

Calvillo looks to step up for Cosmos, country after captaining U.S. U-19s

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At just 18-years-old, Eric Calvillo has played in a World Cup, signed a professional contract and captained his country in an international tournament. With those experiences still fresh on his mind, the midfielder is now looking to take even bigger leaps in 2016.

Calvillo, who signed his first contract with the New York Cosmos in January, achieved a major goal in representing his country during October's Under-17 World Cup.

U.S. U-19s finish scoreless in Copa de Atlantico after losing to Canary Islands

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The newly-created U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team's start to 2016 has not goneas well as envisioned.

The U.S. ended its Copa de Atlantico campaign on Friday with a 1-0 loss to lowly Canary Islands, which were playing with 10 men. Brad Friedel's side held the man-advantage since the first half, but was unable to capitalize and finished the tournament scoreless.

U.S. U-19s overwhelmed by France in Copa de Atlantico

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After falling to Spain in its first game of the Copa de Atlantico, the U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team was overwhelmed in itssophomore effort of the tournament.

The U.S. was thrashed by France, 5-0, on Wednesday in its second game of the tournament, which is being held in the Canary Islands and marks Brad Friedel's first tournament in charge of the U-19 group.

Brad Friedel's U.S. U-19 roster prepares for first 2016 tournament

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The U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team first tournament of 2016 is just around the corner, and head coach Brad Friedel revealed his first roster of the new year for it.

The Copa de Atlantico tournament in Canary Islands, Spain, began on Wednesday and will run until Feb. 6. The Americans will play Spain on Feb.

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Pulisic, Wright headline U.S. U-17 roster for October tournament

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Ahead of this week's Panama U-17 International Tournament, U.S. U-17 Men's National Team head coach Richie Williams has called in a roster full of familiar faces.

MidfielderChristian Pulisic and forward Haji Wright, who have each scored 11 international goals this year, headline William's 20-man roster that is set to take on Costa Rica, Canada and hosts Panama from Oct.

U.S. U-17’s to host England, Australia, and Brazil in 2014 Nike International Friendlies

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After emerging victorious in 2013, the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team is set to defend its crown in the 2014Nike International Friendlies.

The tournament, which is set to take place between Nov. 28 to Dec. 3 inLakewood Ranch, Florida, will see the U.

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USWNT caps off two-game series with Mexico with high-scoring win

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The U.S. Women's National Team wrapped up a two-match series against Mexico in entertaining fashion, recording a 6-2 victory on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Once again, the first goal of the match came in its opening minutes and from Mallory Pugh. In the third minute, Megan Rapinoe found the 19-year-old just outside the penalty area.

Must-See Goal: Timothy Weah

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The U.S. U-17 National Team made easy work of Paraguay in the Round of 16 in the U-17 World Cup on Monday.

One big reason why was Tim Weah's hat trick, which included this stunner from outside the penalty area.

That was Weah's second of the match and it put the U.S. up 2-0 in the match.

U.S. youth international Juan Pablo Torres signs in Belgium

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American youth international Juan Pablo Torres has signed a three-year deal with Belgian club Sporting Lokeren.

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U.S. U-15s win Torneo Delle Nazioni with victory over England

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The U.S. U-15 Boy's National Team have had an impressive run at the Torneo Delle Nazioni, and closed out the tournament in perfect fashion.

The U.S. U-15s have captured the tournament title as they defeated the England U-15s in the championship match by a final score of 2-1. With the match level late in the 73rd minute New York City FC academy midfielder Gio Reyna, son of former USMNT star Claudio Reyna, burst through the English back line on the end of a through ball and calmly slotted his finish into the lower-left corner past the outstretched English keeper.

U.S. U-18s fall to Russia in Slovakia Cup final

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The United States U-18 Men's National Team's run the to final in the Slovakia Cup ended with a loss to Russia on Friday morning.

Though the US U-18s battled admirably, and pulled a goal back late in a 3-1 final loss, the Russia U-18s proved to be too much to handle as the young Yanks settled for second place.

Fire Notebook: Vincent, Polster react to U.S. U-23 call, Accam rests and more

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Before Saturday's match, two of the Chicago Fire's young starters wereannounced as part of the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team's 23-man roster for itsupcoming Olympic qualifying playoff.

Second-year midfielder Matt Polster androokie defender Brandon Vincent will leave on Sunday to join the U.

U.S. U-18 coach Omid Namazi names 36-player squad for first camp

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Omid Namazi is wasting no time getting a look at a good chunk of his player pool.

Namazi named his first roster as head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team, and it was comprised of 36 players. The camp will run from Jan. 17-23, and will be held at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

U.S. Qualifies for U-20 World Cup

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The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team got off to a rough start in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship drawing 1-1 with Guatemala and falling 1-0 to Panama, but a four game winning streak, culminating with a 2-0 playoff with over El Salvador on Saturday, guaranteed the U.

Twenty-nine players invited to U.S. Under-17 residency program

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By CARL SETTERLUND

Say hello to the next generation of U.S. Men's National Team talent.

U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday Under-17 Men's National Team head coach Richie Williams' decision on which 29 players to invite to for the 2014 Fall Semester of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida.