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Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey’s ridiculous free kick was his best yet

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No matter how many times you watch it, the angle continues to seem unreal.

Since making his professional debut in 2004, Clint Dempsey has scored nearly 200 goals for club and country. To the best of our research, six of them have come on free kicks. The most recent of those came on Friday, capping off his second international hat trick in the United States' 6-0 win over Honduras.

Clint Dempsey named to USMNT’s 2018 World Cup qualifying roster

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Bruce Arena makes announcement during appearance on Colin Cowherd's radio show.

Clint Dempsey will be part of the United States' upcoming World Cup qualifiers, after all. Head coach Bruce Arena made the announcement during an appearance on Colin Cowherd's radio show, about 45 minutes before the full roster was revealed.

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Dempsey hat-trick, Pulisic shines as USA thrash Honduras

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San Francisco (AFP) – Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras.

Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.

Dempsey hat-trick, Pulisic shines as USA thrash Honduras

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San Francisco (AFP) – Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras.

Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.

Shirley Cruz – Costa Rican dynamo and PSG star

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Paris (AFP) – Costa Rican Shirley Cruz never thought she would earn a living from football. But on Thursday she will lead out Paris Saint-Germain for their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

“In Costa Rica football is just a way of getting an education,” she told AFP in the French capital, where PSG fans are haunted by the 6-1 humiliation of the men’s side at Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this month.

Shirley Cruz – Costa Rican dynamo and PSG star

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Paris (AFP) – Costa Rican Shirley Cruz never thought she would earn a living from football. But on Thursday she will lead out Paris Saint-Germain for their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

“In Costa Rica football is just a way of getting an education,” she told AFP in the French capital, where PSG fans are haunted by the 6-1 humiliation of the men’s side at Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this month.

Schweinsteiger signs for Chicago Fire: Man Utd

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Chicago (AFP) – Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire from Premier League giants Manchester United, the English club confirmed on Tuesday.

Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning team, heads to the United States after an unhappy stint with Manchester United, where he has been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.

Schweinsteiger signs for Chicago Fire: report

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Chicago (AFP) – Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire, the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday.

Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning team, heads to the United States after an unhappy stint with Manchester United, where he has been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United confirm United States tour

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London (AFP) – Manchester United confirmed on Monday they will tour the United States during pre-season.

Jose Mourinho’s side, currently fifth in the Premier League, will play in five American cities including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Santa Clara and Washington DC.

Dates and opponents for the matches have not been announced, but some of the games are likely to form part of the International Champions Cup friendly tournament.

US star Morgan opens Lyon account in style

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Lyon (AFP) – The United States’s women’s star striker Alex Morgan scored a hat-trick for Lyon on Sunday, her first goals since moving to France on a six-month deal.

Morgan’s treble inspired Lyon to a 6-0 win over Rodez in the French Cup quarter-finals.

The 27-year-old joined the team in December in a deal which included the possibility of a one-year extension before rejoining Orlando Pride in June.

Arena cautious about Dempsey return

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Los Angeles (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena said he will take a cautious approach before recalling Clint Dempsey to the national team as the striker works his way back to fitness following a heart problem.

Dempsey scored in Seattle’s opening defeat against Houston last weekend, his first Major League Soccer game since being sidelined last year following the discovery of an irregular heartbeat.

Arena cautious about Dempsey return

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Los Angeles (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena said he will take a cautious approach before recalling Clint Dempsey to the national team as the striker works his way back to fitness following a heart problem.

Dempsey scored in Seattle’s opening defeat against Houston last weekend, his first Major League Soccer game since being sidelined last year following the discovery of an irregular heartbeat.

Trump ban could hit World Cup bid: FIFA chief

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London (AFP) – American President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban could make it impossible for his country to host the 2026 World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino warned on Thursday.

The United States is the favourite to stage the expanded 48-team tournament in 2026, either on its own or as part of a joint-bid with neighbours Mexico and Canada.

Trump ban could hit World Cup bid: FIFA chief

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London (AFP) – American President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban could make it impossible for his country to host the 2026 World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino warned on Thursday.

The United States is the favourite to stage the expanded 48-team tournament in 2026, either on its own or as part of a joint-bid with neighbours Mexico and Canada.

France rout US women to lift She Believes Cup

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Washington (AFP) – Camille Abily scored twice as France stunned world champions the United States 3-0 to win the She Believes Cup four-nation tournament.

Needing only a draw to win the round-robin competition, France got off to a dream start when Abily stroked her first goal home from the penalty spot at RFK Stadium after only eight minutes.

England scores late to beat USA in SheBelieves Cup

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New York (AFP) – Ellen White’s 89th-minute strike lifted England to a 1-0 victory over the United States on Saturday in the SheBelieves Cup at Harrison, New Jersey.

In front of a sell-out crowd of 25,000 at Red Bull Arena, England’s well-orchestrated defense frustrated the reigning Women’s World Cup champions before White slotted home from close-range at the death.

England scores late to beat USA in SheBelieves Cup

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New York (AFP) – Ellen White’s 89th-minute strike lifted England to a 1-0 victory over the United States on Saturday in the SheBelieves Cup at Harrison, New Jersey.

In front of a sell-out crowd of 25,000 at Red Bull Arena, England’s well-orchestrated defense frustrated the reigning Women’s World Cup champions before White slotted home from close-range at the death.

USA down Germany to kick off women’s football SheBelieves Cup

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The United States launched their 2017 season with a 1-0 victory over Germany on Wednesday in a duel of FIFA’s top-ranked women’s teams in the SheBelieves Cup women’s tournament.

Lynn Williams scored in the 56th minute to give the United States the victory in the second match of a double-header in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Honduras

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico ease past Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago shock Panama

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The U.S. Men's National Team may have garnered all the headlines on Matchday 3 of the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, but it was their biggest rival who rose to the top of the table by Friday's end.

Mexicomoved up to top spot in the Hex after a 2-0 victory at Estadio Azteca against Costa Rica.

USMNT vs. Honduras 2017 live stream: Start time, TV channel, and how to watch World Cup qualifier online

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The USMNT host Honduras in a virtual must win game, while two Sounders suit up against each other in From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your Sounder at Heart USMNT World Cup Qualifying Gamethread

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The United States is last in CONCACAF's six-team final round of World Cup qualifying, known as the Hex, with zero points from two played after a 2-1 home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 road defeat in Costa Rica.

United States-Honduras Preview: A must win home game for the USMNT

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It's seemingly a must win for Bruce Arena and the USMNT, but can a depleted squad pull out three points against Honduras?

The United States has zero points and sit in last place in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Jurgen Klinsmann is out, Bruce Arena is in and the monumental task facing the USMNT now is Honduras.

World Cup Qualifying preview: USMNT v Honduras

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The US faces Honduras on Friday as they try to right the ship in Hexagonal Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

English Premier League

Bayern Munich bullish on growth of club in United States

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Bayern Munich Americas President Rudolph Vidal can point to a lot of metrics to illustrate the growth of the club’s reach in the United States as well as its impressive network of supporters throughout the country. But the challenge the club and Bundesliga faces in the United States is that almost all of its matches are played at the same time as the most popular English-language soccer league in the country - the Premier League.

Bayern Munich bullish on growth of club in United States

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Bayern Munich Americas President Rudolph Vidal can point to a lot of metrics to illustrate the growth of the club’s reach in the United States as well as its impressive network of supporters throughout the country. But the challenge the club and Bundesliga faces in the United States is that almost all of its matches are played at the same time as the most popular English-language soccer league in the country - the Premier League.

Manchester City announces 2017 summer tour of United States

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Manchester City has announced that they’ll be playing three friendlies in the United States this summer, but with no indication that they’ll be adding any additional games at this time.

All three matches will be in the International Champions Cup including the first-ever Manchester derby played outside of England in addition to friendlies against Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.

Manchester City announces 2017 summer tour of United States

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Manchester City has announced that they’ll be playing three friendlies in the United States this summer, but with no indication that they’ll be adding any additional games at this time.

All three matches will be in the International Champions Cup including the first-ever Manchester derby played outside of England in addition to friendlies against Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.

Philadelphia Union

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Weekend is almost here, and so is the USMNT game.

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Alejandro Bedoya Called Up to USMNT

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The Philadelphia Union's captain will represent the US against Honduras and Panama in the upcoming hex matches.

Philadelphia Union captain, midfielder, and designated player Alejandro Bedoya has been named to the United States National Team ahead of their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. These games will be played in San Jose, California against Honduras on March 24th, and in Panama City, Panama against Los Canaleros on the 28th.

United States U20s capture CONCACAF championship in shootout

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Auston Trusty and company brought home a trophy in Costa Rica

While his teammates were getting ready for their season opener in Vancouver Sunday night, Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and his United States U20 countrymen were hoisting a trophy in Costa Rica after defeating Honduras 5-3 in a penalty shootout.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Union open up their season in Cascadia country against a side not looking to be left behind by their rivals in 2017.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Time: 9:30 PM Eastern, 8:30 PM Central, 6:30 PM Pacific, 2:30 AM UTC

Venue: BC Place (Vancouver, B.

SheBelieves Cup

France routs USWNT 3-0 in SheBelieves Cup finale

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Camille Abily and France were able to pounce on numerous US mistakes to win the second-ever friendly tournament

The USWNT took the field at RFK Stadium with a shot at winning the second-ever SheBelieves Cup, but on a rainy night on the banks of the Anacostia River, things went wrong from the start.

Match preview: United States vs England in SheBelieves Cup

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The US heads to New Jersey to face the Lionesses

Game: United States Women's National Team vs. England (SheBelieves Cup)

Date: Saturday, Mar. 4

Time: 5:00 PM Eastern, 4:00 PM Central, 2:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM UTC

Venue: Red Bull Arena, (Harrison, N.

USA vs England: How to watch the SheBelieves Cup

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U.S. Soccer honors "Captain America."

The United States Women's National Team will play its second match of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup Saturday against England. Coverage begins on FOX at 2:00 p.m. PT, while the match will likely kick off around 2:30 p.m. at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

The United States beat Germany 1-0 earlier this week when Lynn Williams collected and buried a Christen Press shot off the post.

USA vs Germany: How to watch the USWNT’s SheBelieves Cup opening match

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There are no Reign players, but plenty of interesting storylines for a reloading US team.

Today the second annual SheBelieves Cup (or, alternately: Sheba Leaves Cup) kicks off, with the #1 ranked United States hosting #2 ranked Germany at 4:00 p.m. Pacific in Chester, Pennsylvania, broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

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World Cup Qualifying preview: Panama v USMNT

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After thrashing Honduras on Friday, spirits are up, and the USMNT looks to notch another win in the Hex versus Panama.

When do International Champions Cup tickets go on sale?

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Now that we know who the eight teams are that are playing in the 2017 International Champions Cup, the prospect of seeing many of these in action across the United States will be top of mind for most soccer fans in the United States. But when do tickets for the International Champions Cup go on sale, and how can you make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to see teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus and AS Roma in action?

Major Link Soccer: Bayern Chairman walks back Super League Support

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After previously coming out in support of the idea, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge walked back his comments due to lack of fan interest.


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Despite his previous support for the idea, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has disavowed support for the potential European super-league, citing a lack of fan interest.

Schedule of World Cup qualifiers and friendlies on US TV and streaming: March 22-28, 2017

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During the next 10 days, there will be more than 55 international games shown live to viewers in the United States on TV and/or streaming. Among those countries featured - some of whom will be playing World Cup qualifiers and friendlies - they include the United States, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, England and Argentina.

Reactions to the USWNT’s “disappointing” 3-0 loss to France

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The US reflected on a tough loss and a SheBelieves Cup that didn't go as planned

After the U.S. women's national team were steamrolled 3-0 by France, players and coaches from both teams discussed the stunning result with the media. USWNT head coach Jill Ellis indicated that the losses to France and England in the SheBelieves Cup didn't mean the end of the United States playing a three-back system.

United States U20s qualify for World Cup, advance to final in win over El Salvador

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Auston Trusty made a rare start at left back in match

Auston Trusty and the United States U20 team booked a spot in the World Cup in South Korea and advanced to the final of the CONCACAF U20 Championships with a 2-1 win over El Salvador on Friday night.

Trusty made his first appearance of the tournament with a rare start at left back in a game the U.