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Auston Trusty

United States U20s open World Cup qualification against Panama

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Auston Trusty and the U.S. U20 team open World Cup qualification in Costa Rica on Saturday

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and the United States Under-20 team will begin their journey to qualify for the U20 World Cup this weekend in Costa Rica.

They open up play in Group B at the CONCACAF U20 Championship on Saturday against Panama and play Haiti on February 21 and Saint Kitts and Nevis on February 24.

Auston Trusty named to United States U20 World Cup qualifying roster

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The U.S. begins their qualifying quest at the CONCACAF U20 Championship on Feb. 18 in Costa Rica

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty is one step closer to getting a chance to represent the United States in another youth World Cup.

The Media native has been named to U.S. U20 head coach Tab Ramos' 20-player roster for the CONCACAF U20 Championship later this month in Costa Rica.

Univision

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 7-13, 2017

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Mexico’s 1-0 win against Iceland last week was the second most-watched friendly in the United States in the past 12 months. The broadcast fell just 40,000 viewers short of last October’s 1.6 million for the match between Mexico and New Zealand in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States also played New Zealand three days later in front of a TV audience of over 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 7-13, 2017

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Mexico’s 1-0 win against Iceland last week was the second most-watched friendly in the United States in the past 12 months. The broadcast fell just 40,000 viewers short of last October’s 1.6 million for the match between Mexico and New Zealand in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States also played New Zealand three days later in front of a TV audience of over 1.

Liga MX English-language broadcasts to debut on MLS Live from Univision Deportes

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In big news for soccer fans in the United States, Univision Deportes will begin broadcasting English-language commentaries of Liga MX games on Facebook Live.

The top-flight Liga MX is already the most popular soccer league in the United States. However, up until now (other than a failed attempt from ESPN), matches haven’t been available as English-language commentaries in the United States.

Manchester City

Manchester City sign US women’s star Carli Lloyd

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London (AFP) – FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Carli Lloyd has joined Manchester City on a short-term contract, the English club announced on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old United States captain arrives from the Houston Dash and will play in the 2017 Spring Series, the FA Women’s Cup and the Women’s Champions League.

Manchester City sign US women’s star Carli Lloyd

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London (AFP) – FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Carli Lloyd has joined Manchester City on a short-term contract, the English club announced on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old United States captain arrives from the Houston Dash and will play in the 2017 Spring Series, the FA Women’s Cup and the Women’s Champions League.

Man Utd could face Man City during 2017 US tour, Mourinho convinces Woodward to skip China

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Manchester United will travel to the United States for their pre-season tour in 2017.

The Red Devils toured the US in the summer of 2015 when Louis van Gaal was in charge of the club. Back then, United camped around Seattle and San Jose. They will return to the west coast of the United States this summer as well.

Jamaica

Player ratings for USA’s victory against Jamaica in international friendly

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The United States ended its January camp on a high note, beating Jamaica 1-0 in Chattanooga, Tennessee for Bruce Arena's first win of his second spell in charge of the national team. Here are the player ratings.

Luis Robles, 6 – Wasn't called upon often in his 45 minutes, but made a good play on a hard cross after Zusi got turned late in the first half.

Player ratings for USA’s victory against Jamaica in international friendly

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The United States ended its January camp on a high note, beating Jamaica 1-0 in Chattanooga, Tennessee for Bruce Arena's first win of his second spell in charge of the national team. Here are the player ratings.

Luis Robles, 6 – Wasn't called upon often in his 45 minutes, but made a good play on a hard cross after Zusi got turned late in the first half.

International friendly recap: USMNT 1–0 Jamaica

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The second game of the Bruce Arena 2.0 Era had a finer sheen than the first, as the US defeated Jamaica, 1–0.

United States beats Jamaica in final friendly of January camp

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Jordan Morris scores the only goal in the friendlies.

Camp Cupcake ends with a 1-nil win by the United States over Jamaica. It was the only goal of the January friendlies. Jordan Morris took a pass from Benny Feilhaber and slipped it by Ryan Thompson in the 59th minute.

As they did against Serbia, the US struggled to generate an offense, but were stout in defense.

Jordan Morris goal hands USMNT 1-0 friendly win over Jamaica

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Benny Feilhaber, among others, stated his case for a spot on the World Cup qualifying roster as the US beat a cautious Reggae Boyz side

Despite dominating possession and restricting Jamaica to no true shots on goal, the United States was forced to sweat a bit before winning 1-0 on a cold night in Chattanooga.

beIN Sports

6 Nations Rugby tournament to be streamed in US via beIN SPORTS and Premium Sports

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The 2017 edition of the 6 Nations Rugby tournament will be streamed live to viewers in the United States via beIN SPORTS and Premium Sports.

The popular annual tournament, which features England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy, kicks off this Saturday when Scotland hosts Ireland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

6 Nations Rugby tournament to be streamed in US via beIN SPORTS and Premium Sports

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The 2017 edition of the 6 Nations Rugby tournament will be streamed live to viewers in the United States via beIN SPORTS and Premium Sports.

The popular annual tournament, which features England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy, kicks off this Saturday when Scotland hosts Ireland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

Sporting Kansas City

Major Link Soccer: Allstar game hits the windy city

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The 2017 MLS Allstar game will be in Chicago, Maradona is going to Harvard, and Goals of the Week.

Seattle

The USL announced the 2017 schedule yesterday. S2 kicks off their 2017 season at home March 26th.

U.S. Soccer

Deadline day in Europe snagged one American.

2017 Wants and Wishes

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A new year means that it's time to reset and look towards the future. With that said, here are my wants and wishes for 2017.

1. Silverware - Always the number one priority, winning trophies, painting the wall. Kansas City has made a habit of winning trophies over the last few years, hopefully KC's teams can return to that in 2017.

A Look Back on my 2016 Wants and Wishes

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On New Year's Eve, before we ring in the New Year, here's a look back at my 2016 wants and wishes and how each one turned out.

1. Silverware - I'm not counting the Swope Park Rangers' Western Conference championship unfortunately (more on that later), so this wasn't a wish that was met this year by any of KC's four teams.

Bruce Arena

Major Link Soccer: Sunil Gulati speaks on the current international climate

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In lead-up to the USMNT's first game under Bruce Arena, Sunil reminds us of the bigger picture.

United States:

Sunil Gulati publicly addressed how the current political climate will impact the United State's efforts for a World Cup bid, saying that it runs secondary to resolving the executive order.

USMNT, Serbia both lack inspiration in 0-0 draw

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Bruce Arena's second tenure as US head coach starts with a scrappy draw

Despite owning over 61% of possession and connecting a healthy share of their passes, the United States could not break down Serbia, with the two sides settling for a 0-0 draw in San Diego today. The USMNT, with Bruce Arena back at the helm for the first time since 2006, had their moments but ultimately struggled in the final third.

United States vs. Serbia: Time, live stream, TV schedule and 3 things to know

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The USMNT host Serbia in San Diego as Bruce Arena makes his second debut as coach of the national team. Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings. Here is your Sounder at Heart USMNT Friendly Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. This will be Bruce Arena's first game back with the USMNT since taking over from the fired Jurgen Klinsmann on November 22nd.

USA vs. Serbia live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USMNT's second Bruce Arena era starts today

Bruce Arena's return to the USMNT started a couple of weeks ago, with a 30-man roster called in for the traditional January camp. That group has been cut down to 23 for two friendlies (today against Serbia, and Friday against Jamaica). With the United States sitting in an extremely perilous spot in World Cup qualifying, getting this almost entirely domestic-based squad up and running is vital; many of these players will be called in for the crucial qualifiers against Honduras and Panama in late March.

Eyes on World Cup as US coach Arena launches second coming

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Los Angeles (AFP) United States coach Bruce Arena will have his eyes firmly fixed on World Cup qualifying Sunday as he launches the first match of his second stint in charge with a friendly against Serbia.

Arena, who returned to the helm last November following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann, has only two friendlies to assess his options before March's crunch 2018 qualifiers against Honduras and Panama.

Eyes on World Cup as US coach Arena launches second coming

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Los Angeles (AFP) United States coach Bruce Arena will have his eyes firmly fixed on World Cup qualifying Sunday as he launches the first match of his second stint in charge with a friendly against Serbia.

Arena, who returned to the helm last November following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann, has only two friendlies to assess his options before March's crunch 2018 qualifiers against Honduras and Panama.

Rosenberry cut from United States roster ahead of Serbia friendly

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Philadelphia's Keegan Rosenberry one of five players trimmed from Bruce Arena's roster

Keegan Rosenberry won't get a chance to earn his first cap with the United States National Team this weekend after all.

The second-year defender and first-time camp invitee was one of five players released back to their clubs ahead of Sunday's friendly against Serbia in San Diego.

Serbia

International friendly recap: USMNT 0–0 Serbia

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The first game in ten years for Bruce Arena fizzles rather than fires, but that's no the worst thing that could have happened.

United States 0, Serbia 0 - Arena’s Second Tenure Begins Scoreless

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Juan Agudelo had a late cameo but couldn't get the US the breakthrough they wanted.

The United States and Serbia played 90 minutes of soccer and no goals were scored.

Serbia for the most part was content to sit back in their own half and break out on the counter, and had some success including forcing a stoppage time save from Nick Rimando.

International friendly preview: USMNT v Serbia

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After the end of the Jurgen Klinsmann odyssey, Bruce Arena gets a second chance at a first impression with the USMNT.

Senegal

Africa Cup of Nations US TV schedule in infographic and printer-friendly formats

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We're into the final 8 of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Morocco remaining in the competition.

For soccer fans in the United States, all of the quarterfinals will be shown on US television and/or streaming this weekend (see the full schedule at the bottom of the screen for links).

Africa Cup of Nations US TV schedule in infographic and printer-friendly formats

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We're into the final 8 of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Morocco remaining in the competition.

For soccer fans in the United States, all of the quarterfinals will be shown on US television and/or streaming this weekend (see the full schedule at the bottom of the screen for links).

The Rest

United States U20s advance in World Cup qualifying with convincing win

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U.S. beat St. Kitts & Nevis 4-1 in final Group B match

The United States U20 team drew one step closer to qualifying for the U20 World Cup with a 4-1 win over St. Kitts & Nevis in Costa Rica on Friday night.

After Panama beat Haiti 3-1 in the earlier game to clinch the top spot in the group, the U.

United States U20s face must-win against Haiti

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Anything but a win will spell disaster for World Cup qualifying

After a disastrous start to their U20 World Cup qualifying campaign on Saturday, the United States U20 team will look to rebound against a team it is expected to and will have to beat to keep its hopes of advancing alive.

The U.

Darmstadt: Ex-President Barack Obama Revealed To Be Massive Fan Of Bundesliga’s Bottom Club

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While Arsenal have the Queen and Liverpool have James Bond, it's been discovered that the team currently rock bottom of the Bundesliga may just be able to boast the biggest celebrity fan of them all.

Thanks to some digging by a local radio station, it was found that among the 631,000 accounts Barack Obama follows on Twitter, only one belongs to a professional football club.

You Might Notice Something Incredibly Familiar About USA’s Groundbreaking New Red Kit (Photos)

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The USA have proudly unveiled their new kit for 2017, with both the men's and women's teams finding themselves furnished with new wares under the slogan "One nation, one team."

According to the Nike blurb, the strip features "a bold red colour palette" with a "pervasive red aesthetic" and "patriotic flares".

Rumor: Revolution to add Ghanaian defender

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The Revs are looking at Moses Sarpong, according to Sports World Ghana.

The New England Revolution are interested in Ghanaian defender Moses Sarpong, according to a report from Sports World Ghana.

The article, published Friday, claims that the 19-year-old Sarpong will be heading to the United States because he's currently unable to play for International Allies FC of Ghana.

Jersey leaks and rumors, Lahm to retire, and more: Freedom Kicks for February 8, 2017

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We love jersey leaks, and the jersey rumor mill was CHURNING!

Happy Wednesday, my peoples. Tuesday had a ton, so fire up the engines and let's get rolling!

USMNT getting a 2017 Gold Cup-exclusive kit? | Stars and Stripes FC

By now, we've all seen that the United States will be getting a new 3rd jersey that's red and maroon.

Matthew Freese called up to United States U19 camp

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The Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper part of 22-player roster for Florida camp

Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Matthew Freese has caught the eye of a U.S. goalkeeping legend.

Freese was called up by United States U19 head coach Brad Friedel for a domestic training camp being held in Sunrise, Florida through February 10.

United States roster cuts, MLS moves: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/28/17

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Go ahead and sleep in, the links will be here when you're ready.

Philadelphia Union News

Rosenberry cut from United States roster ahead of Serbia friendly
Philadelphia's Keegan Rosenberry one of five players trimmed from Bruce Arena's roster.

At some point, Union goalkeeper Andre Blake was the subject of European interest
Earlier this offseason, a Twitter rumor popped up linking Andre Blake to a trial in Belgium or the Netherlands.

Where to find Man United vs. Liverpool on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Manchester United vs. Liverpool, you've come to the right place.

One of the biggest rivalries in all of world soccer kicks off on Sunday between Manchester United and Liverpool. For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live on television and streaming in a match that has a lot of top four repercussions for both clubs.

Feilhaber and Zusi Called Up to US National Team

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Bruce Arena and US Soccer today announced the roster for this year's January camp that will culminate with friendlies against Serbia and Jamaica. Two Sporting KC players were named to Arena's squad, with Benny Feilhaber finally making his return to the international stage after being frozen out by Jurgen Klinsmann, and Graham Zusi being brought back in a new position at the international level.