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Dispatch from Dallas: What talented young American players need

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 20, 2017) US Soccer Players - Last weekend I returned to the city of my birth to take in the final few days of the Dallas Cup and Generation Adidas Cup. Both are among the most prominent and talent-laden tournaments on the American youth soccer calendar.

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?

Philadelphia Union

Mark McKenzie named to United States U18 roster for Slovakia Cup

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Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender one of 23 players on U.S. roster

Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender Mark McKenzie will be traveling to Slovakia later this month with the United States U18 team for the Slovakia Cup.

The Bear, Delaware native who is committed to play at Wake Forest University this fall, has made two starts this season for Bethlehem Steel FC and has a goal in nine appearances this season for the Union U18 team.

United States - Honduras preview, Union film review, and more: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/24/17

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

Philadelphia Union News

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Philadelphia Union Academy

Two goalkeepers with local ties to compete in CONCACAF U17 Championship

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Tomas Romero and C.J. dos Santos will be on opposing sides in Group C play in Panama

Two goalkeepers with ties to the region and the Philadelphia Union Academy will be competing in the U17 CONCACAF Championship kicking off later this week in Panama.

Current academy and Bethlehem Steel FC goalkeeper Tomas Romero (Cherry Hill, N.

Yosef Samuel called in to United States U20 training camp in London

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The Bethlehem Steel FC midfielder is the lone call-up from the Union organization

Bethlehem Steel FC midfielder Yosef Samuel will have a chance to impress United States U20 head coach Tab Ramos ahead of the U20 World Cup at a training camp in London, England.

The 19-year-old Philadelphia Union Academy grad was one of 25 players called into the camp, which will be held through April 10.

United States U17 forward trained with Bethlehem Steel FC over the weekend

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Tonny Temple played for the Union U14 team from 2013-15

United States U17 forward Tonny Temple trained with Bethlehem Steel FC while he was back in the area over the weekend.

The Millville, Pa., native, who is part of the final class at the U17 U.S. Soccer Residency Program in Florida, came off the bench in the second half of a scrimmage for Steel FC against the first team on Saturday.

Major League Soccer

Phoenix Rising FC: Didier Drogba Joins Star-Studded USL Franchise As Player/Co-Owner

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Didier Drogba has signed on for United Soccer League (USL) side Phoenix Rising as both a player and a co-owner.

Phoenix have just begun their fourth season in the USL, the second tier of the US league system, but are currently bidding against 12 other clubs for one of two available MLS franchise expansion berths.

Energy FC: It’s Not Everyday You See A Bicycle Kick Goal With A ‘Flip Thrown-In’ Assist (Video)

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Having failed to score in his first three games for OKC Energy FC, forward Miguel Gonzalez opened his account with gusto against Sacramento Republic in the United Soccer League on Tuesday evening.

Indeed, Gonzalez's outrageous effort proved to be the only goal of the game and featured the ultra rare combination of a flip throw-in assist and an acrobatic bicycle kick finish.

D.C. United wins, the 2026 World Cup may have 3 hosts, and more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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Also, a former D.C. player likes snowballs.

Hi, hopefully the warmer weather is treating you well.

Recaps of D.C. United's win over New York City FC from us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here) and WaPo. Hudson River Blue has the enemy's side.

United States will bid for 2026 World Cup alongside Mexico and Canada (SB Nation): A 48 team, 3 country World Cup?

Mexico

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.

US, Mexico, Canada in joint bid for 2026 World Cup

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New York (AFP) – The United States, Mexico and Canada announced a joint bid to stage the 2026 World Cup on Monday, aiming to become the first three-way co-hosts in the history of FIFA’s showpiece tournament.

The bid was announced at a press conference in New York attended by the head of CONCACAF, Victor Montagliani along with US Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati and Mexico counterpart Decio de Maria.

English Premier League

Swansea City announces 2017 US summer tour

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Swansea City manager Paul Clement will bring his team to the United States this summer for three friendlies and a training camp.

The Swans will head to the United States on July 13 where they’ll be based in Philadelphia. The first opponent will be a friendly against Philadelphia Union on July 15.

Swansea City announces 2017 US summer tour

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Swansea City manager Paul Clement will bring his team to the United States this summer for three friendlies and a training camp.

The Swans will head to the United States on July 13 where they’ll be based in Philadelphia. The first opponent will be a friendly against Philadelphia Union on July 15.

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.

tv ratings

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 23-28, 2017

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The World Cup qualifiers involving Mexico and the United States unsurprisingly topped the ratings charts for FIFA’s March international window. All four matches involving those nations averaged more than 1.6 million viewers, with each peaking on Friday, March 24. The United States’ 6-0 dismantling of Honduras provided FS1 with its largest soccer audience of 2017 while Mexico’s 2-0 defeat of Costa Rica topped the February 18 Mexican Super Clásico to become the most-watched soccer match so far this year.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 23-28, 2017

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The World Cup qualifiers involving Mexico and the United States unsurprisingly topped the ratings charts for FIFA’s March international window. All four matches involving those nations averaged more than 1.6 million viewers, with each peaking on Friday, March 24. The United States’ 6-0 dismantling of Honduras provided FS1 with its largest soccer audience of 2017 while Mexico’s 2-0 defeat of Costa Rica topped the February 18 Mexican Super Clásico to become the most-watched soccer match so far this year.

2018 World Cup

Updated SEBA international forecasts through March 29

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SEBA World Cup Qualification, 2018 World Cup, and other updates on projections from matches between 3/26-3/29.

SEBA World Cup projections, qualification, and more projections

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World Cup projections, qualification, gold cup, every kind of cup forecast. Oh, and you will also find complaining about the FIFA rankings algorithm.

Clint Dempsey

US held by Panama in FIFA World Cup qualifier

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Panama City (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena accused Panama of targeting teenage star Christian Pulisic after a rugged CONCACAF World Cup qualifying battle ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games to give the US a precious point on the road as they aim to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track under Arena following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann in November.

US held by Panama in FIFA World Cup qualifier

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Panama City (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena accused Panama of targeting teenage star Christian Pulisic after a rugged CONCACAF World Cup qualifying battle ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games to give the US a precious point on the road as they aim to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track under Arena following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann in November.

United States 1, Panama 1 - Pulisic’s Assist Highlights Slog of a Draw

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The United States played a World Cup qualifier tonight, but highlights were in short supply.

The road through CONCACAF World Cup qualifying follows a fairly simple recipe: win at home, draw on the road, survive.

The United States got back on track to this formula with a 1-1 draw in Panama tonight in a match featured not a lot of soccer and a somehow only 24 combined fouls.

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.

Panama

United States vs. Panama: Preview and how to watch

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The USMNT looks to keep the momentum going in

Game: United States Men's National Team vs Panama (World Cup Qualifier)

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 28

Time: 10:00 PM Eastern, 9:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Pacific, 3:00 AM UTC

Venue: Estadio Rommell Fernandez, Panama City, Panama.

Many Sounders are going to watch USA-Panama just like you will

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Mostly for fun, but also to check on the health of key players.

On a team crowded with United States national team hopefuls, many of the Seattle Sounders will be watching the United States against Panama Tuesday night (7 PM, BeIN Sports, Telemundo). That includes the coaching staff, as assistant Djimi Traore explains "We watch all the games because our main guys are with the national teams.

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.

Honduras

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.

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

Three Big Storylines:

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.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: CONCACAF close to approving new "League of Nations"

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Similar to the UEFA Nations league, it would pit national teams across the Caribbean and both North and Central America in a league competition format.

United States:

CONCACAF is beginning to set plans for a league competition among North and Central America and Caribbean national teams in motion.

USA vs. Panama, World Cup qualifying recap: Dempsey scores in draw.

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Christian Pulisic and Clint Dempsey continue their partnership in the 1-1 draw.

Drawing on the road in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying is an adequate result. But the United States was capable of more. The 1-1 draw puts Panama at 3rd in the Hex with the United States a point behind with a 1-2-1 +1 record.

Atlanta United’s leading scorer will miss Sounders match

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Injury will keep the Josef Martinez out of action for over a month.

The Seattle Sounders have caught a bit of a break when it comes to slowing down Atlanta United's vaunted attack, as the timetable for Josef Martinez's return is weeks not days. The Venezuelan striker's left quad injury will hold him out four to six weeks, which of course rules him out for this weekend's match against Seattle.

USMNT World Cup Qualifying & more: Freedom Kicks for 3/28/17

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This team will win every game 6-0 from now on, I just know it.

Happy USMNT game day, folks! And, I gotta say, it's the first USMNT game day in a while about which I am actually not thoroughly ugh. 6-0 wins, man, they're quite a boost.

Unsurprisingly, lots of links about the United States today, but there are some other things as well, so vamos!

Where to find Ecuador vs. Colombia on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Ecuador vs. Colombia, you’ve come to the right place.

Fourth meets fifth in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying group as both Ecuador and Colombia fight it out to try to gain an edge in the qualifying stages for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.