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Roman Torres helping Panama try to qualify for first-ever World Cup

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Sounders center back called in for pair of upcoming qualifiers.

Roman Torres will be joining Panama for two decisive World Cup qualifiers. The centerback's call-up was officially announced on Wednesday, meaning he'll be joining Los Canaleros for their matches on Oct. 5 (at the United States) and 10 (vs.

Roman Torres says he’s fine after injury scare

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International break didn't turn out to be quite as busy for the Sounders as expected.

This international break was shaping up to be a busy one for the Seattle Sounders, with a record nine players called up to their respective national teams. In the end, though, it wasn't all that.

Only Joevin Jones (Trinidad & Tobago) started in two games, while Oniel Fisher (Jamaica), Roman Torres (Panama) Clint Dempsey (United States) and Jordan Morris (USA) were the only others to even start one.

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Morgan at the double as USA women thrash New Zealand

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Chicago (AFP) – Alex Morgan scored twice as the United States thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a women’s international football friendly on Tuesday.

US star Morgan came on as a second-half substitute to take her international goals tally to 77 as the 2015 Women’s World Cup champions swept aside their Kiwi opponents at Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium.

Morgan at the double as USA women thrash New Zealand

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Chicago (AFP) – Alex Morgan scored twice as the United States thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a women’s international football friendly on Tuesday.

US star Morgan came on as a second-half substitute to take her international goals tally to 77 as the 2015 Women’s World Cup champions swept aside their Kiwi opponents at Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium.

Football: Women’s football friendly result – USA 5 New Zealand 0

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Chicago (AFP) – Result of women’s international football friendly between United States and New Zealand at Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati on Tuesday:

United States 5 (Horan 36, Pugh 44, Morgan 46, 69, Williams 55) New Zealand 0

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US rivals motivated by immigration stance – Arena

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Los Angeles (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena believes his team’s World Cup qualification rivals have been given extra motivation by the US government’s hardline immigration stance, it was reported Tuesday.

Arena, whose team faces Honduras later Tuesday in a crucial World Cup qualifier, said a crackdown on illegal immigration by President Donald Trump’s administration was fuelling opponents in CONCACAF.

US rivals motivated by immigration stance – Arena

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Los Angeles (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena believes his team’s World Cup qualification rivals have been given extra motivation by the US government’s hardline immigration stance, it was reported Tuesday.

Arena, whose team faces Honduras later Tuesday in a crucial World Cup qualifier, said a crackdown on illegal immigration by President Donald Trump’s administration was fuelling opponents in CONCACAF.

USA determined ahead of World Cup qualifying showdown

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San Pedro Sula (Honduras) (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena faces the most demanding test of his second spell in charge on Tuesday as his chastened team heads to Honduras for a crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Humbled 2-0 by Costa Rica in New Jersey on Friday, the United States face a resurgent Honduras in San Pedro Sula with their hopes of automatic qualification to Russia hanging in the balance.

Mexico book World Cup berth, US in jeopardy after loss

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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico became the fifth team to guarantee their place at the 2018 World Cup on Friday as the United States crashed to defeat at home to Costa Rica to place their qualification campaign in jeopardy.

A Hirving Lozano header on 53 minutes was enough to give Mexico a 1-0 win over Panama at the Azteca Stadium as the CONCACAF heavyweights reached the finals for a seventh successive occasion.

Mexico book World Cup berth, US in jeopardy after loss

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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico became the fifth team to guarantee their place at the 2018 World Cup on Friday as the United States crashed to defeat at home to Costa Rica to place their qualification campaign in jeopardy.

A Hirving Lozano header on 53 minutes was enough to give Mexico a 1-0 win over Panama at the Azteca Stadium as the CONCACAF heavyweights reached the finals for a seventh successive occasion.

US in peril as Urena double delivers for Costa Rica

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Harrison (United States) (AFP) – Costa Rica striker Marco Urena scored twice to leave the United States’ World Cup qualification hopes in jeopardy here Friday as the 2014 quarter-finalists grabbed a 2-0 away victory.

San Jose Earthquakes forward Urena exposed slack defending in the US back four in the 30th minute to fire Costa Rica ahead at the Red Bull Arena.

US in peril as Urena double delivers for Costa Rica

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Harrison (United States) (AFP) – Costa Rica striker Marco Urena scored twice to leave the United States’ World Cup qualification hopes in jeopardy here Friday as the 2014 quarter-finalists grabbed a 2-0 away victory.

San Jose Earthquakes forward Urena exposed slack defending in the US back four in the 30th minute to fire Costa Rica ahead at the Red Bull Arena.

English Premier League

Schedule of League Cup games featuring Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and others

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The third round of the League Cup kicks off this week with all of the Premier League clubs participating in the cup competition.

Now known as the Carabao Cup, seven of the matches will be shown live to soccer fans in the United States. The matches will stream live on ESPN3 and Sling Orange.

Schedule of League Cup games featuring Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and others

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The third round of the League Cup kicks off this week with all of the Premier League clubs participating in the cup competition.

Now known as the Carabao Cup, seven of the matches will be shown live to soccer fans in the United States. The matches will stream live on ESPN3 and Sling Orange.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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Football, the American version, will be back on a lot of screens across the United States this weekend after a prolonged absence. But soccer, following a two-week international break that felt like a summer layoff, still takes centre stage here.

In Europe the top divisions can settle into a groove until the next international layoff, that is, somewhat annoyingly, in a month’s time.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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Football, the American version, will be back on a lot of screens across the United States this weekend after a prolonged absence. But soccer, following a two-week international break that felt like a summer layoff, still takes centre stage here.

In Europe the top divisions can settle into a groove until the next international layoff, that is, somewhat annoyingly, in a month’s time.

ESPN3 to stream League One matches to viewers in United States this weekend

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With no Championship matches scheduled this weekend due to the international break, ESPN3 has decided to stream several matches from League One instead.

It’s incredibly rare for viewers in the United States to see any matches from League One, so to have three available from the third tier of English football will be a treat.

ESPN3 to stream League One matches to viewers in United States this weekend

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With no Championship matches scheduled this weekend due to the international break, ESPN3 has decided to stream several matches from League One instead.

It’s incredibly rare for viewers in the United States to see any matches from League One, so to have three available from the third tier of English football will be a treat.

NBC Sports in talks to offer Premier League Pass to bars across United States

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NBC Sports is in discussions with cable companies to find a solution for Premier League Pass that can be used in bars across the United States, according to a NBC Sports executive in an interview with Sports TV Ratings.

Currently, Premier League Pass is only available via online streaming to consumers for a fee of $50 per season.

NBC Sports in talks to offer Premier League Pass to bars across United States

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NBC Sports is in discussions with cable companies to find a solution for Premier League Pass that can be used in bars across the United States, according to a NBC Sports executive in an interview with Sports TV Ratings.

Currently, Premier League Pass is only available via online streaming to consumers for a fee of $50 per season.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: La Liga eyeing overseas matches in United States and China

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League leadership are looking at bringing season games beyond Spain, with China and the US as logical targets.

Seattle:

The Sounders FC Academy teams all kicked off their seasons in resounding fashion, going 4-0-0 on their opening weekend.

The joint USA, Mexico and Canada 2026 World Cup bid puts 41 cities and 44 stadiums into play, and per ProSoccer Talk's rankings, Seattle and CenturyLink Field are 15th.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 29-September 4, 2017

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In the soccer TV ratings game, the United States kept it close with Mexico this international break as their matches kicked off back to back. The United States played first, drawing nearly 2.4 million viewers total and over 1 million from both the English language ESPN and Spanish language Univision broadcasts.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 29-September 4, 2017

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In the soccer TV ratings game, the United States kept it close with Mexico this international break as their matches kicked off back to back. The United States played first, drawing nearly 2.4 million viewers total and over 1 million from both the English language ESPN and Spanish language Univision broadcasts.

Around The Forest: Kei Kamara nets first career hat trick

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Happy Labor Day!

Portland:

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Portland Timbers players come from a variety of countries and various parts of the United States. Different languages, different cultures. Timbers Roots takes a look at some of the origins of Portland players to learn more about where they came from before they were part of The Rose City.

World Cup qualifying

Will The United States qualify for the World Cup?

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Bruce Arena and the United States men’s national team have struggled heavily in recent World Cup qualification matches. They are now, essentially, in a must-win scenario after picking up a measly point during this international break.

The United States faced off in a crucial game against Costa Rica on September 1st.

Player ratings for US Men’s National Team after 1-1 draw against Honduras

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An out-of-nothing 85th minute rebound goal for Bobby Wood gave the United States the 1-1 draw it needed to remain on the inside track to qualify for Russia 2018 in Honduras on Tuesday.

In a vacuum, this was a good result for the U.S. All points taken on the road during World Cup qualifying are good points, and San Pedro Sula in particular is a nightmarish place to play.

Player ratings for US Men’s National Team after 1-1 draw against Honduras

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An out-of-nothing 85th minute rebound goal for Bobby Wood gave the United States the 1-1 draw it needed to remain on the inside track to qualify for Russia 2018 in Honduras on Tuesday.

In a vacuum, this was a good result for the U.S. All points taken on the road during World Cup qualifying are good points, and San Pedro Sula in particular is a nightmarish place to play.

2018 World Cup Qualifying: Honduras vs. United States - time and how to watch

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While technically not a must-win match for the USMNT, its a must-win match for thr USMNT.

Game: Honduras vs. United States Men's National Team

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 5

Time: 5:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. CT, 2:30 PM CT, 9:30 PM UTC

Venue: Estadio Olimpico, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Television: beIN Sports, NBC Universo

Streaming: beIN Sports Connect

All-time record: 16-4-4, Last meeting, W 6-0, in World Cup Qualifying on March 24

The United States Men's National Team travels to San Pedro Sula tonight for the biggest match of the 2018 World Cup qualifying cycle against a Honduras side with the same number of points in the Hex.

Major Link Soccer: USMNT Face Crucial World Cup Qualifier versus Honduras

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With their World Cup Qualifying fate still in the balance, the USMNT face a crucial test in Honduras today.

Seattle:

If you're planning on attending the Sounders match versus FC Dallas on October 15, you might want to also check out the pre-match pub crawl featuring 5 local breweries.

MLS:

Another year, another expansion team comparison to the 2009 Sounders team, Awith Dirty South Soccer arguing that the 2017 Atlanta United team is the best expansion team in league history.

Preview of World Cup 2018 qualifiers: 83 broadcasts during six days

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With 83 broadcasts during six days of World Cup qualifying, soccer fans in the United States will have plenty of games to choose from.

Here’s our preview of many of the games to keep an eye out for during the next week:

EUROPE (UEFA)

Group A: It’s a cracking race in Group A, where the French – thanks to that incredible Hugo Lloris mistake in Solna in June – have lost their grip on the top spot to Sweden, with the Netherlands trailing just behind.

Preview of World Cup 2018 qualifiers: 83 broadcasts during six days

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With 83 broadcasts during six days of World Cup qualifying, soccer fans in the United States will have plenty of games to choose from.

Here’s our preview of many of the games to keep an eye out for during the next week:

EUROPE (UEFA)

Group A: It’s a cracking race in Group A, where the French – thanks to that incredible Hugo Lloris mistake in Solna in June – have lost their grip on the top spot to Sweden, with the Netherlands trailing just behind.

Costa Rica

Player ratings for US Men’s National Team after 0-2 loss to Costa Rica

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The United States’ World Cup qualification campaign suffered a massive blow on Friday night, as Costa Rica ended the Americans’ fourteen-game unbeaten run under Bruce Arena with a comprehensive 2-0 win at Red Bull Arena. Here are the player ratings.

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Where to find USA vs. Costa Rica World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Costa Rica in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

With the United States sitting in third place in the CONCACAF qualifying for the World Cup, behind Costa Rica and Mexico, a win tonight for the USMNT will go a long way to boosting the country’s chances of playing in the World Cup next summer.

Where to find USA vs. Costa Rica World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Costa Rica in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

With the United States sitting in third place in the CONCACAF qualifying for the World Cup, behind Costa Rica and Mexico, a win tonight for the USMNT will go a long way to boosting the country’s chances of playing in the World Cup next summer.

Paul Arriola on USMNT roster for World Cup Qualifiers

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The Black-and-Red sees another player join his national team for Russia games.

D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola, has been recalled for the United States' upcoming World Cup Qualifier matches against Costa Rica (at Red Bull Arena on September 1) and at Honduras on September 5. The rest of us learned that Arriola has already arrived for USMNT duty, along with current German club players Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach) and Bobby Wood (Hamburg) via a tweet from U.

The Rest

Where to find Atalanta vs. Everton on US TV and streaming

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

Everton kicks off their first Europa League group stage game in Italy today. For those viewers in the United States who don’t get FS2, here are several ways you can watch the game for free.

Ligue 1: Montpellier Conjure Up Novel Way Of Getting Rid Of All Their Misspelled Shirts

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Due to a rather unfortunate production error, Montpellier HSC recently found themselves with a large surplus of misspelled jerseys they were unable to shift.

A glitch in the manufacturing process meant that every Montpellier shirt produced for the 2017/18 both player issue and the replicas being sold in the club shop ended up with an 'L' being accidentally dropped from the club crest.

Updated SEBA World Cup Qualifying forecasts through September 5

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USA is still probable to qualify for the World Cup, but not quite as reassuringly probable as we would prefer.

Watch the Lee Nguyen documentary here

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The Lee Nguyen doc is officially on YouTube.

Lee Nguyen is one of the hottest players in MLS and now you can look back on his rise to stardom by watching his documentary.

In NGUYENing: The Lee Nguyen Story, director Alfonso Bui tells the story of how a Vietnamese-American from Texas broke into the soccer world despite his small stature.

Washington Spirit’s Mallory Pugh called up for USWNT duty

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Jill Ellis has selected 22 players to face New Zealand later this month

Mallory Pugh is the sole Washington Spirit representative on the latest United States women's national team roster. Jill Ellis called up 22 players for an upcoming pair of friendlies against New Zealand. The USWNT will play the Kiwis on September 15th at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and on September 19th at Nippert Stadium, the home of FC Cincinnati.