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Alejandro Bedoya called up for United States National Team

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The Philadelphia Union's captain will be with the US as they look to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

The Philadelphia Union's Alejandro Bedoya has been called up to the United States National Team ahead of their three upcoming matches. The United States will face off against Venezuela in a friendly match at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 3rd, then go into the hexagonal qualification for the World Cup.

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.

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.

World Cup Qualifiers

Roster announced for USMNT’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

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Christian Pulisic headlines the team with games against Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico

Bruce Arena named his roster for the United States' upcoming World Cup Qualifiers, and there were no real surprises in the names that he brought in. With four points from their first four qualifying games, the US is currently in 4th place in the Hexagonal, which would put them in a playoff game against an Asian team for a spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

T&T names 17-player squad for camp ahead of WCQ against USMNT

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The Trinidad &Tobago national team chose 17 players for an upcoming camp ahead of World Cup qualifiers against the U.S. Men's National Teamand Costa Rica.

The 17 players were brought into the team to start training in Boulder, Colorado, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago's June 8 World Cup qualifier against the United States.

Gedion Zelalem

Arsenal man suffers devastating injury whilst on international duty

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Jones impresses as United States U20s snag a point at the death in 3-3 draw with Ecuador

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Derrick Jones helped turn the tide when he came in for an injured Gedion Zelalem in the 35th minute

He didn't get the start, but Derrick Jones' play off the bench earned plenty of praise in the opening game for the United States in the U20 World Cup in South Korea Monday morning.

The 20-year-old Philadelphia Union midfielder checked into the game in the 34th minute for the injured Gedion Zelalem with the U.

Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for ‘many years’, says surgeon

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue playing for “many years”, the surgeon who operated on the 35-year-old Manchester United striker’s knee has said.

Swede Ibrahimovic underwent surgery last week in the United States after suffering major knee ligament damage.

“Fixed, done and stronger”, he declared after the operation carried out by Hong Kong-born Freddie Fu and Volker Musahl.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for ‘many years’, says surgeon

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Hong Kong (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue playing for “many years”, the surgeon who operated on the 35-year-old Manchester United striker’s knee has said.

Swede Ibrahimovic underwent surgery last week in the United States after suffering major knee ligament damage.

“Fixed, done and stronger”, he declared after the operation carried out by Hong Kong-born Freddie Fu and Volker Musahl.

More than 100,000 tickets sold to Man United’s games in US for International Champions Cup

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Tickets for Manchester United’s three games in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup are selling fast.

So far, according to a spokesperson, more than 100,000 tickets have been sold for Manchester United’s two already-confirmed games on US soil.

More than 100,000 tickets sold to Man United’s games in US for International Champions Cup

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Tickets for Manchester United’s three games in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup are selling fast.

So far, according to a spokesperson, more than 100,000 tickets have been sold for Manchester United’s two already-confirmed games on US soil.

2026 United States projected lineup, Manchester United draws Manchester City: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/28/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Go Behind the Scenes with Alejandro Bedoya at the ESPN Studios
Alejandro Bedoya visited the ESPN studios today and sat down with Bernardo Osuna in the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room.

How the Union gambled its way into the Eastern Conference cellar
Winter's three areas of need still look like question marks, leaving Philadelphia at the bottom of MLS' Eastern Conference.

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.

Soccer on TV

Commentator Derek Rae announces return to United States

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Commentator Derek Rae has announced that this season will be his last for BT Sport, and that he’ll be returning to the United States this summer.

The accomplished professional, who has commentated on international soccer for more than twenty years including calling the World Cup, Champions League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Europa League, is one of the leading commentators in world soccer.

Commentator Derek Rae announces return to United States

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Commentator Derek Rae has announced that this season will be his last for BT Sport, and that he’ll be returning to the United States this summer.

The accomplished professional, who has commentated on international soccer for more than twenty years including calling the World Cup, Champions League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Europa League, is one of the leading commentators in world soccer.

beIN SPORTS to stream 3 Championship games on final day of season

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The final day of the 2016/17 Championship regular season is this Sunday with all 12 games kicking off at the same time. For viewers in the United States, three of the 12 matches will be shown live via the beIN SPORTS Connect streaming platform.

All three games streamed have major implications on the final table.

beIN SPORTS to stream 3 Championship games on final day of season

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The final day of the 2016/17 Championship regular season is this Sunday with all 12 games kicking off at the same time. For viewers in the United States, three of the 12 matches will be shown live via the beIN SPORTS Connect streaming platform.

All three games streamed have major implications on the final table.

FA Cup TV rights up in the air in the United States amidst IMG confusion

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In the United States, the future of the FA Cup on television and streaming is up in the air with a lot of concerns about where the world’s oldest soccer competition will land after FOX Sports’ rights deal ends in May 2018.

Representatives from The FA met with the leading US sports networks in the fall to present what the TV and streaming rights would include for the 2018/19 season onwards.

FA Cup TV rights up in the air in the United States amidst IMG confusion

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In the United States, the future of the FA Cup on television and streaming is up in the air with a lot of concerns about where the world’s oldest soccer competition will land after FOX Sports’ rights deal ends in May 2018.

Representatives from The FA met with the leading US sports networks in the fall to present what the TV and streaming rights would include for the 2018/19 season onwards.

Major League Soccer

NASL: San Francisco Deltas Goalkeeper Romuald Peiser Proposes To Girlfriend On Pitch Before Kick-Off (Video)

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San Francisco Deltas goalkeeper Romuald Peiser took an unnecessary risk of a very different kind when he proposed to his girlfriend on the pitch before Sunday's NASL fixture against New York Cosmos.

The 37-year-old Frenchman escorted his partner, Taylor, to the centre-circle and proceeded to get down on one knee.

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?

CONCACAF Cup

2017 Gold Cup tickets on sale

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The month of July is filled with international soccer games throughout the United States to determine who will be the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner. Those nations participating include the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Canada and others.

The tournament kicks off on July 7 and runs through July 26.

2017 Gold Cup tickets on sale

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The month of July is filled with international soccer games throughout the United States to determine who will be the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner. Those nations participating include the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Canada and others.

The tournament kicks off on July 7 and runs through July 26.

Mexico

Chris Durkin, USA U-17s beat Mexico 4-3, advance in CONCACAF Championship

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D.C. United's Chris Durkin played all 90 minutes in midfield in the win

The United States U-17 soccer team took a step closer to qualifying for October's U-17 World Cup on Wednesday night, defeating their Mexican rivals 4-3. With the win, the US secured their passage through the first group stage with one game remaining.

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.

Philadelphia Union Academy

Julian Anderson with United States U15 team at tournament in Italy

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Midfielder was one of 20 players chosen for the trip

Philadelphia Union Academy midfielder Julian Anderson is currently away in Italy with the United States U15 team for the 2017 Torneo delle Nazioni.

Anderson, of Ocean Township, N.J., came off the bench for the U.S. in their first game of the tournament on Tuesday in the 64th minute.

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.

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.

The Rest

US women’s football to host Japan, Aussies, Brazil in new event

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Chicago (AFP) – Reigning Women’s World Cup champion United States will host top-10 rivals Australia, Japan and Brazil in a new tournament this year and next, the US Soccer Federation said Wednesday.

The first Tournament of Nations will be staged July 27 to August 3 in Seattle, San Diego and suburban Los Angeles with a second round-robin event involving the same four nations to be staged in 2018.

Derrick Jones cleared to play for United States at U20 World Cup

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Jones is reportedly available for selection for the tournament kicking off in South Korea later this month

United States U20 head coach Tab Ramos already had tough decisions to make filling out his 21-player roster for the U20 World Cup in South Korea later this month.

But he'll have even one more player to consider now that, according to a report in Sports Illustrated, Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones has been cleared to suit up for the United States.

RB Leipzig-Bayern Munich clash to air live on FOX network

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Bayern Munich’s penultimate game of the season will be televised live on the FOX network.

The match features RB Leipzig at home against Bayern Munich on Saturday, May 13 at 9:30am ET. By putting the game on the over-the-air FOX network, it’ll be available in approximately 112 million homes across the United States.

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.

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.