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Philadelphia Union

Player to watch: Alejandro Bedoya

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We look at Alejandro Bedoya, the final player in the season preview's "Players to watch" series. The U.S. international will be asked to do many things. Where will he excel, where will he struggle, and is he the face of the Philadelphia Union?

Paid Their Dues: Rob Vartughian joins New York City FC

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New York City FC announces ex- Philadelphia Union First Assistant Coach and Technical Director Rob Vartughian has joined their ranks as a goalkeeper coach.

Orlando City SC isn't the only expansion team welcoming someone who has spent the better part of the past five years on Seaport Drive.

New York City FC announced yesterday that Rob Vartughian has joined the club as an assistant coach.

United States Men's National Team

Pulisic makes history, shows poise ahead of Copa America

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas — For those following the U.S. Men's national team, any time Dortmund's 17-year-old Christian Pulisic takes the field is a landmark.A player so young playing in a top European league and featuring regularly with the national team is somethingto behold.

Pulisic and the national team completed their preparation for the upcoming Copa America Saturday night with arout of Bolivia, 4-0, at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kans.

Player Ratings: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Honduras

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After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the United States National Team players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Brian O'Connell and Sean Donahue contributed ratings for theUSA's 1-0 win over Honduras.

Player Ratings: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Belgium

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After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the United States National Team players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Brian O'Connell and Sean Donahue contributed ratings for theUSA's 4-2 loss to Belgium.

Player Ratings: U.S. Men’s National Team at Mexico

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After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the United States National Team players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Brian O'Connell Sean Donahue contributed ratings for theUSA's 0-0 draw at Mexico.

Player Ratings: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Costa Rica

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After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the United States National Team players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Brian O'Connell Sean Donahue contributed ratings for theUSA's 1-0 win over Costa Rica.

Preview: USMNT - Canada

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The United States national team will open its busy 2013 schedule on Tuesday night when it hosts Canada at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium.

The After Bar: USMNT 2 - Russia 2

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This is, seriously, like the only decent photo we found from this game. Thanks "Soccer By Ives"! (Photo Credit: ISIPhotos.com)

They certainly don't ever want to make it easy on us. The United States national team left it late, again, as Mix Diskerud, in his third full international cap, grabbed a stoppage time goal to secure a 2-2 draw away in Russia.

Eddie Johnson officially called back into USMNT

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It has been nearly two years since Eddie Johnson last suited up for the United States. That could well end on Oct. 12.

UPDATE: Sigi said Martinez and Johnson, if he's called up, could be available for the Oct. 17 game.

It sure looks like Eddie Johnson will be making his return to the United States national team for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers on Oct.

With Citizenship on the Horizon, Darlington Nagbe is the Timbers' Best Chance for USMNT Glory

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With Eric Brunner still not playing regularly after recovering from a harsh concussion and Kenny Cooper being traded to the New York Red Bulls last season, the pickings for a solid USMNT player to come out of the Portland Timbers squad was looking pretty haggard. After all, most of the Timbers' starting line up bench come from either a foreign nation (Colombia, Scotland immediately jump to mind) or just aren't good enough to crack the line up of the United States national team.

With Citizenship on the Horizon, Darlington Nagbe is the Timbers' Best Chance for USMNT Glory

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With Eric Brunner still not playing regularly after recovering from a harsh concussion and Kenny Cooper being traded to the New York Red Bulls last season, the pickings for a solid USMNT player to come out of the Portland Timbers squad was looking pretty haggard. After all, most of the Timbers' starting line up bench come from either a foreign nation (Colombia, Scotland immediately jump to mind) or just aren't good enough to crack the line up of the United States national team.

Major League Soccer

Maurice Edu talks about his past, his present and his future at MLS Media Day

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During MLS Media Day, the Philadelphia Union player talked about his new contract, his struggles at Stoke, and his role as a veteran player in Major League Soccer.

At MLS Media Day in Los Angeles today, Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu was asked about a variety of subjects from his new contract, his new boss, and getting back into the United States National Team picture.

Berhalter Takes Over in Columbus

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United States National Team alum Gregg Berhalter takes over in Columbus as head coach and sporting director. Read More

Monday After

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It was a big weekend of soccer in the United States with the National Team taking center stage in Baltimore. The weekend match against El Salvador drew more than 70k (although the crowd leaned heavily towards the visitors), and the US Men did not disappoint with a 5-1 throttling of their quarterfinal opponent.

US Soccer Pioneer Phil Woosnam Dies Aged 80

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One of the pioneers of the sport in North America, Phil Woosnam passed away this week in Marrieta, Georgia after a long illness. He was 80 years old.

Along with Clive Toye, Woosnam was the driving force behind the foundation and eventual success of the North American Soccer League (NASL).

Brad Evans

Player Ratings: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. South Korea

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After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the United States National Team players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Brian O'Connell and Sean Donahue contributed ratings for theUSA's 2-0 win over South Korea.

USA vs. Canada, Friendly: Brad Evans, Eddie Johnson figure to feature

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It is the final tuneup of the January camp for the United States National Team as they face off against Canada in a friendly. With two rosters stocked with MLS players this is an opportunity for a few of the fringe guys to make their case for World Cup Qualifying when that play resumes on February 6th down in Honduras.

Player Profile: Brad Evans

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Brad Evans started his time with the Seattle Sounders as a right mid, since then he has played everywhere but goalie and left back. This year was the year that he went from being merely role flexible to becoming a beloved, high-quality utility knife. His 2012 is bookended with United States National Team calls.

Brad Evans, Eddie Johnson both called into USMNT's January camp

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Both Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson have been called into the United States national team's January training camp, it was announced on Sunday. Unsurprisingly, the camp will be made up primarily of MLS players, with all but four of the 25 playing in the domestic league. The camp immediately precedes a friendly against Canada on Jan.

US Soccer

US Soccer stays with Nike

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Nike remains the uniform supplier for the United States National Team, with the US Soccer Federation agreeing to a nine-year deal. Read More

Dempsey Wins US Soccer award

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United States National Team player Clint Dempsey is the US Soccer Federation's Male Athlete of the Year for 2012, US Soccer announced on Monday. Dempsey scored six goals at international level in 2012.

USMNT to visit Russia

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US Soccer today announced that the United States national team will take on Russia on November 14 in Krasnodar.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Eddie Johnson to D.C. United - All our Coverage

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All of B&RU's coverage of D.C. United's pursuit of the Grown Ass Man.

It almost makes too much sense. D.C. United need a physical, goal-scoring striker in the worst way and have tons of allocation money and salary space to play with. They're trying to build a team that is first and foremost American and hard-working.

D.C. United should trade for Eddie Johnson. Right now.

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With word now that the Sounders are shopping U.S. international Eddie Johnson on the MLS trade market, D.C. United should take the initiative and make sure they bring the prolific striker to RFK.

It almost makes too much sense. D.C. United need a physical, goal-scoring striker in the worst way and have tons of allocation money and salary space to play with.

QUESTIONS

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A lot of questions have been raised over the status of the United States national team following the embarrassing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras in the World Cup qualifying campaign recently. This is the third consecutive match without a victory for the team. The team has also recently suffered embarrassing defeats at the hands of Mexico as well.

Brad Davis named to United States National Team roster for Honduras Hexagonal match

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It's official: Brad Davis has been named to the United States National Team ahead of Wednesday's Hexagonal match against Honduras. The full 24 player roster was announced today, and as we expected Davis made the cut. Davis has been capped six times in his career, but this could be his first World Cup qualifying match.

DONOVAN WILL DECIDE FUTURE

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The United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he will be fully respecting the decision of the LA Galaxy striker Landon Donovan when it comes to his future with the national team. The 30-year-old recently said that he was considering his future with the national team after being burnt out as a result of a lot of football in recent years.

DONOVAN WITHDRAWS

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Landon Donovan has been one of the high-profile names in the United States football over the last decade, and his decision to slowly withdraw from football at all levels has been met with a surprise throughout all quarters of the game. He is extremely important for the United States national team, and it is not a surprise to know that the manager Jurgen Klinsmann is prepared to talk with the player.

JURGEN CONFIDENT ON RESULT

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The United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he is extremely confident that his team will not lose once again against Jamaica when the two sides meet each other in the World Cup qualifying match. United States and Jamaica recently played against each other in the World Cup qualifying match.

Eddie Johnson officially joins United States national team

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Eddie Johnson is officially back in red, white and blue. After dropping some very strong hints via Twitter on Friday, Jurgen Klinsmann made to formal announcement on Monday that Johnson was among the 24 players that were called into camp head of the World Cup qualifiers on Oct. 12 and 16. Johnson's last international appearance came on Oct.

National Teamers Abroad

Lichaj Joins Nottingham Forest

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United States National Team defender Eric Lichaj joins Championship club Nottingham Forest after finishing his contract with Aston Villa. Read More

2013-14 Premier League Schedule

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The Premier League's 2013-14 season has United States National Team players on the road for the opening weekend. Read More

Guatemala

Preview: USA - Guatemala

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By Charles Boehm - WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 16, 2012) US Soccer Players -- The United States National Team has weathered rough results, injury, and challenging away dates all leading up to the finale of the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. Circumstances favor the US as they prepare to host Guatemala on Tuesday evening at Livestrong Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Preview: USA - Guatemala

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The United States national team will have a lot on the line when they host Guatemala on Tuesday night in a crucial World Cup Qualifier.

The Rest

Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen and Steve Birnbaum to US Camp in January?

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Possible good news for some of D.C. United's spine through the middle, and a rumor or two.

Steven Goff of the Washington Post mentionedvia Twitter Saturday that D.C. United players Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen and Steve Birnbaum are all the preliminary list for the United States National Team camp, due to begin a week from Monday in Carson, California.

Player Profile: Eddie Johnson

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The story of Eddie Johnson is long. It is told in many places. It is also a story of character development in the literary sense. He rose, he fell, he rose again to greater heights. Is he at the climax? Maybe not, but this is the best Eddie Johnson ever.

#2 - Eddie Johnson (Nickname: GAM)
National Affiliation USA Age 28
Years Pro 12 Years Sounder 1
Position Forward Role Target Forward, Left Wing?

That’s On Point - “Nyet Gains” (USMNT-Russia Preview)

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"U-S-A, c'mon and raise up" -- Petey Pablo.

By Mike Cardillo / That's On Point

2012 was supposed to be an "off" year for the United States national team, wasn't it? That was the impression most of us were working under, right?

It wasn't a World Cup year or even a Gold Cup year.

Preview: Antigua - USA

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The United States national team faces a must-win World Cup qualifier tonight against Antigua and Barbuda tonight at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.