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Old and new in the Arena era of the USMNT

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Bruce Arena talks about the immediate future of the USMNT with a focus reminiscent of what we saw the last time he was coach.

CONCACAF tinkers with tournament formats

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CONCACAF may be using the U-20 Championship to test different ways to qualify teams and Bruce Arena speaks with the media in the soccer news.

Bruce Arena returns as USMNT coach

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Bruce Arena is the new coach of the USMNT the US Soccer Federation announced on Tuesday. Arena returns to the job he last held in 2006.

US Soccer fires Jurgen Klinsmann

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World Cup Qualifying losses to Mexico and Costa Rica ended the German's five year tenure

US Soccer announced on Monday afternoon that Jurgen Klinsmann, manager and technical director of the US men's national team, has been fired from his positions. Klinsmann, in charge since July 2011, was let go after the USMNT made their worst-ever start in the World Cup Qualifying hexagonal stage, in which they lost their first two games by a combined 6-0.

Klinsmann has to show his work

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann's positive outlook and insistence that his formation and tactics are the way forward are working against him.

What now for the USMNT?

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The USMNT needs to regroup and US Soccer has given no indication that reversing the course in World Cup qualifying requires a new coach.

Is there an appropriate 4-0 reaction?

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The USMNT lost by four goals in Costa Rica, putting pressure on the Jurgen Klinsmann era for the US National Team in the soccer news.

Costa Rica 4 – USMNT 0

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Costa Rica once again held up at home against the USMNT in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with two goals from Joel Campbell.

The USMNT in Costa Rica

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It's game day in Costa Rica for the USMNT with the previews focusing on the losing streak in San Jose in the soccer news.

Soccer TV: Costa Rica vs USMNT

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The USMNT plays Costa Rica in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with qualifying also on the schedule in South America.

The last point in Costa Rica

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A look back at the only time the USMNT took a qualifying point in Costa Rica and a look ahead at what the current team faces at Estadio Nacional.

USMNT, Pulisic, and youth

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The USMNT formation and tactical shift cost them against Mexico, but it's important not to lose sight of the bigger picture.

USMNT 1 – Mexico 2

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The USMNT opened the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with a 2-1 loss to Mexico at MAPFRE Stadium.

Pulisic, personnel, and politics

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Christian Pulisic emerged as the face of the USMNT in a week where personnel questions and politics were also of interest for USMNT vs Mexico.

Game day for the USMNT vs Mexico in Columbus

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The rest of the previews for USMNT vs Mexico as the Hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying beings in Friday's soccer news update.

Preview: Big questions for USMNT vs Mexico

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Previewing the USMNT vs Mexico World Cup qualifier means looking at what both teams are likely to do rather than what they're saying.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Mexico

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The USMNT plays Mexico on Fox Sports 1 on Friday in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying while England hosts Scotland.

Klinsmann vs Osorio

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann and Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio face different scenarios over 90 minutes of World Cup qualifying in Columbus.

Playing positions in the Hex

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The USMNT prepares for Mexico with another opportunity to address basic tactical and squad questions in the soccer news.

USMNT roster for November 2016 Qualifiers

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The USMNT roster is set for the November World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica to start the Hexagonal round.

Will old results hold for USMNT vs Mexico?

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In a year of surprises and general weirdness, is this the time to play up the USMNT advantage at home against Mexico in World Cup qualifying?

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What Bruce Arena means for young USMNT players

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It's not as difficult to figure out what Bruce Arena might do as USMNT coach because we've seen so much of him before.

Once again, the USMNT calls on Columbus

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The USMNT plays Mexico at Columbus with a legacy of 2-0 wins when it counts most in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Saying goodbye to the Klinsmann era

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As the USMNT transitions to a new coach, it's worth asking what they need to carry forward from the Klinsmann era of US soccer.

Revisionist history with Jurgen Klinsmann

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The media play surrounding Jurgen Klinsmann's last days as USMNT coach make some difficult points in the soccer news.

Klinsmann and the limits of positive thinking

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Jurgen Klinsmann's positive outlook is part of who he is as a coach, but like any tactic it has a downside.

Jurgen Klinsmann fired as head coach of United States men's national soccer team

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U.S. Soccer has parted ways with U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Klinsmann out in USMNT coaching shakeup

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US Soccer has parted ways with USMNT coach and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann, announcing the move following back-to-back qualifying losses.

Jurgen Klinsmann says Darlington Nagbe will 'definitely' be back with U.S. National Team

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U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Sunday that Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe will "definitely" be making a return to the U.S. National Team.

Klinsmann, Gulati, and the news cycle

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There's plenty of media pressure on US Soccer president Sunil Gulati to fire coach Jurgen Klinsmann, but what does that mean in the soccer news.

Injured Howard out for Costa Rica clash

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Los Angeles (AFP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been officially ruled out of the United States' 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose on Tuesday with a right adductor muscle injury.

"He has returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans," US Soccer said in a statement confirming the diagnosis on Sunday.

Injured Howard out for Costa Rica clash

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Los Angeles (AFP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been officially ruled out of the United States' 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose on Tuesday with a right adductor muscle injury.

"He has returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans," US Soccer said in a statement confirming the diagnosis on Sunday.

Jordan Morris earns a USMNT call to play Mexico

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US-Mexico face off on November 11th, Jordan will be the lone Sounder on the roster this time.

MLS is giving clubs a week off between the conference semis and conference finals with FIFA holding World Cup qualifiers. Jordan Morris will join the list of players representing their national teams as non-US internationals Joevin Jones, Roman Torres, Nelson Valdez, Oniel Fisher, Damion Lowe and Nicholas Lodeiro received call-ups already.

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#BruceisBack and the USMNT moves on

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Bruce Arena looks forward with the USMNT and plenty of responses to his introductory press conference in the soccer news.

Real Salt Lake sticks with Cassar

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Real Salt Lake keeps its coach and video of a 1980 win for the USMNT in Thursday's soccer news update.

5 points in the Premier League

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Swansea City and Sunderland are at the bottom of the Premier League, but does that already mean a relegation battle in the soccer news.

Questions for USMNT players in the MLS playoffs

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There are plenty of USMNT regulars and hopefuls with something to prove during the 2016 MLS Cup playoffs.

Playing the Champions League final somewhere else

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UEFA's president floats yet another contentious idea for the future of the Champions League in Friday's soccer news.

The Rest

Tim Howard will miss rest of season

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A source told ESPN FC that the goalkeeper's adductor injury might require surgery

UPDATE: Tim Howard will undergo season-ending surgery on his groin, meaning Zac MacMath assumes the Colorado Rapids' starting goalkeeper duties beginning with the Western Conference finals.

According to ESPN FC, a source close to US Soccer said that United States and Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard will be out "months, not weeks" with the right adductor injury he suffered in the USA's match against Mexico on Friday.

What to take from Columbus

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The USMNT tries to turnaround a loss in Columbus with points in Costa Rica in Monday's soccer news update.