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A USSF – MLS split: Still out of the question?

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With both USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann and MLS commissioner Don Garber backing down, what does the future hold for US Soccer and MLS? Read More

USMNT vs Columbia set for Craven Cottage on Nov 14

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The USMNT will play Colombia in a neutral site friendly at London's Craven Cottage on Nov 14 US Soccer announced. Read More

USMNT vs Colombia set for Craven Cottage on Nov 14

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The USMNT will play Colombia in a neutral site friendly at London's Craven Cottage on Nov 14 US Soccer announced. Read More

Open Thread: Klinsmann, Garber, Washington and Beijing

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The difference in opinion between Jurgen Klinsmann and Don Garber speaks to the foundation of US soccer. Read More

USMNT retirements

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Landon Donovan, Jay DeMerit, Carlos Bocanegra, and Steve Cherundolo make their exits as professional soccer players in 2014. Read More

Do You Support Team Garber or Team Klinsmann?

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Whether it's promotion and relegation, or major USMNT players leaving Europe for the riches of MLS, Jurgen Klinsmann has taken numerous whacks at Don Garber's piñata recently. And Mr. Garber, desperate not to lose any PR or standing in the eyes of the growing American soccer populace, fought back.

Soccer News: The Netherlands lose in Euro 2016 qualifying

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The Netherlands lose to Iceland and Euro 2016 qualifying is at issue as we roundup Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

USMNT Open Thread: Still more questions ahead of Honduras friendly

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann raises several issues for the National Team before the Honduras friendly. Read More

The USMNT in Florida

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The history of the USMNT playing games in Florida since 1990 prior to the USMNT vs Ecuador friendly at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. Read More

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Honduras

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The USMNT plays Honduras on a Tuesday soccer TV schedule with Euro 2016 qualifiers and international friendlies. Read More

USMNT roster for Honduras friendly

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann made six changes to his roster for the friendly against Honduras on Tuesday. Read More

USMNT 1 – Ecuador 1 – Post-game interviews

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USMNT players Jozy Altidore, Mix Diskerud, Brad Guzan, and Omar Gonzalez spoke with media following the 1-1 draw with Ecuador. Read More

Donovan’s Big Night a Chance to Look Back

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Landon Donovan made an appropriate exit to his USMNT career, even if players and fans can't believe he's leaving. Read More

5 things from USMNT vs Ecuador

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The USMNT drew with Ecuador in a game that the USA dominated early but struggled to close out. Read More

USMNT 1 – Ecuador 1

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Ecuador equalized late to draw 1-1 with the USMNT in a friendly at Rentschler Field on Friday night in Landon Donovan's farewell game. Read More

USMNT vs Ecuador – Klinsmann builds another roster

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann faces a new set of issues as he works to put together a squad to win the 2015 Gold Cup. Read More

Preview: USMNT vs Ecuador – Not your average friendly

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The USMNT prepares to give Landon Donovan an appropriate send-off in his final appearance in a friendly against Ecuador on Friday. Read More

Julian Green out for USMNT vs Ecuador

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USMNT forward Julian Green will miss the USMNT friendly against Ecuador on Friday, US Soccer announced. Read More

Landon Donovan to captain USMNT against Ecuador

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Landon Donovan will captain the USMNT against Ecuador on Friday in his final appearance with the US National Team. Read More

Landon Donovan’s Final USMNT Game Will Celebrate a Legend

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Since Landon Donovan's final USMNT game is Friday night in East Hartford, CT, it's time to talk about legacies. Yes, the well will certainly run dry on this topic in short order, but before it goes as bare as the Aral Sea, examining Landon's legacy is important. Whether he is the best player to ever represent the Stars and Stripes is debatable.

Open Thread: Did Jurgen Klinsmann build an effective hybrid USMNT squad – or a FrankenRoster?

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann calls in a new mix of players against Ecuador. Read More

Jurgen Klinsmann names USMNT roster for Ecuador friendly

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 21 players to the roster that will play Ecuador in a friendly on Oct 10 in East Hartford. Read More

USMNT U-23 roster for Brazil friendly

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US Soccer announced the 21-player USMNT Under-23 squad that will travel to Brazil for training and a friendly. Read More

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No, I'm not on about yet another one of my stat nerd cavortings (cavortions? cavortations? cavortum?). I'm talking about this. G'on 'head, Sunil! - Greg Seltzer

Diploma Divide

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Hey y'all, checking in with another piece bringing some soccer issues to a general audience light. This time it's college soccer training limitations and reform. I know you know enough to get the gist of it, but I did have Andrew Wenger and Jordan Morris among others weigh in – figured you'd want their $.

Who next?

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Today at MLSS, I unfurled a healthy list of dual-nationals playing in Europe that could become Klinsi's next crossover hit(s). Check it. - Greg Seltzer

Brad Guzan vs. Nick Rimando; The Battle For Starting Goalkeeper

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The 1-0 victory against the Czech Republic was the first match played by the USMNT after Tim Howard announced his hiatus from international soccer having gained 104 caps for his country. There's no doubt that Howard leaves behind giant gloves to fill as he saved USMNT time and time again in his thirteen years with Team USA.

United States

Alex Morgan Has The Skill And Charisma To Continue Landon Donovan’s Legacy as the Face of US Soccer

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In just a few days, U.S. soccer fans will witness the end of an era. This Friday, Landon Donovan will step onto the field as a national team player for the very last time, thus concluding one of, if not, the most illustrious career in American soccer history.

For the casual viewer, the friendly match against Ecuador will simply be the inevitable fruition of Donovan's retirement announcement back in August, and possibly a moment to reflect on his many record-breaking accomplishments.

Previewing The USWNT’s Matches For December

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The United State Women's National Team will head south to Brazil this December to participate in a four-team international tournament, that includes host nation Brazil, China PR and Argentina.

The US return to Brazil for their first game in 17 years to close out their 2014 year that included 24 games.

3 Things We Learned From the Latest USWNT Friendlies

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After a combined score of 12-0 in a two game friendly series with Mexico, the United States Women's National Team seems to be sitting in prime position heading into CONCACAF qualifying. There is little question on the American's ability to perform at the tournament, sitting as heavy favorites to take first, the question centers around which players head coach Jill Ellis will choose to fill her 20 women roster.

2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Schedule

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The stage is set for the United States Women's National Team to start their 2015 World Cup campaign. First up, CONCACAF Qualifying against Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala and Haiti.

CONCACAF drew groups for World Cup Qualifying (also known as CONCACAF Championship) Friday morning, where the Americans learned they will be in Group A.

Major League Soccer

The Sad Tale Of Steve Zakuani’s Ailing MLS Career

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The question was only asked because there was nothing else to talk about. The press conference lasted all of 50 seconds.

The Portland Timbers had just crushed Guyanese side Alpha United 6-0 in front of one of their smallest home crowds ever since joining MLS in a midweek CONCACAF Champions League respite from the furious MLS playoff race with a team of backups.

MLS Coaching Stability And How It Differs From Europe And South America

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It's commonly accepted in modern football that managers will come and go like frequency waves. A run of bad results here, a falling out there, and the man in charge is changed.

I say that because Ben Olsen was re-upped by DC United yesterday on a contract that will keep in him the nation's capital until 2019.

Deal Alert: USA 2014/15 Nike Home Kit for $29.99 + More

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World Soccer Shop has a totally down low deal on the USA 2014/15 Nike home [...]

Bruce Arena Punishment Reinforces His Criticisms

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It is not a surprise that the MLS league office passed on a hefty fine to Bruce Arena this week for his comments on the strange Sacha Kljestan transfer saga. What is a surprise is how it was handled, and the process by which Arena was told of the fine ironically justifies his comments.

As a refresher Arena and the Galaxy cleared roster space and cap room to acquire Sacha Kljestan from Anderlecht during the simmer transfer window, a move that undoubtedly would have made them favorites in the West.

Video: USA 1 – Czech Republic 0 (International Friendly Highlights)

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A very experimental United States men's national team secured a gritty 1-0 win over the [...]

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Leslie Shay – Chicago Fire (3×01)

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Soccer News: Landon Donovan speaks to the media

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USMNT player Landon Donovan addressed the media prior to his final game with the US National Team in Friday's soccer news. Read More

GOAL: Clint Dempsey pounds in the opening goal for Seattle | Seattle Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids

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Online video Score: 4 / five

Former USMNT Captain Carlos Bocanegra Announces Retirement Following 2014 Season

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Former United State's Men's National Team Captain and current Chivas defender, Carlos Bocanegra, announced his retirement from soccer following the end of the current 2014 MLS season. Bocanegra has been playing professional soccer for 14 years and earned 110 appearances for the USMNT and scored 14 goals since his first call-up in 2001, as well as captaining the team for six years where he earned the nickname "Captain America".