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Mastroeni out at Colorado, Brooks out for three months

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Wednesday's soccer news starts with the Colorado Rapids using that unfortunate MLS euphemism that means they've fired the coach. The Rapids "parted ways" with Pablo Mastroeni, drawing a line underneath a poor record this season and a previous regime no longer running the show in Commerce City.

"We would like to thank Pablo for his contributions to this organization, both as a player and as head coach," said Rapids Sporting Director and Interim General Manager, Pádraig Smith.

Game day for USMNT vs Jamaica

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It's a simple scenario for the USMNT in Wednesday's soccer news. Deny Jamaica width on the defensive end and break down the standard attempts to clog the direct routes on the offensive end. Do that, and the balance should tilt in the USMNT's favor. In other words, it's standard CONCACAF soccer for tonight's Gold Cup final (9:30pm ET - FS1).

USMNT plays the schedule

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Tuesday's soccer news has the appropriate response from the USMNT after Jamaica knocked out Mexico. Though the Gold Cup is normally designed with the hopes that the two biggest teams in the region will meet in the final, that's far from a guarantee. For two editions running, it hasn't happened. The collective USMNT response is "so what.

The immediate future of MLS officiating

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Monday's soccer news starts with everybody responding to Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke's show and tell. Petke made an early exit from his team's 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City. The referee showed Petke the door in the 72nd minute for arguing a non-call, and we would later learn how much that non-call meant.

Officiating in CONCACAF

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Thursday's soccer news starts with referee Drew Fischer and his assistants not exactly having the best time of it in last night's USMNT vs El Salvador game. Hesitance to show cards caught up with the officiating, leading to odd moments even by CONCACAF standards. Namely, two incidents where USMNT players were bitten by their El Salvadoran counterparts.

Game day for USMNT vs El Salvador

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The consensus view of the previews for the USMNT v El Salvador Gold Cup quarterfinal later tonight (9pm ET - FS1) read oddly familiar. That's because the view is the same as it's been since the second group stage game. The USMNT is the heavy favorite for obvious reasons, especially with an experimental roster now made stronger through the six changes made by coach Bruce Arena.

The rest of the Gold Cup for the USMNT

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Monday's soccer news starts with the changes to the USMNT's Gold Cup roster. USMNT coach Bruce Arena surprised nobody by using all six of his changes, announcing them the day after the USMNT won group B. Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, and Darlington Nagbe.

The USMNT presses the offense

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Thursday's soccer news starts with the biggest takeaway from last night's USMNT win in the Gold Cup. This redone lineup tried to press the offense. They succeeded in creating chances, hitting the frame and forcing several strong saves from Martinique goalkeeper Kevin Olimpa.

The official US Soccer match report lists the shot totals as 8 to 7 USMNT with shots on goal 3 to 1.

English Premier League

5 USMNT players to watch in Europe

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 14, 2017) US Soccer Players – The long, hot summer of preseason friendlies and nonsensical curtain-raiser Super Cup matches has finally given way to the start of the domestic season across most of Europe's five major domestic leagues. With France and England already underway, with Germany, Italy and Spain soon to follow, it's time to take stock of Americans playing abroad and which ones to keep an eye on over the next nine months.

The story of Manchester United’s highest-scoring American of all-time

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James “Jimmy” Brown, the oldest boy of eight children, was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland on December 31, 1908 and raised in Troon. Growing up back then, next to Royal Troon Golf Club, it offered boys the choice of either playing golf or soccer. James never played organized soccer but was part of a group of kids who played on the streets of Troon and enjoyed sneaking on Royal Troon’s course to play a quick nine holes with his brothers before sunset.

The story of Manchester United’s highest-scoring American of all-time

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James “Jimmy” Brown, the oldest boy of eight children, was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland on December 31, 1908 and raised in Troon. Growing up back then, next to Royal Troon Golf Club, it offered boys the choice of either playing golf or soccer. James never played organized soccer but was part of a group of kids who played on the streets of Troon and enjoyed sneaking on Royal Troon’s course to play a quick nine holes with his brothers before sunset.

United States Men's National Team

The tenacious simplicity of Bruce Arena wins again

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 28, 2017) US Soccer Players - The USMNT are Gold Cup champions for a sixth time. It's an accomplishment to celebrate, regardless of the misgivings surrounding this tournament. That much was clear to see on the faces of US players young and old as they hoisted CONCACAF's hulking hardware at Levi's Stadium late Wednesday night.

Gold Cup final: USMNT 2 – Jamaica 1

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There was a trophy to play for at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on Wednesday. Jaamica faced an early issue when their goalkeeper and captain Andre Blake suffered a hand injury. Blake had to sub out in the 22nd minute with backup Dwayne Miller replacing him. Jamaica almost made it out of the half with the game scoreless.

MLS promotes the Gold Cup by promoting itself

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 26, 2017) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer has always ALWAYS tied its identity to the United States Men's National Team. This goes back to the earliest days of the league. Much of its early star power came from the American heroes of 1994. MLS has made the most of the involvement of players from its ranks in the international fortunes of the USA.

Preview: USMNT vs Jamaica

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (July 24, 2017) US Soccer Players – This summer's edition of the Gold Cup has been a strange one. Favorites such as the United States and Mexico, who fielded a B team, had struggled big time during much of the tournament. CONCACAF had egg on its face following the incident with French Guiana fielding Florent Malouda knowing he was ineligible.

Gold Cup: Costa Rica 0 – USMNT 2

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The USMNT booked their spot in the 2017 Gold Cup final with a key substitution and a regular putting the ball into the back of the net. A scoreless first-half saw the USMNT with the bulk of possession but nothing to show for it. Costa Rica had their chances in the second-half, pushing the USMNT for a response.

Worst Gold Cup ever?

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 21, 2017) US Soccer Players - Like many readers, your correspondent has grown up in a sustained era of soccer's growth in North America. Every year the game grows bigger and more popular than the last, it seems, leading us to take for granted that the future will be brighter than the past.

Gold Cup: USMNT 2 – El Salvador 0

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The USMNT and El Salvador met in the Gold Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field. Considering the stakes, the game developed as expected. The USMNT needed goalkeeper Tim Howard to come up big early on, stopping an El Salvador breakaway after a defensive slip. Both teams had chances, but it was the USMNT capitalizing.

Preview: USMNT vs El Salvador

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The big story going into the USMNT's Gold Cup quarterfinal against El Salvador is the changes to the roster. USMNT coach Bruce Arena made all six, bringing in experience and familiarity to navigate the knockout rounds. Mexico made none, setting up this tournament as a test for the 23 players they didn't take to the Confederations Cup.

Gold Cup: Nicaragua 0 – USMNT 3

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The USMNT played Nicaragua for the first time on Saturday in Cleveland, needing goals to win group B at the 2017 Gold Cup. Panama's 3-0 shutout of Martinique in the early game meant the USMNT started knowing they would need the three points and three goals to take 1st-place. They got it, but it wasn't easy.

Preview: Nicaragua vs USMNT

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Nicaragua is technically the home team in the Group B finale against the USMNT on Saturday (7pm ET - FXX and Univision). That's probably not much of an advantage at an NFL stadium in Cleveland. The USMNT sits top of the Group B table on a tiebreaker over Panama, looking to enter the knockout round as group winners.

The Gold Cup approach creates a perception issue for the USMNT

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 14, 2017) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena and the United States Men's National Team wanted two things from the 2017 Gold Cup. An opportunity to evaluate a group of players not already established in the program who might be able to help the team with depth in Russia next year.

The USMNT and the highs and lows of experimentation

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 13, 2017) US Soccer Players - Most likely, the USMNT won't look back particularly fondly on Wednesday's 3-2 Gold Cup win over Martinique. The underdogs roared, while the favorites fumbled, forced to sweat out a result that most expected to be a one-sided victory.

Gold Cup: USMNT 3 – Martinique 2

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It wasn't easy for the USMNT against Martinique on Wednesday night at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium. A scoreless first-half led to twp USMNT goals and a Martinique comeback.

The USMNT and Martinique started their Gold Cup group B game knowing that Panama beat Nicaragua to move into 1st-place in the group.

Preview: USMNT vs Martinique

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The USMNT's Gold Cup opener raised several questions, the polite way of saying that a 1-1 draw with Panama wasn't the expected result. The USMNT opened strong, showing the kind of sync in the attack from a week earlier in a friendly against Ghana. That didn't translate into goals, with Panama building confidence as they got several good looks from their offense.

Gold Cup: USMNT 1 – Panama 1

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The USMNT opened their 2017 Gold Cup schedule with a 1-1 draw against Panama in Nashville. Dom Dwyer put the USMNT up in the 50th minute taking advantage of a Kelyn Rowe assist. It was Dwyer's second goal in his second game. Panama showed well taking chances from distance and pressing the USMNT back line.

Five questions as the USMNT kicks off their 2017 Gold Cup run

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 7, 2017) US Soccer Players - An exciting but relatively green USMNT side kicks off the hunt for Gold Cup hardware with their Group B opener vs Panama in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday (4:30pm ET - Fox). Can the Yanks secure their sixth title in this tournament, reclaim regional bragging rights and generate momentum for a packed year ahead?

The USMNT moves to the games that count

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Monday's soccer news starts with the USMNT showing well against Ghana. It's worth considering the circumstances in that friendly as well as the upcoming games on the schedule, but not too much.

ESPN's reminders that the Ghana friendly might matter more than some of the Gold Cup games is fair enough, at least to the point where it's worth the reminder that another network is showing the Gold Cup.

USMNT 2 – Ghana 1

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Dom Dwyer had quite the start to his USMNT career against Ghana at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Dwyer scored in his debut for the squad. Dwyer's goal came in the 18th minute in the warm-up friendly in advance of the 2017 Gold Cup. He was one of three players to debut for the USMNT on Saturday.

Seattle Sounders

Dempsey y Morris en el equipo ideal de Copa Oro

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A Jordan MORRIS y Clint DEMPSEY, les fue mas que bien en la Copa Oro que concluyó ayer con la victoria de Estados Unidos 2-1 sobre Jamaica para sumar su sexto trofeo de esta competencia desde 1991. A los delanteros de los Seattle Sounders FC los incluyeron en el equipo ideal del torneo. Bob BRADLEY, .

Cristian Roldan is with the USMNT for Gold Cup Final

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While he won't play, US Soccer requested his release to honor his hard work at the beginning of the tournament

Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan is fresh off probably his best match ever in Rave Green this week, but he missed Wednesday's training session to be honored for a different role he recently played.

El gol de Morris le da la Copa Oro a Estados Unidos

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En tres años Jordan MORRIS ha ganado todos los títulos posibles. Desde sus dos goles con la Universidad de Stanford en la final del fútbol universitario de los Estados Unidos en el 2015, la Copa MLS con los Seattle Sounders FC el año pasado, además de obtener el premio de Novato del Año de la .

Morris, héroe en Tampa Bay con par de goles en victoria de Estados Unidos

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No solo fue titular, si no que anotó dos goles, incluido el de la victoria. Jordan MORRIS, el delantero de los Seattle Sounders FC jugó todo el partido en el que Estados Unidos superó, pasando apuros, a Martinica 3 2.La tropa de Bruce ARENA se complicó innecesariamente con los caribeños que venian de vencer .

Morris debería ser titular ante Martinica

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Bruce ARENA, el entrenador de la selección de Estados Unidos debería alinear a Jordan MORRIS, el delantero de los Seattle Sounders FC, esta tarde frente a su similar de Martinica en el segundo partido de los estadounidenses de la Copa Oro 2017. MORRIS entró de substituo por Alejandro BEDOYA al minuto 85 en el encuentro .

Gold Cup

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Jamaica

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The 2017 Gold Cup final is on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. The USMNT gets a rematch against the team that knocked them out at the semifinal stage at the last Gold Cup. Also on American soccer TV, plenty of options from super club friendlies.

USMNT vs Jamaica in the 2017 Gold Cup final on FS1 at 9:30pm.

Soccer TV: Nicaragua vs USMNT

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The weekend soccer TV schedule has the conclusion of group B at the 2017 Gold Cup with the USMNT in action in Cleveland. There's also a prestige friendly at the same time on Saturday with the Galaxy hosting Manchester United.

Nicaragua vs USMNT at 7pm on Saturday on FXX. Yes, as everyone including the Fox broadcasters are pained to remind us, this game is on FXX.

USA 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Nike Jersey

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US Soccer technical partner Nike has released the United States 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup kit. It was worn for the first time during Saturday's international friendly with Ghana in East Hartford, CT. The fourth Team USA jersey from Nike in the last fifteen months will be available at World Soccer Shop, Subside Sports,Lovell Soccer, UK [.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Ghana

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The weekend soccer TV schedule has the USMNT continuing their Gold Cup preparations with a friendly against Ghana on Saturday. Mexico's Gold Cup squad beat Ghana earlier this week and has a second warmup against Paraguay on Saturday. MLS has a big game on the schedule with San Jose hosting the Galaxy at Stanford Stadium.

The Rest

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Costa Rica

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The 2017 Gold Cup moves to the semifinal stage this weekend with the USMNT playing Costa Rica on Saturday and Mexico vs Jamaica on Sunday. The winners meet on Wednesday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Also on the soccer TV schedule, it's opening weekend for the Liga MX 2017 Apertura season. MLS has a game on ESPN on Saturday.

Covering the lower divisions

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 5, 2017) US Soccer Players - For all of the strides that American soccer has made over the past decade, it still struggles with a series of major issues. Some of those issues will resolve themselves just a little bit of time. Development, to name just one hot-button topic that never fails to drive calls to my daily radio show, is going to get better, simply through inertia.