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USMNT 4 – Haiti 1 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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Brooks Lennon scored a hat trick for the USMNT, needing a comeback to beat Haiti in Group B of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Projecting the Hex: How a year of CONCACAF qualifying *might* play out

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Our look at the Hexagonal and the likeliest path for the USMNT to take one of CONCACAF's automatic qualifying spots for the 2018 World Cup.

USMNT 1 – Jamaica 0

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The USMNT got a goal from Jordan Morris with two goalkeepers sharing the shutout in the 1-0 win over Jamaica in Chattanooga.

Bob Bradley, Jurgen Klinsmann, and the future of American soccer

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Former USMNT coaches Bob Bradley and Jurgen Klinsmann are both considering their next moves, and both will reflect on American soccer as a whole.

Preview: USMNT vs Jamaica

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This is a different January camp for the USMNT and more pressure on a set of friendlies that need to point toward World Cup qualifying.

Q&A with Jonathan Bornstein

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We talk with USMNT player Jonathan Bornstein about his decision to play in Liga MX, his success with Queretaro, and his National Team future.

USMNT 0 – Serbia 0

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Bruce Arena's return as USMNT coach began with a 0-0 draw against Serbia in San Diego, a game where three players made their debuts.

Klinsmann returns to remind us of his tantalizing, infuriating gifts

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Jurgen Klinsmann had plenty to say about his time as USMNT coach during a discussion at the 2017 NSCAA Convention in Los Angeles.

Overlooked talents make their USMNT return

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Under Bruce Arena, several USMNT players are getting the opportunity to restart their National Team careers through the January camp.

What happens to USMNT vs Mexico?

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FIFA's World Cup expansion dilutes qualifying, likely bringing an end to the two biggest games on the CONCACAF calendar.

5 players to watch in USMNT camp

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Bruce Arena has called in an MLS squad for his first January camp back in charge and he has options with World Cup qualifying looming.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News Update

USMNT U-20s disappoint in CONCACAF opener

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The USMNT U-20s face a tougher scenario than expected in the CONCACAF Championship after losing their opener in the soccer news.

Red shirts for the USMNT

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US Soccer reveals the new uniforms for the National Teams with the USMNT wearing red for their World Cup qualifier next month in the soccer news.

A draw and a win from the USMNT January camp

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With a scoreless draw against Serbia and a 1-0 win over Jamaica, USMNT coach Bruce Arena has plenty to consider for the March qualifiers.

The formation is a question for USMNT vs Jamaica

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The USMNT experimented with a 4-3-3 against Serbia, isolating striker Jozy Altidore. Coach Bruce Arena will try something else against Jamaica.

San Diego, MLS, and Liga MX

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San Diego is an expansion target for MLS, but it's a city with a strong link to a Liga MX club just over the border in the soccer news.

Breaking January camp

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For USMNT coach Bruce Arena and his squad, two friendlies count more than ever in the soccer news.

The 2017 money league

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Manchester United is now the club making the most money in world soccer with Real Madrid falling to 3rd-place in the annual ranking.

European clubs vs CAF

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With players turning down call-ups for the Cup of Nations, how does Africa respond to club vs country in the soccer news.

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.

#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.

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.

Seattle Sounders

Dempsey given all-clear to return

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Los Angeles (AFP) – United States forward Clint Dempsey has been given the all-clear to return to football following a six-month layoff due to an irregular heartbeat, US Soccer confirmed.

The Seattle Sounders striker, who had not played since last August, has already played 30 minutes and a full 45 minutes during pre-season action for the reigning champions of Major League Soccer.

Major Link Soccer: Schmetzer goes Pro

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Coach Schmetzer is getting his Pro license, Dwyer is looking for USA love, and bikes galore in Goals of the Week.

Seattle

Seattle Sounder legend Alan Hinton caught up with BigAppleSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis to discuss Seattle's championship, coach, and the city he loves.

Bruce Arena

Injury forces Stefan Frei to leave USMNT camp early

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The Sounders goalkeeper has his first action with the US cut short.

Stefan Frei has had to withdraw from his first United States National Team camp after suffering a sprained ankle, US Soccer announced today. LA Galaxy ‘keeper Brian Rowe has replaced the Swiss-born Sounder in Bruce Arena's squad.

CONCACAF without the Caribbean?

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A report has the Caribbean teams considering a future apart from CONCACAF and USMNT coach Bruce Arena charms the media in the soccer news.

Jurgen Klinsmann

My Favorite Tweet Of 2016

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Ten days later, you know what happened.

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.

The Rest

All eyes on Tab Ramos as USMNT U-20s face World Cup qualifying

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - Tab Ramos and his USMNT U-20s step into the spotlight this weekend. On Saturday, they kick off what could be a perilous World Cup qualifying campaign in Costa Rica. As is often the case with big youth national team events, this tourament [.

USA 2017 Nike Red Jersey

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The United States Soccer Federation has dropped the first mainly red USA kit since 2011. Furnished by US Soccer longtime technical partner Nike, the jersey will serves as the USA third kit over the course of the next year. The USA 2017 Red jersey uses Nike's Vapor with AeroSwift design that was introduced with the [.

Major Link Soccer: Liga MX to air on Facebook

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Univision will air matches in English in the US only.

Seattle

Former Sounder and Charleston Battery midfielder Michael Azira's foundation, which raises money for children in rural Uganda, is having a fundraiser for the rest of February.

MLS

RSL Soapbox ranked which MLS teams their fans should hate the least; not surprisingly, the Sounders are pretty far down.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Serbia

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The USMNT is in action on the weekend soccer TV schedule along with the Cup of Nations quarterfinals and the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

Bill Hamid forced out of USMNT camp due to injury

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As with last year, a knee problem has caused the D.C. United star to withdraw

In unfortunately familiar news, D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been forced to drop out of the USMNT's January camp due to a knee problem. Last year, a knee injury picked up during camp ended up requiring surgery, and Hamid ended up missing several months.

US Soccer grants division 2 status to both USL and NASL

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US Soccer kicks the can down the road yet again

After months of uncertainity, the second and third divisions of the US soccer pyramid have yet more uncertainty. For the first time since 2010, the USL is again the second division of American soccer. After a forced joint season in 2010, the NASL has been the second division and the USL has been the third division.