World Cup Qualifiers

Clint Dempsey

Jordan Morris disappointed at lack of playing time with USMNT

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The forward admits that with the team's quality at forward, it was understandable

Jordan Morris is back with the Seattle Sounders, prepping for the team's away match against New York City FC on Saturday. He, along with Clint Dempsey, had been called up to the US national team earlier in preparation for his country's two 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, missing two Sounders matches that he probably didn't need to miss.

Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris called up for World Cup qualifiers

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Seattle's attacking depth will be tested in June.

U.S. Soccer today announced that Seattle Sounders attackers Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris have been named to Bruce Arena's 27-player U.S. Men's National Team roster for three June matches, including two World Cup Qualifiers.

Both players flew to Denver today to join the team in preparation for its first qualifying match against Trinidad & Tobago (T&T).

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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USSF Should Forsake Participation in Qatar World Cup Qualifiers

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It's a queasy feeling to think about the 2022 World Cup host government supporting ISIS. However, this is a reality. There are multiple Arab countries claiming Qatar is plotting terrorism, funding it, and harboring terrorists. Arab Gulf countries are now claiming foe status.

This World Cup should never have been scheduled for Qatar in the first place.

4-2-3-1 v Scotland: Tottenham duo could be key to England's performance at Hampden Park; Stats & Predicted Lineups

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Scotland vs England Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s World Cup Qualifiers fixture.

Scotland vs England
World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
10th June, 17:00 pm BST
Hampden Park, Scotland
Live Stream: Watch Scotland vs England live on Sky Sports 1

Scotland Team News & Preview

Scotland face England in the World Cup qualifiers this Saturday and the home team are in desperate need of a win.

Christian Pulisic

Some Soccer News for Jun 6, 2017

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It's Day 157 of 2017.


My new article for 1500ESPN: Former NASL players having big impact on MNUFC MLS roster.

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Twin Cities viewing parties for the 2 USMNT World Cup qualifiers, Thurs & Sun, is at Town Hall Brewery in Seven Corners, Minneapolis.

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USMNT

John Brooks trained with the USA today.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Johnson, Gonzalez and more

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World Cup qualifiers are just around the corner as several Americans take the field for midweek action.

In Germany, Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson take the field as they look to advance their side in non-league competitions. Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face DFB-Pokal action on Tuesday against Sportfreunde Lotte while Thursday brings Johnson's Europa League clash with Schalke.

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SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Tim Howard

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Heading into camp, Tim Howard was confirmed as the U.S. Men's National Team's No. 1, and on Saturday night, the veteran goalkeeper showed exactly why.

Howard made a number of big saves on Saturday, helping the U.S. earn a 1-1 draw in a friendly match against Venezuela.

USMNT roster for March World Cup qualifiers

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USMNT coach Bruce Arena named 24 players to his squad in advance of the March 24 World Cup qualifiers against Honduras (10:30pm ET - Fox Sports 1) and Panama (10pm ET-beIN Sport). The USMNT players start camp on March 19 in San Jose.

"We put together a roster that we think has balance and one that gives us an option in playing a number of different ways," Arena said.

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USMNT vs. Venezuela: Your Live Commentary

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Before facing two vital World Cup qualifiers, the U.S. Men's National Team faces off with Venezuela to prepare for the task ahead.

The U.S. takes on Venezuela at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday in a pre-qualifying friendly, allowing Bruce Arena a look at his first-choice squad before facing Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

USA vs. Venezuela preview, TV times and team news

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June is an extremely critical month for the USMNT. Bruce Arena has come in for his second stint as manager and settled things down after a disastrous start to World Cup Qualifying that resulted in the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena got a win and a draw in the January Camp and managed to grab four out of a possible six points in the last two World Cup Qualifiers to move the US out of last place in the Hex.

USA vs. Venezuela preview, TV times and team news

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June is an extremely critical month for the USMNT. Bruce Arena has come in for his second stint as manager and settled things down after a disastrous start to World Cup Qualifying that resulted in the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena got a win and a draw in the January Camp and managed to grab four out of a possible six points in the last two World Cup Qualifiers to move the US out of last place in the Hex.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Venezuela?

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It's an important period for the U.S. Men's National Team. Vital World Cup qualifiers are suddenly set to begin as the U.S. looks ahead to matches against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

But first, the U.S. faces off with Venezuela in Saturday's friendly, a match that gives Bruce Arena to integrate and experiment a bit while utilizing his first-choice lineup for the very first time.

USA opens football training camp in Colorado

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Chicago (AFP) – Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore highlight a group of 27 players invited to USA Soccer’s training camp as the national team prepares to play two World Cup qualifiers in June.

Dempsey and Altidore are two of 11 players on the invite list who have played in 10 or more FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

USA opens football training camp in Colorado

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Chicago (AFP) – Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore highlight a group of 27 players invited to USA Soccer’s training camp as the national team prepares to play two World Cup qualifiers in June.

Dempsey and Altidore are two of 11 players on the invite list who have played in 10 or more FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

USA vs. Honduras preview, TV times and team news

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November’s pair of World Cup qualifiers was an unmitigated disaster for the US Men’s National Team (USMNT), so much so that it cost Jurgen Klinsmann his job. The US saw their winning streak over Mexico in Columbus snapped and then got mauled 4-0 down in Costa Rica. Bruce Arena had an interesting January Camp and is ready for his third go round in the Hexagonal.

Clint Dempsey may have to start in must-win World Cup qualifier

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Bobby Wood's injury has left Bruce Arena with some tough choices.

Clint Dempsey's status within the United States national team has been on quite a roller-coaster over the past few months.

First we expected Dempsey to at least get invited to January camp. After it was revealed he'd stay with the Sounders, head coach Bruce Arena strongly hinted that the USMNT would be playing the upcoming World Cup qualifiers without their second-leading all-time scorer.

SBI Question of the Day: Which position is biggest concern for USMNT heading into March qualifiers?

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Bruce Arena's roster has been ravaged by injuries as World Cup qualifiers loom. Several players, most of which were presumed starters, will not be joining camp as the U.S. Men's National Team faces a pair of vital World Cup qualifiers.

Naturally, there are some concerns.

Bobby Wood, Fabian Johnson and DeAndre Yedlin headline the notable injury absences for the U.

Dempsey, Howard, Cameron headline USMNT squad for World Cup qualifiers

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Facing a must-win scenario, Bruce Arena turned to a group of U.S. Men's National Team regulars for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Included in that group is a bit of a surprise: Clint Dempsey.

Dempsey joins Tim Howard, Geoff Cameron and Michael Bradley to headline a 23-man roster that includes 19 players with World Cup qualifying experience.

Clint Dempsey named to USMNT’s 2018 World Cup qualifying roster

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Bruce Arena makes announcement during appearance on Colin Cowherd's radio show.

Clint Dempsey will be part of the United States' upcoming World Cup qualifiers, after all. Head coach Bruce Arena made the announcement during an appearance on Colin Cowherd's radio show, about 45 minutes before the full roster was revealed.

Next two games could determine Clint Dempsey’s status for World Cup qualifiers

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So, Bruce hasn't decided what to do, after all.

Just a couple days after tamping down the likelihood that Clint Dempsey would participate in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, United States men's national team coach Bruce Arena left the door wide open for a quick return.

During a Facebook Live question-and-answer session, Arena seemed to indicate that Dempsey's performances in the next couple games could determine whether or not the veteran is called in for the March 24 and 28 matches.

USA vs. Jamaica live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The USMNT's winter camp wraps up tonight against CONCACAF opposition

The US men's national team concludes their January (and, I suppose, February) camp tonight in Tennessee, facing Jamaica. It's probably no mistake that the USMNT is lining up a CONCACAF foe, what with crucial World Cup qualifiers looming on the horizon.

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Roster announced for USMNT’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

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Christian Pulisic headlines the team with games against Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico

Bruce Arena named his roster for the United States' upcoming World Cup Qualifiers, and there were no real surprises in the names that he brought in. With four points from their first four qualifying games, the US is currently in 4th place in the Hexagonal, which would put them in a playoff game against an Asian team for a spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

T&T names 17-player squad for camp ahead of WCQ against USMNT

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The Trinidad &Tobago national team chose 17 players for an upcoming camp ahead of World Cup qualifiers against the U.S. Men's National Teamand Costa Rica.

The 17 players were brought into the team to start training in Boulder, Colorado, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago's June 8 World Cup qualifier against the United States.

Schedule of World Cup qualifiers and friendlies on US TV and streaming: March 22-28, 2017

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During the next 10 days, there will be more than 55 international games shown live to viewers in the United States on TV and/or streaming. Among those countries featured - some of whom will be playing World Cup qualifiers and friendlies - they include the United States, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, England and Argentina.

Steve Birnbaum makes United States roster for qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica

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Birnbaum rounds out an excellent year for him with a USMNT call-up for the start of the Hex

Jurgen Klinsmann announced on U.S. Soccer's Facebook page that D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum is on the United States roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The USMNT will host Mexico on Friday in Columbus, then go on the road to play Costa Rica Tuesday at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.

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Buffon reaches 1,000 as Italy and Spain cruise in World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Italy kept pace with Spain in European World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played his 1,000th professional match in a 2-0 victory over Albania on Friday.

A first-half Daniele De Rossi penalty and late second from Ciro Immobile was enough to earn the Azzurri three points but they remain behind Spain on goal difference at the top of Group G after La Rioja downed Israel 4-1.

Australia keep faith with Cahill for World Cup qualifiers

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou kept faith with team talisman Tim Cahill Wednesday by including the veteran in his squad for two pivotal World Cup qualifiers despite a lack of match practice.

The 36-year-old record scorer now plays for Melbourne City after 18 years abroad but has been unable to string together a series of games due to suspension and not being picked.

Belgium rampant, Portugal survive scare in World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) Belgium hammered Estonia 8-1 to go clear in Group H, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal survived a scare before overcoming Latvia 4-1 in World Cup qualifying on Sunday.

There were braces from Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens as Belgium ran rampant with further goals from Thomas Meunier, Eden Hazard, Yannick Carrasco and an own goal to make it four wins from four.

Australia come back to secure draw in Japan World Cup qualifier

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Melbourne (AFP) Australia came from behind through a Mile Jedinak penalty to grab a 1-1 draw against Japan to remain unbeaten in Asian World Cup qualifiers in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Blue Samurai rocked the Socceroos with a fifth-minute goal from midfielder Genki Haraguchi but skipper Jedinak retrieved a point in a tense game with his spot kick.

Australia come back to secure draw in Japan World Cup qualifier

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Melbourne (AFP) Australia came from behind through a Mile Jedinak penalty to grab a 1-1 draw against Japan to remain unbeaten in Asian World Cup qualifiers in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Blue Samurai rocked the Socceroos with a fifth-minute goal from midfielder Genki Haraguchi but skipper Jedinak retrieved a point in a tense game with his spot kick.

Japan, Korea survive scares as China crash in World Cup qualifiers

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Suwon (South Korea) (AFP) South Korean sharpshooter Son Heung-Min kept Qatar's World Cup ambitions on hold and Japan also survived a scare as China suffered a potentially calamitous defeat to Syria on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Son extended his electric club form with the winner in South Korea's 3-2 triumph over 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar, whose hopes of reaching Russia 2018 now look distant.

Atletico Madrid

Tuesday Kickoff: Guardado, Simeone, Nainggolan and more

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One of Mexico's biggest stars is set to miss vital matches due to injury while a top head coach stated he will never coach at Real Madrid.

Andres Guardado is set to miss Mexico's World Cup qualifiers due to a leg injury. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he could one day coach another Spanish team but also added that he will never manage Real Madrid.

USMNT World Cup qualifying roster, Champions League, and more: Freedom Kicks for 3/16/2017

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Beats being a Coke bottler.

Good morning! I just found that JSTOR (online library of academic journals) sells merchandise and that's all I can really think about. They have a shirt that says "Sleep all day, JSTOR all night" which I think everyone knows about you before you even buy the shirt.

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Four more Sounders called up to international duty

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Two are for World Cup qualifiers, two are for the Caribbean Cup

Seattle Sounders FC announced on Tuesday that four more players would be called up to international duty during the Sounders' two-week MLS break. In addition to Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris' USMNT call-ups, Roman Torres (Panama) and Joevin Jones (Trinidad & Tobago) have been called up for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

MLS needs to stop playing during the international windows

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By Clemente Lisi – HARRISON, NJ (Mar 27, 2017) US Soccer Players – You may have spent the past few days enjoying the bevy of World Cup Qualifiers available during the international window. You may have even found your way to San Jose to witness the USA's 6-0 romp of Honduras Friday night.

Fabian Johnson leaves Europa League match with apparent hamstring injury

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Bad news for U.S. Men's National Team fans, as one of the team's best players appears to have picked up ainjury ahead of World Cup qualifiers.

USMNT midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson was forced to leave Borussia Monchengladbach's UEFA Europa League match against Schalke 04 on Thursday, as he pulled up with an apparent right hamstring injury.

Pulisic scores again, Bedoya gets call-up, Eric Ayuk’s whereabouts, more news

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Photo: Paul Rudderow Philadelphia Union The Union posts photos of indoor practice after the whole Delaware Valley is shrouded in snow. Alejandro Bedoya has been called up to the U.S. national team for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. More below. The Brotherly Game's Matt Ralph does some detective work on Eric [.

Bolivia forfeits two World Cup qualifiers due to ineligible player

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South American World Cup qualifying received a major shakeup on Tuesday due to an ineligible player.

FIFA announced on Tuesday that Bolivia will forfeit two matches after fielding an ineligible player in a pair of September qualifiers against Chile and Peru. Bolivia defeated Peru, 2-0, while tying Chile, 0-0, but will no forfeit the two matches by identical 3-0 scorelines.

Cuba vs. US Men’s National Team preview

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The semi-final round of World Cup Qualifying is over and the final round of World Cup Qualifying is only a month away. The United States Men's National Team has a pair of friendlies to prepare for a tough pair of World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica in November. The first of these two friendlies is in a place where the US has only played once: on the road at Cuba.