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Sporting KC Notebook: Feilhaber returns, Besler doubtful, and more

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After spending the first three weeks of the season out with a right abdominal strain, Benny Feilhaberwill be ready to return to the lineup for this weekend's match against Real Salt Lake.

Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes said the addition of Feilhaber will certainly help the team on Saturday, but what you see on the field won't change much.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Brazil finds last-gasp equalizer, and more

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Big-time players come up in big-time moments.Brazil just demonstrated that.

It was not the player that might first come to mind that delivered in the clutch, however.

Dani Alves scored a last-second equalizer and Brazil avoided a disastrous defeat to Paraguay in a 2-2 draw on Tuesday.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Chile and Colombia aim to crack top five, and more

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Two of CONMEBOL's 2014 World Cup participants arebehind the pack on the road to Russia, and only victories on Tuesdaywill give them a shot at moving into a top-five spot.

Chile and Colombia have gotten off to subpar starts in 2018 World Cup Qualifying in South America, and both are in sore need of three points to avoid fallingfurther out of the picture a third of the way through the campaign.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Suarez saves Uruguay in Brazil and more

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Last-second goals and draws sure were in style during CONMEBOL's fifth round of World Cup qualifying.

The latest batch of South Americanqualifiers wrapped up on Friday, but not before some intense and exciting affairs were put on display. Twenty goals were scored across the five matches, and three of them ended in dramatic fashion courtesy of some late tallies, while three of them finished withteams splitting the points.

United States Men's National Team

USMNT 4, Guatemala 0: The SBI Breakdown

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COLUMBUS, Ohio The U.S. Men's National Team did not just turn in a big bounce-back performance in World Cup Qualifying on Tuesday night.

It delivered a perfect response.

The U.S. entered this week's World Cup qualifier against Guatemala under severe scrutiny, the result of a flat and brutally inept performance in an embarrassing defeat to Los Chapineslast Friday in Central America.

Russia 2018: CONCACAF Qualifying – USMNT vs. Guatemala – Review

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March Group C Qualifierscame to an end, not without controversy. OTF's Joe Maskivish sums up the two matches against Guatemala...

Well that wasn't easy. Staring down a chance to put this round's qualification in the rear-view mirror, the United States instead flirted with disaster, while at the same time leaving supporters with spinning heads.

Russia 2018: CONCACAF Qualifying – USMNT vs. Guatemala – Review

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March Group C Qualifierscame to an end, not without controversy. OTF's Joe Maskivish sums up the two matches against Guatemala...

Well that wasn't easy. Staring down a chance to put this round's qualification in the rear-view mirror, the United States instead flirted with disaster, while at the same time leaving supporters with spinning heads.

A win and a loss for the USMNT

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The USMNT won its World Cup qualifier against Guatemala but lost its U-23 Olympic qualifier against Colombia on Tuesday. Read More

Latest talented USMNT prospect cap-tied after Christian Pulisic makes debut

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COLUMBUS, Ohio When the U.S. Men's National Team took a two-goal lead in the first half vs. Guatemala, the thought of seeing Christian Pulisic make his international debut began to pop into many observers' heads. It then seemed like a foregone conclusion after the U.

Jurgen Klinsmann discusses recent criticism after USMNT mauls Guatemala

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COLUMBUS, Ohio A couple hours before the U.S. Men's National Team took on Guatemala in a World Cup Qualifier on home soil on Tuesday, a plane with a banner flew over Mapfre Stadium.

The banner read, "#FireKlinsmann He's a tiny little bit behind".

It was quite possibly the biggest sign of protest that any U.

Geoff Cameron steps into leadership role in USMNT rout of Guatemala

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Geoff Cameron made a big impact in the U.S. Men's National Team's lopsided win over Guatemala,but it was not just the goal he set up or the one he scored that helped his sideenjoy such a strong performance.

The U.S. got back on track in World Cup Qualifying on Tuesday night by clobbering Guatemala, 4-0, in a game at Mapfre Stadium that was every bit as one-sided as the scoreline indicated.

USMNT 4 – Guatemala 0

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The USMNT moved into 2nd-place in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Group C with a 4-0 win over Guatemala in Columbus. Read More

Recap: USMNT 4–0 Guatemala

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The US tossed Guatemala aside and won, 4–0. The US was dominant, it looked easy. Which inevitably leads one to ask, Why was it so hard on Friday?

USMNT rolls past Guatemala in World Cup Qualifying rematch

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COLUMBUS, Ohio The U.S. Men's National Team needed a strong bounce-back performance and three points after suffering a shocking shutout loss to Guatemala last Friday.

The U.S. got both, and a little bit of revenge as well.

Four different players scoredand the U.

USA vs. Guatemala: SBI Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team is in do-or-die mode tonight, as the Americans take on Guatemala in a must-win World Cup qualifier at MAPFRE Stadium (7:25pm, ESPN2).

The U.S. will look to rebound from an ugly 2-0 loss in Guatemala last Friday, and will be hoping to continue an unbeaten run in Columbus.

World Cup Qualifying preview: USMNT v Guatemala

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While the outlook is a touch overcast just now, if results go the right way tonight, the US senior team could have made a huge stride toward reaching the next stage of World Cup Qualifying, and the U-23s could be in the Olympics.

USMNT heading to Jacksonville for September World Cup qualifier

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The U.S. Men's National Team has a massive task onTuesday against Guatemala, but the location of the team's finalWorld Cup qualifier has already been made clear.

U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesdaythat the USMNT will take on Trinidad & Tobago on Sept. 6 at Jacksonville'sEverBank Field.

Klinsmann, USMNT stress urgency ahead of must-win Guatemala match

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Jurgen Klinsmann isn't mincing any words: the U.S. Men's National team needs to walk out of MAPFRE Stadium with a victory on Tuesday night.

Following Friday night's disappointment in Guatemala City, the U.S. enters a must-win situation in Columbus. Currently sittingthird in their World Cup qualifying group, another loss would make the once unfathomableideaof missing out on the Hexagonal round a very real possibility.

4 Things For USMNT vs Guatemala

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The USMNT tries again against Guatemala in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Group C, this time with home field advantage in Columbus. Read More

Guatemala's Carlos Ruiz cleared to travel ahead of USMNT clash

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Despite some early doubt, Guatemala will have the team's top goalscorer to lead the way in Tuesday's World Cup qualifying clash with the U.S. Men's National Team.

Carlos Ruiz, who netted Guatemala's second goal in Friday's 2-0 win, has been cleared to travel to the U.

Klinsmann, the BMW and the Bug

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My first car, back in my college days, was a 1974 Volkswagon Bug. It had a funky black and gold paint job, a weird anti-theft system where it wouldn't start unless the fan button was pushed in, no radio, a balky clutch, no air conditioning and and a tendency to shake violently at speeds over 50 mph.

I loved that car.

Guatemala 2, USMNT 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Uninspired. Unimaginative. Unbelievable.

The U.S. Men's National Team suffered one of its worst losses in recent memory on Friday night, suffering a stunning2-0 loss on the road at the hands of Guatemala in a World Cup qualifier that was never really a contest.

Guatemala took advantage of some shoddy defending to score twice inside of the first 15 minutes and never looked back, leaving the shell-shocked U.

Guatemala overwhelms USMNT in first of two World Cup Qualifiers

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The U.S. Men's National Team failed to show up against Guatemala on Friday night, and Jurgen Klinsmann's sidenow finds itself in a precarious position in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying.

Rafael Morales and Carlos Ruiz netted first half goals for the hosts, leading Guatemala to a dominant 2-0 victory over the USMNT on Friday night at the Estadio Mateo Flores.

WCQ: Guatemala 2 – USMNT 0

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Guatemala takes the lead in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Group C with a 2-0 win over the USMNT in Guatemala City. Read More

USMNT vs. Guatemala: SBI Live Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team's path through Olympic qualifying is set to continue on Friday night in Guatemala.

Entering Friday night's clash on four points through two games, the U.S. takes on Guatemala at the Estadio Mateo Flores (10 p.m., beIN Sports USA).

CONCACAF

Mexico advances to the Hexagonal

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Mexico advanced to the Hexagonal round of 2018 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with two games to spare with a win over Canada. Read More

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico through to Hex, Costa Rica wins and more

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The U.S. Men's National Team may have strongly strengthened their position with a win on Tuesday, but oneCONCACAF power took it one step further by sealing their place in the Hexagonal.

Mexico and Costa Rica each enjoyed lopsided victories,with the former sealing their spot in the Hexagonal with a victory over Canada.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico cruises past Canada and more

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While draws were a common result on Friday, several teams picked up crucial victories in CONCACAF's fourth round of World Cup qualifying.

A total of 16 goals were scored across the six matches played yesterday, with Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago breaking out for three goals each. El Tri was paced by Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's return to the team, after impressing this club season with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

News Update

Soccer News: Gerde out at Aston Villa

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Aston Villa looks for a new manager after parting ways with Remi Garde and the USMNT recovers against Guatemala in qualifying. Read More

Soccer News: Game day for the USMNT against Guatemala

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It's no surprise that Tuesday's soccer news update focuses on what looks like a must win for the USMNT in Columbus. Read More

Soccer News: The USMNT at Guatemala

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The USMNT's loss to Guatemala raises lots of issues in Monday's soccer news update, while Jurgen Klinsmann adds two players. Read More

Soccer News: Game day for USMNT at Guatemala

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It's game day in Colombia and Guatemala in Friday's soccer news, with the USMNT U-23s and the senior squad in action. Read More

Guatemala

USA vs. Guatemala, World Cup qualifying: News, updates, highlights, lineups

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The USMNT faces a must win World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala in Columbus with bonus info on Mexico v Canada from Azteca stadium. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your USMNT Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. While this is not a mathematically must win game, it is a must win game.

USA vs. Guatemala, World Cup qualifying: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT faces a must win World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala in Columbus with bonus info on Mexico v Canada from Azteca stadium. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your USMNT Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. While this is not a mathematically must win game, it is a must win game.

Soccer TV: USMNT vs Guatemala

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The USMNT returns to action in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Tuesday, playing Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus. Read More

USA vs. Guatemala, World Cup qualifying: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT resumes World Cup qualification in Guatemala with bonus info on Canada v Mexico in a sold out BC Place Stadium. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your USMNT Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The USMNT is on a 21 game unbeaten run against Guatemala with a 15-0-6 record including a 7-0-5 record in World Cup Qualifiers.

U.S. National Team

USA announces dates for Copa America friendlies and Florida WC2018 qualifier

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Jurgen Klinsmann's United States soccer squad, in jeopardy of missing the final round of North American 2018 World Cup qualifying, announced details Tuesday on a key qualifier and two Copa America Centenario warmups.

The Americans, who will host the special 100th anniversary edition of the South American tournament in June, will face Ecuador on May 25 in Frisco, Texas, and Bolivia three days later in Kansas City, as preparation for their Copa opener June 3 against Colombia.

USA announces dates for pre-Copa America friendlies and Florida WC2018 qualifier

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Jurgen Klinsmann's United States soccer squad, in jeopardy of missing the final round of North American 2018 World Cup qualifying, announced details Tuesday on a key qualifier and two Copa America Centenario warmups.

The Americans, who will host the special 100th anniversary edition of the South American tournament in June, will face Ecuador on May 25 in Frisco, Texas, and Bolivia three days later in Kansas City, as preparation for their Copa opener June 3 against Colombia.

The Rest

Joevin Jones scored an olimpico in Trinidad's World Cup qualifier

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Friday didn't go so well for the Seattle Sounders' pair of United States internationals, but it went considerably better for Joevin Jones and Trinidad & Tobago. The Soca Warriors beat St. Vincent and Grenadines 3-2 to move to the top of Group C in CONCACAF's World Cup qualifying tournament and are now in prime position to move on to the Hex.

Friday Kickoff: Ozil, Gotze, Ramos and more

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More than 30 international games kicked off on Thursday, but the potential move of Mesut Ozil has had many people talking ahead of the weekend.

Barcelona is reportedly interested in acquiring Ozil from Arsenal, and could send Arda Turan, Munir El Haddadi and Sandro Ramírez to the English Premier League club to complete the deal.