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United States-Iceland Preview: Nguyen, Jones, Olympic Hopefuls Looking To Make A Statement

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2016 is a big year for the United States MNT and U23 Olympic team, and it starts off with a friendly against rising European team Iceland.

There's a lot going on in 2016 for the United States. Jurgen Klinsmann's team is coming off a dismal campaign last year, losing in the semifinals of the Gold Cup and falling to Mexico in the Confederation's Cup playoff.

USA World Cup Qualifying Underway

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The United States recently began their road to the 2018 World Cup. USA are looking to get revenge in the next World Cup after a disappointing Gold Cup and 2014 World Cup after being eliminated in extra time in the round of 16 against Belgium.

United States Men's National Team

Looking ahead to soccer in 2016

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There's plenty on the soccer calendar in 2016 with World Cup qualifying, the Copa Centenario, Euro 2016, and the Olympics. Read More

Guatemala forward Carlos Ruiz might miss USMNT World Cup qualifiers

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The U.S. Men's National Team won't kick off more World Cup qualifying matches until March, and one opposing star for Guatemala might already be ruled out for those two meetings.

According to Goal.com, the disciplinary body of Guatemala's top league, Liga Nacional de Futbol de Guatemala, announced that Carlos Ruiz will be suspended six months.

USMNT to host Guatemala in Columbus for March World Cup qualifier

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The U.S. Men's National Team's fourthgame of World Cup qualifying will be held at a familiar location.

On Monday, U.S. Soccer announced that the USMNT will host Guatemala on March 29 in Columbus, Ohio. The team's World Cup qualifying match, which will be televised on ESPN 2, follows contests against St.

Revolving doors: USMNT calm as generational shift unfolds on the fly

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has to rely on his veterans for CONCACAF World Cup qualifying while planning the next stage of the team. Read More

USMNT 0, Trinidad & Tobago 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Picking up a point in World Cup Qualifying in aroad game vs. a tough opponent is nothing to be ashamed of.

Still, the U.S. Men's National Team can play better than it did on Tuesday.

The U.S. and Trinidad & Tobago played to a goal-less draw at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, a respectable result for the Americans against a respectable opponent.

Howard's return 'clockwork' for USMNT

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"Clockwork." That was one word used to describe Tim Howard's return to competitive action with the U.S. Men's National Team.

Playing in his first meaningful game since the now-legendary Belgium performance at last summer's World Cup, Howard proved a calming presence in the USMNT's 0-0 draw with Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday night.

USMNT content with road draw against Trinidad & Tobago

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It may not have been ideal and it certainly wasn't pretty, but the U.S. Men's National Team is more than happy with the result of Tuesday's clash with Trinidad & Tobago.

Tasked with traveling to face the tough Soca Warriors, the USMNT emerged fromHasely Crawford Stadium with a point in hand following a scoreless draw.

USMNT picks up point in scoreless road draw with Trinidad & Tobago

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The performance was far from pretty, but it was still effective enough to help the U.S. Men's National Team grab a result on the road.

The U.S. shared the spoils with Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday night after playing to a scoreless draw in their World Cup qualifier at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

WCQ: Trinidad & Tobago 0 – USMNT 0

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The USMNT picked up a point on the road in World Cup qualifying, drawing Trinidad & Tobago 0-0 in Port of Spain to stay top of Group C. Read More

USMNT vs. Trinidad and Tobago: SBI Live Commentary

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After cruising past St. Vincent & the Grenadines in its World Cup Qualifyingopener, the U.S. Men's National Team will face a much more difficult test on Tuesday night.

In the team's second qualifier, the USMNT is set to visit Trindad & Tobago (6:36, beIN Sports). The gamecomes on the heels of a 6-1 USMNT victory over St Vincent and the Grenadines, while the Soca Warriors enter on a high as well after knocking off Guatemala on the road.

USMNT set to face first true World Cup qualifying test in clash with T&T

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The U.S. Men's National Team kicked off World Cup qualifying this past Friday with a commanding victory over St. Vincent &the Grenadines, but the team's first real challenge will come in Tuesday's sophomore effort.

Following a 6-1 dismantling in the opening game over far inferior opposition, the U.

5 things for the USMNT vs Trinidad & Tobago

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The USMNT tries to close out the November 2015 international window with a World Cup qualifying win over Trinidad & Tobago. Read More

Preview: Trinidad and Tobago v USMNT

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The result on Friday was welcome, even if the game opened poorly. The US will hope to have put their mind right when they face Trinidad and Tobago.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Trinidad & Tobago?

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The U.S. Men's National Team picked up a convincing victory in its initial 2018 World Cup qualifier, and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has vowed not to make many changes to his lineup ahead of the tougher challenge that awaits.

The U.S. routed St Vincent & the Grenadines, 6-1, on Friday night, but the sole focus now is on looking ahead to Tuesday'sroad qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago (6:30 pm, beIN Sports/NBC Universo).

Klinsmann wants USMNT to stay resilient against Trinidad & Tobago

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If one were to just look at the scoreline from last Friday's game against St. Vincent and the Grenadians, one might assume that the U.S. Men's National Team had a cakewalk.

The USMNT did in fact dominate the Caribbean minnow, but for a few moments in the beginning of the game, the Americans found themselves down to the underdog.

USMNT 6, St Vincent and the Grenadines 1: The SBI Breakdown

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The road to Russia got off to a great start via a lopsided victory that most observers saw coming, and there were some things to take away from the match despite it being so one-sided.

The U.S. Men's National Team began its quest to reach the 2018 World Cup with a 6-1 rout of St Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday.

Patience, partnerships form for the USMNT

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The USMNT got a win and a bigger potential result in their World Cup qualifying opener, partnerships between players in position. Read More

Fabian Johnson impresses at left midfield in USMNT return

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That is one way to stay out of the dog house.

After being sent home early and publicly criticized in the U.S. Men's National Team's October camp for a perceived lack of commitment, Johnson made a strong impression in his return to the field for the Americans on Friday.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Jozy Altidore

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The U.S. Men's National Team was firing on all cylinders during their CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying debut, and a familiar forward was one of a many in top form.

Despite St. Vincent and the Grenadines sitting so deep in their own half, Jozy Altidore combined well with teammates and bagged a brace in the teams 6-1 win at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis.

USMNT overcomes early deficit to crush St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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The U.S. Men's National Team started the journey to the 2018 World Cup by proving its superiority over St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The Americans just had to overcome an early hiccup to do so.

The U.S. won its initial World Cup qualifier by a lopsided 6-1 mark at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday night, but only after conceding a goal five minutes in.

USA vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SBI Live Commentary)

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Three, potentially four, CONCACAF members will represent the region in Russia during the 2018 World Cup, and the U.S. Men's National Team kicks off its campaign to reach that tournament tonight.

Jurgen Klinsmann's men do battle with St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the team's opening CONCACAF qualifying match at Busch Stadium in St.

International Soccer

Friday Kickoff: Guatemala manager resigns; Bayern re-signs star quartet; and more

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Come March, Guatemala will likely be missing its all-time leading goal-scorer in Carlos Ruiz, and on Thursday, it was revealed that it would also be without its head coach since 2014.

On Thursday, Ivan Franco Sopegno resigned from his position as manager of the national team. He steps down with a 8-10-5 record as the national team head coach.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Uruguay humbles Chile, and more

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Both Uruguay and Chile were looking to rebound from a disappointing result heading into their Round 4 tilt, but it was the former that enjoyed a thoroughly-convincing victory while the latter was left boiling in frustration.

Uruguay handed Chile its first defeat of this World Cup Qualifying campaign, handily defeating the reigning Copa America champions, 3-0, at home on Tuesday.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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While the U.S. searches for a result against Trinidad and Tobago tonight, a plethora of international action can keep viewers busy ahead ofthat contest.

On the World Cup qualifying front, Colombia and Argentina provideanappealingmatchup in the afternoon along with Honduras-Mexico. Uruguay-Chile and Brazil-Peru, meanwhile, will add a bit more CONMEBOL flavor later in the evening.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Colombia aims to sink Argentina further, and more

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James Rodriguez came upwith a timely goalfor Colombia last week despite a very indifferent overall performance.

He will need to do muchmore on Tuesday.

Colombia will look to get back in the win column and move up the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table when it opens up the fourth round of games with a home match vs.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Brazil ties struggling Argentina, Peru ousts Paraguay

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Leo Messi cannot return to actionsoon enough forhis country.

Argentina's abysmalstart to 2018 World Cup qualifying continued on Friday, as LaAlbicelestewere held to a 1-1 draw at home by arch-rival Brazil. Ezequiel Lavezzi opened the scoring at Estadio Monumental with a first-half finish, but the Messi-less Argentina surrendered an equalizer to Lucas Lima just before the hour-mark.

CONCACAF

Shutouts for Mexico

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Mexico is already on a roll in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, dominating Group A with back-to-back shutouts to start the cycle. Read More

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: El Tri wins in Honduras, Jamaica and Costa Rica victorious also

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Juan Carlos Osorio needed only one try to end the Honduran spell on Mexico.

Behind second-half goals from substitutes Jesus Corona and Jurgen Damm,El Tripicked up its first victoryin Honduras in 50 years with a 2-0 triumph.

Corona broke the deadlock in the 67th minute with a nifty finish.

Mission accomplished for the USMNT?

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The USMNT took a point from an away World Cup qualifier, but the questions still loom for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Read More

Soccer News: A point for the USMNT

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The USMNT earned a point in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying at Trinidad and Tobago and FIFA keeps the suspensions for Blatter and Platini. Read More

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Mexico faces road test, Costa Rica deals with injuries, and more

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As the U.S. prepares for its FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Trinidad and Tobago tonight, 10 fellow CONCACAF members will square off against each other looking to leave this international break in a comfortable position before resuming qualifying action again in four months.

Mexico enjoyed a successful debut under new manager Juan Carlos Osorio last Friday, but it will face a tough challenge ahead when it visits Honduras.

Soccer News: Game day for Trinidad & Tobago vs USMNT

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The USMNT returns to the field in Tuesday's soccer news, with plenty of discussion over their World Cup qualifier in Trinidad. Read More

USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago, World Cup 2018 qualifying: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The top two teams in CONCACAF's Group C clash tonight in Port of Spain.

The long journey to Russia 2018 technically started last week for the United States, but World Cup qualifying truly gets under way tonight against Trinidad & Tobago. The USMNT trounced St. Vincent & the Grenadines in St.

Soccer TV: Trinidad & Tobago vs USMNT

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Trinidad & Tobago hosts the USMNT in World Cup qualifying on a crowded soccer TV schedule with qualifiers from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. Read More

Soccer News: Klinsmann on Trinidad & Tobago

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks about the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago in Monday's soccer news. Read More

The Rest

Luis Garrido suffers horrific leg break against Mexico

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The Houston Dynamo midfielder sees his leg bent backward, marring a World Cup Qualifier between Honduras and Mexico.

Luis Garrido has suffered a nauseating leg injury in a World Cup Qualifying match between Honduras and Mexico in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The Dynamo defensive midfielder was stretchered from the field of play and is undergoing tests at a nearby hospital to determine the exact severity of the damage to his knee.

USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago, World Cup 2018 qualifying: Time, TV schedule and live stream

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The USMNT travels to the most famous away venue in US Soccer's modern history. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your USMNT World Cup Qualifies Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) are good. Riveting analysis there, but it needs to be said that this is not going to be an easy game.

Soccer TV: New York Cosmos vs Ottawa Fury

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The NASL championship between the Cosmos and Ottawa is part of a weekend of World Cup qualifiers on the soccer TV schedule. Read More