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  • Feisty Brazil sets tone for World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup hosts are fighting for a bigger cause, in the streets and in the stadiums of Brazil.

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  • USA prep for Gold Cup defence with 4-0 rout of Guatemala

    The United States tuned up for their defence of the Gold Cup crown with a 4-0 friendly victory over Guatemala on Friday that left coach Jurgen Klinsmann hoping for better. "I'm kind of disappointed with a couple of things: moving off the ball, speed of play, urgency," Klinsmann said. Timothy…

  • Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0

    Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back to his confrontation with a referee that caused American coach Jurgen Klinsmann to replace the fiery forward as captain for the tournament. Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a…

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  • Guzan, US seek to maintain momentum against Guatemala

    Guzan earned the starting job at Aston Villa over Shay Given early in the 2012-13 season but was replaced by Given in April, losing a chance to start in the FA Cup final, which the Villans lost to Arsenal 4-0. With Tim Howard on a one-year sabbatical from the U.S. national team until September,…

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  • Injured Davis ruled out of US Gold Cup squad

    Chicago (AFP) - Brad Davis, a midfielder who helped the United States capture the 2005 Gold Cup, will miss this year's tournament with a knee injury, the US Soccer Federation said Tuesday.

  • Klinsmann puts youth movement on hold to win Gold Cup with experience

    By picking a fairly old team, Jurgen Klinsmann is clearly indicating that, while he has begun refreshing and rejuvenating the U.S. men's national team, he has no plans to rebuild from scratch.

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  • Klinsmann has World Cup vets on Gold Cup team

    Chicago (AFP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 17 players from last year's World Cup lineup to the American roster announced Tuesday that will defend the title in next month's Gold Cup.

  • Jurgen Klinsmann calls on World Cup veterans for U.S. Gold Cup roster

    The U.S. men's national team coach opted for experience by bringing back 17 players from last summer's World Cup squad.

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  • Klinsmann picks 17 of 23 World Cup vets for Gold Cup

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S. roster for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup will look a lot like the American team at last year's World Cup.

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  • Blatter not going to New Zealand for U20 World Cup final

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not go to New Zealand for the Under-20 World Cup final on Saturday. Amid speculation that Blatter risks arrest in many countries, FIFA confirmed on Tuesday that he will remain in his native Switzerland instead of traveling to Auckland. ''Due to his current…

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  • Klinsmann's fearless USA flying high after German, Dutch wins

    Jurgen Klinsmann says the USA need fear none of the world's top teams after beating both world champions Germany and the Netherlands ahead of next month's Gold Cup title defence. Bobby Wood notched his second match-winning goal in five days with a thunderbolt strike against the Germans in Cologne…

  • Wood's 87th-minute goal lifts US to 2-1 win at Germany

    Five days after beating the Netherlands for the first time, the United States defeated Germany in Germany for the first time. The Americans could not be more confident heading into next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup. ''It makes us world champions, right?'' goalkeeper Brad Guzan joked after Wednesday…

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  • Beasley on US roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Houston Dynamo defender DaMarcus Beasley, who announced his retirement from the U.S. national team in December, was among 35 players on the Americans' preliminary roster for next year's CONCACAF Gold Cup that was announced Wednesday.

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  • FIFA suspends bidding for 2026 World Cup

    FIFA announced on Wednesday it had suspended the bidding process to host the 2026 World Cup amid the furore surrounding corruption probes at the organisation. "It was decided to place the administrative process on hold for the 2026 FIFA World Cup bidding due to the current situation," a FIFA…

  • Williams, Diskerud, Agudelo start for US against Germany

    COLOGNE, Germany (AP) -- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann changed three players for Wednesday night's exhibition against his native Germany, starting Danny Williams, Mix Diskerud and Juan Agudelo in place of Brek Shea, Kyle Beckerman and Alfredo Morales.

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  • Late goals by Williams, Wood lead US over Netherlands 4-3

    The United States had been 0-4 against the Netherlands and had just given up a pair of second-half goals, keeping up the pattern of defensive mistakes that has plagued the Americans since last year's World Cup. The Americans rallied to beat the Dutch 4-3 in an exhibition on Friday night, giving…

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  • Economy weighs on Russia World Cup plans amid FIFA scandal

    By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin is still likely to host the World Cup in 2018 despite an FBI investigation into Russia's winning bid but his hopes of staging a tournament that impresses his critics are fading. Not only is the event mired in scandal because of corruption…