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  • Colombia down USA to grab Copa America third spot

    AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca scored the only goal as Colombia defeated the United States 1-0 to clinch third place in the Copa America Centenario. Bacca, 29, on Saturday bundled home the winner on 31 minutes, nudging in from close range to settle a hard-fought contest. The US, beaten 4-0 by…

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  • Copa chiefs open to joint football tournaments

    Copa America Centenario organizers said Friday they are open to staging a joint tournament featuring teams from North and South America every four years but the possibility has not yet been discussed in detail. This year's special edition of the Copa America, which brought together teams from…

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  • US soccer chief brushes off Klinsmann Saints link

    Klinsmann has emerged as the strong favorite to take over at St Mary's following the departure of Ronald Koeman to Everton, with his odds tumbling from 40-1 earlier this week to 1-3 with one British bookmaker. "Other than to say that someone on the Southampton board has already said it's not under…

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  • Record-breaker Messi fires Argentina into Copa final

    Lionel Messi became Argentina's all-time record goalscorer as the two-time world champions outclassed the United States 4-0 to reach the Copa America Centenario final. Messi curled in a magnificent 32nd-minute free-kick to take his total to 55 goals as the United States' campaign ended with an…

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  • Houston, we have a problem: Klinsmann mulls Copa mauling

    United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes his team need more regular fixtures against top-class competition if they are to stand any chance of joining world football's elite. Klinsmann's men bowed out of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday after being outclassed 4-0 by a Lionel…

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  • Goal machine Messi leads Argentina to Copa final

    (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored his 55th international goal to become his country's all-time leading scorer as Argentina thrashed hosts the United States 4-0 to ease into the final of the Centenary Copa America on Tuesday. Many of those in the 70,858 crowd in Houston had come to witness the…

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  • US will attack Argentina in Copa semis, coach Klinsmann promises

    United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann promised his team would go "eye to eye" with Argentina here Tuesday when the two teams meet for a place in the final of the Copa America Centenario. Argentina will start as heavy favorites for the semi-final showdown at Houston's NRG Stadium, with an array of…

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  • US dream of Copa shock against Argentina

    Jurgen Klinsmann is daring to dream that the United States can pull off mission improbable in the Copa America Centenario semi-finals here Tuesday as the hosts face a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina closing in on a long-awaited tournament triumph. Klinsmann has already met his pre-tournament goal…

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  • US attempt to overturn Jones red card in Copa

    The United States on Friday lodged a protest against the red card issued to Jermaine Jones that looks set to rule the key midfielder out of their Copa America Centenario semi-final. US Soccer announced the protest against Jones' red, and a yellow card against striker Bobby Wood which also leaves…

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  • Brazil looks for its first Olympic gold in soccer

    Playing at home, with its biggest star onboard and an unexpected last-minute change at the helm, Brazil is looking to win its first Olympic men's soccer gold medal in Rio de Janeiro. Coach Dunga opted to include star striker Neymar as one of the three over-23 players allowed in the Olympic squads…

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  • Klinsmann blasts 'disgraceful' red card

    US coach Klinsmann was left counting the cost of a deserved 2-1 quarter-final victory at Seattle's CenturyLink Field after goals from Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes set up the win. Jones' red card for an off-the-ball scuffle with Antonio Valencia means the midfielder will miss next Tuesday's…

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  • US into Copa last four after Dempsey strikes

    Clint Dempsey struck again as the United States powered through to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario in a stormy 2-0 win over Ecuador that saw both sides finish with 10 men. Dempsey scored his third goal in as many games for Jurgen Klinsmann's side at CenturyLink Field, pouncing on 22…

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  • USMNT's most pressing questions when facing Ecuador

    Michael Orozco will be a key for the USMNT against Ecuador. Jurgen Klinsmann believes he knows where – and how – Thursday’s Copa America Centenario quarterfinal between his United States men’s national team and Ecuador will be won. In fact, it’s such a worrying situation that Klinsmann would…

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  • USMNT's most pressing questions vs. Ecuador

    Michael Orozco will be a key for the USMNT against Ecuador. Jurgen Klinsmann believes he knows where – and how – Thursday’s Copa America Centenario quarterfinal between his United States men’s national team and Ecuador will be won. In fact, it’s such a worrying situation that Klinsmann would…

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  • Lotus position keeps Germany flexible at Euro 2016

    In the macho world of international football, Germany have taken a more spiritual approach by employing a yoga teacher at Euro 2016, whose former pupils include Madonna and Sting. "To my knowledge, I was the only yoga teacher working with a national team at the World Cup in Brazil," Munich-based…

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  • US aim to end 'underdog' tag in Copa quarters

    United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann wants his team to shed their "underdog" mentality as they prepare for a Copa America Centenario quarter-final showdown with Ecuador on Thursday. Klinsmann's side upset the form book by qualifying as winners of Group A, topping a pool that included World Cup…

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  • Time for video technology after Copa blunder: Klinsmann

    United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann called on football authorities to introduce video technology on Monday after Brazil's controversial exit from the Copa America Centenario due to a blatant handball goal. The German World Cup winner said the use of instant replay technology was long overdue and…

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  • US down Paraguay to top group as Colombia stunned

    The United States battled to a 1-0 victory over Paraguay to seal their place in the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals as group rivals Colombia crashed to a potentially costly 3-2 defeat to Costa Rica. A first-half strike by Clint Dempsey secured a precious win for the hosts which ultimately…

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  • Klinsmann vows to attack in do-or-die Paraguay Copa clash

    United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann promised his team would not sit back when they take on Paraguay here Saturday, needing only a draw to reach the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals. Klinsmann's men face last year's Copa America semi-finalists at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field…

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  • Colombia into Copa America last eight, US bounce back

    Colombia became the first side to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario, while the United States thumped Costa Rica 4-0 to get their campaign back on track. Goals from AC Milan's Carlos Bacca and Real Madrid star James Rodriguez on Tuesday secured a 2-1 win for Colombia over…

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