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  • Boycott no excuse, insists Newcastle manager Carver

    John Carver, Newcastle United's head coach, refused to use a supporters' boycott as an excuse for the 3-1 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur which increased his worries about relegation. Several thousand fans did stay away from the game in response to a campaign against the way millionaire Mike…

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  • Beckenbauer: Bayern 'far, far, far away' from Euro title

    Bayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer is sharply critical of the team's performance in this week's 3-1 Champions League loss to Porto. ''They are far away, far, far, far away to win the Champions League. He apologized for comments he made on Sky television, where he said defender…

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  • Bayern Munich regrets longtime doctor's departure

    Bayern Munich said Friday it regrets the sudden departure of its longtime team doctor and his staff, whose surprise move has revealed tension in the club as it faces a possible exit from the Champions League. Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt announced Thursday that he was stepping down after nearly…

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  • Discord at Bayern after doctor departs

    Fingers are being pointed at Pep Guardiola after Bayern Munich's doctor of almost 40 years, Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt, left the club in the wake of their 3-1 Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat to Porto. The 72-year-old, who had been at Bayern since 1977, resigned along with his…

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  • USA beat Mexico 2-0 in friendly

    Goals from youngsters Jordan Morris and Juan Agudelo lifted the United States to a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Wednesday in a friendly international football match. Morris, a 20-year-old Stanford University sophomore who got his first starting nod for the USA, opened the scoring in the 49th minute…

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  • Morris scores in 1st US start in 2-0 win over Mexico

    Jordan Morris made a loud statement in his first start for the U.S. national team against his country's biggest and most bitter rival. A game pennant given to him by veteran Michael Bradley to hang in his room at college. The 20-year-old Stanford sophomore scored his first international goal…

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  • Alvarado, Morris get 1st US starts against Mexico

    Defender Ventura Alvarado and forward Jordan Morris are getting their first starts with the U.S. national team and center back Omar Gonzalez is in the starting lineup for the first time since last summer's World Cup. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann changed eight starters for Wednesday night's…

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  • US gives up another late goal in 1-1 tie at Switzerland

    Leading by one goal at halftime against Switzerland, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann warned his players: ''never joke with an Italian referee.'' They didn't listen. Jozy Altidore was ejected in the 68th minute for a foul followed by what appeared to be a profane comment to Italian referee Luca Banti,…

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  • 10-man USA hold Swiss to a draw

    Valentin Stocker's goal 10 minutes from time secured Switzerland a 1-1 draw with the United States in Zurich on Tuesday although the hosts will be kicking themselves at not having won as their opponents played the last 22 minutes with just 10 men. The United States -- who won the last meeting…

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  • Shea, Williams, Morales start for US against Switzerland

    Danny Williams got his first start for the United States in more than two years in Tuesday night's exhibition game against Switzerland in Zurich.

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  • Former Germany coach Berti Vogts joins Klinsmann's US staff

    Berti Vogts has been pals with Jurgen Klinsmann for a long time, and now the German national team coach will work alongside his former player in a long-term role. Vogts was hired as technical adviser to the U.S. national team Thursday after serving as a special adviser before and during last…

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  • Germany's World Cup hangover concerns Loew

    Eight months after the champagne corks popped following their World Cup triumph in Rio de Janeiro, head coach Joachim Loew has cause for concern as Germany's Brazil 2014 hangover continues. Only Lukas Podolski's 81st-minute equaliser prevented Germany suffering a shock defeat to Asian champions…

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  • Klinsmann eyes Green, Yedlin in Europe matches

    Rising young stars Julian Green and DeAndre Yedlin will be given a chance to show United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann what they can do on a short European tour. "I think there are certain younger players that can gain the most right now if they are with me," Klinsmann said in comments posted on…

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  • Dempsey, Bradley, Altidore on US team for friendlies

    Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley highlight the U.S. team chosen by Jurgen Klinsmann on Sunday for exhibition matches against Denmark and Switzerland. Seattle's Dempsey and the two Toronto stars are among six Major League Soccer players selected for the 23-man side. Goalkeeper Nick…

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  • Klinsmann impressed by Altidore's MLS debut

    Jozy Altidore's triumphant two-goal debut for Toronto in a Major League Soccer win at Vancouver was a welcome sight for US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann ahead of two European friendlies. The 25-year-old striker struggled in an 18-month stay at English Premier League side Sunderland,…

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  • Germany coach Loew extends contract until 2018

    Joachim Loew has extended his contract as coach of world champions Germany until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the German football federation (DFB) announced on Friday. The 55-year-old Loew's previous contract took him through to Euro 2016, but he said the chance to extend the deal was not one he…

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  • US plays Haiti, Panama in CONCACAF Gold Cup

    The United States will open the defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title on July 7 against Honduras or French Guiana at Frisco, Texas. The Americans' opponent will be decided on March 25 and 29 in a two-leg playoff between the fifth-place teams in last year's Central American and Caribbean Cups. …

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