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  • Native Texan Dempsey starts for US in home state vs Ecuador

    Clint Dempsey started up front with Gyasi Zardes on Wednesday night in the United States' exhibition against Ecuador in Dempsey's home state of Texas. Dempsey, who grew up in the East Texas town of Nacogdoches but trained mostly in the Dallas area, is second to Landon Donovan on the career…

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  • USA beat Puerto Rico in Copa America warm-up

    Bobby Wood, Tim Ream and Paul Arriola scored to give the United States a 3-1 victory at Puerto Rico in an international friendly on Sunday. In their opening tune-up for next month's Copa America Centenario, the Americans dominated their first-ever match against a team trying to make inroads…

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  • Brad Guzan to start in goal for US in Copa America tourney

    Goalkeeper Brad Guzan is set to start ahead of veteran Tim Howard for the U.S. national team in the Copa America tournament.

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  • Klinsmann looks to experience for Copa squad

    Los Angeles (AFP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 23-man squad for the Copa America Centenario on Saturday, drawing heavily on players who starred at the 2014 World Cup while adding a sprinkling of emerging talent.

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  • Johnson, Cameron arrive at US soccer camp with injuries

    MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (AP) -- Midfielder Fabian Johnson and defender Geoff Cameron reported to the American training camp with injuries and didn't practice at 100 percent Wednesday, according to the U.S. Soccer Federation.

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  • US squad for Puerto Rico friendly

    Chicago (AFP) - Jurgen Klinsmann named a 22-man United States squad on Monday for an upcoming friendly against Puerto Rico ahead of next month's Copa America Centenario.

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  • Altidore figures to miss Copa America with hamstring injury

    CHICAGO (AP) -- American forward Jozy Altidore appears certain to miss the Copa America following yet another hamstring injury.

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  • Injuries cast shadow over Loew's Euro 2016 campaign

    Joachim Loew will look to add the European crown in France to Germany's 2014 World Cup triumph, but the head coach of 'die Mannschaft' has worries surrounding his team. With the clock ticking down to Germany's first Group C game against Ukraine in Lille on June 12, Loew is waiting on captain…

    AFP
  • Abby Wambach to join ESPN as analyst and contributor

    Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach is joining ESPN as an analyst and a contributor. Wambach, the leading career scorer in international soccer, will cover the European Championships in France and the Rio Olympics in August. ''Talking and reporting on things that I'm passionate about really,…

    The Associated Press
  • Klinsmann denies Everton link

    Los Angeles (AFP) - United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann on Wednesday denied reports suggesting he was being lined up to take over from Roberto Martinez at Everton.

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  • US men's soccer misses 2nd straight Olympics

    Roger Martinez scored twice, Americans Luis Gil and Matt Miazga were ejected and Colombia's under-23 team defeated the U.S. 2-1 Tuesday night to earn the last berth in the Rio de Janeiro Games with a 3-2 aggregate win in the two-leg, total-goals series. Coach Andi Herzog said it wasn't the right…

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  • US back on track in qualifying with 4-0 win over Guatemala

    The United States got back on track for a berth in the 2018 World Cup, ending four nervous days with a 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday. Clint Dempsey scored 12 minutes in and Geoff Cameron, Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore added goals for the Americans, who risked being eliminated from the…

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  • US bounce back with Guatemala thrashing

    The United States got their flagging 2018 World Cup qualification campaign back on track with a 4-0 thrashing of Guatemala. A shock 2-0 defeat to the Guatemalans last Friday had left Jurgen Klinsmann's side facing a must-win return fixture in Columbus, where a defeat would have all but eliminated…

    AFP
  • Klinsmann makes 5 lineup changes, shifts Cameron and Yedlin

    U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann inserted five new starters into his lineup for Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier against Guatemala following a 2-0 loss last week at the Central Americans. Facing a near must-win game, Klinsmann also shifted Geoff Cameron to central defense from right back and moved…

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  • USA books Copa tuneups, Florida for WC2018 qualifier

    Jurgen Klinsmann's United States football 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…

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  • US likely would miss World Cup if it loses to Guatemala

    If the United States loses to Guatemala on Tuesday, the Americans almost certainly would fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. ''There's a sense of urgency tomorrow night because we need three points now,'' U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Monday. After playing in seven straight World Cups, the…

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  • US ready to be 'nasty' in World Cup duel: Cameron

    Geoff Cameron says the United States are ready to show their nasty streak as they prepare to face Guatemala on Tuesday in what has become a must-win World Cup qualifying battle. Two years after providing one of the most compelling storylines of the 2014 World Cup, where they advanced to the last…

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  • Flexible friend as yoga guru helps Germany's Euro 2016 bid

    In the macho world of international football, world champions Germany have taken a more spiritual approach and will again employ a yoga teacher, whose pupils include Madonna and Sting, to help prepare for Euro 2016. "To my knowledge, I was the only yoga teacher working with a national team at the…

    AFP
  • Americans look to Columbus to rediscover winning way

    Some home support and self-evaluation could go a long way toward the United States getting some measure of redemption after its numbing loss at Guatemala on Friday night in a World Cup qualifying match. The 2-0 loss was the first to Guatemala in 21 games since 1988 and the first qualifying loss in…

    The Associated Press
  • Klinsmann, USA under scrutiny ahead of Guatemala rematch

    The pressure is on coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the United States as they host Guatemala on Tuesday aiming to bounce back from an embarrassing 2-0 defeat in Guatemala City in 2018 World Cup qualifying. Klinsmann blamed "lack of focus" for the defeat in Guatemala City, which left the United States in…

    AFP