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  • Ireland boss O'Neill warns of tougher tests ahead

    Martin O'Neill told his Republic of Ireland side to prepare for sterner tests in key European Championship qualifiers after they rounded off 2014 with a comfortable 4-1 friendly win at home to the United States. Goals from Anthony Pilkington, Robbie Brady (two) and James McClean helped Ireland see…

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  • Klinsmann says US failed 'to digest' World Cup

    DUBLIN (AP) -- After watching the United States go winless in four straight games for the first time since he took over as coach three years ago, Jurgen Klinsmann had a harsh assessment of the Americans' post-World Cup performances.

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  • Ireland thrill with four-goal US showing

    Ireland put their Euro 2016 disappointment firmly behind them with a star-spangled 4-1 victory over the USA at Lansdowne Road on Tuesday night. Martin O'Neill's men thrilled the large crowd with a performance that provided plenty of optimism after the disappointing 1-0 defeat to Scotland last…

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  • 'Hurting' Ireland seek USA football friendly boost

    Roy Keane wants Ireland's players to use Tuesday's friendly with the United States to get over the disappointment of their Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Scotland. Shaun Maloney's second half goal last Friday was the difference between the two teams, the defeat puncturing Irish confidence after…

    AFP
  • US falters late in 2-1 loss to Colombia in London

    LONDON (AP) -- For the third straight game, the United States wilted under late pressure.

    The Associated Press
  • Rodriguez's Colombia rally past USA as France settle for draw

    Colombia, skippered by their youngest ever captain James Rodriguez, came from behind to beat the United States 2-1 in an international friendly Friday in London as France salvaged a 1-1 draw against Albania in Rennes. The South Americans rallied with two second half goals at Craven Cottage after…

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  • Germany set for USA, Australia football friendlies

    World champions Germany are set to face Australia next March and the United States next June in friendly internationals, team manager Oliver Bierhoff revealed on Tuesday. Germany are set to face the Socceroos in Kaiserslautern, with the date to be confirmed for March. Australia beat the Germans…

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  • Nguyen could make 1st US appearance since 2007

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Lee Nguyen could make his first U.S. national team appearance in seven years, and DaMarcus Beasley is back for the first time since this year's World Cup.

    The Associated Press
  • German World Cup winners fill Ballon d'Or list

    Zurich (AFP) - Holder Cristiano Ronaldo faces competition from six German World Cup winners in the 23 nominees for the Ballon d'Or world footballer of the year announced Tuesday.

    AFP
  • 6 Germany players in Ballon d'Or 23-man list

    ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) -- Six members of the Germany squad that won the World Cup were included among the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award Tuesday, joining Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar on the 23-man short list.

    The Associated Press
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  • MLS boss rips Klinsmann for criticizing league

    New York (AFP) - Major League Soccer president Don Garber fired back Wednesday at critical comments by US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann about the league and its impact on players.

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  • US gives up late goal in 1-1 tie vs Honduras

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- For U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the biggest perk of exhibition matches right now is getting the chance to experiment with many players in many different roles.

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  • Late goal gives Honduras draw with host USA

    Boca Raton (United States) (AFP) - Maynor Figueroa headed home the equalizer in the 86th minute to give Honduras a 1-1 draw with the United States in an international football friendly.

    AFP
  • Diskerud aims for larger US role in next 4 years

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Mix Diskerud is not planning on becoming the next Landon Donovan.

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  • Jurgen Klinsmann says Joe Gyau out until January

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- American midfielder Joe Gyau is likely to be sidelined until January because of a knee injury sustained during an exhibition against Ecuador last week.

    The Associated Press
  • Dempsey among six new USA faces for Honduras

    Chicago (AFP) - US captain Clint Dempsey was among six players added Saturday by Jurgen Klinsmann for his side's Tuesday friendly against Honduras at Boca Raton, Florida.

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  • Tears & hugs but no goal for Donovan in US finale

    EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- He had come oh-so-close to scoring during his national team farewell, listened to fans repeatedly serenade him with his name, accepted presents and exchanged hugs.

    The Associated Press