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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.

    AFP
  • Dempsey to miss two US Open Cups for ref incident

    US international striker Clint Dempsey will miss at least the next two US Open Cups after ripping up a referee's notebook at a Cup match last week, officials said Thursday. The US Open Cup adjudication and discipline panel, which only has jurisdiction over its own matches, imposed a ban of six…

    AFP
  • Klinsmann to speak with Dempsey over incident

    US coach Jurgen Klinsmann plans to talk with Seattle striker Clint Dempsey about the referee abuse incident that brought the forward a three-game ban, but will not keep him out of next month's Gold Cup tournament. Klinsmann named Dempsey to the 23-man American roster for the biennial North…

    AFP
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    AFP
  • Poor finishing bothers Germany coach Loew

    Germany coach Joachim Loew admits the world champions' poor finishing is an issue following their shock 2-1 friendly defeat to the USA on Wednesday. Germany were stunned by the Jurgen Klinsmann-coached Stars and Stripes in Cologne as the visitors came from a goal down to inflict a 2-1 defeat on…

    AFP
  • Klinsmann's USA stun world champions Germany

    Jurgen Klinsmann's USA shocked Germany with a 2-1 victory in Wednesday's friendly as the Stars and Stripes followed up their win over the Netherlands by beating the world champions. Bobby Wood, who plays for Germany's third division side Erzgebirge Aue, scored the winner just before the final…

    AFP
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • Argentinian FIFA suspect hands himself in

    Argentinian sports marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco, who has been indicted by US authorities in the FIFA corruption scandal, turned himself into police in Italy on Tuesday. Burzaco, 50, was held in Bolzano, near Italy's northern border with Switzerland after "turning up spontaneously" at a…

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  • USA boss Klinsmann careful not to cheer Germany

    USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann says he is relishing taking on his old team Germany in Wednesday's friendly -- and admits he needs to make sure not to cheer the wrong team. "I will sing the German anthem as well as our own," said the 50-year-old ex-Mannschaft star ahead of the friendly in Cologne in a…

    AFP
  • Stanford star Morris gets his chance with US national team

    Jordan Morris has Type 1 diabetes, so getting the symbol for his disease inked on his right forearm serves dual purposes: as medical identification and a reminder to the Stanford star of what he has endured to become a contributor for the U.S. men's national team at age 20. Morris has had a…

    The Associated Press
  • USA out to beat world champions after downing Dutch

    The USA are out to claim another major European scalp in Wednesday's friendly against world champions Germany when the Stars and Stripes' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann faces his old team. An inexperienced USA side stunned the Netherlands with a dramatic 4-3 victory in Amsterdam last Friday with two…

    AFP
  • Hummels to miss USA, Boateng called up for Gibraltar

    Berlin (AFP) - Injured Mats Hummels withdrew Sunday from Germany's squad for a friendly against the United States on Wednesday and a Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar next Saturday.

    AFP
  • Hiddink slams Dutch for blunders in US defeat

    Netherlands manager Guus Hiddink slammed his players for a succession of defensive blunders after giving up a 3-1 lead against the United States in a crazy final 20 minutes to lose 4-3. "It was a mad end of the match," fumed Hiddink after the game in Amsterdam. Although the Amsterdam game on…

    AFP
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • Dempsey, Bedoya left off US roster for European exhibitions

    Team captain Clint Dempsey and midfielder Alejandro Bedoya were left off the U.S. team roster for exhibitions in Europe against world powers Netherlands and Germany. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Sunday that Dempsey will remain in Seattle awaiting the birth of his fourth child and that Bedoya is…

    The Associated Press