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  • Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0

    Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back to his confrontation with a referee that caused American coach Jurgen Klinsmann to replace the fiery forward as captain for the tournament. Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a…

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  • USA prep for Gold Cup defence with 4-0 rout of Guatemala

    The United States tuned up for their defence of the Gold Cup crown with a 4-0 friendly victory over Guatemala on Friday that left coach Jurgen Klinsmann hoping for better. "I'm kind of disappointed with a couple of things: moving off the ball, speed of play, urgency," Klinsmann said. Timothy…

    AFP
  • Altidore, Dempsey rejoin US lineup against Guatemala

    Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore are back in the U.S. starting lineup, among five players U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann changed for Friday's exhibition against Guatemala ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Dempsey and Altidore missed exhibition wins at the Netherlands and Germany last month. Dempsey…

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  • Outburst costs Dempsey USA captaincy

    US skipper Clint Dempsey has been stripped of the captain's armband for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign following his ban for ripping up a referee's notebook. US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Thursday he'd spoken to Dempsey, and decided that Michael Bradley would captain the Americans for…

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  • Donovan's Wambach tweet draws mixed responses

    All-time US men's top scorer Landon Donovan drew some heat Wednesday for a Twitter comment about US women's World Cup stalwart Abby Wambach that hit a bit close to home. Wambach, a 35-year-old forward and the all-time top scorer in men's or women's international football, was brought on in the…

    AFP
  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • Klinsmann has World Cup vets on Gold Cup team

    Chicago (AFP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 17 players from last year's World Cup lineup to the American roster announced Tuesday that will defend the title in next month's Gold Cup.

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • Wood's 87th-minute goal lifts US to 2-1 win at Germany

    Five days after beating the Netherlands for the first time, the United States defeated Germany in Germany for the first time. The Americans could not be more confident heading into next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup. ''It makes us world champions, right?'' goalkeeper Brad Guzan joked after Wednesday…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Jack Warner blasts US, FIFA suspect turns self in

    Fallen FIFA executive Jack Warner said US authorities would be unable to give him a fair trial, while an Argentinian businessman indicted in the soccer body's sprawling corruption scandal handed himself over to Italian police. Warner, a former schoolteacher and Trinidadian ex-minister of national…

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  • 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…

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