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  • After hiatus, Tim Howard won't be US starter vs Mexico

    Tim Howard returned to the U.S. soccer team knowing he'd be playing behind Brad Guzan at least through mid-October. After coach Jurgen Klinsmann Wednesday said Guzan would remain his starting goalkeeper - barring injury - through a critical playoff match against Mexico, Howard refuted the…

    The Associated Press
  • Howard gets call for US friendlies

    Chicago (AFP) - Veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard, who took a break from international duty over the past 12 months, is in the squad named by US manager Jurgen Klinsmann for upcoming friendlies against Peru and Brazil.

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  • US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying opener

    The United States will host Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines at St. Louis on Nov. 13 in the Americans' opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Seeking their eighth straight World Cup appearance, the Americans are at Trinidad and Tobago on Nov. 17, then play at the Guatemala-Antigua and…

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  • USA to host Mexico for Confederations Cup berth

    Newly crowned Gold Cup champions Mexico will battle the United States in Pasadena, California on October 9 for a place in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. CONCACAF, football's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, confirmed the fixture shortly after Mexico captured their…

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  • Klinsmann job safe despite USA Gold Cup losses

    Jurgen Klinsmann's job as US national coach is safe for the time being, despite a disappointing fourth place finish in the Gold Cup, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said. A 2-1 semi-final loss to Jamaica and a 3-2 penalty defeat on Saturday to Panama in the third-place match left the…

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  • Panama beats US 3-2 on penalty kicks for Gold Cup 3rd place

    Music and shouts of celebration blasted from the Panama locker room next door as U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann tried to put another positive spin on another loss. Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panamanian team ended a trying week with a medal,…

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  • Panama beats USA on penalties for third in Gold Cup

    Jurgen Klinsmann still isn't sure how his US team that beat the Dutch and Germans last month wound up fourth in the Gold Cup after two embarrassing defeats. The "Reggae Boyz," who meet six-time champion Mexico in Sunday's Gold Cup final, were 1-13 with eight draws in prior matches against the…

    AFP
  • Disappointed US faces Panama in Gold Cup 3rd-place game

    The midfielder quickly added that pride and competitiveness would keep the Americans playing hard against a short-handed Panama squad, a promise repeated often by his teammates and coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Friday. Once the U.S. was stunned by Jamaica in the semifinals, cutting short its bid to…

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  • Humbled USA begins Gold Cup fightback against Panama

    Still recovering from a shock semi-final loss to Jamaica, the United States seeks redemption against Panama in Saturday's Gold Cup third-place consolation match with an eye on key upcoming contests. The Americans were beaten 2-1 Wednesday by the "Reggae Boyz" while Mexico needed extra time and two…

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  • US ponders a shocking loss; Mexico advances with ugly win

    After the feel-good summer of 2014, the United States was eager to pick up another Gold Cup title and lock up its spot in the next Confederations Cup. Giving up two first-half goals on set plays, one delivered by goalkeeper Brad Guzan's blunder on a routine throw, the U.S. fell to Jamaica 2-1 in…

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  • Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 to reach Gold Cup final

    Jamaica's "Reggae Boyz" delivered defending champion United States a humbling 2-1 defeat, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the Gold Cup final by shocking the heavily favored hosts. After Jamaican defenders disrupted US attacks for the first half hour, Darren Mattocks nodded home the…

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  • Jamaica stuns US 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals

    None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their biggest upset defeat. The Reggae Boyz stunned the U.S. with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a 2-1 victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday night. Instead of heading…

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  • Reggae Boyz will try to be US giant killers

    Jamaicans have managed only one victory in 22 matches against the United States, but the "Reggae Boyz" are confident as they play Gold Cup football semi-finals underdog against the Americans. The defending champion US squad, which is 13-1 with eight drawn in the all-time rivalry with Jamaica, is a…

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  • Jamaica relishes underdog role against US in Gold Cup

    Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters. With five-time champion United States waiting in Wednesday night's semifinal, Jamaica coach Winfried Schaefer is playing up the…

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  • Dempsey-fueled USA confident ahead of Jamaica clash in Gold Cup

    Defending champions the United States, sparked by six goals in four matches from Clint Dempsey, enter the Gold Cup semi-finals confident but cautious against a defensively determined Jamaica. The Americans, trying to match Mexico's record with a sixth title, face the "Reggae Boyz" in the opener at…

    AFP
  • Dempsey's 3 goals lift US over Cuba 6-0, into Gold Cup semis

    Clint Dempsey walked away with the game ball for one of the few times in his career. With his first international hat trick, he boosted the United States to a 6-0 rout over Cuba on Saturday and into its eighth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal. Dempsey put the Americans ahead with a…

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  • Jamaica beats Haiti 1-0, will play US in Gold Cup semifinal

    About a yard from the goal line and at the edge of the 6-yard box, Giles Barnes did not have much to shoot for. The Houston Dynamo forward scored from an acute angle between the legs of goalkeeper Johnny Placide in the seventh minute, and Jamaica beat Haiti 1-0 on Saturday night to reach its first…

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