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  • Germany to extend Loew deal says Bild

    World champions Germany are in advanced negotiations to extend national coach Joachim Loew's contract until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, German daily Bild reported on Thursday. The 55-year-old Loew currently has a deal to take him through to Euro 2016, and the new deal includes a get out clause…

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  • Sacked Lambert says Villa 'toughest challenge'

    Paul Lambert described his time at Aston Villa as the "toughest challenge" of his career on Thursday following his dismissal as manager, but expressed pride over his achievements there. The 45-year-old Scot was sacked late on Wednesday after a run of 10 games without victory saw Villa slide into…

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  • Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey lead US men past Panama, 2-0

    When Michael Bradley curled a corner kick over the Panama defense and into the net for a spectacular goal, Clint Dempsey was unsure exactly how it happened. ''You'd have to ask him whether he was aiming for that, because we didn't know,'' Dempsey said, laughing. Bradley scored in the 27th minute,…

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  • US fades in 3-2 loss at Chile, extends winless streak to 5

    The U.S. soccer team started 2015 the same way the Americans ended last year: with a loss. Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75th minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the U.S. on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007. The…

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  • Tottenham's Yedlin to join US for friendlies

    Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin will join the United States squad for upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama, US coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced Saturday in naming a 23-man lineup. Yedlin is set to meet up with the American squad in Chile for Wednesday's match at Rancagua. The US…

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  • Klinsmann's right-hand man Herzog to coach US Olympic team

    Andreas Herzog, an assistant to US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his former teammate at Bayern Munich, was named Friday as coach of the American under-23 team. He also had stints as an assistant and under-23 coach with the Austrian national set-up. Herzog, who played with Klinsmann…

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  • Loew casts off nearly man burden

    World coach of the year Joachim Loew has spent years trying to dispel the doubts about his talent and the German did it in an electrifying way by winning the World Cup. For eight years in charge of Die Mannschaft ahead of the 2014 tournament in Brazil, Loew had been to one World Cup semi-final,…

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  • US youngsters aiming to impress Klinsmann

    Jurgen Klinsmann is taking the long view in his first USA football training camp of 2015, with half of the 28 players called up seeking their first caps. Klinsmann said he was focusing on the future, and on the 2016 Rio Olympics, in selecting the players who will train in California from January…

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  • Loew sets sights on Euro 2016 with new-look Germany

    World Cup winners Germany have suffered something of a hangover since their triumph in Brazil, but coach Joachim Loew is hoping a new-look side can go on to claim more glory at Euro 2016. After claiming their fourth World Cup in July, retirements and injuries took their toll as Germany struggled…

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  • DaMarcus Beasley retires from US national team

    CHICAGO (AP) -- DaMarcus Beasley, the first American to play in four World Cups, said Monday he is retiring from the U.S. national team after 14 years.

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  • Donovan goes out on top as Galaxy win MLS Cup

    The Los Angeles Galaxy gave Landon Donovan a fairytale ending to a storied career Sunday, beating the New England Revolution 2-1 after extra time in the MLS Cup final. Ireland international Robbie Keane scored the winning goal in the 111th minute as the Galaxy claimed a record fifth Major League…

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  • Messi's 3rd hat trick in 4 games leads Barcelona

    Lionel Messi scored a hat trick for the third time in his last four games, rallying Barcelona over Espanyol 5-1 Sunday night in the Catalan derby.

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  • Donovan seeks fairytale finish in MLS Cup final

    The Los Angeles Galaxy can give Landon Donovan a fairytale ending to a storied career on Sunday when they take on New England for MLS Cup crown. Donovan, the United States' all-time leading scorer with 57 international goals, was crushingly denied a fourth World Cup appearance this year when…

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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…

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  • Colombia comes from behind to beat U.S. 2-1

    Colombia came from behind to beat the United States 2-1 in a friendly at Craven Cottage on Friday.

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