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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • '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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  • Experience William Boyd's The Vanishing Game

    For Alec Dunbar, the uncertain terrain may be the only thing certain to keep him alive in #TheVanishingGame

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Donovan, Galaxy advance in Major League Soccer playoffs

    US football icon Landon Donovan isn't saying goodbye to Major League Soccer just yet. Donovan, playing in his final season, scored three goals and played a role in another as the Los Angeles Galaxy thumped Real Salt Lake 5-0 on Sunday to advance to the Western Conference finals in the MLS Cup…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Falcao-led Colombia to face US in London

    Colombia, sparked by Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, will face the United States in a football friendly on November 14 at Craven Cottage in London. The match at Fulham's home ground announced Wednesday by the US Soccer Federation will come four…

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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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