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  • Klinsmann adds ex-coach Vogts to US braintrust

    Berti Vogts, who played on Germany's 1974 World Cup winning team and coached their 1996 European championship squad, was named a national team technical advisor Thursday by the United States Soccer Federation. US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann was captain of the 1996 European trophy winners…

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  • Former Germany coach Berti Vogts joins Klinsmann's US staff

    Berti Vogts has been pals with Jurgen Klinsmann for a long time, and now the German national team coach will work alongside his former player in a long-term role. Vogts was hired as technical adviser to the U.S. national team Thursday after serving as a special adviser before and during last…

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  • Germany's World Cup hangover concerns Loew

    Eight months after the champagne corks popped following their World Cup triumph in Rio de Janeiro, head coach Joachim Loew has cause for concern as Germany's Brazil 2014 hangover continues. Only Lukas Podolski's 81st-minute equaliser prevented Germany suffering a shock defeat to Asian champions…

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  • Dempsey, Bradley, Altidore on US team for friendlies

    Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley highlight the U.S. team chosen by Jurgen Klinsmann on Sunday for exhibition matches against Denmark and Switzerland. Seattle's Dempsey and the two Toronto stars are among six Major League Soccer players selected for the 23-man side. Goalkeeper Nick…

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  • Klinsmann impressed by Altidore's MLS debut

    Jozy Altidore's triumphant two-goal debut for Toronto in a Major League Soccer win at Vancouver was a welcome sight for US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann ahead of two European friendlies. The 25-year-old striker struggled in an 18-month stay at English Premier League side Sunderland,…

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  • Germany coach Loew extends contract until 2018

    Joachim Loew has extended his contract as coach of world champions Germany until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the German football federation (DFB) announced on Friday. The 55-year-old Loew's previous contract took him through to Euro 2016, but he said the chance to extend the deal was not one he…

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  • Motivated US wants home soil Gold Cup title

    US coach Jurgen Klinsmann stressed the importance of his team defending the Gold Cup title on home soil Thursday as the groupings and draw for next July's football tournament were revealed. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced final…

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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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  • Klinsmann says slumping US needs fitness boost

    US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his players need to place a greater emphasis on fitness as they build towards Sunday's friendly against Panama and hope to end an alarming run of three successive defeats. Since defeating Ghana 2-1 in their opening match of last year's World Cup finals,…

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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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  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3rd FIFA Player of the Year award

    ZURICH (AP) -- Cristiano Ronaldo hopes his third FIFA Player of the Year award brought him closer to being remembered as one of soccer's all-time greats.

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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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