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May 22, 2016
NEWCOMERS SHINE
U.S. Men cruise past Puerto Rico 3-1

BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico - The U.S. Men's National Team eased to 3-1 win against Puerto Rico thanks to goals from Tim Ream, Bobby Wood and senior team debutant Paul Arriola in its first warm-up match ahead of the upcoming Copa America Centenario.


May 21, 2016
STRONG FEELINGS
Klinsmann names Copa America Cenentario roster

CHICAGO -- U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 15 players from the 2014 World Cup to the 23-player roster for Copa America Centenario Saturday.



COPA CAMP
Klinsmann names roster for Puerto Rico visit

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 22 players for camp to begin preparations for Copa America Centenario.


May 5, 2016
CLASS OF 2016
Chastain, Garber, MacMillan named to Hall of Fame

CHICAGO -- Former U.S. Women’s National Team stars Brandi Chastain and Shannon MacMillan and MLS commissioner Don Garber have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.


May 3, 2016
SOME GROUND-BREAKING NEWS
FC Dallas, U.S. Soccer to start improvements at Toyota Stadium, announce Hall of Fame inductees

FC Dallas, along with U.S. Soccer, Frisco Independent School District and the city of Frisco, will break ground on the $39 million Toyota Stadium improvements Thursday.


May 1, 2016
PRELIMINARY PLANS
Klinsmann submits 40 man roster

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has submitted the 40-player preliminary roster for the 2016 Copa America Centenario


April 26, 2016
SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
Heart transplant for U.S. Soccer CEO Flynn

U.S. Soccer CEO/secretary general Dan Flynn underwent heart transplant surgery Tuesday morning, according to the organization.


April 21, 2016
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
USMNT to play Puerto Rico for 1st time May 22

The U.S. men's national team will face Puerto Rico for the first time in Bayamón, Puerto Rico on May 22.


March 29, 2016
NO RIO
U.S. ousted in Olympic bid by Colombia

FRISCO, Texas -- The U.S. seemed to have everything going for it in its playoff series against Colombia for the final Olympic Games berth Tuesday night. But the U.S. failed to build on the 1-1 result it had obtained in Barranquilla last week, falling to the Colombians, 2-1, and missing out on the Olympics for the second successive time.


March 29, 2016
MONKEY OFF THEIR BACKS - FOR NOW
Rout of Guatemala eases pressure on MNT, Klinsmann

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The United States Men’s National Team got a cure for what ails it. A game in Columbus, and a 4-0 win over Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium.


March 29, 2016
CONVINCING WIN
U.S. pounds Guatemala 4-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The United States kept its World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a convincing 4-0 win over Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium on Tuesday night.



SITES SET
USMNT to play in KC, Frisco, Jacksonville

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Men's National Team announced Tuesday two Copa America preparation matches and the site of a World Cup qualifier.


March 29, 2016
MUST WIN
USA needs three points vs. Guatemala in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No one has to remind United States national coach Jurgen Klinsmann how vital Tuesday night's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Guatemala is.


March 27, 2016
WELCOME ABOARD
USMNT adds Pulisic, Zusi for Columbus WCQ

U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann Sunday added midfielders Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund and Graham Zusi from Sporting Kansas City and to the roster for the USA-Guatemala World Cup qualifying match in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday.


March 26, 2015
THE WRONG END OF DOS A CERO
Stumbling USA loses to Guatemala for the first time WCQ, 2-0

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The United States took a major World Cup qualifying hit Friday night, losing to Guatemala for the first time in the competition.



ON TO GUATEMALA
Klinsmann calls in 26 players

CHICAGO -- U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 26 players to prepare for World Cup Qualifying matches against Guatemala.



PREPPING FOR '17
U.S. U-20s enter Dallas Cup

U.S. Under-20 coach Tab Ramos has named a 22-player roster to compete in the Dallas Cup March 20-26, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.


February 29, 2016
NEW LOOK, NEW APPROACH
U.S. Soccer unveils crest with virtual reality

U.S. Soccer unveiled its new crest on Monday, and used some fairly new technology, combined with some old reliable snail-mail to do so.


February 26, 2016
MOVING ON UP
Treasurer Carlos Cordeiro elected as U.S. Soccer VP

Carlos Cordeiro was elected as U.S. Soccer vice president at the federation's Annual General Meeting at the Marriott Rivercenter Saturday morning.


February 21, 2016
FOUR AT SOLDIER
U.S. will meet Costa Rica

NEW YORK -- The U.S. will play its second match in the Copa America Centenario against Costa Rica at Soldier Field June 7, tournament organizers announced Sunday.


February 21, 2016
SOCCER AVALANCHE
Klinsmann: U.S. group in Copa America Centenario 'doable'

NEW YORK -- The Copa America Centenario will kick off with the U.S. meeting Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., June 3, organizers announced during the official draw at the Hammerstein Ballroom Sunday night.


Feb. 6, 2016
ANOTHER PERFECT FINISH
Altidore rewarded at the finish as U.S. dominates Canada

Jozy Altidore hit the post twice -- with the same shot -- and came close another half-dozen times, but nothing was falling for the U.S. national team in a dominant display against Canada in Friday night's friendly at StubHub Center.


February 2, 2016
RELEASED
Evans, Orozco return to clubs

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released defenders Brad Evans and Michael Orozco after both were in the starting lineup for a 3-2 win over Iceland Sunday.


January 31, 2016
BIRNBAUM PLAYS HERO
Defender nods U.S. past Iceland in 2016 opener

CARSON, Calif. -- Steve Birnbaum was something of an afterthought for the U.S. national team to start 2016, but when he took the opportunity that was offered and turned it into something special.


January 29, 2016
WERNER FRICKER AWARD WINNER
U.S. Soccer honors ex-USWNT, current UNC coach Dorrance

CHICAGO - Former U.S. women's national team head coach and current University of North Carolina head women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance has been named the 2016 winner of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.


January 29, 2016
DEFENDER ADDED
Michael Orozco joins U.S. for Iceland clash

Defender Michael Orozco has been added to the roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team match against Iceland Sunday afternoon. Orozco was set to be available for training Friday and return to Club Tijuana on Sunday evening.


January 19, 2016
SORTING IT OUT
Copa America Centenario draw in NYC Feb. 21

The Copa America Centenario draw will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 21, the Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee announced Tuesday.


January 18, 2016
BACK IN CAMP
Sounders' Brad Evans called in to Carson

Seattle Sounders defender Brad Evans is back with the U.S. national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.


January 12, 2016
SUBBING IN
Sean Johnson replaces Hamid at U.S. camp

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made one change to the roster for the January training camp. Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson will report to U.S. Soccer's National Training Center to replace D.C. United’s Bill Hamid.


January 8, 2016
CHANGES
Klinsmann adds four for January camp

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made four additions to the roster for training camp in Carson, Calif.


January 7, 2016
NO DOUBLE-DIPPING
MLS teams' USL affiliates no longer eligible for Open Cup

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has revised its Open Cup policies to allow professional clubs controlling teams at multiple levels to enter only their highest-level professional team.


January 6, 2016
MIXING IN
Youth served in U.S. January camp

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 23 players for the first training camp of the year, with the possibility of additions.


December 22, 2015
MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
U.S. Soccer honors Michael Bradley

CHICAGO – U.S. captain Michael Bradley has been voted the U.S. Soccer male player of the year, with the announcement taking place earlier Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter.


December 18, 2015
LANDSLIDE VICTORY
Michael Bradley named Fútbol de Primera's player of year

SAN FRANCISCO– U.S. national team and Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley has won the 2015 Player of the Year Award, presented by Fútbol de Primera, it was announced Friday.


December 17, 2015
THE GROUP STAGE
USA to play in Santa Clara, Chicago, Philly at Copa America Centenario 1st round

The U.S. men's national team will play group-stage matches of the Copa America Centenario in three cities and in as many time zones. The Americans will anchor Group A and will play in in Santa Clara (JUne 3), Chicago (June 7) and Philadelphia (June 11) for Copa America Centenario.


December 15, 2015
OPENING THE CAMPAIGN
USMNT to host Iceland, Canada in Carson

CHICAGO - The U.S. men's national team will kick off 2016 with friendlies against Iceland and Canada at the StubHub Center.


December 14, 2015
FINAL FIVE
Bradley, Dempsey, Guzan, Johnson, Yedlin are up for U.S. Soccer male player of the year

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer Monday announced the five nominees for 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year.


November 23, 2015
HELLO, COLUMBUS
USA to host Guatemala at MAPFRE Stadium March 29

CHICAGO - The U.S. men's national team will return to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, to play its second home match of 2018 World Cup qualifying against Guatemala on March 29.


November 17, 2015
FROM ONE EXTREME TO THE OTHER
Four days after scoring 6 goals, USA fails to find the net in 0-0 tie at Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago -- Four days after filling the net in one World Cup qualifier, the United States went to the other extreme Tuesday night.


November 13, 2015
SLOW START, GREAT FINISH
Make that 6 finishes as USMNT roll to 6-1 WCQ win over St. Vincent as Altidore strikes twice

ST. LOUIS -- Despite a slow start and facing a one-goal deficit five minutes after kickoff, the United States bounced back and cruised to a 6-1 triumph over St. Vincent & the Grenadines in a CONCACAF Group C semifinal match of World Cup qualifying Friday night.


November 6, 2015
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
Klinsmann names 23 for World Cup qualifying

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named the 23-player roster for the USA's first match of the 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign.


October 23, 2015
NEW STRUCTURE
Copa America Centenario will go on in the U.S.

MIAMI – The Copa America Centenario will go on as planned in the United States in 2016, but under a new governance structure which was necessitated by the bribery scandal which has rocked FIFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL.


October 16, 2015
WHICH ONE IS THE KEEPER?
Jurgen faces important decision between Howard, Guzan before WCQ begins next month

HARRISON, N.J. -- When the United States begins its qualifying run for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, coach Jurgen Klinsmann will face a important decision.

Which goalkeeper will he use? Will it be Tim Howard or Brad Guzan?


October 15, 2015
A NEW HOME
Plans unveiled for Soccer Hall, museum in Dallas

FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas, along with U.S. Soccer, Frisco Independent School District and the City of Frisco, unveiled plans Wednesday for a $39 million Toyota Stadium project. That will feature more than 100,000 square feet of renovated space, new locker rooms, premium seats, a private club and the National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum.


October 13, 2015
50-YEAR ITCH
USA's home winless streak vs. CONCACAF teams reaches 4 games after 1-0 loss to Costa Rica

HARRISON, N.J. -- Into one's life some rain must fall. So says U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Given the team's recent performances, it's more like a deluge.


October 13, 2015
NOW AND THEN
Looking at both USMNT's home winless streaks to CONCACAF teams

HARRISON, N.J. -- The U.S. men's national team could not equalize against Costa Rica in its 1-0 loss in an international friendly Tuesday, but they still tied a rather dubious team record at Red Bull Arena.


October 13, 2015
FIVE DECADE RECORD
For the 1st time in 50 years, USA fails to win 4 straight home games to CONCACAF foes in loss

HARRISON, N.J. -- Joel Campbell scored in the 70th minute to lift Costa Rica to a 1-0 victory over the United States in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.


October 11, 2015
ROSTER MOVES
U.S. brings in five, sends home eight for friendly

CHICAGO - As planned regardless of the outcome of Saturday's 3-2 loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up five players to join the Men's National Team ahead of Tuesday's friendly against 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinalists Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.


Oct. 11, 2015
A CLASSIC TURNS SOUR
U.S. loses momentum at the finish, falls to Mexico in extraordinary contest

It was -- considering the venue, what was at stake, the electric atmosphere and the absorbing drama over 120 minutes -- the greatest encounter in the lengthy, rich history of the region's greatest soccer rivalry. That's hardly consolation for the United States.


October 10, 2015
CRASH LANDING
Extra time rally goes to waste as US men lose to Mexico in CONCACAF Cup

PASADENA, Calif.---Mexico scored twice in extra time to capture a 3-2 win over the United States on Saturday and earn a place in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Paul Aguilar scored the game winner on a stunning strike in the 118th minute.


October 9, 2015
THE BIGGEST BATTLE
U.S., Mexico face off at sold-out Rose Bowl for Confederations Cup spot

PASADENA, Calif. -- The last time the U.S. national team tangled with Mexico at the Rose Bowl is the last time the Yanks lost to their fiercest rival, an impressive 4-2 decision punctuated by an oh-my-god strike from Giovani Dos Santos.


October 3, 2015
EXPERIENCED ROSTER
Klinsmann names his 23 for CONCACAF Cup

CHICAGO - U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann Saturday named the 23-player roster for the CONCACAF Cup against Mexico, which grants the victor a spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.


September 30, 2015
NEW HOME FOR THE HALL
Soccer Museum to locate in Frisco, Texas

FRISCO, Texas---The National Soccer Hall of Fame will be relocating to Frisco, Texas as part of a deal that will also see Toyota Stadium get an upgrade.


September 25, 2015
COMING TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU
USA-Mexico will be shown on big screen

The United States versus Mexico match that will determine the CONCACAF representative to the Confederations Cup will be coming to a theatre near you.


September 25, 2015
SEATTLE CEREMONY
Hall of Famers to be inducted October 3

CHICAGO - Former U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper and four-time FIFA World Cup veteran Kasey Keller, former U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team and Major League Soccer head coach Sigi Schmid and American soccer pioneer and former Men's National Team assistant coach Glenn "Mooch" Myernick will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington.


September 9, 2015
THE SCHEDULE IS SET
USMNT to face St. Vincent in 1st qualifier in St. Louis Nov. 13

CHICAGO - The U.S. national team's opponents are set for Group C in CONCACAF's semifinal round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.


September 8, 2015
NO CONTEST
Brazil crushes U.S. Men's National Team 4-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For Neymar, pre-game drills were as much about stylin’ as warming up. Once the match started, though, Neymar combined style and substance in a crowd-pleasing display as Brazil crushed the U.S., 4-1, Tuesday night.


September 7, 2015
IT'S BRAZIL RIGHT NOW
But Mexico still the target for U.S. Men

BOSTON – It is rare for anyone to look past an opponent such as Brazil, but that is what the U.S. national team almost has to be doing this week.


September 6, 2015
ROSTER CHANGES
Klinsmman makes moves for Tuesday's game

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made three changes to the roster that defeated Peru on Sept. 4 in Washington, D.C., adding Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley, Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and Stanford University forward Jordan Morris.


September 5, 2015
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
USA vs. Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena Oct. 13

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will follow up its decisive CONCACAF playoff against Mexico on Oct. 10 with another challenging match against a regional rival when it hosts 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica on Oct. 13 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.


September 4, 2015
STILL NOT ENOUGH
Altidore scores twice to earn motivational victory

WASHINGTON -- Not the improvements the United States hoped for, yet a much needed win for Jurgen Klinsmann and the National Team.

Coming off a lousy performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, finishing in 4th place after a shootout loss to Panama at PPL Park, the Americans managed to seal a 2-1 victory over Peru in front of 28,896 fans at RFK Stadium.


August 30, 2015
LIMITED CALL
Fire's Johnson to join USMNT for Brazil

CHICAGO - Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson has been selected by United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the international friendly against five-time World Cup champions Brazil.


August 7, 2015
PUSHED BACK
ConFed Cup playoff match between USMNT and Mexico moved to Saturday, Oct. 10

MIAMI - The playoff match between the United States and Mexico for a berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, has been moved to Saturday October 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA at 6:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. CT).


July 27, 2015
MEET THEM IN ST. LOUIS
U.S. men to play 1st WCQ at Busch Stadium

CHICAGO -- The U.S. national team will play its first home match of 2018 World Cup qualifying at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.


July 25, 2015
TARNISHED GOLD CUP
USA lose 3rd-place match for its 2nd worst finish in 13 Gold Cups

CHESTER, Pa. -- Six games, three wins, one loss and a two draws.

Not exactly what you would expect from a CONCACAF power.

The United States completed one of its poorest showings at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with a rather uninspiring shootout loss to Panama in the third-place match at PPL Park on Saturday.


July 25, 2015
GROUP C
USMNT drawn against Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent/Aruba and Antigua/Guatemala winners in WCQ

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team was drawn into Group C of CONCACAF's Semifinal Round of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup during the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia Saturday.


July 23, 2015
A DATE WITH BRAZIL
US Men will face 5 time champs in Foxboro

CHICAGO – The U.S. Men’s National Team continues its competition against the top talent in the world when it hosts five-time World Cup champion Brazil on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.


July 22, 2015
JAMAICAN SURPRISE
Reggae Boyz eliminate USA from Gold Cup with stunning 2-1 semifinal win

ATLANTA -- The United States paid dearly for five minutes of poor defense in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals and found itself crashing out of the tournament in a 2-1 defeat to Jamaica Wednesday night.


July 18, 2015
QUICK WORK
Dempsey hat trick leads U.S. over Cuba 6-0

BALTIMORE -- The United States and Clint Dempsey made quick work of Cuba Saturday, striking for four goals in the opening half en route to a 6-0 win in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at M&T Bank Stadium.


July 18, 2015
HAT TRICK HEROES
Dempsey fourth US player to score three goals in Gold Cup match

BALTIMORE -- Clint Dempsey joined some lofty company Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium, becoming the fourth American player to record a hat trick in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


July 18, 2015
NO CONTEST
US rolls over Cuba in Gold Cup quarterfinals

BALTIMORE -- The United States made quick work of Cuba Saturday, striking for four goals in the opening half en route to a 6-0 win in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at M&T Bank Stadium.


July 18, 2015
EVERYTHING TO LOSE
Klinsmann: 'We're definitely the team to beat' in the Gold Cup

BALTIMORE -- If you go by past results in the competition, expectations and the fact the team is defending champions, the United States national team is the team to beat in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


July 15, 2015
A DATE WITH CUBA
USA to meet rivals in Gold Cup quarters; a record 4 Caribbean teams reach the Elite Eight

MIAMI - After the dust cleared on the final day of the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the United States discovered it will play Cuba in a quarterfinal match in Baltimore on Saturday.


July 14, 2015
THREE OUT, THREE IN
USA roster changes: Beasley, Corona, Gordon replace Garza, Morales and Altidore

Defender DaMarcus Beasley, midfielder Joe Corona and forward Alan Gordon have all been added to the U.S. team and will report to Baltimore in advance of the team's Gold Cup quarterfinal match-up on Saturday.


July 13, 2015
FIT TO BE TIED
U.S. Men battle Panama to 1-1 Gold Cup draw

KANSAS CITY, Kan.---Michael Bradley’s 14th career international goal gave the United States Men’s National Team a hard-fought 1-1- draw against Panama in a CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match at Sporting Park Monday night.


July 10, 2015
DEMPSEY DOES IT AGAIN
Third goal in two games leads U.S. 1-0 win over Haiti

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Clint Dempsey scored his third goal in two games Friday night, sparking the United States to a 1-0 victory over Haiti and assuring it of the Group A title at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


July 8, 2015
FRIENDLY IN THE CAPITAL
U.S. Men to play Peru in D.C. on Sept. 4

CHICAGO--The U.S. Men's National Team will face Peru on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT) at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. The match will be shown live on FOX Sports 1, UniMás, and Univision Deportes Network.


July 7, 2015
DEMPSEY'S DEUCE
Forward strikes twice to lead USA over Honduras in Gold Cup opener

FRISCO, Tex.---Clint Dempsey's two goals led the US Men's National Team to a 2-1 victory over Honduras in a Group A match of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup in front of a sellout crowd at Toyota Stadium Tuesday night.


July 3, 2015
TENNESSEE TUNE UP
U.S. Men rout Guatemala 4-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The United States Men's National Team tuned up for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-0 win over Guatemala in front of a Tennessee state record crowd of 44,835 at Nissan Field. The U.S. got goals from Timmy Chandler, Clint Dempsey and Chris Wondolowski, as well as a Guatemala own-goal in the lopsided win.


June 23, 2015
EXPERIENCE COUNTS
With eye toward winning Klinsmann names Gold Cup squad

The United States wants to win the 2015 Gold Cup. That statement was made clear by Men's National Team Coach Jurgen Klinsmann in naming a veteran-laden 23-man roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Championship.


June 5, 2015
STUNNING COMEBACK
U.S. Men defeat Holland 4-3

AMSTERDAM - Gyasi Zardes, Danny Williams and Bobby Wood each scored their first international goals as the U.S. Men's National Team pulled of a stunning come from behind upset over No.6-ranked Netherlands 4-3 at Amsterdam Arena.


May 31, 2015
GETTING THE CALL
Roster set for U.S. games with Holland, Germany

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will bring 22 players to Europe for two of the toughest tests of his tenure, facing away friendlies against two of the top three finishers at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


May 14, 2015
HANGING UP HIS GLOVES
Friedel announces retirement from soccer

LONDON -- Former U.S. international goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who backstopped the Americans to a surprising quarterfinal finish at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, announced his retirement from the game on Thursday, effective at the end of the season.


May 4, 2015
GOLD CUP WARM UP
US men to meet Guatemala in Nashville July 3

CHICAGO - As part of its CONCACAF Gold Cup preparations, the U.S. national team will face Guatemala at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, July 3, at 5: 30 p.m. CT (6:30 p.m. ET).


April 23, 2015
YOUNG YANKS COAST
Injuries detract from U-23s' win over Mexico

CARSON, Calif. -- Mario Rodriguez, Christian Dean and Jordan Morris scored second-half goals, and the U.S. under-23 national team, in an early prep leading to October's CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2016 Olympics, romped to a 3-0 win Wednesday night over Mexico at StubHub Center.


April 20, 2015
U-23s TURN TO GO CAMPING
Have game with Mexico in prep for Rio 2016

U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog has called 20 players to Carson, Calif. for the first domestic training camp of 2015


April 17, 2015
GETTING READY FOR WORLD CUP
Ramos brings in 20 for U-20 camp

U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Tab Ramos has called in 20 players for the second foreign training camp of the year, April 18-26 in Linz, Austria.


April 15, 2015
USL REVIEW
Sounders FC 2, United earn third consecutive wins to start season

The top four teams in the USL’s Western Conference faced off Saturday night, and when the dust settled Seattle Sounders FC 2 and Arizona United SC were left alone at the top of the standings as the early-season race to the top began in earnest.


April 15, 2015
GIVING IT THE OLD COLLEGE TRY
Morris scores 1st international goal as USA blanks Mexico, 2-0; Agudelo also scores

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Forward Jordan Morris will always remember the Alamodome.

That's where the 20-year-old Stanford University student scored his first international goal.


April 13, 2015
KITCHEN ADDITION
DC midfielder joins USA for friendly

CHICAGO — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann Monday added D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen to the U.S. roster for the USA vs Mexico match.


April 12, 2015
BORDER WAR
13 MLS, 5 Liga MX players on US side for Alamodome game

CHICAGO - The United States roster for Wednesday's match in San Antonio against Mexico will have a decidedly North American flavor, with U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann calling up 13 MLS players and five players who ply their trade in Liga MX to the 22 player squad.


April 8, 2015
THREE TO ENTER HALL
Kasey Keller, Sigi Schmid, Mooch Myernick voted into U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame

CHICAGO - Former U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper and four-time World Cup veteran Kasey Keller has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


March 31, 2015
SWISS-CHEESED
Another late goal drops USA to 1-1 tie in Switzerland

ZURICH - It didn't cost them a win, but another late second-half goal meant another blown lead as Switzerland rallied against a United States team playing with 10 men for the final 23 minutes of a 1-1 tie at Stadion Letzigrund.


March 29, 2015
IN AND OUT
U-23 forward Morris replaces Johannsson for USA

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team forward Aron Johannsson has been sidelined while undergoing treatment for an infection and will not be healthy in time for the match with Switzerland on Tuesday.


March 26, 2015
TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Berti Vogts to aid U.S. coach Klinsmann

U.S. Soccer has appointed former World Cup winner Berti Vogts as technical advisor to the U.S. Men's National Team.


March 25, 2015
NOT SO GREAT VS. DANES
Altidore, Johannsson score for USA in loss to Denmark

ARHUS, Denmark - Nicklas Bendtner scored three goals, the third in added time after 90 minutes, to give Denmark a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the United States in an international friendly at wet and windy NRGi Park.


March 24, 2015
DEMPSEY HAMSTRUNG
U.S. captain to miss friendlies

U.S. Men's National Team captain Clint Dempsey suffered a right hamstring strain during training Monday in Zurich


March 22, 2015
THREE FOR THE ROAD
MNT, U-23s, U-20s all headed for Europe

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will bring 23 players to Europe for friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


February 14, 2015
REMEMBER THE ALAMODOME
USA vs. Mexico is a sellout 2 months prior

CHICAGO - Exactly two months and a day to the kick off of arguably the best national team derby in the world, the United States-Mexico game is sold out.


February 10, 2015
STILL WANTS TO PLAY FOR USA
Though returning to MLS is in contrast to Klinsmann's desires, Kljestan wants a chance

HARRISON, N.J. – Sacha Kljestan has returned to MLS because he wants to be here, he says, not because he has to be


February 8, 2015
ZARDES STARS IN NEEDED WIN
Galaxy attacker makes his mark as U.S. tops Panama

CARSON, Calif. - The U.S. national team's 2-0 triumph Sunday afternoon over Panama might not silence the doubts


February 8, 2015
U.S. ENDS WINLESS SKID
2-0 win over Panama ends 5-game slide

CARSON, Calif. - Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey scored first-half goals, and the U.S. national team ended a five-game winless streak Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over Panama


February 7, 2015
WHEN WINNING MATTERS
It's just a friendly, but U.S. wants to end skid in StubHub clash against Panama

CARSON, Calif. -- The U.S. national team has won just once in nine outings since beating Ghana in its World Cup opener last summer, and that's something weighing on the Yanks as they prepare for Sunday afternoon's friendly against Panama at StubHub Center.


January 28, 2015
TWO GOALS TOO LITTLE
Shea, Altidore score in 3-2 loss to Chile

RANCAGUA, Chile – The U.S. Men’s National Team opened 2015 with a 3-2 loss to No. 14 FIFA-ranked Chile at Estadio El Teniente.


January 24, 2015
USA ROSTER SET TO OPEN 2015
Friendlies with Chile, Panama on the schedule

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named a 23-player roster for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama,


January 22, 2015
ONE MORE HONOR FOR ARENA
Gets U.S. Soccer's Werner Fricker Builder Award

CHICAGO - National Soccer Hall of Fame member, former U.S. Men's National Team head coach and current LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena is the 2014 recipient of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.


January 14, 2015
REMEMBER EL TRI
USA, Mexico to face off in San Antonio April 15

CHICAGO -- The U.S. men's national team will play its first game in the city of San Antonio, Texas, when it takes on longtime rival Mexico at the Alamodome on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. CT.


January 9, 2015
LET'S GET THIS STARTED
Klinsmann calls up 28 for first camp of 2015

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 28 players to Carson, Calif.,


January 5, 2015
U-20S OFF TO JAMAICA
CONCACAF tourney will send 4 teams to World Cup

CHICAGO - U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named the 20-player roster for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship running Jan. 9-24 in Jamaica.


December 15, 2014
THAT'S A WRAP
Beasley retrires from international play

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team defender DaMarcus Beasley has announced his retirement from international soccer,


December 8, 2014
FOR STARTERS
USMNT to play 7 friendlies before Gold Cup

CARSON, Calif. -- Before the United States participates in the CONCACAF Gold Cup next summer, the national team will have a heavy schedule with seven games from January through June, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati revealed at a media roundtable that was held after MLS Cup at the StubHub Center Sunday night.


December 4, 2014
YEDLIN, BRIAN BEST YOUNG AMERICANS
Gavin Sibayan is top Disabled athlete

CHICAGO - DeAndre Yedlin and Morgan Brian have been voted 2014 U.S. Soccer Young Male and Young Female Athletes of the Year, and Gavin Sibayan has been voted 2014 U.S. Soccer Disabled Athlete of the Year.


November 20, 2014
TIM HOWARD'S THE MAN
Goalkeeper wins 2nd Athlete of Year award

CHICAGO - Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been voted the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year.


November 19, 2014
IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO TODAY ...
... that the USA qualified for its 1st World Cup in 40 years

It was 25 years ago today that Paul Calgiuri scored the goal that lifted the U.S. to its first World Cup in 40 years in a 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 19, 1989. We present editor Michael Lewis's account of the U.S. qualifying for the World Cup in 1989. This story first appeared in the Nov. 23, 1989 edition of Soccer Week and is used with permission.


November 18, 2014
DUBLIN DOWN
Outplayed US men fall 4-1 to Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland--The United States got off to a shaky start against a reserve-laden Ireland team on Tuesday and never recovered, falling 4-1 at Aviva Stadium.


November 14, 2014
LOST LEAD
USA allows Colombia to rally for 2-1 win

LONDON -- The United States squandered a one-goal lead, surrendering a pair of second-half goals as Colombia rallied for a 2-1 victory


November 13, 2014
NEW CHALLENGE
Ex-Chivas prez Nelson Rodriguez joins U.S. Soccer

CHICAGO - Nelson Rodriguez, the man who played a key role keeping Chivas USA afloat after club's Mexican owners sold the team to Major League Soccer, has a new job.


November 10, 2014
ROUNDING OUT THE SEASON
Klinsmann announces roster for final games of 2014

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 25 players into camp for the final matches of 2014.


October 28, 2014
TOPPING THE LIST
Klinsmann, Wambach up for FIFA awards

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and striker Abby Wambach are in the running for FIFA's year-end awards.


October 15, 2014
CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
Complete schedule

Here's the complete schedule for the CONCACAF Women's Championship.


October 14, 2014
JOZY SCORES AT HOME
Honduras’ late goal ties US

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Jozy Altidore scored for the US and Maynor Figueroa scored late in the match as the US Men’s National Team battled to a 1-1 draw with Honduras in an international friendly in front of 14,805 fans at FAU Stadium Tuesday night.


October 11, 2014
MAKE IT A DOUBLE
USA notebook: Capped Altidore captains team again

CHICAGO -- Former New York Red Bulls striker Jozy Altidore was given the captain's armband following the departure of Landon Donovan from Friday's 1-1 draw between the United States and Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn.


October 11, 2014
SIX IN, SIX OUT
USA makes changes in front of Honduras friendly

CHICAGO - U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made six changes to the team that tied Ecuador Friday night.


October 11, 2014
NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD
Donovan's national team career ends on special night

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- It wasn't exactly a Hollywood ending, but Landon Donovan got a better send off from the U.S. National Team than most would have expected a few months ago


October 10, 2014
FAREWELL
Donovan plays in final international match

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- If this was a Hollywood ending, then Landon Donovan would have scored in his final game with the U.S. national team.

Instead, he and his teammates settled for a 1-1 draw with Ecuador in an international friendly at Rentschler Stadium Friday night.


October 9, 2014
GREEN HEADING HOME
Dropped from U.S. squad due to rib injury

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has elected to send midfielder Julian Green back to Hamburg to continue his recovery from a rib injury.


October 7, 2014
WONDO'S ON BOARD
USA adds San Jose striker for friendly with Ecuador

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Chris Wondolowski to the roster for the international friendly vs. Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn. on Friday, Oct. 10.


October 6, 2014
DONOVAN TO PLAY FINAL GAME WITH NATIONAL TEAM
Friendly with Ecuador set for Friday, Oct. 10

CHICAGO - After a 15-year international career in which he became the most accomplished player in team history, Landon Donovan will make his final appearance for the United States when he plays against Ecuador in a friendly on Friday, Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Conn.


September 3, 2014
SOME FRESH FACES
U.S. earns 1-0 win to start next four year cycle

PRAGUE, Czech Republic --- Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya scored a 39th-minute goal, Nick Rimando made four saves in the second half and the U.S. Men's National Team earned a 1-0 victory against the Czech Republic at Generali Arena Wednesday.


August 29, 2014
HONDURAS LINES UP
USMNT heads for south Florida

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men's National Team will continue its new cycle for Russia 2018 when it hosts Honduras at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton,Fla.,


August 28, 2014
SOME YOUNG IDEAS
Klinsmann picks a youthful roster for Czech friendly

CHICAGO - With a new World Cup cycle in place, U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann already is thinking about Russia 2018. With that in mind, Klinsmann on Thursday called in six players who have no international experience at the senior level for the Americans' friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague on Sept. 9.


August 26, 2014
ONE LAST TIME
Donovan's farewell U.S. game will be Oct. 10 vs. Ecuador

CHICAGO - After a 15-year international career in which he became the most accomplished player in team history, Landon Donovan will make his final appearance with the U.S. Men's National Team


August 21, 2014
TAKING A BREAK
Tim Howard to take some time off from U.S. National Team

Tim Howard is hanging up his gloves -- for the time being in international soccer.

The Everton goalkeeper said Thursday that he will take a break from his duties with the U.S. men's national team until next fall.


August 14, 2014
HOMECOMING
U.S. Men to face Ecuador in first post World Cup game

CHICAGO - The U.S. Men’s National team will make their first post-World Cup appearance on home soil against Ecuador on October 10 in East Hartford, Conn.


July 3, 2014
BIRTH OF A LEGEND?
Julian Green makes a spectacular, memorable debut for USA

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- As the curtain was coming down on the United States' latest World Cup adventure, another one was just being raised -- in spectacular fashion.


July 1, 2014
“WE FELL SHORT OF OUR DREAM”
Superhuman goalkeeping and a stunning goal not enough for US against Belgium

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Goalkeeper Tim Howard played the game of a lifetime on Tuesday night, but even his extraordinary performance could not give the United States a lifeline in the World Cup.


July 1, 2014
END OF THE LINE
Howard's brilliant performance can't stop Belgium from eliminating USA from World Cup, 2-1

SALVADOR, Brazil – One of the great World Cup goalkeeping performances of all time helped keep the United States in its Round of 16 game with Belgium on Tuesday night.


June 30, 2014
EVEN BEFORE THE KICKOFF ...
USA coach Klinsmann starts a refereeing controversy

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Even before referee Djamel Haimoudi has made a call, the Algerian already was mired in a controversy


June 30, 2014
HE'S AVAILABLE
Altidore can play vs. Belgium, but Klinsmann is uncertain for how long

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Jozy is back.

Jozy Altidore, who suffered a strained left hamstring against Ghana on June 16,, will be available to play for the United States against Belgium in a Round of 16 World Cup game on Tuesday


June 29, 2014
LOOKING WAY BACK
When the USA beat Belgium in the very 1st World Cup in 1930

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The headline in the July 21, 1930 edition of The New York Times said it all: "U.S. Favorite to Win World's Soccer Title."


June 29, 2014
WILL THE BELGIANS WAFFLE?
USA gearing up for undefeated Belgium, which has an injured backline

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- So, which Belgium team will the United States face when the two tangle in a World Cup second-round match in Salvador Tuesday?


June 29, 2014
WORLD CUP VIEWING PARTY
Tuesday at Soldier Field

U.S. Soccer will host a World Cup Viewing Party at Soldier Field for the U.S. Men's National Team match against Belgium on Tuesday, July 1. The Round of 16 match will kick off at 3 p.m. CT.


June 28, 2014
IN JURGEN THEY TRUST
Enthusiastic Klinsmann vital link to Americans' success

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Omar Gonzalez admits he has never played for a coach quite like Jurgen Klinsmann.


June 27, 2014
RAISING THE BAR
Klinsmann tells his team to think big, not to book flights home until July 13 championship game

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The man who pushed the bar so low for the United States suddenly raised it to much greater heights on Friday.


June 27, 2014
INJURY UPDATE
Jones suffered broken nose, Altidore runs but is uncertain for Belgium

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Injury updates on midfielder Jermaine Jones and striker Jozy Altidore


June 26, 2014
NOT THE END OF THE WORLD (CUP)
Despite loss to Germany, USA gets another life as it moves from Group of Death into 2nd round

RECIFE, Brazil -- It took about a minute for the result to become official and only a second for it to settle in.


June 26, 2014
NO BIG LOSS
USA lose to Germany, still advance to round of 16

RECIFE, Brazil – The United States lost the battle on Thursday, but will get another opportunity to win another battle in the war. The USA dropped a 1-0 decision to Germany in its final Group G match Thursday in front of 41,876 at Arena Pernambuco, but qualified for the Round of 16 anyway by goal differential over Portugal, 2-1 winners over Ghana also on Thursday.


June 25, 2014
BUSINESS AS USUAL
USA-Germany won't be a "friendly" for old friends Klinsmann, Low

RECIFE, Brazil -- No World Cup game can be considered a friendly, not even when two old friends meet up.


June 24, 2014
NO FRIENDS FOR 90 MINUTES
Jones ready to give blood, sweat and tears for USA vs. his native Germany

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- When the United States lines up against Germany in its vital World Cup match in Recife on Thursday, midfielder Jermaine Jones will see some of his friends on the other side of the pitch.


June 24, 2014
AND NOW A FEW WORDS FROM BEASLEY
About his 4th World Cup, looking back and forward, through U.S. Soccer

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- For the first time during the World Cup, U.S. right back DaMarcus Beasley communicated with the U.S. media on Tuesday.


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