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December 6, 2016
NO DECISION
U.S. Soccer board postpones D-2, D-3 sanctioning for 7-10 days

Well, so much for any resolution or grand news about the future of the North American Soccer League and the United Soccer Leagues. The U.S. Soccer board of directors Tuesday postponed a decision on sanctioning or re-certification of Division 2 and Division 3 professional leagues in a meeting in Manhattan.


November 22, 2016
OLDER BUT WISER
A new and improved Bruce Arena (at least that's what he says) takes over reins of U.S. national team

Ten years older but wiser, Bruce Arena feels he is better prepared in his second time around as U.S. national coach. He has had a decade to hone his already impressive coaching skills, first with the Red Bulls and more recently and much more successfully with the LA Galaxy.


November 22, 2016
A FACEBOOK FAREWELL
Klinsmann thanks USA fans after his sacking

A day after he was sacked as U.S. national coach, Jurgen Klinsmann posted a farewell video on his Facebook page Tuesday.


November 22, 2016
SO, JUST WHO IS BRUCE ARENA?
A look at the new/old U.S. national coach

Before the 2002 World Cup, there were some concerns from the media that U.S. coach Bruce Arena would not be up to the task of keeping up with international tactics. He laid those worries to rest, manipulating his lineup from game to game with a team that was wracked by injuries and suspensions.


November 22, 2016
SOME MORE ARENA FUTBOL
U.S. Soccer names Bruce Arena national coach to succeed Klinsmann

Bruce is back. LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena was named the new head coach of the U.S. national team Tuesday afternoon by U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati.


November 21, 2016
THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED
When U.S. replaced Osiander with Gansler as coach in 1989

For the first time in 27 years, U.S. Soccer changed coaches right smack in the middle of a World Cup qualifying cycle with Monday's dismissal of Jurgen Klinsmann.


November 21, 2016
AUF WIEDERSEHEN
Klinsmann out, Arena expected to be named as U.S. national coach

The tumultuous tenure and reign of error of Jurgen Klinsmann is over. Klinsmann, the former World Cup winner with Germany, was fired as head coach and technical director Monday after the United States dropped its opening two matches of the CONCACAF hexagonal of World Cup qualifying.







November 21, 2016
YOU'RE FIRED!
Klinsmann removed as USMNT coach and technical director; Arena reportedly in line for the job

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati announced Monday that Jurgen Klinsmann has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team and Technical Director for U.S. Soccer.


November 21, 2016
LOOKING UP AND PUTTING CRITICS DOWN
Report: Klinsmann's optimistic about position, but says critics don't understand soccer or USMNT

Saying he was not afraid for himself while putting down his detractors, U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann told The New York Times he was very comfortable as coach in the wake of back-to-back World Cup qualifying losses within five days earlier this month.


November 20, 2016
'1,000 PERCENT SURE WE'LL QUALIFY'
Report: Beleaguered coach Klinsmann still upbeat on USMNT's World Cup chances

In his first interview since his team was hammered by Costa Rica, 4-0, Tuesday, U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he was certain his team will qualify for the 2018 World Cup, according to Reuters.


November 19, 2016
TONY'S REWARD
Tony Meola looks back at the day he and a bunch of 20-somethings changed USA soccer history

On the night prior to the most important game of his young national team career on Nov. 18, 1989, young Tony Meola couldn't sleep. It wasn't his nerves, but the party going on near the Trinidad Hilton in Port of Spain, where the team was staying.


November 19, 2016
SHOT HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD
Profiling 25-year-old Paul Caligiuri

The United States could not have found a more unlikely hero in its historic 1-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago Sunday.


November 19, 2016
MORE MILESTONES LIE AHEAD
Paul Caligiuri: there are many more historic goals that are over the horizon for U.S. soccer

Paul Caligiuri certainly is comfortable with his place in American soccer history, though he says he is not through with his contributions to the beautiful game.


November 19, 2016
LOOKING BACK
No revisionist history here: a game story from Nov. 19, 1989 when USA qualified for 1st WC in 40 years

Finally, the long wait has ended. Some 40 years of World Cup frustration and soccer futility were put to rest Sunday as the United States reached international soccer's promised land -- the World Cup.


November 15, 2016
MASSACRED
USMNT routed at Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying

The United States has endured and experienced more than its share of problems, headaches and struggles in Costa Rica over the years. On Tuesday night, the Americans hit a new low, even for themselves.


November 14, 2016
HOWARD'S END
Colorado, USMNT keeper out for rest of the season

The U.S. national team's loss has turned out to be the Colorado Rapids' as well. The Rapids announced Monday that goalkeeper Tim Howard will miss the rest of the Major League Soccer playoffs due to an injury he suffered in first half of the United States' 2-1 World Cup loss to Mexico Friday night.


November 14, 2016
THROUGH THE YEARS, DARKLY
U.S. is 0-8-1 in WCQ in Costa Rica

This is not a pretty story -- the U.S. national team's attempts at securing a win in this Costa Rica country. The U.S. has never won there. Its lone bright spot was a 1-1 draw in 1985, which was upstaged by a shocking home defeat several days later. And that result eliminated the Americans from qualifying for the 1986 World Cup.


November 13, 2016
SIDELINED
Howard to miss Costa Rica match with adductor injury

U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard has been diagnosed with an injury to his right adductor suffered during the USA's 2-1 World Cup qualifying loss to Mexico in Columbus, Ohio Friday night.


November 11, 2016
RAFA'S REVENGE
Ex-Red Bull Marquez finally wins one in Columbus

It was a 15-year wait, but Rafa Marquez finally had a few things to cheer about at MAPFRE Stadium Friday night.


November 11, 2016
RAFA'S RAP SHEET
Marquez had plenty of incidents through the years, especially against U.S. players

Former Red Bulls defender Rafa Marquez has a long rap sheet when it comes to U.S. players in international soccer and Major League Soccer over the past decade.


November 11, 2016
THE LAST TWO TIMES
How the U.S. lost World Cup qualifiers at home in 1985 and 2001

BigAppleSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis covered the last three times the U.S. national team lost a World Cup qualifier at home -- in 1985, 2001 and now 2016. Here are his stories -- unrevised -- from 1985 and 2001.


November 11, 2016
UNO A DOS
Mexico snaps Columbus losing streak with a 2-1 win over USA in World Cup hexagonal opener

Dos a cero is history as Mexico made some history of its own in the CONCACAF hexagonal opener Friday night. Former Red Bulls defender Rafa Marquez, who has tormented the United States with some unwarranted physical play in the past, scored the game-winner in the 89th minute to boost El Tri to a 2-1 triumph before a capacity crowd of 24,650 at MAPFRE Stadium.


November 11, 2016
A HEX ON THE MEX -- PART IV
Dos a cero 2013: U.S. qualifies for 7th consecutive World Cup

Regardless what transpires in Brazil next year and beyond, the U.S. National Team knows it will always have Columbus. And Mexico. And dos a cero.


November 11, 2016
SOME BLASTS FROM THE PAST
Klinsmann hopes that bringing in ex-USA players to talk about dos a cero will inspire his team

Jurgen Klinsmann is making sure he won't leave any stone unturned in his team's preparation for the fifth renewal of dos a cero.


November 11, 2016
POLITICAL FUTBOL?
USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier is the 1st confrontation since Trump's election as president

Friday night's dos a cero confrontation between the United States and Mexico offers a new and challenging version of political futbol. In the first meeting between the two archrivals since the USA's presidential election, observers are wondering about the tensions between the team teams and fan reaction at MAPFRE Stadium.


November 9, 2016
A HEX ON THE MEX -- PART III
Dos a cero 2009: U.S. bests Mexico by a familiar score

After the U.S. national team vanquished Mexico yet again, it was left to Sam's Army to put the exclamation point and make a poignant point to the victory.


November 8, 2016
A HEX ON THE MEX -- PART II
Dos a cero 2005: U.S. qualifies for 5th consecutive World Cup

When they're not playing Mexico at Azteca Stadium, the U.S. National Team has discovered it has the Mexicans' number. Actually, it's two numbers -- two and zero as in 2-0.


November 8, 2016
A HEX ON THE MEX -- PART I
Dos a cero 2001: U.S. freezes out Mexico

A half hour into the match with Mexico, the United States was living its worst World Cup nightmare. The Americans already had lost their most dangerous scoring threat, Brian McBride, to a swollen eye, and their playmaker, Claudio Reyna, was hobbling around with a strained groin muscle.


November 8, 2016
SOME FORWARD THINKING
Gordon replaces injured Morris on USMNT for WCQ; Sacha is OK, joins the team for training

U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added LA Galaxy forward Alan Gordon to the training camp roster for Friday's USA-Mexico game, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday.


November 7, 2016
HOWARD'S NO. 1
Klinsmann names Rapids' goalkeeper starter for Mexico game

U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Colorado Rapids goalkeeper as the starter for a World Cup qualifying game against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, Friday.


November 6, 2016
DECISION DAY
U.S. roster for WCQ to be revealed today

The 23-man U.S. national team roster for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Mexico will be revealed live exclusively on FOX Soccer’s Facebook page at 5:10 p.m. ET Sunday.


October 11, 2016
GOING GREEN
Another goal for Julian, but U.S. settles for draw

Julian Green is finally starting to show the promise that made him a controversial selection for the 2014 World Cup. Unfortunately, the United States Men’s National Team squandered the youngster’s goal, settling for a 1-1 draw with New Zealand at RFK Stadium Tuesday night.


October 10, 2016
DID YOU WIN THE LOTTERY?
USA-Mexico WCQ in Columbus is a sellout

For the fifth time the United States-Mexico World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio is a sellout. The game, which falls on Veterans Day, opens CONCACAF hexagonal for the 2018 World Cup.


October 8, 2016
GETTING THE CALL
Hicksville, N.Y.'s Tim Parker joins USMNT for New Zealand

Vancouver Whitecaps defender and Hicksville, N.Y. native Tim Parker has been called up to the U.S. national team for its friendly against New Zealand on Tuesday night at RFK Stadium in Washington Tuesday.


October 8, 2016
MASSIVE CHANGES
7 players in, 9 players out for USA roster for New Zealand game; Parker is called in

After recording a 2-0 win over Cuba Friday, the U.S. national team made massive changes to its roster for Tuesday's international friendly against New Zealand in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night.


October 7, 2016
FRIENDLY VISITORS
USMNT clips Cuba, extends streak

The U.S. took a 2-0 win over Cuba at Estadio Pedro Marrero Friday, the national team’s first visit to the country for a friendly match in 69 years.


October 4, 2016
THE UNKNOWN FANS
Repost from 2008: Just who were those masked men?

Because of severe travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba, American soccer fans were few and far between at Saturday night's World Cup qualifying match.


October 4, 2016
NOT PRETTY, BUT EFFECTIVE
Repost from 2008: U.S. stops Cuba in WCQ, 1-0

The U.S. national team realized this World Cup qualifier was going to be a different one than many of the others they have participated in over the years.


October 2, 2016
OPEN NET
No Guzan, Howard on USMNT roster

The U.S. Men's National Team announced Sunday neither Brad Guzan nor Tim Howard will be in goal for upcoming friendly matches against Cuba and New Zealand. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 23 players to the roster, going with goalkeepers David Bingham, Ethan Horvath and William Yarbrough.


September 19, 2016
HELLO, COLUMBUS
U.S. opens Hex against Mexico at MAPFRE Stadium

The U.S. national team will return to Columbus for the start of the World Cup qualifying Hexagonal, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Monday.


September 7, 2016
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of USMNT's WCQ win over Trinidad

If you missed any of the action of the United States' 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Trinidad & Tobago Wednesday, you can catch the highlights here.


September 6, 2016
HEX IS NEXT
Altidore, Pulisic set records as U.S. shuts out Soca Warriors

Jozy Altidore set a U.S. World Cup qualifying record with his 15th and 16th goals, and Christian Pulisic became the youngest player to start in a qualifier for the team as the U.S. took a 4-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago before a 19,410 crowd at Everbank Stadium Tuesday night.


September 2, 2016
CLINCHING DELAYED
Ruiz's late goal lifts Guatemala to tie with T&T; USA needs at least draw with Soca Warriors to reach hex

Carlos Ruiz has always been a thorn in many a CONCACAF side, including the United States. On Friday night, El Pescadito -- the Little Fish -- made life just a little more difficult for the Americans even when he did not play against them.


September 2, 2016
24 IMPRESSIVE MINUTES
Kljestan (1 goal, 2 assists) shines for USMNT in WCQ

Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan could have not asked for a better comeback to the U.S. national team Friday afternoon.


September 2, 2016
HEATING UP
USMNT strides towards hexagonal with six-goal win

The United States shut out St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 6-0, at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex Friday, closing in on advancement to the hexagonal and moving into position to capture first place in Group C in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.


August 28, 2016
RETURN ENGAGEMENT
With Dempsey sidelined, an in-form Altidore ready to go for USA in World Cup qualifying

As one American striker has been forced to sidelines prior to next month's World Cup qualifiers, another is raring to go to prove himself.


August 26, 2016
NO QUALIFIERS FOR HIM
Irregular heart beat sidelines Dempsey from WCQs, Sounders game

You can scratch Clint Dempsey from participating with the United States national team for its next two World Cup qualifying games.


July 8, 2016
IN TALKS?
Report: Klinsmann believed to be in discussions to become England coach

U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann is believed to be talking with the English Football Association over becoming coach of the England national side, The Guardian reported Friday.


July 8, 2016
U.S.-MEXICO OPENER?
CONCACAF sets up Hexagonal schedule

The schedule of matches for the final round of World Cup qualifying was announced after an official draw at CONCACAF headquarters Friday.


July 1, 2016
HEXAGONAL DRAW
CONCACAF's final 6 in World Cup set for July 8

CONCACAF announced Friday that the draw for the hexagonal -- qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia -- will take place at CONCACAF headquarters on Miami Beach Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. ET. The draw will determine the schedule of matches for the six-team, round-robin qualifying round.


June 30, 2016
HAVANA BOUND
USMNT to play in Cuba Oct. 7

For the first time since 1947, the national teams of the United States and Cuba will play an international friendly.


June 21, 2016
A MESSI WIN AND A MESSY LOSS
Argentina rolls over USA, 4-0, in Copa America semifinals

A magnificent performance by Lionel Messi and his teammates was too much for a mediocre United States side to overcome in the Copa America Centenario semifinals Tuesday night.


June 20, 2016
REJECTED
Copa turns down USA appeal on Jones, Wood

The United States will have to play without midfielder Jermaine Jones and forward Bobby Wood when it takes on Argentina in the Copa America Centenario semifinals Tuesday night.


June 11, 2016
IT'S TIME TO FLIP THE MENTALITY
Klinsmann: being the forever underdog has gotten old, it's time for the USA to turn over a new leaf

Whether the United States plays Brazil, Ecuador or Peru in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is sure of one thing: his side has to step it up.


June 11, 2016
TAKING CENTER (BACK) STAGE
U.S. center back dominates when he has to, including a big time, goal-saving tackle

For the past year or so, John Brooks probably made more than his share of mistakes and inconsistent performances for the U.S. national team.


June 11, 2016
JUST ENOUGH
Man-down USA squeaks past Paraguay, 1-0

The U.S. national team did not get the performance it wanted, but still managed to get the result the side needed, narrowly defeating Paraguay, 1-0, at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday night.


June 10, 2016
CENTENARIO SCENARIOS
Win and the Americans are in; tie and they likely fly to quarters, lose and they're going home

The United States' Copa America Centenario fate is as cut and dried as it can get as the Americans prepare for their Group A finale against Paraguay Saturday night.


June 10, 2016
TEEN PHENOM
17-year-old Christian Pulisic ready to continue to put his best foot forward for USA in Copa America

Christian Pulisic is another in a long line of young Americans who are expected to help the U.S national team move into another orbit internationally. Whether the 17-year-old will get more opportunities in Copa America Centenario, it remains to be seen.


May 30, 2016
INJURY CHANGE
Colombia replaces defender prior to USA Copa match

The Colombian national team Monday replaced injured defender Oscar Murillo with defender Yerry Mina on its roster ahead of the side's Copa America Centenario match against the United States Friday.


May 28, 2016
MORALE BOOST
Zardes scores two, Pulisic adds one; U.S. throttles Bolivia, 4-0

Gyasi Zardes scored a goal in each half and paced the United States to 4-0 victory over Bolivia on Saturday, completing the Americans' preparation for the Copa America Centenario.


May 27, 2016
INJURY CHANGE
Castillo replaces Chandler on USMNT for Copa

U.S. men's national coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Monterrey defender Edgar Castillo to the roster for the Copa America Centenario. it was announced Friday morning.


May 25, 2016
YOUTH MOVEMENT
Youngsters make difference as U.S. edges Ecuador

The U.S. left it to the youngsters to make the difference in a 1-0 victory over Ecuador at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night.


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

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 Centenario 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.


May 21, 2016
AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME
Long-time NY/NJ resident Jack Stefanowski will coach Puerto Rico vs. USA Sunday

Returning home after he and his family survived last year's devastating earthquake in Nepal, Jack Stefanowski sought out his latest challenge as assistant coach of Puerto Rico FC. Never did he dream he would be in the position he is in today.


May 19, 2016
USA ROSTER REVEAL
At halftime of Red Bulls-NYC FC game

The United States' 23-man roster for Copa America Centenario will be revealed by Fox Sports during halftime of the New York City FC-Red Bulls game Saturday afternoon.



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

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 Copa roster

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

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, in World Cup qualifier

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

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

No one has to remind United States national coach Jurgen Klinsmann how vital Tuesday night's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Guatemala is. The USA faces a must-win situation in the CONCACAF Group C match at Mapfre Stadium.


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

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


March 25, 2016
THE WRONG END OF DOS A CERO
Stumbling USA loses to Guatemala for the first time WCQ, 2-0

The United States took a major World Cup qualifying hit Friday night, losing to Guatemala for the first time in the competition. Buoyed by goals in the opening 15 minutes, the Guatemalans handed the Americans a stunning 2-0 Group C defeat at Estadio Mateo Flores.


March 25, 2016
READY FOR FRIEND AND FOE
Dempsey prepared for tough Guatemala team, venue, meeting up with Pappa again

When the United States takes the Estadio Mateo Flores field for its World Cup qualifier against host Guatemala Friday night, striker Clint Dempsey expects to face both friend and foe.


March 20, 2016
ON TO GUATEMALA
Klinsmann calls in 26 players

U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 26 players to prepare for World Cup qualifying matches against Guatemala.


March 19, 2016
CALLED UP
Shelton, Miazga, Parker on Olympic qualifying squad

New York City FC forward Khiry Shelton, former Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Tim Parker of Hicksville, N.Y. Saturday were selected to represent the U.S. Under-23 men's national team in two Olympic qualifying playoff matches.


March 14, 2016
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
SOCCER AVALANCHE
Klinsmann: U.S. group in Copa America Centenario 'doable'

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.


February 9, 2016
MEET THE NEW BOSS
Ex-Red Bull van den Bergh named U.S. U-15 boys coach

Former Red Bulls midfielder Dave van den Bergh has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-15 Boys tational team.


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.


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

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

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 28, 2016
MICHAEL FOR MATT
Orozco replaces Miazga on USMNT roster for Iceland

With Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga having left U.S. national team camp to take a physical to join Chelsea, veteran defender Michael Orozco was added to the USA roster for its international friendly against Iceland Sunday.


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. 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 roster for training camp in Carson, Calif.


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

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
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Tim Parker called into USMNT for the 1st time

Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Tim Parker of Hicksville, N.Y. earned his first call-up to the United States Wednesday national team for an upcoming training camp that includes friendlies versus Iceland and Canada.


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

U.S. captain Michael Bradley has been voted the U.S. Soccer male player of the year.


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

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

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

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

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 19, 2015
MORE MILESTONES LIE AHEAD
Paul Caligiuri: there are many more historic goals that are over the horizon for U.S. soccer

Paul Caligiuri certainly is comfortable with his place in American soccer history, though he says he is not through with his contributions to the beautiful game.


November 19, 2015
LOOKING BACK
No revisionist history here: a game story from Nov. 19, 1989 when USA qualified for 1st WC in 40 years

Finally, the long wait has ended. Some 40 years of World Cup frustration and soccer futility were put to rest Sunday as the United States reached international soccer's promised land -- the World Cup.


November 19, 2015
TONY'S REWARD
Tony Meola looks back at the day he and a bunch of 20-somethings changed USA soccer history

On the night prior to the most important game of his young national team career on Nov. 18, 1989, young Tony Meola couldn't sleep. It wasn't his nerves, but the party going on near the Trinidad Hilton in Port of Spain, where the team was staying.


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

Four days after filling the net in one World Cup qualifier, the United States went to the other extreme Tuesday night. The Americans failed to score against Trinidad & Tobago and had to settle for a scoreless draw with their Caribbean rivals in a CONCACAF Group C match at Hasely Crawford Stadium Tuesday night.


November 17, 2015
ELIMINATION OF THE DRAFT?
Report: MLS discussing possibly ending expansion draft

Will there be an expansion draft when Atlanta United FC joins Major League Soccer for the 2017 season. There may or may not be one.


November 13, 2015
RARE INTERNATIONAL HAT-TRICK
Over 153 days, Red Bulls’ Matt Miazga plays for U-20’s, U-23’s and USMNT (capped on Friday)

Has an American soccer player climbed the international ladder any quicker than Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga? Over a period of 153 days, the Clifton, N.J. resident has played for the United States' Under-20, U-23 and full national teams.


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

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 12, 2015
'HUNGRY AS EVER'
Howard talks about why he left, returned to USMNT for World Cup qualifying

Sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder. Just ask U.S. international goalkeeper Tim Howard. He stepped away from the U.S. national team for 15 months after a sterling performance at the 2014 World Cup. And he was reminded how much he really missed the game.


November 9, 2015
CALLED IN
NYC FC's Shelton to play for U.S. U-23's

New York City FC forward Khiry Shelton Monday was one of 19 players called in to the U.S. Under-23 men's national team by head coach Andi Herzog.


November 6, 2015
THE TEAM
Klinsmann names 23-man roster for WCQ

U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named the 23-player roster for the Americans' first match of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.


October 19, 2015
HOME AND HOME
USA to play Colombia twice next March for Olympic berth

CONCACAF Monday confirmed that the playoff between the United States and Colombia for the final berth in the 2016 Rio men’s Olympic soccer tournament will be decided in a home-and-away format.


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

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, musuem in Dallas

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.


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

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

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

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 13, 2015
TRYING TO AVOID A NASTY STREAK
USA enters Costa Rica game with 3-game winless home streak vs. CONCACAF teams

The U.S. men's national team will try to avoid tying a dubious team record when it hosts Costa Rica in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night. The Americans enter the match on a three-game winless streak against CONCACAF opponents at home. The team record is four games.


October 13, 2015
LOOKING AHEAD
USA to host Costa Rica at RBA tonight to prep for WCQ

With the disappointment of failing in the CONCACAF Cup against Mexico in the past, the U.S. national team will look ahead toward World Cup qualifying.


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

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 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 USA.


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

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

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.


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