U.S. Soccer Sues Its World Cup Champions

February 4, 2016
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Last night, as originally reported by Andrew Das of The New York Times, the United States Soccer Federation sued the Women’s National Team Players Association – the union that represents the national team players. The root of the issue is the current labor agreement between the two parties and whether or not the union...

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Stuart Holden Retires, Alejandro Bedoya Scores and Mallory Pugh Signs with UCLA

February 3, 2016
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It was another busy day in the world of American soccer, headlined by Stuart Holden’s announcement that he has retired from the game. At one time, Holden appeared to be a future star and standard bearer for Americans abroad. Then, horror tackles by Nigel de Jong (who officially signed with the LA Galaxy today)...

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Olympics and Olympics: Everything You Missed Today in American Soccer

February 2, 2016
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The United States women’s national team is in its final stages of preparation for Olympic qualifying. Today, several players heading to camp shared their travel on social media. ✈️ to Dallas for Olympic qualification prep, tournament starts Feb. 10! #USWNT — Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) February 2, 2016 Off to Texasss ✈️ #USWNT — Lindsey...

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Everything You Missed Today in American Soccer: February 1, 2016

February 1, 2016
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Last night, the United States men’s national team defeated Iceland 3-2 in the first of two January camp friendlies. The winner was scored by D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum in the 90th minute. The game also represented first caps for a host of players, including Ethan Finlay, Kellyn Acosta, Tony Tchani and Jerome Kiesewetter,...

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Everything You Missed Today in American Soccer: January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016
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First, let’s pay respect to SoccerOverThere.com, which announced today that it is going on a – hopefully brief – hiatus. In the age before Twitter became popular and Vines were non-existent, this site was often the only way for American soccer fans to stay connected to Americans playing abroad. Today, the United States men’s...

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Everything You Missed Today in American Soccer: January 30, 2016

January 30, 2016
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News abroad dominated the headlines on Saturday, as 17-year-old Christian Pulisic made his Bundesliga debut, Matt Miazga finalized his deal with Chelsea and John Anthony Brooks signed a new contract with Hertha Berlin. Congrats to 17 year-old @cpulisic_10 who made his Bundesliga debut for @BVB today. #USMNT #BabyNats https://t.co/LdMaJbptKL — The American Outlaws (@AmericanOutlaws)...

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Everything You Missed in the Last 24 Hours of American Soccer: January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016
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Former United States international and new Philadelphia Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart criticized MLS’ policy of mandatory “off” days, causing a minor stir. Earnie Stewart on off days (spoiler: he's not a fan) pic.twitter.com/JrSiLhN32l — Matthew De George (@sportsdoctormd) January 28, 2016 Stewart’s comments sounded an awful lot like those made by U.S. head...

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Everything You Missed in the Last 24 Hours of American Soccer: January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016
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Once-projected phenom turned cautionary tale Freddy Adu opened up to Ives Galarcep about his recent career moves and failures. Adu said, “I’ve looked back on these past few years and I’ve wasted a lot of time, wasted years of my career, just not dedicating the time I should have to the sport.” He also...

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Soccer Stars Unite to Fight Against 2015 Women’s World Cup on Turf

September 29, 2014
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Soccer Stars Unite to Fight Against 2015 Women’s World Cup on Turf

For those who are following the fight to get the 2015 Women’s World Cup moved from turf to grass and don’t feel like reading the whole 15-page legal brief, here are the salient details… September 23, 2014 Victor Montagliani and Peter Montopoli Canadian Soccer Association 237 Metcalfe Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1R2 c/o Kelly...

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Massive Player Pool Awaiting Jurgen Klinsmann and 2018 USMNT World Cup Roster

July 5, 2014
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Now that the 2014 World Cup is over for the United States men’s national team, the focus for the USMNT and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will turn to the 2015 Gold Cup, the 2016 Copa America and, eventually, the 2018 World Cup. In no particular order, and probably with a glaring omission or two,...

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Landon Donovan Called up by Mexican National Team

June 1, 2014
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The following is satire and was written by Brian Halloran. In shocking news, after the broken leg suffered by Mexican midfielder Luis Montes in yesterday’s friendly against Ecuador, the Mexican national football team has called up former United States’ standout Landon Donovan. The Mexican government simultaneously announced that they have granted Donovan political asylum...

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Analyzing USMNT’s Chances of Advancing from “Group of Death” at World Cup 2014

December 7, 2013
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Analyzing USMNT’s Chances of Advancing from “Group of Death” at World Cup 2014

The following piece was written by Andrew Marcinko. You can follow him on Twitter @FootyAmerica or visit his blog at www.footyamerica.com It was a wild day on Friday for American soccer, as the Yanks were seemingly the biggest story of the World Cup draw. Let’s take a look at what we’re up against. First...

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USMNT: Every Minute of Playing Time in the Jurgen Klinsmann Era (updated 11.28.13)

November 28, 2013
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Here is an updated spreadsheet of every minute of playing time for the USMNT in the Jurgen Klinsmann era, now updated with the November friendlies against Scotland and Austria. Enjoy! Klinsmann Era 11.28.13 A couple of interesting tidbits: - Tim Howard leads all players with 2,726 minutes. - Clint Dempsey is first of all...

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Is Steve Cherundolo the Answer for the USMNT at Right-Back?

November 7, 2013
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The following piece was written by Bryan Lincks. You can follow him on Twitter @Bryan_Speaks For fans brand new to the United States men’s national team, Steve Cherundolo might seem like something out of folk lore, like the Yeti, Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. For more experienced fans, Cherundolo, who has been captaining...

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Every Minute of Playing Time in the Jurgen Klinsmann Era (updated 10.17.13)

October 17, 2013
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A few months back, I started a spreadsheet to record every minute of playing time in the Jurgen Klinsmann era. Here is the latest update with additions from the Gold Cup, the Bosnia friendly and the September and October World Cup qualifiers. Enjoy! Klinsmann Era 10.17.13 Some interesting tidbits Tim Howard leads all USMNT...

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