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A DEVASTATING ELIMINATION
Three-time defending champion U.S. women lose to Sweden in penalties, ousted from Olympic quarterfinals

Alex Morgan scored a goal in regulation, but had her penalty kick saved in the shootout. For the first time in six Olympic appearances, the three-time defending Olympic champion United States women have failed to reach the semifinals. The Americans were eliminated by Sweden on penalty kicks, 4-3, in the Olympic women's soccer quarterfinals at Mane Garrincha Stadium Friday afternoon.

U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM LATEST NEWS

IN TALKS?
Report: Klinsmann believed to be in discussions to become England coach

Jurgen Klinsmann reportedly is in discussions to coach the English national team. 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.

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.

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.

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.

U.S. Men's National Team Story Archive

U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM LATEST NEWS

WITH A HEAVY HEART
Akers feels USA women were lacking something in their hearts, laments the loss of Wambach

Michelle Akers during her heyday with the U.S. national team. The legendary Michelle Akers wasn't too shy about making her opinions known after the United States was eliminated for the Olympics and the Women's World Cup for the first time Friday.

SORE LOSER
Solo calls Sweden 'a bunch of cowards' after USA elimination

Hope Solo: "I’m very proud of this team. But I also think we played a bunch of cowards." Well, Hope Solo was at it again Friday afternoon. No, she wasn't making any saves to save the U.S. women's bacon in their Olympic quarter final elimination to Sweden in Brasilia, Brazil. It was her reaction to the defeat after the Swedes handed the Americans their earliest elimination from a tournament -- Women's World Cup or Olympics.

A DEVASTATING ELIMINATION
Three-time defending champion U.S. women lose to Sweden in penalties, ousted from Olympic quarterfinals

Alex Morgan scored a goal in regulation, but had her penalty kick saved in the shootout. For the first time in six Olympic appearances, the three-time defending Olympic champion United States women have failed to reach the semifinals. The Americans were eliminated by Sweden on penalty kicks, 4-3, in the Olympic women's soccer quarterfinals at Mane Garrincha Stadium Friday afternoon.

THAT FACE IS FAMILIAR
In the quarterfinals, USA women will take on their former coach who led them to last 2 gold medals

Carli Lloyd: “This is it. There’s no saving yourself for anything. We’ve got to win and we’re going to raise the level. I got faith in this team. We can do it.” Pia Sundhage has found herself in a giant role reversal. Sundhage, who directed the United States to the last two gold medals in the Olympic women's soccer tournament, will use everything at her disposal to try and block the Americans' attempt to reach the Rio Summer Games final and vie for its fourth consecutive championship.

U.S. Women's National Team Story Archive

U.S. YOUTH NATIONAL TEAMS LATEST NEWS

HOLDING ON JUST BARELY
USA get out of Colombia with 1-1 tie in Olympic qualifier

The United States held off a relentless Colombia attack and recorded a 1-1 draw in the first leg of an Olympic qualifying playoff at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez Friday night.

WEARING THE CROWN
U.S. U17 Women win CONCACAF title

Forward Civana Kuhlmann scored a dramatic game-winner in the 86th minute as the U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team won the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship with a 2-1 victory against Mexico.

OLYMPIC QUALIFYING DECIDER
USA to host Colombia in Frisco March 29

The U.S. Under-23 men’s national team will host Colombia on Tuesday, March 29, at Toyota Stadium for the second leg of its two-game home-and-away playoff for a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday.

GOING TO GRENADA
Sanchez leads U-17 qualifying roster

U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team coach B.J. Snow Thursday named a 20-player roster for the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship in St. George's, Grenada, from March 3-13. The top three finishers will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan Sept. 30-October 21. Southern California Blues SC's Ashley Sanchez leads the way, having scored 11 goals in six matches for the team, plus converting the deciding goal as the U.S. won the U-20 qualifying title last month.

U.S. Youth National Teams Story Archive
US National Team Schecule
Men's National Team
06/03 Colombia - 9:30 PM
06/07 Costa Rica - 8:00 PM
06/11 Paraguay - 7:00 PM
Women's National Team
06/08 Australia - 7:30 pm
06/12 Sweden - 8:00 pm
06/16 Nigeria - 8:00 pm
06/22 Colombia - 8:00 pm
06/26 China - 7:30 pm
06/30 Germany - 7:00 pm
07/05 Japan - 7:00 pm
Men's U-23 National Team
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US National Team Info
Colors: Red, White, Blue
President: Sunil Gulati
General Secretary: Dan Flynn
Head Coach (Men):Jurgen Klinsmann
Head Coach (Women): Jill Ellis
Team Web Site: www.ussoccer.com
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