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October 28, 2014
MAKING THE SHORT LIST
Wambach, Klinsmann 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 22, 2014
LONDON'S CALLING
USA vs. Colombia men at Fulham Nov. 14

The U.S. Men’s National Team will play Colombia in an international friendly at Craven Cottage in London on Friday, Nov. 14.


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 14, 2014
ANOTHER LOST LEAD
USA men lose another late lead, settle for 1-1 home tie with Honduras

Well, U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann knows what he has to work on with his troops: Protecting late leads.


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

Former 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

U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made six changes to the team that tied Ecuador Friday night. Klinsmann added several veterans to the roster who will make their first appearance for the team since the World Cup against Honduras in Boca Raton, Fla. Tuesday at 8 p.m.


October 10, 2014
THE LONG AND SHORT GOODBYE
An emotional Donovan says farewell in his final international match

If this was a Hollywood ending, 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 10, 2014
FAREWELL
Donovan plays in final interational match as Ecuador ties the USA on a late goal

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

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


October 6, 2014
TWICE IN A ROW
Ream called into USMNT again for Ecuador match

Former Red Bulls central defender Tim Ream is not wandering or wondering any more. He has been called into the U.S. national team for Friday's international friendly with Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn. for the second consecutive time.


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

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

With a new World Cup cycle in place, U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann already is thinking about Russia 2018.


August 26, 2014
THE LONG GOODBYE
Donovan will make his final national team appearance in E. Hartford on Oct. 10

U.S. Men's National Team forward Landon Donovan will make his final appearance for the United States when the team plays Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn. on Oct. 10.


August 21, 2014
COUNTRY OVER CLUB
Cahill will skip SKC match to play twice with Socceroos

There was no doubt in the mind of Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill that he would join Australia for their upcoming September friendly slate with scheduled matches against Belgium and Saudi Arabia. Even if meant missing league play, Cahill says the is dead-set on being with the national squad.


August 21, 2014
TAKING A BREAK
Howard to take some time off from international soccer

Tim Howard is hanging up his gloves -- for the time being in international soccer. The current Everton and one-time MetroStars goalkeeper said Thursday that he will take a break from his duties with the U.S. men's national team until next fall.


August 16, 2014
GOODBYE, JON
U.S. Soccer Athletic Council chair McCullough passes away

Jon McCullough, chairman of U.S. Soccer's Athlete Council and a longtime leader and volunteer in the Olympic and Paralympic movements, passed away Saturday after succumbing to cancer.


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.


August 1, 2014
ONE HAPPY CAMPER
Gallego named to U.S. U-23 MNT camp

Defender Bryan Gallego of Kinnelon, N.J. has been selected to the U.S. Under-23 national team camp, a five-day camp at Nassau, Bahamas from Sunday through Aug. 7.


July 17, 2014
DROPPING TWO SPOTS
Despite surviving Group of Death, USA falls from 13th to 15th in FIFA ranking

Everything is relative. Some people might think the United States' performance at the recent World Cup was a success.


July 11, 2014
THIS GOALKEEPER IS SHUT OUT
Tim Howard not on Golden Glove short list

To many American soccer fans, Tim Howard is among the best goalkeeper or the No. 1 keeper in the world. But tell that to the FIFA technical study group. The former Red Bulls goalkeeper was not on the FIFA short list for its Golden Glove award, which is given to the top keeper in the World Cup.


July 10, 2014
GOODBYE, PHIL
Photographer, writer, editor Stephens passes away

Long-time soccer photographer, writer and editor Phil Stephens passed away on Thursday morning.


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

As the World Cup 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

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. Tim Howard was magnificent, making save after save to keep the Americans alive. However, as brilliant as he was, Howard wasn’t perfect.


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

Even before referee Djamel Haimoudi has made a call, the Algerian already was mired in a controversy a good 24 hours prior to kickoff of the United States' Round of 16 game against Belgium.


June 30, 2014
HE'S AVAILABLE
Altidore can play vs. Belgium, but Klinsmann doesn't know for how long

Jozy is back. Jozy Altidore, who suffered a strained left hamstring two weeks ago, will be available to play for the United States against Belgium in a Round of 16 World cup game Tuesday, coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Monday.


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

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, 2914
WILL THE BELGIANS WAFFLE?
USA gearing up for undefeated Belgium, which has an injured backline

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


June 28, 2014
IN JURGEN THEY TRUST
Klinsmann's enthusiam vital to Americans' success

Omar Gonzalez admits he has never played for a coach quite like Jurgen Klinsmann. The positive outlook and enthusiasm the U.S. national coach exudes is second to none.


June 27, 2014
RAISING THE BAR
Klinsmann tells his team to think big, not to book their flights home until July 13, day of the WC final

The man who pushed the bar so low for the United States suddenly raised it to much greater heights Friday. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who said several weeks ago that the USA could not win the World Cup, threw out a challenge to his team -- to think big, to think even the championship game.


June 27, 2014
INJURY UPDATE
Jones did suffer a broken nose, Altidore runs, but uncertain for Belgium

A few injury updates about midfielder Jermaine Jones and striker Jozy Altidore for the U.S. national team as it sets its sights for Belgium in the Round of 16 Tuesday.


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

It took about a minute for the result to become official and only a second for it to settle in. After the United States dropped a 1-0 Group G decision to Germany Thursday, the Americans discovered they had booked a spot in the Round of 16 at the World Cup.


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

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

No World Cup game can be considered a friendly, not even when two old friends meet up. So when U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann coaches against his former assistant, Joachim Low, who guides the German national team, it will be all business at Arena Pernambuco in the Group G finale for both teams Thursday.


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

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 fourth World Cup appearance, looking back and looking forward, through U.S. Soccer

For the first time during the World Cup, U.S. defender DaMarcus Beasley communicated with the U.S. media on Tuesday. Well, sort of.


June 24, 2014
NO COLLUSION HERE
Klinsmann: We are going to try to win, not play for a tie

It's no secret that U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his German counterpart Joachim Low are good friends. After all, Low was Klinsmann's assistant when he guided his native Germany to third place at the 2006 World Cup.


June 24, 2014
GETTING CLOSER
Altidore could be back for knockout round

If the United States reaches the knockout round of the World Cup, then former Red Bulls striker Jozy Altidore could be in a position to help the team.


June 23, 2014
DEFENDING HIS STAR
Klinsmann backs Bradley after difficult night

After his star midfielder endured two difficult moments that helped define the 2-2 draw with Portugal Sunday night, United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann defended Michael Bradley.


June 22, 2014
SO CLOSE
Seconds away from securing a spot, U.S. settles for 2-2 draw

So close, yet so far. Only 39 seconds away from securing a spot in the knockout round of the World Cup, the United States allowed a last-gasp goal by Varela to lift Portugal into a frustrating 2-2 Group G draw on Sunday night.


June 22, 2014
SECONDS COUNT
U.S. settles for 2-2 tie after late Portugal goal

MANAUS, Brazil – Only seconds away from securing a spot in the knockout round of the World Cup, the United States allowed a last-gasp goal by Varela to lift Portugal into an frustrating 2-2 Group G draw on Sunday night.


June 21, 2014
NOT INTIMIDATED
U.S. hopes to stop Cristiano Ronaldo

He is considered by many to be best soccer player in the world and he just might be the first one to tell you that, his ego is so enormous.


June 20, 2014
LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR
Bradley: 'I'm certainly honest enough and hard enough on myself to know it wasn't my sharpest night'

After a personal rocky and sub-par performance in the United States' 2-1 opening Group G win over Ghana last week, midfielder Michael Bradley admitted he wasn't at his best.


June 19, 2014
HAMSTRUNG
Altidore won't play vs. Portgual

Jozy Altidore is out of Sunday's game with Portugal. The U.S. striker won't play in the World Cup Group G match due to a strained left hamstring, according to a U.S. Soccer spokesman.


June 18, 2014
TWO REMAIN FROM THE UPSET
Bahr, Borghi only remaining survivors from 1950 US World Cup team

After John "Clarkie" Souza passed away in 2012, there are two surviving members of the U.S. 1950 World Cup team that shocked England, 1-0 — Walter Bahr and Frank Borghi.


June 18, 2014
BELO HORIZONTE REUNION
When Bahr, Keough returned to the great USA upset over England in 1950

At first, the stadium was barely recognizable to Harry Keough. A roof over the stands had been added. So were lights and a press box. The grass was greener.


June 18, 2014
HIGHER GOALS
Confident USA sets its sights on beating ailing Portugal

Whether it was the huge confidence boost of defeating Ghana in its opener or knowing they will be battling a struggling and ailing team, the United States just might be smelling blood in the water for its World Cup confrontation with Portugal on Sunday.


June 18, 2014
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
USA gets a rare day off from the World Cup

The U.S. national team received a much deserved day off from training at the World Cup Wednesday.


June 17, 2014
TWO OUT OF THREE NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Besler, Dempsey should play vs. Portugal, Klinsmann hopeful Altidore will return in WC

For the U.S. National Team, two out of three might be good, but it won't be good enough as it starts to prepare for Portugal in its second World Cup game on Sunday.


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