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About Peter Nolan

Peter Nolan is a staff writer for the GotSoccer Magazine, covering MLS and other US leagues, He's GotSoccer's chief National Team Correspondent.

Arena Pares 40 Down to 23 for Gold Cup
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With the U.S. MNT facing a busy and crucial period coach Bruce Arena revealed his strategy Sunday with the release of what is very much a “B” team for this summer’s “B” event, the Gold Cup, starting with the first … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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It’s MLS Rivalry Week and with that in mind let’s have a look at our latest MLS Big – 5. NYCFC Present and Future Collide. David Villa reached and surpassed the half-century mark when he bagged both goals in New … Continue reading

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U.S. Soccer Giant Tony DiCicco Passes Away
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Tony DiCicco, the only coach to lead the U.S. WNT to both an Olympic Gold Medal and a World Cup title has died at 68 sparking an outpouring of affection from former players as well as an array of people … Continue reading

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NWSL Roundup
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It was a big week in NWSL play with some star turns around the league, so let’s start with a showdown in Houston where five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta faced off against two time, and current POY … Continue reading

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Red Bulls Tyler Adams in the Shop Window After U20 World Cup
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It was just two years ago that 19-year-old New York Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga set tongues wagging with a performance at the U20 World Cup that would play a part in ushering the towering teen out of Harrison, … Continue reading

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U.S. WNT Edge Past Norway
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The U.S. WNT wrapped up a quick European tour with a second consecutive 1-0 draw on Sunday, this one against Norway after defeating Sweden by the same scoreline on Thursday. Christen Press provided the game winner in the 60th minute, … Continue reading

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U.S. Picks Up Huge Point in Draw in Mexico
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An adventurous lineup, a competitive spirit and a sixth-minute wonder goal by Michael Bradley sparked a confident performance by the U.S. MNT in a 1-1 draw Sunday night in Mexico City at the once mighty fortress Azteca. The U.S. had … Continue reading

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U.S. WNT Top Sweden on Lavelle Goal
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With all eyes on Christian Pulisic and the U.S. MNT, the American women flew a bit under the radar with their 1-0 road victory over Sweden earlier on Thursday. Rose Lavelle continued her rise up the depth chart scoring the … Continue reading

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What Will Bruce do Against El Tri?
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What will Bruce do? That has been the burning question for followers of the U.S. MNT since it became clear that Trinidad and Tobago did not have a late comeback in them Thursday night and the U.S would be heading … Continue reading

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Pulisic’s Brace Lifts MNT to Victory over Trinidad & Tobago
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A pair of second half Christian Pulisic goals roused the U.S. MNT from its lethargy and sparked the Americans to a 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago Thursday night in Commerce City, Colorado. Playing in front of an enthusiastic sellout … Continue reading

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U.S. MNT Face Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup Qualifier
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When the United States steps on the field Thursday night in Commerce City, Colorado to face Trinidad and Tobago the time for practice and preliminaries will be over as the serious business of World Cup Qualification once again takes center … Continue reading

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Surprises Dot Arena’s 40 Man Provisional Gold Cup Roster
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That the U.S. MNT has a busy and important summer ahead was a known, just how busy was highlighted with Saturday’s announcement of the 40 man provisional roster for July’s Gold Cup, revealed at halftime of the U.S. vs. Venezuela … Continue reading

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U.S. Bounced Out of U20 World Cup in Extra Time
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Deserve is a funny word, even in sports where the scoreboard should eliminate all doubt. Take Sunday morning’s U20 World Cup Quarter Final showdown between Venezuela and the United States. Venezuela won 2-1 in extra time and by any reasonable … Continue reading

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U.S. Draw With Venezuela in World Cup Qualifier Warmup
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Ahead of two hugely important World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico Bruce Arena brought his U.S. MNT to Salt Lake City and came away with a 1-1 draw versus Venezuela. Here are three takeaways from what was … Continue reading

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