Monthly Archives: June 2016

MLS – Big 5
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The MLS is back from its break, its players are back from Copa America Centenario, and a couple from Euro 2016, I’m back from chasing those Copa players from coast to coast and back again, so here is the latest … Continue reading

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Chile Top Argentina as Messi Calls it Quits
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East Rutherford, N.J.- Chile retained the Copa America title that it won last year with a second consecutive penalty kick shootout victory over Argentina in front of over 82,000 fans Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, a victory that would be … Continue reading

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U.S. Fall to Colombia and Settle for 4th
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In a scrappy affair, Colombia defeated the U.S. 1-0 to claim third place in the Copa America Centenario tonight in Glendale, Arizona, relegating the tournament hosts to fourth place. With the Americans seemingly intent on fulfilling Jurgen Klinsmann’s directive to … Continue reading

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Ellis Names Roster for South Africa Friendly as Olympics Near
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The talk in American soccer circles this month has been all about the U.S. Men’s National Team and its run to the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario where Jurgen Klinsmann’s side went down rather meekly to a tremendously talented … Continue reading

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Holders Beat Colombia to Set Up Final Against Argentina
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In one of the oddest tournament knockout matches in memory Chile outlasted Colombia and a two-hour-plus weather delay to win 2-0 Wednesday night in Chicago to set up a dream Copa America Centenario Final versus Argentina Sunday evening at MetLife … Continue reading

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USA Outclassed by Argentina
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Houston, TX. – It didn’t take long to realise that Tuesday night was not going to be one of those nights that would see the U.S. MNT produce a historic upset along the lines of the 2009 Confederations Cup win … Continue reading

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The Americanization of Jurgen Klinsmann
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Houston, TX – “ I Believe That We Will Win.” It was the chant that captivated the soccer world as the red, white, and blue-clad U.S.A. supporters followed their team all over Brazil encouraging the U.S. MNT on to the … Continue reading

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Suspensions Lead to Klinsmann’s Dilemma
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Houston, Tx. – The U.S. MNT stand one step away from qualifying for the Copa America Centenario Championship game next Sunday at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but what a step it is. An Argentina team that has … Continue reading

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U.S. MNT Excited to Face Argentina
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Houston, Tx. – Nobody was calling Argentina just another team, nor was anybody connected with the U.S. MNT coming off as anything approaching cocky, but coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his players sounded quite happy to take on Argentina tomorrow night … Continue reading

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U.S. Advance to Copa America Semifinals
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Seattle, Wa. – As promised by coach Jurgen Klinsmann the U.S. MNT is heading to the Copa America Centenario semifinal next Tuesday in Houston after hanging on to defeat Ecuador 2-1 in front of a loud pro- U.S.A. crowd Thursday … Continue reading

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Bradley Believes Crowd “Could be the Difference”
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Seattle, Wa. – “We tell them (the U.S. players) be courageous, go at them, it’s a 90-minute battle.” That was Jurgen Klinsmann talking about the U.S. MNT as it takes on the challenge of Ecuador tomorrow night at Seattle’s CenturyLink … Continue reading

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Big Guns Fall but Here Come the Copa America Quarterfinals
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Seattle, Wa. – When Argentina defeated Bolivia last night in a canter it set the stage for the Quarterfinals of the Copa America Centenario but before we get to that, let’s spend a moment on two teams that surprisingly failed … Continue reading

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Argentina Too Strong For Bolivia
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Seattle, Wa. – By the time Lionel Messi checked into Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over Bolivia the match was over as a contest, his deputies had seen to that with three goals in the first half to demoralize and ultimately … Continue reading

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3 Things We Learned From The U.S. Group
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Costa Rica’s surprise 3-2 victory over Colombia left the United States as Group A winners and set U.S. and Colombia quarterfinals schedules, if not opponents. Which brings us to 3 Things we learnt from last night’s U.S. 1-0 win over … Continue reading

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