Monthly Archives: July 2017

Super-sub Dempsey Ties Donovan – Leads U.S. to Gold Cup FInal
Super-sub Dempsey Ties Donovan – Leads U.S. to Gold Cup FInal avatar

Supersub Clint Dempsey led the U.S. to a comprehensive 2-0 win over Costa Rica Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, propelling the Americans to the Gold Cup Final with its best performance of the tournament. After struggling to find form in … Continue reading

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U.S. Tops El Salvador in Sloppy Gold Cup Quarterfinal
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There was biting, nipple twisting, fakery and more as the U.S. MNT survived a CONCACAF special Wednesday night to defeat El Salvador 2-0 in Philadelphia, booking a semifinal berth versus Costa Rica on Saturday in the process. Goals from defenders … Continue reading

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U.S. “A” Team on to Gold Cup Quarters as Arena Adds Six
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Bruce Arena’s “What me worry?” reaction to his “B” team’s group stage efforts against Panama (1-1) and minnows Martinique (3-2 win), and Nicaragua (3-0 win) was betrayed when Arena added six national team stalwarts to his callow side ahead of … Continue reading

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Miazga Strikes Late as U.S Top Nicaragua to Claim Group
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It wasn’t pretty and it certainly wasn’t impressive but in the end, almost the very end, the U.S. MNT got the 3-0 victory that it had to have over Guatemala to move on to the Gold Cup Quarterfinals as the … Continue reading

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Will Arena Shuffle the Deck Versus Nicaragua?
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The U.S MNT play Nicaragua Saturday night in Cleveland with a place in the knockout stages of the 2017 Gold Cup firmly in their own control. Failure to advance would be something of a catastrophe for Bruce Arena and his … Continue reading

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Morris Brace Saves U.S. Embarrassment in Gold Cup
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The ghosts of Gold Cup’s past raised their ugly heads Wednesday night in Tampa when Bruce Arena and his band of not so merry men came much too close to joining Jurgen Klinsmann’s 2015 side and Bob Bradley’s 2011 crew … Continue reading

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U.S. Tie Panama in Sluggish Gold Cup Opener
U.S. Tie Panama in Sluggish Gold Cup Opener avatar

Sluggish, sloppy but hardly surprising is the verdict as the U.S. and Panama drew 1-1 on hot Nashville afternoon as the Gold Cup got underway. That is the same score that these CONCACAF rivals have played to on four consecutive … Continue reading

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U.S. Learns opponents at U17 World Cup this Fall
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The United States has learned its opponents for the U17 World Cup set to take place in India from October 6-28. It will be far from easy for the U.S. who have been drawn into Group A along with the … Continue reading

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NWSL Roundup
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Week 11 saw plenty of excitement in NWSL, with Alex Morgan’s return, Mega Rapinoe’s goal rampage, and the continued excellence of Sam Kerr, so let’s get to the Roundup. As always, the home team is listed first. North Carolina Courage … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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After the long July 4th weekend, Major League Soccer sent us into the Gold Cup break with a full set of thrillers, so let’s see how everyone fared. 1) The Good FC Dallas and Atlanta United were the only two … Continue reading

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Boys to Men for 16 Year Old NYCFC Signing James Sands
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We rarely get to be there at the beginning, so it was an eager group of reporters who huddled around James Sands this past Thursday night inside the New York City FC locker room for the 16-year-old’s first press “scrum” … Continue reading

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Dwyer and Acosta Lead U.S. Past Ghana
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Saturday was a day of firsts for the U.S. MNT as recently naturalized American Dom Dwyer scored on his debut for his new nation and Kellyn Acosta added his first international goal as the Yanks defeated Ghana 2-1 in East … Continue reading

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