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Archives: US National Team

Former USMNT Captain Carlos Bocanegra Announces Retirement Following 2014 Season

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
Carlos Bocanegra

Former United State’s Men’s National Team Captain and current Chivas defender, Carlos Bocanegra, announced his retirement from soccer following the end of the current 2014 MLS season. Bocanegra has been playing professional soccer for 14 years and earned 110 appearances … Continue reading

Brad Guzan vs. Nick Rimando; The Battle For Starting Goalkeeper

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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The 1-0 victory against the Czech Republic was the first match played by the USMNT after Tim Howard announced his hiatus from international soccer having gained 104 caps for his country. There’s no doubt that Howard leaves behind giant gloves … Continue reading

USMNT Player Ratings In 1-0 Against The Czech Republic

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The first friendly after a World Cup is usually a particularly mind-numbing affair, but there were certainly positives for the United States to take out of another win on European soil at the Czech Republic, and one big sound-bite from … Continue reading

USMNT v. Czech Republic Friendly Line-Up Prediction

Posted on by Chris Moore
U.S. Soccer World Cup Viewing Party - USMNT v Portugal

In their first match since the 2014 World Cup, the United States Men’s National Team faces off again the Czech Republic Wednesday night in Prague. Manager Jurgen Klinsmann has named a relatively young and inexperienced side for the friendly, with … Continue reading

USMNT Friendly Against The Czech Republic A Stepping Stone For Russia 2018

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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U.S. Men’s National Team will kick off their campaign to Russia 2018, with a friendly against the Czech Republic tonight. Manager Jürgen Klinsmann has enlisted the help of a 23-man squad in the team’s first post-World Cup game and the … Continue reading

New NWSL Schedule Changes To Accommodate Women’s World Cup

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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The National Women’s Soccer League has made significant changes to its 2015 schedule in order to accommodate the Women’s World Cup next summer The league announced the new schedule will feature 20 games and a two-week break for the group … Continue reading

Julian Green Leaving Bayern Munich For One Year Loan To Hamburger SV

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Julian Green from the United State’s Men’s National Team and Bayern Munich will be leaving Bayern to join Hamburger SV for a one-year loan deal, as confirmed by his father’s twitter as well as Sven Töllner of Sky Sports earlier … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann Announces 22-Man Roster For USMNT Friendly Against Czech Republic

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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United States Men’s National Team head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, announced the 22-man roster which have been called into camp to prepare for the country’s first friendly of the 2018 World Cup cycle. The USMNT is set to travel to Prague … Continue reading

Candidates Who Could Replace Tim Howard During His Leave Of Absence

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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While Tim Howard continues to play for Everton and spend more time with his family, there will be sizeable void in the United States Men National Team’s defense in a very literal sense. Between the two back-up goalkeepers who traveled … Continue reading

Tim Howard Announces Hiatus From US Men’s National Team

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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USA and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has decided to take a hiatus from playing for the US Men’s National Team, and will not be considered for selection until the fall of 2015. The shock decision by Howard, who was arguably … Continue reading

USWNT Names Roster For Midweek Friendly Against Switzerland

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
Jill Ellis

U.S. Women’s National Team head couch Jill Ellis has put together her 19-women roster for the August 20 friendly against Switzerland at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. It is a safe and predictable roster for Ellis, who narrowed … Continue reading

5 Young Americans to Watch Out For Who Are Playing In Europe

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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US soccer players such as Tim Howard, Jozy Altidore, Brad Guzan, Geoff Cameron and Stuart Holden often monopolize most of the headlines when it comes to discussing American stars playing in Europe. But there are many other footballers who are … Continue reading

New Details Emerge About 2015 Gold Cup To Be Held In 10+ US Cities

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Details on the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup are now emerging, as Traffic Sports USA, a soccer event management company, accidentally leaked image with tournament information this past weekend. The company states that next year’s Gold Cup competition will be hosted … Continue reading

Like Sochi, the West’s Smear Campaign Against Russia’s 2018 World Cup Won’t Work

Posted on by Ilija Trojanovic
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In the latest of brewing Cold War sentiments between the US and Russia, controversial Republican Senator John McCain recently reissued a demand to pull the plug on Russia’s right to host the World Cup in 2018. Speaking to ESPN/ABC podcast … Continue reading

Landon Donovan to Retire From MLS At End of 2014 Season

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Landon Donovan will retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season, confirmed a statement by LA Galaxy. According to the statement on the club website, Donovan wrote: “After careful deliberation and many conversations with those closest to me, I … Continue reading

Tony Meola Discusses USMNT, World Cup and MLS All-Star Game

Posted on by Grant Miller
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In April, World Soccer Talk interviewed U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Tony Meola about his career and some of his thoughts on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s chances heading into the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This week we spoke with … Continue reading

USA World Cup Star Graham Zusi Talks to World Soccer Talk

Posted on by Abe Asher
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While in Florida promoting and helping with Gatorade’s Unreal Around the World contest, a program that provides select winners for a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the globe to experience trips in either Italy, England, Spain, Argentina, or Brazil with clubs like … Continue reading

USMNT Assistant Coach Andreas Herzog Extends Contract to 2018

Posted on by Jord Willis
Andreas Herzog

The US Soccer Federation has extended the contract of assistant coach Andreas Herzog until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to a report from Germany. Herzog, an integral part to Jurgen Klinsmann’s team that oversaw the United States’ impressive performance … Continue reading