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United States
Women's National Team
CONCACAF Women's
World Cup Qualifying
Group 1
Wednesday, October 15
at Sporting Park
in Kansas City, Kan.
United States 1
Trinidad and Tobago 0

Friday, October 17
at Toyota Park
in Bridgefield, Ill.
United States 5
Guatemala 0

Monday, October 20
at RFK Stadium
in Washington, D.C.
United States
vs. Haiti, 7:30 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports 1
Thursday, September 18
at Sahlen's Stadium
in Rochester, N.Y.
United States 4
Mexico 0

Saturday, September 13
at Rio Tinto Stadium
in Sandy Utah
United States 8
Mexico 0
United States
Men's National Team
Friday, October 10
at Rentscher Field
in East Hartford, Conn.
United States 1
Ecuador 1
Tuesday, October 14
at FAU Stadium
in Boca Raton, Fla.
United States 1
Honduras 1
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Analysis
Americans again see early advantage evaporate late in draw with Honduras.

(Wednesday, October 15, 2014) -- For the second time in five days, the United States men scored early, but conceded an late equalizing goal, Tuesday drawing 1-1 with Honduras at Florida Atlantic University Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. The U.S. goal was scored by Boca Raton native Jozy Altidore.   Full story



It Seems To Me. . .
Retirements of Donovan, Cherundolo bring end of U.S. soccer era.

(Monday, August 25, 2014) -- This is truly the end of an era for American soccer. With the retirements of Steve Cherundolo and Landon Donovan, the best defender and the best attacker of their generation are leaving the scene. A few moments are spent reflecting on what the two have meant to United States soccer.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Now World Cup is over, soccer haters can hibernate again.

(Thursday, July 24, 2014) -- Why do people who dislike soccer feel compelled to shout their disdain to whomever will listen? Like clockwork, this happens every four years when the World Cup arrives.   Full story

Analysis
When it was all over, Germany was a proper World Cup champion.

(Monday, July 14, 2014) -- Sunday's final matchup between Germany and Argentina was about all one could hope for at the end of a World Cup. It was a contest featuring the two best teams in the competition and, in the end, the best team won as Germany prevailed 1-0 on a nimble volley by late reserve Mario Götze in the 113th minute.   Full story

Analysis
Despite loss to Germany, U.S. advances to World Cup knockout round.

(Thursday, June 26, 2014) -- Despite losing its final FIFA World Cup Group G match 1-0 to Germany, the United States men advanced to the Round of 16 thanks to Portugal defeating Ghana 2-1. Germany won the group, while the U.S. and Portugal tied at 1-1-1. The Americans advanced on better goal differential.   Full story

Analysis
Seconds from victory, U.S. is undone by immature moment.

(Sunday, June 22, 2014) -- The United States men came within seconds of an amazing comeback victory that would have sent them through to the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, but they gave up a last-gasp goal five minutes into stoppage time and had to settle for a 2-2 drew with Portugal. With a victory or a tie in its Group G finale Thursday against Germany, the U.S. will advance to the knockout round. The Americans can even move forward with a loss under some circumstances.   Full story

Analysis
Altidore sheds slump, scores pair to send U.S. to victory over Nigeria.

(Saturday, June 7, 2014) -- United States men's striker Jozy Altidore finally regained the scoring touch that has been mysteriously absent for many months, scoring both goals in a 2-1 defeat of Nigeria in front of a Florida-record soccer crowd of 52,033 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. defeats Turkey in a match where both teams wasted chances.

(Sunday, June 1, 2014) -- In a wide-open match, the United States men received goals from defender Fabian Johnson and striker Clint Dempsey, one in each half, to defeat Turkey 2-1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
With World Cup grabbing attention, MLS, U.S. Soccer announce landmark TV deal.

(Monday, May 12, 2014) -- Somewhat lost today because of the announcement of a United States 30-man training roster, a preliminary before a final 23 is chosen for next month's World Cup in Brazil was the joint announcement by Major League Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation, ESPN, Fox Sports and Spanish-language Univision that is of profound importance to the American soccer public -- a huge TV contract.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Despite strong beginning against Mexico, U.S. men reveal much to be concerned about.

(Thursday, April 3, 2014) -- There was much in the United States men's 2-2 draw with Mexico last night to please coach Jürgen Klinsmann. However, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., there was also an awful lot that should worry him as the Americans' first FIFA World Cup match June 16 against Ghana draws closer.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
MLS should seek to shorten its endless season.

(Monday, March 3, 2014) -- Are you ready for Major League Soccer? Whether you are ready or not, here it comes with a season that starts Saturday and will run to Thanksgiving or later.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Klinsmann's new contract calls for elevation of men's program, not just the national team.

(Thursday, January 16, 2014) -- United States men's coach Jürgen Klinsmann has not demonstrably proved he's worth a paycheck far greater than what Bruce Arena and Bob Bradley. But if he grows the entire men's program at all age levels as well as the national team, he will be worth the money.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
World Cup draw proves difficult to U.S. team and its fans.

(Friday, December 6, 2013) -- The United States men have been drawn into Group G along with Germany, Portugal and Ghana for next summer's World Cup in Brazil. The draw will prove difficult to both the U.S. team and its fans.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
MLS finds competition from the abundance of foreign soccer on American television.

(Friday, November 8, 2013) -- With top-level soccer easy to find all over the American television dial, Major League Soccer has a challenge to keep fans coming to games rather than choosing the cheaper alternative on TV. MLS also must find a way to improve its weak television ratings.   Full story

Analysis
Already in next World Cup, U.S. seals first place in CONCACAF qualifying by squelching Jamaica.

(Friday, October 11, 2013) -- Having already secured a berth in the 2014 World Cup, the United States men used late goals by midfielder Graham Zusi and striker Jozy Altidore to defeat Jamaica 2-0 and clinch first place in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying six-nation final group before a sellout of 18,467 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. It was the third straight time the U.S. finished first in the final round.   Full story

Analysis
Zusi, Johannsson stun Panama with strikes in stoppage time, end foe's World Cup dream.

(Tuesday, October 15, 2013) -- Stoppage time goals by midfielder Graham Zusi and reserve striker Aron Johannsson sent the United States past Panama 3-2 in the final 2013 CONCACAF World Cup Final-Round qualifier. In the span of less than a minute, the U.S. heroics denied Panama the opportunity to gain its first World Cup berth while keeping arch-rival Mexico's hopes alive.   Full story

Analysis
Costa Rica stuns Americans with quick start, takes over qualifying lead.

(Saturday, September 6, 2013) -- Costa Rica got its revenge on the United States men for losing 1-0 in the March "snow bowl" in Colorado City, Colo., Denver 1-0 by using two early goals and one against the run of play in the second half to defeat the visiting Americans 3-1 in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying's final round before approximately 35,000 at Estadio Nacional in San José.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Cherundolo has third knee surgery, but should return soon; Boyd is out.

(Thursday, August 22, 2013) -- The news was not all bad for veteran United States defender Steve Cherundolo, who underwent a second surgery Tuesday to clean up his left knee, his third arthroscopic procedure he's had since originally injuring his knee on the first day of training in July for Hannover 96 of the German Bundesliga. Terrence Boyd has a dislocated shoulder and should miss three weeks for Austria's SK Rapid Wien.   Full story

American Abroad
Dempsey leaves Spurs on reported $9 million transfer to join Seattle Sounders in MLS.

(Monday, August 5, 2013) -- United States striker Clint Dempsey ended six seasons in the English Premier League when he was transferred from Tottenham Hotspur to Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer for a reported $9-million transfer fee.   Full story

Analysis
Supersub Shea strikes again, sends U.S. past Panama to Gold Cup crown.

(Sunday, July 28, 2013) -- Midfielder Brek Shea scored on a tap-in midway through the second half, lifting the United States men to a 1-0 triumph over stubborn, defense-minded Panama for the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship before 57,029 at Chicago's Soldier Field.   Full story

Analysis
Donovan shines, leading U.S. past El Salvador into Gold Cup semifinals.

BALTIMORE (Sunday, July 21, 2013) -- In front of a sea of Salvadoran blue, the United States rode a goal and three assists from midfielder Landon Donovan, the United States men romped to a 5-1 victory over badly outmatched El Salvador before a sellout of over 71,000 at the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals at M&T Bank Stadium.    Full story

Analysis
Corona, Wondolowski complete U.S. comeback to beat Cuba, advance to quarterfinals.

(Saturday, July 13, 2013) -- The United States men got off to a slow start, but responded with a 4-1 victory over Cuba in Group C of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, clinching advancement to the semifinals in front of 17,597 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. In the second half, Joe Corona put the Americans ahead, while the hot striker Chris Wondolowski added two insurance goals.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. nears World Cup qualification after Altidore strike beats Honduras.

(Tuesday, June 19, 2013) -- Thanks to a late goal from striker Jozy Altidore, the United States men solidified their hold on first place in the CONCACAF World Cup Final Qualifying Round with a narrow 1-0 victory over Honduras before 20,205 at sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium last night in Sandy, Utah.   Full story

Analysis
Evans' first international goal saves U.S. in road win over Jamaica.

(Saturday, June 8, 2013) -- In a generally dull CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Final-Round match at Jamaica in Kingston, the United States men came away with the three points in the standings, thanks to a Brad Evans first international goal two minutes into stoppage time. The Americans were lucky to escape with a victory. Three minutes before Evans' strike, the U.S. defense broke down and allowed Jamaica to equalize on Jermaine Beckford's header in the penalty area.   Full story

Analysis
Altidore, Dempsey spark U.S. to rousing victory over Germany.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sunday, June 2, 2013) -- The United States men, playing some of the best soccer it has under coach Jürgen Klinsmann, pulled away to a three-goal, second-half lead over Germany, but conceded a pair of late goals and had to desperately hold on for a 4-3 victory in front of a capacity crowd of 47,359 at RFK Stadium. The match and a weekend of events in Washington marked the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Soccer Federation.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey goal, assist power Spurs to win, stay alive for Champions League entry.

(Wednesday, May 15, 2013) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey provided a goal and an assist for Tottenham Hotspur in its must-win 2-1 come-from-behind victory Sunday over host Stoke City in the English Premier League. Spurs, who were undefeated (4-0-4) in their last eight league outings, still need help in the Premier League's final weekend to accomplish its goal of earning a berth in next season's European Champions League.    Full story

Americans Abroad
For Altidore, the goals keep coming; his pair leads AZ to rout of Heerenveen.

(Thursday, May 2, 2013) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore remained red hot, scoring two goals and adding an assist for visiting AZ Alkmaar, which easily defeated SC Heerenveen 4-0 Friday in the Dutch Eredivisie at Abe Lentra Stadion. Altidore now has 30 goals this season across all competitions.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore scores three more goals, leading AZ Alkmaar to 6-0 rout of Utrecht.

(Monday, April 15, 2013) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore continues to do for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie something he has such difficulty doing for the U.S. men -- scoring goals. On Sunday, he netted three in a 6-0 drubbing of FC Utrecht, which was reduced to nine men by the end.   Full story

U.S. men
Draw feels like a win for overwhelmed U.S. in 0-0 qualifying draw at Mexico.

(Tuesday, March 26, 2013) -- For the second time ever and the first time since 1997, the United States men traveled to Mexican soil and earned a point in World Cup qualifying standings after Mexico dominated the match, but could do no better than a 0-0 draw in CONCACAF's final round at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The Americans spent the night defending and did not manage a shot on frame.   Full story

U.S. men
In driving snow, Dempsey sends Americans past Costa Rica for much needed qualifying win.

(Friday, March 22, 2013) -- United States men's coach Jürgen Klinsmann called tonight's CONCACAF World Cup final-round qualifier against Costa Rica a "must-win" match and his team came through for him with a 1-0 victory in front of 19,327 who braved a blizzard at sold-out Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. U.S. midfielder Clint Dempsey's rebound goal in the 16th minute proved to be the difference.   Full story

U.S. men
Schedule for American's five home World Cup final-round qualifiers is completed.

(Thursday, March 21, 2013) -- The United States Soccer Federation announced today the venues where the U.S. men will play the closing four of their five home matches in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying after tomorrow night's qualifier against Costa Rica at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce, City, Colo.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Boyd has goal, assist in Rapid draw; Everton exits FA Cup without Howard.

(Monday, March 11, 2013) -- The United States men's effort to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil took another blow when it was learned that starting goalkeeper Tim Howard suffered two bone fractures in his back playing for Everton of the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
AZ's Altidore sets U.S. record for overseas goals; Castillo is injured.

(Tuesday, March 5, 2013) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore set a record for goals by an American playing abroad, but his strike was not enough for AZ Alkmaar in a 2-1 setback to RKC Waalwijk in the Dutch Eredivisie. Meanwhile in Mexico, Altidore's U.S. teammate, defender Edgar Castillo suffered from a facial fracture and will miss this month's two U.S. World Cup qualifiers.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore 2 goals, assist for AZ stun Ajax 3-0, tie Dempsey record.

(Monday, March 11, 2013) -- German-American striker Terrence Boyd recorded a tie and assist to save Rapid Wien from suffering a second straight defeat with a 2-2 draw with Mattersburg in the Austrian Bundesliga. With Tim Howard in net, Everton was ingloriously dumped from England's FA Cup.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore remains on fire, scores 21st goal in AZ draw.

(Wednesday, February 20, 2013) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore continues scoring in the Dutch Eredivisie. On Saturday, he notched his 16th goal in league play -- his 21st across all competitions -- for AZ Alkmaar in a 2-2 draw with Roda JC Kerkrade.   Full story

Americans Abroad
In Howard-Guzan net duel, Everton and Aston Villa draw 3-3.

(Thursday, February 7, 2013) -- Because of a scheduling coincidence, United States goalkeepers Tim Howard and Brad Guzan faced each other in the English Premier League before getting on a trans-Atlantic flight to Miami, Fla., to join the U.S. men for training prior to last night's 2-1 World Cup qualifying loss at Honduras. Neither was in top form Saturday. Guzan made seven saves for Aston Villa, while Howard did not stop any shots for host Everton in a 3-3 draw.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Spurs' Dempsey deals Man. United another blow with goal for 1-1 draw.

(January 21, 2013) -- If Manchester United loses the English Premier League championship, Man. U. might have United States midfielder Clint Dempsey to blame. After scoring the winner in a match between the clubs in September, Dempsey found net three minutes into stoppage time Saturday for a 1-1 home draw with the Premier League leader.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Holden returns to Bolton as reserve after long rehabiliation of knee injury.

(Wednesday, January 16, 2013) -- United States midfielder Stuart Holden, sidelined for the better part of two years with a serious injury to his right knee, returned to action for Bolton Wanderers of the second-tier English League Championship as a late substitute in a 2-0 victory over host Sunderland of the Premier League in an FA Cup third-round replay.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Guzan, Aston Villa are shelled in pair of Premier League routs.

(Wednesday, December 26, 2012) -- United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan and his Aston Villa teammates will be trying desperately to forget their last two games, giving up 12 goals while scoring none in the English Premier League. In Guzan's case, he actually played quite well, despite being beaten a dozen times. Without his valiant effort, the final score lines would have been much worse.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Parkhurst moves from Denmark champ Nordsjælland to lowly Augsburg of Bundesliga.

(Wednesday, December 19, 2012) -- United States defender Michael Parkhurst> is moving from the top of the Danish Superliga to the botton of the German Bundesliga, leaving defendinf Danish Superliga champion FC Nordsjælland, a club he's bben with since 2008 to join FC Augsburg.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Boyd scores decisive goal as Rapid Wien edges Wacker Innsbruck 2-1.

(Thursday, December 13, 2012) -- United States striker Terrence Boyd continues to be red-hot for Rapid Wien. He scored the winner when Rapid defeated Wacker Innsbruck 2-1 in the Austrian Bundesliga. Boyd outran a defender and slid to meet a low cross for the decisive tally.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey makes critical contribution to Spurs' advancement in Europa League.

(Friday, December 7, 2012) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey assisted on one goal, then had his smash lead to an own goal, sparking Tottenham Hotspur of England's Premier League to a 3-1 triumph yesterday over Panathinaikos of Greece and into the final 32 of the Europa League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Wooten's two tallies lead Sandhausen past Energie Cottbus 3-1.

(Friday, November 30, 2012) -- German-American striker Andrew Wooten scored two goals eight minutes apart for host FC Sandhausen in a 3-1 victory over FC Energie Cottbus in the Germany's second-tier 2. Bundesliga. Defender Edgar Castillo and midfielder Joe Corona helped Club Tijuana near the Mexican Liga MX's Torneo Apertura crown.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Torn hamstring shuts down Bocanegra for rest of 2012.

(Wednesday, November 21, 2012) -- When United States defender Carlos Bocanegra went down in the 18th minute of a 2-2 draw November 14 with host Russia in Krasnador, it turned out he had suffered a serious injury -- a Grade II hamstring tear that will keep him out for six weeks.   Full story

American Abroad
Onyewu scores in first start for Málaga, which survives in Copa del Rey.

(Wednesday, November 7, 2012) -- United States defender Oguchi Onyewu made his first start for Málaga and scored an early goal, playing 90 minutes in a 4-3 victory over third-division Cacereño last Wednesday in a Spain's Copa del Rey.   Full story

American Abroad
Despite Friedel's best efforts, Spurs defense is no match for Chelsea in 4-2 loss.

(Wednesday, October 24, 2012) -- American Brad Friedel's was surprisingly back in goal and he was sharp at times, but the Tottenham Hotspur defense completely copllapsed in front of him allowing Chelsea to record a 4-2 victory.    Full story

Analysis
With Johnson's two goals, U.S. slips by Antigua, faces crucial qualifying test.

(Saturday, October 13, 2012) -- The visiting United States men took a major step to advancing to the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying with a last minute, less-than-impressive 2-1 victory behind two goals by striker Eddie Johnson, the second in the 90th minute, over tiny Antigua & Barbuda. The U.S. needs a minimum of a draw Tuesday night in its semifinal-round finale against Guatemala to clinch advancment.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
U.S. controls its destiny as final two semifinal qualifiers approach.

(Thursday, October 11, 2012) -- The United States can clinch advancement into the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying with a victory and tie in its closing two semifinal matches -- against Antigua and Barbuda Friday and Guatemala Tuesday.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel sees his record streak end as Lloris replaces him in Spurs net.

(Wednesday, October 10, 2012) -- American goalkeeper Brad Friedel's unprecedented run of 310 consecutive Premier League starts came to an end Sunday after Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas sat him and inserted French national keeper Hugo Lloris into a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore score three, assists another, leading Alkmaar to 4-0 victory over Roda.

(Thursday, September 20, 2012) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore, back in the Netherlands after two unimpressive appearances for the U.S. in World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica, had a simply extraordinary match for AZ Alkmaar, scoring three goals and assisting the other in a 4-0 triumph over Roda JC Kerkrade in the Dutch Eredivisie.   Full story

Analysis
With key players out, U.S. is dominated, loses qualifier to Jamaica on set peices.

(Friday, September 7, 2012) -- Jamaica shook off an early deficit and defeated the United States men 2-1 with a pair of long free-kick goals in a CONCACAF World Cup Group A qualifier. It was the first victory for Jamaica after going 0-10-8 in previous meetings with the U.S., which was hampered by the absence of midfielders Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel's EPL record streak might be at risk with Spurs' acquisition of Lloris.

(Tuesday, September 4, 2012) -- American goalkeeper Brad Friedel's incredible streak of consecutive starts in the English Premier League might be coming to an end, but then again, it might not be. Friedel, 41, has started 307 consecutive league matches in goal, a string that goes back to the end of the 2003-04 season. Now, however, Spurs obtained France starter Hugo Lloris.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley's strong start at Roma is hampered by thigh injury.

(Wednesday, August 29, 2012) -- During the preseason, United States midfielder Michael Bradley's readiness for the his new club, Roma of Italy, was questioned. After a strong 90-minute effort in the opener, Bradley injured his right thigh and will be out at least three weeks.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Unexpectedly, Edu winds up at Stoke City, where he joins Cameron in EPL.

(Sunday,August 26, 2012) -- In something of a surprise, United States midfielder Maurice Edu is moving to the English Premier League where he will join fellow American defender Geoff Cameron at Stoke City.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey is in limbo with Fulham, eyeing move to Liverpool.

(Wednesday, August 22, 2012) -- Things are not ending well for United States midfielder Clint Dempsey at Fulham, if in fact they are ending. Dempsey, who was leading scorer last season for the English Premier League club, is in the final year of his current contract and turned down a new four-year contract with a substantial raise in hopes of moving to Liverpool or anotherteam that likely would play in the European Champions League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore records pair of goals, Alkmaar ties Ajax 2-2.

(Monday, August 13, 2012) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore scored a pair of sensational goals to help AZ Alkmaar to a 2-2 draw with host Ajax Amsterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie.   Full story

Analysis
Trailing three times on Sinclair goals, U.S. shocks Canada 4-3 with Morgan's late OT header.

(Monday, August 6, 2012) -- In a stunning end to an epic battle, striker Alex Morgan headed home the decisive tally just under the crossbar in the third minute of overtime stoppage time, giving the United States its first lead and a 4-3 triumph over Canada in the Summer Olympics semifinals. Japan awaits in the final.   Full story

Analysis
Despite wasting chances, U.S. blanks New Zealand, faces Canada in Olympics semis.

(Friday, August 3, 2012) -- The United States women advanced to 2012 Olympics semifinals with a relatively easy 2-0 triumph over New Zealand before a sparse crowd in Newcastle, England. The U.S. next faces long-time rival Canada, a 2-0 upset winner over England.nbsp;  Full story

Analysis
Behind Wambach's goal, U.S. blanks North Korea, wins Olympics Group G.

(Tuesday, July 31, 2012) -- The United States women finished atop of the Summer Olympics Group G with a 3-0 record with a 1-0 victory over North Korea. Advancing to a quarterfinal meeting with New Zealand, the Americans did not concede a shot on goal.nbsp;  Full story

Americans Abroad
Boyd scores two, assists one for Rapid Wien to help opening victory.

(Monday, July 23, 2012) -- German-American striker Terrence Boyd opened the Austrian Bundesliga season in style. In his official debut for SK Rapid Wien, he recorded two goals and an assist in a 4-0 victory over Wacker Innsbruck.nbsp;  Full story

Americans Abroad
Cameron to move from Houston to Stoke City of EPL, pending work permit.

(Tuesday, July 10, 2012) -- American Geoff Cameron appears on his way from the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer to Stoke City in England's Premier League, if he can get an English work permit. Stoke and the Dynamo have jointly announced they have agreed on a $2.7 million transfer fee for the center-back.nbsp;  Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley moves up in Italian Serie A to AS Roma.

(Thursday, July 5, 2012) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley is moving across Italy's Serie A from Chievo to AS Roma. Chievo finished in 10th place, while traditional power Roma had an offseason, closing in seventh place.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Boyd moves from Dortmund to Rapid Vienna on three-year-deal.

(Friday, June 15, 2012) -- Young United States striker Terrence Boyd appears to have a new home, moving from Gerrman Bundesliga power Borussia Dortmund to Rapid Vienna of the Austrian Football Bundesliga.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. is not impressive, but dispatches Antigua & Barbuda 3-1 to open qualifying.

(Friday, June 8, 2012) -- The United States men began the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying by grinding out a workmanlike, but not very impressive 3-1 victory over tiny Antigua & Barbuda on a rain-soaked evening.   Full story

Analysis
Brazil outclasses Americans for 4-1 victory before 67,619.

LANDOVER, Md. (Thursday, May 31, 2012) -- The United States men were soundly beaten 4-1 by a Brazilian squad that might have been younger, but was both much quicker and more physical then the Americans.   Full story

U.S. men
Klinsmann completes roster, kicks off training camp for upcoming matches.

(Monday, May 21, 2012) -- United States men's coach Jürgen Klinsmann rounded out his roster yesterday for an upcoming series of matches by adding 11 players to 16 already named for a training camp beginning today in Orlando, Fla.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Training injury sends Dempsey to sideline for end of record season.

(Friday, May 11, 2012) -- Fulham's American midfielder Clint Dempsey will miss the club's final match of the season against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after injuring an abductor muscle in training for the final day of the English Premier League season.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Nearing 41, Friedel excels, continues to fuel Tottenham Champions League hopes.

(Thursday, May 3, 2012) -- American goalkeeper Brad Friedel became the oldest man to play for Tottenham Hotspur, extending his English Premier League record of playing 302 consecutive matches and helping Spurs to a crucial 4-1 triumph yesterday over host Bolton Wanderers. With two matches remaining, Spurs are in position to join the European Champions League play-in round or possibly go directly into the main draw.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Tottenham nears Champions League entry behind solid play from Friedel.

(Tuesday, May 1, 2012) -- The steady play of American Brad Friedel in goal is as strong a reason as any for Tottenham Hotspur's pursuit of a berth in the European Champions League. Friedel posted his 13th clean sheet of the season Sunday, making five saves in leading Spurs to a 2-0 triumph over visiting Blackburn Rovers.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Weeks ahead of schedule, Onyewu returns from injury and helps Sporting Lisbon win.

(Wednesday, April 25, 2012) -- United States defender Oguchi Onyewu has worked his way back to fitness after right-knee surgery and returned to Sporting Lisbon of Portugal's lineup. He played 90 minutes. helping a 3-2 victory over Nacional de Madeira.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey scores three goals in Fulham victories; interest from EPL powers grows.

(Tuesday, April 10, 2012) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey, who eclipsed Brian McBride's Fulham season and career scoring records, continues to establish himself as one of the most dangerous players in the English Premier rumors. His three goals in two Fulham Bank Holiday matches intensified rumored interest in him from established EPL powers.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bocanegra is sent off, but Rangers delay Celtic championship celebration 3-2.

(Monday, March 26, 2012) -- Trying to avoid a four-match losing streak -- a first in its 104-year history -- Glasgow Rangers held on to defeat visiting Glasgow Celtic 3-2 yesterday and prevent its crosstown rival from clinching the Scottish Premier League title. Rangers led by three before American defender Carlos Bocanegra was sent off late.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard wins faceoff with Friedel; Everton edges Spurs 1-0.

(Monday, March 12, 2012) -- American goalkeepers Tim Howard and Brad Friedel faced off in the English Premier League Saturday with Howard coming out on top in Everton's 1-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur.   Full story

Analysis
Dempsey goal, tenacious defense gives U.S. first victory over Italy 1-0.

(Wednesday, February 29, 2012) -- After coming up empty in 10 meetings with Italy over 82 years, the United States men used a goal by midfielder Clint Dempsey early in the second half to shock the Italians 1-0 at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, Italy. The Americans were clearly outmatched by Italy, but after Dempsey converted their only good scoring chance in the 55th minute, the U.S. repelled attack after attack.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Donovan misses Everton farewell game with illness, returns to California.

(Thursday, February 23, 2012) -- United States midfielder Landon Donovan is back in California where the Los Angeles Galaxy has begun preparations for the fast approaching Major League Soccer season. After a highly successful loan stint, he missed his last game with the Everton with the flu.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Davies restarts his comeback with late relief role for Sochaux.

(Thursday, February 16, 2012) -- In an emotional return, United States striker Charlie Davies took to the field in the 78th minute for Sochaux in a 1-0 road loss to Stade Rennes in France's Ligue 1.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Onyewu nods home two goals, leading Sporting Lisbon past Beira-Mar 2-0 in Portugal.

(Thursday, February 2, 2012) -- United States defender Oguchi Onyewu had a big day, scoring a pair of goals to lead Sporting Lisbon to a 2-0 victory over visiting SC Beira-Mar in Portugal's Preneira Liga.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey records another hat trick to lead Fulham past Newcastle 5-2.

(Tuesday, January 24, 2012) -- Midfielder Clint Dempsey is making his case that he's the best American field player ever, notching his second hat trick in three weeks to lead Fulham to a 5-2 victory over visiting Newcastle United. He became the first American to record three goals in an English Premier League game.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey hat trick sparks Fulham to advance to FA Cup fourth round.

(Monday, January 9, 2012) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey had possibly his best match ever for Fulham of the English Premier Legaue, scoring three goals to lead a 4-0 victory over Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup third round in a match-up of London clubs.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey sets American EPL mark with 37th goal; Fulham edges Liverpool 1-0.

(Thursday, December 8, 2011) -- In his 199th appearance for Fulham, United States midfielder Clint Dempsey's 85th-minute goal allowed Fulham to defeat visiting Liverpool 1-0 in an English Premier League match and set an EPL record for Americans with his 37th league tally.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Guzan is sharp in first EPL start, Aston Villa's 2-1 win over Bolton.

(Wednesday, December 14, 2011) -- United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan made the most of his first English Premier League start by making six good saves in a strong effort that allowed visiting Aston Villa to defeat Bolton Wanderers 2-1.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey sets American EPL mark with 37th goal; Fulham edges Liverpool 1-0.

(Thursday, December 8, 2011) -- In his 199th appearance for Fulham, United States midfielder Clint Dempsey's 85th-minute goal allowed Fulham to defeat visiting Liverpool 1-0 in an English Premier League match and set an EPL record for Americans with his 37th league tally.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Goodson's first goal sends Brøndby past FC Copenhagen.

(Tuesday, November 22, 2011) -- United States defender Clarence Goodson returned from duty with the U.S. men to score his first goal of the season, helping Brøndby deal a 2-1 setback to league-leading FC Copenhagen.   Full story

U.S. men
CONCACAF semifinal qualifying beigins for Americans in June.

(Monday, November 21, 2011) -- The United State men begin CONCACAF semifinal World Cup qualifying in June as the Americans set their sights on World Cup 2014 in Brazil.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey again daunted by American keeper while Fulham falls to Hotspur.

(Thursday, November 10, 2011) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey seems to have more than his share of difficulty when he comes up against American goalkeepers. Three weeks after Tim Howard stifled Dempsey, it was the ageless Brad Friedel who stopped 13 Fulham shots for Tottenham Hotspur, which defeated Fulham by a 3-1 score.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Minor knee surgery turns major; Holden to miss most or all of Premier League season.

(October 17, 2011) -- United States midfielder Stuart Holden, who battled all the way back from a serious knee injury suffered last March to return to Bolton Wanderers' lineup, saw most or all of his 2011-12 English Premier League campaign end with an aggravation of the same ailment.   Full story

Analysis
Klinsmann gets first victory at U.S. helm, helped by Dempsey strike.

(Sunday, October 9, 2011) -- The United States men gave Jürgen Klinsmann his first victory as their manager, a 1-0 decision over Honduras on a rainy and windy Saturday night at in Miami Gardens, Fla. It was far from a convincing win against a makeshift Honduras lineup.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bocanegra, Edu goals power first-place Rangers past Dunfermline 4-0 in Scotland.

(Wednesday, September 28, 2011) -- United States defender Carlos Bocanegra and midfielder Maurice Edu each scored early in the first half for Glasgow Rangers in a 4-0 victory over host Dunfermline Athletic in the Scottish Premier League. Both players went the distance, while their U.S. teammate, midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, made his Rangers debut by playing the final 19 minutes.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Onyewu makes debut with Sporting Lisbon, hopes to rejoin U.S. men soon.

(Wednesday, September 14, 2011) -- United States defender Oguchi Onyewu made his regular-season debut for Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, going 90 minutes in central defense in a 3-2 victory over Pacos de Ferreira. Onyewu next hopes to return to the U.S. men as preparations continue for next year's World Cup qualifying.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore, Dempsey each score twice to spur teams to victory.

(Tuesday, August 23, 2011) -- Some big-name Americans had a fine run the past few days with United States striker Jozy Altidore and midfielder Clint Dempsey each scoring a pair of goals and midfielder DaMarcus Beasley registering a game-winner.   Full story

Analysis
As Klinsmann evaluates talent, U.S. suffers disjointed loss to Costa Rica.

(Saturday, September 2, 2011) -- New United States men's manager Jürgen Klinsmann continues to look at players who might help the national team in the future and the result, once again, was a disjointed match which the U.S. lost 1-0 to a similarly, patched-together Costa Rican squad.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley will be only American in Italy after joining Chievo Verona.

(Wednesday, August 31, 2011) -- With the European transfer window closing tonight, a deal was finalized for United States midfielder Michael Bradley to move from Germany to Italy. According to multiple reports from both countries, Bradley's current team, Borussia Mönchengladbach has come to an agreement with Chievo Verona of the Italian Serie A for a transfer fee of nearly $3 million and Bradley signed a multi-year contract.   Full story

Americans Abroad
After skipping U.S.-Mexico, Edu scores goal for Rangers in victory.

(Tuesday, August 16, 2011) -- United States midfielder Maurice Edu was recovered enough from the minor calf strain that kept him from playing for the U.S. against Mexico Wednesday to score a goal in Rangers' 2-0 Premier League victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.    Full story

Americans Abroad
U.S. players head overseas to ply their trade.

(Wednesday, August 3, 2011) -- Most of the primary European leagues will begin their 2011-2012 seasons in the next two weeks and, in fact, some have already played their first matches. Many Americans will remain with their clubs from last season, but several have made moves to new teams. A few remain in limbo with their eventual destinations still up in the air.   Full story

Analysis
Wasted chances, defensive mistakes undo Americans, Japan captures Women's World Cup.

(Sunday, July 17, 2011) -- Throughout this Women's World Cup, the United States women squandered numerous scoring chances. In the tournament final, this failure, plus some untimely defensive breakdowns, allowed Japan to tie the game at 2-2 and untimately prevail 3-1 in a penalty-kicks tiebreaker.   Full story

Analysis
Outplayed, U.S. women use another late rally to defeat France and make WWC final.

(Wednesday, July 13, 2011) -- The United States found a way into Sunday's Women's World Cup final with a 3-1 victory over France in a light rain at Borussia Park in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The U.S. advanced to its first WWC final since winning the title in 1999 and will meet Japan Sunday afternoon at World Cup Stadium in Frankfurt.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. women lose to Sweden, must meet powerful Brazil in WWC quarterfinals.

(Wednesday, July 6, 2011) -- The United States hopes of winning the Women's World Cup took a severe blow when it fell 2-1 to Sweden and now the Americans must meet highly-regarded Brazil in the quarterfinals.   Full story

Analysis
With strong second half, U.S. women top Group C by blanking North Korea in WWC opener.

(Tuesday, June 28, 2011) -- The United States women got off to a good start in the Women's World Cup's Group C with a 2-0 victory over North Korea today before 21,859 in the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadium in Dresden, Germany. The win did not come easily and the U.S. had to regroup in the second half after a lackluster opening 45 minutes.   Full story

Analysis
Dempsey goal sends U.S. past Panama and into Gold Cup final.

(Thursday, June 23, 2011) -- With a narrow 1-0 victory over stubborn Panama, the United States men moved on to their fourth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup final Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The title match is against Mexico, which scored twice in stoppage time to defeat Honduras in last night's other semifinal.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. advances to Gold Cup quarters, but win over Guadaloupe lacks finish.

(Wednesday, June 15, 2011) -- The United States men dominated their third and final CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C match, but only managed to eke out a narrow 1-0 victory last night over Guadeloupe at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park 2011 in Kansas City, Mo. Next up is a Sunday quarterfinal against Jamaica.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. opens Gold Cup with convincing 2-0 win over Canada.

(Wednesday, June 8, 2011) -- The United States men opened their 11th CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign the way it wanted, defeating an improved Canada 2-0 in front of 28,209 last night at Detroit's new domed Ford Field.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Rovers intent on getting Jones to return.

(Monday, May 30, 2011) -- Blackburn Rovers will try their best to keep defensive midfielder Jermaine Jones, a German-American who has pledged his allegiance to the United States men. Rovers obtained Jones, 29, on loan from FC Schalke 04 of the German Bundesliga in January.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Edu helps Rangers blast Kilmarnock, take another Scottish crown.

(Thursday, May 19, 2011) -- United States midfielder Mausrice Edu turned in a 90-minute performance, helping Glasgow Rangers to drub host Kilmarnock 5-1 Sunday and claim its third straight Scottish Premier League and record 54th overall.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Jones helps Rovers snap lengthy winless streak, put distance on relegation zone.

(Thursday, May 5, 2011) -- With three matches left in the English Premier League season, Blackburn Rovers, snapped a 10-match winless streak (0-6-4), registering their first victory since January to create some space on the relegation zone. German-American midfielder Jermaine Jones played a pivotal defensive role and received a yellow card in a 1-0 defeat of Bolton Wanderers, jumping three points clear of the drop zone.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Feilhaber leaves Denmark and joins New England of MLS.

(Wednesday, April 20, 2011) -- United States midfielder Benny Feilhaber has left Denmark's second-division AGF Aarhus and is returning to the United States to play for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel now appears to be staying at Aston Villa for multiple years.

(Tuesday, April 5, 2011) -- In what is really a startling turn of events, it now looks like American goalkeeper Brad Friedel is going to be staying at Aston Vila in the English Premier League with negotiations for a multiyear contract ongoing.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. earns respectable 1-1 draw with Argentina though effort lacked.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Sunday, March 27, 2011) -- By drawing 1-1 with powerful Argentina in front of a near-capacity crowd of 78,936 chilled fans at New Meadowlands Stadium last night, the United States men recorded a positive result it neither deserved nor earned.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Fulham's Dempsey first American to reach 10 goals in EPL season.

(Thursday, March 24, 2011) -- Clint Dempsey became the first American ever to score 10 goals during a English Premier League season when the Fulham attacker beat United States teammate and goalkeeper Tim Howard. It was too little, too late for Fulham, however, with Everton going on to win 2-1.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Holden suffers serious knee wound, could miss six months.

(Monday, March 21, 2011) -- Stuart Holden, expected to be a midfield starter for the United States men this summer in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, is expected to be out for six months after sustaining a deep gash to his left knee sustained in an English Premier League match.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Adu thrives in new home, scores winner for Rizespor of Turkey.

(Thursday, March 10, 2011) -- United States midfielder Freddy Adu seems to have found a home in the second-tier Turkish Bank Asya 1 League. On Sunday, he blasted home the only goal of the match for Caykur Rizespor, which defeated Gaziantep BBK 1-0.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Edu scores key goal, Glasgow Rangers advance in Europa League.

(Wednesday, March 2, 2011) -- United States midfielder Maurice Edu made a sliding conversion of a bending cross in stoppage time, sending Glasgow Rangers to the Europa Cup quarterfinals. With a 2-2 draw with Portugal's Sporting Lisbon and 3-3 aggregate tally, Rangers advanced because of scoring more road goals, the first tiebreaker.    Full story

Major League Soccer
D.C. United finalizes loan to obtain Davies from Sochaux.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, February 16, 2011) -- Charlie Davies, once on his way to becoming the principal striker for the United States men, joined D.C. United on loan from FC Sochaux of France's top league.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Edu scores key goal, Glasgow Rangers advance in Europa League.

(Wednesday, March 2, 2011) -- Time was running out on Glasgow Rangers in their bid to reach the quarterfinals of the Europa League, but Maurice Edu's goal in stoppage time gave Glasgow Rangers a 3-3 aggregate draw with Portugal's Sporting Lisbon. With more road goals in the two-match series, Rangers advanced to the quarterfinals.   Full story


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Americans Abroad
Findley, Clark go down for weeks with injuries during training.

(Thursday, February 3, 2011) -- United States striker Robbie Findley and midfielder Ricardo Clark have been injured and both might be out for an extended period of time. Findley hurt a thigh, while Clarke has a broken cheekbone.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Onyewu strains back muscle, Twente awaits test results.

(Thursday, January 27, 2011) -- United States defender Oguchi Onyewu was hurt last night in FC Twente's 7-6 victory in a penalty-kicks tiebreaker over PSV Eindhoven in a KNVB Beker Cup (Dutch Cup) quarterfinal. Onyewu was forced to leave the match with a pulled back muscle, which appears not to be torn as Twente awaits final test results.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Edu tally helps Rangers to easy 4-0 victory over Hamilton.

(Thursday, January 20, 2011) -- United States midfielder Maurice Edu scored his second goal of the season for Glasgow Rangers in their easy 4-0 victory over Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premier League.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Onyewu appears headed to Dutch champ FC Twente from AC Milan.

(Thursday, January 6, 2011) -- Assuming he passes a physical -- which does not seem to be an issue -- United States central defender Oguchi Onyewu seems to be on his way joining Netherlands champion FC Twente. There, Onyewu would be reunited with Michel Preud'homme, who was his former coach for two seasons at Belgian champion Standard de Liège (2006-2008) and now leads Twente.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Clark, Cooper return to action for their clubs in Germany.

(Wednesday, December 22, 2010) -- United States midfielder Ricardo Clark received his first league start of the Bundesliga season for Eintracht Frankfurt, while American striker Kenny Cooper saw his first minutes of the year for TSV 1860 Munich in the 2.Bundesliga.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel's future is unclear as Villa searches for replacement.

Brad Friedel
Brad Friedel:
Unsure future.

(Wednesday, December 15, 2010) -- A month ago, veteran United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel was negotiating with Aston Villa for an extension to his contract. Now, his future with the club seems over with a January departure possible.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard concedes bad PK, goal; Everton still draws 1-1 with Chelsea.

(Thursday, December 9, 2010) -- United States goalkeeper Tim Howard gave up a penalty-kick goal after taking down Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka in his box, but Everton received a late tally from striker Jermaine Beckford in the 86th minute for a 1-1 draw in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey assumes Fulham lead in goals, provides draw with Birmingham.

(Tuesday, November 30, 2010) -- American Clint Dempsey netted his fifth goal of the English Premier League season, heading home the equalizer for Fulham in a 1-1 draw with visiting Birmingham City. With six goals overall, Dempsey is the Cottagers' leading scorer.   Full story

Analysis
Young, inexperienced lineup allows U.S. to leave South Africa with 1-0 win.

(Thursday, November 18, 2010) -- A makeshift version of the United States men defeated host South Africa 1-0 in front of a sell-out crowd of 52,000 in Cape Town's Green Point Stadium in the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge.   Full story

SoccerTimes.com Top 25
Louisville wins Big East title, enters NCAA tourney ranked No. 1.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Monday, November 15, 2010) -- Louisville captured the Big East Conference Tournament championship to maintain its top ranking in the SoccerTimes.com College Coaches Poll, entering the NCAA tournament on a high note.

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Americans Abroad
With Edu in midfield, Rangers down Celtic to stay atop Premier League

(Wednesday, October 27, 2010) -- United States midfielder Maurice Edu played a key role for Glasgow Rangers, who dropped crosstown arch-rival Celtic 3-1 to remain perfect and take sole possession of first place of the Scottish Premier League.   Full story

Analysis
After twice relinquishing leads, U.S. settles for 2-2 draw with Poland.

(Monday, October 11, 2010) -- Twice, the United States men allowed a young Poland team to erase a deficit and the Americans had to settle for a 2-2 draw in a friendly before a generally pro-Polish crowd of 31,696 at Chicago's Soldier Field.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey strike helps Fulham to another draw, 1-1 with West Ham.

(Wednesday, October 6, 2010) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey scored in the first half, allowing Fulham to draw 1-1 with host West Ham United Saturday at Upton Park Stadium, extending the Cottagers season-opening unbeaten streak to seven. Because six of its results were draws, Fulham is only 10th in the 20-team English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard helps Everton pick up surprise point from Manchester United.

(Thursday, September 16, 2010) -- Four games into the English Premier League season, Everton sits 19th out of 20 teams with two points. The low standing comes despite a stirring come-from-behind 3-3 draw Saturday with Manchester United, made possible by goals from striker Tim Cahill and midfielder Mikel Arteta in stoppage time.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Hahnemann, Howard meet; Everton, Wolves draw 1-1.

(Wednesday, August 25, 2010) -- Americans goalkeepers faced off Saturday when Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers visited Everton, employer of Tim Howard, for a match that ended in a 1-1 draw.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bocanegra moves across France to Saint Etienne.

(Tuesday, July 20, 2010) -- United States men's defender and captain Carlos Bocanegra will be playing for a new team in the French Ligue 1 this coming season. His club for the past three seasons, Stade Rennes has announced that it sold Bocanegra to league rival Saint Etienne for around $650,000.   Full story

Analysis
Facing one deficit too many, U.S. exits World Cup 2-1 to Ghana.

(Saturday, June 26, 2010) -- The United States men ran out of comebacks today. Again conceding early goals in regulation and overtime, teh U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup 2-1 by Ghana in the Round of 16.   Full story

Analysis
Stirring U.S. comeback produces draw; Americans denied win when Edu winner is waved off.

(Friday, June 18, 2010) -- The United States men ran the gamut of emotions, falling behind Slovenia by two goals in a disappointing first half, conducting a thrilling comeback to tie 2-2, then ultimately feeling victimized when reserve midfielder Maurice Edu's apparent winning goal was waved off for no apparent reason in the World Cup

World Cup
Brazil, Spain established as favorites in 2010 tournament.

(Wednesday, June 9, 2010) -- Brazil and Spain seem to be the consensus favorites to win the 2010 World Cup. Six other teams -- Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and England -- would appear to have a chance at winning the tournament.   Full story

Analysis
Revitalized after break, Americans rally to overcome Turkey 2-1 in tune-up.

(Sunday, May 30, 2010) -- The United States men recovered from a dismal first half to come from behind and defeat Turkey 2-1 in the Americans' final domestic friendly prior the World Cup.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Johnson strains hamstring with Aris in Greek playoffs.

(Thursday, May 13, 2010) -- One day after he was a mildly surprising addition to the United States preliminary World Cup roster, American striker Eddie Johnson tweaked a hamstring and had to leave late in the first half of Aris Thessaloniki's 1-1 draw yesterday with AEK Athens in the Greek playoffs.   Full story

U.S. men
Davies, Adu are absent from World Cup preliminary roster.

(Tuesday, May 11, 2010) -- Neither striker Charlie Davies nor forward\midfielder Freddy Adu are on the preliminary 30-man roster that United States men's coach Bob Bradley submitted to world governing body FIFA.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Cherundolo, Hannover register big win 4-2 over Schalke.

(Thursday, April 15, 2010) -- United States defender Steve Cherundolo wore the captain's armband and went the distance for host Hannover 96, which recorded a satisfying 4-2 home victory over high-flying Schalke 04 in the German Bundesliga.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Hahnemann posts another shutout for Wolves in 0-0 draw with Stoke.

(Wednesday, April 14, 2010) -- United States goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann earned another clean sheet, but the best Wolverhampton could do was a 0-0 draw with visiting Stoke City in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey absent with thigh injury, Fulham makes Europa Cup semifinals.

(Thursday, April 8, 2010) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey was sidelined with a thigh injury for Fulham's 1-0 victory over host VfL Wolfsburg of Germany today in a Europa League quarterfinal second-leg match. Fulham advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 aggregate triumph and will play next Hamburg SV.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel, Aston Villa suffer 7-1 rout at hands of Chelsea.

(Monday, March 29, 2010) -- Aston Villa has taken pride this season in having one of the stingiest defense in the English Premier League. That came to an end Saturday when Villa was tharshed 7-1 by Chelsea.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel, Aston Villa fade in English Premier League despite unbeaten streak.

(Thursday, March 25, 2010) -- American Brad Friedel was in the Aston Villa net for a disappointing 1-1 home draw with Sunderland. Despite going unbeaten (2-0-5) in its last seven English Premier League outings with a second straight draw against a team with a losing record, Villa has dropped 10 possible points in its pursuit of European competition.   Full story

Americans Abroad
After long layoff, Dempsey scores decisive goal, Fulham edges Juventus in Europa Cup.

(Thursday, March 18, 2010) -- After missing nearly two months because of a right knee injury, United States attacker Clint Dempsey came off the bench and scored the decisive goal to give host Fulham of Enlgand a 4-1 victory and, more importantly, a 5-4 aggregate triumph over Italy's Juventus in a two-match, Europa League third-round match.   Full story

Analysis
Netherlands overmatches anemic U.S. 2-1 in Amsterdam friendly.

(Thursday, March 4, 2010) -- The United States men fielded as strong a lineup as its current injury list would allow, but still dropped a 2-1 decision to the host Netherlands yesterday in a friednly at Amsterdam's ArenA.   Full story

Americans Abroad
'Player of Month' Donovan, Howard help Everton stun Chelsea, Man. U.

(Tuedsay, February 23, 2010) -- With United States attacker Landon Donovan and goalkeeper Tim Howard in the starting lineup, Everton posted home victories over the top two teams in the English Premier League in its last two outings.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel streak ends, but Villa draws with Manchester United 1-1.

(Wednesday, February 10, 2010) -- Aston Villa's United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel saw his streak of four straight clean sheets end on an own goal in a 1-1 draw with visiting Manchester United tonight on a cold, wintry night with snow in the air at Villa Park.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore goal helps Hull defeat Manchester City 2-1.

(Sunday, February 7, 2010) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore scored the opening goal in the first half, helping relegation-challenged Hull City follow its 2-2 draw Tuesday with English Premier League-leading Chelsea with a 2-1 decision over visiting Manchester City.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Donovan scores first, sparks Everton past Sunderland in Premier League.

(Wednesday, January 27, 2010) -- United States men's captain Landon Donovan scored his first English Premier League goal today, finding net in the 19th minute to lead Everton to a 2-0 decision over Sunderland.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard, Donovan go down with Everton, eliminated from FA Cup.

(Tuesday, January 26, 2010) -- Everton was absolutely flat in the first half when visiting Birmingham put a pair of goals past United States goalkeeper Tim Howard and then held on for a 2-1 victory in a match of English Premier League clubs, knocking Everton out of the FA Cup in the fourth round.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey avoids surgery, his World Cup hopes remain intact.

(Thursday, January 21, 2010) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey might play in this summer's World Cup yet. After injuring his right knee in Fulham's 2-0 loss at Blackburn Rovers, an MRI exam revealed Dempsey will not need surgery for what was feared to be a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Donovan is impressive, helping Everton draw with Arsenal in his debut.

Landon Donovan
Landon Donovan:
Strong start.

(Thursday, January 14, 2010) -- United States striker Landon Donovan made his debut in the English Premier League for Everton Saturday and played a strong hour-plus, assisting the Toffees' first goal in a hard-fought 2-2 draw with host Arsenal. In the last 14 years, Everton now has two draws and no victories at Arsenal.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Busy Dempsey continues to make his mark with Fulham.

(Friday, January 8, 2010) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey has been a busy man and proving to be one of the better players for Fulham of the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Beasley finally gets starts and he responds for Rangers in big way.

(Tuesday. December 22, 2009) -- Suddenly, Damarcus Beasley is back in action. After spending most of the Scottish Premier League season watching from the sidelines, the former United States midfielder has started three straight games -- his first starts of the season -- for Glasgow Rangers, scoring two goals and contributing three assists.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard stops penalty kick, rallies slumping Everton to victory, draw.

(Thursday, December 10, 2009 ) -- United States goalkeeper Tim Howard had one of his best weeks since joining Everton, making key stops in two matches in which struggling Everton gained points in the English Premier League and the Europa League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey finds net twice, Fulham blanks Blackburn 3-0 in EPL.

(Wednesday, November 25, 2009) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey scored twice to help Fulham secure a 3-0 home victory over Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League.   Full story

Analysis
Americans don't show much attack in 1-0 loss to Slovakia.

(Saturday, November 14, 2009) -- The United States men dropped a rather lackluster 1-0 decision to host Slovakia before a rather sparse crowd at Tehelne Pole Stadium in Batislava. The U.S. defended well throughout, giving up few quality chances, but with key players missing, the Americans generated little attack.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Mönchengladbach, Bradley experience improved play in Bundesliga.

(Thursday, November 5, 2009) - With improved play, things are looking up Borussia Mönchengladbach and its United States midfielder Michael Bradley in the German Bundesliga. Bradley has returned to the starting lineup.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey regains scoring touch, helps Fulham drop Liverpool.

(Thursday, November 5, 2009) -- After going 14 matches, stretching into last season, without scoring a goal, United States striker Clint Dempsey found net in two straight outings for Fulham, including a 3-1 decision over Liverpool Saturday in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Davies improves, but faces several surgeries, long road back.

(Thursday, October 22, 2009) -- United State striker Charlie Davies is out of intensive care and improving after being critically injured in a car accident in suburban Washington D.C. Davies' condition has been upgraded to "serious" and he is now able to have visitors and can speak to them.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey, injured in England, will miss at least one U.S. qualifier.

(Wednesday, October 7, 2009) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey was injured in the final minutes of Fulham's 2-2 draw with West Ham United Sunday in the English Premier League. His sprained is not considered serious, but will cause him to miss the U.S. World Cup qualifier Saturday in Honduras.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Injury problems continue for DeMerit who hurts eye in accident.

(Wednesday, September 30, 2009) - United States defender Jay DeMerit, who missed two recent World Cup qualifiers with a groim injury, is now out with an ailing eye after a freak accident.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley spends time on bench for Mönchengladbach, but plays in Cup match.

(Wednesday, September 23, 2009) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley was on the bench again when as Mönchengladbach lost 4-2 against Hoffenheim, but went the distance when his club was ousted from the DFB (German) Cup 1-0 by Duisburg on a late goal.   Full story

Analysis
Clark strike allows U.S. to edge T&T, near World Cup berth.

(Wednesday, September 9, 2009) -- Getting a goal from an unlikely source, the United States men slipped past Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 tonight in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and thus moved three standings points closer to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.   Full story

Analysis
Donovan leads comeback, U.S. defeats El Salvador and moves nearer to World Cup.

SANDY, Utah (Saturday, September 5, 2009) -- The United States men courted disaster, but recovered from an early deficit to defeat El Salvador 2-1 in a key CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying match before a near sellout of 19,066 at Rio Tinto Stadium.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Davies scores twice in his first three games with Sochaux.

(Thursday, August 27, 2009) -- Charlie Davies' transfer from Swedish Allsvenskan club Hammarby to French Ligue 1's Sochaux has been a resounding success for the young American striker. In three league matches, he has gone from late substitute to starter and has scored two goals along the way.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard stunned in goal, his Everton falls 6-1 to Arsenal.

(Saturday, August 15, 2009) - United States goalkeeper Tim Howard's English Premier League season got off to a nightmare start Saturday when he was beaten six times in Everton's 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Arsenal.   Full story

Analysis
Outmanned U.S. is overwhelmed 5-0 by Mexico in Gold Cup final.

(Sunday, July 26, 2009) -- The United States men squandered first-half chances and a couple soon after intermission, then ran out of gas as clearly superior Mexico embarrassed the U.S. with five second-half goals in capturing its fifth CONCACAF Gold Cup championship 5-0.   Full story

Analysis
Inexperienced Americans come back to post overtime Gold Cup win over Panama.

(Sunday, July 19, 2009) -- Once again, an inexperienced version of the United States men managed to persevere and came away with a 2-1 overtime victory over a determined and more experienced Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals.   Full story

Analysis
Reserves provide lift, U.S. blanks Honduras 2-0 in Gold Cup.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, July 8, 2009) -- The United States men guaranteed a berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals with a satisfying, if not altogether easy 2-0 victory over Group B foe Honduras with reserves providing the impetus to break a scoreless tie.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. encounters little resistance and blanks Grenada 4-0 in Gold Cup

(Sunday, July 5, 2009) -- The United States men opened defense of two consecutive CONCACAF Gold Cup titles with an easy 4-0 victory over a vastly outmanned Grenada in Group B yesterday before a somewhat disappointing crowd of only 15,387.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. shocks Spain to gain Confederations Cup final with tenacious effort.

(Wednesday, June 24, 2009) -- The United States men played their strongest match since the 2002 World Cup to advance to the FIFA Confederations Cup final. In defeating Spain 2-0, the Americans handed Spain, the top-ranked team in the world its first defeat in 35 matches, snapping its record 15-game winning streak.    Full story

Analysis
American shortcomings are again obvious and Brazil wins easily in Confederations Cup.

(Thursday, June 18, 2009) -- The United States men reverted to bad recent habits today. The Americans conceded a bad, early goal, had a man ejected for the second straight match and fell 3-0 to Brazil, effectively ending any chance of advancement from Group B of the FIFA Confederations Cup.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. survives early lapse, to rally past Honduras in important qualifier.

CHICAGO (Saturday, June 6, 2009) -- The United States men gave up an early goal once again, but came back to dominate Honduras for much of the match and escape with a 2-1 victory before a near sellout of 55,647 in Soldier Field, a majority of which were wearing Honduran blue and white.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley goes distance, Mönchengladbach saves Bundesliga future with draw.

(Tuesday, May 26, 2009) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley went the distance for Borussia Mönchengladbach, which was able to avoid relegation from the German Bundesliga with a 1-1 home draw with tough Borussia Dortmund.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Hahnemann posts two shutouts, Reading has Sunday shot for Premier League promotion.

(Tuesday, May 19, 2009) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey was honored by Fulham's fans, being voted the club's "Monster Player of the Month" for April. Reading released American Marcus Hahnemann, its goalkeeper since 2001.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Fulham fans fete Dempsey; Reading says farewell to Hahnemann.

(Wednesday, May 13, 2008) -- United States goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann watched two balls go past him and with them Reading's hopes for promotion back to the English Premier League died. After dropping a 1-0 decision Saturday to Burnley in the road leg, Reading fell 2-0 in Tuesday's home match for a 3-0 aggregate loss in the second-tier League Championship promotion playoff semifinals.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Hahnemann, Reading come up short to Burnley in promotion playoffs.

(Wednesday, May 13, 2008) -- United States goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann watched two balls go past him and with them Reading's hopes for promotion back to the English Premier League died. After dropping a 1-0 decision Saturday to Burnley in the road leg, Reading fell 2-0 in Tuesday's home match for a 3-0 aggregate loss in the second-tier League Championship promotion playoff semifinals.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Hahnemann, Reading fall short of Premier League promotion, get second chance.

(Wednesday, May 6, 2009) -- A victory at home would have meant promotion to the English Premier League, but Reading dropped a 2-1 decision to Birmingham City Sunday and resultantly must win a four-team playoff if it wants to return to the Premier League for the 2009-10 season.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Reading finally finds net, but Hahnemann concedes lead in 2-2 draw with Blackpool.

(Thursday, April 16, 2009) -- Reading finally solved its dreadful goal drought, but at the same time United States goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann was unable to protect a two-goal lead and the Royals had to settle for a 2-2 draw with host Blackpool in the English League Championship.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Edu scores first goal, Beasley injures rib in Rangers victory.

(Wednesday, April 8, 2009) -- Maurice Edu scored his first Scottish Premier League goal and his United States midfield teammate DaMarcus Beasley injured a rib in a collision in Glasgow Rangers' 2-1 road victory over St. Mirren.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. responds to poor effort with late rally to draw El Salvador 2-2.

(Sunday, March 29, 2009) -- Seldom have the United States men had to works as hard for a draw in World Cup qualifying, but rallied for two late goals to tie El Salvador 2-2.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel is sent off from Villa's 5-0 rout at hands of Liverpool.

(Tuesday, March 24, 2009) -- As if United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel wasn't already seeing red from the volume of balls getting by him, Friedel was shown a red card and was ejected from Aston Villa's 5-0 drubbing at the hands of host Liverpool Sunday in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley helps Gladbach mount effort to escape relegation.

(Sunday, March 15, 2009) -- Borussia Mönchengladbach is making a move to escape relegation from the Bundesliga and American Michael Bradley is doing his part, scoring twice Saturday to help Mönchengladbach defeat visiting FC Cologne 4-2 in the Rhine Derby.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Healthy after long recovery, Spector is recording playing time with West Ham.

(Thursday, March 5, 2009) -- United States defender Jonathan Spector is finally healthy and getting playing time for West Ham United. On February 21, he even found himself in the starting lineup, providing an assist for West Ham, which nonetheless dropped a 2-1 decision to Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Foul tackle leaves Beasley bruised, but apparently not sidelined.

(Friday, February 20, 2009) -- United States midfielder DaMarcus Beasley received a scare, but the apparently escaped serious injury in Galsgow Rangers 4-0 victory over Forfar Athletic in a Scottish Cup Round of 16 road match.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley scores tying goal in Gladbach's 1-1 draw at Bremen.

(Tuesday, February 17, 2009) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley followed his strong performance for the United States in World Cup qualifying, netted the tying goal in Borussia Mönchengladbach's 1-1 draw with host Werder Bremen.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Beckham's transfer status will be decided by Friday, Garber says.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Wednesday, February 11, 2009) -- If a transfer of David Beckham from the Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy to Italian power AC Milan is going to happen, it will have to be completed within the next two-plus days, MLS commissioner Don Garber said.   Full story

Americans Abroad
McBride, Beasley stay put as transfer window closes.

(Tuesday, February 3, 2009) -- The transfer window has closed in Europe and last-minute attempts to send American striker Brian McBride from Major League Soccer back to Fulham in England and to move his former United States teammate, midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, from Scotland to the German Bundesliga both fell short.   Full story

Americans Abroad
McBride could return to Fulham of EPL, Altidore moves.

(Sunday, February 1, 2009) -- Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has approached Major League Soccer and the Chicago Fire about United States striker Brian McBride returning to the Cottagers on loan for the remainder of the English Premier League season. Villareal of Spain's Primera División has loaned U.S. striker Jozy Altidore to Deportivo Xerez of the second division.   Full story

Analysis
Kljestan shines in dull U.S. victory over Sweden.

(Saturday, January 24, 2009) -- Getting three goals from midfielder Sacha Kljestan, the United States men hung on for a surprisingly dull and not particularly convincing 3-2 victory over Sweden in a friendly before 9,918 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore's effort at Villareal has Everton eyeing a loan deal.

Thursday, January 8, 2009) -- Young striker Jozy Altidore is an American on the rise and he apparently has caught the eye of Everton of the English Premier League, which would like to obtain him on loan from Villareal of Spain.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Rovers' loss is gain for Aston Villa as Friedel leads upward EPL surge.

(Wednesday, January 7, 2009) -- Battling relegation, Blackburn Rovers are rueing their decision to say farewell to American Brad Friedel, who is sparking Aston Villa is its challenge for a berth in the next European Champions League.   Full story

MLS notes
New Year arrives without release of full schedule.

(Friday, January 2, 2009) -- Christmas has passed and the New Year has arrived, yet Major League Soccer has not yet announced more than the schedule of its 15 teams' home openers as the league continues to wrestle with how to schedule next season to avoid conflicts with World Cup qualifying matches.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
With Montreal out for now, MLS is altering its expansion choices.

(Sunday, November 30, 2008) -- As Major League Soccer officials gathered in Los Angeles for MLS Cup 2009 and held their various league meetings, the expansion picture seemed pretty clear. Yet, things have changed considerably since and now it is much less obvious as to which two new cities will enter MLS in 2011.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
CONCACAF favorites are ready to advance to final qualifying round.

(Wednesday, October 8, 2008) -- The United States, Mexico and Costa Rica are considered by many the best teams in CONCACAF and each leads its semifinal qualifying group with a 3-0 record at the midpoint.   Full story

Americans Abroad
With Friedel in net, Aston Villa couples UEFA Cup advance with EPL success.

Marcus Hanhnemann
Marcus Hahnemann:
Two shutouts.

(Thursday, October 2, 2008) -- With American Brad Friedel's solid play a key ingredient, Aston Villa is residing near the top of the English Premier League and tonight advanced to the second round of the UEFA Cup by eliminating Bulgaria's Liteks Lovech.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard, Onyewu face off: Standard, Everton draw in UEFA Cup.

(Thursday, September 18, 2008) -- A pair of United States men's teammates faced each other tonight in UEFA Cup first-round action, but neither could claim bragging rights. Host Everton of England's Premier League, with Tim Howard in goal, and Standard de Liège of the Belgian Jupiler League, with Oguchi Onyewu going the distance in central defense, tied 2-2   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Despite many positives, Americans still must improve in World Cup qualifying.

(Tuesday, August 26, 2008) -- The United States men won their opening CONCACAF World Cup qualifying semifinal-round match defeating Guatemala 1-0 at Guatemala City's Estadio Mateo Flores. This was no small feat.   Full story

U.S. men
Americans score first victory in Guatemala in ugly qualifier.

GUATEMALA CITY, Gutatemala (Wednesday, August 20, 2008) -- The United States men were generally considered a more talented team, but it was grit and determination that carried the Americans to a 1-0 triumph over Guatemala in their opening match of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying semifinal round.   Full story

U.S. Olympic men
Foolish red card leaves Americans short in eliminating loss to Nigeria.

(Wednesday, August 13, 2008) -- For the second match in a row, the United States was undone by a mental error. Largely as a result of defender Michael Orozco's red card in the third minute, the Americans were shorthanded throughout a 2-1 Group B loss to Nigeria that eliminated the U.S. from the advancement to the Summer Olympics quarterfinals.   Full story

U.S. Olympic men
Silly errors leave Americans tied with the Dutch, short of advancement.

(Monday, August 11, 2008) -- The United States was seconds away from am electrifying 2-1 victory yesterday over the heavily favored Netherlands and advancement to the quarterfinals from the Men's Olympic Tournament Group B in Tianjin, China when a pair of dreadful mental mistakes allowed a Dutch goal in the final seconds. Instead of taking three points for a victory, the U.S. wound up with only one for a 2-2 draw.   Full story

U.S. Olympic men
Fortunate goal helps Americans open Games with victory over Japan.

(Thursday, August 7, 2008) -- The United States opened Group B of the Men's Olympic Tournament with a fortunate 1-0 decision over Japan. Coupled with a 0-0 between the Netherlands and Nigeria, the U.S. sat at the top of its group.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel transfers to Aston Villa after eight years with Rovers.

Brad Friedel
Brad Friedel:
Sudden move.

(Sunday, July 27, 2008) -- United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel's eight-year stay with Blackburn Rovers came to a sudden end yesterday when he was transferred across the English Premier League to Aston Villa. Friedel moves to join his former coach Martin O'Neill and American billionaire owner Randy Lerner at Villa.   Full story

Americans Abroad
With Adu signed, Monaco looks to add Bradley to midfield.

Freddy Adu
Freddy Adu:
Loaned.

(Sunday, July 27, 2008) -- With Freddy Adu already in the fold, AS Monaco of France's Ligue 1 is moving to add his fellow U.S. men's and Olympic-team attacker Michael Bradley to the midfield.   Full story

U.S. under-23 men
McCarty replaces injured Sturgis for Olympics.

Dax McCarty
Dax McCarty:
Added to roster.

(Thursday, July 24, 2008) -- Midfielder Dax McCarty has been added to the United States men's Olympic team, replacing defender Nathan Sturgis, who re-injured his right hamstring in training and will miss the Summer Games.   Full story

U.S. under-23 men
Nowak selections for Olympics team contain few surprises.

(Thursday, July 17, 2008) -- There were few surprises in the 18 players United States men's Olympic coach Peter Nowak has selected to take to the Summer Games in China.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bologna displays interest in Adu, as does Genoa.

(Saturday, June 28, 2008) -- Bologna of Italy's Serie A has targeted United States midfielder Freddy Adu for acquisition, according to the usually reliable La Gazzetta Dello Sport. Adu, 19, spent last season with Benfica in Portugal. Meanwhile, U.S. defender Carlos Bocanegra joined Rennes of France on a free transfer from Fulham of the English Premier League.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
With qualifying at hand, U.S. men still have holes to fill.

(Friday, June 20, 2008) -- With World Cup qualifying beginning, United States men's coach Bob Bradley still is looking to find his strongest lineup. Heath Pearce has been a revelation at left back, but questions remain in the midfield and on the front line.   Full story

Analysis
Spain is dominant, but settles for 1-0 victory over U.S. men.

(Wednesday, June 4, 2008) -- The United States men dropped a 1-0 decision to Spain last night in a match that was not as close as the final score might indicate. Warming up for the start of Euro 2008 next week, Spain possessed the ball for long stretches, but created relatively few chances to a continuous chorus of derisive whistles from the sparse home crowd.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. men are simply outclassed by England in 2-0 loss.

(Wednesday, May 28, 2008) -- The United States men were overmatched and outclassed by England, which recorded a 2-0 victory before 71,233 at Wembley Stadium. England dominated the midfield, while the strong, veteran English defense was little tested by the Americans.    Full story

It Seems to Me. . .
Bradley should consider talking McBride out of retirement.

(Sunday, April 27, 2008) --- Watching Fulham's Brian McBride score a wonderful goal against Reading in a recent English Premier League match served as a reminder that McBride could still help the United States men in upcoming World Cup qualifying.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley has assist, but Heerenveen blows lead and loses to Sparta Rotterdam.

(Thursday, April 17, 2008) -- Despite some early heroics from its United States attacker Michael Bradley, Heerenveen's hopes for a European Champions League berth next season received a setback this weekend when it wasted a 2-0 lead and lost 4-2 to host Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Behind U.S. quartet, Fulham makes last gasp to avoid relegation.

(Saturday, April 12, 2008) -- Facing imminent relegation, Fulham faced a daunting task and came up with a 2-0 victory over Readfing, its first road win in 18 months, sparked by a brilliant effort by American striker Brian McBride, who scored a goal. Three other Americans also excelled for the Cottagers.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Garber's misplaced comments show outsized expectactions from limited resources.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thursday, April 10, 2008) -- Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber must have been joking when, as chief executive of a professional sports league in which a third of the players aren't paid a living wage and a good deal more make a meager minimum, Garber took D.C. United to task for losing to well-heeled, traditional Mexican power Pachuca in a CONCACAF Champions Cup semifinal leg played in Mexico.   Full story

Americans Abroad
With Bradley scoreless, Heerenveen sees winning streak end 4-2 to Ajax.

Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley:
Leading scorer.

(Sunday, March 30, 2008) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley didn't score and moderately hot Heerenveen played hard, but was brought down to earth in a 4-2 loss to visiting league power Ajax Amsterdam. Heerenveen had won three in a row after suffering two straight losses and going four consecutive outings (0-2-2) without a victory.   Full story

Analysis
Strong effort on defense highlights U.S. men's easy 3-0 win over Poland.

(Wednesday, March 26, 2008) -- The United States men received solid performances from a number of key players and rolled to a surprising 3-0 victory over host Poland. Despite scoring three goals, the Americans won this match by getting strong performances from those in the back and in the defensive midfield.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Hahnemann stays busy aiding Reading effort to stay in Premier League.

(Sunday, March 23, 2008) -- American Marcus Hahnemann is the busiest goalkeeper in the English Premier League and Reading is thankful for his labor. Hahnemann, whose 213 saves are the most in the EPL, stopped eight shots Saturday for the Royals who defeated visiting Birmingham City 2-1, adding three crucial points in their effort to put distance on the relegation zone.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Old man Keller looks to lead Fulham to Premier League promised land.

(Saturday, March 22, 2008) -- Four-time United States World Cup goalkeeper Kasey Keller has the distinction of being the oldest player in the English Premier League. He'd prefer to be remembered as the player who led Fulham to escape the relegation zone.   Full story

Analysis
Last-second surprise sends U.S. past Honduras, one win from Olympics berth.

(Sunday, March 16, 2008) -- The United States under-23 men seemed satisfied with a draw and a semifinal berth in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying when a gift came their way. Eddie Gaven calmly converted a penalty kick as time expired to defeat Honduras 1-0 and win Group A.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. under-23 men dominate action, but draw 1-1 with Cuba to open Olympic qualifying.

(Wednesday, March 12, 2008) -- The United States under-23 men could only be disappointed with their 1-1 draw with Cuba to open CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. The Americans controlled much of the action, especially in the second half, but squandered many scoring opportunities.    Full story

U.S. under-23 men
Nowak faces tough decisions as final Olympics qualifying cuts near.

Peter Nowak
Peter Nowak:
Olympics coach.

(Thursday, March 6, 2008) -- United States under-23 men's coach Peter Nowak has some tough decisions to make. With 24 players in a camp in Bradenton Fla., since Saturday, and another couple still expected to arrive, Nowak must decide by Sunday on 20 players who will represent the U.S. in the Summer Olympics qualifying tournament.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Philadelphia is set to become 16th franchise this week, begin play in 2010.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Monday, February 25, 2008) -- Philadelphia will become Major League Soccer's 16th franchise with the official announcement now tentatively set for Thursday. The way was cleared for the new team to begin MLS competition in 2010 when the Pennsylvania state legislature agreed to $47 million in state funding towards a proposed $115-million stadium in suburban Chester, Pa.    Full story

NCAA women
Portland State elevates Schott to become head coach.

Laura Schott
Laura Schott:
Promoted.

PORTLAND, Ore. (Friday, February 22, 2008) -- Laura Schott, the all-time leading women's scorer at University of California, was named coach at Portland State. Schott, a native of Portland, served as an assistant for three years under Tim Bennett, who resigned Tuesday to become associate head coach at Iowa State.   Full story

U.S. women
Sundhage names 20 for defense of Algarve Cup crown.

(Wednesday, February 20, 2008) -- Coach Pia Sundhage has chosen the 20 players who will represent the United States women as they attempt to defend their title in the Algarve Cup, an annual international event that will be competed March 5-12 in southern Portugal.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley continues scoring tear, lifts Heerenveen to 1-1 draw with PSV.

(Tuesday, February 12, 2008) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley is on a roll and his seventh goal in six league games proved crucial to Heerenveen's standing in the Dutch Eredivisie. His equalizer early in the second half gave his club a 1-1 road draw with league-leading PSV Eindhoven.   Full story

Americans Abroad
McBride returns as reserve, Fulham snaps long winless streak by beating Aston Villa.

(Tuesday, February 5, 2008) -- American striker Brian McBride returned to action for Fulham Sunday, entering in the 70th minute and helping the Cottagers end an 11-match winless streak with a 2-1 decision over Ason Villa.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Johnson joins Fulham, eyes debut; McBride, Keller return to training.

Eddie Johnson
Eddie Johnson:
Joins Fulham.

(Thursday, January 31, 2008) -- United States striker Eddie Johnson is just one of several acquisitions made by Fulham in its effort to escape the English Premier League relegation zone. Meanwhile, two other American Cottagers -- striker Brian McBride and goalkeeper Kasey Keller -- are back in training after long injury layoffs.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley's torrid scoring pace keeps Heerenveen winning in Eredivisie.

Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley:
Scoring streak.

(Sunday, January 27, 2008) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley continued at a red-hot pace, scoring three goals in the past week to lead Heerenveen to a pair of victories in the Dutch Eredivisie. Bradley has five goals and two assists in his last four outings.   Full story

Analysis
Despite lackluster effort, U.S. must be satisfied in shutout of Sweden.

(Sunday, January 20, 2008) -- The United States men started 2008 on a positive note with a somewhat lackluster 2-0 victory over visiting Sweden at The Home Depot Center, getting a first-half goal from defender Eddie Robinson and a penalty kick by Landon Donovan after intermission.   Full story

U.S. women
Tarpley strikes twice again to help defeat Finland 4-1 in Four Nations Tournament.

Lindsay Tarpley
Lindsay Tarpley:
Two goals again.

GUANG-
ZHOU, China (Friday, January 18, 2008) -- Midfielder Lindsay Tarpley scored two goals for the second straight game, helping the United States women to a 4-1 decision over Finland in the Four Nations Tournament. By defeating or tying China Sunday, the U.S. would win this event for a third straight year.   Full story

It Seems To Me . . .
Unable to afford excellence, MLS instead seeks parity.

(Monday, January 14, 2007) -- Unable to compete with the world's best leagues for top players, Major League Soccer has sought to give its fans competitive parity between its teams as an alternative to top-quality soccer.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel, Rovers are stunned by Coventry in FA Cup third round.

(Tuesday, January 8, 2007) -- American goalkeeper Brad Friedel and the English Premier League's Blackburn Rovers were dumped from the third round ofthe FA Cup 4-1 by visiting Coventry City, a mid-range member of the second-tier English League Championship.   Full story

It Seems To Me . . .
Garber's leadership has caused solidified MLS future.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Saturday, January 5, 2008) -- Don Garber, arguably the most successful commissioner of any American sport, has brought stability to MLs since he assumed his job in 1998, meeting all the criteria set for him by the league's owners.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Philadelphia, St. Louis loom as favorites as league nears adding 16th franchise.

(Sunday, December 23, 2007) -- Major League Soccer hopes to announce the awarding of a 16th franchise next month and it appears clear the choice will either be Philadelphia or St. Louis.   Full story

Women's College Cup
Opportunisitic goals, stellar defense lead Southern Cal past FSU 2-0 for national crown.

Kristin Olsen
Kristin Olsen:
Another shutout.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Sunday, December 9, 2007) -- The first time was a charm for Southern California. The ninth-ranked Women of Troy, who had not advanced beyond the second round of the NCAA Division I tournament in eight previous visits, used resourceful goals by sophomore striker Marihelen Tomer and junior defender Janessa Currier to blank No. 14 Florida State 2-0 in the Women's College Cup title match.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Beasley to consult U.S. doctors before knee surgery.

(Wednesday, December 5, 2007) -- United States midfielder DaMarcus Beasley is in the United States to have his injured left knee examined by the U.S. national-team medical staff. Scottish power Glasgow Rangers, Beasley's club, are convinced the slight 25-year-old will require surgery to repair damaged ligaments, very possibly ending his season.   Full story

NCAA men's tournament
White scores three, sets UConn records in 5-0 romp over South Florida.

UConn Celebrates
Connecticut:
Goal celebration.

STORRS, Conn. (Sunday, December 2, 2007) -- Junior forward O'Brian White struck three times, powering No. 1 Connecticut to an easy 5-0 triumph over 19th-ranked South Florida in an NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Round of 16 match. With his third hat trick of the season, White, a Canadian, increased his NCAA Division I goal-scoring lead to 23, while setting several school records.   Full story

NCAA men's tournament
Top-seeded BC is dumped by UMass 2-1 in second round.

UMass celebrates
Massachusetts:
Celebration begins.

NEWTON, Mass. (Wednes-
day, November 28, 2007) -- Sophomore attacker Mark DeSantis scored late, capping a second-half comeback that gave Massachusetts a 2-1 upset of No. 4 Boston College in the second round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship. BC was one of four teams in the SoccerTimes Top 25 to be eliminate at home in its tourney opener.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Beasley could miss a month with ligament strain in left knee.

DaMarcus Beasley
DaMarcus Beasley:
Sidelined.

(Wednes-
day, November 28, 2007) -- American DaMarcus Beasley injured a ligament in his left knee in a goal-mouth collision and the Glasgow Rangers midfielder could miss as much as a month of action.   Full story

NCAA men's tournament
ACC champion Boston College is top seed in Division I event.

Ed Kelly
Kelly (right):
Leading Eagles.

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, November 19, 2007) -- Coming off its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship, Boston College has been named the top seed in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship, which begins Friday.   Full story

U.S. women
Sundhage is hired to lead Americans to Olympic gold medal.

(Tuesday, November 13, 2007) -- The United States Soccer Federation reached outside of the U.S. and hired Sweden's Pia Sundhage to lead its women's national team through the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Sundhage has long experience on the international scene and was a former head coach of the Boston Breakers in the defunct Women's United Soccer Association.   Full story

NCAA men
Geppert header sends SMU to 1-0 victory over Bradley.

Scott Geppert
Scott Geppert:
Heads winner.

DALLAS (Wednesday, November 7, 2007) -- Junior striker forward Scott Geppert scored early, enough to give No. 6 Southern Methodist a 1-0 victory over Bradley in a non-conference match. In snapping the Braves' four-match winning streak, SMU took a lead in the series at 4-3-3 over its former Missouri Valley Conference rival. SMU moved to Conference USA in 2005.   Full story

NCAA men
Drake's late goal gives Clemson 1-0 triumph over No. 10 BC.

Tommy Drake
Tommy Drake:
Freshman hero.

CLEMSON, S.C. (Sunday, November 4, 2007) -- Freshman striker Tommy Drake found net with 4:18 remaining, giving Clemson a 1-0 victory over No. 10 Boston College in an Atlantic Coast Conference match. In the Big Ten, Ohio State went on the road and defeated Michigan State 2-0.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Leaving L.A., Yallop finds his way back to San Jose.

Frank Yallop
Frank Yallop:
Heading north.

CARSON, Calif. (Sunday, November 4, 2007) -- When David Beckham talks, people listen. So when the Los Angeles Galaxy star told a group of reporters that his embattled coach Frank Yallop had resigned, it led to intense speculation and then the discovery that the new expansion San Jose Earthquakes would be his destination.   Full story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Seems To Me. . .
Despite earlier promises of retirement, Blatter puts himself back in the race for FIFA president.

(Tuesday, September 23, 2014) -- Sepp Blatter, long-time president of FIFA, has looked carefully at the soccer landscape for the best person to succeed him as the leader of the international game. He finally decided to throw his weight behind the man he considers best for the job -- Sepp Blatter.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Through complicated procedure, Jermaine Jones winds up with New England Revolution.

(Thursday, September 11, 2014) -- Major League Soccer operates under a dizzying blizzard of rules and regulations. This brings us to the saga of how United States men's midfielder Jermaine Jones has come to be playing for the New England Revolution.   Full story

Analysis
Bedoya deftly gives Americans triumph over Czechs to commence new cycle.

(Wednesday, September 3, 2014) -- The United States men got off to a good start in the new World Cup cycle with a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic in Prague.    Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Various cities vying for dwindling MLS expansion slots.

(Tuesday, August 19, 2014) -- Major League Soccer says it intends to have 24 teams playing by 2020. New York City, Orlando and Atlanta are in. Depending on what happens to David Beckham's bid for a Miami franchise, MLS will have one or two openings. There is a major, developing competition for the one, or possibly two, potential franchises.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
With success of recent expansion, MLS keeps growing beyond original goal.

(Wednesday, August 13, 2014) -- Recent expansion has been good for Major League Soccer, so much so that the league continues to grow by more teams than originally planned. MLS blew past its self-imposed limit of 16 teams by admitting the Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps, bringing the total to 19 clubs.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Despite U.S. placing first in qualifying, Costa Rica might be best CONCACAF team.

(Thursday, July 31, 2014) -- United States men's fans generally consider their team the best in CONCACAF. Given the results from the recent World Cup in Brazil, and from the final qualifying round, Costa Rica might now be the best team in the region.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Despite high marks, World Cup 2014 exposed areas that need improvement.

(Wednesday, July 16, 2014) -- At every World Cup, incidents occur during the tournament that should be viewed by world governing body FIFA as potential learning experiences. They should serve as the basis for changes in rules and regulations for the future. World Cup 2014 in Brazil was no different.   Full story

Analysis
Report Card: Grading the U.S. coach and team for World Cup effort in Brazil.

(Monday, July 7, 2014) -- In the end, the United States men performed better than many observers predicted. Mired in the FIFA World Cup's Group G -- the Group of Death -- with Germany, Portugal and Ghana, the Americans advanced with a 1-1-1 record and four points into the Round of 16, where they played a scoreless 90 minutes of regulation with Belgium before succumbing 2-1 in extra time. While being eliminated is never easily accepted, the American fans gained some solace.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. rally in extra time falls short, World Cup ends for Americans 2-1 to Belgium.

(Tuesday, July 1, 2014) -- The United States men's rally in extra time fell just short and the Americans were eliminated from the Round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup 2-1 to Belgium, a team that dominated the match before 51,227 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard had a career day, making 16 saves, a record from World Cup recorded history, in the losing effort.   Full story

Analysis
Unheralded Brooks provides game-winning header for dramatic U.S. victory over Ghana in World Cup opener.

(Tuesday, June 16, 2014) -- Reserve defender John Brook's late header found net and allowed the United States men to wrench a 2-1 victory from Ghana in the FIFA World Cup Group G opener for both teams in front of 39,760 at Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil.    Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Americans' World Cup roles become more evident as final friendly approaches.

(Thursday, June 5, 2014) -- Over the past two exhibition matches the United States men have played since coach Jürgen Klinsmann made his final cut to the 23 players he will take to the World Cup in Brazil, it has become somewhat clearer as to who will start when the U. S. faces Ghana June 16 in the make-or-break opening Group G match in Natal.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. defeats Azerbaijan, but performance is far from impressive.

(Tuesday, May 27, 2014) -- Maybe it was the sharp wind off the Bay. Maybe it was fatigue from 10 days of very hard training camp workouts. But whatever the cause, the United States men were not able to break down a bunkered Azerbaijan until late in the match and eventually came away with an uninspired 2-0 victory at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
After dispensing Donovan, Klinsmann's authority is enhanced with young World Cup squad.

(Friday, May 23, 2014) -- There are really only two plausible reasons that United States men's coach Jürgen Klinsmann cut Landon Donovan from the 23-man roster he is taking to the World Cup in Brazil. The first is that he is a man who holds a grudge; the second is he has written off this World Cup and is already looking forward to 2018 in Russia.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Beckham faces complicated road to join Florida's return to MLS.

(Wednesday, May 7, 2014) -- Twelve years ago, Major League Soccer threw in the towel in Florida, shutting down the Tampa Bay Rowdies, while Ken Horowitz , the owner\operator of the Miami Fusion cried, "No más" and called it quits. In October, MLS expanded to add Orlando City SC. Now, David Beckham, the former star of England and MLS's Los Angeles Galaxy star, hopes to take advantage of a clause written into his first MLS contract to conditionally obtain the rights to a Miami franchise.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
U.S. loss to Ukraine shows its fans they have much to be concerned about.

(Tuesday, March 11, 2014) -- The United States men's 2-0 loss to Ukraine needs to be put into perspective. On one level, with the U.S. using a patched-together lineup, the setback itself does not have long-term meaning. Yet. on another level, the fact that the Americans again had to cobble a squad together is something to be very worried about.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
U.S. players seek regular club playing time to enhance World Cup status.

(Wednesday, February 5, 2014) -- United States men's coach Jürgen Klinsmann has made it very clear, both in public statements and directly to the players on his radar for inclusion in this summer's World Cup squad. If they have any hope of making the squad, they need to be playing regularly for their club teams.   Full story

Analysis
U.S., Scotland are equally lackluster in 0-0 draw.

(Friday, November 15, 2013) -- The United States men did not display much enthusiasm in tonight's friendly, but neither did host Scotland, playing to a 1-1 draw in front of 21,079 at Glasgow's half-filled Hampden Park. The U.S. managed just two shots on goal to one by Scotland.    Full story

SoccerTimes.com Top 25
UCLA is new men's No. 1; Virginia is top-ranked women's side.

(Monday, November 4, 2013) -- UCLA is the new top-ranked men's team in the SoccerTimes.com College Coaches Poll. Virginia moved to 20-0-0 to remain No. 1 among the women's teams, followed by Florida State, UCLA, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Florida.  

Men Top 25   Women' Top 25

Major League Soccer
Orlando City gets commitment for public funds, nears getting MLS expansion franchise.

(Wednesday, October 23, 2013) -- Orlando City (Fla.) SC is one step closer to joining Major League Soccer as an expansion franchise after the Orange County Commissioners voted last night to use $20 million in revenue from county tourist taxes to help fund the construction of a new 18,000-seat, soccer-specific stadium in downtown Orlando.   Full story

Analysis
Zusi, Johannsson stun Panama with strikes in stoppage time, end foe's World Cup dream.

(Tuesday, October 15, 2013) -- Stoppage time goals by midfielder Graham Zusi and reserve striker Aron Johannsson sent the United States past Panama 3-2 in the final 2013 CONCACAF World Cup Final-Round qualifier. In the span of less than a minute, the U.S. heroics denied Panama the opportunity to gain its first World Cup berth while keeping arch-rival Mexico's hopes alive.   Full story

Analysis
Determined effort sends U.S. past Mexico and earns berth in 2014 World Cup.

(Tuesday, September 10, 2013) -- Despite obstacles it had overcome, an sparkling early save by goalkeeper Tim Howard and second-half strikes by Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan led the United States men to a 2-0 decision over Mexico, earning a berth in next summer's World Cup in Brazil before an enthusiastic, pro-USA sellout crowd of 24,584 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Boyd returns from knee ailment to score for Rapid Wien in 1-1 draw with Red Bull.

(Thursday, September 5, 2013) -- After three weeks on the shelf with a separated shoulder, German-American striker Terrence Boyd returned to score a goal for Rapid Wien in a 1-1 draw with Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore ignites late rally, Sunderland overcomes Dons in Capital One Cup.

(Tuesday, August 27, 2013) -- United State striker Jozy Altidore scored his first goal for Sunderland and at the same time helped save his new club some embarrassment. His goal in the 78th minute triggered a run of four goals that allowed the host Black Cats of the Premier League to erase a two-goal deficit and record a 4-2 decision tonight over Milton Keynes Dons of the third-tier League One in the Capital One Cup second-round match.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Jóhannsson runs scoring streak to five games, helping AZ Alkmaar to pair of victories.

(Thursday, August 22, 2013) -- Icelandic-American striker Aron Jóhannsson extended his scoring streak to five goals in five matches in a pair of AZ Alkmaar victories.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Brooks scores to help Hertha Berlin rout Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1.

(Thursday, August 15, 2013) -- Hertha Berlin is newly-promoted to Germany's Bundesliga and the "Die Alte Dame" (The Old Lady) routed visiting Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1, helped by a goal by German-American defender John Brooks.   Full story

U.S. men
Altidore sparks comeback with three goals, assist to defeat Bosnia and Herzegovina.

(Wednesday, August 14, 2013) -- Striker Jozy Altidore continued his torrid pace in 2013, assisting the first goal, then scoring three of his own, leading the United States men from a two-goal deficit at halftime to a 4-3 triumph over host Bosnia and Herzegovina before a capacity crowd of about 24,000 in Sarajevo. Altidore became the first American to score in five straight matches.   Full story

Analysis
Donovan is catalyst again, powering U.S. past Honduras to Gold Cup final against Panama.

(Wednesday, July 24, 2013) -- Midfielder Landon Donovan registered two goals and an assist, helping the United States men drop Honduras 3-1 in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal before 81,410 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. In winning its record 10th straight match, the U.S. advanced to Sunday's final against Panama, a 2-1 semifinal winner over Mexico.    Full story

Analysis
Johnson save is prelude to Shea's winner as U.S. edges Costa Rica in Gold Cup.

(Tuesday, July 16, 2013) -- Very often, when a goalkeeper makes a great save, it inspires his teammates to elevate their performance. That was certainly the case when United States men's keeper Sean Johnson made a sensational stop and the American attack, anemic to that point, embarked on a 100-yard dash, culminated by reserve midfielder Brek Shea's clinical finish in the Americans' 1-0 victory over Costa Rica for the Group C title in the CONCACAF Gold Cup before 25,432 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.   Full story

Analysis
Wondolowski hat trick propels U.S. to Gold Cup romp past Belize.

(Wednesday, July 10, 2013) -- Striker Chris Wondolowski scored three first-half goals for the United States men who opened Group C play of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 6-1 victory over Belize at JELD-WEN Field in front of a less-than-capacity 18,724 in Portland, Ore.    Full story

Analysis
Altidore, E. Johnson lead U.S. past Panama, to first in qualifying group.

(Wednesday, June 12, 2013) -- Behind clinical finishes from striker Jozy Altidore and midfielder Eddie Johnson, the United States men recorded a dominant 2-0 victory over visiting Panama, vaulting to the top of the CONCACAF World Cup Final Qualifying Round standings at the halfway point of the final, 10-match hexagonal.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Johnson helps Hoffenheim avoid relegation from Bundesliga with trio of wins.

(Thursday, May 30, 2013) -- With German-American defender Fabian Johnson going the distance in three critical victories, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim staved off relegation from the German Bundesliga, including winning both legs of a relegation\promotion playoff against 1. FC Kaiserslautern.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey goal, assist power Spurs to win, stay alive for Champions League entry.

(Wednesday, May 15, 2013) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey provided a goal and an assist for Tottenham Hotspur in its must-win 2-1 come-from-behind victory Sunday over host Stoke City in the English Premier League. Spurs, who were undefeated (4-0-4) in their last eight league outings, still need help in the Premier League's final weekend to accomplish its goal of earning a berth in next season's European Champions League.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey goal helps Spurs win, continue chase for Champions League berth.

(Monday, April 22, 2013) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey was one of the heroes for Tottenham Hotspur when he scored the tying goal in the second half Sunday in a frenzied 3-1 come-from-behind victory over visiting Manchester City 3-1 in the English Premier League. Tottenham, scoring three times in a seven-minute span, moved closer to the automatic European Champions League bid it so cherishes.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey scores two goals, but Spurs are bounced from Europa League by Basel in PKs.

(Thursday, April 11, 2013) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey scored two goals, including a late equalizer in the 82nd minute, allowing visitiong Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League to tie Basel of Switzerland, tying the two-match series at 4-4 in aggregate, but Spurs were eliminated 4-1 in a penalty-kicks tiebreaker in the quarterfinals of Europe's second-tier Europa League before 36,500 at St. Jakob Park.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard returns to action, posts clean sheet as Everton edges Stoke 1-0.

(Tuesday, April 2, 2013) -- United States goalkeeper Tim Howard, who broke two non-weight-bearing bones in his back on February 26, was in net for Everton, making three physical saves on his way to a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory over visiting Stoke City in the English Premier League.   Full story

U.S. men
FIFA rejects Costa Rica protest of U.S. victory; Orozco Fiscal replaces injured Jones.

(Tuesday, March 26, 2013) -- World governing body FIFA has rejected Costa Rica's official protest of the United States men's 1-0 CONCACAF World Cup final-round qualifying vicory, played in snow Friday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Meanwhile, defender Michael Orozco Fiscal was placed on the U.S. roster to replace steady midfielder Jermaine Jones, who sprained his left ankle Friday against Costa Rica.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore scores again, but AZ lags in relegation zone after loss.

(Monday, March 18, 2013) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore scoring his 18th goal in 26 Dutch Eredivisie matches -- his 25th strike in all competitions -- but it wasn't enough for AZ Alkmaar which dropped a 3-2 decision yesterday to visiting Ajax Amerstrerdam, the league leader.   Full story

U.S. men
Injuries leave American defense shorthanded for next two Cup qualifiers.

(Monday, March 18, 2013) -- The United States men will be dangerously shorthanded for upcoming CONCACAF World Cup final-round qualifiers Friday against Costa Rica in Commerce City, Colo., and March 26 against Mexico in Mexico City.   Full story

U.S. men
Howard has fractured bones in back, appears out for next two U.S. World Cup qualifiers.

(Saturday, March 9, 2013) -- The United States men's effort to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil took another blow when it was learned that starting goalkeeper Tim Howard suffered two bone fractures in his back playing for Everton of the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey will miss one or two weeks with calf injury; Shea debuts.

(Wednesday, February 27, 2013) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey will miss a week or two with Tottenham Hotspur after suffering a calf injury which caused him to miss Monday night's come-from-behind 3-2 victory over West Ham United in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Cherundolo has arthroscopic surgery on left knee; his return is unknown.

(Tuesday, February 12, 2013) - United States defender Steve Cherundolo underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last Wednesday and it is unclear how long his rehabilitation will take.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. looks bad, losing lead and qualifying opener to Honduras.

(Wednesday, February 6, 2013) -- The United States men were particularly unimpressive, opening the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying with a 2-1 to host Honduras.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Packwood suffers serious leg break for Birmingham City; Dempsey nets pair.

(Wednesday, January 9, 2013) -- American defender Will Packwood broke his left leg on four places in the 66th minute of Birmingham City's third-round 1-1 FA Cup draw with Leeds United after colliding with Leeds striker Luciano Becchio and falling awkwardly to the turf. U.S. midfielder Clint Dempsey had two goals and set up a third for Tottenham Hotspur in a 3-0 FA Cup victory over Coventry City.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Onyewu scores in stoppage time for Málaga to salvage Copa del Rey draw.

(Wednesday, December 19, 2012) -- United States defender Oguchi Onyewu scored a huge goal three minutes into added time, giving visiting Málaga CF a 1-1 draw with SD Eibar in the first leg of a quarterfinal series in Spain's Copa del Rey.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard's four saves send Everton past Spurs, Dempsey 2-1.

(Wednesday, December 12, 2012) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey scored for visiting Tottenham Hotspur, but it did not hold up with Everton winning one of the English Premier League most exciting matches this season 2-1 behind two late goals and four saves by U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard Sunday at Goodison Park.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey makes visit to Fulham and helps Tottenham Hotspur to shutout win.

(Wednesday, December 5, 2012) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey's made his first visit to his former home Fulham and came up victorious when Tottenham Hotspur came cup victorious 3-0. Fulham fans at Craven Cottage booed their former favorite every time he touched the ball, but he excelled.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Demspey begins to excel for Spurs while Friedel loses his job in goal.

(Wednesday, November 28, 2012) -- At a time when United States midfielder Clint Dempsey seems to have regained the faith of manager Andre Villas-Boas' confidence, American Brad Friedel appears to have lost his job in the Tottenham Hotspur goal.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey's relief appearance can't save Spurs in Arsenal rout.

(Tuesday, November 20, 2012) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey came off the bench for the second half, but it didn't help slumping Tottenham Hotspur which lost 5-2 loss at bitter North London rival Arsenal.   Full story

Analysis
Howard's saves, Diskerud's late goal lift U.S. to improbable 2-2 draw with Russia.

(Wednesday, November 14, 2012) -- Despite being badly outplayed, the United States men came away with a 2-2 draw against Russian, a superior side. Tim Howard's outstanding goalkeeping kept the U.S. in the match until Mix Diskerud could tie the game in stoppage time.   Full story

American Abroad
Dempsey fails on late penalty kick, Tottenham Hotspur is bounced from Capitol One Cup.

(Thursday, November 1, 2012) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey was denied on a penalty kick in the 88th minute and Tottenham Hotspur was eliminated from England's Capital One Cup in the fourth round 2-1 by host Norwich City.   Full story

Analysis
Dempsey leads U.S. from early deficit past Guatemala to qualifying finals.

(Wednesday, October 17, 2012) -- The United States men gave up an early goal, but came roaring back to defeat Guatemala 3-1 last night and advanced to the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. Clint Dempsey had two goals and an assist for the Americans.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Despite scoring prowess, Altidore runs into stretch of bad luck.

(Thursday, October 11, 2012) -- Things had been going pretty well for United States striker Jozy Altidore, leading AZ Alkmaar of the Netherlands with eight goals in the young 2012-13 season. The past few days weren't too pleasant, however, with him earning a red card with AZ and not being called in for the U.S.'s two critical upcoming World Cup qualifiers.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey, Friedel help Tottenham to rare road victory at Manchester United.

(Wednesday, October 2, 2012) -- A pair of Americans were key contributors to Tottenham Hotspur which ended more than two decades of futility with its first home victory over Manchester United since December 1989. Impressive goalkeeping down the stretch by American Brad Friedel and what proved to be the decisive goal by United States withdrawn forward Clint Dempsey proved to be the difference as Tottenham edged United 3-2.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Johnson, Williams find net for Hoffenheim in 3-1 win over Hannover, Cherundolo.

(Tuesday, September 25, 2012) -- German-American defender Fabian Johnson scored an equalizer in the first half and German-American midfielder Danny Williams found net for an insurance goal in stoppage time to give TSG 1899 Hoffenheim a 3-1 come-from-behind upset of Hannover 96 Sunday in the German Bundesliga. Long-time U.S. defender and Hannover captain Steve Cherundolo was victimized by Johnson on his tally.   Full story

Analysis
Gomez free kick is enough to send improved U.S. past Jamaica for crucial World Cup qualifying win.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Tuesday, September 11, 2012) -- The United States men, knowing less than a victory would put their quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in jeopardy, edged Jamaica 1-0 behind a second-half goal by striker Herculez Gomez in a soldout CONCACAF Semifinal Round Group A World Cup Qualifier.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Boyd scores three more, leads Rapid Wien to pair of victories.

(Tuesday, September 8, 2012) -- United States striker Terrence Boyd heads off to join his U.S. teammates for a pair of World Cup quualifiers against Jamaica after scoring three goals in two victories for Austria's Rapid Wien.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Liverpool deal dashed, Fulham sends Dempsey to Tottenham Hotspur; Onyewu, Bocanegra move.

(Saturday, September 1, 2012) -- After last season when he set Fulham club goal-scoring records, United States midfielder Clint Dempsey -- with a year left on his Fulham contract -- was transferred to Tottenham Hotspur after a deal with Liverpool did not materialize. U.S. defenders Oguchi Onyewu and Carlos Bocanegra also found new homes.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore scores two goals again, AZ wins first 3-1 over Almelo.

(Thursday, August 23, 2012) - United States striker Jozy Altidore has gotten off to a hot start for AZ Alkmaar of the Dutch Eredivisie. Altidore scored a pair of goals for the second straight match Sunday as AZ defeated SC Heracles Almelo 3-1.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. visits Azteca in Mexico and comes away with historic win.

(Thursday, August 16, 2012) -- After 75 years of trying, the United States men finally recorded a victory in Mexico City. Playing the role of a considerable underdog, the U.S. prevailed 1-0 on reserve defender Michael Orozco Fiscal's first international goal in the 80th minute.   Full story

Analysis
Lloyd, Solo propel U.S. women to Olympic gold medal 2-1 over Japan.

(Thursday, August 9, 2012) -- Behind two goals from midfielder Carli Lloyd and key saves from goalkeeper Hope Solo, the United States women gained redemption from their loss to Japan in last year's Women's World Cup final, by defeating the Japanese 2-1 in the Summer Olympics gold-medal match before a capacity crowd of 80,203 at Wembley Stadium in London.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Granted a work permit, Cameron finalizes to EPL's Stoke City.

(Thursday, August 9, 2012) -- With the issuance of a United Kingdom work permit, American defender Geoff Cameron completed his move from Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo to Stoke City in England's Premier League.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Some MLS clubs spend big bucks for recent acquisitions.

(Friday, August 2, 2012) -- Several Major League Soccer clubs have spent liberally during the just completed transfer window in an attempt to bolster their rosters as the MLS season progresses toward the playoffs. The biggest spenders were two of the league's Canadian clubs, the Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps, and the New York Red Bulls.nbsp;  Full story

Analysis
U.S. nails Olympics quarterfinal berth with determined 3-0 triumph over Columbia.

(Sunday, July 29, 2012) -- With one Group G match left, the United States women have clinched advancement to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Summer Olympics yesterday with a 3-0 victory over stubborn Colombia.nbsp;  Full story

Americans Abroad
Guzan signs 3-year deal with Aston Villa, will compete for starter's job.

(Tuesday, July 17, 2012) -- American goalkeeper Brad Guzan signed a new three-year contract with Aston Villa of the English Premier League yesterday and will be given every opportunity to beat out Shay Given for the starting job. nbsp;  Full story

U.S. women
Solo retains Olympics eligibility, escapes with warning after failing USADA drug test.

(Tuesday, July 10, 2012) -- United States women's goalkeeper Hope Solo will play in the Summer Olympics in the United Kingdom despite failing a drug test on the eve of the team's departure for London.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. shortcomings are exposed in 1-1 qualifying draw with Guatemala.

(Wednesday, June 13, 2012) -- The United States men took a lead on a first-half goal from striker Clint Dempsey, but had to settle for a unsatisfactory draw with Guatemala at a CONCACAF semifinal-round World Cup Group A qualifying match at Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. sputters in 0-0 draw with Canada in prelude to qualifying.

(Monday, June 4, 2012) -- The United States men could not get their offense moving against Canada and had to settle for a 0-0 draw despite the first pairing of Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan under coach Jürgen Klinsmann.   Full story

Analysis
Donovan's three goals spark U.S. past Scotland 5-1 in friendly.

(Sunday, May 27, 2012) -- In the first of three friendly matches leading up to the first two World Cup 2014 qualifiers, the United States men overwhelmed Scotland 5-1 behind three goals by Landon Donovan.   Full story

U.S. men
Chandler is missing from mix as Klinsmann names first group for qualifiers.

(Thursday, May 17, 2012) -- United States men's coach Jürgen Klinsmann named yesterday the first 16 players of what will be a 29-man training camp in Orlando, Fla. The remaining players will be named May 20 in advance of the five-day camp and three scheduled friendlies prior two the first two World Cup qualifying matches of this cycle. Most noticeable in his absence is Timmy Chandler, a 22-year-old German-American defender, who declined his invitation.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Nearing 41, Friedel excels, continues to fuel Tottenham Champions League hopes.

(Thursday, May 3, 2012) -- American goalkeeper Brad Friedel became the oldest man to play for Tottenham Hotspur, extending his English Premier League record of playing 302 consecutive matches and helping Spurs to a crucial 4-1 triumph yesterday over host Bolton Wanderers. With two matches remaining, Spurs are in position to join the European Champions League play-in round or possibly go directly into the main draw.   Full story

Americans Abroad
From trying start, Jones becomes major contributor to Schalke's run into Champions League.

Jermaine Jones
Jermaine Jones:
Happy ending.

(Wednesday, May 2, 2012) -- There probably isn't a player in Europe who has had a stranger season than German-American defensive midfielder Jermaine Jones. He went from being an outcast in a dispute with FC Schalke management to playing a key role in shoring up his club's defense en route to earning a berth in next season's European Champions League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel, Spurs must quickly reverse trend for chance at Champions League

(Friday, April 27, 2012) -- Goalkeeper Brad Friedel is the only American playing in England whose club has a major accomplishment left in the offing. With four matches remaining, Tottenham Hotspur, though heading in the wrong direction, stands in fifth place in the English Premier League, one position and three points away from an shot of being invited to the European Champions League play-in round.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore's two goals allow AZ Alkmaar to tie Twente 2-2.

(Friday, April 13, 2012) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore scored both goals for AZ Alkmaar in a 2-2 with FC Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley scores first goal with Chievo in 3-2 victory over Catania.

(Monday, April 9, 2012) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley became the first American to score a goal in Italy's Serie A since Alexi Lalas did it in 1994, finding net in the sixth minute of Chievo Verona's 3-2 victory Saturday over visiting Catania.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Lichaj returns to score one, assist another, but Aston Villa loses to Chelsea.

(Monday, April 2, 2012) -- United States defender Eric Lichaj returned from injury and received a chance to get back into Villa's starting English Premier League side. He made the most of his opportunity, scoring a goal and getting an assist, but host Villa still fell 4-2 to surging Chelsea.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Jones scores winner, adds assist to send Schalke past Twente to Europa quarterfinals.

(Tuesday, March 20, 2012) -- Midfielder Jermaine Jones led Schalke 04 of Germany on a furious rally with the decisive goal and a subsequent assist, completing a stretch of four unanswered goals in a 4-1 defeat of FC Twente of the Netherlands for a 4-2 aggregate series triumph in the Europa Cup Round of 16.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Heavy workload doesn't slow Dempsey; he scores two more goals for Fulham.

(Tuesday, March 6, 2012) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey seems to thrive on a heavy workload. He scored the decisive goal in the U.S. 1-0 upset over Italy and then, on Sunday, scored twice for Fulham in its 5-0 victory over the visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League.   Full story

Analysis
Dempsey goal, tenacious defense gives U.S. first victory over Italy 1-0.

(Wednesday, February 29, 2012) -- After coming up empty in 10 meetings with Italy over 82 years, the United States men used a goal by midfielder Clint Dempsey early in the second half to shock the Italians 1-0 at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, Italy. The Americans were clearly outmatched by Italy, but after Dempsey converted their only good scoring chance in the 55th minute, the U.S. repelled attack after attack.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore gets rare start, scores twice for Alkmaar in 3-3 draw with Heerenveen.

(Tuesday, February 28, 2012) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore made the most of a rare opportunity to play, scoring twice for AZ Alkmaar in a 3-3 home draw with Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Donovan misses Everton farewell game with illness, returns to California.

(Thursday, February 23, 2012) -- United States midfielder Landon Donovan is back in California where the Los Angeles Galaxy has begun preparations for the fast approaching Major League Soccer season. After a highly successful loan stint, he missed his last game with the Everton with the flu.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Onyewu tears ligament, meniscus in right knee, will be lost to Sporting for two months.

(Thursday, February 23, 2012) -- United States central defender Oguchi Onyewu suffered substantial damage to his right knee playing for Portugal's Sporting Lisbon and will miss at least eight weeks. In Sunday's 1-0 victory over Pacos Ferreira, Onyewu suffered a torn ligament and meniscus.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Davies restarts his comeback with late relief role for Sochaux.

(Thursday, February 16, 2012) -- In an emotional return, United States striker Charlie Davies took to the field in the 78th minute for Sochaux in a 1-0 road loss to Stade Rennes in France's Ligue 1.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey provides another key goal, helps Fulham tie West Brom 1-1.

(Wednesday, February 8, 2012) -- During a cold and snowy stretch, United States midfielder Clint Dempsey scored another big goal for Fulham, allowing the host Cottagers to emerge with a 1-1 English Premier League draw with West Bromwich Albion.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey records another hat trick to lead Fulham past Newcastle 5-2.

(Tuesday, January 24, 2012) -- Midfielder Clint Dempsey is making his case that he's the best American field player ever, notching his second hat trick in three weeks to lead Fulham to a 5-2 victory over visiting Newcastle United. He became the first American to record three goals in an English Premier League game.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel's eighth shutout leads Spurs to 2-0 decision over Everton.

(Wednesday, January 18, 2012) -- In a match that featured Americans on both sides, former United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel posted his eighth clean sheet of the season to lead host Tottenham Hotspur over Everton 2-0 to maintain its position near the top of the English Premier League standings.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Donovan joins Everton, goes 90 and sees Howard score from his penalty area.

(Wednesday, January 4, 2012) -- United States midfielder Landon Donovan arrived at Everton on a two-month loan from Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy and was immediately thrown into English Premier League action. Everton lost 2-1 to Bolton, but its American goalkeeper Tim Howard scored from his box.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey thrives, but Fulham struggles in EPL, Europa League.

(Thursday, December 22, 2011) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey scored twice, but Fulham's results left something to be desired. The Cottagers crashed out of the Europa League and split a pair of English Premier League matches, including a 5-0 rout at the hands of Manchester United.   Full story

Americans Abroad
With Bocanegra absent, Glasgow Rangers are stunned by Kilmarnock.

(Wednesday, November 30, 2011) -- The scoreboard shock of the weekend was Glasgow Rangers dropping a 1-0 Scottish Premier League decision to Kilmarnock, a team they normally handle easily. It appears that Rangers were off balance and the reason might have been the absence of United States defender Carlos Bocanegra, who had previously played every minute of every league match this season.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Goodson's first goal sends Brøndby past FC Copenhagen.

(Tuesday, November 22, 2011) -- United States defender Clarence Goodson returned from duty with the U.S. men to score his first goal of the season, helping Brøndby deal a 2-1 setback to league-leading FC Copenhagen.   Full story

Analysis
Subtle changes allow United States to close 2011 with win over Slovenia.

(Wednesday, November 16, 2011) -- With manager Jürgen Klinsmann making a couple of small changes to his lineup, the United States men built a two-goal halftime lead, then held on for a 3-2 victory over host Slovenia to end 2011.   Full story

Analysis
France capitalizes on defensive error to send U.S. down to defeat.

(Saturday, November 12, 2011) -- As was the case last month against Belgium in Brussels, the United States men played a strong defensive match, but could not generate any attack and lost, this time 1-0 to powerful France last night in front of 70,018 fans at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, a Paris suburb.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey strike sparks Fulham victory, ties McBride for EPL goal record.

(Tuesday, November 1, 2011) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey scored the opening goal in Fulham's 2-0 victory over host Wigan Saturday and in the process of netting his 36th, tied Brian McBride for the most career goals by an American in English Premier League matches.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard makes big saves, leads Everton past Fulham in Premier League.

(Thursday, October 27, 2011) -- Two employers of high-profile Americans are off to less than stellar starts. Everton, with Tim Howard in net traveled to Fulham, with star attacker Clint Dempsey, Sunday afternoon. Both Howard and Dempsey had big games, but in the end it was Howard's big saves that were the difference with Everton coming away with a 3-1 victory.    Full story

Analysis
U.S. men play Ecuador well, but are undone by late defensive failure.

(Wednesday, October 12, 2011) -- The United States men played a strong opponent almost even over nearly 80 minutes, but then committed a pair of ghastly defensive errors that allowed Ecuador a 1-0 victory. It was yet another setback for the Americans under new coach Jürgen Klinsmann.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard, Friedel, Dempsey participate in bitter English rivalries.

(Thursday, October 6, 2011) -- Over last weekend, three Americans, two of them goalkeepers, were involved in three of the bitterest traditional rivalries in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Beasley, Onyewu, Buddle and Altidore all excel for their foreign clubs.

(Tuesday, September 20, 2011) -- United States midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, defender Oguchi Onyewu, and strikers Edson Buddle and Jozy Altidore all made major contributions to their foreign clubs last week, while U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley made his debut in Italy’s Serie A, the first American to play in that league in more than a decade.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. creates little attack, falls meekly to Belgium 1-0.

(Tuesday, September 6, 2011) -- For the second match in a row, the United States men were unable to create many scoring chances and they fell 1-0 to Belgium. The U.S. attack under under new manager Jürgen Klinsmann was completely ineffective.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bocanegra, Bedoya join Edu for U.S. trio on Glasgow Rangers.

(Thursday, August 18, 2011) -- Glasgow Rangers surprisingly have acquired United States defender and captain Carlos Bocanegra, while also completing the expected transfer of midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, giving the two-time Scottish Premier League potentially three American starters.

Bocanegra and Bedoya join incumbent U.S. midfielder Maurice Edu in Glasgow.    Full story

Analysis
Trio of reserves spark U.S. comeback to draw with Mexico.

(Thursday, August 11, 2011) -- New United States men's coach Jürgen Klinsmann had to patch together a starting lineup, but ultimately it was the the first three reserves he employed who sparked the a comeback and a 1-1 draw with Mexico, a match the Americans nearly won at the end.   Full story

Americans Abroad
'Injured' Chandler, not available to U.S, sees action for FC Nürnberg.

(Wednesday, August 3, 2011) -- Despite being withheld from the United States men for their Wednesday friendly against Mexico because of injury, American defender Timmy Chandler was available to FC Nürnberg for a 90-minute effort in its 1-0 preseason victory over German Bundesliga foe Hertha Berlin.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Despite record, Klinsmann's abilty to coach still can be questioned.

(WASHINGTON, D.C. (Friday, July 29, 2011) -- On the third attempt, United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati finally got his man, hiring German Jürgen Klinsmann to replace Bob Bradley as head coach of the men's national team. Now possibly, we'll find out if Klinsmann can actually coach.   Full story

Analysis
After Wambach's miracle equalizer, U.S. women prevail over Brazil with Solo save, perfect penalty kicks.

(Sunday, July 10, 2011) -- The United States moved into the Women's World Cup semifinals today, eliminating Brazil 5-4 in a penalty-kicks tiebreaker following a 2-2 draw in what perhaps was the greatest World Cup match ever played by the U.S., men or women.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. women lose to Sweden, must meet powerful Brazil in WWC quarterfinals.

(Wednesday, July 6, 2011) -- The United States hopes of winning the Women's World Cup took a severe blow when it fell 2-1 to Sweden and now the Americans must meet highly-regarded Brazil in the quarterfinals.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. women secure berth in WWC quarterfinals by blanking Colombia.

(Saturday, July 2, 2011) -- The United States women advanced to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals today with an easy 3-0 victory over Colombia. The Americans need to defeat or draw with Sweden Wednesday to capture Group C and probably avoid Brazil in the next round.   Full story

Analysis
Ahead by two goals, U.S. defense collapses and Mexico cruises to capture Gold Cup.

(Sunday, June 26, 2011) -- Mexico easily overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship by outpacing and overrunning the United States men 4-2 in front of a sold-out Rose Bowl crowd of 92,420.   Full story

Analysis
Dempsey goal sends U.S. past Panama and into Gold Cup final.

(Thursday, June 23, 2011) -- With a narrow 1-0 victory over stubborn Panama, the United States men moved on to their fourth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup final Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The title match is against Mexico, which scored twice in stoppage time to defeat Honduras in last night's other semifinal.   Full story

Analysis
Americans dominate Jamaica and earn Gold Cup rematch with Panama in semifinals.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sunday, June 19, 2011) -- The United States men moved on to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals with a dominating 2-0 victory over Jamaica at sold-out RFK Stadium. The U.S. will face Panama in the Wednesday night semis in Houston. Panama defeated the Americans 2-1 en route to winning Group C.   Full story

Analysis
Americans can't come back from slow start, fall to Panama in Gold Cup.

(Sunday, June 12, 2011) -- The United States men dug themselves a big hole and despite a rousing second-half rally, fell 2-1 to Panama in Group C of the CONCACAF Gold Cup before a somewhat sparse crowd of 27,731.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel moves to Tottenham Hostpur after three seasons at Villa.

(Tuesday, June 7, 2011) -- Former United States men's goalkeeper Brad Friedel is moving in the English Premier League from Aston Villa to Tottenham Hotspur, where the 40-year-old signed a two-year deal with the north London club.   Full story

Analysis
Spain sends U.S. off to Gold Cup with bad beating.

(Sunday, June 5, 2011) -- The United States men fielded a team sprinkled with reserves and the results were a predictable 4-0 rout at the hands of World Cup champion Spain, a unpleasant sendoff for the outclassed Americans to the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which begins Tuesday.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bedoya scores one, assists pair, leads Örebro past GAIS 3-1.

(Wednesday, May 25, 2011) -- American midfielder Alejandro Bedoya played an important role in all three Örebro SK goals, including scoring his fourth goal of the season, leading the Swedish club to a 3-1 victory Sunday over GAIS in the top-division Allsvenskan.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Adu tally sparks Rizespor victory, hopes of promotion in Turkey.

(Thursday, May 12, 2011) -- United States midfielder Freddy Adu scored the decisive goal and added an assist for Caykur Rizespor in a 3-1 victory Sunday over visiting Tavsanli Linyitspor in Turkey's second-tier 1. Lig.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey strikes twice to become Fulham's all-time best Premier League goal scorer.

(Thursday, April 28, 2011) -- United States attacker Clint Dempsey scored a pair of goals to lead Fulham to a 3-0 defeat of Bolton Wanderers, bringing his career English Premier League total to 33, a club record.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Behind Friedel, Villa shuts out Newcastle, creates distance on relegation zone.

(Thursday, April 14, 2011) -- Easing relegation fears, American goalkeeper recorded a clean sheet for Aston Villa in a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United in the English Premier League.    Full story

Analysis
Improved performance still translates into a loss for Americans.

(Wednesday, March 30, 2011) -- On Sauturday, the United States men played poorly, but managed a 1-1 draw with Argentina. Last night against Paraguay, the Americans dsiplayed a better effort, but fell 1-0 after yielding an early goal.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Holden helps Bolton edge Birmingham, advance to FA Cup semifinals.

(Tuesday, March 15, 2011) -- Midfielder Stuart Holden was one of two Americans playing in England's FA Cup quarterfinals this weekend, going the distance for Bolton Wanderers, who recorded a 3-2 victory Saturday over Birmingham City.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Jones goes the distance for Blackburn, which drops Fulham 3-2.

(Wednesday, March 9, 2011) -- German-American midfielder Jermaine Jones went the distance for Blackburn Rovers, who came out on top of a 3-2 decision over Fulham, for which United States attacker Clint Dempsey also played 90 minutes.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey fails on penalty kick, Fulham can only tie Chelsea 0-0.

(Thursday, February 17, 2011) -- In a dramatic finish, United States midfielder Clint Dempsey saw his penalty kick saved deep in stoppage time and Fulham had to settle for a 0-0 draw with visiting Chelsea at Craven Cottage.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey beats Friedel, allowing Fulham to draw 2-2 with Villa.

(Wednesday, February 9, 2011) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey's sharp header beat fellow American, goalkeeper Brad Friedel late to give visiting Fulham a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa Wednesday at Villa Park.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Bradley joins Aston Villa from Germany after transfer odyssey.

(Tuesday, February 1, 2011) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley is now officially a member of Aston Villa in the English Premier League, on loan from his German Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach. However, his journey from Moenchengladbach to Villa Park was filled with twists and turns and might be viewed as a cautionary tale.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Spector scores again, helps West Ham blank Barnsley 2-0 in FA Cup.

(Monday, January 10, 2011) -- American Jonathan Spector made it three goals in his last two cup appearances, scoring for West Ham United in its 2-0 victory over visiting Barnsley in an English FA Cup third-round match.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Strange own goal undoes Howard, Everton in 1-1 draw with West Ham.

(Wednesday, December 29, 2010) -- United States goalkeeper Tim Howard has likely never given up a goal as odd as the own goal credited to teammate Tony Hibbert for Everton in its 1-1 English Premier League draw with West Ham United.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Holden drills home winner, lifting Bolton to 2-1 decision over Rovers.

(Thursday, December 16, 2010) -- United States midfielder Stuart Holden's smash in the 88th minute found net, allowing the shorthanded Bolton Wanderers to quickly to a tying goal by Blackburn, good for a 2-1 victory over Rovers in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel considers return to Columbus Crew as player-coach.

(Wednesday, December 8, 2010) -- Former United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel has spent more than a dozen years plying his trade in Europe, but he might be ready to return to Major League Soccer. He is reportedly pondering an offer to be a player-coach for the Columbus Crew, a club he played for in 1996-97.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Riding the bench in Greece, Adu tries to find home in Denmark.

(Sunday, November 28, 2010) -- American midfielder Freddy Adu's travels from club to club, trying to find someplace where he can play, might now take him from Greece to Denmark in January when the next transfer window opens.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Holden's scores first EPL goal, adds assist in Bolton triumph.

(Thursday, November 18, 2010) -- United States midfielder Stuart Holden had his best match for Bolton Wanderers, scoring his first English Premier League goal and assisting on another in a 3-2 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers and their American goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Edu's goal before early exit gives Rangers 1-1 draw with Inverness.

(Wednesday, November 3, 2010) -- United States midfielder Maurice Edu came up with a beauty of a goal before getting knocked out at halftime of Glasgow Rangers' 1-1 draw Saturday with Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Premier League.    Full story

Analysis
U.S. displays little in unexciting 0-0 draw with Colombia before small crowd.

(Wednesday, October 13, 2010) -- The United States men and Colombia played to a dull 0-0 draw before a small crowd of 8,823 at the new PPL Park, home of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. Neither team exhibited much offense with both goalkeepers experiencing quiet nights.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Feilhaber's four goals (two winners) lead to pair of Aarhus victories.

(Tuesday, September 28, 2010) -- United States midfielder Benny Feilhaber scored three goals, including the decisive tally and a second penalty kick in overtime to lead AGF Aarhus to a 6-3 decision over rival Skive in the third round of the Landspokal (Denmark Cup) Wednesday. Feilhaber had four goals in four days, also scoring the dramatic winner in stoppage time in Aarhus' league match Sunday.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey's first goal allows Fulham to draw 1-1 with Rovers.

(Thursday, September 23, 2010) -- United States attacker Clint Dempsey notched his first goal of the season and it ended up earning Fulham an important point in the English Premier League standings with a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore scores for Villareal, hopes its his ticket to stay.

(Tuesday, August 10, 2010) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore scored one of the more important goals of his career Sunday, finding net late for Villarreal of Spain in a 2-2 draw with Turkish club. Altidore is waiting to find out if Villareal will keep him or loan him out again.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Adu is looking for team after Benfica cuts him loose.

(Thursday, August 5, 2010) -- With the start of a new European season less than a month away, a number of Americans are still searching for new clubs, chief among them midfielder Freddy Adu after Benfica of Portugal told him to find another club as a free transfer.   Full story

Analysis
Donovan carries U.S. to victory over Algeria, Round of 16.

(Wednesday, June 23, 2010) -- Lanodn Donovan's striker in stoppage time lifted the United States to 1-0 triumph over Algeria and a berth in the World Cup Round of 16. Without the tally, the U.S. would have been heading home.   Full story

Analysis
England keeper's blunder allows U.S. to pick up valuable Group C point.

(Saturday, June 12, 2010) - The United States men picked up a fortunate point, starting Group C of the World Cup with a 1-1 draw against England. The American equalizer came when Clint Dempsey's easy shot was botched by England goalkeeper Robert Green.   Full story

Analysis
Buddle makes a statement in leading U.S. over Australia in final World Cup prep.

(Saturday, June 5, 2010) -- Led by two fine goals by Edson Buddle, the United States men recorded a 3-1 decision over Australia today in their final tune-up before thier opening World Cup match against England.   Full story

A Fan's View \ Molly Wagman
Australia match takes on special meaning to U.S. fan.

ROODEPOORT, South Africa (Saturday, June 5, 2010) -- The United States-Australia game took on special meaning to an American expatriate living in Sydney.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Beasley bids farewell to Glasgow Rangers after late benching.

(Thursday, May 13, 2010) -- United States midfielder DaMarcus Beasley said via Twitter he is leaving Glasgow Rangers after not dressing for the last two matches of the season, including a 3-3 draw with Motherwell.   Full story

Americans Abroad
For Fulham, Dempsey set to become first U.S. player in European final.

(Thursday, May 6, 2010) -- Clint Dempsey will become the first American to ever play for a major trophy in Europe with Fulham when the English Premier League Cottagers travel to Hamburg, Germany's Nordank Arena to face Spain's Atletico Madrid in the second-tier Europa League championship match.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Davies' desire to make World Cup team is dealt a blow.

(Thursday, April 22, 2010) -- Charlie Davies' hopes of making the United States World Cup squad were hurt today when the president of his French club Sochaux said the American striker will not play again this season in Ligue 1.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey absent with thigh injury, Fulham makes Europa Cup semifinals.

(Thursday, April 8, 2010) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey was sidelined with a thigh injury for Fulham's 1-0 victory over host VfL Wolfsburg of Germany today in a Europa League quarterfinal second-leg match. Fulham advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 aggregate triumph and will play next Hamburg SV.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Back in good graces, Adu makes rare start for victorious Aris.

(Thursday, April 1, 2010) -- United States midfielder Freddy Adu is apparently now back in the good graces of Aris Thessaloniki's Argentinean coach Hector Cuper. Resultantly, Adu started for only the third time since arriving in Greece, going the distance in a 1-0 victory over Levadiakos.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Donovan's highly successful Everton tenure ends on quiet note.

(Monday, March 15, 2010) -- Obtaining Landon Donovan paid considerable dividends for Everton, but the United States attacker's 10-week loan ended on a quiet note Saturday with him coming off the bench in a 2-2 draw with host Birmingham City, which erased a two-goal deficit in an English Premier League match at St. Andrews Stadium.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Both succeeding in Greece, Johnson gets critical U.S. call, Adu does not.

(Friday, February 26, 2010) -- United States midfielder Freddy Adu and striker Eddie Johnson both have worked their way into the starting lineup for Aris Thessaloniki of Greece, but Johnson will get a final World Cup look by U.S. coach Bob Bradley, while Adu will not.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Beasley's car is destroyed in Scotland racial incident.

(Wednesday, February 3, 2010) -- At least DaMarcus Beasley could see the lighter side of a sad situation. "I'm doing ok and in the market for a new car," The United States midfielder wrote on his Twitter page after his car was firebombed in Glasgow where he plays for Rangers of the Scottish Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Cherundolo aggravates ailing shoulder, will miss at least month for Hannover.

(Monday, February 1, 2010) -- United States defender Steve Cherundolo will be sidelined for at least a month after further injuring his shoulder Sunday while training with Hannover 96, the relegation-challenged German Bundesliga club.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Adu joins Johnson as loan acquisitions by Aris of Greece.

(Wednesday, January 6, 2010) -- American midfielder Freddy Adu has been obtained by Aris, a Greek club, on an 18-month loan from Benfica of Portugal. Adu joins another American, striker Eddie Johnson, who was obtained on loan a week ago by Aris from Fulham of the English Premier League.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel posts three more shutouts as Aston Villa climbs in English Premier League.

(Thursday, December 24, 2009) -- United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel recorded three more clean sheets, running his shutout streak to four as Aston Villa challenged for the lead in the English Premier League.   Full story

SoccerTimes.com Top 25
Virginia wins first men's national crown in 15 years, secures top ranking.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, December 16, 2009) -- Virginia captured its first NCAA men's Division I championship since 1994 and resultantly the No. 1 ranking in the SoccerTimes.com College Coaches Poll, followed by Akron, Wake Forest, North Carolina and UCLA.

Women's Poll
Men's Poll

SoccerTimes.com Top 25
North Carolina closes season with women's national title, No. 1 ranking.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, December 9, 2009) -- By virtue of defending its NCAA Division I women's national championship, North Carolina is No. 1 in the final SoccerTimes.com College Coaches Poll, followed by Stanford, UCLA, Notre Dame and Portland.

Women's Poll
Men's Poll

U.S. men
U.S. gets favorable draw, opens 2010 World Cup with England.

(Friday, December 4, 2009) -- The United States men were drawn into Group C for next summer's World Cup in South Africa and will open with a match against England, followed by encounters with Algeria and Slovenia.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. ends 2009 on low note, dropping decision to Denmark.

(Wednesday, November 18, 2009) -- The United States men were defeated 3-1 by host Denmark, showing almost no attack while also making too many defensive errors. The U.S. was dominated from the start, but managed to take a 1-0 lead into halftime.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey runs his EPL scoring streak to three games, helping Fulham tie Wigan 1-1.

Clint Dempsey
Clint Dempsey:
Fancy footwork.

(Thursday, November 12, 2009) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey scored in a third straight league match, allowing Fulham to escape with a 1-1 draw with host Wigan Athletic in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Setback in recovery from shin injury casts doubt on Jones joining U.S. team.

Jermaine Jones
Jermaine Jones:
U.S. bound?

(Thursday, November 12, 2009) -- Midfielder Jermaine Jones is by all means German, but because of dual citizenship, he pledged his allegiance to the United States men. Jones would seem to offer the U.S. a boost in the defensive midfield, but his chances of representing the Americans in next summer's World Cup in South Africa would seem to be diminishing as he continues to struggle with a shin injury.   Full story

Analysis
Bornstein's late header gives U.S. draw with Costa Rica, first in group.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, October 14, 2009) -- After 16 months and two rounds of qualifying matches, the United States men ended up on top of the CONCACAF World Cup Final Round Qualifying after defender Jonathan Bornstein headed home an equalizer in the dying seconds of a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in front of 26,243 at rainy, chilly RFK Stadium.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. clinches sixth straight World Cup berth behind Casey, Donovan.

(Sunday, October 10, 2009) -- The United States men guaranteed their place in next summer's World Cup in South Africa with a heart-stopping 3-2 decision over Honduras in what was the most exciting qualifier the U.S. has played in many years. Conor Casey nad two goals and Landon Donovan one for the Americans.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore gets start up top, but Hull City is blanked by Birmingham.

(Monday, September 21, 2009) -- Hull manager Phil Brown surprised many by starting both Altidore and Vennegoor of Hesselink in tandem against Birmingham City in what turned out to be a disappointing 1-0 home loss.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey excels in Fulham's 2-1 triumph over Everton and Howard.

(Wednesday, September 16, 2009) -- Charlie Davies' transfer from Swedish Allsvenskan club Hammarby to French Ligue 1's Sochaux has been a resounding success for the young American striker. In three league matches, he has gone from late substitute to starter and has scored two goals along the way.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Benfica sends Adu to Lisbon rival Belenenses on loan.

(Tuesday, September 1, 2009) -- Benfica made it clear it had no use for Freddy Adu, but the American midfielder will be staying in Lisbon and the Portugese first division, sent on loan to CF Os Belenenses.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Altidore impresses in his first two outings with Hull City.

(Tuesday, August 25, 2009) -- United States striker Jozy Altidore scored his first goal for Hull City in the 42nd minute of a 3-1 triumph over Southend United, helping his new club advance to the third round of the Carling Cup. In his English debut, He assisted the only ghoal in Hull's 1-0 Premier League won over Bolton Wanderers.   Full story

U.S. men
Midfield woes cause U.S. to fall to Mexico in qualifier at packed Azteca.

(Wednesday, August 12, 2009) -- For 82 minutes, it looked as if the United States men were going to escape Mexico City's Azetca Stadium with a draw and a point in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying standings, but then a defensive breakdown let Mexico pulled out its second consecutive 2-1 victory over the Americans.   Full story

Analysis
With goal in each half, U.S. moves into Gold Cup final against Mexico.

(Friday, July 24, 2009) -- Using goals in the final seconds of both halves, the United States men moved into Sunday's championship match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a second 2-0 victory over Honduras in yesterday's semifinals.   Full story

Analysis
Late goal allows U.S. deep reserves to manage Gold Cup draw with Haiti.

(Sunday, July 12, 2009) -- An extremely inexperienced version of the United States men managed a last-second goal, good for a 2-2 draw with Haiti to conclude Group B play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and advance to the quarterinals.   Full story

Analysis
Despite surprising lead, U.S. wilts and Brazil wins Confederations Cup.

(Sunday, June 28, 2009) -- The United States men opened a tantalizing two-goal lead which they took into halftime, but Brazil was at its powerful best after intermission and prevailed 3-2 to capture the FIFA Confederations Cup championship.   Full story

Analysis
Strong effort sends U.S. past Egypt 3-0 and to unlikely Confederations Cup semifinal berth.

(Sunday, June 21, 2009) -- The United States men played one of their strongest matches in quite some time to defeat Egypt 3-0 in the final Confederations Cup Group B match and advanced to the semifinals because Brazil blanked Italy by the same 3-0 score.   Full story

Analysis
Shorthanded Americans cannot hold off skillful Italy in Confederations Cup.

(Monday, June 15, 2009) -- Playing a man down for more than a half was asking too much of the United States men, who fell 3-1 to defending world champion Italy in the opening Group B match of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa.   Full story

Analysis
Costa Rica humiliates Americans 3-1 in World Cup qualifier.

(Thursday, June 4, 2009) -- The United States men embarrassed themselves, losing 3-1 to a good Costa Rican team in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier before a packed Estadio Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Mönchengladbach, Bradley again face relegation worries after suffering 5-0 loss.

(Wednesday, May 20, 2009) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley and Borussia Mönchengladbach suffered a devastating 5-0 loss Saturday at Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga. Just when Gladbach thought it was safe, relegation again became a concern.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Bocanegra scores, but Rennes is upset by Guingamp 2-1 in Cup final.

(Monday, May 11, 2008) -- United States defender Carlos Bocanegra scored in the 70th minute, but Rennes of Ligue 1 then gave up two late goals to second-division Guingamp and lost the Coupe de France final 2-1 Sunday before 80,056 in Paris' Stade de France.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Hahnemann, Reading fall short of Premier League promotion, get second chance.

(Wednesday, May 6, 2009) -- A victory at home would have meant promotion to the English Premier League, but Reading dropped a 2-1 decision to Birmingham City Sunday and resultantly must win a four-team playoff if it wants to return to the Premier League for the 2009-10 season.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Xerez's Altidore to miss final month after toe surgery; Onyewu nets pair.

(Wednesday, April 22, 2009) -- Striker Jozy Altidore is finished at Xerez for the Spanish season after undergoing surgery last week on toes on both feet. His United States teammate, defender Oguchi Onyewu scored twice in a Standard de Liège victory.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard saves in tiebreaker lead Everton past Man. U. in FA Cup semifinals.

(Monday, April 20, 2009) -- United States goalkeeper Tim Howard made a pair of difficult saves in a penalty-kicks shootout to lead Everton to a 4-2 triumph in the tiebreaker after a 0-0 draw with Manchester United in an FA Cup semifinal.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey scores twice, adds assist to spark Fulham past Manchester City.

Clint Dempsey
Clint Dempsey:
Much to celebrate.

(Tuesday, April 14, 2009) -- Receiving a pair of goals and an assist from United States midfielder Clint Dempsey, visiting Fulham recorded a come-from-behind 3-1 English Premier League victory over Manchester City Sunday. Both of Dempsey's goals came in the second half after the Cottagers trailed 1-0 at intermission.   Full story

Analysis
Altidore's three goals lead strong U.S. effort in win over T&T.

(Thursday, April 2, 2009) -- Coming off a disturbing sub-par performance, the United States men put together a strong effort last night to bury Trinidad and Tobago, a clearly inferior opponent 3-0 behind three goals by striker Jozy Altidore in a CONCACAF Final Round World Cup Qualifier   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard, Everton are on the upswing in English Premier League.

(Wednesday, March 18, 2009) - With American Tim Howard in net, Everton continued its winning ways. Howard was called on for a single save and Everton defeated Stoke City 3-1 in the English Premier League.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Expansion plans are not as clear as they once appeared to be.

(Thursday, March 12, 2009) -- Major League Soccer's seemingly orderly path towards 18 teams has turned very messy. Now, just days or weeks before the expected announcement of two new franchises, it's not even clear if that the league will identify both or only one additional team.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Donovan to wrap up Munich tenure and rejoin Galaxy in MLS.

(Friday, March 6, 2009) -- United States striker Landon Donovan's loan to Bayern Munich of the German Bundesliga is coming to an end. He is scheduled to return to Major League Soccer when he starts training with the Los Angeles Galaxy Tuesday, less than two weeks before the club's opening game March 22.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. continues home domination of Mexico by starting final qualifying with 2-0 victory.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Wednesday, February 11, 2009) -- For the third straight time, the United States defeated Mexico 2-0 in a CONCACAF Final Round World Cup Qualifying match Crew Stadium. This one was a gritty victory in difficult conditions.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel posts two shutouts for Aston Villa in league victory, FA Cup draw.

(Wednesday, January 28, 2009) -- Americann goalkeeper Brad Friedel had two clean sheets for Aston Villa, providing an assist and stoppage-time save to down Portsmouth 1-0 after drawing Doncaster Rovers 0-0 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Beasley, Edu struggle for playing time for Glasgow Rangers.

(Tuesday, January 20, 2009) -- One of the major unanswered questions regarding Americans playing in Europe is why midfielders DaMarcus Beasley and Maurice Edu have seen so little action with Glasgow Rangers this season.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Donovan scores, looks strong in pair of Bayern Munich exhibition wins.

(Tuesday, January 13, 2009) -- United States midfielder Landon Donovan scored a goal for Bayern Munich in a 3-1 victory over Al Wheda in Saudi Arabia. Donovan, who is on loan to the German Bundesliga club through March from Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy, played 30 minutes as planned.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Onyewu's future with Standard is up in the air as club ponders transfer.

(Friday, January 2, 2009) -- United States defender Oguchi Onyewu has returned to the U.S. to spend a part of his month-long break winter from the Belgian Jupiler League, but he has no idea whether he will be returning to Standard de Liège or if he will have been sold to one of a number of suitors with the January transfer window open.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Dempsey finds net twice, late header for Fulham stuns Chelsea in 2-2 draw.

(Sunday, December 28, 2008) -- In a season that looked like it could have been his last with Fulham, U.S. midfielder Clint Dempsey not only has made it back into the starting side, but he scored three goals in the club's last three matches, including two today, one an equalizing header in the 89th minute, to propel the Cottagers to a 2-2 home draw with heavily-favored Chelsea.   Full story

NCAA men
Yeagley is named new Wisconsin coach, replacing Rohrman.

Todd Yeagley
Todd Yeagley:
Takes over Badgers.

MADISON, Wisc. (Thursday, December 18, 2008) -- Todd Yeagley, a former national collegiate "Player of the Year" and Major League Soccer midfielder, was named coach of Wisconsin today. Yeagley replaces Jeff Rohrman, who stepped down last month after seven seasons.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
With Montreal out for now, MLS is altering its expansion choices.

(Sunday, November 30, 2008) -- As Major League Soccer officials gathered in Los Angeles for MLS Cup 2009 and held their various league meetings, the expansion picture seemed pretty clear. Yet, things have changed considerably since and now it is much less obvious as to which two new cities will enter MLS in 2011.   Full story

Americans Abroad
U.S. under-20s Bernardo, Nazzani refine their trade in Italy.

Vincenzo Bernardo
Bernado (10):
Making move.

(Saturday, November 22, 2008) -- The United States has prospered from the contribution of Italian-Americans. In that tradition, Vincenzo Bernardo and Giuseppe Nazzani are honing their games for the U.S. under-20 men by playing in Italy.   Full story

U.S. men
CONCACAF draw has Americans facing Mexico to open final round of qualifying.

(Saturday, November 22, 2008) -- The United States men open the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying February 11 at home against arch-rival Mexico, it was determined this morning in a draw in Johannesburg, South Africa.   Full story

Analysis
Cooper, Adu lead U.S. to dominant, if meaningless, decision over Guatemala.

(Thursday, November 20, 2008) -- The United States men closed the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with a dominating 2-0 win over Guatemala in front of a disappointingly small crowd of 9,303. Second-half goals from striker Kenny Cooper and midfielder Freddy Adu accounted for the scoring.   Full story

Analysis
Qualifying loss to ascendant T&T means little to U.S. men.

(Thursday, October 16, 2008) -- A young and inexperienced version of the United States men, playing a match that meant nothing to them, but everything to Trinidad and Tobago, held its own against a veteran opponent before host T&T prevailed 2-1.   Full story

U.S. men
U.S. bursts into final round of qualifying by demolishing Cuba 6-1.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Saturday, October 11, 2008) -- The United States men easily defeated an outmanned and eventually shorthanded Cuba 6-1 in a CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying semifinal-round match, securing advancement to the final round with two games remaining.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Adu gets first start for Monaco in Cup loss to PSG.

(Thursday, October 2, 2008) -- Americans are generally seeing less action in Europe's top leagues, but United States attacker Freddy Adu received his first start for Monaco, which dropped a 1-0 decision September 24 to defending champion Paris St. Germain in the Coupe de France.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Howard, Onyewu face off: Standard, Everton draw in UEFA Cup.

(Thursday, September 18, 2008) -- A pair of United States men's teammates faced each other tonight in UEFA Cup first-round action, but neither could claim bragging rights. Host Everton of England's Premier League, with Tim Howard in goal, and Standard de Liège of the Belgian Jupiler League, with Oguchi Onyewu going the distance in central defense, tied 2-2   Full story

U.S. men
Improved U.S. attack sinks T&T, nears qualifying advancement.

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (Wednesday, September 10, 2008) -- The United States men put together an improved offensive effort tonight to defeat Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 in a CONCACAF World Cup Group 1 semifinal-round qualifier, almost assuring advancement to the final round.   Full story

Americans Abroad
U.S. players have seen their numbers dwindle in English Premier League.

(Thursday, August 28, 2008) -- A new season has started in England and far fewer Americans are playing in the Premier Division then finished the season there last May. At season's end, 12 Americans were playing in the Premiership; only three remain with one newcomer.nbsp;  Full story

U.S. men notes
High security follows Americans around Guatemala City.

GUATEMALA CITY, (Wednesday, August 20, 2008) -- The Guatemalan media proclaimed the World Cup qualifier tonight against the United States to be "ambiente de fiesta." A fiesta it might be, but Guatemalan security forces are taking no chances.   Full story

Americans Abroad
With Adu signed, Monaco looks to add Bradley to midfield.

Freddy Adu
Freddy Adu:
Loaned.

(Sunday, July 27, 2008) -- With Freddy Adu already in the fold, AS Monaco of France's Ligue 1 is moving to add his fellow U.S. men's and Olympic-team attacker Michael Bradley to the midfield.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Belgian citizenship makes Onyewu a more appealing transfer target in Europe.

(Monday, July 14, 2008) -- United States defender Oguchi Onyewu is not only an American citizen, but also now is a citizen of Belgium. By picking up a European Union passport, Onyewu made himself more attractive to European teams in the transfer market.   Full story

Americans Abroad
AS Monaco looks into acquisition of Bradley, Adu.

(Sunday, July 6, 2008) -- AS Monaco of France has set its sights on a pair of young American midfielders: Michael Bradley and Freddy Adu. According to France's Le Figaro, Monaco has offered nearly $9.5 mission dollars to SC Heerenveen for Bradley and might pay half of that for Adu.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. methodically closes out Barbados to advance in qualifying.

(Monday, June 22, 2008) -- The United States men, coming into the away leg of the two-match CONCACAF second-round World Cup qualifying series with Barbados with an eight-goal cushion, had little trouble finishing off their Caribbean foe with a 1-0 decision at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.   Full story

Analysis
Against weak foe, U.S. attack finally finds itself in 8-0 qualifying rout of Barbados.

(Monday, June 16, 2008) -- What's the difference between playing the No. 1 team in the world and playing No. 121? About eight goals after the United States men followed a scoreless draw in a friendly with Argentina by crushing Barbados 8-0 yesterday's in the first leg of a CONCACAF second-round series.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Nowak must deal with complicated process to pick U.S. Olympics squad.

(Saturday, June 14, 2008) -- With the Summer Olympics soccer tournament starting in less than two months, U.S. coach Peter Nowak's roster is still in flux as he faces far more complicated problems then simply picking his 23 players.   Full story

Analysis
Howard saves U.S. men in 0-0 draw with Argentina in match of tired teams.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Sunday, June 8, 2008) -- In a somewhat strange match, the United States men played good defense and received a terrific seven-save performance from goalkeeper Tim Howard in holding much superior Argentina to a 0-0 draw before a sell-out crowd of 78,682 at Giants Stadium.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Onyewu looks to move after helping Standard to record season.

(Monday, May 26, 2008) -- United States defender Oguchi Onyewu hopes to move up in Europe after helping Standard de Liège to its best season ever and its first Belgian Jupiler League championship in 25 years.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Keller heroics help Fulham save spot in Premier League.

(Monday, May 12, 2008) -- With American Kasey Keller excelling in goal, Fulham completed a miracle run to stay in the English Premier League by winning 1-0 at Portsmouth. By capturing their third straight match and four of their last five outings, the Cottagers survived another year in the Premier League by goal differential over Reading.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Fulham staves off relegation, at least for a weekend with shocking comeback.

(Sunday, April 27, 2008) -- Thanks to a bizarre 3-2 victory over Manchester City, Fulham clings to life in the English Premier League and has a chance, albeit a long shot, to avoid relegation with two matches to go. Trailing 2-0 on the road with 20 minutes to go, Fulham rallied to prevail.   Full story

Americans Abroad
With Onyewu, Standard takes Jupiler title; Heerenveen, Bradley make Dutch playoffs.

(Thursday, April 24, 2008) -- A pair of Americans and their teammates had reason to celebrate this week. Defender Oguchi Onyewu and Standard de Liège won Belgium's Jupiler Legaue title for the first time in 25 years, while midfielder Michael Bradley and Heerenveen narrowly qualified for the post-season playoff for a spot in the Champions League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Relegation nears after Fulham is done in by Liverpool reserves.

(Wednesday, April 23, 2008) -- Fulham was seemingly handed a gift Saturday by Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez, who rested eight regulars ahead of his club's crucial Champions League semifinal yesterday. However, Fulham quickly learned that a Liverpool lineup heavy with reserves is formidable and good enough to defeat the Cottagers in the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Cherundolo goes 90 minutes in each of three straight Hannover draws.

(Sunday, March 30, 2008) -- American Steve Cherundolo went the distance for Hannover 96, which drew for a third match in a row 0-0 Sunday with visiting VfB Stuttgart. Both sides lacked on attack, registering on shot on frame apiece.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Montreal improves its chances of getting expansion franchise.

(Thursday, March 27, 2008) -- Montreal has likely jumped much higher on the list of possible Major League Soccer expansion teams with George Gillett, owner of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens, and Gillett Entertainment Group, expressing interest in becoming an ownership group.   Full story

Analysis
With Adu leading the way, United States storms into Summer Olympics.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Thursday, March 20, 2008) -- With Freddy Adu scoring twice and dominating the action, the United States under-23 men earned a berth in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with a 3-0 victory over Canada in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying.    Full story

Analysis
Lacking flow, U.S. still nears Olympic qualifying semifinals by blanking Panama.

(Friday, March 14, 2008) -- Despite a rather disjointed performance, the United States under-23 men have put themselves in good position to advance to the semifinals of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying with a 1-0 victory over Panama in a Group A match.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Following debut, Johnson hopes to help Fulham battle Manchester United.

(Thursday, February 28, 2008) - United States striker Eddie Johnson looks to get his first English Premier League start Saturday when Fulham hosts Manchester United. In Johnson's debut, Fulhan reached a low point in an already disastrous year, losing 1-0 to West Ham United on a controversial late goal.   Full story

NCAA women
Hermann Trophy winner Yamaguchi forgoes senior season to turn pro in Sweden.

Mami Yamaguchi
Mami Yamguchi:
Leaving FSU.

TALLA-
HASSEE, Fla. (Wednes-
day, February 27, 2007) -- Striker Mami Yamaguchi, winner of the 2007 Hermann Trophy, renounced her senior season at Florida State to sign a contract with Sweden's Umea IK, one of the top women's teams in Europe. Meanwhile, San Jose State named Jeff Leightman and Villanova John Byford their new coaches.   Full story

Analysis
Bradley learns much about his U.S. team in 2-2 draw with Mexico.

(Thursday, February 7, 2008) -- United States men's coach Bob Bradley says he likes playing tough matches against quality opponents in less than friendly environments so he can identify where his team is lacking and where it needs improvement and work. If that is the case, last night's 2-2 draw with Mexico provided a rather stark view of where the U.S. has problems.   Full story

NCAA men
Howard coach Okoh held in Virginia jail, accused of soliciting young girl on-line.

Joseph E Okoh
Joseph E. Okoh:
Arrested.

WASHING-
TON, D.C. (Monday, January 28, 2008) -- Howard University men's coach Joseph E. Okoh is being held without bond in a Virginia jail after being arrested Friday evening for allegedly soliciting on-line for sexual purposes a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Johnson gets work permit, expected to join struggling Fulham soon.

(Wednesday, January 23, 2008) -- United States striker Eddie Johnson received an English work permit today and was immediately signed by Fulham of the English Premier League to a contract running through the summer of 2011. Johnson is expected to arrive in London soon and the club hopes to get him into the lineup quickly.   Full story

U.S. women
Boxx goal beats China 1-0 and takes Four Nations Tournament crown.

GUANGZHOU, China (Sunday, January 20, 2008) -- Midfielder Shannon Boxx struck in the 77th minute to give the United States women a 1-0 victory over China and their third straight Four Nations Tournament title. The U.S. has won this event in its last five appearances, finishing first in 2003 and 2004 before deciding not to participate in 2005.   Full story

U.S. women
Sundhage calls in 27 to camp as Four Nations Cup prep begins.

(Saturday, December 29, 2007) -- New United States women's coach Pia Sundhage has summoned 27 players to her first full training camp, a six-day affair at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.. The camp will commence Thursday and start preparations for the annual Four Nations Tournament to be held in China January 16-20.   Full story

Men's College Cup
Tracy rallies Wake Forest past Ohio State to NCAA title game.

CARY, N.C. (Sunday, December 16, 2007) -- Marcus Tracy scored the equalizer and and assisted Zack Schilawski's winner to lift No. 3 Wake Forest to its first national championship 2-1 over 10th-ranked Ohio State in the Men's College Cup final.

Men's College Cup
Tracy's two goals send Wake Forest past Va. Tech 2-0, to title match with Ohio State.

Wake Forest soccer
Edmans (left), Schilawski:
Key foul.

CARY, N.C. (Friday, December 14, 2007) -- Junior forward Marcus Tracy struck early and late in the second half to power third-ranked Wake Forest to a 2-0 triumph over No. 13 Virginia Tech tonight in a NCAA Division I Men's College Cup semifinal. Advancing to its first NCAA championship game, Wake will face No. 10 Ohio State Sunday to decide the title.    Full story

Women's College Cup
FSU, Southern Cal earn first title match visits with exciting wins.

Amy Rodriguez
Amy Rodriguez:
Two big goals.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Friday, December 7, 2007) -- Florida State and Southern California each rode dramatic game-winners midway through the second half to earn their first berths in the NCAA Division I championship game. In tonight's semifinals, junior forward Amy Rodriguez provided two goals for ninth-ranked Southern California in a 2-1 come-from-behind triumph over No. 1 UCLA, while freshman striker Amanda DaCosta netted the winner for No. 14 Florida State which twice squandered leads, but defeated 13th-ranked Notre Dame 3-2.   Full story

NCAA women's tournament
Adams' overtime strike sends UCLA past Portland 3-2, to fifth straight College Cup.

Danesha Adams
Danesha Adams:
Dramatic winner.

LOS ANGELES (Friday, November 30, 2007) -- Senior striker Danesha Adams's second goal came in sudden death, lifting No. 1 UCLA to a 3-2 triumph over third-ranked Portland in an NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championships quarterfinal in a steady rain. Southern California, Florida State and Notre Dame also captured one-goal victories to advance to the semifinals.advanced.   Full story

U.S. men
World Cup qualifying will begin in June against Barbados or Dominica.

DURBAN, South Africa (Sunday, November 25, 2007) -- The United States men will begin their quest to compete in a sixth straight World Cup in June, facing either Barbados or Dominica in the first of three qualification rounds, as established in the a preliminary draw today for South Africa 2010.   Full story

Major League Soccer
After hoisting MLS Cup again, Cochrane returns to San Jose in expansion draft.

Ryan Cochrane
Ryan Cochrane:
Heading back to San Jose.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wednes-
day, November 21, 2007) -- Three days after starting for the victorious Houston Dynamo in MLS Cup 2007, defender Ryan Cochrane was a member of the expansion San Jose Earthquakes. Taken in today's expansion draft, Cochrane returns to a city where he spent the first two years of his MLS career.   Full story

SoccerTimes.com Top 25
UConn regains top spot after taking Big East title.

(Monday, November 19, 2007) -- On the strength of Connecticut's triumph in the Big East title match and Wake Forest's loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference final, UConn has regained the top ranking in the SoccerTimes.com College Coaches Poll. Santa Clara, the West Coast Conference champions climbed to second, edging No. 3 WFU by two points.

Men's Top 25   Women's Top 25

Analysis
Despite so-so effort, U.S. defeats South Africa on Cherundolo goal.

(Saturday, November 17, 2007) -- In their final match of 2007, the United States men defeated South Africa 1-0, capturing the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium despite a performance that probably would be best described as lackadaisical.   Full story

NCAA women's tournament
Langdon tally completes Okla. State comeback, beats San Diego 2-1.

Kasey Langdon
Kasey Langdon:
Nets winnerOn the shelf.

LOS ANGELES (Friday, November 16, 2007) -- Sophomore striker Kasey Langdon scored with four minutes remaining, completing a second-half comeback that lifted No. 24 Oklahoma State to a 2-1 decision over 12th-ranked San Diego tonight in the opening round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship.   Full story

NCAA women's
North Carolina looks to defend national crown in field of 64.

Anson Dorrance
Anson Dorrance:
Seeking 20th national title.

INDIANA-
POLIS (Monday, November 12, 2007) -- Defending champion North Carolina is one of four regional No. 1 seeds for the 26th NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship tournament, which begins play Thursday. The four top seeds are UNC, Penn State, UCLA and Stanford.    Full story

 


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