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September 30, 2010
CALLED UP
Bradley picks 20 for upcoming friendlies

CHICAGO— U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named 20 players to the roster that will prepare for the upcoming friendlies, against Poland Oct. 9 at Soldier Field, and Colombia Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.


September 17, 2010
BACK TO AFRICA
USA will play in Mandela Cup

CHICAGO — The U.S. Men’s National Team will travel to South Africa to take on 2010 FIFA World Cup hosts South Africa on Nov. 17 at the magnificent Green Point Stadium in Cape Town as part of the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup.


August 30, 2010
USA TO FACE COLOMBIA
Game set for Philadelphia’s PPL Park

CHICAGO--- The U.S. Men’s National Team will host South American rivals Colombia on Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Kickoff for the USA’s first match on the Chester waterfront is set for 7 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision.


August 18, 2010
WINDY CITY DATE
U.S. to face Poland at Soldier Field

The U.S. Men’s National Team will face Poland on Oct. 9 at Soldier Field (7pm CT). The match will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel and the Univision networks.


August 10, 2010
SWAMPED
Brazil outclasses U.S., 2-0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants Stadium or the New Meadowlands Stadium. It doesn't matter which stadium in The Swamp the U.S. National Team plays these days, they can't win or find the back of the net.


August 5, 2010
ROSTER CHANGES
Gonzalez, Altidore called in for U.S.

CHICAGO -- U.S. Soccer has made a pair of changes to the roster for the match against five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil on Aug. 10 at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Villarreal striker Jozy Altidore replaces Jermaine Jones, while LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez is replacing Chad Marshall.


August 4, 2010
U.S. ROSTER
14 World Cuppers named for Brazil match

CHICAGO -- U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley named 18 players to the roster, including 14 who participated at the World Cup in South Africa, which will face five-time World Cup champions Brazil at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 10.


July 12, 2010
FINAL: MOST WATCHED
Netherlands-Spain had 15.5 Million Viewers

BRISTOL, Conn---Sunday’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Final on ABC – a 1-0 victory by Spain in extra time over the Netherlands – ranks as the most-watched Men's World Cup game ever.


July 11, 2010
THE REIGN OF SPAIN
La Furia Roja wins World Cup Final in extra time

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—It took 116 minutes, but Spain’s Andres Iniesta finally managed to wrest the spotlight away from card-crazed referee Howard Webb and beat goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to give first-time finalists Spain a 1-0 win over The Netherlands in Sunday’s World Cup Final at Soccer City Stadium.


July 10, 2010
RUN n’ GUN
Defense an afterthought as Germany beats Uruguay in 3rd place game

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—It’s amazing what having nothing to lose can do to open up a soccer game. Just ask Germany and Uruguay, who combined for 32 shots and five goals in Saturday’s largely symbolic World Cup third-place match at Port Elizabeth Stadium.


July 10, 2010
LEFT OFF
Donovan not among 10 best player finalists

JOHANNESBURG -- Sorry, Landon, you didn't make this team.


July 7, 2010
OLE, OLE
Puyol lifts Spain into World Cup Final

DURBAN, South Africa—There will be a first-time winner of the World Cup this year, after Spain defeated an unusually ragged Germany 1-0 in Wednesday’s semifinal at Durban Stadium.


July 6, 2010
ORANGE ALERT
Netherlands outlast Uruguay for berth in Final

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—The best team never to win the World Cup will have another crack at it, as the Netherlands advanced to the 2010 Final with Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Uruguay at Green Point Stadium.


July 6, 2010
LITTLE COUNTRY, BIG TEAM
Uruguay (3.5 million) lone South American representative in semifinals

CAPE TOWN -- Poor little Uruguay.

The South American side gets little or no respect.

The last country of 32 nations to qualify for South Africa, not given much chance to advance out of the opening round and essentially dismissed as a World Cup outsider.


July 3, 2010
ADVANTAGE, EUROPE
Germany, Spain advance to World Cup semis

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—Miroslav Klose became the second-leading goal scorer in World Cup history on Saturday, connecting twice to lead Germany to a 4-0 rout of Argentina at Green Point Stadium.


July 2, 2010
EDGE OF YOUR SEAT SOCCER
Netherlands, Uruguay prevail in nail-biting quarterfinals

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—The top team in the world will not be the top team in the 2010 World Cup, after the Netherlands eliminated favorites Brazil 2-1 in Friday’s quarterfinal match at Port Elizabeth Stadium.


June 29, 2010
AND THEN THERE WERE EIGHT
Paraguay, Spain fill out quarterfinal field

PRETORIA, South Africa—It wasn’t pretty, but Paraguay outlasted Japan 5-4 in penalty kicks Tuesday at Loftus Versfeld Stadium to become the fourth South American quarterfinalist at World Cup 2010.


June 29, 2010
GULATI'S CONCERNS
U.S. soccer president praises Bradley, but says team fell short of expectations

JOHANNESBURG -- The fate of U.S. coach Bob Bradley will not be determined until July.

Saying that Bradley has done "a very good job" but that the team fell short of expectations at the World Cup, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati Monday stated he won't make any decisions until he meets with the Bradley next month.


June 28, 2010
TOP RATED
USA-Ghana most watched World Cup game

BRISTOL, Conn---Saturday’s United States-Ghana match on ABC – a 2-1 U.S. loss in extra time, which eliminated the Americans from the tournament – is the most-watched FIFA World Cup game among households and viewers. The 2.5 hour match window (2:30-5:12 p.m. ET) averaged an 8.2 rating, 9,455,000 households, and 14,863,000 viewers, based on fast nationals.


June 28, 2010
THE FIELD NARROWS
Netherlands, Brazil advance to quarters

DURBAN, South Africa—The Netherlands slammed the door on Slovakia’s Cinderella run through World Cup 2010 with a 2-1 win in Monday’s Round of 16 match at Durban Stadium.


June 27, 2010
NO VENGEANCE
Argentina knocks El Tri out--again

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa---If Mexico were looking for a measure of vengeance for having been knocked out of the last World Cup by Argentina, it did not come on Sunday. While Argentina needed extra time to do the deed four years ago, they easily handled it in regulation this time around.


June 27, 2010
BOUNCED OUT
Germany boots England out of World Cup, 4-1

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa---As if there was any doubt about the matter, Germany made it known that they are a team to be reckoned with in the World Cup, thrashing England 4-1 Sunday at Free State Stadium.


June 26, 2010
HEARTBROKEN
U.S. falls in OT to Ghana 2-1

RUSTENBURG -- The United States' World Cup of living dangerously finally caught up to the team Saturday.

They again overcame an early deficit, but could not use their magic to offset Asamoah Gyan's extra-time goal en route to a 2-1 loss in a Round of 16 match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium


June 26, 2010
NO GOOCH
Onyewu sits for U.S.-Ghana match

RUSTENBURG -- Central defender Oguchi Onyewu, who was whistled for the controversial penalty kick in the U.S.'s 2-1 loss to Ghana at the 2006 World Cup, was left out of the lineup for its second-round encounter against the Africans Saturday.


June 26, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Suarez lifts Uruguay to quarterfinals

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—Luis Suarez seized the spotlight for Uruguay on Saturday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 Round of 16 win over South Korea in horrendous conditions at Port Elizabeth Stadium.


June 26, 2010
PAYBACK TIME
U.S. gets a chance to right what went wrong against Ghana four years ago

PRETORIA -- For Landon Donovan, the past's the past.

What happened against Ghana in Nuremberg, Germany four years ago has been forgotten.


June 25, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Spain, Portugal go through, Brazil tops G

DURBAN, South Africa---A scoreless draw was enough to send both Brazil and Portugal through to the Round of 16.


June 24, 2010
FROM CHAMPS TO CHUMPS
Italy crashes out of WC in opening round

JOHANNESBURG -- Like an old Roman general whose army lost miserably in an important battle, Italy coach Marcello Lippi fell on his sword yesterday after his team crash out of the World Cup.


June 24, 2010
A HAIL FROM THE CHIEF
Obama calls U.S. team to congratulate them on their 'extraordinary victory'

JOHANNESBURG -- It's President's Week for the U.S. National Team.

Bill Clinton visited the team's locker room after its 1-0 win over Algeria Wednesday night.


June 24, 2010
MEET THE PREZ
Clinton talks about the goal, the team and the U.S. World Cup bid

JOHANNESBURG -- Even a diplomat like President Clinton is allowed to lose his cool in public, especially when his favorite National Team strikes for the winning goal in the 11th hour of a vital World Cup match.


June 24, 2010
MEETING MANDELA
Clinton, bid committee greet former South African leader

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa---Several members of the United State World Cup Bid Committee met with former South African President Nelson Mandela on Thursday.


June 24, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Slovakia ousts Italy; Japan slams the door on Denmark

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Slovakia became the latest in a long line of World Cup Cinderellas on Thursday, outlasting Italy 3-2 at Ellis Park Stadium to advance to the Round of 16 and send the defending champions home winless in the tournament.


June 23, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Favorites move forward

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—Jermain Defoe’s 23rd-minute goal held up as the game-winner as England booked passage to the second round of World Cup 2010 with a 1-0 win over Slovenia Wednesday at Port Elizabeth Stadium.


June 23, 2010
HIGH DRAMA
Donovan sends U.S. through in stoppage time

PRETORIA -- In the most dramatic finish in U.S. soccer history, Landon Donovan scored in stoppage time to lift the United States to a 1-0 World Cup victory over Algeria Wednesday, lifting the Americans into the second round.


June 23, 2010
ECSTA-C
U.S. tops Group, advances to Round of 16

PRETORIA, South Africa—Ninety-plus minutes of frustration and heartbreak vanished in a millisecond of stoppage time Wednesday, as Landon Donovan slammed home the 1-0 game-winner against Algeria to give the U.S.A. first place in Group C and a Round of 16 date Saturday (1:30 pm. CT) against the second-place finisher in Group D.


June 23, 2010
NO GOOCH
Onyewu benched, Bornstein, Gomez start

PRETORIA -- Defender Jonathan Bornstein and forward Herculez Gomez made their first World Cup starts for the United States in its vital Group C World Cup match against Algeria on Wednesday.


June 22, 2010
CAN HE STOMACH IT?
Ailment sidelines Altidore from training

PRETORIA -- U.S. forward Jozy Altidore missed practice with a stomach ailment Tuesday, but he is expected to play against Algeria in the vital Group C match Wednesday.


June 22, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
S. Korea advances, Hosts complete French meltdown

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa---France’s meltdown at the World Cup was completed on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to host South Africa at Free State Stadium.


June 22, 2010
WIN AND WE’RE IN
U.S. has fate in hands Wednesday

While there are a number of scenarios for the United States to advance to the knockout phase of the World Cup, the simplest for the Americans is win and you’re in.


June 22, 2010
MOVING ON
Mexico advances despite loss to Uruguay

RUSTENBURG, South Africa--Fortunately for the Mexican World Cup Team, it did not matter that they were not at their best for Tuesday’s Group A finale against Uruguay at Royal Bafokeng Stadium. In the end, the 1-0 loss to Uruguay, coupled with South Africa’s insufficiently robust 2-1 victory over France, did not impede El Tri’s path to the Round of 16. It just gave them a potentially daunting second round opponent in projected Group B winner Argentina.


June 21, 2010
CHASING THE GAME
The U.S. must find a way to stop giving up the first goal or face consequences

JOHANNESBURG -- For years, the U.S. soccer purists have bemoaned the fact there is no national playing style.


June 20, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Surprises in Group F, Brazil advances

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa—Goals in either half propelled Paraguay to a 2-0 win over Slovakia at Free State Stadium Sunday.


June 19, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Dutch advance, Danes beat Cameroon

DURBAN, South Africa-A second half goal gave Holland their second win at the World Cup, 1-0 over Japan Saturday.


June 18, 2010
“THEY STOLE A GOAL FROM US”
Historic U.S. comeback overshadowed by disallowed goal

JOHANNESBURG -- Mother said there would be days like this, a day that will be talked about for a very long time, not just in the United States, but throughout the entire world.


June 18, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Shockers, Germany falls, England 0-0 with Algeria

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Group D favorites Germany on Friday, who lost forward Miroslav Klose to an early red card and went on to lose their second World Cup match 1-0 to Serbia at Port Elizabeth Stadium.


June 18, 2010
“GUTTED”
U.S. rallies from two goals down, loses game-winner to questionable call

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—A valiant U.S. comeback was overshadowed by a questionable referee’s whistle in Friday’s 2-2 Group C draw with Slovenia at Ellis Park Stadium.


June 18, 2010
ONE CHANGE
Torres for Clark for U.S.-Slovenia

JOHANNESBURG -- U.S. coach Bob Bradley made one change for Friday's World Cup match vs. Slovenia, switching Jose Torres for Ricardo Clark at midfield.


June 17, 2010
MUST-NOT LOSE
U.S. needs at least a tie vs. Slovenia to remain alive in World Cup

JOHANNESBURG -- The United States tussle with Spain? No problem. The U.S. surprised the then No. 1 soccer team in the world in the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup last year.


June 17, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Hat trick for Higuain, upset win for Greece

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Argentina might have two of the world’s most celebrated players in Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez, but it was forward Gonzalo Higuain who ended up with a hat trick in Thursday’s 4-1 win over South Korea at Soccer City.


June 17, 2010
HISTORIC WIN
Mexico stuns France, 2-0

POLOKWANE, South Africa--Mexico made history Thursday at Peter Mokaba Stadium. El Tri posted their first-ever win over France in any competition, a 2-0 victory that left them a solid second in Group A heading into next Tuesday’s first-round finale against Uruguay, and Cuauhtemoc Blanco became the first Mexican player ever to score in three World Cups.


June 17, 2010
THE MOURNING AFTER
Newspapers capture South Africa's distress, disappointment after loss

JOHANNESBURG -- You might say the mood of South Africa was forlorn after Diego Forlan struck for a brace to put the country's World Cup hopes into disarray.


June 16, 2010
DOUBLE TROUBLE?
Parreira, South Africa need help, maybe a miracle to reach 2nd round after loss

PRETORIA -- Carlos Alberto Parreira finds himself on the verge of a unique World Cup double.

The former Brazil coach is close to becoming the first coach to direct a host team that fails to reach the second round of the tournament in the wake of South Africa's distressing 3-0 defeat to Uruguay Wednesday night.


June 16, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Swiss shocker, Forlan lifts Uruguay

NELSPRUIT, South Africa—Jean Beausejour’s 34th-minute goal held up as the game-winner as Chile defeated Honduras 1-0 in Wednesday’s Group H match at Mbombela Stadium.


June 16, 2010
THRIVING UNDER PRESSURE
Having their backs to the wall brings out the best in the U.S.

JOHANNESBURG -- The tougher the opponent and the more pressure, the better the U.S. National Team plays.


June 15, 2010
OVERSEAS INTEREST
Euro teams interested in DeMerit, Findley

JOHANNESBURG -- The United States has played only one game in the World Cup, but already players are spurring interest from Europe.


June 15, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Kiwis snatch a point, Brazil to the top in Group of Death

RUSTENBURG, South Africa---A stoppage time header by Winston Reid lifted New Zealand to a 1-1 draw with Slovakia in their Group F opener at Royal Bafokeng Stadium Tuesday.


June 14, 2010
STRONG START
ESPN shows good ratings for World Cup

ESPN is off to a strong start through the opening weekend of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, highlighted by the United States-England match on ABC which was the most-watched FIFA World Cup first-round match among households and viewers, and the most-viewed United States Men’s National Team game since 1994.


June 14, 2010
LOOKING GOOD
Howard expected to be ready vs. Slovenia

JOHANNESBURG -- U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard is expected to be available for the U.S.-Slovenia Group C World Cup match at Ellis Park on Friday, according to U.S. Soccer.


June 14, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Japan makes history; Italy survives a scare

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—The Netherlands opened their 2010 World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Denmark Monday at Soccer City Stadium.


June 13, 2010
BIG NUMBERS
World Cup a draw on ABC/ESPN and Univision

Saturday’s highly anticipated United States-England match on ABC -- which ended in a 1-1 tie – is the most-watched FIFA World Cup first-round match among households and viewers, and the most-viewed United States Men’s National Team game since 1994.


June 13, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Germany off to a strong start; Slovenia, Ghana win

POLOKWANE, South Africa—Robert Koren’s 79th-minute goal was all Slovenia (3 pts, +1) needed to take a 1-0 win over Algeria (0 pts, -1), and take over the top spot in Group C with three points, Sunday at Peter Mokaba Stadium.


June 13, 2010
UNDERGOING TREATMENT
Howard is being closely monitored

IRENE, South Africa -- No news is not necessarily good or bad news for U.S. international goalkeeper Tim Howard.


June 13, 2010
OPTIMISTIC BOB
Bradley hopeful Howard will be back

IRENE, South Africa -- U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley said Sunday that he expects to see goalkeeper Tim Howard to return to play in the World Cup.


June 13, 2010
UNITED WE WATCH
U.S. turns out for TV parties

The last time the United States played England in the World Cup, hardly anyone in the country noticed. Watch parties big and small all around the country proved that was not the case on Saturday as the U.S. came back from an early deficit to tie England 1-1.


June 12, 2010
WHEN A TIE IS A WIN
U.S. stuns England in 1-1 draw in World Cup opener

RUSTENBURG, South Africa - It might not have been a victory, but the U.S. National Team still wound up making international headlines in the most positive way Saturday night.


June 12, 2010
A LITTLE LUCK, LOTS OF HEART
U.S. comes back to tie England 1-1

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- If the world needed any more convincing the U.S. National Team was a team to be reckoned with, it got the answer Saturday.


June 12, 2010
NO ORDINARY JOE VISIT
VP Biden wishes U.S. team luck

RUSTENBURG, South Africa – Vice President Joe Biden visited briefly with the U.S. World Cup Team in the locker room at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium about an hour before the United States kicked off its World Cup campaign against England Saturday.


June 12, 2010
THE STARTING XI
Gooch, Altidore in starting lineup for U.S.

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- Central defender Oguchi Onyewu was in the starting lineup for the United States for its Group C World Cup game against England on Saturday.


June 12, 2010
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
South Korea, Argentina winners in Group B

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa---South Korea became the first team to take three points at the 2010 World Cup, defeating Greece 2-0 at Port Elizabeth Stadium, with goals in each half.


June 12, 2010
THE WAIT IS OVER
Anticipated USA-England game is Saturday

The phrase One Game Changes Everything has been used by ESPN in promoting its coverage of this year’s World Cup. For the heavily anticipated United States England match on Saturday, that could be the case---or not.


June 11, 2010
NIL-NIL
Shorthanded Uruguay holds France to 0-0 draw

CAPE TOWN, South Africa---Despite having a man advantage for the last 15 minutes of the game, France was unable to muster better than a scoreless tie with Uruguay.


June 11, 2010
ALMOST
South Africa kicks off first African World Cup with 1-1 tie with Mexico

JOHANNESBURG -- A new day -- a new era for that matter -- dawned on South Africa and the entire African continent Friday.


June 11, 2010
THE STARTING XI
WC opener: South Africa vs. Mexico

JOHANNESBURG -- Here are the starting lineups for the opening match of the 19th World Cup, which hits hosts Africa against Mexico.


June 10, 2010
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
El Tri enters World Cup on a high note

One of the greatest keys to success at the World Cup is to peak at the right time, and that’s exactly what Mexico appears to be doing.


June 10, 2010
A NEW MAN
Donovan focused for this World Cup

JOHANNESBURG -- After his utterly miserable and forgettable World Cup four years ago, Landon Donovan says he is a different person and player this time around.


June 8, 2010
BACK IN TRAINING
Altidore practices fulltime with U.S. team

JOHANNESBURG -- He's back.

Forward Jozy Altidore, who suffered a mild right ankle sprain last week, returned to training on a fulltime basis with the National Team Tuesday afternoon.


June 7, 2010
TESTING THE WATERS
Altidore runs on injured ankle

Jozy Altidore resumed training with the U.S. National Team as he tested his sprained right ankle in Pretoria, South Africa Sunday.


June 5, 2010
SECRET WEAPONS
Buddle, Gomez power U.S. past Australia in final World Cup tune-up

ROODEPOORT, South Africa -- Edson Buddle scored twice, and Herculez Gomez came off the bench to add a third goal as the United States defeated Australia 3-1 in Saturday’s final World Cup tune-up match Saturday at Ruimsig Stadium.


June 4, 2010
HELD OUT
Altidore doesn't train; still day to day

IRENE, South Africa -- U.S. international forward Jozy Altidore was held out of field training Friday afternoon as he continues to recover from a mild sprain to his right ankle suffered in practice on Wednesday.


June 3, 2010
ANKLE'S AWAY
Altidore's ankle problems resurface with mild sprain during U.S. training

Will Jozy Altidore's latest ankle injury be similar to the first one he suffered in 2008 and chronically plagued him as it did two years ago?


May 30, 2010
(STILL) A WORK IN PROGRESS
U.S. World Cup Team still smoothing out rough edges

United States goalkeeper Tim Howard spent a lot of time during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Turkey yelling at his defenders.


May 29, 2010
NIGHT AND DAY
2nd-half comeback lifts U.S. over Turkey, 2-1

PHILADELPHIA -- It was, quite simply, a game of two halves, just about night and day for the Americans.

After playing a shaky game -- that might be considered mild -- in the opening half against Turkey Saturday afternoon, the United States rebounded with a an inspired effort in the second half to record a 2-1 victory in the final Send-Off game before the World Cup.


May 28, 2010
BRING ON BRAZIL
U.S. to play 5 time Champs in New Jersey

Less than one month after the end of the World Cup, the United States will play host to the five-time World Cup champions Brazil on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.


May 27, 2010
MEET THE PREZ
U.S. team meets Obama -- and Clinton



May 26, 2010
FINAL 23
Bradley picks his team for South Africa

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named the 23-man roster that will travel to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


May 26, 2010
THE ROSTER IS…
Bradley announces 23 man World Cup squad

BRISTOL, Conn. ---The 23 man U.S. World Cup roster was announced live on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Wednesday afternoon.


May 25, 2010
WINNERS AND LOSERS
Edu, Gomez, Holden help their cause while Goodson and Pearce don't

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- With precious few spots on the World Cup team at stake, several U.S. players put their best feet forward Tuesday night in the Americans' 4-2 loss to the Czech Republic.


May 25, 2010
FRONT AND CENTER
Buddle starts for USA vs. Czechs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Los Angeles Galaxy forward Edson Buddle, started the U.S.-Czech Republic World Cup warm-up match at Rentschler Field Tuesday night.


May 25, 2010
D-DAY IS WEDNESDAY
Bradley to reveal 23-man roster

D-Day is Wednesday.

That's when U.S. national coach Bob Bradley will reveal the final 23-man roster that will compete in the World Cup during a live broadcast of ESPN’s daytime SportsCenter.


May 25, 2010
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Bradley will get an opportunity to answer some questions vs. Czechs tonight

So many questions, so little time to get them answered.

U.S. national coach Bob Bradley hopes to get many of them answered in East Hartford, Conn. when the U.S. takes on the Czech Republic in a World Cup warm-up match Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT (ESPN, Galavision).


May 20, 2010
THE BEAS IS BACK
Beasley battles for a spot on U.S. WC team

PRINCETON, N.J. -- While the U.S. National Team puts in the finishing touches for South Africa, coach Bob Bradley has some difficult decisions to make for the World Cup.


May 13, 2010
BLAME THE FRENCH (CLUB)
Davies hurt, sad, angry at Sochaux for not making U.S. preliminary roster

An angry Charlie Davies, recovering from injuries suffered from a near-fatal accident last October, blamed his French soccer club Sochaux for not being named to the U.S.'s 30-man preliminary roster.


May 11, 2010
AND YOU CAN QUOTE ME
U.S. Coach Bob Bradley on his roster selections

U.S. national coach Bob Bradley talked about his roster selections. These quotes were distributed by U.S. Soccer.


May 11, 2010
FEW SURPRISES
Bradley names 30 man preliminary World Cup roster

There were few surprises in the 30 man preliminary World Cup roster announced by U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley on Tuesday. Forward Landon Donovan, the team’s leading scorer heads the list of 10 players selected from Major League Soccer, while a pair of former Chicago Fire players, defender Carlos Bocagnegra and midfielder DaMarcus Beasley are among the 18 European based players on the squad.


May 10, 2010
D-DAY, PART I
Bradley to announce his 30-man preliminary World Cup roster Tuesday

Deadline Day Part I for the U.S. National Team is set for today, when national coach Bob Bradley will announce his 30-man preliminary World Cup roster (ESPNews, 1 p.m. CT).


April 29, 2010
NEW LOOK
U.S. National Team kit unveiled

CHICAGO– The U.S. Men's National Team has unveiled its new Nike home uniform, which the team will wear during the Send-Off Series in May and at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


April 21, 2010
YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN
Bradley to train U.S. MNT at his alma mater, Princeton

So, you can go home again.

U.S. national coach Bob Bradley will direct the National Team in its pre-World Cup training camp at Princeton University, from which he graduated and coached in college, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday afternoon.


March 22, 2010
BACK WITH HIS CLUB
Davies returns to training at Sochaux

SOCHAUX, France -- U.S. international forward Charlie Davies, who hasn't played since October, Monday returned to training at his French First Division club Sochaux.


March 18, 2010
BACK IN TRAINING
Davies ends his rehab

Here it is not even the end of March and U.S. international forward Charlie Davies has ended his rehab and headed back to training with Sochaux in the French First Division.


March 15, 2010
GETTING FRIENDLY
U.S. vs. Australia in South Africa on June 5

CHICAGO — The United States will take on Australia in Roodepoort, South Africa on June 5, one week before playing its first match of the World Cup.


March 5, 2010
THE BEAS IS BACK
Midfielder steps front and center into U.S.'s World Cup picture

AMSTERDAM -- In an obtuse way, DaMarcus Beasley can thank Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong for helping him to get back into the running for a spot on the U.S. World Cup team.


March 4, 2010
HOLD IT, HOLDEN
Broken leg sidelines midfielder 6 weeks

U.S. Men’s international midfielder Stuart Holden suffered a fractured fibula in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Netherlands and will be out approximately six weeks.


March 3, 2010
HARTFORD SEND OFF
U.S. to face Czechs at Rentschler

CHICAGO — The U.S. Men’s National Team will face the Czech Republic on May 25 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., in the first of two Send-Off Series matches before heading to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Kickoff at Rentschler Field is set for 7 p.m. CT and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN and Galavision.


February 26, 2010
NEW DUDS
New U.S. uniform to debut Wednesday

The U.S. Men's National Team will debut its new Nike away uniform when it faces the Netherlands at Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday.


February 25, 2010
GOING DUTCH
Bradley names roster for Holland game

CHICAGO — U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley named a mostly European based team to face the Netherlands at at Amsterdam ArenA on March 3 in the team’s final international fixture date before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Kickoff for the match is set for 1:30 p.m. CT (ESPN2 and Galavision).


February 25, 2010
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Cameron earns his first cap

TAMPA -- Midfielder Geoff Cameron earned his first cap, coming on for Robbie Rogers in the 86th minute of the U.S.'s 2-1 comeback win over El Salvador Wednesday night.


February 23, 2010
REPLACING DAVIES
Just who will be the one? Casey, Ching, Cunningham or Findley?

TAMPA -- With the speedy Charlie Davies still a longshot to return from injuries he suffered as a passenger in a fatal car accident last October, U.S. national coach Bob Bradley has some tough decisions to make as his replacement up front for the World Cup.


February 20, 2010
LEFT OUT
Hartman, Gonzalez, Orozco don't make cut

CARSON, Califl -- Veteran goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, defender Omar Gonzalez and midfielder Michael Orozco did not make the cut for the U.S. National Team's 20-man roster for Wednesday's international friendly vs. El Salvador in Tampa, Fla.


February 18, 2010
CLOSE TO COMEBACK
Davies plans to train in a month

It what may be deemed a remarkable comeback if he is indeed able to pull it off, U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies says he plans to start training with his French club team Sochaux in about a month.


February 16, 2010
GOODSON'S COMING
Defender to join U.S. for El Salvador

U.S. international defender Clarence Goodson will join the National Team in Carson, Calif. as it prepares for its Feb. 24 friendly vs. El Salvador in Tampa.


February 10, 2010
SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
Davies still 'has a lot of bending to do'

U.S. international forward Charlie Davies said that his recent surgery was a success.


February 7, 2010
LET'S PLAY TWO
U.S. U-17 in Feb. 24 twinbill with full team

TAMPA---U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will play Mexico at Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 24 as part of a doubleheader that will feature the U.S. Men’s National Team against El Salvador Feb. 24. The U-17 match kicks off at 4:15 p.m. ET and fans can follow the game live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.


February 5, 2010
MARSCH RETIRES
Ex-Fire midfielder joins USNT staff

Former Chicago Fire midfielder Jesse Marsch, a 14-year Major League Soccer veteran, has announced his retirement as a player, and joins the United States Men’s National Team as an assistant coach to head coach Bob Bradley.



23 CALLED
Bradley sets camp ahead of El Salvador game

U.S. National Team head coach Bob Bradley has called 23 domestic-based players into National Team training camp. All 23 players called into camp will report on Feb. 10 to U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., where the team will stay until departing for Tampa on Feb. 21.


February 4, 2010
CLARK OUT
U.S. midfielder sidelined up to 4 weeks

U.S. international midfielder Ricardo Clark has been sidelined as much as four weeks after he pulled a muscle in his right calf with Eintracht Frankfurt.


February 3, 2010
MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE
For supporters in U.S. fan section at WC

U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that there will be an additional sales phase of World Cup tickets for matches involving the U.S. National Team from Feb. 9 to April 7.


February 2, 2010
UNDER THE KNIFE
Davies undergoes elbow surgery

U.S. international striker Charlie Davies was heading into surgery Tuesday morning to repair his injured elbow that he incurred during a fatal car accident in which he was a passenger in northern Virginia in October.


February 2, 2010
BORNSTEIN’S BOOTS
They raise $1,725 for Haiti Relief efforts

The boots that Jonathan Bornstein wore when he scored the last-minute goal to give the U.S. first place in CONCACAF qualifying while sending Honduras to the World Cup brought in $1,725 in an online auction to raise money for the relief efforts in Haiti.


February 1, 2010
SHOULDER INJURY
Cherundolo out for 4 weeks

U.S. international and Hannover defender Steve Cherundolo will be sidelined for four weeks after injuring his shoulder in practice Sunday.


January 28, 2010
IT'S AS EASY AS ABC
U.S.-England on the big network

CHICAGO -- The United States' highly anticipated match against England in their opening game of the World Cup will be broadcast live on ABC HD from the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, South Africa Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m. CT.


January 23, 2010
A NIGHTMARE
Honduras rolls past U.S., in friendly, 3-1

CARSON, Calif. -- The U.S. National Team got its collective head handed to itself in a 3-1 loss to Honduras in an international friendly at The Home Depot Center Saturday night.


January 22, 2010
FOR HAITI'S VICTIMS
Bornstein's boots that scored equalizer vs. Costa Rica are up for auction

U.S. international defender Jonathan Bornstein’s last gasp goal against Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying aided Honduras in their quest to reach the World Cup. Now, he is hoping the shoes he wore that night will give a bigger assist to relief efforts benefitting Haiti.


January 19, 2010
GOOD NEWS
No surgery for Dempsey, who is expected to return to Fulham by season's end

U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Clint Dempsey will not require surgery on an injured knee, according to a statement from Fulham Football Club following an MRI evaluation Tuesday.


January 18, 2010
THE LIST GETS LONGER
Knee injury shelves Dempsey

At the rate, starters on the U.S. National Team are falling by the wayside, the Americans will be fortunate to have a decent starting 11 come the World Cup in June.


January 16, 2010
LIKE A HUGE WIN
Repost: U.S. emotional over a meaningless draw

This story originally was posted on Oct. 14, 2010 and was the winner of the NSCAA writing award in the deadline/game story category.

WASHINGTON, D.C.---Call it heart, call it dedication, call it honoring a fallen teammate. Whatever it was, the United States had it Wednesday night in their amazing come-from-behind 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with Costa Rica.


January 8, 2010
THIRD TIME THE CHARM?
Wegner: Donovan knows what to expect

U.S. international and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan could very well make his English Premier League debut for Everton against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in London Saturday.


January 4, 2010
THE FIRST PUSH
U.S. National Team gathers in Carson to start its World Cup preparation

The U.S. National Team's first push of 2010 for this summer World Cup begins on Monday when 30 players will start practicing at the team's annual training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


   
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