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Jürgen Klinsmann Out, Bruce Arena In (Again)

In a Mike Brown-like move, Bruce Arena is back as the coach of the USMNT while Jürgen Klinsmann has been shown the door.

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Akron Alumni connect for last minute goal in 1-0 Win Over Ecuador

Time to yell “GOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLL” when Akron alumni take the field for USMNT.

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USMNT forced into must-win after 2-0 loss to Guatemala

The USMNT will come to the friendly confines of Columbus for their next match, but the stakes couldn’t be any higher after their loss on Friday.

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Progress Made, Lessons Learned: 2014 World Cup Leaves USMNT Staring at Bright Future

After 31 exciting and dramatic days, the 2014 World Cup has finally drawn to a conclusion with Germany’s 1-0 extra time defeat of Argentina on Sunday. While Die Mannschaft lifted the golden trophy, they are not the only nation who can call this Brazilian edition of the World Cup a success. The United States, though

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WFNY on the World Cup: Returning Home

MADRID, Spain —America has a new mass of soccer fans, and what a welcome they’ve received. In the past week, the sport has shown off some of its strangest intricacies. It is a sport full of paradoxes, and they have been on full display thus far in this USMNT World Cup campaign.

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WFNY on the World Cup: Move over Heath Ledger, Luis Suárez is my new favorite villain.

Luis Suárez bit a man yesterday during a soccer match. That’s pretty weird…right? I’ve wanted to do a lot of things to other people while playing against them, but never had I ever, even for a moment, considered cannibalism.

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WFNY on the World Cup: Germany/Portugal and what it means for the USMNT

WFNY’s World Cup Diary: The Arrival WFNY on the World Cup: Group G Breakdown WFNY World Cup Diary: The Departure WFNY in Spain, champs thumped by Netherlands WFNY on the World Cup: Group F Breakdown USMNT win leaves questions looming WFNY Podcast: Breaking down the roster Klinsmann opts for potential on final roster Landon Donovan left

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WFNY’s World Cup Diary: The Arrival

NATAL, Brazil — There is little use in going into the details of a 25-hour trip—you know it’s not necessarily fun or comfortable—but the end result, like any trip, is that we made it—safely. Halfway through the huge line at passport control at Sao Paolo’s International Airport, a young woman held a clipboard and gently smiled as

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WFNY on the World Cup: Group E Breakdown

(This breakdown is brought to you by Stepien Rules blogger Alex Raffalli, who is also a native of France.) Group E might be the least competitive group of this World Cup. France, who came into the World Cup draw with absolutely no reason to be hopeful given their recent past, ended up the favorite of

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WFNY on the World Cup: Group D Breakdown

Group D is my choice for “The Group of Death”, but I must admit a slight bias as I type this while wearing my Italian National Team jersey. Even the neutral would argue for the strength of this group as the odds on favorite to finish last, Costa Rica, is close in level to the

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WFNY on the World Cup: Group C Breakdown

Group C has been deemed by some as “The Group of Opportunity” and represents the most evenly matched teams from top to bottom in the tournament. Colombia’s star, Radamel Falcao was just yesterday ruled out of the World Cup and though Colombia still might be group favorites, it is a huge blow to their World

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United States 2, Turkey 1: A Better Showing, But Many Defensive Questions Remain

The United States Men’s National Team continued their World Cup Send-Off Series Sunday afternoon as they took on Turkey at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Five days removed from a sloppy 2-0 victory over lowly Azerbaijan in San Francisco, Jürgen Klinsmann’s squad looked brighter going forward, but continued to display some uncomfortable defending

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For Better or Worse: Jürgen Klinsmann opts for potential on final World Cup roster

“I’m not looking for the best players, Craig. I’m looking for the right ones.” –Kurt Russell as Herb Brooks in Miracle (2004) Early Thursday evening, a full 11 days before the FIFA deadline, United States Men’s National Team coach Jürgen Klinsmann shocked the nation and world when he released his final 23-man roster for the

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WFNY on the World Cup: Group A Breakdown

Leading up to the start of FIFA World Cup 2014, WFNY will be providing readers with breakdowns of each group, complete with player comparisons and how each team got to where they are in the tournament. First up: Group A. Our hosts and Vegas tournament favorites, Brazil, headline the first group of the World Cup. 

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What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: How the United States Men’s National Team Punched Their Ticket to Brazil

On June 16, 2014, the United States Men’s National Team will face Ghana in Natal, Brazil in their first game at this year’s FIFA World Cup. That’s the simple part of this story. How did Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad get to Brazil? That takes a bit more explaining. Let’s go back to June 8, 20121. That’s

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We’re going to Brazil! The United States clinch a World Cup berth on the eve of the 12th anniversary of September 11

Wednesday was September 11, 2013, the 12th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, sports helped to remind the nation why we were stronger than any enemy. The NFL postponed one week of games, but when the league returned to action on

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USA shuts out Panama 2-0 in front of special Seattle crowd

The United States Men’s National Team shut out Panama for a 2-0 win in front of an electric crowd in Seattle on Tuesday. The Yanks outclassed Panama for much of the 90 minutes, earning 3 points and bringing the US to the top of the standings at the midway point of the final round of

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USA beats Jamaica in stoppage time, Cleveland ‘unites and strengthens’

The Yanks were playing their first World Cup qualifier in 2.5 months. They were trying to keep momentum from a 4-3 win over what was essentially a German “B” team that was missing 15 first team players and featured several young Germans earning their first cap. The friendly against Germany served as the second tune

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Cleveland shines even as USMNT does not

International soccer came to Cleveland last night and more than a few traditional Cleveland sports fans wondered what the response would be like. In the end 27,720 seemed like a capacity crowd as Clevelanders cheered on a pretty poor effort from the United States. Some may scoff when I call 27,000 a capacity crowd, but

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Herculez Gomez, USMNT Beat Jamaica in World Cup Qualifier

(Note: I promise you I’m not a fair-weather fan. I didn’t write about the USMNT losing in Jamaica because I was busy with a brand new addition to my family last week. I don’t only write about wins.) The United States Men’s National soccer team fed off of an energetic Columbus crowd last night to

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