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Gregg Berhalter’s USA maintain perfect start as Seba Lletget sinks Costa Rica

Lletget scores and assists in 2-0 friendly victory over Ticos Berhalter is only third USA manager to win first two matchesSebastian Lletget headed the ball down and the emotions overtook him as soon as the ball went into the net.In the same stadium whe…

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Megan Rapinoe: ‘Maybe men should just take a few hundred years off’

The US midfielder talks about why women are at the forefront of fighting injustices and whether she feared for her football career after taking a knee during the national anthem“As I’ve grown older I’ve really got to understand how powerful one voice c…

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US soccer’s Gregg Berhalter era starts with a win and the echo of empty seats

The new US men’s national team coach fielded a young team in his first game in charge but the real work will start in the coming monthsFor his first match in charge of the US men’s national team, Gregg Berhalter named Aaron Long as captain in only his …

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Panama come to town as United States turn page to Gregg Berhalter era

The USA will take the field under a permanent head coach again when the Berhalter era begins in earnest on SundayA mere 473 days after the cataclysmic loss to Trinidad and Tobago, the US men’s national team will take the field under a permanent head co…

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Tim Howard ends a career of individual brilliance but not much team glory

The former USA and Everton goalkeeper will retire at the end of the 2019 MLS season. He was the last of a generation that helped expand US soccerOn 1 July 2014, Tim Howard delivered his finest performance. Facing the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruy…

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Is Christian Pulisic the first part of a US European invasion? Not so fast …

The new Chelsea player is the latest of a number of Americans making moves to big European clubs. But the US youth system remains fractured and fractiousOf all the tales told of the USA’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the most haunting dep…

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Christian Pulisic’s splashy transfer exposes gaping flaws in US Soccer

The most expensive US player ever will continue to bear the expectations of a nation, but his move to Chelsea exposes problems within the game in AmericaAs a new year commences so too does a period of reflection on the past 12 months and what potential…

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Christian Pulisic realises his dream by moving to the Premier League

Chelsea’s new signing fell in love with the game when living in England as a child and playing for Brackley Town’s youth teamEven with all his experience of dealing with media, Christian Pulisic could not resist almost giving the game away. It was mid-…

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Tyler Adams becomes latest member of USA’s German finishing school

The midfielder has completed a move from New York Red Bulls to the team’s sister club in Leipzig. It is the culmination of a long-held dreamSoon after Tyler Adams signed his first senior contract with the New York Red Bulls in 2015, he went on a two-we…

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At last, the promising Gregg Berhalter gives USA a plan and a man to lead it

A far from exhaustive search for the USA’s coach has ended where many believed it would, but that doesn’t make it a failureSo Gregg Berhalter’s appointment as head coach of the USA mens team has finally been confirmed, to the apparent surprise of nobod…

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At last, the promising Gregg Berhalter gives USA a plan and a man to lead it

A far from exhaustive search for the USA’s coach has ended where many believed it would, but that doesn’t make it a failureSo Gregg Berhalter’s appointment as head coach of the USA mens team has finally been confirmed, to the apparent surprise of nobod…

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Former USA defender Gregg Berhalter appointed to coach men’s national team

Berhalter led Columbus Crew to success with small budget45-year-old played at 2002 World Cup for USAGregg Berhalter was hired Sunday to coach the US men’s national team, making him the first person to manage USA and play for them at a World Cup.Berhalt…

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USA lose to Italy last as Americans await new permanent coach

Christian Pulisic becomes youngest ever US captainDave Sarachan has been interim coach for more than a yearMatteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, as Italy beat the United States 1-0 in Bel…

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Italy v USA: international friendly – live!

Can a familiar name solve USA’s familiar problems?Scotland v Israel: Nations League – follow it live!Email Graham with your thoughts or tweet @grahamparkerfc 1.51pm GMT Graham will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s some transfer speculation regar…

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Jadon Sancho and Callum Wilson point to bright England future

Lewis Dunk failed to allay concerns over his ability at the highest level while USA’s limitations were also clearOn a night when England fielded their least experienced side in 38 years, nobody epitomised the hunger in this young squad more than Jesse …

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Farewell to Wayne Rooney brought cheers and a hymn to the new age

It was a slightly odd occasion and Rooney’s reappearance in an England shirt provided a reminder how much football has changedIn the end Wayne Rooney got the biggest cheer of the night. Which was, after all, the whole point. With 58 minutes gone there …

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England 3-0 USA: player ratings from the friendly at Wembley

Debutant Callum Wilson scored and shone, while Wayne Rooney’s farewell was a fitting reminder of his qualityJordan Pickford Saved well from Pulisic to deny USA an unlikely opening goal. Subbed at half-time. 6 Continue reading…

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Jadon Sancho lights up Wayne Rooney’s farewell match for England against USA

There were glimpses for the majority inside this arena to cherish, flashbacks to the skill and vision Wayne Rooney had delivered for England over a career now complete, and celebrated, at 120 caps. The former captain’s final cameo amounted to 32 minute…

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England v USA: international friendly – live!

All the action from the 8pm GMT kickoff at WembleyClockwatch: Croatia v Spain and more with Ed AaronsGiggs urges Wales to seal promotion and Euro 2020 boostAnd feel free to email Ben or to tweet @benfisherj 7.03pm GMT England: Pickford; Alexander-Arnol…

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Christian Pulisic open to Premier League move with Chelsea leading chase

• Borussia Dortmund forward out of contract in 2020 • ‘There is no reason why maybe one day I won’t play here’Christian Pulisic has said he is open to moving to the Premier League, with Chelsea understood to be leading the race to sign the forward from…