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Chris Richards’ journey from Dallas to Munich: ‘I knew I’d be balling at Bayern’

The defender is one of a host of young players to have moved from the US to Germany. With comparisons to Jerome Boateng, he may be among the bestThe rules kept changing, and they had hardly made sense to begin with. It didn’t matter to Chris Richards, …

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Christian Pulisic, Chelsea’s quiet kid, finally makes the right noises | Jacob Steinberg

The USA captain has not had an easy first season in England but his form suggests the best is still to comeThere was something fitting about a player as quiet as Christian Pulisic flourishing in a deserted stadium, cutting through the silence at Stamfo…

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Ex-USA coach Bruce Arena says national anthem in pro sports is ‘inappropriate’

Ex-USA coach questions relevance of anthem before gamesArena helmed United States at 2002 and 2006 World CupsFormer United States soccer coach Bruce Arena questioned the relevance of playing the country’s national anthem before matches in professional …

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Trump says he will no longer watch US soccer teams after anthem policy change

US Soccer repealed rule requiring players to stand for anthemMegan Rapinoe knelt in solidarity with Colin KaepernickDonald Trump says he will no longer watch the US national soccer teams after a 2017 policy requiring players to stand during the anthem …

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US Soccer repeals 2017 rule that banned kneeling during the national anthem

US Soccer required players to stand after Rapinoe knelt in 2016World champions had demanded apology from federation US Soccer’s board of directors has voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required national team players to stand during the national anthem…

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‘Man, this isn’t MLS’: An oral history of USA’s quarter-final run in 2002

Eighteen years ago this week, Bruce Arena’s team started their campaign. They would change how American players were perceived at home and abroadOn 7 October 2001, the US men’s national team carried the weight of a nation’s grief on their shoulders. Th…

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Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin feels US is an unsafe place for a young black man

‘My heart goes out in solidarity to George Floyd’Former Tottenham defender has 62 USA capsDeAndre Yedlin, Newcastle’s USA defender, has shared his grandfather’s opinion that their country is not a safe place for a young black man.As protests continue a…

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MLS suspends season as coronavirus outbreak hits US sporting calendar

League suspends season for 30 days over Covid-19 outbreakDavid Beckham’s Inter Miami had been due for home openerNBA season had already announced suspension of seasonUncertainty remains over NHL and MLB seasonsDavid Beckham will have to wait for his ne…

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The USMNT coach almost earned World Cup winner Jill Ellis’s annual salary in a month. Why?

US Soccer’s tax filings reveal the pay gap is narrowing but still significant. Does the federation need to do more to address the disparity?Accusations of a pay gap at US Soccer have dogged the federation for years. The players on the US women’s nation…

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US men’s team say federation discriminates against USA’s female players

USWNT have launched lawsuit against governing bodyMale players say US Soccer has used a ‘false narrative’The US men’s national team have urged US Soccer to sharply increase pay for the world champion women’s team and accused the governing body of makin…

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Sergino Dest: Ajax’s USA defender leaves Qatar training camp amid Iran tensions

Dutch club were training in Middle East during winter breakPlayer said he felt uncomfortable after recent incidentsAjax and USA defender Sergino Dest is leaving the club’s winter training camp in Qatar, amid high tensions in the Middle East, the club a…

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USA men’s soccer team cancel Qatar camp amid Middle East tensions

USSF cancel January camp due to ‘developing situation’ in areaUSMNT are set to prepare for Feburary friendly with Costa RicaFederation says it hopes to return to Qatar to train in the futureThe United States men’s soccer team has canceled its plan to t…

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Afshin Ghotbi: ‘1998 had a bigger magnitude for Iranians than Americans’

The widely travelled coach has lived for long periods in the US and Iran, giving him insight into life – and football – in both countriesWhether Afshin Ghotbi is the most successful American coach working today is something that can be debated but when…

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US Soccer has $162m in the bank. So where does all the money go?

The US Soccer Federation has huge cash assets but it may need to drain that fund with lawsuits looming, and the men’s team in need of revivalIn 2000, the US Soccer Federation was on shaky financial ground. A couple of business plans list ambitious idea…

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Why US men’s soccer will always be chasing the pack

The US women’s team are the reigning world champions. In an extract from his new book, Beau Dure explains why the men are unlikely to equal that featThe US men’s soccer team will be forever looking up at the world’s powers for several reasons.The USA f…

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Ajax defender Sergiño Dest chooses to play for USA over Netherlands

Teenage outside back will remain with the USA national teamDest made senior national team debut for Americans last monthAjax defender Sergiño Dest has decided to remain with the United States national team rather than switch to the Netherlands.The 18-y…

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Christian Pulisic begins to justify his presence in a Chelsea shirt

USA manager Gregg Berhalter took in Chelsea’s match at Ajax after his own momentous defeat to Canada and left town in a much improved moodLunchtime in Amsterdam and Gregg Berhalter was talking about Christian Pulisic. The USA manager was in town to wat…

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Christian Pulisic begins to justify his presence in a Chelsea shirt

USA manager Gregg Berhalter took in Chelsea’s match at Ajax after his own momentous defeat to Canada and left town in a much improved moodLunchtime in Amsterdam and Gregg Berhalter was talking about Christian Pulisic. The USA manager was in town to wat…

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Canada outplayed and outfought the US. There is no progress under Berhalter

Patience is in short supply among the USMNT fanbase, who have had enough of being told the team is in learning mode and that setbacks are growing painsStrange job, this, to have doubts about your ability raised only four days after steering your nation…

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Trouble for Berhalter as USA lose to Canada for first time in 34 years

Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini score in 2-0 victoryAmericans had not lost in 17 matches against CanadiansThe US men’s soccer team lost to Canada for the first time in 34 years, allowing second-half goals to Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini in a…