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Why Megan Rapinoe is America’s badass sweetheart

In the week since leading the US to World Cup victory, she has gone from football star to global sensation. Ed Helmore looks at the Pinoe phenomenonWhen the celebrations die down, Team USA will disperse to their regular season teams in the National …

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Women’s World Cup – the best shots by female photographers | Picture essay

Our picture editor looks back at a captivating tournament in France through the work of six exceptional female photographersWhile the 2019 Women’s World Cup brought global attention to the talents of the world’s best female footballers, it also shone a…

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Women’s World Cup – the best shots by female photographers | Picture essay

Our picture editor looks back at a captivating tournament in France through the work of six exceptional female photographersWhile the 2019 Women’s World Cup brought global attention to the talents of the world’s best female footballers, it also shone a…

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The US men’s team are now a punchline. Which is a little unfair

There were always going to be comparisons after the US women’s team won the World Cup. But Gregg Berhalter’s team are showing signs of promiseSunday started and ended with an American team meeting expectations. It’s just that one of those sides is the …

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The US men’s team are now a punchline. Which is a little unfair

There were always going to be comparisons after the US women’s team won the World Cup. But Gregg Berhalter’s team are showing signs of promiseSunday started and ended with an American team meeting expectations. It’s just that one of those sides is the …

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Jonathan dos Santos’s strike seals Gold Cup final win for Mexico over USA

El Tri take home Concacaf title after 1-0 victory in ChicagoMexico win their eighth Gold Cup with Sunday’s victoryThe US couldn’t make it two titles in one day. Hours after the US women’s team won the World Cup final, the men lost to old rivals Mexico …

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USA beat Jamaica to go into Gold Cup final after lightning delays play

Jamaica 1-3 USANicholson 69; McKennie 9, Pulisic 52, 87The United States will face Mexico in the Gold Cup final after two goals from Christian Pulisic helped the hosts to a 3-1 win over Jamaica on Wednesday.The home side got the perfect start after eig…

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USA beat Jamaica to go into Gold Cup final after lightning delays play

Jamaica 1-3 USANicholson 69; McKennie 9, Pulisic 52, 87The United States will face Mexico in the Gold Cup final after two goals from Christian Pulisic helped the hosts to a 3-1 win over Jamaica on Wednesday.The home side got the perfect start after eig…

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USA scrape past Curacao and into Gold Cup semi-finals

Weston McKennie’s first-half header clinches 1-0 victoryCo-hosts will play Jamaica for a place in tournament finalWeston McKennie’s first-half goal gave the United States a 1-0 win over Curacao in Philadelphia on Sunday to put the defending champions i…

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USA edge Panama on Jozy Altidore stunner to stay perfect in Gold Cup

Jozy Altidore’s 66th-minute goal makes difference for USAUnited States to meet Curaçao in quarter-final on 30 JuneJozy Altidore scored on an overhead kick in his first start for the national team in 20 months, lifting the United States over Panama 1-0 …

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Gyasi Zardes hits twice as USA exact revenge against Trinidad in Gold Cup

USA rout Trinidad to book place in Gold Cup quarter-finalsGyasi Zardes scores twice in three minutes in the second halfGyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span in the second half and the US men’s soccer team earned a small sample of revenge…

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Newcomer Tyler Boyd’s brace powers US past Guyana in Gold Cup opener

Boyd, 24, scores two after affiliation switch from New ZealandGregg Berhalter’s US win in first competitive game in 20 monthsNewcomer Tyler Boyd scored two goals to guide the United States past overmatched Guyana 4-0 to start the Concacaf Gold Cup on T…

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At least the stumbling US men’s team don’t need to worry about overcelebrating

The US have fielded weakened teams in their two recent defeats. But even so their performances have lacked intensity, fluidity … and goalsThe boos from the stands at Nippert Stadium at half-time on Sunday were the sounds of Gregg Berhalter’s honeymoo…

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Japan, Qatar and the history of guest teams at the Copa América

USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and Jamaica have all made up the numbers at the Copa AméricaBy Aidan Williams for These Football TimesThe 46th edition of the Copa América, the oldest tournament in international football, begins on Friday night when h…

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Toothless USA booed as they lose for second time in five days

Venezuela score three in first-half against sloppy defendersUSMNT have now failed to score for 266 minutesSloppy defense and careless goalkeeping sent the United States to another disconcerting defeat on Sunday, as they lost 3-0 to Venezuela in the Ame…

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USA eliminated by Ecuador in Under-20 World Cup quarter-finals

USA ousted from U-20 World Cup with 2-1 loss to EcuadorJhon Espinoza scores winner for Ecuador in 43rd minuteThe United States were knocked out of the Under-20 World Cup in the quarter-finals for the third straight tournament, losing to Ecuador 2-1 Sat…

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Portland Timbers’ Jeremy Ebobisse: ‘What’s going on in America now is shocking’

The 22-year-old has established himself as one of the US’s most promising forwards. But he is equally comfortable discussing race, immigration and politicsJeremy Ebobisse has a lot to say, but he chooses his words carefully.“We’re in a specific job tha…

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USA upset France with late goals to return to U-20 World Cup last eight

United States upset France to reach U-20 World Cup quartersJustin Rennicks’ late winner sinks pre-tournament favoritesTab Ramos’s USA to face Ecuador in Saturday’s quarter-finalThe United States’ Under-20 men’s national team reached the last eight of a…

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Konrad De La Fuente: the US winger making waves at Barcelona’s academy

The Miami-born winger is known for his quick-footed skill at La Masia. But this summer his focus will be on winning the U-20 World Cup for his countryWhen Miami-born Konrad De La Fuente moved with his family to Barcelona at the age of 11, he already ha…

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It is more expensive to watch the US than world champions France. Why?

The US men’s national team are starting to cohere under their new coach, Gregg Berhalter. But fans paid up to $600 to watch them against ChileChristian Pulisic scored his first US goal since the infamous 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago nearly 18 mont…