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Colombia too good for USA as James Rodríguez scores stunner

USA 2-4 ColombiaCarlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia past the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an match that marked the return of USA captain Michael Bradley to the national team following a one-…

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A year since Bruce Arena quit, the US still have an interim coach. Why?

As the US men enter year two of the rebuilding process following World Cup qualifying failure, the team resemble a construction site without an architectWith a degree of spin not seen since Roberto Carlos in 1997, US Soccer addressed the first annivers…

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Lessons from USA’s matches against Mexico and Brazil: permanent coach needed

The US tried out plenty of young talent in the recent round of friendlies but they need a concrete philosophy as they look towards the 2022 World CupA new cycle for the US began with a 2-0 loss to an obviously superior Brazil, a 1-0 victory over Mexico…

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Tyler Adams’ maiden goal lifts USA to first win over Mexico in three years

Adams strike lifts USA to first win over Mexico since 2015USA 1-0 Mexico: international friendly – as it happened Tyler Adams showed he might be able to help when the rebuilding US soccer team resumes competitive matches next June. So did Antonee Robin…

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USA v Mexico: international friendly – live!

Latest score and news as old rivals meet in Nashville Email Graham with your thoughts or tweet him @grahamparkerfc 12.48am BST USAThe biggest takeaway from the Brazil game in New Jersey last week was possibly that it’s a good idea to qualify for the Wo…

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Neymar and Firmiho fire Brazil past punchless USA in friendly

Neymar and Roberto Firmino find goal in 2-0 friendly win USA 0-2 Brazil – as it happenedNeymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 on Friday night in an exhibition before a sparse crowd at MetLife S…

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USA v Brazil: international friendly – live!

Clint Dempsey was gritty as hell – but he could conjure inspirationYou can email Graham here or tweet him @grahamparkerfc 11.43pm BST Preamble“Evening all — and welcome to the 2026 World Cup final between Brazil and host nation USA…” 5.37pm BST Graha…

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Clint Dempsey was gritty as hell – but he could also conjure moments of inspiration

The striker proved American outfield players could cut it in Europe and helped blaze a trail for the likes of Christian PulisicAfter Clint Dempsey’s somewhat surprising retirement announcement on Wednesday morning, his place in the overall hierarchy of…

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USA legend Clint Dempsey retires from football at age of 35

Player starred for Fulham, Tottenham and Seattle SoundersEnded USA career as country’s joint all-time leading scorerClint Dempsey, one of the finest US footballers of his generation, has announced his retirement from the game.The 35-year-old confirmed …

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After six months, is Carlos Cordeiro close to reviving US soccer fortunes?

The new US Soccer president helped bring the 2026 World Cup to North America, but problems from a new coach to infighting need to be addressedWhen Carlos Cordeiro was elected US Soccer Federation (USSF) president, his mandate was to bring the 2026 Worl…

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‘We’re over it’: Cameron Carter-Vickers eager to take place with USA and Spurs

The USA center back, keen on making his mark with Tottenham’s first team this year, is part of the next generation of American players ready to wash away the acid memory of Russia 2018In Earnie Stewart’s full-to-bursting inbox, resolving the ‘Europe qu…

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Great Satan 1-2 Iran: the most politically charged match in World Cup history

Iran’s surprise start in Russia comes 20 years after a breakout win over the USA in a match fraught with political underpinningsThere was a small rubber ball, dusty streets and not much else. This was Jalal Talebi’s childhood growing up in Tehran in th…

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USA legend Landon Donovan defends advert supporting Mexico at World Cup

Forward held scarf reading ‘My other team is Mexico’ in advertDonovan received criticism from other US internationalsOn of USA’s greatest ever players, Landon Donovan, has defended his decision to show support for his team’s arch-rivals, Mexico, in an …

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The 2026 World Cup is scant silver lining as US fans watch Russia 2018

The US will play no part in this year’s tournament, and the long-term plans for soccer in America remain unclearUS soccer received a much-needed jolt of positivity on Wednesday, when it was awarded the bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup with neighbors M…

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The complexity of supporting El Tri on the US-Mexico border

When ‘who do you support?’ is a proxy for ‘who are you?’, the debate can be especially personal for football fans during the World CupClad in an American national team jersey on the eve of the first US-less World Cup since 1986, Karla Cantu pondered wh…

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USA 94: the World Cup that distracted Americans from Oprah and OJ

Hand-wringing over American indifference was allayed by a World Cup that offered up thrills aplenty while smashing attendance recordsThere will never be a weirder year in American sports than 1994. The Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan affair. OJ Simpson ch…

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Julian Green’s goal sparks young USA to surprise 1-1 draw in France

Green scores in 44th minute to lead USA to draw with FranceKylian Mbappe equalizes in 78th minute before 58,241 in LyonJulian Green, Zack Steffen and a young United States soccer team showed what might have been – and what could be in four and a half y…

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Republic of Ireland beat USA thanks to Alan Judge’s last-gasp winner

Alan Judge came off the bench to blast the Republic of Ireland to victory over the United States, handing John O’Shea the perfect send-off. The Brentford midfielder’s 90th-minute winner came just seconds after his introduction on a night when Shamrock …

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Republic of Ireland v USA: international friendly – live!

Teams meet at Aviva Stadium in Dublin after missing World CupEmail beau.dure.freelance@guardian.co.uk or tweet @duresport 1.11pm BST Beau will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s how the US got on in their last friendly:Josh Sargent scored on debut…

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George Weah’s son Tim among teenage US goalscorers against Bolivia

Young USA side beat Bolivia 3-0 in friendly as team look to futureAmericans will miss World Cup for first time since 1986Josh Sargent scores on USA debut with alert passage of playJosh Sargent scored on debut, fellow 18-year-old Tim Weah added a goal i…