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Moore scores fastest goal in USMNT history during Gold Cup win over Canada

Full-back strikes after just 20 seconds during US victoryVictory means USA top group over rivals CanadaShaq Moore scored after 20 seconds and the United States beat Canada 1-0 Sunday to win Group B at the Concacaf Gold Cup.Moore’s goal was the fastest …

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USA hammer six past Martinique to reach Concacaf Gold Cup last eight

Daryl Dike scores twice as USA win 6-1 over MartiniqueRobinson, Zardes and Gioacchini also score for AmericansDaryl Dike scored twice and helped force an own goal, helping the United States to overwhelm Martinique 6-1 Thursday night and clinch a berth …

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Before Christian Pulisic there was Jovan Kirovski

The first American to win the Champions League did so at a time when US soccer players were seen as little more than noveltiesThree years ago, the US men’s team were watching the World Cup on television instead of playing in it. But with the 2022 editi…

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USMNT finish successful run with decisive win over Costa Rica

US men’s team won Concacaf Nations League on SundayTeam look forward to World Cup qualifying in SeptemberThe United States finished a grueling stretch of four games in 11 days over 5,400 miles that resulted in three wins, including the Concacaf Nations…

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The beautiful chaos of the USA-Mexico rivalry has returned

The Concacaf Nations League final encapsulated the good, the bad and the ugly of a feud some believed had lost its biteThe final of the Concacaf Nations League did not have the most auspicious build-up. Delayed for several months due to the Covid-19 pa…

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Pulisic’s extra-time winner seals Nations League title for USA over Mexico

Concacaf Nations League final: USMNT 3-2 Mexico (aet)US battle back to claim title after El Tri’s early openerThrilling match marred by objects thrown at playersChristian Pulisic converted a penalty in the 114th minute, back-up goalkeeper Ethan Horvath…

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Siebatcheu’s late winner sends USMNT into Concacaf Nations League final

USA 1-0 HondurasSiebatcheu chose to represent USA over France and CameroonJordan Siebatcheu scored his first international goal in the 89th minute, and the United States beat Honduras 1-0 on Thursday night to reach the final of the first Concacaf Natio…

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Siebatcheu’s late winner sends USMNT into Concacaf Nations League final

USA 1-0 HondurasSiebatcheu chose to represent USA over France and CameroonJordan Siebatcheu scored his first international goal in the 89th minute, and the United States beat Honduras 1-0 on Thursday night to reach the final of the first Concacaf Natio…

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Free croissants and Iran’s dissidents: the joys of covering France 98

In an extract from a new book, reflections on a manic World Cup schedule that included the famous Iran v USA encounterUSA v Iran, World Cup, Lyon, 21 June 1998Every so often, when searching for something in the attic, I come across a grey box file with…

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The USMNT’s Olympic failure shows a lack of leadership not talent

The USMNT’s best players don’t turn out for the Under-23 team, but there were glaring errors in the campaign to reach the Tokyo Games anywayHere we go again.The US men have failed to even qualify for another global tournament, this time the Tokyo Olymp…

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‘Devastated’ USA men to miss third straight Olympics after Honduras loss

Americans lose 2-1 to Honduras in must-win to reach OlympicsUS last missed three straight Olympics in 1960, 1964 and 1968American players fell to the field at the final whistle. Another missed Olympics soccer tournament for the US men. Another failed f…

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USA continue winning run with victory over weakened Northern Ireland

USA picked up their eighth win in nine matches after a 2-1 victory over Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Sunday.Gio Reyna opened the scoring with a deflected strike before Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic doubled their advantage before the hour with a di…

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Sergiño Dest opens USA account with flair in 4-1 friendly win over Jamaica

Dest, Aaronson and Lletget (twice) score as USA win in AustriaChristian Pulisic back in USA team for first time since 2019Sergiño Dest scored his first international goal with a spectacular 25-yard shot, Sebastian Lletget added a pair of second-half go…

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Bayern Munich’s Chris Richards: ‘Facing Robben and Ribéry, you can’t prepare for that’

The US international defender, on loan at Hoffenheim, on falling in love with football in Argentina, training at Bayern and his hopes for the futureChris Richards describes it as the turning point, the moment when football called him to spark a unique …

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Swansea’s Paul Arriola apologises after historical ‘offensive’ tweets resurface

26-year-old says sorry for posts written in 2012USA international is on loan from DC UnitedSwansea City’s on-loan forward Paul Arriola has apologised for a number of “offensive and discriminatory” historical social media posts.The messages were written…

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Swansea’s Paul Arriola apologises after historical ‘offensive’ tweets resurface

26-year-old says sorry for posts written in 2012USA international is on loan from DC UnitedSwansea City’s on-loan forward Paul Arriola has apologised for a number of “offensive and discriminatory” historical social media posts.The messages were written…

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Reggie Cannon: ‘Explaining America feels like describing medieval times’

The USA full-back is attracting the attention of clubs across Europe after his transfer to Portugal. The move across the Atlantic has also made him reflect on homeThere is no hesitation from Reggie Cannon when he considers whether his view of America h…

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US Soccer’s slow reaction to a delegate’s views on slavery was troubling

The federation says the right things about fighting racism but those intentions have not been enough so farThe US Soccer Federation is not what it thinks it is.The federation was queued up to give itself a pat on the back Saturday after its Annual Gene…

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US Soccer athletes’ council removes member after racially charged speech

Seth Jahn downplayed impact of police brutality and US slaveryUS Soccer ends no-kneel policy then condemns delegateThe US Soccer Federation’s athletes’ council removed one its members Sunday, a day after he made a speech at the federation’s annual gene…

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US Soccer ends no-kneel policy then condemns delegate who downplayed slavery

US Soccer repeals 2017 policy that requiring standing for anthemFederation condemns ‘offensive’ remarks by dissenting delegateSeth Jahn downplayed impact of police brutality and US slaveryThe United States Soccer Federation voted on Saturday to repeal …