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Tom Sermanni taken by surprise over firing from USWMNT

Hours after coaching the US Women’s National Team to a 2-0 victory over China Sunday in Commerce City, Col., Tom Sermanni was relieved of his duties as the team’s head coach. “I was taken completely by surprise,” Sermanni told Kevin Flynn … Continued

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Clint Dempsey reflects on his journey to US Men’s National Team captain

Nacogdoches, Texas might be the last place you’d expect to find a professional soccer player, yet the small town in a football and baseball crazy state is home to US Men’s Soccer Team captain, Clint Dempsey. “It’s not always easy … Continued

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Tim Howard, Everton aiming for top four spot

Twice a year, fans in Liverpool, England get to experience the thrill of the Merseyside Derby. Tuesday, Liverpool got the better of U.S. Men’s National Team goalie Tim Howard and Everton, 4-0. “Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail, … Continued

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Michael Bradley embracing pressure of MLS return

Michael Bradley, the leader of the US Men’s National Team, has returned to Major League Soccer from Europe. Another step in the evolution of a player who first broke into professional soccer at the age of 16, and who now … Continued

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MLS commissioner Don Garber excited about direction of league

On the day Major League Soccer held its annual SuperDraft, the league’s commissioner, Don Garber, sat down with Counter Attack hosts — and founding MLS players — John Harkes and Tony Meola, to talk about the dramatic growth of the … Continued

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Alex Morgan working to lead USWNT to 2015 World Cup

A book that debuted at No. 7 on The New York Times Best Seller List. Her photo in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. And she’s pretty good at soccer, too. Alex Morgan, just 24 years old, was named the 2013 CONCACAF … Continued

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Bobby Clark leads Notre Dame to first men’s soccer title

You’d think after winning the national championship, your wife might cut you a little slack. That wasn’t the case for Notre Dame men’s soccer head coach Bobby Clark. “I got home and she told me, ‘It’s about time,’” Clark told former … Continued

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Matt Besler, Peter Vermes reflect on Sporting KC’s MLS Cup win

Saturday afternoon, Sporting KC defeated Real Salt Lake 1-1 (7-6) for their first MLS Cup since 2000. The game ended in penalty kicks, as the final field position player, Lovel Palmer, hit his penalty off the cross bar — one shot before … Continued

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Jozy Altidore: ‘Group of Death’ a ‘group of opportunity’ for US Men’s National Team

It’s the most meaningful meaningless part of the most important sports tournament in the world. The World Cup Draw. And it could not have gone any worse for the United States. The U.S. Men’s National Team was placed in the … Continued

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Sporting KC’s Matt Besler, Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando preview 2013 MLS Cup

Third time is indeed the charm for Sporting Kansas City. After the Houston Dynamo knocked them out of the Major League Soccer playoffs the previous two years, Sporting KC upended the two-time defending Eastern Conference champs with a 2-1 victory … Continued