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U.S. Soccer Needs to Fire Jurgen Klinsmann After Disastrous Start to Hex

Published: November 16, 2016

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The United States men's national team have officially hit rock bottom. After Tuesday's embarrassing 4-0 loss to Costa Rica, the Yanks sit dead last with zero points in the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The loss that saw a lackluster effort from everyone wearing an American kit—and every member of the technical staff sitting on the bench—helped the Yanks usher in yet... 


Tim Howard Injury Update: USMNT Keeper to Undergo Groin Surgery, Miss 4 Months

Published: November 14, 2016

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United States national team goalkeeper Tim Howard will miss four months because he has to undergo surgery for a groin injury he suffered during Friday's World Cup qualifier against Mexico, according to the Colorado Rapids, his MLS team. It will put his status for the United States' next set of World Cup qualifiers in late March in jeopardy. Brad Guzan will be the USMNT's No. 1 goalkeeper for Tuesday's... 


USMNT Must Assure Themselves of a Point Against Costa Rica in Crucial Hex Match

Published: November 14, 2016

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History is not on the side of the United States men's national team as they prepare for their second game of the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, against Costa Rica on Tuesday.  The Yanks are one of three teams sitting on zero points after their loss to Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday. A second consecutive loss to a fellow power in CONCACAF would put the USMNT in dire straits... 


Liechtenstein vs. Italy: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream, Preview

Published: November 12, 2016

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Italy can seize control of Group G by beating Liechtenstein in their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Rheinpark Stadion on Saturday. Azzurri manager Giampiero Ventura has selected an experienced squad and has presided over an unbeaten run in the last three matches. However, Ventura knows Italy need to keep the pressure on Spain at the top of the group. The Spanish are also in action,... 


Baffling Tactical Decision by Jurgen Klinsmann Puts USMNT into Early Hole in Hex

Published: November 12, 2016

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Jurgen Klinsmann did it again.  On Friday night, the manager of the United States men's national team set his team up for failure at the start of their 2-1 defeat to Mexico, which was the first loss on home soil in World Cup qualifying in 15 years.  Instead of aligning his starting XI in a formation that best suits the talent in his squad, Klinsmann opted for what he called a 3-4-3 formation... 


Tim Howard Injury: USMNT Keeper Injures Groin in 2018 World Cup Qualifier

Published: November 12, 2016

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United States men's soccer goalkeeper Tim Howard suffered a right groin strain during the first half of Friday night's World Cup qualifier against Mexico, according to ESPNFC.com.   He was replaced by Brad Guzan in the 40th minute with the United States trailing 1-0, via U.S. Soccer.  Howard appeared to have suffered the injury after taking a goal kick. Shortly after sending the ball downfield,... 


San Marino vs. Germany: World Cup 2018 Qualifying Live Stream, Preview

Published: November 11, 2016

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Germany will attempt to post a huge score on Friday night, as they travel to San Marino in Group C of European qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The world champions have dismantled their opponents in their last two contests against the minnows, accumulating 19 goals in the process.   The Germans lead the group after three games, grabbing maximum points, with Azerbaijan... 


Blended Lineup Gives USMNT Best Chance to Open Hex with Win over Mexico

Published: November 10, 2016

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Welcome to the wild, unpredictable rollercoaster ride that is the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.  The Hex, as it's affectionately called, begins on Friday with the highest-profile matchup the North American federation is capable of producing.  The United States men's national team, who won the Hex during the last FIFA World Cup cycle, host Mexico at their fortress Mapfre... 


Ethan Horvath Is the Solution to USMNT’s Goalkeeping Issues

Published: November 10, 2016

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Over the last few years, the position of goalkeeper has been an uncharacteristic weakness for the United States. Having moved so smoothly from Brad Friedel and Kasey Keller through to Tim Howard, it’s quite remarkable to see head coach Jurgen Klinsmann rooting around for an in-form shot-stopper. Howard’s drop in form post-World Cup 2014 was a hammer blow, and while some celebrated... 


Jurgen Klinsmann Faces Crossroads as USA Prepare for Hex Showdown vs. Mexico

Published: November 9, 2016

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If Jurgen Klinsmann has ever felt under any real pressure of losing his job as U.S. men's national team manager, it most likely came around the time of the country's last clash with rivals Mexico. El Tri left the Rose Bowl last October not just with a 3-2 win over the timid hosts but with a place in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Klinsmann found himself the centre of an existential postmortem. The German... 


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