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US Soccer Centennial

US Soccer Doubleheader Sunday

US Soccer Centennial

A National team double-header as US Soccer celebrates it’s Centennial.

1:30 pm – US Men vs Germany on ESPN2
3:30 pm – US Women vs Canada on ESPnews

For the men, a final ‘warm up’ before qualifying begins Friday June 7th at Jamaica.
For the women, who doesn’t remember the Olympic semifinal win against Canada. It’s the first game between these now bitter rivals since that game.

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US Men Face Belgium Wednesday, Live on ESPN

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The U.S. Men’s National Team is set for the first of two domestic international friendly matches in a span of five days when it hosts 15th -ranked Belgium on Wednesday, May 29, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas. This is only the second appearance for the MNT in Cleveland, having collected a 2-0 win against Venezuela just prior to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The USA then faces Germany on Sunday, June 2, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., for its Centennial Celebration Match as U.S. Soccer commemorates its 100-year anniversary. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. CT, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas.

The games come in advance of three World Cup Qualifying matches in June – June 7 at Jamaica, June 11 vs Panama and June 18 vs Honduras.

The 15th-ranked Belgians will be hosted by the United States for the first time, and come sporting a roster fit to make a splash at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

They boast 10 players from the English Premier League and one from Bayern Munich, who dominated the Bundesliga and earned a trip to the Champions League Final. Read More

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Klinsmann Names Roster for June Qualifying

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U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 26 players to begin training camp in Cleveland in advance of the five-game stretch in May and June that includes three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the Centennial Celebration Match against Germany. A total of 29 players will participate, including four MLS goalkeepers that will rotate through camp.

The team includes Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis, who is a SLU Billiken and Chaminade HS grad. Davis will join the national team camp in Cleveland, Ohio on May 27 following Houston’s game at Sporting Kansas City on May 26 and be with the team for its friendly against Belgium on May 29. Davis will be available to the national team through the World Cup qualifier against Honduras on June 18.

Brad Davis, 31, has earned seven caps with the U.S. men’s national team, including an appearance in a 0-0 draw at Mexico on March 26 for his first cap in a World Cup qualifier. Davis has two goals and three assists in nine games this season for the Dynamo after scoring a career-high eight goals in 2012. The five-time MLS All-Star has recorded 12 or more assists for the past four seasons.

The U.S. then resumes World Cup qualifying with its third road match in four games at Jamaica on June 7 in Kingston. Four days later, the U.S. returns stateside to host Panama on June 11 at CenturyLink Field (TICKETS) in the USA’s first qualifier in Seattle since 1976. The team concludes the three-match set at sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium when it welcomes Honduras on June 18 to start the second half of the final round.

Currently in second place in the Final Round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. could earn as many as nine points in the trio of qualifiers ahead. The team is riding a 21-0-2 unbeaten streak at home in World Cup qualifying and is coming off a pair of impressive results, having collected a 1-0 win against Costa Rica before earning a point in qualifying in Mexico for only the second time in team history.

The roster is stacked with nearly the complete group from those matches, including the game-winning goal scorer against Costa Rica, Clint Dempsey, and Budweiser Man of the Match DaMarcus Beasley (listed as a defender). In addition, both Tim Howard and Fabian Johnson return to the fold after missing the March games through injury.

– See more at US Soccer

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U17 US MNT in CONCACAF Quarterfinal Sunday!

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The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team tries to qualify for its unprecedented 16th straight World Cup in this age group when it faces Honduras in the quarterfinals of the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship on Sunday, April 14, at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City, Panama. The game kicks off at 5 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer and Univision Deportes. Fans can follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

The U.S. is coming off a 1-0 victory against Guatemala on Thursday, April 11, to win Group C to set up the match against Honduras, which was the runner-up to Mexico in Group D. The U.S. is the only country to advance to every edition of the World Cup while Honduras has qualified for two FIFA U-17 World Cups (2009 and 2011).

QUARTERFINAL MATCHUPS:
On Sunday, following the USA-Honduras matchup, Mexico (Group D winner) faces Guatemala (Group C runner-up) at 9 p.m. ET at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City. All knockout round games in the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship are broadcast on FOX Soccer and Univision Deportes. The tournament’s four semifinalists will qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates from Oct. 7-Nov. 8.

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FC Kansas City Opens NWSL Saturday – Live Stream

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The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will officially kickoff the 2013 NWSL season this weekend with all eight founding clubs in action. All games will be available via live-streaming video and can be found on the NWSL website.

Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia/Ladue) is representing FC Kansas City and is a US WNT allocation player.

Lori Chalupny plays for the Chicago Red Stars where she starred last year during the WPSL Elite season. She was a ‘free agent’ signing following a Winter season in Sweden.

INAUGURAL WEEKEND:

Saturday, April 13, 2013
FC Kansas City vs. Portland Thorns FC – 7:35 PM (CT)
Shawnee Mission North High School (Overland Park, KS)

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Chicago Red Stars vs. Seattle Reign FC – 5:00 PM (CT)
Benedictine University Sports Complex (Lisle, IL)

Sky Blue FC vs. Western New York Flash – 5:00 PM (CT)
Yurcak Field (Piscataway, NJ)

Boston Breakers vs. Washington Spirit – 5:30 PM (CT)
Dilboy Stadium (Somerville, MA)