MLS playoff predictions: will Rooney lead DC United to glory?

The former England captain has helped his team to a well-timed run of form. But Sporting KC and New York Red Bulls will be tough to haltShout out to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s continued instinct for the memorable, and his former Manchester United colleague, Wayne Rooney lifting DC United back to relevance;…
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Talking points from USA's matches against Colombia and Peru: who will replace Dempsey?

Plus: Sarachan has done his job; Berhalter looks like the new coach; Bradley may not be the answer but he’s the best version of the questionThese two friendlies come a year since the disastrous World Cup elimination in Trinidad. It feels far longer. A fractious US Soccer presidential race; the…
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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 1.01am BST MexicoMore on the team news in a moment, but first, Mexico. 12.55am BST Nothing friendly about it. Meet our starting XI for #USAvMEX, pres. by @ATT.Lineup notes » https://t.co/3CusXn168h…
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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 12.01am BST Team News:Stand together. Rise together.Introducing our starting XI for #USAvBRA, pres. by @LibertyMutual.Lineup notes » https://t.co/Mqhvc2cD9p pic.twitter.com/Uklo2XmSZP 11.57pm BST USAStill waiting on confirmed team news, but here’s the…
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State of the league: MLS's growth remains steady rather than spectacular

As MLS pauses for Wednesday’s All-Star Game, the state of America’s top division is very much in the eye of the beholderAmid all of the annual clamor of All-Star week, one of the regular rituals is Don Garber’s state of the union speech, wherein the MLS commissioner will present a…
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Mexico collapse into familiar World Cup anxiety against Sweden

After a dizzying win over Germany in the opener, some had El Tri going far in the World Cup. But familiar problems have resurfacedBefore you play a fifth game, you have to get to a fourth game. Ideally, then, you don’t want to implode in your third game …For six…
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A history of Mexican crises: how El Tri rival England for self-inflicted pain

The current inquest into the nocturnal habits of the Mexican team appear positively PG compared to some episodes in the side’s pastMexican football needs controversy. Where none exists it must be invented. The news this month that members of the squad had stayed out late has felt less like a…
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Tangled up in blue: NYC FC's brand new training center stresses City connection

NYC FC may not yet have opened the stadium home their fans want, but last week’s opening of their Etihad City Football Academy may prove to be just as significant in the long runLast week two more pieces of infrastructure were added to the growing body of Major League Soccer…
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Rocco Commisso offers $500m investment to fund NASL

Letters obtained by the Guardian detail offer to US Soccer president Commisso to lead investment package with $250m of own moneyCosmos owner’s offer is contingent on restructuring of federationRocco Commisso, the owner of the New York Cosmos, who has made waves in the US game with his anti-trust legal actions…
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How USA could win the World Cup with an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain assist

A former technical director for the Premier League may just have the answer to US Soccer’s perpetual youth development bugaboo If the USA were to ever win a World Cup, there would be a long roll of people to thank. But this week another name was quietly added to that…
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