July 5, 2013

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Rodriguez is headed to Monchengladbach next season.
US U-20 forward Mario Rodriguez has left Kaiserslautern to sign with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Rodriguez, 19, was recently with Kaiserslautern where he featured primarily with the clubs U-19 team. He was successful in his time there but was only able to play starting in March after paperwork issues prevented him from competitive play the first seven months of the season.
June 27, 2013

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Dolo is set for his second surgery of 2013
Hannover and USMNT right back Steve Cherundolo's injury woes continue as the 34 year old is set to have knee surgery Friday.

The man with 87 international caps to his name collided with a teammate in pre-season training Tuesday, causing pain in his left knee. It will be his second knee surgery of 2013 after the Chicago native had an arthroscopic procedure in February.
June 23, 2013

Mike Stobe
Tab Ramos has some thinking to do
After thinking about it, here are some thoughts on the US U-20 team at the World Cup after the loss to Spain.

No one actually thought the US would beat Spain did they? Regardless it still was not the type of performance you would hope for from the States. A few things immediately come to mind when reflecting on this one. Here are a few points that I'm thinking about.
June 19, 2013

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Michael Bradley was once again the general of the midfield
The United States grinded out a one goal win Tuesday in World Cup Qualifying against Honduras at Rio Tinto Stadium.

A big three points for the States on a night that good teams have to find a way to win. Some players stuck out more than others, here are my ratings for the game.
June 17, 2013

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Will Zusi get the nod against Honduras
Jurgen Klinsmann has tough decisions to make when deciding his starting lineup against Honduras.

In the backline, DaMarcus Beasley has been starting at left back the last four qualifiers but the three-time World Cub veteran in suspended. The options here are either going with Edgar Castillo who had a solid year with Tijuana or moving Fabian Johnson to left back.
June 12, 2013

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The USMNT is cruisin in qualifying
It was a special night in Seattle as the US National Team dominated Panama and took the vital three points in World Cup Qualifying.

As a whole, the US played confident and creative soccer throughout. They pushed the game to Panama by attacking from various areas of the field and from different players.
June 8, 2013

John Dorton
Evans celebrates the winner
The United States national team earned their first win at The Office and many players enjoyed strong performance.

The 2-1 win over Jamaica along with the Mexico's draw against Panama ensured that the American team sits atop the Hexagonal standings despite three out of four games coming on the road. With the next two games coming at home, the United States has a clear opportunity to separate itself from the pack and cruise to an easy qualification.
June 5, 2013

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Gomez will be another American on Tijuana
US National Team forward Herculez Gomez will leave Santos Laguna and join Club Tijuana for the upcoming Liga MX season.

Santos confirmed the transfer on the Twitter account on Tuesday and Tijuana confirmed later on Wednesday that the 31 year old striker had joined the club that plays on the U.S-Mexico border.
June 4, 2013

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Dempsey was the MOTM
What a difference a few days make as the United States held on for a 4-3 victory over a weakened German side.

There was some good and some bad of course from the performance which means players are rated both great and poor. Let's remember that the defense did give up three goals, unacceptable on any day.
May 30, 2013

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Graham Zusi in action against Belgium
The United States limped to a 4-2 loss Wednesday against a strong Belgium team in Cleveland and here are the grades

Let's call the game for what is was, a weak performance almost universally with a somewhat flattering final score. So let's make sure we take off those rose colored glasses and take a look at how the players did shall we?
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