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by BRIAN SCIARETTA
April 14, 2010

Rongen looking at overseas-based U-20ers
Over the next few weeks, US U20 head coach Thomas Rongen will be looking to finalize his roster for the International Cor Groenewegen Tournament which starts next month in Holland.

One thing that is very clear is that Rongen will be looking to use this tournament to evaluate many players who are currently based in Europe.
by BRIAN SCIARETTA
April 11, 2010

Foreign-based U-20ers get their shot
After recently having competed in the Dallas Cup, the US U20 national team's next competition will be the Cor Groenewegen Tournament in Uitgeest, Holland starting on May 22.

The schedule for the tournament is unknown at this time but the US has been drawn into the Pool B of the 12 team tournament.
by BRIAN SCIARETTA
April 8, 2010

Dempsey out of Europa League clash
Clint Dempsey will miss at least today's UEFA game against Wolfsburg and this weekend's Premier League game against Liverpool because of a thigh injury he sustained in the final minutes of Sunday's game against Wigan.

The club reported on its website that Dempsey was injured in the final minute of the game against Wigan when he was challenged in the penalty area on a play where no foul was called.
by BRIAN SCIARETTA
April 2, 2010

Ching hurt tonight in MLS action
Houston Dynamo and US National Team forward Brian Ching was subbed out in the first half of the Dynamo's game against Real Salt Lake tonight after suffering a left leg injury.

The Hawaiian-born striker limped off the field and the injury at first appeared to be serious. After the game the injury was diagnosed as a strained left hamstring. The team hopes to have a better idea on Friday of how long Ching will be out.
by JOHN KRETLOW
March 25, 2010

Mallon spent a week with the Latics
Oldham Athletic confirmed that American left-back James Mallon trained with the club this week.

The 21-year-old currently plays collegiately for Randolph Macon College in Virginia and reports out of England this week spoke of the player's training with the Latics.
by BRIAN SCIARETTA
March 25, 2010

Maisonneuve will be an assistant coach in Dallas
As the US Under-20 national team prepares for the Dallas Cup, head coach Thomas Rongen will be assisted by another long time veteran of US soccer. In Dallas, US midfielder and World Cup veteran Brian Maisonneuve will rejoin Rongen and serve as assistant coach.

Last month Eric Wynalda was the assistant coach for the U20 team during the Copa Chivas tournament in Mexico. In previous cycles Rongen has used former players such as Tab Ramos, Marcelo Balboa and Hugo Perez.
by BRIAN SCIARETTA
March 23, 2010

Sebastian Lletget will not be in Dallas
As the US U-20 national team prepares for the 2010 Dallas Cup which starts this upcoming Sunday, one of the most notable absences on the US roster is West Ham U18 midfielder Sebastian Lletget.

Lletget, 17, is widely considered to be one of the top American prospects but has raised concern about his commitment to the US program since he reportedly declined an invitation to play at last year's U17 World Cup.
by JON VAN WAGENEN
March 16, 2010

Bradley close to molding his final 23
National team coach Bob Bradley took a covert scouting trip this past weekend and Kristiansand, Norway and Örebro, Sweden were on the itinerary.

First, he showed up to see IK Start's Clarence Goodson have a good game against Sandefjord where the defender earned Man of the Match honors by the local media.
by BRIAN SCIARETTA
March 15, 2010

US U-20 team faces Mexico in the opener
Later this month, the US U20 National Team will participate in the 2010 Dallas Cup which is the premier youth tournament in the country.

Just this past week the schedule for the tournament was announced and the US has been drawn into Group D along the Mexican U20 National Team, the Vancouver Whitecaps, and Eintracht Frankfurt.
by JON VAN WAGENEN
March 5, 2010

Ryan Miller's season begins next weekend
The Allsvenksan season opens Saturday March 13 with Kalmar FF visiting IFK Göteborg, weather permitting.

Three tasty tidbits to whet appetites for the upcoming Swedish kickoff:
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