USA Draws with Japan in FIFA U-17

The under-17 World Cup in the United States hopes seems to be in serious danger of fading just at the group stage. The Baby Yanks of Raphael Wicky have only 1 point after 2 matches followed by a 0-0 draw in Cariacica of Brazil with Japan as Chituru Odunze, the goalkeeper of Leicester saving the point with an incredible late save.

This point will keep the USA team above the Netherlands. A win will be sufficient for the USA to secure the third-place in the knockout round. At present, Senegal is 2-0 after defeating Dutch who was beaten by Japan.
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Match Tied between USA and Uruguay

USA and Uruguay faced each other for an exhibition match and the first international goal for Jordan Morris helped the USA to draw the match against Uruguay with 1-1 score. The goal came in the 79th minute of the game. Jordan has not been able to score any goals in a span of over 2 years. He scored the goal right after an attempt was made by Jose Gimenez to clear the area close to the end line. It bounced on Nick Lima, the defender from the USA and restricted in front of the goal that was open at that moment. Jordan moved the ball to the goal area with the help of his chest to make his sixth goal internationally. It is his first goal since he played the final match of Gold Cup CONCACAF 2017 against Jamaica.

Gregg Berhalter is the manager for the team of USA. He was all praises for his side after the result. He said that they have always faced and fought against the tough side of Uruguay. He stated that the team has done a marvelous job but on scheduled set pieces. The Uruguayan side is very dangerous, especially for the particular set pieces of defense, Gregg said. He congratulated the team and said it is more important for me to see that the team members have great tenacity to play such a game for such a long time. Uruguay is a team that has the ability to fight every inch of the game, but the USA also had the confidence in them.
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USA Qualifies for the Semi-Finals for World Cup

Megan Rapinoe takes over the headline as she took the USA through to the semi-finals of World Cup for women on Friday. The United States defeated France by 2-1 in Paris for crushing the hopes of the hosting nation. The free-kick by Rapinoe’s into 5 minutes in this quarter-final helped in evading a large number of players in the penalty box on the way to the net for stunning the home crowd at Parc des Princes.

Thereafter, USA took on the pressure prior to offering the knockout blow almost in the middle of the second half when Megan Rapinoe turned the low center by Tobin Heath, even if Wendie Renard had pulled a goal back on France for setting a tense finish. The team of Jill Ellis held on and proceeded on to the showdown of the semi-final with England on the following Tuesday where they will make an attempt to retain the crown and secure a win in World Cup in 8th edition. This is going to be their 4th win.
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USA SNUBBED FOR THE 2020 COPA AMERICA

The USA would not be invited to the 2020 Copa America according to reports. It is reported that Qatar has been invited as one of the extra teams with China likely to be the second team. This would represent the second time that Qatar would be invited for the tournament as the Asian champions look for valuable experience ahead of the 2022 world cup.

The invitation comes as little surprise given that Qatar Airways is one of the major sponsors of Conmebol. This recent snub of the CONCACAF nations Mexico and the USA comes as both regions have been embroiled in administrative issues over an expanded Copa America.
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Jurgen Klinsmann Settled at $3.35M by US Soccer after Being Fired during the Contract Period

Klinsmann, who was the former head coach of the U. S national team gets paid a huge amount after being fired due to the disappointing results of the team and also the team’s failure to get through to the 2018 World Cup Russia.

Jurgen Klinsmann was appointed a head coach in 2011 for the national men’s team and then later in 2013, the contract was extended to five more years to December 2018. Apparently, U.S national team failed to qualify the World Cup 2018 which was held in Russia which created a huge loss for the USA. The disappointing results of the team lead to Klinsmann being fired from the post of head coach in 2016. Even though the net amount of loss is tremendous, the settlement amounts for the fired coaches have been let out by USSF and the reports show that Klinsmann received $3.354 M settlement.
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Gregg Berhalter on US team

The new United States national team head coach Gregg Berhalter said that he is happy to take charge of the team. He said that there are some good players in the squad and that it is up to him to make sure that they play as a team.

He was recently in Germany to meet US players playing in the Bundesliga as well as German football officials. He said that it is a good thing for United States players to play in the Bundesliga as this allowed them to get more experience. He said that the Bundesliga is one of the best league in the world and it is important if you want to become a top national side to have your players to play in the best leagues.
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Dave Sarachan on England match

The US national team coach Dave Sarachan that his team is ready to face the England national team in a friendly match that will be held on the 15th of November. He said that this will be an exciting match against a world-class team and that this will be a great assessment of how much his team has progressed.

He said that England is one of the best teams in the world and that it is always an exciting moment to face them. He said that his players are ready for the game and that they have been working hard on the pitch in order to be ready for the game.
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CHRIS RICHARDS CALLED UP TO US SQUAD

United States U-20 Men’s National Team manager, Tab Ramos made a host of changes to his team’s roster ahead of the Qualification stages of the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, drafting in defenders Chris Richards and SerginoDest in addition to forward Sebastian Soto to replace Isaac Angking, Griffin Dorsey and Anthony Fontana.

“We needed to make a couple of moves at this time to address depth needed in certain positions for specific situations which may arise in the second round,” Ramos said.
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Weston McKennie convinced USMNT will reach 2022 World Cup

Schalke and United States midfielder Weston McKennie is convinced that his country can qualify for the 2022 World Cup despite their failure to reach the 2018 edition of the tournament. The United States suffered a shock blow last year after they failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986 but there have since been plenty of positives in terms of their performances.

Speaking to Schalke’s official website, the 19-year-old insisted that the United States have a quality group of players to return to the global tournament and they should do so in four years’ time. He added to speak on the personal scale and believes the prospect of playing Champions League football should enhance his development.
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Brian Schmetzer Happy with Point against New England Revolution

Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer was a delighted man after watching his team get a point against New England Revolution in the latest league match. The game may have finished as a goalless draw, but it marks a positive run to the recent away form. Seattle Sounders were in a difficult situation coming into this game, as they had gone through a poor run of three games without a win prior to starting a three-game sequence of just away matches.

Away form is certainly not one of the strong elements for Seattle Sounders, but they have picked up a win over Colorado Rapids and a draw with New England Revolution. As a result, Seattle will be extremely confident about picking up something from the upcoming game against Atlanta United, who are one of the strongest opponent in the MLS 2018 campaign. Halfway into the campaign, Seattle Sounders have picked up only 16 points from the 17 games. It does not bode well for the club’s push for a Championship title but it has to be recalled that Seattle Sounders barring a similar position for much of the 2017 season before coming in with a late flurry.
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