Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sounders launch Cup defense with rout

By JASON MITCHELL Leave it to the Seattle Sounders, winners of three straight U.S. Open Cups, to at least momentarily restore a semblance of order to what has been an unpredictable tournament. A night after lower-tier teams massacred MLS sides, … Continue reading »

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Klinsmann wants USMNT players nastier, less naive

  By FRANCO PANIZO LANDOVER, Md. — U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann sat at the table in the press conference room at FedEx Field on Saturday night without his usual cheerful smirk. Instead, he sported a stern … Continue reading »

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USA 1, Brazil 4: Match Highlights

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Missed chances, shaky defending doom USMNT in 4-1 loss to Brazil

photo by Jose L. Argueta/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO LANDOVER, Md. — The U.S. men's national team looked to its match against Brazil as a way to gauge just how far it has come in its first year under head coach … Continue reading »

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USA vs. Brazil: Match Night Commentary

    The U.S. men's national team takes on five-time World Cup champion Brazil tonight at FedEx Field (8pm, ESPN2). The match will serve as the U.S. team's toughest test ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Antigua and Barbuda … Continue reading »

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USA vs. Brazil: The Pregame Tailgate

The U.S. men's national team takes on five-time World Cup champion Brazil tonight at FedEx Field as a major tune-up for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Antigua and Barbuda and Guatemala. The match comes on the heels of a … Continue reading »

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USMNT to use Brazil as measuring stick before qualifying

Photo by John Todd/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO LANDOVER, Md. — The U.S. men's national team has had 10 months to fine-tune things under head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, and now they will get to see just how far they have come … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Liverpool close in on Rodgers, Balotelli warns racists & more

It would appear that Brendan Rodgers is Liverpool's man after all.  According to reports out of England, the young Swansea City coach will become Kenny Dalglish's replacement in the Liverpool coaches box less than two weeks after reportedly turning down … Continue reading »

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