NUEVA YORK – El director técnico de la Selección Mexicana, José Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre, dio a conocer la nómina de 23 jugadores convocados para el próximo encuentro de México contra Nigeria, el actual campeón de la Copa Africana de Naciones, el viernes, 31 de mayo (9:00 pm ET) en el Reliant Stadium de Houston. El partido servirá como preparación para México antes de viajar a Jamaica para su duelo de eliminatoria el 4 de junio, solo días después del partido en Houston.
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1. ALTIDORE SCORES WINNER IN DUTCH CUP FINAL
The US national team will probably have to handle the upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Germany without the services of Jozy Altidore. That's the story told by the player himself on ESPN Radio's Soccer Today podcast.
HOUSTON – Geoff Cameron is on his way back to Houston, at least for a few days.
The Houston Dynamo announced Tuesday that they will take on English Premier League's Stoke City FC this summer as part of the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
Former Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron and former FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea, as well as English national teamer Peter Crouch, are among the players who will lead the Potters into BBVA Compass stadium for the 7 pm ET July 24 kickoff. US national team midfielder Maurice Edu is also under contract with Stoke, though he's been on loan to Bursaspor of Turkey since January.
Brek Shea will make his grand return to FC Dallas Stadium this summer.
The US national team winger, who spent the first five years of his professional career with FC Dallas, will reunite with his former hometown fans when his English Premier League side Stoke City face FCD in a summer friendly on Saturday, July 27. The MLS club confirmed the news on Thursday via Twitter.
The LA Galaxy may have been eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League recently, but they'll have the Champions Cup to look forward to this summer.
On Wednesday, the defending MLS Cup champions announced that they will be one of eight teams to participate in the International Champions Cup that will also feature Italian powers Inter Milan and Juventus as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The other four teams will be announced on May 7 and the tournament will be televised on Fox Soccer and Fox Sports.
Soccer returns to the Bronx: Yankee Stadium set to host Chelsea vs. Manchester City, Spain vs. Ireland
The soccer world's biggest names – both club and country – are headed back to Yankee Stadium for the second straight summer.
On Monday, it was announced Chelsea FC will face Manchester City FC on May 25 at 5:30 pm ET, while reigning World Cup and European champions Spain will play Ireland on June 11 at 8 pm ET.