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30 January 5:43 de la tarde

Citoyens de Cleveland, réjouissez-vous. L’équipe nationale américaine jouera un match amical face à son homologue belge dans votre ville le 29 mai prochain. Les deux équipes s’en serviront pour préparer d’importants duels des éliminatoires de la Coupe du monde.

Despite quiet night, Besler, Gonzalez state their US case

Besler, Gonzalez may have helped their USMNT case vs. Canada
Making A Stand
USMNT DEFs make case
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Matt Besler and Tosaint Ricketts

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HOUSTON – For US national team defenders trying to make a case for themselves to Jurgen Klinsmann and the rest of the coaching staff, Tuesday’s scoreless draw with Canada provided limited opportunities.

30 January 12:02 de la tarde

Les États-Unis et le Canada se sont quittés dos-à-dos, sur un partage 0-0, seul score possible à l’issue d’une rencontre guère enthousiasmante que des joueurs hors-saison n’ont jamais été capables d’emballer.

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BBVA Compass Stadium
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Davis on role with national team: "I know I fit at this level"

Davis: I know I fit with USMNT
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Brad Davis during the US friendly vs. Canada

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HOUSTON – Brad Davis finally got his moment.

After years of producing elite seasons in MLS only to watch others get called to the US national team, the midfielder had a chance to show Jurgen Klinsmann in front of his home crowd that he belongs in the plans for World Cup qualifying.

While the 0-0 draw with Canada wasn't the performance or result he wanted, the Dynamo talisman is comfortable with the case he made.

De Rosario basks in love of Houston return in Canada draw

De Rosario basks in Houston love
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Omar Gonzalez and Dwayne De Rosario

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HOUSTON – Though he arrived at BBVA Compass Stadium as part of the opposition on Tuesday night, a fiercely pro-American crowd treated Dwayne De Rosario to a warm ovation upon his return to a city he's called his second home.

US attack high on possession, low on chances vs. Canada

US struggle to create vs. Canada
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US winger Josh Gatt vs. Canada

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HOUSTON – Against a Canada side made up mostly of players looking for experience, the United States turned in a performance reminiscent of the early days of the Jurgen Klinsmann era – long on possession but short on chances.

The result: A frustrating 0-0 draw on Tuesday night that had the players and coaches lamenting missed chances and opportunities in the vital area.

Klinsmann prefers conclusions from camp, not drab draw

Klinsmann prefers conclusions from camp, not Canada result
Keep Calm
USMNT Conclusions
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HOUSTON — One lackluster night does not erase three good weeks, at least according to Jurgen Klinsmann.

There won’t be any highlight reels coming from Tuesday’s scoreless draw with Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium, but the overall body of work was enough for the national team head coach.

Canada coach overjoyed by "massive" road stand vs. US

Canada coach gushes over road result
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HOUSTON — As Colin Miller emerged from the Canadian locker room at BBVA Compass Stadium, his face was plastered with an ear-to-ear grin.

His voice hoarse from 90 minutes of bellowing, Canada's interim head coach gushed at the amount of pride he was feeling for his young team that spent nearly an entire game defending but came through the other side unscathed in a 0-0 draw with the United States on Tuesday night.

US Player Ratings: Underwhelming performance vs. Canada

US Ratings: Underwhelming showing
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Brad Davis and Nick Ledgerwood

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On a night when the US national team played friendly visitors Canada a little too by the book, the resulting 0-0 stalemate draws a list of average grades.

The January camp group generally handled the fundamentals capably, but never showed the inspiration needed to bust apart their organized guests.

US PLAYER RATINGS

Sean Johnson (7) – He only had one save to make, but it came very early and he cruelly denied Dwayne De Rosario.

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