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The long goodbye: Houston Dynamo's Brian Ching hangs 'em up after testimonial

The long goodbye: Houston's Ching hangs 'em up after testimonial

Brian Ching’s Dynamo career ended as it began, with a multi-goal performance in front of the home fans. Ching’s Orange Team defeated the White Team 6-4 in MLS’ first-ever testimonial match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday.

US Under-17s roll past England behind Joe Gallardo hat trick, brace from LA Galaxy's Haji Wright

Gallardo, LA's Wright lead US U-17s past England in friendly

US Under-17 forward Joe Gallardo

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A Joe Gallardo hat trick and a second-half brace by LA Galaxy prospect Haji Wright highlighted the US Under-17 national team’s easy 5-1 victory Wednesday over England in the second of three matches at the Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Gallardo (above), part of the Monterrey youth system, paced the attack early, firing in goals in the 13th and 16th minutes before capping his hat trick off in style in the 85th minute.

US U-17s fall to Portugal in Nike friendlies opener despite goal by LA Galaxy Academy's Haji Wright

US U-17s drop first Nike friendly to Portugal despite goal from Galaxy prospect

In the first of three Nike International Friendlies, the US Under-17 men's national team blew an early 1-0 lead against Portugal, eventually falling in heartbreaking fashion 2-1 when the Portuguese scored in second-half stoppage time at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., on Monday.

LA Galaxy Academy forward Haji Wright put the US on top in the 13th minute when he received a through ball from FC Dallas Academy midfielder Alejandro Zendejas and slotted a shot in the upper 90 for a 1-0.

5 MLS academy prospects among US Under-17 squad to face Portugal, England, Brazil in Nike friendlies

5 MLS prospects among US U-17 squad to face Portugal, England, Brazil

US Under-17 men’s national team head coach Richie Williams named a 20-player roster on Sunday for this week's Nike International Friendlies in Florida, and five MLS prospects are among the squad that will face Brazil, England and Portugal.

MLS academies are represented by defender Hugo Arellano (Chivas USA), defender George Braima (Columbus Crew), defender Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls), forward Haji Wright (LA Galaxy) and midfielder Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas).

USMNT to host Korea Republic at StubHub Center in World Cup prep match in February

USMNT to kick off 2014 with friendly vs. Korea at StubHub Center

The US national team will kick off 2014 against a fellow World Cup qualifier: Korea Republic.

U.S. Soccer on Monday announced the match, which will come on the back of annual January camp. The game will be held at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on Feb. 1, kicking off at 5 pm ET.

"As a team that has qualified for Brazil, the Korea Republic will be another great benchmark for us," US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a statement. "They bring a different style of play than we have seen in the last two years, and that gives us a chance to grow."

New report adds to rumors of USMNT vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina friendly in St. Louis

Will USMNT meet Bosnia-Herzegovina in St Louis next spring?

Eddie Johnson in action against Bosnia

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St. Louis has turned heads across the continent this year with several large, passionate crowds for exhibition soccer games, and if early reports are correct, the River City might play host to another massive match in the lead-up to the World Cup.

USMNT: Despite sour finale in Austria, Jurgen Klinsmann's group positive about epochal year

USMNT: Despite fruitless Euro trip, Klinsmann's group happy with 2013

No wins and no goals from 180 minutes against second-tier European competition, but no big worries in the big picture.

That was the message from Jurgen Klinsmann and the US national team on Tuesday as they pronounced themselves pleased with their 10-day European camp despite a 1-0 loss to Austria in Vienna.

USMNT: Jurgen Klinsmann rips non-goal decision in 1-0 loss at Austria

"It's just a joke": Klinsmann rips non-goal decision in USMNT loss

The US national team was philosophical in the wake of its 1-0 loss to Austria in the final match of a record-setting 2013 on Tuesday, a friendly setback head coach Jurgen Klinsmann deemed “no big deal.”

USMNT Player Ratings: Poor finishing, spotty defense contribute to year-end loss in Austria

USMNT Ratings: Poor finishing, spotty D – who showed well vs. Austria?

The US national team dropped its final game of 2013 in a spotty performance that belied what has been a fine year, falling 1-0 at Austria in Vienna on Tuesday to take home a wide variety of grades.

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