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Benito Floro satisfied with squad's performance in Canada coaching debut vs. Mauritania

Canada shows off new passing style in Floro's debut vs. Mauritania: "It's a good test for us"
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OLIVA, Spain – Given the massive task that lies ahead of him, new Canadian national team head coach Benito Floro was satisfied with his team’s performance in his first game in charge – a scoreless draw on Sunday against Mauritania.

Floro fielded a lineup that featured four teenagers and two players who received their first caps. Still with two years to go until 2018 World Cup qualifying gets underway for his team, there’s going to be a learning process for the coach and the players.

Canada 0, Mauritania 0 | International Friendly Match Recap

CAN 0, MTN 0: Floro makes debut as Canada coach with scoreless tie vs. Mauritania
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OLIVA, Spain — The Canadian national team got off to an indifferent start in their first game under Benito Floro as they played Mauritania to a frustrating scoreless draw on Sunday.

It was a game defined by physical play, as Canada's African opponents had no problem going in hard — in a few cases well after the ball was gone.

USMNT: Costly yellow cards leave Jurgen Klinsmann scrambling ahead of Mexico clash

Costly yellow cards leave Klinsmann scrambling after USMNT loss
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Se Dice en Europa: Estados Unidos podría medirse ante España en noviembre

Se Dice en Europa: Estados Unidos podría medirse ante España en noviembre
Se Dice en Europa
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Se Dice en Europa: USA v ESP

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MADRID - La revancha de aquel 2-1 que Estados Unidos infligió a España en la Copa Confederaciones de Sudáfrica 2009 podría llegar a darse a fines de este año.

Canadian national team coach Benito Floro calls up Dwayne De Rosario, eight other MLSers to first camp

Floro selects De Rosario, eight other MLSers to Canadian national team camp and friendlies
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Dwayne De Rosario with Canada

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For his first squad as Canadian head coach, Benito Floro will be assembling a huge team of 33 players that literally spans the generations of Canadian soccer.

The massive squad will assemble on Sunday near Valencia, Spain and features the return of D.C. United playmaker Dwayne De Rosario, who was left out of the Gold Cup team this summer. The 35-year old will be looking to add to his 75 caps.

Other veterans like Julian de Guzman, Atiba Hutchinson, and Iain Hume are also included.

Rumbo al Mundial Brasil 2014 | Lista de jugadores de la MLS convocados para partidos internacionales en septiembre

Lista de jugadores de la MLS convocados para partidos internacionales en septiembre

A continuación encontrará la lista de jugadores de la MLS convocados para partidos de eliminatorias y amistosos internacionales, para septiembre, mes en el cual se podrían definir varios de los clasificados a la Copa Mundial Brasil 2014.

Oribe Peralta: “Estamos para competirle a cualquiera”, asegura el cepillo tras la goleada de México a Costa de Marfil en Nueva York

Oribe Peralta: “Estamos para competirle a cualquiera”, asegura el cepillo tras la goleada de México a Costa de Marfil
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - México goleó 4-1 a su similar de Costa de Marfil en lo que ha sido su presentación más convincente en todo lo que va del 2013. Lo cual le llega en muy buen momento al equipo mexicano ya que tiene en puerta la recta final de las eliminatorias mundialistas.

José Manuel de la Torre se mostró tranquilo, sabiendo que este triunfo ayuda bastante al grupo, sobre todo por cómo se dieron las cosas dentro de la cancha.

Three for Thursday: Just how special was Jozy Altidore's hat trick against Bosnia?

Where does Altidore's hat trick stand in the history books?
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Jozy Altidore - 3 for Thursday

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Jozy Altidore's hat trick was a rare occurrence in and of itself. His three-goal haul in the US national team's 4-3 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday was just the 16th time in history a player has scored three or more goals for the USMNT.

That's not all, though. A quick dig into the history books will tell you even more about just how rare the achievement we saw in Sarajevo was. Here are three surprising facts about Jozy's historic hat trick:

John Anthony Brooks impresses in USMNT debut: "He looks like he's been with us for 10 years"

Klinsmann "really, really happy with" Brooks' USMNT debut
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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — US national team defender John Anthony Brooks found out just how it feels to get thrown off the deep end on Wednesday night.

Just days after meeting his US teammates for the first time, the 20-year-old center back was thrust into the starting lineup by manager Jurgen Klinsmann, going the full 90 minutes in a 4-3 win over Bosnia, who fielded two of Europe's top strikers in Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic.

Brooks passed his trial by fire.

Crónica: México goleó 4-1 a una decepcionante Costa de Marfil; Oribe Peralta está de regreso

México goleó 4-1 a una decepcionante Costa de Marfil en el MetLife Stadium
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - La renovada era de José Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre no pudo ser mejor al derrotar a su similar de Costa de Marfil en el Metlife Stadium por marcador final de 4-1. El regreso de Oribe Peralta, el héroe de los juegos olímpicos de Londres 2012, llegó en muy buen momento al Tricolor ya que fue la figura del partido y ante la lesión de Chicharito Hernández podría ser que se gane el puesto titular para los siguientes dos juegos eliminatorios.

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