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World Cup: Bayern Munich's Julian Green chooses USMNT over Germany

It's official: Julian Green chooses USMNT over Germany
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That escalated quickly.

Julian Green, Bayern Munich's German-American winger who has been choosing which of the two countries to represent over the 18 months, has decided to wear the Red, White and Blue. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the news on Twitter this afternoon:

Sporting Kansas City to host Manchester City in July amid "Summer in the Soccer Capital" event

Sporting KC to host Manchester City amid "Summer in the Soccer Capital" event
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Sporting Kansas City announced on Tuesday that English Premier League heavyweights Manchester City will headline a series of events dubbed “Summer in the Soccer Capital” in June and July,  revolving around the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

World Cup: USMNT confirmed to face Czech Republic in Prague in September friendly

USMNT will face Czech Republic in September friendly
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It's confirmed: the US national team are set for another European friendly later this year.

The Czech football association on Monday reported on its website that the Czech Republic will host the USMNT in Prague on Sept. 3 as a warmup for their Euro 2016 qualifying opener against the Netherlands on Sept. 9. US Soccer later sent out a release confirming the report.

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San Jose Earthquakes' Victor Bernardez avoids awkward cheek-kiss from adoring fan | SIDELINE

GIF: Victor Bernardez does not want you to kiss him
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San Jose Earthquakes and Honduras defender Victor Bernardez is all set to retire from international soccer following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

On Wednesday night, he played in what was very likely the final home game of his international career, a 2-1 friendly victory over Venezuela

World Cup: US Soccer announces opponents, venues for final tune-up matches ahead of Brazil

USMNT to play Azerbaijan, Turkey, Nigeria before heading to Brazil
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The US national team now knows its schedule for its final tune-up matches ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and will face off against a brand new opponent.

US Soccer announced Thursday that the team will play three games in its Send-Off Series, in San Francisco against Azerbaijan on May 27 at Candlestick Park, followed by a match against Turkey at Red Bull Arena on June 1, and concluding the series with a friendly against Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. on June 7.

World Cup: Ukraine's wing wizardry gives USMNT painful preview of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo

Ukraine wing wizards give US painful preview of Ronaldo's Portugal
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LARNACA, Cyprus – On the face of it, there appeared to be few positives to take from the US men’s national team’s 2-0 defeat to Ukraine on Wednesday.

However, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes the experience will help his side prepare for one specific opponent it will face at the World Cup.

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World Cup: After Sunderland snub, Jozy Altidore says USMNT is where he feels most comfortable

After Sunderland snub, Altidore admits USMNT is where he feels most at ease
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LARNACA, Cyprus – Jozy Altidore has earned his place as one of Jurgen Klinsmann’s favorites. Netting eight goals in 2013, he finished the year as the US national team’s top scorer, so despite his poor club form for Sunderland, the 24-year-old was trusted with leading the line in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Ukraine.

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