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US sets Gold Cup lineup with eye on World Cup

US sets Gold Cup lineup with eye on World Cup

26/06/2017, USA, Soccer, Major League Soccer, Article # 22962669

Chicago (AFP) – US national team coach Bruce Arena named a 23-player roster Sunday for next month’s Gold Cup, using the North American championship to evaluate talent for next year’s World Cup.

A squad dominated by talent from Major League Soccer features 13 players with less than 10 caps, four of them making their first appearance at a US team training camp.

“Anytime you’re in the midst of World Cup qualifying and very close to not only qualifying, but being at a World Cup a year later, you have to have a competitive environment,” Arena said. 

“These players will push to position themselves to be a big part of things moving forward.”

Only three European-based players were selected, Chelsea defender Matt Miazga, Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj and uncapped midfielder Kenny Saief of Gent.

Most Americans coming off the European season were used in World Cup qualifiers earlier this month, recording a 2-0 home win over Trinidad and Tobago and a 1-1 draw at Mexico to stand third in the six-team CONCACAF qualifying group with four matches to play. The top three teams claim automatic berths to Russia next year.

Arena took over the American team for a second time  after last year’s firing of ex-Germany star Jurgen Klinsmann after the Americans lost their first two qualifiers. The US has since won twice and drawn twice under Arena.

New England’s Juan Agudelo and Seattle’s Jordan Morris are joined by Kansas City newcomer Dom Dwyer in attack while Brad Guzan, with 54 caps, offers the most experience at goalkeeper.

Experienced defenders include Kansas City’s Matt Besler, Mexico-based Omar Gonzalez of Pachuca and Kansas City’s Graham Zusi while veteran midfielders Alejandro Bedoya of Philadelphia and Gyasi Zardes of Los Angeles are also included.

In all, 12 players on the roster have been part of the US World Cup qualifying effort.

“It’s a good roster with a nice blend of experienced, veteran players and a good group of newcomers as well,” Arena said. “There’s good balance at every position. We can play a number of ways.

“I think all these players have a desire to play for the US and will be working hard. It will be a competitive camp. They are going to be highly motivated, very coachable and they have an opportunity to make a statement.”

Players began camp Sunday at Nashville, Tennessee, ahead of a Gold Cup tune-up match next Saturday against Ghana at East Hartford, Connecticut.

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VIDEO: Ike Opara's insane finish rounds out wild day in MLS

VIDEO: Ike Opara's insane finish rounds out wild day in MLS

25/06/2017, USA, Soccer, Major League Soccer, Article # 22953146

The center back's athletic finish was a thing of beauty, and rounded off a day of rather strange happenings in the world of Major League Soccer



http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/55/main/2017/06/25/36612432/video-ike-oparas-insane-finish-rounds-out-wild-day-in-mls
Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 13-19, 2017

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 13-19, 2017

25/06/2017, USA, Soccer, Major League Soccer, Article # 22948503

The FIFA Confederations Cup kicked off last Saturday with the opening four matches averaging 1.3 million viewers across the networks of Telemundo. The highest viewership for the first round of play was unsurprisingly found on the second day as nearly 2.9 million people tuned in to FOX Sports 1 and Telemundo for Mexico’s opening match of the tournament. The game scored 2.3 million total streaming minutes to become Telemundo’s most-streamed match ever.

On the English-language side, FOX Sports 1 averaged 298,333 viewers for their first three broadcasts of the tournament with Cameroon’s match against Chile being broadcast on Fox Sports 2.

The National Women’s Soccer League hit a season-high 110,000 viewers on Lifetime last Saturday for a 1-1 draw between the Chicago Red Stars and Washington Spirit. The league is now averaging over 93,000 viewers with 12 regular season matches remaining to be broadcast on Lifetime.

Last Sunday’s match between the Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls averaged 239,500 viewers after bouncing around between ESPN2 and ESPN because of the NCAA Baseball College World Series. The match was forced to kick off on ESPN2, where it remained for most of the first half before jumping over to ESPN for the halftime show, second half and post-game coverage.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 13-19, 2017:

Average viewing audiences for soccer leagues on US TV:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 6/18/17 Confederations Cup Portugal / Mexico FS1; 485000 Telemundo; 2400000 2,885,000
2 6/18/17 Confederations Cup Cameroon / Chile —; — Telemundo; 1300000 1,300,000
3 6/17/17 Confederations Cup Russia / New Zealand FS1; 253000 Telemundo; 550000 803,000
4 6/19/17 Confederations Cup Australia / Germany FS1; 157000 Telemundo; 380000 537,000
5 6/17/17 MLS Los Angeles Galaxy / Houston Dynamo UniMás; 339000 —; — 339,000
6 6/17/17 MLS New York City / Seattle Sounders ESPN; 306000 —; — 306,000
7 6/18/17 MLS Philadelphia Union / New York Red Bulls ESPN/2; 239500 —; — 239,500
8 6/13/17 Int’l Friendly France / England ESPN2; 231000 —; — 231,000
9 6/13/17 CONCACAF WCQ Panama / Honduras —; — Unvso; 132000 132,000
10 6/17/17 NWSL Red Stars / Spirit Lifetime; 110000 —; — 110,000

Average MLS viewing audiences on US TV:

Major League Soccer Averages              
League Overall* ESPN ESPN2 FOX FS1 Univision UniMás
2017 MLS 241,817 (30) 289,111 (9) 244,333 (3) 409,000 (2) 182,571** (15)    
2016 MLS 257,683 (63) 290,179 (28) 201,500 (4) 658,000 (5) 154,346 (26)    
2017 NWSL 93,111 (10)            
               
          *English-Only    
          **Data missing for 1 game  

SEE MORE: Access our archives of US TV ratings for soccer.

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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MLS Talking Points: New York derby headlines rivalry week

MLS Talking Points: New York derby headlines rivalry week

24/06/2017, USA, Soccer, Major League Soccer, Article # 22937054

NYCFC heads to Red Bull Arena in search of their first-ever win on enemy territory in Major League Soccer's New York derby.



http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2017/06/23/36587222/mls-talking-points-new-york-derby-headlines-rivalry-week
MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer

MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer

23/06/2017, USA, Soccer, Major League Soccer, Article # 22915963

Goal summarizes the biggest transfer and trade talk involving the LA Galaxy, New York City FC, Toronto FC and the biggest clubs in North America



http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2017/06/22/36411032/mls-transfer-news-the-latest-rumors-and-trades-in-major
MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer

MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer

22/06/2017, USA, Soccer, Major League Soccer, Article # 22908628

Goal summarizes the biggest transfer and trade talk involving the LA Galaxy, New York City FC, Toronto FC and the biggest clubs in North America



http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2017/06/21/36411032/mls-transfer-news-the-latest-rumors-and-trades-in-major
MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer

MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer

21/06/2017, USA, Soccer, Major League Soccer, Article # 22895490

Goal summarizes the biggest transfer and trade talk involving the LA Galaxy, New York City FC, Toronto FC and the biggest clubs in North America



http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2017/06/20/36411032/mls-transfer-news-the-latest-rumors-and-trades-in-major
D.C. United acquires Deshorn Brown through allocation

D.C. United acquires Deshorn Brown through allocation

21/06/2017, USA, Soccer, Major League Soccer, Article # 22891887
Patrice Bernier, Montreal Impact; Deshorn Brown, Colorado Rapids; Major League Soccer 05242014

The Jamaica international will likely play a big role right away for an anemic DCU offense in desperate need of reinforcements



http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2017/06/20/36509522/dc-united-acquires-deshorn-brown-through-allocation
MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer

MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer

21/06/2017, USA, Soccer, Major League Soccer, Article # 22891448

Goal summarizes the biggest transfer and trade talk involving the the LA Galaxy, New York City FC, Toronto FC and the biggest clubs in North America



http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer/2017/06/20/36411032/mls-transfer-news-the-latest-rumors-and-trades-in-major
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