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FOOTBALL: Lletget’s head and foot the difference in U.S.’s 2-0 win over Costa...

They call them “friendlies,” but there was nothing comfortable about the physical match-up between the young U.S. men’s National Team and a similarly youthful Costa Rica squad at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California The difference was second-half sub Sebastian Lletget. The scoreless first half was marked by some inefficiency on offense from both sides, […]
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FOOTBALL: Youthful U.S. men’s National Team hosts Costa Rica in San Jose

The second game of the Gregg Berhalter Era for the U.S. men’s National Team comes on Saturday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 28 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport … and a lot happened: LANE ONE Monday: The International Paralympic Committee impressively and decisively dealt with the anti-Semitic stance of the Malaysian government by removing July’s World Para Swimming Championships […]
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FOOTBALL: U.S. man’s National Team sails past Panama in debut for coach Gregg Berhalter

It was only a friendly, with five first-time national-team players for the U.S. and six for Panama, but a win is a win and...

FOOTBALL Preview: Gregg Berhalter era starts for U.S. Soccer vs. Panama in Arizona

The U.S. men’s National Team hit a 30-year low by failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and in the process hired and released Jurgen Klinsmann, Bruce Arena and Dave Sarachan as coaches. Now starts the Gregg Berhalter Era. Now 45, he was a defender for the U.S. from 1994-2006, appearing in 44 games. […]
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FOOTBALL: Christen Press keys 1-0 U.S. win vs. Spain in Alicante

The weather was chilly and wind was blowing in Alicante, but the U.S. women’s National Team had a warm feeling after winning a tight...

FOOTBALL Preview: U.S. women look to rebound vs. Spain in Alicante

After getting thoroughly beaten by third-ranked France last Saturday in Le Havre, the U.S. women’s National Team is in Alicante (ESP) for its first...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 21 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE ONE: Monday: Part two of our early-on look at what a Congressional commission reviewing the status of the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. National Governing Bodies might turn […]
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FOOTBALL: Diani’s two goals keys rout of U.S. women, 3-0, in Le Havre

Women’s World Cup hosts France showed their class in a dominant 2-0 win over the United States women’s team in front of a sell-out...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 18 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of the week (so far) in the turbulent world of international sport: LANE ONE: Wednesday: There really is a change going on in Olympic bidding, if you believe what the Milan-Cortina bid has in their presentation submitted on 11 January. Its organizing […]
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FOOTBALL Preview: U.S. women start 2019 World Cup vs. no. 3 France at Le...

It’s 2019 now, and the no. 1-ranked United States women’s national team is in France – where the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport (this time, with links!): LANE ONE/Sunday: The news that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under serious investigation by a French judge concerning potential bribes paid to […]
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LANE ONE: The most interesting U.S. athletes and team to watch in 2019?

There will be plenty of off-the-field antics to follow in 2019, like doping and the continuing fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal, but how about on the field? Actually, this should be a pretty interesting year. Looking ahead, here are five athletes, events or match-ups to look forward to as the year progresses: 5. Athletics: […]
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LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part II: Nassar overshadows all

As 2018 fades away, what were the top stories of the year in the Olympic Movement, both in the U.S. and worldwide? We found a mix of on-field heroics and off-field tumult. We shared no. 10-6 in our last issue, so here are the top five stories of the year, counting down from no. 5 […]
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FOOTBALL: Coaching great Sigi Schmid passes at 65

One of the most important coaches in the development of American soccer has passed away, as Sigi Schmid, 65, died at the Ronald Reagan...

FOOTBALL: FIFA Women’s World Cup draw places U.S. in good group

The FIFA Women’s World Cup draw was held in Paris (FRA) on Saturday, with the U.S. ranked no. 1 and obtaining a fairly easy...

FOOTBALL: Spain edges Mexico for women’s U-17 World Cup title

Claudia Pina scored twice in the first 26 minutes and the Spanish defense held up well enough for a 2-1 victory that made Spain...

FOOTBALL: Mexico and Spain to face off for women’s U-17 World Cup title

A first-time champion will be crowned on Saturday when Mexico kicks off against Spain for the FIFA women’s U-17 World Cup title at the...

FOOTBALL: Semifinals set in women’s U-17 World Cup

Three of the four FIFA women’s U-17 World Cup quarterfinals in Uruguay went to penalty kicks, but the semifinalists have been decided. The results...

FOOTBALL: U.S. wins CONCACAF men’s U-20 title, 2-0!

The United States men’s U-20 team won its second consecutive CONCACAF U-20 title with a 2-0 victory over Mexico last Wednesday (21st) at the...
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