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#US Soccer

# us-soccer - Friday 12 January, 2018

How the US could become the Dublin GAA of the soccer world

Pay-for-play’s negative impact on the sport is obvious, writes Tommy Martin.

# us-soccer - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Landon Donovan believes the USA will win a World Cup in his lifetime

Former US star was part of squad that made it to the 2002 quarter-finals.

# us-soccer - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

US Soccer bans children aged 10 or under from heading the ball

The guidelines were drawn up to resolve a legal case launched in federal court in California

# us-soccer - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

One of America's greatest female athletes of all time has announced her retirement

No one – male or female – has scored more international goals than Abby Wambach’s tally of 184.

# us-soccer - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Lucky 13? Freddy Adu, once dubbed 'the next Pele', is on the move again

The 26-year-old has had five clubs in the past three years in four different countries.

# us-soccer - Monday 7 July, 2014

MLS striker scores goal, celebrates with a selfie

Irish referee Alan Kelly booked Dom Dwyer under the ‘don’t be stupid’ rule.

# us-soccer - Sunday 5 May, 2013

US referee dies after attack by teenage player

Ricardo Portillo of Salt Lake City was assaulted during a soccer match and passed away in hospital.

# us-soccer - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

VIDEO: Former US boss wins Coach of the Year, sings acceptance speech Ballon D'Or Gala This post contains videos

VIDEO: Former US boss wins Coach of the Year, sings acceptance speech

We learned that Pia Sundhage is a big Dylan fan last night.

# us-soccer - Monday 23 July, 2012

VIDEO: The US Women's soccer team dance around to 'Party In The USA' by Miley Cyrus London 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: The US Women's soccer team dance around to 'Party In The USA' by Miley Cyrus

She’s Billy Ray Cyrus’s young one, dad.

# us-soccer - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

USA coach Bob Bradley has been hotly tipped to take the reins at Aston Villa in the wake of the surprise departure of Martin O’Neill from the club yesterday afternoon.

The 52-year-old, who coached the Americans in the World Cup and led them to the top of their group which included England, yesterday said he would like to coach in Europe – directly in response to a question on the Villa job.

“I have said over and over as well that I am always excited about new and different challenges,” said Bradley.

Bradley was linked to the vacancy at Fulham before Mark Hughes was appointed to that job, and confirmed that his representatives had spoken to the club on his behalf while the job was still up for grabs.

He has since been installed as the bookies’ favourite to take the job, ahead of Sven-Goran Eriksson and Alan Curbishley. Bradley has, however, also been linked to the Honduras national side, and to a number of MLS vacancies.

Bradley said he was putting any thought of the Villa job out of his mind for the moment, however, with his US side taking on Brazil in a friendly tonight. He will discuss his future role with the national side with US Soccer after the match.

“From the end of the World Cup, I have said the same thing: There would be a period when both sides would assess. I think that’s normal,” Bradley said.

“I had a few discussions with US Soccer. This fixture date comes at a tricky time and so we agreed it was most important to get on and prepare for this date and then we would have some discussions following this game. That’s where it stands.”

It is still unknown as to why O’Neill vacated the job having shepherded the club through its entire pre-season schedule, though it is understood the Irishman had fallen out with the club’s owner, Randy Lerner, over the proposed sale of midfielder James Milner.