THE BIGGEST BATTLE
U.S., Mexico face off at sold-out Rose Bowl for Confederations Cup spot
"It's something that we embrace: the idea that we'll step on the field on Saturday and there'll be a few more Mexicans there than Americans,” said US midfield leader Michael Bradley.
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PASADENA, Calif. -- The last time the U.S. national team tangled with Mexico at the Rose Bowl is the last time the Yanks lost to their fiercest rival, an impressive 4-2 decision punctuated by an oh-my-god strike from Giovani Dos Santos.
BC Eagle men stop Virginia Cavaliers, 2-1
Swedish freshman Simon Enstrom scored twice as the Boston College Eagles men's team took a 2-1 win over No. 10 Virginia in an ACC game on a rainy Friday night. Complete
BC women edge Pittsburgh, 2-1
PITTSBURGH--Junior McKenzie Meehan broke Bayern Munich forward Kristie Mewis' career scoring record as the Boston College women's team took a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh in an ACC match Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field. Complete
Klinsmann names his 23 for CONCACAF Cup
CHICAGO - U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann Saturday named the 23-player roster for the CONCACAF Cup against Mexico, which grants the victor a spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Complete
OFFSIDE REMARKS Dempsey deserves a nice, long, stiff ban
I always thought that if Clint Dempsey was going to get into trouble again, it would be because of his elbows and not his hands.
CUTTONE’S CONCEPTS Taking the long view with the US National Team
CHESTER, Pa.---Let’s be clear. Results matter in sports. Coaches who don’t get results get fired. It's plain and simple. But there are different kind of results. Yes, winning the Gold Cup, appearing in the final, even winning the third place game should mean something. Same for getting to the Confederations Cup, even though it is a contrived tournament created by FIFA to further clog the calendar and extract money from fans and sponsors. But not winning those competitions (or in the case of the Confederations Cup not getting there) is not the end of the world. Complete
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