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Guzan seizes chance for No. 1 shirt

Seven straight games including all three at the Centenario have featured Brad Guzan in goal; he and the Americans face another stern test Thursday against Ecuador.

Berliner John Brooks takes charge of USA's defense

Just three years ago, John Brooks, born and raised in Berlin but the son of a U.S. serviceman from Illinois, was still deciding whether to represent Germany or the USA.

USA's 'musts' for Paraguay game if it isn't 'must-win'

The Copa America Centenario results to date are mirror images of what occurred in March, when the Americans followed up a poor defeat with a resounding win. To reach the quarterfinals it needs only a tie, which can be a quite risky situation.

May Clint Dempsey long play for the USA

Hard to believe, but as recently as January there was speculation about whether Clint Dempsey would continue to be part of the U.S. national team.

How Klinsmann can fix his midfield

I'd suggest for Jurgen Klinsmann, after opening the Copa Centenario with a 2-0 loss to Colombia, to have a team-building event.

Bobby Wood 'owes' Klinsmann and has the recipe to pay back

To Germany's three biggest cities -- Munich, Berlin and Hamburg -- is where soccer has been taking Honolulu-born Bobby Wood, who left Hawaii at age 12 and spent two years in Southern California before moving to Europe.

Copa Centenario: Soccer America editors' predictions

The Copa Centenario kicks off Friday when the USA hosts Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The tournament should give the USA a home-field advantage in the biggest men's tournament played in the USA since the 1994 World Cup. Here's how Soccer America's editors see the tournament unfolding.

Centenario will reveal if USA has forged a foundation of consistency

Three games against solid opposition can test the U.S, for a baseline of reliability that it desperately needs.

Is buzz over Klinsmann's babes justified?

The USA has been so disappointing so often during the Jurgen Klinsmann era that you have to wonder what to make of the optimism surrounding its chances at the Copa Centenario.

Dynamo can't afford to stumble again in wake of Coyle departure

Both former head coaches of the Houston Dynamo are natives of Scotland, and were born in July about a year apart. But little else about the careers and lives of Dominic Kinnear and Owen Coyle bore much resemblance, and Coyle's departure from the post this week is a stark reminder of just how different and difficult coaching in MLS can ...

Il caso Giovinco: Italy's loss is MLS's gain

Sebastian Giovinco isn't going to the Euros. Italy's loss is MLS's gain. More particularly, Toronto FC gets to turn loose Seba on MLS defenses all of June and early July when he'd otherwise have been tied up with Azzurri duties somewhere in France.

Philadelphia Union embarks on its toughest stretch of games to date

The Philadelphia Union, the Eastern Conference leader, plays in Orlando Wednesday, flies halfway across the country to play the league's top team, Colorado, on Saturday, then comes home to host Columbus. Three games in eight days, starting off with Florida heat and then playing the league's top team at altitude.

Perry Kitchen finds a new niche in Scotland

Perry Kitchen left MLS after five seasons though the destination turned out to be somewhat of a surprise. Denmark, Germany, and Belgium had been mentioned as possible destinations, instead he wound up in Scotland with Heart of Midlothian and did well enough to earn a spot on the 23-man U.S. roster for the Copa America Centenario.

Howard leaves Everton for a much different MLS and USA

Is the time right for Brad Guzan to take over as the U.S. No. 1? Both he and Tim Howard lost their starting spots in the Premier League and Howard has returned to MLS and will play for Colorado, which leads the Western Conference.

Kamara deal shakes up stagnant Revs

Nobody can match the production of Kei Kamara since he joined Columbus prior to the 2015 season: he scored 22 regular-season goals and four more in the playoffs as it reached the MLS Cup final, and he's among the leaders this season with five goals in nine games. But he's been traded to New England -- his sixth MLS team ...