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'Lots of guys' step up as USA earns sixth Gold Cup title

The day before taking on Jamaica in the 2017 Gold Cup final, U.S. defender Omar Gonzalez firmly put things into perspective.
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Miazga adds his name to deep U.S. centerback pool

Just how deep is the competition at centerback on the current U.S. team? Three winners of the MLS Defender of the Year Award -- Omar Gonzalez (2011), Matt Besler (2012) and Matt Hedges (2016) -- are competing for Gold Cup playing time.
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Michael Bradley, the leader, seeks a trophy

The youngest and the oldest players on the U.S. national team - and the head coach -- speak very similarly about captain Michael Bradley, who on Wednesday aims to lead the USA to the 2017 Gold Cup title.
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There is and continues to be only one Deuce

The Deuce lived up to his name Saturday. After the entrance of substitute Clint Dempsey, the Americans scored twice on his assist and goal to defeat Costa Rica, 2-0, to reach its 10th Gold Cup final.
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One man's Midseason MLS Best XI

The list of All-Stars was released by MLS on Tuesday and amid the controversy of who got picked and who didn't, here's a personal selection of the 11 most deserving players of the 2017 season to date.
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Arena goes with experience -- and a few question marks in Gold Cup knockout phase.

The six players called by Bruce Arena for the Gold Cup quarterfinals and beyond were not surprises but a few of those sent home did raise eyebrows.
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USA beats a minnow: the woeful, good and hopeful

What was the most pathetic moment for the USA in its Gold Cup game on Wednesday? There were a few to choose from.
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SA Midseason Awards: Nikolic, Paunovic head list of Chicago candidates

An amazing turnaround in Chicago has the Fire challenging for the Eastern Conference title and Supporters' Shield, as well as individual honors. Striker Nemanja Nikolic and head coach Veljko Paunovic join the races that have produced MVP winners David Villa and Sebastian Giovinco, and Coach of the Year honorees such as Oscar Pareja and Jesse Marsch the past two seasons.
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Bruce Arena went too defensive against Panama

It's true that the USA has a Panama problem. Los Canaleros are the only team that ever beat the USA in a first-round Gold Cup game, in 2011, in the tournament launched 1991.
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Midseason kudos to Atlanta, questions for PRO

A revived Eastern Conference heads the list of midseason trends for the 2017 MLS campaign.
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USA proves it has depth -- and cohesion

One would have been excused for not expecting much from the USA in its friendly against Ghana. One week ahead of the Gold Cup, Coach Bruce Arena was testing a new combination of players. His starting lineup included two debutants and seven players with fewer than 10 caps.
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