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USA, Mexico play to spirited draw as Stars and Stripes away shirts debut

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Most would call the event Wednesday night at University of Phoenix Stadium an international soccer friendly, but on the ground it felt more like a raucous rally painted in patriotism. Supporters of both the United States and Mexico, 59,006 strong, came cloaked in their national colors, some with sombreros, others in one-piece…

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Champions League tough tacklers

We’ve looked at some of the fantastic attack minded players who look to score and create goals for their Champions League team and the great pass masters of the Champions League, but now we’re curious about the guys at the other end of the field whose job it is to prevent the goals. To stop…

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Cleat 16 quarterfinals: adidas Predator v Nike Tiempo Legend

A battle that began at 1994 FIFA World Cup United States™ comes to a head today in the quarterfinals of our Cleat 16. Given the choice to name today’s favorite boot, you decide if the adidas Predator LZ moves on to the semifinals or if its run stops here and the Nike Tiempo Legend advances….

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Five minutes with USA captain Clint Dempsey

In preparation for the today’s United States-Mexico international friendly, SOCCER.COM has a team in Phoenix and had the chance to attend training and media sessions Tuesday. On the day that the Stars and Stripes away jersey bound for Brazil was released, Dempsey was queried on his form, his talented new teammate Julian Green and his…

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Two minutes with USA legend Landon Donovan

GLENDALE, Ariz. — In advance of tonight’s USA-Mexico friendly, a tune-up between two fierce rivals preparing for this summer’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, SOCCER.COM had the chance to talk to USMNT players as they approached the field for their final training session prior to the match. US all-time leading goalscorer Landon Donovan talked about…

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Five minutes with USMNT defender Omar Gonzalez

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dubbed as a friendly, but promising a heated and spirited contest, the USA takes on Mexico tonight at University of Phoenix Stadium. SOCCER.COM was granted access to the USMNT’s training session and also was able to talk to central defender Omar Gonzalez about his feelings heading into the match. Describe the state…

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10 minutes with Stars and Stripes boss Jürgen Klinsmann

SOCCER.COM has a team in Phoenix, Ariz. where the US Men’s National Team is due to play Mexico tonight in an international friendly and FIFA World Cup™ tuneup. Here’s what Stars and Stripes boss Jurgen Klinsmann had to say, his voice hoarse from the dry desert air, in his pre-match press conference, where the topics…

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SOCCER.COM on the ground for USA vs Mexico

Dos a Cero, part II? The USMNT and Mexico will renew their fierce rivalry tonight in Glendale, Ariz. at University of Phoenix Stadium. This is the first match between the USA and Mexico since 2013′s famous “Dos a Cero” match in Columbus, Ohio, which punched the USMNT’s ticket to Brazil. SOCCER.COM has a team in…

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UEFA Champions League continues quality match-ups on Wednesday

We’re watching Champions League play at SOCCER.COM headquarters and will be treated to some of the best games of the year.  Soccer fans will love today’s matches, if Tuesday’s results are any indication of how well all sides are playing. Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain Who: Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain Where: Paris When: 2:45pm ET Why you…

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Australia’s new away from Nike

Nike officially released the Socceroos 2014 away kit on Tuesday (available to purchase tomorrow) amid their new #riskeverything campaign and official launch of the USA away jersey. Like many of Nike’s 2014 federation kits, Australia’s away is inspired by the nation’s history and pride. In what Nike is calling a dark obsidian blue, the design…

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Cleat 16 quarterfinals: Nike Mercurial v PUMA evoSPEED

And then there were eight. Our Cleat 16 competition in which we give you the opportunity to name your favorite boot enters the next phase today as the Nike Mercurial Vapor takes on the PUMA evoSPEED SL in second round, quarterfinal action. Tuesday’s tilt is all about lightning-quick pace and acceleration as Nike and PUMA’s…

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#RiskEverything with Nike

In addition to the USA away kit reveal today, Nike has also launched their new #RiskEverything campaign for the World Cup. The first installment features an impressive lineup of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Wayne Rooney. From Nike: “Playing for your country is an honor every footballer wants, but with that honor comes immense pressure and responsibility,”…

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USA Away: The pride of a nation

There’s no mistaking the national pride in the new USA away jersey from Nike. Blocks of red, white and blue come together to create a signature, superhero-style look that stars Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley will sport in Brazil. While the home shirt is a simple, classy, collared white design that is classic…

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The SOCCER.COM Soccer Suit™, a soccer revolution?

Unfortunately, the SOCCER.COM Soccer Suit™ is (for now) just a figment of our imaginations. It is a fun idea some of our more creative folks came up with for that time-honored tradition known as April Fools Day. We did have some fun constructing it, forcing one of our footwear guys to test it out, and…

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USA has away with winning

As soccer fans across the country eagerly await unveiling of the new USA away jersey from Nike, which will be worn at some pretty important away matches this summer, SOCCER.COM is taking a look back at the Stars and Stripes’ greatest triumphs in away shirts. The US Men’s National Team has had some important wins…