All posts tagged "soccer"

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    US men’s soccer misses 2nd straight Olympics

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The United States failed to qualify for consecutive Olympic men’s soccer tournaments for the first time in a half century, a collapse players found hard to address on analyze. Roger Martinez scored twice,...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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  • United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates his goal against Guatemala during the first half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
    US back on track in qualifying with 4-0 win over Guatemala

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — American soccer fans fretted for four days: If the United States lost to Guatemala once again, the U.S. would have little chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Their worries quickly vanished...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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  • United States' Michael Bradley leaves the field after a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match against Guatemala at Mateo Flores Stadium in Guatemala City, Friday, March 25, 2016. Guatemala won 2-0. (AP Photo/ Moises Castillo)
    US likely would miss World Cup if it loses to Guatemala

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If the United States loses to Guatemala on Tuesday, the Americans almost certainly would fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. “There’s a sense of urgency tomorrow night because we need three...

    • Posted March 28, 2016
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  • South Korean Olympic football team players celebrate after Moon Chang-jin (7) scored the team's third goal against Algeria during their friendly match at Goyang Complex Stadium in Goyang, north of Seoul, on March 28, 2016. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea wins 2 straight over Algeria in Olympic football friendlies

    GOYANG, South Korea (Yonhap) — The South Korean men’s Olympic football team defeated Algeria 3-0 for their second straight victory over the Africans in a friendly Monday. With more than 14,300 fans gathered at Goyang Complex Stadium...

    • Posted March 28, 2016
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  • South Korean men's football team players celebrate after scoring a goal against Thailand during their friendly match at Suphachalasai Stadium in Bangkok on March 27, 2016. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea blanks Thailand to set new shutout win record

    BANGKOK/SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea beat Thailand 1-0 in a friendly match on Sunday to set a new national record for most consecutive shutout wins. With nearly 20,000 Thai fans packed at Suphachalasai Stadium in Bangkok, South...

    • Posted March 27, 2016
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  • South Korean national team soccer team players will be looking to rewrite history against Thailand. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea aim to break clean sheet record in friendly against Thailand

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — After notching a thrilling victory in the year’s first match, the South Korean men’s national football team will be aiming to break a clean sheet record when as they face Thailand in a friendly...

    • Posted March 25, 2016
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  • South Korean national football team head coach Uli Stielike speaks to players during a second round Asian qualifying match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Lebanon at Ansan Wa Stadium in Ansan, south of Seoul, on March 24, 2016. (Yonhap)
    Stielike says it’s only fair that S. Korea won against Lebanon

    ANSAN, South Korea (Yonhap) — South Korea national football team head coach Uli Stielike said his team collected a “fair victory” against Lebanon at the World Cup qualifier on Thursday. What he meant was that it’s only...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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