What we learned from the USA's Gold Cup triumph

Tim Howard is still the first-choice keeper, Darlington Nagbe shone in midfield and Jozy Altidore remains the team’s focal point ahead of next year’s World CupTo the USA got what they needed out of the Gold Cup. If there was ever any doubt that Bruce Arena was playing to lift…
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USA v Jamaica: Gold Cup final – live!

Bruce Arena’s men looking to win title for sixth time in historyReggae Boyz upset Mexico in semi-final as they chase first titleEmail graham.parker@theguardian.com or tweet @grahamparkerfc 2.27am BST Deuce:So obviously no Dempsey starting tonight, but don’t forget that if we see him at some stage tonight (and we surely will)…
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Clint Dempsey's taste for havoc shows he's not done yet

Christian Pulisic may well be the future of US soccer but during the Gold Cup semi-final the Sounders striker showed he is integral in the short-termClint Dempsey’s star turn against Costa Rica in the Gold Cup semi-final did more than win his team the game and help the striker match…
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Manchester United v Real Madrid: International Champions Cup – live!

Cristiano Ronaldo faces more team in Santa Clara, CaliforniaJosé Mourinho guarantees David de Gea is staying at Old TraffordEmail graham.parker@theguardian.com or tweet @KidWeil 9.21pm BST PreambleIf you like football, you’ll love a “summer of football”. Like football, but sweatier, and with more subs. 2.04pm BST Graham will be here shortly,…
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Real Salt Lake v Manchester United – live!

José Mourinho’s team continue summer tour of the USEmail graham.parker@theguardian.com or tweet @KidWeil 2.27am BST So…this could be a long night…And it’s up now. Wind seriously blowing hard. pic.twitter.com/dRXf1MZLFs 2.16am BST PreambleGood evening, and welcome to one of the Big Utah Nights™ Romelu Lukaku was promised. Not quite the glitz…
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Los Angeles Galaxy v Manchester United – live!

José Mourinho’s side start their US tour in southern CaliforniaEmail graham.parker@theguardian.com or tweet @KidWeil 2.21am BST PreambleEvening all. And welcome to a meaningful game. 9.34pm BST Graham will be here soon. In the meantime, here’s the latest on Romelu Lukaku:As a coup de théâtre, Manchester United’s swoop for Romelu Lukaku…
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Pennsylvania missing youths: one body found and person of interest named

Three young men still missing after remains found on a farm, and person of interest held on $5m bail for allegedly stealing car of one of the missing menWhen helicopters started buzzing around Solebury on Sunday night, most local residents assumed the action concerned a rescue on the Delaware river.…
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Gold Cup picks: the winners … and Malouda's return to internationals

USA and Mexico are co-favorites, Costa Rica are a trendy pick while minnows Curaçao and French Guiana (featuring a World Cup finalist) could surpriseCosta Rica. The Gold Cup trophy shuttles between the US and Mexico. Yet … Los Ticos are in form and bring arguably the Gold Cup’s strongest squad;…
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Mexico v USA talking points: Bradley helps dent US fear of the Azteca

Bruce Arena’s plans for the US national team are taking shape and his plans for Christian Pulisic and other young stars were on show against El TriA familiar American phenomenon has been in full force during the rise of Christian Pulisic this past year — for every US soccer fan…
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What we learned from USA's qualifiers: the case for and against Pulisic

Bruce Arena will be happy after the USMNT steadied the ship with a win and a draw – and attention came back to a certain Borussia Dortmund player againIn a lot of ways Bruce Arena inherited a very generous brief from Jürgen Klinsmann. After the leaking away of the German’s…
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