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Dustin Corea to Arsenal? Barcelona?

Posted on 11 December 2009 by ASN Staff

Former U-17 Bradenton, Fla., academy prospect and U.S. youth international Dustin Corea could be close to taking a major leap across the pond. The 17-year old “has had two way conversations with Arsenal and Barcelona,” according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. ASN’s ‘Over There’ page has the full story.

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Exclusive: Fafa Picault called into U-20 camp

Posted on 04 December 2009 by ASN Staff

Newly-minted U-20 international Fafa Picault (right)

Eighteen-year old Fabrice-Jean (Fafà) Picault, a forward born in New York who currently plies his trade with Italian Serie A side Cagliari Calcio, has been called into the U.S. Men’s National Team’s U-20 camp, ASN has learned. The training camp, the team’s first of the new session, will take place later this month in Florida. U.S. soccer is expected to make an announcement next week. Read more at ASN’s Over There page.

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Lee Nguyen

Posted on 03 December 2009 by ASN Staff

Nguyen with his most recent club in Vietnam

Richardson, Texas, native Lee Nguyen is just 23 years old but his professional soccer career has already spanned three teams on two continents. The midfielder, who in 2007 was called “the best-kept secret” in U.S. soccer, also had a training stint at Arsenal earlier this year. He may now be close to adding a fourth country (that of his birth) and third continent (North America) to his resume. ASN traded a few emails with Nguyen recently to grill him on these and other topics. Here the result of our talks.

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U-17 roster announced for Nike International

Posted on 01 December 2009 by ASN Staff

U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team head coach Wilmer Cabrera has finalized a 22-player roster for the upcoming Nike International friendlies in Phoenix. Only four of the 22 are from Major League Soccer developmental academies. More here.

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Gale Agbossoumonde expected to sign Sporting Braga

Posted on 09 November 2009 by ASN Staff

U.S. U-20 Youth National Team defender Gale Agbossoumonde is expected with Portuguese topflight side Sporting Braga as early as Wednesday, Nov. 11..

Read on at ASN’s ‘Over There’ page.

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Baby Yanks defeat Malawi at World Cup

Posted on 29 October 2009 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team rebounded in their second game of the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, defeating Malawi 1-0 with a goal from midfielder Alex Shinsky at Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, Nigeria.

Get the full report at ASN’s U.S. Men’s National Team page.

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U-17s lose to 10-man Spain, 2-1

Posted on 27 October 2009 by ASN Staff

In Kano, Nigeria, the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team fell in their opening round match against Spain 2-1, despite an early red card to Spanish defender Sergi Gomez and a Jack McInerney strike in the fourth minute. Spain managed to take the lead with two counter-attacking goals in the 22nd and 30th minutes. The Spanish side withstood several late second-half chances by the U.S. to get the win as the game was broken up by lighting outages on two occasions. The result leaves the United States in third in Group E, and they will look to rebound with a win against fourth place Malawi on Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. ET.

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U-20s bow out of World Cup

Posted on 04 October 2009 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team was eliminated from the FIFA U-20 World Cup this afternoon after the final group matches were completed in Egypt. The U.S. finished as the 17th place team in the tournament, one place shy of the Round of 16.

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Germany make Leberwurst out of U.S. at U-20 World Cup

Posted on 26 September 2009 by ASN Staff

US U-20 midfielder Brek Shea

The German U-20 national team easily defeated their American counterparts 3-0 in the first match for both teams at the FIFA World Cup in Egypt Saturday.

The U.S. started auspiciously, with sloppy defensive errors, briefly regained their balance then gave up a penalty kick that was easily converted by Semih Aydilek. Germany doubled its lead two minutes later after more suspect defending by the Yanks. Behind Brek Shea (here in the colors of his club team, FC Dallas), one of the team’s best player on the day, the U.S. tried to put the German goal under pressure in the second half. Around the hour mark they made some real progress in this regard, with Jared Jeffrey hitting a long range shot off the crossbar on 67 minutes. Five minutes later, a pair of German substitutes combined for Germany’s third goal, sealing the match. Thomas Rongen’s side now has a lot to think about ahead of their second game, against Cameroon Tuesday.

ASN’s Adam Rozsa filed the following match report and supplied player ratings for the U.S.

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Rongen names U-20 World Cup squad

Posted on 28 August 2009 by ASN Staff

Five players from FC Dallas will, along with 16 others, represent the U.S. Under-20 international team at the World Cup in Egypt next month:

USMNT U-20 World Cup Roster By Position

GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Central Florida; Lilburn, Ga.), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas; Middleton, Wis.), Brian Perk (UCLA; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (6): Gale Agbossoumonde (Miami FC; Syracuse, N.Y.), Kyle Davies (FC Dallas; Danville, Calif.), Aaron Maund (Notre Dame; Dorchester, Mass.), Ike Opara (Wake Forest; Durham, N.C.), Anthony Wallace (FC Dallas; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Sheanon Williams (Unattached; Boston, Mass.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Danny Cruz (Houston Dynamo; Glendale, Ariz.), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabak; Oslo, Norway), Dilly Duka (Rutgers; Montville, N.J.), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA; Anaheim, Calif.), Jared Jeffrey (Club Brugge; Richardson, Texas), Brian Ownby (Virginia; Glen Allen, Va.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Michael Stephens (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.)

FORWARDS (4): Sam Garza (Denver; Highland Village, Texas), Peri Marosevic (FC Dallas; Rockford, Ill.), Brek Shea (FC Dallas; College Station, Texas), Tony Taylor (Jacksonville; Jacksonville, Fla.)

Read on at ASN’s USMNT page.

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