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Hope Solo suspended from USWNT for 30 days after undisclosed incident during camp

ussoccerThis just in from U.S. Soccer:

U.S. Soccer has suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo from the U.S. Women’s National Team for 30 days. The suspension is effective immediately.

The suspension stems from an incident that occurred during the current WNT training camp being held in Carson, California.

As a result of the suspension, Solo has been released from training camp and will miss the USA’s matches in Europe on Feb. 8 in France and Feb. 13 in England.
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Dempsey, Evans called to first USA camp of ’15

Here’s the news from U.S. Soccer:

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 28 players to Carson, Calif., for the USA’s first training camp of 2015 as the team continues on the new cycle leading towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The camp, which runs from Jan. 12-Feb. 8, will be conducted across two continents. After 12 days in California, the team will head to Santiago in Chile for training from Jan. 25-29 as it prepares for its first friendly of the year against fellow 2014 World Cup side Chile on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at

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Sounders’ newest homegrown called to U-18

Here’s the word from the club:

Sounders FC forward Victor Mansaray has been called into U.S. U-18 National Team camp in Marabella, Spain from December 11-20. The trip includes two matches against the U-18 German National Team on December 17 and 19.

Mansaray, 17, signed a Homegrown Player contract with Sounders FC on November 5 after playing with the Sounders FC Academy since the 2012-13 season. He helped the U.S. U-18 National Team to a 3-0-0 championship run at the International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek in the Czech Republic in August, making two appearances and logging 106 total minutes, including

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Yedlin U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of 2014

Here’s the report from U.S. Soccer.

And below is the release from the club:

U.S. Soccer today announced that Sounders FC defender DeAndre Yedlin has been voted the 2014 U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year. The Sounders FC Homegrown Player earned 10 U.S. Men’s National Team caps in 2014, including three at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

“It’s an absolute honor to win this award,” said Yedlin. “I would like to thank my teammates, my family, and most of all the fans for the amazing support for our team. It was a tremendous year for a lot of young players, and we all share the dream of continuing to have the opportunity to represent our country.”
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Yedlin heading back from U.S. national team

USStweetThe Sounders aren’t training today, but there was a bit of good news for the club as the U.S. national team tweeted that Yedlin is among a handful of players being released before the Tuesday match against Ireland in Dublin.

That means Yedlin should be with his team for most or all training leading up to the Western Conference final opener Nov. 23 at Los Angeles.

There could be additional club news this evening, as Sounders owner Joe Roth is scheduled to meet with local media as part of the annual Alliance Business meeting:

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Yedlin goes 85 minutes as Colombia edges USA

US SoccerSounders right back DeAndre Yedlin went 85 minutes today in the USA’s 2-1 loss to Colombia in London. There is no immediate word on whether Yedlin will return directly to Seattle or continue on with the national team for its Tuesday match against Ireland at Dublin.

Below is the report from U.S. Soccer:

U.S. Men’s National Team forward Jozy Altidore scored an early goal, but No. 3 FIFA-ranked Colombia scored two unanswered goals in the second half en route to a 2-1 victory in front of 24,235 spectators, a record attendance for an international match at Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham. Carlos Bacca scored the game-tying goal in the 60th minute and Teofilo Gutierrez the game-winner in the 87th minute.

Altidore’s 10th-minute tally from the penalty spot was the 25th of his international career and team-leading fourth of 2014.

The USA is now 16-35-9 all-time against top-10 FIFA-ranked opponents and 3-10-4 all-time against Colombia.

The U.S. MNT wraps up its 2014 schedule against the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Kickoff is at 2:45 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and Univision.
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Sounders news beyond Ezra: staff, Yedlin, Zakuani, opening stadium for LA

The naming of Ezra Hendrickson as Sounders 2’s first coach dominated the news at training today, but other varied issues came up:

On replacing Hendrickson on the Sounders FC staff:
“We’ll be adding somebody to our staff. Who that is right now I couldn’t tell you. I’ve got a short list of people that I want to talk to, and we’ll see as we move down the line.”

On this short week of training: We wanted to keep them moving. We wanted to get some guys the rest that they needed and also make sure

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