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Major Link Soccer: Calm, Cool, and Collected

The USMNT remained Calm under the pressure of a must win game, U.S. veterans played it Cool and with style, and the U.S. Collected a much needed win.

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Copa América

The U.S. needed a win Tuesday night and the veterans came through with Clint Dempsey leading the charge by notching his 50th goal for the red, white, and blue. Jermaine Jones bossed the midfield all night and collected a goal also. Jurgen Klinsman can be thankful the team had his back Tuesday night, because Sunil Gulati was questioning results and sharing his opinion on the presidential race.

El Presidente has arrived for English audiences, and he is glorious. Fernando Fiore has covered soccer in the United States for decades, but if you don’t speak Spanish, you probably don’t know who he is.

The results haven't' been what we have hoped for "especially in the official competitions", Sunil Gulati didn't mince words Tuesday when discussing Jurgen Klinsmann and the state of USMNT. Could the USMNT see a change by the end of summer.

Uruguayan coach Wilmar Valdez had plenty of reasons to be upset. The Chilean national anthem was played mistakenly instead of Uruguayan national anthem, then Uruguay lost 3-1 to Mexico, and to top it all off Valdez called the United States "a country where they don't feel football".

Sometimes in soccer being in the right place and the right time is all it takes to hit it big. For Tacoma native Jamael Cox his right place and time has been with the Burlingame Dragons.

Euro 2016

Here is a preview and schedule of every team at Euro 2016, just click on the team.

Four years ago Conor Washington was a postman (no he didn't ring twice), watched Euro 2012 on the tele, and was playing non-league football. Now Washington will be we suiting up for Norther Ireland in Euro 2016 thanks to his grandmother.

Italy have appointed former Torino boss Giampiero Ventura as head coach following the conclusion of Euro 2016 up until the end of the 2018 World Cup. Ventura will replace Antonio Conte when he steps down this summer to leave for Chelsea.

Remarkably, the German language has yet to produce a 12-­syllable word that describes the goalkeeper position as played by Manuel Neuer. Give it some time, though. For now, there’s a 16-letter English handle that will be hard to top—one that Neuer endorses with a wide smile. The sweeper keeper.

Two-time defending European Championship winner Spain heads into the 2016 competition with a stunning loss. Ranked 137th in the world Georgia ended Spain's eleven game unbeaten streak.

World Soccer

Neymar has no problem having a good time on vacation, especially when he gets to hang out with Steph Curry, Justin Beiber, and Jamie Foxx. Neymar's good times could come to an end if Spanish prosecutors get their way.

Having a 25 year career in soccer is very rare for any player, spending all 25 years at one club makes Francesco Totti one of the rarest of all.

Major League Soccer

The Houston Dynamo have appointed Wade Barrett as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2016 season.

Attacking, creative, chance-creating, game-changing, forward-linking, center midfielder is what Seattle needs according to Garth. Garth Lagerwey feels the correct DP player could help make "the whole gang" better.

Soccer to Watch Today

11:30am Portugal vs. Estonia (BeIN sports)

4:30pm Brazil vs. Haiti (Fox Sports 1, Univision, UniMás, FoxSoccer2GO)

7:00pm Ecudor vs. Peru (Fox Sports 1, Univision, UniMás, FoxSoccer2GO)

Goals of the Week: Maniatis, Tawamba, and Ricardinho.

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