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U.S. Abroad: Schalke testing McKennie out at center back
by Paul Kennedy

Schalke 04's first-year coach Domenico Tedesco says the U.S. teenager is "good in the air, strong and up for anything." Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Tab Ramos

"I can only control what happens with the U-20 and down. That’s what I do. I kept in touch with Jona, I have a good relationship with him. I’ve stayed in touch with him over the last six months. You can ask him about the relationship that we have. If at this moment he felt like Mexico is the right place for him for the rest of his career, then at that point there’s only so much you can do."

-- U.S. U-20 national team coach and youth technical director Tab Ramos, who coached Jonathan Gonzalez at the 2017 Concacaf Under-20 Championship, on the 18-year-old Monterrey star's decision to play for Mexico. (


U.S. U-20 women: Klimkova picks young squad for 2018 World Cup qualifying
by Mike Woitalla

Coach Jitka Klimkova has named the USA's 20-player roster for the 2018 U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying tournament Read the whole story

Indy Eleven leaves NASL for the USL
by Paul Kennedy

The NASL attendance leader in three of its four years is the fourth NASL team to join the USL in the last two years. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Christian Pulisic

"I would say that the expectations some Americans put on me is too much. But I don't take it that way. I know no one means harm to me or wants to put too much pressure on me. It's kind of what they've done or do in the past. A lot of countries do."

-- Christian Pulisic, at winter training camp with Borussia Dortmund in Spain, on being considered at the age of 19 the most important player on the U.S. national team. He said the pain of not qualifying for Russia 2018 won't go away until he plays in a World Cup. (ESPN FC)

January camp: Dwyer withdraws due to hamstring injury
by Paul Kennedy

Five forwards are left in the camp, which opened with 29 players Wednesday in Carson, California. Read the whole story

MLS Moves: Indiana defender Lillard joins Fire as eighth MLS HG signing out of college in 2018
by Paul Kennedy

Grant Lillard captained the Hoosiers to the College Cup final in his senior season and anchored the nation's best defense in 2017. Read the whole story