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U.S. squad for World Cup qualifiers

(Reuters) - United States coach Juergen Klinsmann announced on Sunday a 20-man squad for World Cup CONCACAF region qualifying games against Jamaica and Panama. The United States, who have already secured qualification for next year's finals in Brazil, will host Jamaica in Kansas City on October 11 and visit Panama in Panama City on October 15. Squad: Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

Football: USA's Altidore, Bradley scratched against Mexico

The USA will be without three suspended players, including striker Jozy Altidore, for their FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Mexico on Tuesday. Key midfielder Michael Bradley has also been ruled out against Mexico because of a sprained left ankle. Bradley suffered the ankle sprain in the warm-up prior to Friday's 3-1 loss to Costa Rica and watched the game from the sidelines.

Football: Altidore set for Sunderland move

American striker Jozy Altidore is set to join Premier League side Sunderland from Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar after the clubs agreed terms for his transfer, the Press Association said Saturday. An initial bid from the Black Cats was rejected by Alkmaar, but manager Paolo Di Canio maintained his interest and a deal was finally hammered out. What remains is for the 23-year-old player's personal terms to be settled with Sunderland. Altidore has previous English Premier League experience having spent the 2009-10 season on loan from Villarreal at Hull.

Football: Record-tying Altidore lifts US over Honduras

Jozy Altidore matched an American record by scoring a goal for the fourth match in a row to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Honduras on Tuesday in a World Cup 2014 North American qualifier. Altidore, who plays for Dutch side AK Alkmaar, found the net in the 73rd minute off a centering pass from Fabian Johnson to allow the US squad to avenge a 2-1 loss at Honduras in their CONCACAF final-round qualifying opener.

Football: US beat Panama to seize CONCACAF lead

Jozy Altidore scored his third goal in three matches Tuesday to help the United States to a 2-0 victory over Panama and into the lead in 2014 World Cup qualifying in North America. Altidore gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute, and Eddie Johnson, who plays for the hometown Seattle Sounders, made it 2-0 in the 53rd as Jurgen Klinsmann's men moved to the top of the standings on 10 points in the six-nation final qualifying round for next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Altidore among the goals as U.S. top qualifying group

(Reuters) - Goals from Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson gave a confident United States a 2-0 win over Panama in Seattle on Tuesday as Juergen Klinsmann's team moved to the top of the six-team CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group. The United States took the lead in the 36th minute with a nicely worked move - Michael Bradley bursting out of midfield, feeding Fabian Johnson on the left and his low cross was turned in at the back post by Altidore.

Evans strikes in injury time as U.S. wins in Jamaica

(Reuters) - Brad Evans grabbed an injury time winner for the United States as it beat Jamaica 2-1 in their World Cup qualifier in Kingston on Friday. Jermain Beckford's 89th minute header looked to have earned Jamaica a point after the United States had led through a Jozy Altidore goal on the half hour. But Michael Bradley slipped the ball inside the area to Evans who, with a surprising amount of space, drove past Jamaican keeper Donovan Ricketts to seal the win.

Football: AZ Alkmaar beat PSV for fourth Dutch Cup

AZ Alkmaar won the Dutch Cup on Thursday with a 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven in Rotterdam. It was Alkmaar's fourth cup success after wins in 1978, 1981 and 1982. Victory also gave them a place in the Europa League play-offs next season. AZ Alkmaar 2 (Adam Maher 12, Jozy Altidore 14) PSV 1 (Juergen Locadia 31) bnl/dj

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Dutch Cup semifinal summaries

Feb 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Dutch Cup Semifinal matches on Wednesday Ajax Amsterdam 0 AZ Alkmaar 3 Jozy Altidore 74,90+3, Johann Berg Gudmundsson 88 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 35,609 - - - PEC Zwolle 0 PSV Eindhoven 3 Juergen Locadia 16,34,85 Halftime: 0-2; Attendance: 11,324 - - -

Soccer-Den Bosch to punish fans after racist chants in cup match

ROTTERDAM, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Dutch second division soccer side Den Bosch will punish fans who shouted racist chants at United States international Jozy Altidore during the Dutch cup quarter-final against AZ Alkmaar on Tuesday. Those responsible had a week to turn themselves in to the club, Den Bosch said in a statement on Wednesday. "If they don't then we will use the pictures from our security system to find out," Den Bosch director Peter Bijvelds said.
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