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Compared to other spheres of life, North American countries are not as powerful in soccer. Mexico and the United States are the two strongest football nations on the continent.

Tim Howard

Tim Howard: Goalkeeper Who Played For Man Utd And Everton

In the early years of Major League Soccer, some players took odd routes to the league. Tim Howard was no exception. As a teenager, Howard was scouted by Tim Mulqueen, a former United States under-17 assistant coach. Mulqueen allowed the …

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Enner Valencia: Ecuador Captain And Countries Record Scorer

Ecuadorian footballer Enner Valencia plays for Fenerbahce as a forward and captains the Ecuadorian soccer team. A total of six goals have been scored by him in the finals of the World Cup (three in 2014 and three in the …

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The All-Time Best Soccer Players in US History

The All-Time Best Soccer Players in US History

Join us as we present a complete guide on the best American soccer players of all time. Whether they spent their professional career in North America or dominated elsewhere, these soccer superstars have proved themselves to be recognized as some …

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Jared Borgetti: First Mexican To Play In English Premiership

The legacy of impressive Mexican strikers, born out of Hugo Sanchez’s foot, had its torch picked up by another resonating name in Mexico’s soccer history: Jared Borgetti. Borgetti is one of the most efficient strikers Mexico has ever produced and …

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Arnie Mausser

Arnie Mausser: Former US Men’s National Team Goalkeeper

Before Manchester United signed Tim Howard; before Kasey Keller transferred to Millwall, Rayo Vallecano, or Borussia Moenchengladbach; before Brad Friedel set records in England playing for Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, and Tottenham Hotspur; or even before Tony Meola faced …

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Erica Dambach

Erica Dambach: Two Time NSCAA Coach And National Assistant

In her role as head coach, Erica Dambach (nee Walsh) oversees the women’s soccer program at Penn State. During Dambach’s tenure at Penn State, the school won the 2015 National Championship. In addition, the NSCAA named her Coach of the …

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Christie Pearce Rampone

Christie Pearce: 311 Appearances For US Womens National Team

Formerly known as Christie Rampone, Christie Pearce was regarded as one of the best defenders in women’s soccer. She has been leading the United States Women’s National Team for almost two decades. Pearce has won three Olympic gold medals and …

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Bruce Arena: Built Three United States Soccer Dynasties

Bruce Arena has built three of American soccer’s greatest dynasties, shepherded our national team to its greatest successes, and mentored many of USA’s best soccer coaches and most vital players in a career spanning four decades. The head coach has …

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Alberto Garcia Aspe: El Beto Makes 109 Appearances For Mexico

A committed player with an exquisite left foot, Alberto Garcia Aspe is a symbolic figure in Mexican soccer. Fourteen years as a Mexican national team international, he made 109 appearances for his country, scoring 21 goals and appearing in three …

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Hugo Sánchez: Few Center Forwards Can Match His Records

As one of Mexico’s greatest footballers of all time, Hugo Sánchez celebrated his stellar years in Spain. Also known as ‘Hugol’ and ‘Pentapichichi,’ Sánchez’s journey began with a wish. The Early Years Hugo Sánchez Márquez was born in Mexico City, …

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