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Soccer Insider Archive: Egypt

Thursday kickaround: FIFA rankings, Robbie Findley, Americans abroad, Charlie Davies, D.C. United, Andy Najar

*In the latest FIFA rankings, the United States holds steady at No. 18. The top nine is unchanged, led by Spain, Netherlands and Germany. The Americans' next opponents, Argentina and Paraguay, are fifth and 24th respectively. The biggest jump in the top 25: Asian champion Japan, 12 slots to No....

By Steve Goff  | February 3, 2011; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, D.C. United, Egypt, England, FIFA, Honduras, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Andy Najar, Charlie Davies, D.C. United, FIFA, Robbie Findley  
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U.S.-Egypt friendly canceled because of unrest

The scheduled Feb. 9 friendly between the U.S. men's national team and Egypt has been canceled because of the current unrest in the country, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Monday. The teams were scheduled to meet in Cairo. After exploring other options, the U.S. has determined it will not play...

By Washington Post sports editors  | January 31, 2011; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Egypt, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Egypt, U.S. national team  
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U.S.-Egypt soccer friendly in Cairo is in jeopardy, but could an alternate venue be in the works?

With Egypt's political crisis intensifying and concerns over safety growing, the Feb. 9 friendly between the United States and the reigning African champions in Cairo is very much in doubt. However, in an attempt to salvage the match, organizers are apparently exploring alternate venues in that region. There is also...

By Steve Goff  | January 30, 2011; 9:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Egypt, U.S. men's national team, USSF  | Tags:  Egypt, U.S. national soccer team  
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