Justin Meram and Iraq fell to Iran, 1-0, in their final AFC Asian Cup tune-up on Sunday at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia. Meram came on as a substitute in the 71st minute.
The Lions of Mesopotamia begin their Asian Cup campaign on Monday, January 12 against Jordan. Joining Iraq and Jordan in their group are Japan and Lebanon.
Justin Meram and Iraq drew Uzbekistan, 0-0, in an international friendly on Sunday in Dubai as they prepare for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup next month. The Lions of Mesopotamia will now wrap-up their camp in Dubai before heading to Australia to face Iran on January 4. The Asian Cup kicks-off January 9.
Countinuing their preparations for the AFC Asian Cup next month, Justin Meram and Iraq fell to Uzbekistan, 1-0, on Thursday in Dubai in an international friendly. The Lions of Mesopotamia face Uzbekistan again on Sunday in Dubai.
The 2015 AFC Asian Cup begins on January 9 in Australia.
In preparation for the AFC Asian Cup in Australia coming in January, Justin Meram and Iraq drew Kuwait, 1-1, in an international friendly in Dubai on Tuesday. Striker Younis Mahmoud scored the lone goal for the Lions of Mesopotamia.
Iraq continues its Asian Cup preparation on Thursday with the first of two friendlies against Uzbekistan.
Crew SC's Romain Gall scored in his third consecutive match as the United States U-20 Men's National Team earned a 2-1 win over Honduras in San Pedro Sula on Sunday. Sunderland's Lynden Gooch scored the winner for the Americans.
The U.S. U-20 MNT finished 2014 6-1-2 in international play as Gall led the side with four goals on the year.
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Crew SC midfielder Ben Swanson once again served as captain for the United States U-18 Men's National Team on its trip to Marbella, Spain. After beating Germany 2-1 on December 17, the U.S. fell to the Germans 3-2 on Friday.
The loss rounds out the U-18s 2014, finishing with a 5-7-1 record in international play.
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Crew SC midfielder Romain Gall's hot streak for the United States U-20 Men's National Team continued on Thursday as the 19-year-old attacker scored in the Americans' 2-1 victory over Honduras in San Pedro Sula. The San Jose Earthquakes' Tommy Thompson also found the net in USA win.
Gall's strike moved his tally to three in 2014 for a share of the team lead in international play. The Crew SC midfielder is just one of two players to feature in all eight international matches for the U-20s this year, joining TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Russell Canouse.
The U.S. U-20s face Honduras once again on Sunday in San Pedro Sula.
Crew SC players Michael Parkhurst, Ben Speas, Chad Barson and Tyson Wahl, along with Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk, pitched in at The Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer event, helping families find the perfect gifts for their kids and food for the holidays. Members of the Crew SC Front Office staff also donated their time and labor to help make local families' holiday a little brighter.
Crew SC midfielder and Homegrown product Ben Swanson served as captain and played the full 90 minutes in the United States U-18 Men's National Team's 2-1 win over Germany in Marbella, Spain on Wednesday afternoon. Mauricio Pineda and Brooks Lennon found the net for the Americans before Germany got one back via penalty kick in stoppage time.
The U.S. U-18s face Germany again on Friday in Marbella.
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Crew SC forward Kei Kamara paid a visit to Medina Middle School today to speak to the students about the importance of pursing their dreams and focusing on academics. Kamara shared his personal story about how sports helped him adjust to life in America after emigrating from his native Sierra Leone and achieve his goals.