Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

Here are the starting lineups for today's friendly between the US and Costa Rica. US manager Gregg Berhalter promised a mix of veterans and youth and he stuck to his word. Six starters (Cannon, Yueill, Aaronson, Ferreira, Vines and Llanez) are Olympic (meaning U-23) eligible.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

The US men's national team players are all wearing No. 24 during warmups in honor of Kobe Bryant. The American Outlaws and US Soccer together have plans to also honor Bryant in the 24th minute.

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22dAssociated Press

FIFA president wants AFCON every four years

The Africa Cup of Nations tournament should be played every four years instead of two, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said.

Bruce Arena: USMNT will 'no doubt' qualify for 2022 World Cup (1:00)
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Klinsmann: I'd have taken U.S. to final 4 of 2018 World Cup (2:13)
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64dMark Ogden

Sources: Qatar WC organisers consult Coachella

The local organising committee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have consulted the organisers of the Coachella and Glastonbury music festivals.

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80dReuters

UEFA unveils '22 WC playoff path, hits at VAR

UEFA is to introduce a new-look playoff system for its 2022 World Cup qualifying while its president criticised the usage of VAR in competitions.

Burley: Earnie Stewart needs to choose his words more carefully (1:59)
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Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

The soccer roots run deep here in Seattle. Former Sounders players gather around Alan Hinton (a Sounders manager in the NASL era) and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

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129dGabriele Marcotti

Soccer has always been bigger than sport

Soccer tries to be an entertainment product, but the international break showed why it's such a powerful sport and is so entwined with politics.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

The U.S. men's national team suffered its first loss to Canada in 34 years, dropping a CONCACAF Nations League match to their northern neighbors 2-0. Alphonso Davies opened the in the 63rd minute, bundling home Scott Arfield's driven ball at the far post. Substitute Lucas Cavalllini provided the final blow, scoring deep into stoppage time. This wasn't a fluke either. Canada was by far the better side on the night, carving out the better chances.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

The U.S. and Canada are tied 0-0 at halftime of their CONCACAF Nations League matchup. The pace of the match was frenetic from the start and continued for much of the half. Canada had the best chance of the half in the 16th minute. Jonathan David stole Cristian Roldan's pass and was clean through on goal. U.S. keeper Zack Steffen saved David's first attempt and the Canadian striker could only put his rebound attempt wide.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

Michael Bradley, alone with his thoughts ahead of tonight's CONCACAF Nations League match between the US and Canada.

WC Ladder

Group AGPWDLGDP
Uruguay3300+59
Russia3201+46
Saudi Arabia3102-53
Egypt3003-40
Group BGPWDLGDP
Spain3120+15
Portugal3120+15
Iran311104
Morocco3012-21
Group CGPWDLGDP
France3210+27
Denmark3120+15
Peru310203
Australia3012-31
Group DGPWDLGDP
Croatia3300+69
Argentina3111-24
Nigeria3102-13
Iceland3012-31
Group EGPWDLGDP
Brazil3210+47
Switzerland3120+15
Serbia3102-23
Costa Rica3012-31
Group FGPWDLGDP
Sweden3201+36
Mexico3201-16
South Korea310203
Germany3102-23
Group GGPWDLGDP
Belgium3300+79
England3201+56
Tunisia3102-33
Panama3003-90
Group HGPWDLGDP
Colombia3201+36
Japan311104
Senegal311104
Poland3102-33