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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!

Twitter reaction to 3-2 USMNT loss against Chile as LA Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes wins first cap (and watch the goals on video)

Here are the U.S. goals:

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Video Preview with Jurgen Klinsmann and Clint Dempsey of the Chile-U.S. friendly live at 3 p.m. today on Fox Sports 1 and UniMas

Notable: Eight players on the rosater are seeking their first U.S. cap: Steve Birnbaum, Matt Hedges, Jon Kempin, Perry Kitchen, Shane O’Neill, Dillon Serna, Wil Trapp and LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes.

At the other end of the spectrum, nine players on the roster were on the USMNT World cup squad last year: Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Mix Diskerud, Jermaine Jones, Nick Rimando, Chris Wondolowski and DeAndre Yedlin

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Weekly Soccer Column: Gold Cup, Olympic qualifying, Women’s World Cup cram 2015 international calendar

Need a cheat sheet to keep up? Check out this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column

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LA Galaxy Re-Sign Cal State Northridge product Rafael Garcia of Granada Hills

Rafael Garcia, 25, has made just 11 first-team appearances since being drafted in the second round in 2012, but the midfielder served as captain of USL Pro team Galaxy II last season.

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FA Cup Weekend kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday on Fox Sports 1 with Manchester City-Middlesborough

Fox Sports 1: 7 a.m. Saturday Manchester City-Middlesborough

Fox Sports 2: 9:30 a.m. Saturday Liverpool-Bolton Wanderers

Fox Sports 2: 6 a.m. Sunday Bristol City-West Ham United

A complete FA Cup TV schedule is here.

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Name-dropping Soccer Round-Up: Hope Solo, Bruce Arena, Sigi Schmid and more

Busy day in soccer news included:

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US Soccer suspends goalkeeper Hope Solo, kicks her out of Carson training camp after she was riding with husband Jerramy Stevens when he was busted for DUI in Manhattan Beach

hopeice (File photo).

Starting USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended 30 days and kicked out of training camp at StubHub Center in Carson Wednesday, the day after her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was booked on a count of DUI in Manhattan Beach.

Solo was riding in the car with him at the time.

“During our current National Team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates,” said U.S. Women’s National Team coach Jill Ellis. “We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team.”

She will miss the U.S. games Feb. 8 in France and Feb. 13 in England.

The move comes after U.S. Soccer was criticized for not suspending Solo when she was arrested on domestic violence charges, causing some critics to see a double standard given swift action by the NFL against players accused of similar crimes.

The charges were later dropped.

Guess U.S. Soccer didn’t want another Charlie Davies situation.

Updated

Here’s a statement from Hope Solo:

“I accept and respect the federation’s decision, and more importantly, I apologize for disappointing my teammates, coaches and the federation who have always supported me. I think it’s best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team.”

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