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US Soccer preps for Centennial Week in NYC

Clint Dempsey and Alex Morgan in the US Soccer centennial kit.

It’s US Soccer’s 100th anniversary, and this week the federation is celebrating in style in New York City with Centennial Week.

The week of events culminates on Friday, April 5, which the federation is calling Centennial Day. The United States women’s national team faces Germany in Offenbach, Germany at 12:15 p.m. ET and Nevada Smith’s, one of New York’s famous soccer bars, will host a viewing party for the match, which will be aired on

The US women are slated to wear the new centennial kits for the first time that day.

Following a press conference on Friday at New York City Hall, US Soccer officials will light up the Empire State Building.

The events begin on Tuesday, when US Soccer president Sunil Gulati, US men’s national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and US women’s national team midfielder Carli Lloyd will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

On Wednesday, the 2013 National Soccer Hall of Fame induction class will be announced.  The five players on the second ballot (nobody received enough votes on the first ballot) are Chris Armas, Marco Etcheverry, Shannon MacMillan, Joe-Max Moore and Cindy Parlow Cone, current coach of Portland Thorns FC.


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