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The U.S. Soccer Federation says Jozy Altidore is available for Tuesday's World Cup second-round game against Belgium.
Abby Wambach quickly dismissed any notion that players on the U.S. women's soccer team were behind the surprise firing of coach Tom Sermanni.
Tom Sermanni coached the U.S. women's soccer team to a 2-0 win over China in Colorado in the afternoon. By evening, he was out of a job.
"I was completely blindsided," Sermanni told SI.com on Sunday night. "Maybe I'm losing my intuitive and perception skills, but I didn't sense a real unease in the team. But I could be wrong in that regard."
U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati is dismissing the idea that any sort of player mutiny led to the firing of women's coach Tom Sermanni.
The former German national team standout has a 27-10-7 record at the helm of the U.S., which he led to a first-place finish in its group in World Cup qualifying.
Even before leading the United States in a difficult first-round group at next year's World Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann has been signed to stay on as the American coach for the 2018 World Cup.
American women's national soccer team forward Sydney Leroux said she was the object of a series of racist and sexist tweets in recent days and said her provocative celebration after her weekend goal against Canada was a response to the abuse.
Jurgen Klinsmann is focusing on long-term changes and not short-term results. And that's OK with his boss at the U.S. Soccer Federation.