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Soccer Sunday: USMNT at 1, MASL Stars at 4

A kind of Sunday soccer triple-header opened this morning with the U.S. Women's national team falling to France, 2-0.

At 1 p.m., Clint Dempsey and the U.S. men's team will meet Panama in a match carried live on ESPN.

Then at 4, the Tacoma Stars conclude their inaugural home season at ShoWare Center in Kent against the Turlock Express.

Here's a preview on the men's national team game:

The U.S. Men's National Team hosts Panama at 1 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 8, at StubHub Center in Carson, California. The game will be live on ESPN, UniMas and univisiondeportes.com. Fans can purchase tickets through ussoccer.com, by calling 1-888-929-7849, and at the StubHub Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. PT).

This is the USA's home opening match of 2015. During the modern era (starting in 1995), the U.S. MNT is 12-2-6 in the year's home opener. This will also mark the USA's seventh home opener in Carson and first since a 1-1 draw against Chile on Jan. 22, 2011. The MNT is 3-1-2 in Carson-based home openers.

Sunday also marks the first MNT and U.S. Women's National Team doubleheader (the U.S. Women face France at 12 p.m. ET in Lorient) since its Centennial Celebration on June 2, 2013. On that day, the MNT defeated Germany 4-3 in front of a sold-out crowd of 47,359 spectators at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., while later that afternoon the WNT shut out Canada 3-0 in Toronto.

The U.S. MNT is coming off a 3-2 loss to Chile on Jan. 28 at Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua. The MNT roster is now set at 22 players as forward Bobby Wood traveled to Germany to complete his transfer to 2. Bundesliga side Erzgebirge Aue.

U.S. Men's National Team By Position - Detailed RosterGOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)DEFENDERS (7): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (Orlando City), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Ea

rthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

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