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Archives: FIFA

Michel Platini’s candidacy for FIFA President hurt by connections to Qatar

Posted on by Earl Reed
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The one topic that unites almost every segment of the soccer world is the need to reform its governing body, FIFA. Unfortunately, the man who is ringing in the changes, one Michel Platini —who officially announced his candidacy Wednesday, has a murky past. He voted … Continue reading

John Oliver describes Blatter and Putin as a ‘vortex of concentrated evil’ [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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FIFA and Sepp Blatter were the topics yet again for a segment on the hit HBO show ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.’ During Sunday night’s show, John Oliver tackled the topics of Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin standing on … Continue reading

US Soccer needs to be held accountable if it knew about Chuck Blazer corruption

Posted on by Earl Reed
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The United States is a country that stands for freedom, with a hands-off, free market economy. So much so, in fact, that many a rich person has built their fortune using the rather unimposing economic principles that govern our system. … Continue reading

Will Jeffrey Webb and Aaron Davidson try to bring down US Soccer in their plea deals?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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It’s difficult to conceive that US Soccer President Sunil Gulati and USSF CEO Flynn had no inkling of CONCACAF corruption. Gulati regularly would have been in contact with Blazer, Warner and Jeffrey Webb, who succeeded Jack Warner as CONCACAF President. … Continue reading

Andrew Jennings calls for revolution to oust Sunil Gulati from US Soccer

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has called for a revolution within American soccer to oust US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati and USSF CEO Dan Flynn from office. Jennings, who spoke in front of the US Senate panel hearing last Wednesday on … Continue reading

Comedian throws cash at Sepp Blatter to disrupt FIFA press conference [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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At today’s FIFA press conference, an English comedian disrupted the event by throwing money at Sepp Blatter before being whisked away by security. The comedian, Simon Brodkin, said, “”This is for North Korea, 2026.” Once the press conference started after … Continue reading

Watch FIFA’s ExCo Meeting press conference at 9am ET [LIVESTREAMING]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will participate in a press conference today in Zurich, which will be streamed live beginning at 9am ET. The extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee meeting is taking place today. During the … Continue reading

Analyzing Ireland’s slump over the last decade

Posted on by Kyle Cotter
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The Republic of Ireland football team have slowly but surely regressed over the last decade, a lucky qualification for Euro 2012 had covered up many cracks in the system but two consecutive (potential) fourth place finishes in qualifying and currently sitting … Continue reading

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US Soccer’s prior knowledge of FIFA’s criminal wrongdoing raises more questions than answers

Posted on by Juan Arango
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I’m always surprised when I hear stories about how some people never knew that their closest friends were involved in corruption.  In the modern world, let’s forget about soccer for a second, how can you NOT know something is going … Continue reading

Choice quotes from US Senate panel hearing into soccer corruption

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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On Wednesday in Washington D.C., the US Senate panel hearing took place into corruption in international soccer chaired by the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security. Those in attendance were investigative journalist and filmmaker Andrew Jennings, Dan Flynn, CEO … Continue reading

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The reaction from US soccer media to US Senate hearing on corruption in soccer

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The timing of yesterday’s announcement that Giovani Dos Santos had officially signed for LA Galaxy was impeccable. Less than five minutes after the US Senate panel hearing on corruption in international soccer had ended, MLS’ LA Galaxy changed the conversation … Continue reading

Watch the US Senate hearing on corruption in international soccer [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The US Senate held a panel hearing today in Washington DC to discuss corruption in international soccer. The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security held the hearing on FIFA, soccer’s international governing authority, which … Continue reading

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce FIFA movie based on Chuck Blazer

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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I guess it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to make a movie based on all the FIFA scandals that happened during the past month. Warner Bros. have purchased the rights to Ken Bensinger’s upcoming book Houses of Deceit … Continue reading

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Sepp Blatter reneging on resignation shows his power

Posted on by Earl Reed
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If you went out in the streets and fired off guns in the air on the day Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA President, you were obviously premature in your celebration. Or mistaken. Or maybe both. You see, Uncle Sepp has … Continue reading

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Wales’ victory over Belgium shows they are ready to compete on the big stage

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Three years ago, I drove across the United Kingdom just to see a soccer match.  Stupidly I had planned a vacation during an international break and the one exciting match occurring in the U.K. during that time was the Wales … Continue reading

USWNT’s Abby Wambach under pressure ahead of match against Sweden

Posted on by Abe Asher

There are plenty of fascinating angles in the buildup to the United States against Sweden Women’s World Cup match, and former US head coach, current Sweden boss, and generally beloved mother figure to the women’s game Pia Sundhage added fuel … Continue reading

Recap of the USA’s shock 2-1 win against Germany

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Five days after the US stunned the Dutch in Amsterdam, surely they couldn’t pull off the same trick again in Germany against the World Champions? Once again, some doubts have been quelled by the US in these tough European environments. … Continue reading

Three reasons why Sepp Blatter can still control FIFA

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Last week, just days after winning re-election to a fifth term, Sepp Blatter placed a call to the heads of every continental confederation (at least those not in jail) to inform them that he was resigning as head of soccer’s … Continue reading