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What did MLS and US Soccer know about Traffic and CONCACAF’s improprieties?

With the CONCACAF Gold Cup about to kick off, the FIFA scandal should be on the front-burner for most American journalists. As the FBI indictments against several CONCACAF and Traffic Sports officials indicate, the governing body for the sport in North and Central America as well as the Caribbean, has […]

What did US Soccer know about Chuck Blazer’s bribes?

After court documents were released today revealing that former CONCACAF General Secretary and US Soccer Executive Vice President Chuck Blazer admitted accepting bribes in the voting for host nations for World Cups 1998 and 2010, as well as bribes involving broadcast rights for five Gold Cup tournaments (from 1996 to 2003), the questions have […]

US Soccer President Sunil Gulati Criticizes FIFA World Cup Bidding Process

US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati has criticized the bidding process for the FIFA World Cup 2022, and has called for more transparency and better communication to help improve the process in future years. Gulati was speaking with the Associated Press, where he said: “The process needs to be far […]

Sunil Gulati Elected to FIFA Executive Committee, Will Replace Chuck Blazer

Sunil Gulati, the current president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), has been elected to the FIFA Executive Committee after an extremely narrow margin. Gulati won the vote 18-17, defeating runner-up FMF President Justino Compean, of Mexico. Chuck Blazer previously held the CONCACAF seat on the FIFA Executive Committee, one […]

Arena out as US Coach

Bruce Arena will not have his contract renewed as Head Coach of the US Men’s National team USSF President Sunil Gulati announced today. Thus ends an 8 year era of ups and downs for US Soccer. When Bruce Arena took over the job following the disastrous World Cup in 1998 […]

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Milan – Tottenham Match Marred By Thuggery

I was looking forward to an exciting Champions League tie between perennials AC Milan and newcomers Tottenham Hotspur. The match did deliver excitement but was marred by the mindless actions of both Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso and Mathieu Flamini. UEFA is already investigating the incidents involving Gattuso and Tottenham coach […]

Who is Your Euro 2012 Dream Team of ESPN Commentators and Pundits?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daTxjzJBRjE I’ll always remember World Cup 2010 for many different reasons. The goal that wasn’t a goal by Frank Lampard against Germany, the incredible feeling when Landon Donovan scored against Algeria, and Spain’s impressive performances throughout the tournament, to name just a few. But one of the lasting memories for […]

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States (as well as listings of commentators): Everton vs. Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN; Steve Bower & Kevin Kilbane Arsenal vs. Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN; Arlo White & Lee Dixon Swansea vs. Spurs, 11am, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; […]