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What They're Saying: Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah 
"While I am very happy to be in Congress, it is not as quiet as we all expected because of ...
ICYMI MLS: Sapong rebounds; Galaxy-Revs, the rematch 
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Video Pick: Chinese keeper's water break is very costly 
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What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati  
"Being on the wrong side of an election result -- if that's what happens -- is not necessarily being on ...
NWSL Roundup: Whitehill retires, off to Canada 
Cat Whitehill, who will be a color analyst on Fox Sports' coverage of the Women's World Cup, has retired after ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Defiant Blatter: 'I cannot monitor everyone'
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:02 PM EDT
Photo Sepp Blatter spoke on Thursday for the first time since the raids of Wednesday morning by Swiss police in coordination with the FBI. Opening the FIFA Congress in Zurich, he said "the actions of individuals bring shame and humiliation on football and demand action and change from us all." Still, he rejected calls to step down ahead of Friday's election at which he is expected to re-elected to a fifth term.  
The dumbest way to insult a referee  
The ref calls a foul. The halfwit coach of the kid who committed it yells, "It's OK, Timmy! You didn't ...
Soccer on TV 
The U.S. plays its first game in the FIFA U-20 Wiorld Cup against Myanmar.
Road to Vancouver: Oklahoman Dike makes Nigeria's squad 
Courtney Dike, youngster sister of MLS and NASL veteran Bright Dike and a sophomore at Oklahoma State University, is among ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: USA's Christen Press  
Three years ago, Christen Press thought she was giving up on her lifelong dream of playing for the U.S. national ...
Concacaf in emergency mode -- again 
With Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb provisionally suspended by FIFA and Concacaf from all soccer activities for 90 days, Concacaf named ...
What They're Saying: Vladimir Putin 
"It's another clear attempt by the USA to spread its jurisdiction to other states. And I have no doubt -- ...
NASL Roundup: Board chairman Aaron Davidson suspended 
Aaron Davidson, one of the sports executives charged in the U.S. Department of Justice's probe into FIFA corruption and bribery, ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: Canada's Christine Sinclair 
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Youth Soccer Reporter:
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Soccer America Confidential:
Paul Kennedy


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College Soccer Reporter

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"While I am very happy to be in Congress, it is not as quiet as we all expected because of the FBI and the procedure. But it raises some questions. People are wondering why this happened here in Zurich, not in the Concacaf assembly six weeks ago."

-- Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, a key backer of Sepp Blatter and new addition to FIFA's executive committee, expressing the sentiments of many in the international soccer community that this week's indictments of 14 FIFA officials and sports executives was a Concacaf problem, not FIFA problem, and another example of U.S. interests stepping over their bounds. (Reuters)