|STORY OF THE DAY!|
Klopas is first MLS coach to be fired this season
| Hours after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Toronto FC -- its third straight defeat -- the Montreal Impact announced that head coach Frank Klopas had been replaced by
assistant coach Mauro Biello, who will serve as interim coach. Klopas is the first head coach to lose his job since the start of the 2015 MLS season. |
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|It's time for FIFA to move out of the Alps|
It has occurred to me at regular intervals during the past decades that one of the problems that entangle FIFA is this: its location. Switzerland. Is that a good place to be for an organization in
charge of a sport that can lay claim to being the most global activity that the world has ever known?
|WHAT THEY'RE SAYING|
|"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and demonstrate the nation's passion for the game. FIFA continues to work tirelessly to support the
global development of the game in partnership with all of our 209 member associations."|
-- Statement issued by a FIFA spokeswoman, disowning comments by Francois Carrard, the recently appointed independent chairman of FIFA's 15-person reform committee, in the Swiss newspaper La Matin Dimanche. Carrard had questioned why American
authorities were investigating corruption in soccer, which he described as "just an ethnic sport for girls in schools" in the United States. (Reuters)