|STORY OF THE DAY!|
Klinsmann: 'This is about proving a point'
| The countdown to the Oct. 10 winner-take-all match against Mexico at the Rose Bowl began in earnest with Jurgen Klinsmann's selection of players for
friendlies against Peru and Brazil. There was heavy turnover with the return of Tim Howard and Geoff Cameron, who
have played in 2015, Matt Besler and Jermaine Jones, who have not played since February. Out for the Peru game at
least are nine players who started at the 2015 Gold Cup. |
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|Trickery, incompetence and ignorance -- the tale of a Red Bulls corner kick |
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|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)