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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The highlight appeal of David Beckham's 70-yard goal against Kansas City at the weekend add one more reason why the Designated Player rule is working so well for Major League Soccer, writes Greg Lalas.   "Beckham's goal will be shown all over the world," he says, "which, as a colleague ... Read the whole story
The U.S. national team begins Wednesday "perhaps the most daunting stretch of friendly games" it has ever undertaken, writes Jeff Carlisle. Playing England at Wembley is followed by a trip to Spain June 4, then the home game against Argentina at Giants Stadium four days later. The three encounters "should ... Read the whole story
Throwing streamers on to the field started as a fad to add some color to Major League Soccer's fanscape, but it may be getting out of hand, writes Frank Dell'Apa, who feels that policing may be needed to prevent a player from getting hurt.   At the Columbus Crew this ... Read the whole story
In the wake of Chelsea's dismissal of manager Avram Grant, talk surfaced over the long weekend about a dramatic return to Chelsea for Jose Mourinho. In the words of Kevin McCarra, this is a man who "is already among the elite, with his peak years possibly still before him [and]... ... Read the whole story
FIFA's congress, which opens in Sydney on Thursday, "will make North Korea's politburo look like a hothouse of democratic debate and dissent," reports investigative journalist Andrew Jennings. Furthermore, one crucial member will be missing -- Lord Sebastian Coe, the chairman of FIFA's Ethics Committee. "I can't see his name on ... Read the whole story


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