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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
The 10-game suspension of RB New York's Jon Conway and Jeff Parke last week for violating Major League Soccer's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Policy raises a major question for the team over the offseason, writes Frank Giase. Simply put: will the team cut the two from its roster? Neither ... Read the whole story
Players at the last two World Cups took an average of nearly two legal medications or nutritional supplements per game, according to FIFA-funded research published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine. FIFA doctors found that "some players took a cocktail of up to 10 substances at once," reports the ... Read the whole story
If there's one sport that can survive the global financial crisis then it's soccer, writes the AP. It says that while individual clubs "will certainly suffer" by losing sponsors and investors, and perhaps some players with high wage demands, "cash flowing into the top end of the market, from television ... Read the whole story
The South African government has allocated an extra 1.4 billion rand ($136 million) to stadiums for the 2010 World Cup to meet higher building costs, and a further 600 million rand ($57 million) to provide internet access to the stadiums, report Mike Cohen and Nasreen Seria. "The 2010 FIFA World ... Read the whole story
Another day, another L.A. Galaxy obituary, but this one from Nick Green is well worth reading as he picks up a funereal metaphor and runs with it all the way to the crematorium. "The Galaxy of Los Angeles died Saturday in the MLS trauma unit after a long, painful, and ... Read the whole story
German second division side 1860 Munich annulled the contract of former Turkish U-21 international Berkant Goktan after he tested positive for cocaine. The club said it had no choice after the player turned down an offer of help for his drug problem. Goktan scored 10 goals in 24 games last ... Read the whole story
The Montreal Impact could play indoors at the Olympic Stadium in February if the team advances to the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. The team is in talks with the stadium's operators over safety concerns about the amount of snow that will be on the stadium roof in mid-winter. Read the whole story
A wish expressed in his autobiography by Chelsea striker Didier Drogba that he had punched Nemanja Vidic in the Champions League final last May is to be studied by the English Football Association. It's not known if the governing body's study will take the form of a 10,000 word literary ... Read the whole story


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