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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008
Mystery still surrounds the decision of Major League Soccer to reject the bid of the Montreal Impact to join the league in 2011. The president of the United Soccer Leagues club, Joey Saputo, said Monday that the Impact had been dropped "without explanation," and that he was "disappointed" by the ... Read the whole story
FIFA has banned Peru from international competition due to a long-running dispute between the Peruvian government and the country's football federation (FPF). Unless the dispute is resolved, Peru will be prematurely eliminated from World Cup qualifying (its next game is in March), and its clubs will not be able to ... Read the whole story
The MLS Cup losers' medals are already losing their transient shine, and RB New York is already looking ahead to next season. One of the biggest issues facing the club in the offseason is the renegotiation of Juan Pablo Angel's contract, writes Jack Bell. Angel, NY's designated player who has ... Read the whole story
Liverpool will make more money from corporate boxes than from regular supporters when it eventually moves into a new 60,000-seater stadium in Stanley Park, the club's commercial director said Tuesday. Ian Ayre said the club estimated that more than 50 percent of game-day income would come from the sale of ... Read the whole story
Increased tax rates for high earners, announced by the U.K. ruling Labour Party Monday, could deter soccer stars from playing in the English Premier League, writes Matt Scott. "England has traditionally been one of the most attractive football destinations," he writes, "where big incomes have been buoyed by one of ... Read the whole story
"I grew up in Cleveland. Being from Cleveland, I've never experienced a winning team in my life. I'm not sure how to act." Columbus Crew fan Marc Behrendt, who drove to Port Columbus airport to meet the MLS Cup-winning team as it arrived back from L.A. Monday.   Read the whole story
"There have been some talks. Up to now, they have not culminated in anything. I have to keep my options open just in case I do not come to an agreement with New York and MLS. So I have to make sure I do have a job on January 1. ... Read the whole story
"I think it's a competitive league that's growing. It's as easy or as hard as any other league. You have to understand the style of play. I can't define whether it's an easier or difficult league." League MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto sidesteps a request to compare MLS with the Argentine ... Read the whole story


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