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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Feb. 19, 2010
Steve Davis writes that "the managers, movers, shakers and deciders in Major League Soccer and in the U.S. Soccer establishment simply have to break free of their schoolboy crush on all things UK." The infatuation leads to the signing of players out of the English second division -- the League ... Read the whole story
In London to face Fulham in the Europa League, players from the competition's defending champion, Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk, were denied entry into Harrods, the department store owned by Fulham chairman Mohamed al Fayed. Read the whole story
Porto's Brazilian striker Hulk has been suspended from Portuguese league play for four months for assaulting a game secruity guard in the tunnel at the end of a game against Benfica in December. Porto's Romanian defender Cristian Sapunaru got a six-month ban for attacking a pair of security stewards. Read the whole story
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal from the Togo soccer federation to be included in the qualifying draw for the African Cup of Nations. The African soccer confederation (CAF) had banned Togo for the next two editions of the Africa Cup on Nations after it withdrew ... Read the whole story
Pat Martin asks whether MLS players are asking for too much in the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations, whose deadline has been extended from Jan. 31 to Feb. 25, a month before the season's start: "MLS players want guaranteed contacts? Ask the millions of unemployed Americans if they would have liked ... Read the whole story
A detailed look at South Africa's hope for a big boost in tourism during the World Cup includes links to tour operators, ticket sales and lodging information. Hotel prices could drop after April 10, FIFA's deadline for releasing unsold inventory (its hospitality arm, Match, has contracts with more than 75 ... Read the whole story
U.S. and AC Milan defender Oguchi Onyewu took part in portions of a U.S. training session Thursday morning at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., marking the first time he has stepped on the field with a team since rupturing a patellar tendon in his knee on Oct. 14 ... Read the whole story


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