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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, May 29, 2015
FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirmed that only Asian countries will not be allowed to bid for the 2026 World Cup. The United States is expected to submit a bid in a campaign that will conclude with the selection of the host at the 2017 FIFA Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read the whole story
Panama rallied to tie perennial U-20 power Argentina, 2-2, in the opening game in Group B. Angel Correa scored twice for Argentina, but Panama rallied twice, the second time on a goal by Fidel Escobar in the 84th minute. Read the whole story
Sporting Kansas City's 4-0 win over FC Dallas moved it into a tie for second place with FCD in the Western Conference and stretched its unbeaten run to six games, the longest active streak in MLS. Read the whole story
The French Open crowd erupted in cheers when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Dudi Sela started using their feet instead of their rackets. After a faulty serve from Sela and a return by Tsonga, Sela hit it back with his foot and the quick game began. Not bad for two tennis stars. Read the whole story
Orlando City will increase capacity in the new stadium, initially expected to hold 19,000 fans, to accommodate between 25,000 and 28,000 fans in response to the club's huge crowds at its temporary home, the Orlando Citrus Bowl. In addition, the MLS club will buy the property in Parramore designated for ... Read the whole story
Embattled Sepp Blatter won election for a fifth four-year term as FIFA president, defeating his sole opponent, Prince Ali of Jordan. Blatter had a 133-73 edge in the first round, which required two-thirds of the 209 votes for a winner to be declared, but following the balloting, Prince Ali conceded.View ... Read the whole story
Cat Whitehill, who will be a color analyst on Fox Sports' coverage of the Women's World Cup, has retired after four seasons with the Boston Breakers for whom she played 61 games and served as player/coach in 2013. Read the whole story
All-Star voting is underway and fans have myriad voting options. Forward C.J. Sapong celebrated his return from substance rehab program by scoring for Philly. A rematch of the 2014 MLS Cup final and another major market showdown comprise the Sunday TV doubleheader. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: IRS crime chief Richard Weber

"I don't think there was ever a decision or a declaration that we would go after soccer. We were going after corruption. One thing led to another, led to another and another." -- Richard Weber, the chief of the I.R.S. unit in charge of criminal investigations, on the indictments against 14 FIFA officials and sports executives. He said he was "fairly confident" there would be more indictments. (New York Times) ...More

What They're Saying: Tab Ramos

"We didn't play how we wanted to play, that's for sure. We found in front of us a very inspired team, a newcomer coming into the World Cup and they fought hard. They made us play ugly and it was difficult for us. I'm happy with the win but we're going to have to improve if we're going to go anywhere in this tournament. [Laughs] I can't really tell you what I said at halftime." -- Coach Tab Ramos after the USA opened play at the Under-20 World Cup with a labored 2-1 win. ( ...More

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On Saturday the USA women play their last World Cup tuneup against South Korea, and Arsenal duels Aston Villa in the FA Cup final. ...More

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