The MLS debut of David Beckham harshly illustrated the incongruities plaguing his new team and what he perhaps can do to resolve its myriad ... Read the whole story
"There are moves to give it to England. I must fight that. I really don't believe that we should just lay down and play dead to anyone who wants to take the World Cup from CONCACAF. I know in FIFA
there are those persons who believe the rules should be changed to satisfy Europe but I tell you this today we shall fight it to the very end."
"If by chance, in 2018, the World Cup were to go to Europe, I'm quite sure, with the English luck as it is, they won't get it. It'll be Italy, Spain, or it might even be France. Nobody in Europe likes England. England -- who invented the sport -- has never had any impact on world football. England at no time has had the love and support of Europe. For Europe, England is an irritant."
-- Trinidadian Jack Warner, president of CONCACAF and a powerful member of FIFA's executive committee, in a BBC World Service interview to be broadcast on Saturday, dismissing England's chances if FIFA's rotation policy brought the World Cup finals to Europe in 2018. If FIFA's current rotation system was maintained, a CONCACAF nation (USA?) would be selected to host the 2018 World Cup.
[MLS WEEKEND PREVIEWS] The David Beckham show moves to New England, where the Galaxy looks to get its first win since the Englishman's arrival ... Read the whole story
American Benny Feilhaber, the hero of the USA's 2007 Gold Cup victory, joined promoted English Premier League club Derby County on Thursday when he ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] Derby County's signing of Benny Feilhaber brings to 10 the number of Americans in the English Premier League, which kicks off ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] Of the 10 Americans in Germany's two professional divisions, only two -- Steve Cherundolo and Gregg Berhalter -- were with teams ... Read the whole story
Bayern Munich was involved in the largest German Bundesliga transfer deals involving the sale of a player from a foreign club (Franck Ribery), the ... Read the whole story
Former Polish international Peter Nowak has been named the head coach of the U.S. under-23 men's national team that will attempt to qualify for ... Read the whole story
Peter Nowak will have a deep squad of players to pick for the U.S. under-23 national team that will attempt to qualify for next ... Read the whole story
Veteran Brazilian star Roberto Carlos has moved to champion Fenerbahce, which will again battle Istanbul rivals Galatasaray and Besiktas for Turkish league supremacy. Read the whole story