In a surprise, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino, the accidental candidate who was only running because his boss Michel Platini was banned from soccer, … Read the whole story
"I have also worked double than Platini -- they should have given me four years' reduction, not two. He is 60 and I am 80."
-- FIFA president Sepp Blatter, on the reduction of soccer suspensions FIFA's ethics committee handed Michel Platini and him from eight years to six years on appeal for their "service to soccer." (New York Times)
FIFA Congress approved by a vote of 179-22 wide-ranging reforms, including term limits and separation of powers, as well as greater decision-making roles within … Read the whole story
"The result is what it is. I know that in Italy you are about physical condition. I don't give a f*** for the physical condition. It's the mental question that I care about."
-- Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola upon asked about whether his team had a fitness problem after blowing a two-goal lead in its 2-2 Champions League tie at Juventus. (Daily Mail)
Lionel Messi passing his penalty kick to Luis Suarez for a goal two weeks ago in a 6-1 win over Celta Vigo inspired this … Read the whole story
The club vs. high school battle plagued American youth soccer long before the U.S. Soccer Federation banned high school ball for its Boys Development … Read the whole story
The Seattle Sounders confirmed the transfer of Nigerian forward Obafemi Martins to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC of the Chinese Super League. Martins scored 40 … Read the whole story
Currently second, Tottenham hasn't been named champion of England since 1961, with media darling Leicester City monopolizing the role of underdog while the heavyweights … Read the whole story
MLS preseason wraps up Saturday with the final weekend of tournaments in Florida (Rowdies Suncoast Invitational and IMG Suncoast Pro Classic), Arizona (Desert Diamond … Read the whole story