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May 3, 2015

Analysis – Windies show promise in drawn England series

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – After so many false dawns, West Indies cricket fans will be wary of reading too much into Sunday’s third test win over England but in drawing the three test series, the Caribbean side showed some significant signs of improvement.

West Indies cricket had been close to disintegration after last year’s cancelled tour of India and the bitter dispute between the players and the board.

May 3, 2015

Cricket-Windies show promise in drawn England series

May 3 (Reuters) – After so many false dawns, West Indies cricket fans will be wary of reading too much into Sunday’s third test win over England but in drawing the three test series, the Caribbean side showed some significant signs of improvement.

West Indies cricket had been close to disintegration after last year’s cancelled tour of India and the bitter dispute between the players and the board.

May 3, 2015

Cricket-Windies show promise in drawn England series

May 3 (Reuters) – After so many false dawns, West Indies cricket fans will be wary of reading too much into Sunday’s third test win over England but in drawing the three test series, the Caribbean side showed some significant signs of improvement.

West Indies cricket had been close to disintegration after last year’s cancelled tour of India and the bitter dispute between the players and the board.

May 3, 2015

Red Bulls fall to Revolution as unbeaten run ends

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – The New York Red Bulls’ unbeaten start to the MLS season came to an end on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat to Eastern Conference leaders the New England Revolution.

The rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference final, featuring two of the league’s most in-form teams, was decided by two fine goals from U.S internationals.

May 3, 2015

Soccer-Red Bulls fall to Revolution as unbeaten run ends

May 3 (Reuters) – The New York Red Bulls’ unbeaten start to the MLS season came to an end on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat to Eastern Conference leaders the New England Revolution.

The rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference final, featuring two of the league’s most in-form teams, was decided by two fine goals from U.S internationals.

May 2, 2015

Castillo inspires Dallas to 4-1 win in Houston

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Fabian Castillo inspired FC Dallas to a crushing 4-1 win over Texan rivals Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer on Friday.

The victory sent Dallas top of the Western Conference on 17 points, one more than the Vancouver Whitecaps, who play at Portland on Saturday.

May 2, 2015

Soccer-Castillo inspires Dallas to 4-1 win in Houston

May 2 (Reuters) – Fabian Castillo inspired FC Dallas to a crushing 4-1 win over Texan rivals Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer on Friday.

The victory sent Dallas top of the Western Conference on 17 points, one more than the Vancouver Whitecaps, who play at Portland on Saturday.

Apr 21, 2015

Soccer-Montreal seek history in CONCACAF Champions League final

April 21 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact are seeking to end Mexico’s stranglehold on the CONCACAF Champions League when they take on Club America in the first leg of the tournament’s final on Wednesday.

Victory over the current Mexican champions and five-times CONCACAF champions would make Montreal the first Canadian team to win the competition and the first team from MLS to raise the trophy since the current format was introduced in 2008.

Apr 17, 2015

Warner’s long gone but CONCACAF’s pro-Blatter politics remain

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – On the surface, CONCACAF’s congress on Thursday looked very different to the last time the regional confederation had gathered before a FIFA presidential election.

Back in 2011, with Trinidadian Jack Warner still at the helm of the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, CONCACAF’s deliberations were held in a chain hotel in downtown Miami and were closed to the media.

Apr 17, 2015

Analysis – Warner’s long gone but CONCACAF’s pro-Blatter politics remain

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – On the surface, CONCACAF’s congress on Thursday looked very different to the last time the regional confederation had gathered before a FIFA presidential election.

Back in 2011, with Trinidadian Jack Warner still at the helm of the governing body for football in North and Central America and the Caribbean, CONCACAF’s deliberations were held in a chain hotel in downtown Miami and were closed to the media.

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      "Simon is a Reuters Sports Correspondent based out of Miami and he covers a range of sports including NFL, NBA, US national team and MLS soccer, tennis, West Indies cricket, golf and winter sports. He was the co-author of the best-selling soccer book The Rough Guide to European Football and previously worked in Milan, Italy and Eastern Europe. He was born in Lancashire, England."
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