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Nov 30, 2014

Crash victim Davies rewarded for long climb back

MIAMI (Reuters) – It has taken nearly five years but American striker Charlie Davies, whose career was nearly ended by a horrific car crash, is finally again looking like the player who once caused such excitement.

The 28-year-old scored both goals as New England Revolution drew 2-2 at home to New York Red Bulls on Saturday, earning his team a 4-3 aggregate victory in their Eastern Conference final and a place in the title-deciding MLS Cup.

Nov 30, 2014

Soccer-Crash victim Davies rewarded for long climb back

MIAMI, Nov 30 (Reuters) – It has taken nearly five years but American striker Charlie Davies, whose career was nearly ended by a horrific car crash, is finally again looking like the player who once caused such excitement.

The 28-year-old scored both goals as New England Revolution drew 2-2 at home to New York Red Bulls on Saturday, earning his team a 4-3 aggregate victory in their Eastern Conference final and a place in the title-deciding MLS Cup.

Nov 27, 2014

Henry, Red Bulls set for do-or-die clash with Revolution

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Thierry Henry’s long and storied career could come to an end on Saturday unless his New York Red Bulls can overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit away to the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer playoff action.

The odds are stacked against a New York team playing the Eastern Conference Championship decider on the Revolution’s artificial turf field and without top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips after the Englishman picked up a second postseason yellow card.

Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-Henry, Red Bulls set for do-or-die clash with Revolution

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Thierry Henry’s long and storied career could come to an end on Saturday unless his New York Red Bulls can overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit away to the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer playoff action.

The odds are stacked against a New York team playing the Eastern Conference Championship decider on the Revolution’s artificial turf field and without top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips after the Englishman picked up a second postseason yellow card.

Nov 24, 2014

Seahawks shut down Cardinals, 49ers stay in contention

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals just their second loss of the season with a 19-3 win in their NFC West clash on Sunday despite quarterback Russell Wilson being sacked seven times.

The win keeps alive the slim hopes of Seattle (7-4) of catching the Cardinals (9-2) while the San Francisco 49ers kept themselves in contention with a 17-13 win over the Washington Redskins.

Nov 23, 2014

Packers take control of NFC North as Pats tame Lions

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Running back Eddie Lacy scored two touchdowns and rushed for 125 yards as the Green Bay Packers took sole control of the NFC North with a 24-21 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was again without a turnover as he threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Lacy.

Nov 20, 2014

Banned FIFA official charged with fraud, money-laundering

MIAMI (Reuters) – A member of the financial watchdog committee at soccer’s ruling body FIFA has been charged with fraud, money-laundering and breach of trust by police in the Cayman Islands.

Canover Watson, a vice-president of the Caribbean Football Union and member of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, was charged with five offences by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission.

Nov 20, 2014

Soccer-Banned FIFA official charged with fraud, money-laundering

MIAMI, Nov 20 (Reuters) – A member of the financial watchdog committee at soccer’s ruling body FIFA has been charged with fraud, money-laundering and breach of trust by police in the Cayman Islands.

Canover Watson, a vice-president of the Caribbean Football Union and member of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, was charged with five offences by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission.

Nov 14, 2014

Calm Tannehill guides Miami to win over Bills

MIAMI (Reuters) – The Miami Dolphins took hold of second place in the AFC East after beating divisional rivals the Buffalo Bills 22-9 on Thursday.

Miami moved to a 6-4 record with the win, keeping themselves in playoff contention, while the Bills fell to 5-5. The New England Patriots lead the division on 7-2.

Nov 12, 2014

Bayern seek slice of American pie

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Five-times European champions Bayern Munich, looking to take on English Premier League clubs and grab some of the growing market for soccer in the United States, have set up a U.S. registered company.

FC Bayern Munich LLC recently opened an office in New York and on Wednesday announced a partnership with a leading youth soccer organisation.

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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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