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Oct 23, 2014

Soccer-Political will key to Beckham’s MLS Miami plan – Garber

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says an apparent lack of political will is making the bid to set up a franchise in Miami “complicated” and that David Beckham will need to find a stadium — or no club will be formed in the city.

Former England international Beckham has an option for an MLS franchise, which he has intended to use in Miami. But he has so far had two proposals for stadium sites rejected by local politicians.

Oct 23, 2014

Soccer-Europe is place for Caribbean talent to prosper – Barnes

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados Oct 23 (Reuters) – Caribbean football officials may be working on a plan for a regional super league but Jamaican-born former Liverpool winger John Barnes believes the islands of the region would benefit more from encouraging young players to head to Europe.

CONCACAF has set up a task force to look into creating a multinational Caribbean league with some officials talking of the league being up and running in 2016.

Oct 23, 2014

Gulati backs Klinsmann after MLS dispute

BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) – Sunil Gulati, the president of the United States Soccer Federation, has given his backing to head coach Juergen Klinsmann after the row over American players returning to MLS.

Klinsmann’s comments expressing concern over the form of players, such as Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey, who have left European clubs to come back to MLS, brought a sharp rebuke from MLS commissioner Don Garber last week.

Oct 23, 2014

Soccer-Gulati backs Klinsmann after MLS dispute

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Sunil Gulati, the president of the United States Soccer Federation, has given his backing to head coach Juergen Klinsmann after the row over American players returning to MLS.

Klinsmann’s comments expressing concern over the form of players, such as Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey, who have left European clubs to come back to MLS, brought a sharp rebuke from MLS commissioner Don Garber last week.

Oct 23, 2014

Worried sponsors pile pressure on West Indies

BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), reeling from the fallout from the team’s withdrawal from the tour of India, is facing fresh pressure from its worried commercial and broadcast partners.

West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis after the tourists abandoned their series in India over a protracted payment dispute between the players and their board.

Oct 23, 2014

Cricket-Worried sponsors pile pressure on West Indies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), reeling from the fallout from the team’s withdrawal from the tour of India, is facing fresh pressure from its worried commercial and broadcast partners.

West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis after the tourists abandoned their series in India over a protracted payment dispute between the players and their board.

Oct 23, 2014

Support for pan-Caribbean soccer league but hurdles remain

BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) – Caribbean football officials believe a new regional super-league could be in place within two years but the ambitious plan faces major hurdles.

Discussions about the league, proposed by the sport’s regional governing body CONCACAF, took place at the Soccerex Americas Forum on Wednesday and there was no shortage of enthusiasm.

Oct 23, 2014

Support for pan-Caribbean league but hurdles remain

BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) – Caribbean football officials believe a new regional super-league could be in place within two years but the ambitious plan faces major hurdles.

Discussions about the league, proposed by the sport’s regional governing body CONCACAF, took place at the Soccerex Americas Forum on Wednesday and there was no shortage of enthusiasm.

Oct 23, 2014

Soccer-Support for pan-Caribbean league but hurdles remain

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados Oct 22 (Reuters) – Caribbean football officials believe a new regional super-league could be in place within two years but the ambitious plan faces major hurdles.

Discussions about the league, proposed by the sport’s regional governing body CONCACAF, took place at the Soccerex Americas Forum on Wednesday and there was no shortage of enthusiasm.

Oct 23, 2014

Keane’s book ‘unnecessary’, says ex-United captain Robson

BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) – Roy Keane’s autobiography, with its criticism of major figures at Manchester United, was unnecessary and the prevalence of such books unwelcome, according to former captain Bryan Robson.

“Is it necessary? If you are going to come about with a book, why not talk about the history of what you have done in the game, the good things about the game, rather than criticise people when there is no need to criticise people,” Robson said at the Soccerex Americas Forum in Barbados on Wednesday.

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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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