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Apr 15, 2015

Soccer-Caribbean will not adopt block vote for FIFA presidency

NASSAU, Bahamas, April 15 (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter will have to work for the votes of the 25 Caribbean football associations after the region’s union head said they would break with their normal practice of voting as a block.

Antiguan Gordon Derrick, president of the Caribbean Football Union which has 25 votes in FIFA’s presidential election next month, said there would be no mandate from the body, long a Blatter stronghold, to vote for any one candidate.

Apr 15, 2015

Barca, United and Chelsea headline U.S tournament

MIAMI (Reuters) – Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday.

The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America’s Major League Soccer.

Apr 15, 2015

Soccer-Barca, United and Chelsea headline U.S tournament

MIAMI, April 15 (Reuters) – Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday.

The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America’s Major League Soccer.

Apr 14, 2015

U.S. announce experienced squad for Women’s World Cup

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – The United States head coach Jill Ellis announced her 23-woman squad for the Women’s World Cup featuring 14 members of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team.

The U.S open their campaign in Winnipeg against Australia on June 8 and official final squad lists do not have to be provided to FIFA until May 25 but Ellis chose to make her selection public before a series of warm-up games.

Apr 14, 2015

Soccer-U.S. announce experienced squad for Women’s World Cup

April 14 (Reuters) – The United States head coach Jill Ellis announced her 23-woman squad for the Women’s World Cup featuring 14 members of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team.

The U.S open their campaign in Winnipeg against Australia on June 8 and official final squad lists do not have to be provided to FIFA until May 25 but Ellis chose to make her selection public before a series of warm-up games.

Apr 13, 2015

Figo to tempt CONCACAF voters with cash boost plan

MIAMI (Reuters) – FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo will travel to the Caribbean this week hoping to tempt voters in the CONCACAF region with a plan to distribute more funds, $2.5 billion (1.7 billion pounds) over four years, to national associations.

CONCACAF hold their congress on Thursday in the Bahamas and the former Portugal international will be working the corridors as he looks to win support ahead of next month’s vote for the FIFA presidency.

Apr 13, 2015

Soccer-Figo to tempt CONCACAF voters with cash boost plan

MIAMI, April 13 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo will travel to the Caribbean this week hoping to tempt voters in the CONCACAF region with a plan to distribute more funds, $2.5 billion over four years, to national associations.

CONCACAF hold their congress on Thursday in the Bahamas and the former Portugal international will be working the corridors as he looks to win support ahead of next month’s vote for the FIFA presidency.

Apr 13, 2015

Gordon gives Galaxy win over Seattle, Orlando shine

MIAMI (Reuters) – Defending champions LA Galaxy beat Western Conference rivals Seattle Sounders 1-0 in Major League Soccer on Sunday courtesy of a header from veteran forward Alan Gordon.

The Galaxy went into the game in bottom place in the Western Conference having won just one of their opening five games and lost their last two.

Apr 13, 2015

Soccer-Gordon gives Galaxy win over Seattle, Orlando shine

MIAMI, April 12 (Reuters) – Defending champions LA Galaxy beat Western Conference rivals Seattle Sounders 1-0 in Major League Soccer on Sunday courtesy of a header from veteran forward Alan Gordon.

The Galaxy went into the game in bottom place in the Western Conference having won just one of their opening five games and lost their last two.

Apr 12, 2015

Red Bulls battle back for draw at D.C, Union get first win

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Winger Lloyd Sam grabbed a 90th minute equalizer for the New York Red Bulls to earn a 2-2 draw at Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

The home side grabbed a 26th minute lead when Perry Kitchen powerfully headed in a corner from Taylor Kemp after he was left unmarked.

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