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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.

Apr 17, 2015

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

NASSAU, Bahamas, April 17 (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

There could be surprises in FIFA election – van Praag

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – CONCACAF’s congress witnessed an outburst of support for incumbent Sepp Blatter ahead of next month’s FIFA presidential election but one of his rivals Dutch FA chief Michael van Praag believes that does not tell the whole story.

Blatter’s electoral machine is in full-swing with Africa, South America and the CONCACAF regions already looking strong for him, though van Praag said many of those opposed to the Swiss may be keeping their heads down before the May 29 vote.

Apr 17, 2015

Soccer-There could be surprises in FIFA election – van Praag

NASSAU, Bahamas, April 16 (Reuters) – CONCACAF’s congress witnessed an outburst of support for incumbent Sepp Blatter ahead of next month’s FIFA presidential election but one of his rivals Dutch FA chief Michael van Praag believes that does not tell the whole story.

Blatter’s electoral machine is in full-swing with Africa, South America and the CONCACAF regions already looking strong for him, though van Praag said many of those opposed to the Swiss may be keeping their heads down before the May 29 vote.

Apr 16, 2015

Blatter says CONCACAF should get extra World Cup slot

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s suggestion on Thursday that the CONCACAF region should be given an extra automatic qualification spot at the World Cup was met with a swift reply from UEFA president Michel Platini.

CONCACAF, the governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, currently has three automatic places in the World Cup finals with a fourth team able to qualify through a playoff against a nation from another confederation.

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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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