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May 23, 2013

Soccer-Holden thrilled at U.S. return after injury woes

MIAMI, May 23 (Reuters) – Midfielder Stuart Holden will return to the United States national team next week, ending over two years of injury nightmares and with the World Cup finals in Brazil as his goal.

Holden, who plays in England for Bolton Wanderers, was seen as a central part of the rebuilding of the U.S. team after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before a serious knee injury forced him out of the game.

May 23, 2013

James saves Miami in last-gasp win over Indiana

MIAMI (Reuters) – LeBron James scored the game-winning points in the dying embers of overtime as the Miami Heat held off a determined Indiana Pacers 103-102 in a thrilling Eastern Conference Finals opener on Wednesday.

If broadcasters were concerned that another easy series win for Miami would further damage ratings, they got the perfect antidote with the Pacers pushing the Heat all the way and raising the prospect of a tight best-of-seven set.

May 22, 2013

New York City FC name Reyna as director of football

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Former Manchester City and United States international midfielder Claudio Reyna was named as the first director of football for new Major League Soccer (MLS) team New York City Football Club, the team said on Wednesday.

The new club, which will start playing in 2015, is jointly owned by Premier League club City and baseball’s New York Yankees.

May 22, 2013

Soccer-New York City FC name Reyna as director of football

May 22 (Reuters) – Former Manchester City and United States international midfielder Claudio Reyna was named as the first director of football for new Major League Soccer (MLS) team New York City Football Club, the team said on Wednesday.

The new club, which will start playing in 2015, is jointly owned by Premier League club City and baseball’s New York Yankees.

May 21, 2013

Analysis: New MLS club faces challenge to make mark in New York

MIAMI (Reuters) – For a brief but dazzling spell in the 1970s, New Yorkers fell in love with soccer as Pele and the Cosmos showcased the world’s most popular game in a city long dominated by baseball and American football.

Now Major League Soccer hopes that a new team, called the New York City Football Club and formed by an alliance of English Premier League club Manchester City and baseball’s grandest club the New York Yankees, can not only recapture that excitement but this time, sustain it.

May 21, 2013

New MLS club faces challenge to make mark in New York

MIAMI (Reuters) – For a brief but dazzling spell in the 1970s, New Yorkers fell in love with soccer as Pele and the Cosmos showcased the world’s most popular game in a city long dominated by baseball and American football.

Now Major League Soccer hopes that a new team, called the New York City Football Club and formed by an alliance of English Premier League club Manchester City and baseball’s grandest club the New York Yankees, can not only recapture that excitement but this time, sustain it.

May 21, 2013

Soccer-New MLS club faces challenge to make mark in New York

MIAMI, May 21 (Reuters) – For a brief but dazzling spell in the 1970s, New Yorkers fell in love with soccer as Pele and the Cosmos showcased the world’s most popular game in a city long dominated by baseball and American football.

Now Major League Soccer hopes that a new team, called the New York City Football Club and formed by an alliance of English Premier League club Manchester City and baseball’s grandest club the New York Yankees, can not only recapture that excitement but this time, sustain it.

May 21, 2013

Manchester City and Yankees launch new MLS team

MIAMI (Reuters) – Manchester City and the New York Yankees have formed a new Major League Soccer team to play in New York City from 2015, the organizations said on Tuesday.

English Premier League club Manchester City, owned by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi, will be the majority partner in New York City Football Club with the Yankees, the biggest name in baseball, an “active member of the ownership group”.

May 21, 2013

Soccer-Manchester City and Yankees launch new MLS team

MIAMI, May 21 (Reuters) – Manchester City and the New York Yankees have formed a new Major League Soccer team to play in New York City from 2015, the organizations said on Tuesday.

English Premier League club Manchester City, owned by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi, will be the majority partner in New York City Football Club with the Yankees, the biggest name in baseball, an “active member of the ownership group”.

May 20, 2013

San Francisco favored to host 50th Super Bowl

MIAMI (Reuters) – San Francisco is favored to be named the host city for the 50th Super Bowl when National Football League (NFL) owners vote Tuesday on the site of the 2016 championship game.

The Californian city, home to the NFL’s 49ers, is up against South Florida (Miami) while Houston will compete with the losing bid for the 2017 game, which will also be decided on Tuesday.

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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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