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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.

Oct 23, 2014

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

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 22 (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.

Oct 22, 2014

Garber says talk of personal rift with Klinsmann ‘absurd’

BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) – Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said there is no personal rift with Juergen Klinsmann and that he plans to have a discussion with the national team coach about the best way to work together.

Garber reacted strongly last week to Klinsmann’s comments that players who returned from Europe to MLS might suffer a drop in form describing them as “damaging” and “detrimental” to the sport in the U.S.

Oct 22, 2014

Soccer-Garber says talk of personal rift with Klinsmann ‘absurd’

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said there is no personal rift with Juergen Klinsmann and that he plans to have a discussion with the national team coach about the best way to work together.

Garber reacted strongly last week to Klinsmann’s comments that players who returned from Europe to MLS might suffer a drop in form describing them as “damaging” and “detrimental” to the sport in the U.S.

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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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