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Dec 2, 2014

Soccer-MLS won’t interfere in Lampard loan situation says Garber

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says the league will not get involved in the decision over whether Frank Lampard’s loan deal at Manchester City will be extended into next year.

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Lampard is on loan at City from new MLS team New York City FC, who will start their first season in late February, and he is expected to play a high profile role in the launch of the club’s first campaign.

Dec 1, 2014

Feature – Crash victim Davies rewarded for long climb back

MIAMI (Reuters) – It has taken nearly five years but American striker Charlie Davies, whose career was nearly ended by a horrific car crash, is finally again looking like the player who once caused such excitement.

The 28-year-old scored both goals as New England Revolution drew 2-2 at home to New York Red Bulls on Saturday, earning his team a 4-3 aggregate victory in their Eastern Conference final and a place in the title-deciding MLS Cup.

Nov 30, 2014

Crash victim Davies rewarded for long climb back

MIAMI (Reuters) – It has taken nearly five years but American striker Charlie Davies, whose career was nearly ended by a horrific car crash, is finally again looking like the player who once caused such excitement.

The 28-year-old scored both goals as New England Revolution drew 2-2 at home to New York Red Bulls on Saturday, earning his team a 4-3 aggregate victory in their Eastern Conference final and a place in the title-deciding MLS Cup.

Nov 30, 2014

Soccer-Crash victim Davies rewarded for long climb back

MIAMI, Nov 30 (Reuters) – It has taken nearly five years but American striker Charlie Davies, whose career was nearly ended by a horrific car crash, is finally again looking like the player who once caused such excitement.

The 28-year-old scored both goals as New England Revolution drew 2-2 at home to New York Red Bulls on Saturday, earning his team a 4-3 aggregate victory in their Eastern Conference final and a place in the title-deciding MLS Cup.

Nov 27, 2014

Henry, Red Bulls set for do-or-die clash with Revolution

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Thierry Henry’s long and storied career could come to an end on Saturday unless his New York Red Bulls can overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit away to the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer playoff action.

The odds are stacked against a New York team playing the Eastern Conference Championship decider on the Revolution’s artificial turf field and without top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips after the Englishman picked up a second postseason yellow card.

Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-Henry, Red Bulls set for do-or-die clash with Revolution

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Thierry Henry’s long and storied career could come to an end on Saturday unless his New York Red Bulls can overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit away to the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer playoff action.

The odds are stacked against a New York team playing the Eastern Conference Championship decider on the Revolution’s artificial turf field and without top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips after the Englishman picked up a second postseason yellow card.

Nov 24, 2014

Seahawks shut down Cardinals, 49ers stay in contention

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals just their second loss of the season with a 19-3 win in their NFC West clash on Sunday despite quarterback Russell Wilson being sacked seven times.

The win keeps alive the slim hopes of Seattle (7-4) of catching the Cardinals (9-2) while the San Francisco 49ers kept themselves in contention with a 17-13 win over the Washington Redskins.

Nov 23, 2014

Packers take control of NFC North as Pats tame Lions

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Running back Eddie Lacy scored two touchdowns and rushed for 125 yards as the Green Bay Packers took sole control of the NFC North with a 24-21 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was again without a turnover as he threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Lacy.

Nov 20, 2014

Banned FIFA official charged with fraud, money-laundering

MIAMI (Reuters) – A member of the financial watchdog committee at soccer’s ruling body FIFA has been charged with fraud, money-laundering and breach of trust by police in the Cayman Islands.

Canover Watson, a vice-president of the Caribbean Football Union and member of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, was charged with five offences by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission.

Nov 20, 2014

Soccer-Banned FIFA official charged with fraud, money-laundering

MIAMI, Nov 20 (Reuters) – A member of the financial watchdog committee at soccer’s ruling body FIFA has been charged with fraud, money-laundering and breach of trust by police in the Cayman Islands.

Canover Watson, a vice-president of the Caribbean Football Union and member of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, was charged with five offences by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission.

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