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Nov 10, 2014

Soccer-Revolution through to face Red Bulls in East final

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Landon Donovan scored a hat-trick as the LA Galaxy stormed into Major League Soccer’s Western Conference final with a 5-0 (aggregate 5-0) crushing of Real Salt Lake on Sunday.

Donovan, who will retire at the end of this season, was at his clinical best as Salt Lake uncharacteristically collapsed.

Nov 8, 2014

Canadian Soccer Association rejects mediation

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) says it will not participate in mediation to resolve a dispute over the proposed use of artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup.

Jo-Ann Pickel, vice chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, had declined on Friday the players’ request for an expedited hearing but said the parties should go to mediation.

Nov 8, 2014

Soccer-Canadian Soccer Association rejects mediation

Nov 7 (Reuters) – The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) says it will not participate in mediation to resolve a dispute over the proposed use of artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup.

Jo-Ann Pickel, vice chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, had declined on Friday the players’ request for an expedited hearing but said the parties should go to mediation.

Nov 7, 2014

Women’s World Cup turf dispute headed to mediation

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – A group of top female soccer players will head to mediation with the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) in a bid to resolve a dispute over the proposed use of artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup.

Jo-Ann Pickel, vice chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, declined the players’ request for an expedited hearing on Friday but said the parties should go to mediation.

Nov 7, 2014

Soccer-Women’s World Cup turf dispute headed to mediation

Nov 7 (Reuters) – A group of top female soccer players will head to mediation with the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) in a bid to resolve a dispute over the proposed use of artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup.

Jo-Ann Pickel, vice chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, declined the players’ request for an expedited hearing on Friday but said the parties should go to mediation.

Nov 7, 2014

U.S. senators urge women’s World Cup switch to grass

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – A group of 13 members of the U.S. Senate have urged FIFA to switch next year’s women’s World Cup in Canada to natural grass saying the decision to play on artificial turf was a “short-sighted and counterproductive decision”.

Over 40 international women’s players have filed a lawsuit in Canada against local organisers and FIFA claiming that is discriminatory to play a women’s World Cup on artificial turf when the men’s tournament is always held on grass.

Nov 7, 2014

Soccer-U.S. senators urge women’s World Cup switch to grass

Nov 7 (Reuters) – A group of 13 members of the U.S. Senate have urged FIFA to switch next year’s women’s World Cup in Canada to natural grass saying the decision to play on artificial turf was a “short-sighted and counterproductive decision”.

Over 40 international women’s players have filed a lawsuit in Canada against local organisers and FIFA claiming that is discriminatory to play a women’s World Cup on artificial turf when the men’s tournament is always held on grass.

Nov 2, 2014

Davies grabs double as Revolution crush Crew

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Charlie Davies scored twice as the New England Revolution beat the Columbus Crew 4-2 in their Eastern Conference, first leg playoff match on Saturday while Real Salt Lake were held to a scoreless draw at home to LA Galaxy in the Western Conference.

An injury time penalty from Federico Higuain gave Columbus a glimmer of hope for the Nov. 9 second-leg but the home team were outclassed for large stretches of the game.

Nov 2, 2014

Soccer-Davies grabs double as Revolution crush Crew

Nov 1 (Reuters) – Charlie Davies scored twice as the New England Revolution beat the Columbus Crew 4-2 in their Eastern Conference, first leg playoff match on Saturday while Real Salt Lake were held to a scoreless draw at home to LA Galaxy in the Western Conference.

An injury time penalty from Federico Higuain gave Columbus a glimmer of hope for the Nov. 9 second-leg but the home team were outclassed for large stretches of the game.

Oct 31, 2014

Henry, Donovan seek final glory in MLS Cup playoffs

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Major League Soccer’s playoffs kick off in earnest on Saturday with two of the league’s best known players, Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry, seeking to end their careers on a high note.

LA Galaxy forward Donovan, the league’s all-time top scorer, has announced he will retire at the end of this campaign while former France and Arsenal striker Henry’s contract with New York Red Bulls runs out at the end of the playoffs.

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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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