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May 30, 2014

Soccer-Going global a real goal for Roma, says owner

MIAMI, May 29 (Reuters) – Becoming a ‘global brand’ is a frequent mantra for soccer executives across Europe but AS Roma president James Pallotta believes he has a plan to turn the ambition into reality for his club.

Pallotta, a member of the NBA’s Boston Celtics board, has been hard at work in the 18 months since he took control of the club, developing a new stadium plan and introducing business methods that are standard in the U.S. but rarely adopted in Italian soccer.

May 28, 2014

Scandinavian subs add to Klinsmann’s smorgasbord

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – There may be a distinctly German flavor to the U.S. World Cup team but in their opening warm-up game, a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan, it was two Scandinavian-raised substitutes who made the difference.

German-born coach Juergen Klinsmann has five players on his squad who were born and raised in his homeland and all but one of them play in Germany’s Bundesliga with three of them, defenders Timothy Chandler, Fabian Johnson and midfielder Jermaine Jones, expected to feature heavily in Brazil.

May 28, 2014

Soccer-Scandinavian subs add to Klinsmann’s smorgasbord

May 28 (Reuters) – There may be a distinctly German flavour to the U.S. World Cup team but in their opening warm-up game, a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan, it was two Scandinavian-raised substitutes who made the difference.

German-born coach Juergen Klinsmann has five players on his squad who were born and raised in his homeland and all but one of them play in Germany’s Bundesliga with three of them, defenders Timothy Chandler, Fabian Johnson and midfielder Jermaine Jones, expected to feature heavily in Brazil.

May 27, 2014

LeBron on fire as Heat go 3-1 up over Pacers

MIAMI (Reuters) – LeBron James produced a blistering 14-point third quarter as the Miami Heat took a commanding 3-1 lead over the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals with a 102-90 win.

The Heat led 49-44 at the half, with Chris Bosh having his best performance of the postseason with 17 first-half points, but the home side ran away with the game in the third.

May 25, 2014

Heat recover to take 2-1 lead over Pacers in East final

MIAMI (Reuters) – The Miami Heat took a 2-1 lead over the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals after coming back from 15 points down in the second quarter to win 99-87 on Saturday.

Miami’s habit of making a slow start was particularly acute – they trailed 17-4 in the first quarter and were 37-22 behind midway through the second as the Pacers made them pay for some loose turnovers.

May 23, 2014

Soccer-Klinsmann praises Donovan reaction, leaves door open

May 23 (Reuters) – United States coach Juergen Klinsmann praised Landon Donovan on Friday for the “professional” way he handled being left off the World Cup squad and kept the door open for him to return in case of injuries.

But the German gave few clues as to the motives behind the controversial decision announced on Thursday to leave Donovan, the country’s all-time top scorer, off the final 23-man squad saying other forwards had just edged out the Californian.

May 22, 2014

Beckham to campaign in referendum for Miami football stadium

MIAMI (Reuters) – David Beckham will be thrust into a political campaign to win backing for his Major League Soccer team in Miami with a referendum in November on a new stadium proposal.

On Thursday, the former England, Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder’s business partners unveiled their plan for a stadium on downtown Miami’s waterfront after their original site, at the city’s port, ran into political opposition.

May 22, 2014

Beckham to campaign in referendum for Miami soccer stadium

MIAMI (Reuters) – David Beckham will be thrust into a political campaign to win backing for his Major League Soccer team in Miami with a referendum in November on a new stadium proposal.

On Thursday, the former England, Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder’s business partners unveiled their plan for a stadium on downtown Miami’s waterfront after their original site, at the city’s port, ran into political opposition.

May 22, 2014

Soccer-Beckham to campaign in referendum for Miami soccer stadium

MIAMI, May 22 (Reuters) – David Beckham will be thrust into a political campaign to win backing for his Major League Soccer team in Miami with a referendum in November on a new stadium proposal.

On Thursday, the former England, Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder’s business partners unveiled their plan for a stadium on downtown Miami’s waterfront after their original site, at the city’s port, ran into political opposition.

May 15, 2014

Onyewu hopes for England stay after U.S. World Cup snub

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – United States defender Oguchi Onyewu said on Thursday he is “gutted” to have been left off Juergen Klinsmann’s provisional World Cup squad but hopes to now resume his club career in England.

Burly central-defender Onyewu has been capped 69 times by the United States and played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups but has rarely featured during Klinsmann’s reign after injuries hampered his progress.

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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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