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Jun 3, 2015

U.S. veterans looking to break through in Canada

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – The United States have their eyes firmly set on a third Women’s World Cup title, and with a squad loaded with experience the Olympic champions are rightly among the favorites to triumph in Canada.

The United States have dominated at the Olympic Games, winning four of the five gold medals that have been contested, but that success has not been replicated in the World Cup since 1999 when they won their second title.

Jun 3, 2015

Soccer-U.S. veterans looking to break through in Canada

June 3 (Reuters) – The United States have their eyes firmly set on a third Women’s World Cup title, and with a squad loaded with experience the Olympic champions are rightly among the favourites to triumph in Canada.

The United States have dominated at the Olympic Games, winning four of the five gold medals that have been contested, but that success has not been replicated in the World Cup since 1999 when they won their second title.

May 17, 2015

Toronto suffer Altidore injury blow in draw at New England

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Jozy Altidore suffered a hamstring injury as his Toronto FC team earned a 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

United States international Altidore could now June friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany as Juergen Klinsmann’s team prepare for July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

May 17, 2015

Soccer-Toronto suffer Altidore injury blow in draw at New England

May 16 (Reuters) – Jozy Altidore suffered a hamstring injury as his Toronto FC team earned a 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

United States international Altidore could now June friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany as Juergen Klinsmann’s team prepare for July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

May 6, 2015

Simmons optimistic after positive start with Windies

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – West Indies coach Phil Simmons believes their third test win over England can be the foundation for better things for Caribbean cricket, but warns next month’s tests against Australia represent a sterner examination of his team.

Trinidadian Simmons was appointed just before the three test series with England, which was drawn 1-1 after West Indies enjoyed an entertaining win in just three days in Barbados.

May 6, 2015

Cricket-Simmons optimistic after positive start with Windies

May 6 (Reuters) – West Indies coach Phil Simmons believes their third test win over England can be the foundation for better things for Caribbean cricket, but warns next month’s tests against Australia represent a sterner examination of his team.

Trinidadian Simmons was appointed just before the three test series with England, which was drawn 1-1 after West Indies enjoyed an entertaining win in just three days in Barbados.

May 4, 2015

Struggling New York City undone by Martins double

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – New York City FC’s poor start to life in Major League Soccer continued on Sunday with a 3-1 home defeat to the Seattle Sounders extending their winless run to seven games.

After winning two of their opening three games in MLS, the new club, formed by Manchester City with the New York Yankees as minority owners, have lost five and drawn twice.

May 4, 2015

Soccer-Struggling New York City undone by Martins double

May 3 (Reuters) – New York City FC’s poor start to life in Major League Soccer continued on Sunday with a 3-1 home defeat to the Seattle Sounders extending their winless run to seven games.

After winning two of their opening three games in MLS, the new club, formed by Manchester City with the New York Yankees as minority owners, have lost five and drawn twice.

May 3, 2015

Analysis – Windies show promise in drawn England series

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – After so many false dawns, West Indies cricket fans will be wary of reading too much into Sunday’s third test win over England but in drawing the three test series, the Caribbean side showed some significant signs of improvement.

West Indies cricket had been close to disintegration after last year’s cancelled tour of India and the bitter dispute between the players and the board.

May 3, 2015

Cricket-Windies show promise in drawn England series

May 3 (Reuters) – After so many false dawns, West Indies cricket fans will be wary of reading too much into Sunday’s third test win over England but in drawing the three test series, the Caribbean side showed some significant signs of improvement.

West Indies cricket had been close to disintegration after last year’s cancelled tour of India and the bitter dispute between the players and the board.

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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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