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Oct 20, 2014

Seahawks upset again, Packers, Cowboys march on

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks suffered a second straight defeat with a 28-26 loss at the St Louis Rams on Sunday while the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys continued their strong form.

The Seahawks slump to 3-3 after their loss to an inventive Rams whose special teams delivered two outstanding ‘fake’ plays.

Oct 19, 2014

Seahawks upset again, Packers march on

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks suffered a second straight defeat with a 28-26 loss at the St Louis Rams on Sunday while the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued their great form with a 38-17 win over Carolina.

The Washington Redskins benched quarterback Kirk Cousins during their game against the Tennessee Titans and the move paid off as they ran out 19-17 winners.

Oct 15, 2014

MLS chief fires back at Klinsmann over ‘damaging’ comments

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hit back strongly at U.S. national team coach Juergen Klinsmann for saying players switching to the league could be hampered by a drop in form.

While MLS has trumpeted the return of leading U.S. players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley as a sign of the league’s rise, Klinsmann said this week that players returning from stints in Europe risked a drop in form.

Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-MLS chief fires back at Klinsmann over ‘damaging’ comments

Oct 15 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hit back strongly at U.S. national team coach Juergen Klinsmann for saying players switching to the league could be hampered by a drop in form.

While MLS has trumpeted the return of leading U.S. players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley as a sign of the league’s rise, Klinsmann said this week that players returning from stints in Europe risked a drop in form.

Oct 15, 2014

MLS chief says Klinsmann’s criticism ‘detrimental’ to league

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hit back strongly at U.S. national team coach Juergen Klinsmann’s recent comments that players switching to the North American league could be hampered by a drop in form.

While MLS has trumpeted the return of leading U.S. players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley as a sign of the league’s rise, Klinsmann said this week that players returning from stints Europe risked a drop in form.

Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-MLS chief says Klinsmann’s criticism ‘detrimental’ to league

Oct 15 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hit back strongly at U.S. national team coach Juergen Klinsmann’s recent comments that players switching to the North American league could be hampered by a drop in form.

While MLS has trumpeted the return of leading U.S. players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley as a sign of the league’s rise, Klinsmann said this week that players returning from stints Europe risked a drop in form.

Oct 15, 2014

Klinsmann tries proven German way to extend Jones’ time

BOCA RATON Florida (Reuters) – Jermaine Jones had a fine World Cup for the United States in Brazil and coach Juergen Klinsmann is hoping a new role will extend the 32-year-old midfielder’s career to the 2018 tournament in Russia.

A combative, all-action box-to-box midfielder, German-born Jones might struggle to maintain his effectiveness in that role over the next four years as age inevitably catches up with him.

Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-Klinsmann tries proven German way to extend Jones’ time

BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Jermaine Jones had a fine World Cup for the United States in Brazil and coach Juergen Klinsmann is hoping a new role will extend the 32-year-old midfielder’s career to the 2018 tournament in Russia.

A combative, all-action box-to-box midfielder, German-born Jones might struggle to maintain his effectiveness in that role over the next four years as age inevitably catches up with him.

Oct 15, 2014

Figueroa header earns Honduras draw with U.S

BOCA RATON Florida (Reuters) – Maynor Figueroa’s header four minutes from time canceled out Jozy Altidore’s opener and earned Honduras a 1-1 draw with the United States in their friendly on Tuesday.

Altidore has been struggling for form with his Premier League club Sunderland but, playing in his hometown, repaid the faith shown in him by U.S. head coach Juergen Klinsmann.

Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-Figueroa header earns Honduras draw with U.S.

BOCA RATON, Florida, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Maynor Figueroa’s header four minutes from time cancelled out Jozy Altidore’s opener and earned Honduras a 1-1 draw with the United States in their friendly on Tuesday.

Altidore has been struggling for form with his Premier League club Sunderland but, playing in his hometown, repaid the faith shown in him by U.S. head coach Juergen Klinsmann.

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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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