December 8, 2016 · News · (No comments)

When Steve Malik announced that North Carolina F.C., which operated as the Carolina RailHawks for 10 years, would be launching a campaign to earn a spot in Major League Soccer, he set a quick timetable of 12 to 18 months.

Time may be of the essence for the club, which faces rigid competition for what is soon likely to be just four available openings.

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JEFFERSON CITY • A fast-tracked bid seeking taxpayer money to help build a Major League Soccer stadium in downtown St. Louis drew concern from at least one member of a state board considering tax credits for the project.

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Andy Woodward was the first to come forward in a November interview with the Guardian, revealing that while at Crewe Alexandra in the 1980s, that club’s youth coach Barry Bennell allegedly groomed, exploited, and sexually abused him. Bennell had a house in the country set up like “a treasure trove, a child’s dream,” including “a little monkey upstairs in a cage” and “a wild cat,” to which he would lure his victims who were under his tutelage, Woodward said. “[H]e’d use football to manipulate control. If I upset him in any way, he’d drop me from the team.”

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This weekend’s Major League Soccer championship game won’t feature any marquee international stars—no Beckhams or Henrys, or any of the other past-their-sell-by date names that have collected early retirement pay from the top U.S. league in recent seasons.

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December 7, 2016 · News · (No comments)

English soccer has been hit with sexual abuse claims from scores of players and concerning more than 50 clubs. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

What is going on?

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Getting ready to visit Toronto for this Saturday‘s MLS Cup final? (Reminder, the game’s at 8 pm ET, and on TV on FOX and UniMás  in the US, and TSN and RDS in Canada). Here’s a guide to the soccer scene and beyond in the city.

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What is the World Cup for?

The obvious answer is to determine the best international soccer team in the world. It’s a tournament where every country has the ability to qualify, and where every country besides the host has to prove that it is worthy of participating in the tournament. The format is a fair way of determining who deserves to be the world champion.

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NEW YORK A former FIFA official from Nicaragua who was responsible for overseeing the soccer governing body’s development efforts in Central America pleaded guilty on Wednesday to U.S. charges stemming from a wide-ranging bribery investigation.


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