By Duncan Mackay
November 22 – David Beckham (pictured) has been credited by Don Garber, the Commissioner of Major League Soccer (MLS), for his role in helping the sport establish itself in the United States.
By Duncan Mackay
November 20 – David Beckham is the most influential figure in English sport since Bobby Moore who has helped revive the fortunes in the United States, former Manchester City and England star Rodney Marsh says today in a new column for insideworldfootball.
November 17 – David Beckham’s (pictured) appearance in the MLS Cup Final on Sunday has sparked a late rush for tickets at Qwest Field in Seattle with organisers putting another 6,000 on sale.
November 8 – David Beckham (pictured) earned £10.7 million from personal sponsorship deals during his first full season with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
September 29 – FIFA officials will meet in Rio de Janeiro today to discuss possible changes on the age limit for players at the men’s Olympic football tournament at London 2012, the final of which is due to be held at Wembley.
August 31 - Bone tests will be performed on soccer players at the Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria to catch teams with over-age players, FIFA confirmed today, as first reported on insidethegames.
AUGUST 4 – FIFA PRESIDENT Sepp Blatter (pictured) today announced he planned to launch a review into the Olympic 2012 football tournament as he again urged Britain to field a team of Englishman in the event to avoid the fear of the Home Countries losing their independence.
June 13 – The Olympic football tournament at London 2012 seems set to retain its current format, leaving the door open for players like Wayne Rooney (pictured) to represent Britain.
FEBRUARY 1 – FIFA PRESIDENT Sepp Blatter (pictured) wants to lower the age limit for the Olympic soccer tournament and ban the addition of three over-23 players, he said today.
OCTOBER 22 – A CALL has started for Steve Nash (pictured), one of the country’s leading basketball players who has British parents, to oversee Canada’s preparations for the 2012 Olympics in basketball and football.
INFLUENTIAL FIFA member Jack Warner (pictured), who could hold the key to England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup, has repeated his attack on English football’s negative view about football in the Caribbean.
FIFA today agreed to adopt the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) revised drug testing code, thus avoiding another potential row over football’s future in the Olympics.