Football Americas

Youth uprising: U15 Boys teams head for Cayman in record numbers

Osbourne Bodden l with Jeffrey WebbFebruary 17 – When CONCACAF launched its U15 Boys championship in 2013 with 22 teams, it became the first confederation to hold an U15 championship. In 2014 it broke new confederation ground, hosting an U15 Girls tournament.

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Garber dumps Vegas MLS bid, while Becks left scratching his beard

Las vegasBy Ben Nicholson
February 16 - Las Vegas' expansion bid has received a fatal letter from MLS Commissioner Don Garber. Addressed to Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman the letter said that the MLS would be unable to consider Las Vegas for an expansion franchise until 2018, due to "the uncertainty as to when we might be able to move forward in Las Vegas".

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MLS season kick off threatened as players say they are prepared to strike

MLS logoBy Ben Nicholson
February 16 - The MLS is facing a player strike that could result in a delayed start to the season unless the league can appease the MLS Players Union in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the 2015 season. The issue circles around the MLS' approach to free agency.

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Will Beckham be left high and dry on the Miami waterfront?

Beckham in MiamiBy Andrew Warshaw
February 4 - A year after announcing his plans to form a new MLS club in Miami, David Beckham is still searching for a permanent venue amid growing concerns that his dream franchise might be some way off.

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MLS tools up in the war against match fixing with Sportradar extension

MLS 2015February 4 – Major League Soccer (MLS) has extended its deal with Sportradar Security Services to monitor the global betting market in relation to MLS matches for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

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Warner faces new look at old charges by Trinidad integrity tribunal

jack warnerJanuary 31 - The shadow of Jack Warner and his dealings as president of CONCACAF has made a reappearance in Trinidad where a tribunal has been appointed to investigate his assets and registered interests as part of the integrity checks on the island for public officials.

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Caribbean pro league talks look at countries and stadia, funding is next

CONCACAF logoJanuary 26 – The steps towards a professional league in the Caribbean took another pace forward with the second meeting of the Caribbean Premier League Task Force which reviewed regional stadium infrastructure study with a view to identifying which countries could host league matches.

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El Salvador prepares for Beach Soccer finals

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 11.07.44January 21 - Beach Soccer fever is building across the CONCACAF region. With a record number of 16 nations heading to El Salvador for the regional championship in March and a Beach Soccer World Cup qualification place at stake, the confederation has unveiled its tournament logo and announced January 27 as the date for the draw.

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NSCAA opens world's largest coaches convention in Philadelphia

NSCAA ConventionBy Sam Nicholson in Philadelphia
January 15 – The world's largest coaches association is holding the world's largest convention for coaches in Philadelphia, USA. The five-day National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA) opened yesterday with more than 4,000 coaches and 10,000 attendees from around the country expected to attend.

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