Football Americas

Cantona sues New York Cosmos over unpaid wages and equity claim

Cantona and CosmosMay 21 - Former France and Manchester United legend turned film actor Eric Cantona is suing the New York Cosmos, saying they failed to pay him nearly $1m in salary and provide a share of equity in the club.

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Grenada debuts with U17 women, US hosts for Rio 2016 qualifiers named

CONCACAF logoMay 18 – Grenada has been named as hosts for the 2016 CONCACAF Women's U17 Championship next March. The regional confederation has also announced the four US cities that will host the men's Olympic qualifying tournament in October – Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.

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CFU finalists head for Trinidad in race for Champions League spots

CFU club championship logoMay 11 – The Caribbean Football Union's senior club competition will go into its final round games in Trinidad, May 22-24. Three of the four qualifying teams will go into the June 1 draw for the 2015/2016 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.

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Honduras step up for U20 Women's championship hosting

Alfredo HawitMay 8 - Honduras have stepped up to host the second regional championship in the country in a year, with the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship 2015 this December. The championship will decide the three teams to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016.

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Brazil and England juniors head for Caribbean showdown

U15 champions Honduras 2013April 30 - Brazil have joined England in sending teams to the Caribbean this August for the second CONCACAF Boys' Under-15 Championship that now has grown to a 37-nation tournament.

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Gold Cup teams to get integrity officers to police match-fixing threat

Gold Cup 2015April 30 – CONCACAF is to assign an integrity officer to each of the teams in this July's Gold Cup, the confederation's premier national team tournament. The officers will travel and stay with the teams to discourage approaches from match-fixers.

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Records tumble as Montreal Impact sell-out for Champions League decider

montreal vs club americaBy Paul Nicholson
April 29 – The second leg of the CONCACAF Scotiabank Champions League final kicks off tonight in Montreal in front of a sell out crowd. Last week the first leg of the final between Club America and Montreal Impact ended even at 1-1 in front of an estimated 80,000+ spectators in Mexico City's iconic Azteca Stadium.

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Gloves off, CONCACAF federations show their election colours

concacaf logo3By Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – If there was any lingering confusion as to where the CONCACAF federation votes were heading, in bulk, at the May election for FIFA president, no-one was left in any doubt after an extraordinary show of support from the floor for Sepp Blatter at the confederation's congress in the Bahamas today.

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Webb powers up CONCACAF with new goals and World Cup target

Webb5By Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb used his opening remarks at the confederation's congress in the Bahamas to acknowledge the progress they have made as a group but to reset their goals for the next stages of reform and building.

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