Football Americas

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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CONCACAF opens Russia 2018 qualification process with Miami draw

CONCACAF logoJanuary 13 - The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is fading into the distance as CONCACAF gathers in Miami, Florida on Thursday, January 15 for the preliminary draw for the qualification rounds for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Games will be played March 23-31.

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US cities chase a piece of the 2016 Copa Centenario hosting rights

Copa America CentenarioJanuary 12 – The US appetite for big tournament soccer is growing with 24 cities in 18 states having indicated an interest in hosting matches in the 2016 Centennial Cup America (Copa America Centenario).

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Webb keeps focus on CONCACAF priorities

Jeffrey Webb 14By Paul Nicholson
January 9 – CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb says that his focus is on his region. Speaking to Insideworldfootball, Webb was reacting to speculation linking him to running for the FIFA presidency, but said: "I am the president of CONCACAF and that is my 100% commitment. That is my responsibility, that is my job, that is my focus."

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Becks stuck in departures while Lampard and Gerrard still to get to airport

GlobalEntry logoBy Ben Nicholson
January 9 - Debate over the eligibility of Frank Lampard to stay playing in England at Manchester City and miss the start of the MLS season for his new club New York City (NYFC) has continued over where NYCFC stands in relation to the contractual ownership of the player. The issue has raised questions on the status and commitment of Steven Gerrard who leaves Liverpool to join LA Galaxy in July. Meanwhile David Beckham's own US plans are delayed.

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Call of the west lures Gerrard from Liverpool to LA

Steven GerrardBy Andrew Warshaw
January 8 - Former England captain Steven Gerrard, the latest footballing icon to further his career in the United States, as expected has chosen Los Angeles Galaxy where David Beckham made his name in the country.

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