Football Americas

MLS old Stars beat Spurs, but where now for the maturing US league?

MLS All-StarBy Ben Nicholson
July 30 - The MLS All-Star game is a peculiarity of the US soccer calendar that is unique in world football. This years opponents for the MLS side were Premier League Tottenham Hotspur who lost 2-1 to goals by two of the older player on the pitch - Kaká and David Villa.

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Is MLS taking first steps to break the NCAA development bonds?

markabbottmlsBy Ben Nicholson
July 28 - The MLS has formed a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), making the school its exclusive education partner.

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Mexico secure seventh Gold Cup title as Reggae Boyz finally miss a beat

Mexico win Gold CupBy Paul Nicholson
July 27 - Mexico won their seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup last night with a 3-1 win over the tournament's surprise package Jamaica who made Gold Cup history by being the first team from the Caribbean to reach the final.

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Panama fury escalates as they now call for refs committee to resign

Panama protestBy Paul Nicholson
July 24 - The Panamanian Football Federation (FEPAFUT), bitter at their semi-final loss in the Gold Cup to Mexico on Wednesday evening have escalated their public complaints, now calling for the resignation of the whole CONCACAF Referees Committee citing "insulting and shameful" refereeing. The demand was made in a statement on their website.

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Reggae Boyz jammin to Gold Cup final to meet Mariachi Mexicans

Reggae Boyz winBy Paul Nicholson
July 23 – Not even the FBI could prevent the Caribbean having their day in the Gold Cup sunshine in the US. A history making 2-1 semi-final victory over the US in Atlanta yesterday catapulted the Reggae Boyz from Jamaica into a final against Mexico in Philadelphia this Sunday.

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Brazil vs Argentina Superclassico in San Francisco scrapped

SuperclassicoBy Samindra Kunti
July 23 - A September friendly between Brazil and Argentina in San Francisco has been cancelled as the fallout of the FIFA corruption scandal continues. Problems with Full Play have impeded the staging of the match.

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Beckham forced to go less posh, settling for Little Havana in Miami

David Beckham in Miami By Ben Nicholson
July 21 - David Beckham appears to have found a mutually agreeable site in Miami for his long awaited MLS franchise. The city's resolve to push Beckham away from its prime real estate has forced him to resort to the less desirable land next to Marlins Park, home to a Major League Baseball team, which is west of downtown in Little Havana.

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MLS players agree wage rises through to 2019

MLS 2015By Ben Nicholson
July 20 - MLS players have overwhelmingly ratified the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) through 2019 with a 91% vote in favor, putting behind them the disagreements over the terms that threatened to delay the start of the 2015 season.

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Caribbean storm sweeps across Gold Cup with disturbing force

Gold Cup 2015By Paul Nicholson
July 17 – An unexpected Caribbean hurricane has swept through the group stages of the Gold Cup in the US, and it has nothing to do with sports politics or financial corruption.

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