MLS calendar confusion as Blatter comments catch league by surprise

MLS calendarBy Andrew Warshaw
August 6 - FIFA president Sepp Blatter, in what appeared to be a unilateral stance not sanctioned by US soccer officials, says the MLS is to change its calendar to fall into line with Europe and much of the rest of world football.

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Costa Rica plan for Rio Olympics with sights set on Russia 2018

Costa Rica World CupBy Andrew Warshaw
August 5 - The World Cup may be a month old but surprise quarterfinalists Costa Rica, with just 4.3 million inhabitants, are far from resting on their laurels after disproving more than a few myths about being one of the underdogs in Brazil.

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Reggae Girls turn to crowdfunding and House of Marley to get to finals

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 13.12.22July 30 - Jamaica's Reggae Girlz have turned to crowdfunding to make up the shortfall in their budget as they prepare for the 8-team 2014 CFU Women's Caribbean Cup finals in Trinidad and Tobago, August 17-27.

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Bien-Aime becomes second woman to head a national federation at TCIFA

Jeffrey Webb CONCACAF President Sonia Bien-Aime TCIFA President and Gordon Derrick CFU PresidentBy Paul Nicholson
July 24 - FIFA executive committee member Sonia Bien-Amie has become one of only two female presidents currently heading their national federations, the other is Sierra Leone's Isha Johansen. Bien-Aime was elected president at the Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) at the association's AGM earlier this week. She has been general secretary of the TCIFA for the past eight years.

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Adidas secures Mexican national team through to 2022 World Cup

Mexico fansJuly 15 - Adidas have renewed their partnership with the Mexican national team in an eight-year deal that means they will provide playing and training kit up until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Racial tensions bubble amongst fans over the LA 'SuperClasico'

Galaxy vs ChivasJune 11 - Allegations have been made by supporters of Chivas USA that they were subjected to racist abuse by LA Galaxy fans during their MLS game last week.

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MLS secures bumper new eight-year TV deal

MLS annoucnementBy David Owen
May 14 – Major League Soccer (MLS) has secured a big financial boost, agreeing a new eight-year television and media rights partnerships with a total of three US networks.

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Antiguan clubs rebel against ABFA leadership and call for Congress and audit

gordon banks derrickBy Paul Nicholson
April 11 - Antiguan clubs are rebelling against their federation, the Antiguan and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), and calling for FIFA or CONCACAF to step in and take control. They want the ABFA audited and full financial transparency by an independent body.

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The $1m swindle – Antiguan FA begs, borrows and gets into trouble

Antigua Commercial BankBy Paul Nicholson
April 10 - It has emerged that the Paynters St Georges football ground that is home to the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) has been mortgaged for EC$3 million ($1.1 million) at the Antigua Commercial Bank, where ABFA general secretary and Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick is vice chairman.

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