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Klinsmann, Arena, Kids, & No Consequence For Failure

When two of the supposed best quit Europe in their mid-20s to play MLS , at what should have been the peak of their career, they took a soft option.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 26:  Victor Montagliani, member of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee talks during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani Says Corruption Doesn’t End Overnight

“What we need to remember is that we don’t forget our history. We want to make sure that, from a confederation standpoint, history never repeats itself.”

The US Soccer Federation delivers its bid to Sepp Blatter was this a done deal gone wrong?

Inside The Bizarre & Delusional Mind of Exiled FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter (& The Secret 2022 World Cup Deal Gone Wrong)

“For the World Cups it was agreed that we go to Russia because it’s never been in Russia, eastern Europe, and for 2022 we go back to America. And so we will have the World Cup in the two biggest political powers.”

Chuck Blazer (L) with Sunil Gulati (R).

AS THE GOVERNMENT ASKS QUESTIONS, THE UNITED STATES SOCCER FEDERATION, SUNIL GULATI, & CEO DAN FLYNN GO MISSING

The United States Soccer Federation needs to pay better attention. Either that, or the organization’s chief executive Dan Flynn is being economical with the truth.

David Triesman (left) looks in his bag for the future of football. Hopeful FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne believes he is it at the New FIFA Now summit  in Brussels. Pic "on loan" from REUTERS/Yves Herman https://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/fotos/former-chairman-england-fa-triesman-fifa-presidential-candidate-photo-122705042.html

New FIFA Now Meets In Brussels But Must Move Beyond Its Safe European Home

Yet what was significant was who did not make it to Brussels. David Ginola, attempting to run against Blatter, was not in the house. Neither was Prince Ali Bin Hussein, a FIFA vice-president and an alternative to Blatter with some credibility even if commentators who should know better have dismissed him as “some Jordanian prince.”

Pele and Jerome Champagne. It's probable  a similar photo exists in Sepp Blatter's scrapbook.

China Must Bid For The World Cup (oh, and the U.S., too), says challenger to Blatter

A future FIFA must boost the sport in ‘developing’ nations with huge populations previously ‘neglected’ by the world governing body. Specifically: India, China, Indonesia, and the United States…

Sheik Mansour, NYCFC co-owner and Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE.

A New Team for MLS, Human Rights, & the Death Penalty

New York City FC will join MLS in 2015. The new team is a partnership between the New York Yankees and (major party) Manchester City FC, aka Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan from the United Arab Emirates. As these things tend to be, it is a complicated arrangement. The Empire Supporters Club, a fan […]