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FIFA to release reports in “appropriate form”; will not revisit World Cup vote

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced that the organization will release the findings of the report surrounding the 2018/22 World Cups, although the bidding process will not be revisited.

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Friday Kickoff: Club America receiving European offers for Layun; Balotelli apologizes following suspension; and more

Club America have been receiving transfer offers from European clubs regarding fullback Miguel Layun.

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FIFA to release reports in “appropriate form”; will not revisit World Cup vote

Blatter Qatar World Cup 2022 (photo by FIFA)

By RYAN TOLMICH

Following all of the outrage, criticism and downright resentment, FIFA is finally set to give the people what they want.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced Friday that the organization is set to release the report surrounding the 2018/22 World Cups in an “appropriate form” in the near future. The announcement comes just two days after the resignation of Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who commissioned the report.

“The FIFA Executive Committee unanimously agreed to ask the Adjudicatory Chamber of the independent Ethics Committee to publish the report in an appropriate form once the ongoing procedures against individuals are concluded,” Blatter said. “I am pleased they have agreed.

“It has been a long process to arrive at this point and I understand the views of those who have been critical. We have always been determined that the truth should be known.” Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Club America receiving European offers for Layun; Balotelli apologizes following suspension; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Miguel Layun’s role in leading Club America to Mexican soccer history may net the fullback a move back to Europe.

Club America sporting president Ricardo Pelaez admitted that the club has received offers from European sides attempting to acquire Layun, who captained America to the club’s record 12th title earlier this week.

“Offers have come in, but the right one hasn’t arrived,” Romano said. “We’re close, but not there.”

Layun previously spent time with Serie A’s Atalanta, where he made just two appearances before making his move to America.

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USWNT thrash Argentina, earn rematch against Brazil in tournament final

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Women’s National Team didn’t want to leave anything to chance.

Needing a big win to boost their goal difference in case of a tie on points with China, the USWNT routed Argentina, 7-0, in their group finale, earning a place in the tournament final. Christen Press scored four goals in the drubbing, with the other three coming from Carli Lloyd.

In her first start and cap for the USWNT, Alyssa Naeher became the seventh USWNT goalkeeper to have a shutout in their international debut.

The U.S. were confirmed to move on to the final after Brazil demolished China, 4-1, later in the evening, setting up a rematch between the hosts Brazil and the USA. Brazil defeated the USWNT last Sunday, 3-2, on the back of a Marta hat-trick.

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U-18 USMNT 2, U-18 Germany 1: Match Highlights

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Gall, Thompson lead U.S. U-20s past Honduras

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By DAN KARELL

In their penultimate preparation match ahead of the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championships, the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team came through with a win.

The U.S. U-20s defeated Honduras U-20s, 2-1, at the Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in the first of two friendly matches during this week-long camp for the U.S. Romain Gall opened the scoring in the 73rd minute before Tommy Thompson scored the eventual game winner two minutes later

Honduras U-20 winger Kevin Alvarez scored the lone goal for the hosts in second half stoppage time. Honduras face the USA once more on Sunday in the same stadium.

After missing the first game, Sunderland’s Lynden Gooch is set to arrive and join up with the squad on Friday.

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Sporting KC land Hungarian international forward Nemeth

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The offseason retooling for Sporting Kansas City now includes an interesting international move.

The club announced on Thursday that it has signed Hungary national team forward Kriztian Nemeth. The 25-year-old forward joins the club after most recently being at Netherlands’ second-division side Roda JC Kerkrade, and will occupy an international roster spot.

Nemeth, who stands at 5-foot-11, has made 15 appearances and scored one goal for Hungary since making his international debut in 2010.

“Krisztian is a player who has extensive experience playing in a 4-3-3 (system),” said Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes in a statement. “He also fits well in the overall model of play for Sporting Kansas City and we look forward to his adaptation.”

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