Author Archives: Daniel Karell

Blazer accepted bribes for 1998, 2010 World Cup bids, Gold Cup media rights

In an unsealed guilty plea from Nov. 2013, former FIFA and CONCACAF executive Chuck Blazer admitted to taking bribes and kickbacks regarding multiple World Cup bidding processes and media rights for the Gold Cup. Continue reading »

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Jordan Morris added to USMNT squad

Jordan Morris has been called up to the U.S. Men’s National Team after competing with the U.S. U-23s at the Toulon Tournament. Continue reading »

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Andrea Pirlo linked with summer move to NYCFC

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has reportedly accepted an offer to join New York City FC this summer. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, MLS- New York City FC | 60 Comments

Sepp Blatter resigns from FIFA

In a stunning announcement, Sepp Blatter announced that he will step down, and that FIFA will hold an extraordinary congress to elect a new president. Continue reading »

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SBI U.S. U-20 Man of the Match: Rubio Rubin

U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team forward Rubio Rubin was a constant terror in the eyes of the New Zealand defense, leading to his selection as the SBI U.S. U-20 Man of the Match. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, U.S. Soccer, U.S. Under-20 National Team, U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-20 World Cup | 14 Comments

Tuesday Kickoff: FIFA statement on Valcke contradicts prior reports; Real Madrid eye Aguero; and more

FIFA have released a statement declaring that secretary general Jerome Valcke had no knowledge or $10 million in money transferred to CONCACAF that was meant for the South African FA. Continue reading »

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FIFA Ticker: Valcke identified as official involved in bribe transfers; CONCACAF bans Sanz; and more

The identity of a high ranking FIFA official who allegedly signed off and approved millions of dollars in transfers to then-CONCACAF president Jack Warner has reportedly been revealed. Continue reading »

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Thursday Kickoff: Blatter holds emergency meeting; Benitez to leave Napoli; and more

FIFA president Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting with the heads of all six FIFA confederations as they try to deal with the fall-out of the latest FIFA scandal. Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Featured, South American Soccer | 9 Comments