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Neshaminy Bar to host FIFA tournament for Schools for Salone

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Today at noon, Neshaminy Creek Brewing will host a FIFA 15 tournament to raise money for Schools for Salone, a charity that works to rebuild schools in Sierra Leone. You may be familiar with the organization as a result of the advocacy of Kei Kamara and Michael Lahoud, who have supported the charity for years.

Off to Toronto, Union U16s fall in Development Academy semis, US readies for Cuba, more

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Union face Toronto on Saturday. Union U-16s defeated in US Soccer Development Academy semifinals. West Chester United in Werner Fricker Open Cup semis today. MLS players ratify CBA. US faces Cuba in Gold Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. More news.

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Michel Platini’s candidacy for FIFA President hurt by connections to Qatar

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The onetopic that unites almost every segment of the soccerworld is the need to reformits governing body, FIFA.Unfortunately, the man who is ringing in the changes, one Michel Platini—who officially announced his candidacy Wednesday, has a murky past. He voted for Qatar in the bidding for the 2020 World Cup, and worked closely with former France President Nicolas Sarkozy to help use his influence to Qatar win the vote in exchange for Qatar purchasing $7 billion worth of French fighter jets.

Michel Platini’s candidacy for FIFA President hurt by connections to Qatar

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The onetopic that unites almost every segment of the soccerworld is the need to reformits governing body, FIFA.Unfortunately, the man who is ringing in the changes, one Michel Platini—who officially announced his candidacy Wednesday, has a murky past. He voted for Qatar in the bidding for the 2020 World Cup, and worked closely with former France President Nicolas Sarkozy to help use his influence to Qatar win the vote in exchange for Qatar purchasing $7 billion worth of French fighter jets.

Sepp Blatter

Barnetta! Nogs out at least 3-4 weeks, McCarthy named USOC Player of the Round, more

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Union land Tranquillo Barnetta. Nogueira out at least 3-4 weeks. John McCarthy named US Open Cup Player of the Round. All-Stars win. More news.

Michel Platini Confirms He Will Stand For FIFA Presidency To ‘Give FIFA Back The Dignity It Deserves’

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By Chris Wright

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"You come at the king, you better not miss"

UEFA's grand poobah Michel Platini has confirmed he plans to stand against Sepp Blatter as a candidate for the FIFA presidency at the magnificently named Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich next February.

FIFA: Sepp Blatter Deserves To Win A Nobel Prize, So Says Vladimir Putin

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By Chris Wright

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Sepp Blatter has received a Nobel Prize endorsementfrom the one person left on the planet who still views the FIFA presidentas a morally upstanding, above board, straight-laced kind of fellow that personbeingRussian overlord Vladimir Putin.

John Oliver describes Blatter and Putin as a ‘vortex of concentrated evil’ [VIDEO]

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FIFA and Sepp Blatter was the topic yet again for a segment on the hit HBO show 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.'

During Sunday night's show, John Oliver tackled the topics of Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin standing on the stage together at the FIFA World Cup preliminary draw, and Jeffrey Webb paying for his $10 million bond with a Ferrari, 10 properties and 5 Rolex watches.

John Oliver describes Blatter and Putin as a ‘vortex of concentrated evil’ [VIDEO]

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FIFA and Sepp Blatter were the topics yet again for a segment on the hit HBO show 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.'

During Sunday night's show, John Oliver tackled the topics of Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin standing on the stage together at the FIFA World Cup preliminary draw, and Jeffrey Webb paying for his $10 million bond with a Ferrari, 10 properties and 5 Rolex watches.

“Definitely sad”: Reaction to the Williams trade, Union face DC, USA-Panama at PPL on Saturday, more

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Reaction to Sheanon Williams trade. Union prepares for DC. USA-Panama at PPL Park on Saturday. Valcke to step down. More news.

Will Jeffrey Webb and Aaron Davidson try to bring down US Soccer in their plea deals?

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It's difficult to conceive that US Soccer President Sunil Gulati and USSF CEO Flynn had no inkling of CONCACAF corruption. Gulati regularly would have been in contact with Blazer, Warner and Jeffrey Webb, who succeeded Jack Warner as CONCACAF President.

In the meantime, CONCACAF's dirty deals were mostly being hatched on American soil, with US Soccer at least in theory a direct beneficiary.

Will Jeffrey Webb and Aaron Davidson try to bring down US Soccer in their plea deals?

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It's difficult to conceive that US Soccer President Sunil Gulati and USSF CEO Flynn had no inkling of CONCACAF corruption. Gulati regularly would have been in contact with Blazer, Warner and Jeffrey Webb, who succeeded Jack Warner as CONCACAF President.

In the meantime, CONCACAF's dirty deals were mostly being hatched on American soil, with US Soccer at least in theory a direct beneficiary.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Dolla dolla bills, y'all

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DCU, USMNT, CONCACAF, NASA–wait, what?

There is something really annoying about having a cold during a heat advisory.

Let's just get to some links, shall we, and I'll try not to sneeze over all of them.

D.C. United CCL Opponent Facing Possible Disqualification - Black And Red United
Because their stadium might have inadequate lighting.

Just another magic Monday - Part Deux

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Here is the full skinny from the event in Switzerland, and despite talk that old Sepp did not understand how quitting works, the eventual news at the press conference was more yummy goodness. I feel like we should all go get gelato to celebrate. - Greg Seltzer

Andrew Jennings calls for revolution to oust Sunil Gulati from US Soccer

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Investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has called for a revolution within American soccer to oust US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati and USSF CEO Dan Flynn from office.

Jennings, whospoke in front of the US Senate panel hearing last Wednesday on the issue of corruption in international soccer, was interviewed on Soccer Morning this morning.

Andrew Jennings calls for revolution to oust Sunil Gulati from US Soccer

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Investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has called for a revolution within American soccer to oust US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati and USSF CEO Dan Flynn from office.

Jennings, whospoke in front of the US Senate panel hearing last Wednesday on the issue of corruption in international soccer, was interviewed on Soccer Morning this morning.

Losses in Toronto, salary info, USMNT tops Cuba, FIFA election date set, more

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Marquez and Wenger injured in Toronto loss. Union salary numbers. Reading United misses playoffs for first time since 2007. US to face Jamaica in GC semis. FIFA election in February. More.

Just another magic Monday...

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Sepp Blatter, the head clown at FIFA, got a surprising welcome to his press conference today. You cannot quite hear what British comedian Simon Brodkin is saying, but it had something to do with initiating a World Cup bid for 2026. ABC US News | World News - Greg Seltzer

Comedian throws cash at Sepp Blatter to disrupt FIFA press conference [VIDEO]

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At today's FIFA press conference, an English comedian disrupted the event by throwing money at Sepp Blatter before being whisked away by security.

The comedian, Simon Brodkin, said, ""This is for North Korea, 2026."

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Comedian throws cash at Sepp Blatter to disrupt FIFA press conference [VIDEO]

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At today's FIFA press conference, an English comedian disrupted the event by throwing money at Sepp Blatter before being whisked away by security.

The comedian, Simon Brodkin, said, ""This is for North Korea, 2026."

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Do not let Sepp Blatter be the one to reform FIFA.

Sepp Blatter Pelted With Money As Prankster Lee Nelson Gatecrashes FIFA Press Conference (Photos & Video)

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By Chris Wright

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Sepp Blatter was briefly interrupted while garbling on at hisFIFA press conference this afternoon when British comedian (and we use that term incredibly loosely) Lee Nelson usurped the FIFA president by bombarding him with money.

Watch FIFA’s ExCo Meeting press conference at 9am ET [LIVESTREAMING]

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will participate in a press conference today in Zurich, which will be streamed live beginning at 9am ET.

The extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee meeting is taking place today. During the meeting, the agenda for the elective Congress will be finalized and approved.

Watch FIFA’s ExCo Meeting press conference at 9am ET [LIVESTREAMING]

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will participate in a press conference today in Zurich, which will be streamed live beginning at 9am ET.

The extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee meeting is taking place today. During the meeting, the agenda for the elective Congress will be finalized and approved.

US Soccer

Soccer News: The USMNT vs Mexico for the Confederations Cup

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The soccer news has Mexico's Gold Cup win and attention quickly shifting to the Confederations Cup playoff in October. Read More

US Soccer needs to be held accountable if it knew about Chuck Blazer corruption

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The United States is a country that stands for freedom, with a hands-off, free market economy. So much so, in fact, that many a rich person has built their fortune using the rather unimposing economic principles that govern our system. It is also a playground for the robber baron, a place where the con artist can try to pull the wool over eyes long enough to amass his haul, with the hope that he can escape to safe sanctuary before the wolves knock at the door.

US Soccer needs to be held accountable if it knew about Chuck Blazer corruption

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The United States is a country that stands for freedom, with a hands-off, free market economy. So much so, in fact, that many a rich person has built their fortune using the rather unimposing economic principles that govern our system. It is also a playground for the robber baron, a place where the con artist can try to pull the wool over eyes long enough to amass his haul, with the hope that he can escape to safe sanctuary before the wolves knock at the door.

Soccer News: USMNT against Jamaica

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With the USMNT in action, the Wednesday soccer news update focuses on the Gold Cup, FIFA reform, and homegrown players in the Premier League. Read More

US Soccer’s prior knowledge of FIFA’s criminal wrongdoing raises more questions than answers

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I'm always surprised when I hear stories about how some people never knew that their closest friends were involved in corruption. In the modern world, let's forget about soccer for a second, how can you NOT know something is going on right next to you with the amount of information that is available to us all?

US Soccer’s prior knowledge of FIFA’s criminal wrongdoing raises more questions than answers

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I'm always surprised when I hear stories about how some people never knew that their closest friends were involved in corruption. In the modern world, let's forget about soccer for a second, how can you NOT know something is going on right next to you with the amount of information that is available to us all?

Soccer News: The Gold Cup in Baltimore

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The USMNT Gold Cup quarterfinal gets attention from the media in Friday's soccer news with the game on Saturday in Baltimore. Read More

Choice quotes from US Senate panel hearing into soccer corruption

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On Wednesdayin Washington D.C.,the US Senate panel hearingtook place into corruption in international soccer chaired by the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security.

Those in attendance were investigative journalist and filmmaker Andrew Jennings, Dan Flynn, CEO and secretary-general of the U.

Choice quotes from US Senate panel hearing into soccer corruption

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On Wednesdayin Washington D.C.,the US Senate panel hearingtook place into corruption in international soccer chaired by the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security.

Those in attendance were investigative journalist and filmmaker Andrew Jennings, Dan Flynn, CEO and secretary-general of the U.

England Scotland

Analyzing Ireland’s slump over the last decade

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The Republic of Ireland football team have slowly but surely regressed over the last decade, a lucky qualification for Euro 2012 had covered up many cracks in the system but two consecutive (potential) fourthplace finishes in qualifying and currently sitting 52ndin the somewhat flawed FIFA rankings isn't good reading for the Boys in Green.

Analyzing Ireland’s slump over the last decade

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The Republic of Ireland football team have slowly but surely regressed over the last decade, a lucky qualification for Euro 2012 had covered up many cracks in the system but two consecutive (potential) fourthplace finishes in qualifying and currently sitting 52ndin the somewhat flawed FIFA rankings isn't good reading for the Boys in Green.

The Rest

Soccer News: MLS nostalgia

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The 2015 MLS All-Star Game carried with it a wave of nostalgia for the early days of the league in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

FIFA Corruption Exhibition To Open, Rather Fittingly, At National Museum Of Organized Crime

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By Chris Wright

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A museum exhibition centred around the current corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is to go on display in Las Vegas in September.

Rather fittingly, the permanent installation is to go on display at the city'sNational Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement informally known as 'The Mob Museum'.

Soccer News: Garber at the All-Star Game

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Tuesday's soccer news has MLS commissioner Don Garber holding a media session and UEFA president Michel Platini considering FIFA. Read More

Soccer News: Donovan in Sacramento

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Landon Donovan meets with Sacramento's mayor and Republic ownership more issues for FIFA in Friday's soccer news update. Read More

FIFA plays its waiting game

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FIFA politics continues as usual with the organization pushing its presidential election to the end of February. Read More