It's a fierce fightfor the remaining expansion slot up for grabs in Major League Soccer, and it looks like Las Vegas may have to bow out. Reports out of Sin City indicate a plan to build an MLS stadium there will not get approval from the city council. If it is rejected when it comes up for a vote next month, that will likely mean a knockout for the Las Vegasbid for an MLS team.
The new Major League Soccer Logo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On Thursday Major League Soccer announced, that their clubs will all be able to take part with the new logo, as the symbol colors will adjust to the teams colors. Photo provided by Major League Soccer and USA Today.
On Thursday Major League Soccer announced, that their clubs will all be able to take part with the new logo, as the symbol colors will adjust to the teams colors.
I posted this over at BigDSoccer.com, thought it was worth brining over here as well.
There had been whispers of a new MLS logo for some time. I believe I was told two years ago that the league was looking into a re-brand that would likely happen before too long. It turned out that the league wisely waited for a new logo to be reveal before their 20th season.
Despite all of thecontroversy in recent years, Sepp Blatter feels that FIFAhave a pretty good grasp on ethics.
The FIFA president spoke in Zurich Friday at the World Summit for Ethics in Sports, and the 78-year-old revealed that he believes that FIFA have "exemplary ethics" due to the two-part independent ethics committee the governing body instituted in 2011.
Sepp Blatter will have at least one challenger in the next FIFA presidential elections.
Former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne wrote on his campaign website that he intends to run for FIFA president in the 2015 elections, against one Sepp Blatter. Champagne has contacted all 209 federations to tell them that he'll be a candidate.
With technology becoming a bigger part of the game on a worldwide level, MLS islooking to become the first league to test out in-game video reviews.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced his support for a review system earlier this week in what commissioner Don Garber called "music to my ears", as MLS has informed FIFA of its interest in being the first professional league to implement the new system.
Within the murky waters that surround the FIFA executive committee wherever it roams, there was a bright moment three years ago when Sepp Blatter, in the midst of campaigning for a fourth-term as president of FIFA, vowed that if elected, he would not seek a fifth term.
Current FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has announced his bid for re-election, after first being elected as president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 1998 Blatter has served four consecutive terms for the past 18 years. Although Blatter hinted that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil would be his last, he recently announced his return to the FIFA presidential candidacy Monday in a pre-recorded interview shown at the SoccerEx conference.
Speaking via video link at the Soccerex conference in Manchester earlier today, football's dear leader Sepp Blatter firstannounced his intention to run (unopposed, more than likely) for a fifth term as FIFA president as "his mission is not finished" insert your own punchline here.
Speaking at Manchester's Soccerex, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced plans to introduce a TV trial which would allow coaches to challenge referee decisions. The 'replay' system would be similar to the ones used in the NFL, tennisand Major League Baseball.
"They [coaches] have the right in the half, twice or once, to challenge a refereeing decision but only when the game is stopped," Blatter said.
Sepp Blatter has made the news official. He's running for a fifth term.
Despite promising in the run up to the 2011 FIFA presidential election that it would be his last, Blatter has unsurprisingly decided to run again for FIFA's highest office, where he is almost surely a shoe-in to win again in next year's elections.
At the Soccerex Global Convention held Tuesday September 9th, CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb spoke out against FIFA and racism, calling for a complete overhaul of FIFA's governing bodies. Following several controversies after the announcement of Russia and Qatar being selected as future sites for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively, Webb stated "With all due respect, I don't think FIFA has done a great job communicating its message over the years and its image and public perception is affecting the game.
During a press conference held on Monday, FIFA suggested two alternative dates for a winter kick-off for the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar. The official dates suggested are November/December 2022 or January/February 2022. The talks to have a World Cup take place in the winter instead of the traditional June-August format comes from the sweltering heat during Qatar's summer months, where the average temperature reaches 120°F in most places with the lows around 86°F.
It seemed that detractors had successfully persuaded FIFA away from serious consideration of holding the 2022 World Cup in winter. At least until Monday. FIFA is again exploring the possibility of a World Cup kicking off in January or November of 2022 in Qatar, assigning its task force Monday to give the schedule change full consideration.
FIFA is ready to talk about a winter World Cup once again.
A FIFA task force assembled by the FIFA Exexucitve Committee to "assess options for the international match calendar 2018-2024″ met on Monday in Zurich, Switzerland. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the main topic of discussion was the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and more specifically, whether to move it away from the usual time frame in June/July to either January/February or November/December.
The tug-and-pull situation the world's top soccer players find themselves in is an enviable one for 99% of the sport's players. These players have to balance between playing for their employer club and representing their country at the international level and, depending on the nation's success, the competition for both can be equally as fierce.
You thought the USMNT was done for the year after the World Cup? Nope! FIFA demands games! This is your gamethread as Klinsi's very young, experimental squad takes on an experienced but largely domestic-based Czech team.
After 2013's barrage of qualifiers and this summer's World Cup, I have a confession to make: I'm not really sure I see the point of FIFA having a friendly date on their calendar at this point.
MLS clubsmight still be jockeying for playoff positioning next month when FIFA's October internationaldates roll around, but that will not stop U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann from summoning his best players.
Coming in the wake of the news thatFIFA ethics judgeJoachim Eckert is hoping to deliver a verdict in the ongoingWorld Cup bidding corruption case by November, Our Dear Leader has assured everything that all is well and that the good fight is continuing to be fought on our behalves.
The Portland Timbers were hosting their first ever CONCACAF Champions League fixture when CD Olimpia from Honduras visited Providence Park for a group stage match. Olimpia currently lead the group after two wins over Alpha United, but the visitors fell behind early via goals from Maximiliano Urruti and Will Johnson.
Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Emanuel Medeiros claimed that a professional football club in Europe is being run by "criminals"; Medeiros is the former chief executive of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL).
"I believe there is a professional club in a professional league in Europe that is being run by criminals.
In a summer which has seen the international retirements of Frank Lampard, Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso and Franck Ribery; Italian great Andrea Pirlo has announced that he will continue on with the Italian national team for another year.
The 35-year-old midfielder told Gazzetta TV that he had been considering retirement, but changed his mind following a conversation with Italian coach Antonio Conte.
How much is enough to feign the slightest sign of concern about your Qatar World Cup, FIFA? The world needs to get over this more money = more freedom sickness. Preferably well before 2022.- Greg Seltzer