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SBI Friday Rewind: Las Vegas stadium deal likely kaput; FIFA decision coming on Qatar; and more

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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

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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.

New logo for MLS is rather interesting

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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.

Sepp Blatter

Friday Kickoff: Blatter calls FIFA ethics ‘exemplary'; Maradona regrets drug use; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

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.

Jerome Champagne To Run For FIFA Presidency Next Year

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Former French diplomat Jerome Champagne has announced his intention of challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency at next year's elections.

Last week, Blatter announced that he would seek a fifth term in office as the head of world football's governing body, citing ‘unfinished business' as the main reason to run for re-election.

Monday Evening Ticker: Champagne announces FIFA candidacy, Peru lines up friendly in USA; and more

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By DAN KARELL

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.

MLS interested in becoming first league to implement video review

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By RYAN TOLMICH

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.

Player announcement, counterattacking, Meulensten, Pfeffer scores again, Blake and Jamaica fall, much more

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Player announcement expected today. On the Union counterattack. More Muelensteen rumblings. Pfeffer scores in US U-20 draw with Argentina. ANdre Blake and Jamaica defeated by Canada. Much more.

The problem isn’t Sepp Blatter; it’s FIFA Within the...

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The problem isn't Sepp Blatter; it's FIFA

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.

Praise for Curtin, Unioners on TotW lists, power rankings, Blatter wants TV replays, Qatar, more

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Curtin praised for Union turnaround. Edu, Williams, MacMath, Casey named to Team of the Week lists. Blatter wants TV replay tested in 2015. Working condition researchers arrested in Qatar. More.

FIFA President Sep Blatter Confirms 5th Consecutive Presidential Run

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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.

Sepp Blatter Announces FIFA Plan To Trial Use Of TV Referral System During Football Matches

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By Chris Wright

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.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Trials For Television ‘Replay’ System

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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.

Monday Kickoff: Blatter confirms FIFA candidacy; Reus injures ankle; and more

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By DAN KARELL

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.

World Cup

Fifa World Rankings September 2014

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Fifa's World Rankings for August 2014 were published today at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. The Fifa World Rankings are now published on Thursday and not Wednesday as before.

New world champions Germany remain at the top of the Fifa pile followed by Argentina, Colombia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, and France and Switzerland

England remain in a lowly 18th place up slightly after beating Switzerland away in Euro 2016 qualification.

CONCACAF President Speaks Out Against FIFA And Racism At Soccerex

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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.

FIFA To Suggest Two Winter Kick-Off Dates For 2022 World Cup In Qatar

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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.

SBI Monday Rewind: Winter World Cup back on table; Albania beats Portugal in Euro qualifier; and more

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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 explore moving 2022 World Cup dates

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By DAN KARELL

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.

New Rules Needed To Safeguard Players Health On International Duty

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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.

Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season

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Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Thursday Carlos Bocanegra announced, he will be retiring from the game of soccer at the end of 2014 Major League Soccer season. Photo provided by ISI Photos.

The 35-year-old former U.

Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season

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Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Thursday Carlos Bocanegra announced, he will be retiring from the game of soccer at the end of 2014 Major League Soccer season. Photo provided by ISI Photos.

The 35-year-old former U.

USMNT vs. Czech Republic TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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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.

United States Men's National Team

FIFA World Rankings: USMNT 17th

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The USMNT move up to 17th in the September 2014 FIFA World Rankings, ahead of 18th-place England and third in CONCACAF. Read More

Klinsmann planning to call in USMNT’s best players, youngsters next month

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By FRANCO PANIZO

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.

Sak says no manager decision, Curtin’s mentor, new deal for Gaddis, NYRB win sends Union to 6th

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Sakiewicz says Union head coach search to resume after US Open final. Jim Curtin's mentor. Gaddis has a new contract. Red Bulls win drops Union to sixth. More.

The United States shut out and defeat the Czech Republic at Prague

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The United States shut out and defeat the Czech Republic at Prague - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jozy Altidore became the player that captain the USMNT to their first victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday at Prague. Photo provided by Czech News Agency.

FIFA Friendly

The USA beat the Czech Republic 1-0, in a physical match.

The United States shut out and defeat the Czech Republic at Prague

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The United States shut out and defeat the Czech Republic at Prague - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jozy Altidore became the player that captain the USMNT to their first victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday at Prague. Photo provided by Czech News Agency.

FIFA Friendly

The USA beat the Czech Republic 1-0, in a physical match.

OFFICIAL: Jozy Altidore to captain the U.S. Men’s National team against the Czech Republic on Wed.

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OFFICIAL: Jozy Altidore to captain the U.S. Men's National team against the Czech Republic on Wed. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jozy Altidore to captain the USMNT against the Czech Republic on Wed. at Prague. Photo provided by nydailynews.com.

The 24-year-old U.

Soccer News Roundup

Prepare for instant replay in soccer

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter is advocating trying out instant replay in soccer, starting at lower levels before eventually reaching the top. Read More

The international soccer calendar

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The international soccer calendar moves the first window following the World Cup to early September. Read More

The Rest

Here’s FIFA President Sepp Blatter With Your Ironic Moralising Tweet Of The Week…

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By Chris Wright

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.

Ranking fifa septiembre 2014 :: México es 16 en ranking

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Pos. Equipo Pts. +/- Pos
1 Alemania 1765 0
2 Argentina 1631 0
3 Colombia 1488 1
4 Países Bajos 1456 -1
5 Bélgica 1444 0
6 Brasil 1291 1
7 Uruguay 1243 -1
8 España 1228 -1
9 Francia 1202 1
10 Suiza 1175 -1
11 Portugal 1150 0
12 Chile 1100 0
13 Italia 1068 1
14 Grecia 1052 -1
15 Costa Rica 988 0
16 México 963 1
17 EEUU 936 1
18 Inglaterra 935 2
19 Croacia 928 -3
20 Argelia 926 4
21 Ecuador 889 0
22 Costa de Marfil 879 3
23 Rusia 875 0
24 Ucrania 855 -2
25 Bosnia y Herzegovina 851 -6
26 Rumanía 837 1
27 Dinamarca 833 -1
28 República Checa 812 7
29 Escocia 714 -1
29 Gales 714 12

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Portland Timbers post dramatic 4 to 2 win over CD Olimpia in Champions League home opener

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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.

Former EPFL Chief Executive Claims A Professional Club Is Run By ‘Criminals’

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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.

FIFA 15 – Stamford Bridge and New Chelsea Player Faces (Video)

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FIFA15 demo released on Xbox consoles

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Soccer gaming fans anxious to get a first real glimpse at FIFA15, now is your chance.

If you have an Xbox console, that is.

Electronic Arts released the demo for its highly-anticipated soccer video game in the United States and Europe on Tuesday, but did so on just the Xbox One and Xbox360.

Andrea Pirlo To Continue Playing International Soccer

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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.

And so it continues...

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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