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"A total of 78.5 percent of respondents say they want a piece of Copa Libertadores action with three of those managers seeking a schedule change to go with entry into the premier South American competition for clubs."'s Simon Borg on results from an anonymous MLS coaches poll. 

Other Sources

TFC earns draw in first leg of CONCACAF Champions League semis - from The Toronto Globe and Mail's Paul Attfield: Goals, red cards, ill will and head butts were the order of the day at BMO Field Wednesday night....

Portland Timbers look to reverse slow starts - from The Oregonian's Geoffrey C Arnold: "You can't come out flat."

Success for RSL 'comes down to what we do,' not what tactics it faces - from The Salt Lake Tribune's Michael C. Lewis: and his team did, in fact, control possession for most of the game.

Union coach Nowak taken aback by Le Toux discussion - from The Delaware County Times' Christopher A. Vito: Meanwhile, the Whitecaps are one of the hottest teams in Major League Soccer.

Lucky breaks even themselves out - Sir Alex Ferguson - from BBC Sport: "Every club gets good breaks, bad breaks."

Classic FA Cup semi-final derbies bring back the true glory of the illustrious event - from The Telegraph's Henry Winter: the Cup is so much more than a sepia-printed celebration of English footballing traditions.

Pearce acts as if he is the man to lead England at the Euros - from The Daily Mail's Matt Lawton: Pearce appears to be growing into the role.

Champions League goalless draw gives Milan hope for Barcelona leg - from The Guardian's Richard Williams: "and it will do a lot for their self-confidence and a belief in their ability to take the next step."

Spanish rivalry is richest feast I have known - from The Evening Standard's Patrick Barclay: You never know.

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@SeppBlatter - Joseph S Blatter: I hope my ExCo colleagues share my enthusiasm for reform.


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