“Acts like the one carried out by Santos Laguna demonstrate the best qualities of our sport; the respect for rivals even in the most difficult moments, as after a defeat in an important finals match. For that reason, I’ve decided to recognize Club Santos Laguna, its players, coaches, administrators and executives for elevating the ideal of Fair Play and promoting this message of unity and respect to our region — a clear example to follow.” CONCACAF’s president Jeffrey Webb.
- Stoke take another point.
- MLS Wednesday.
- FIFA investigations.
- Liga MX playoffs.
- Euro places in the Premier League.
One by One, Those Atop FIFA Are Falling – from The NY Times’ Rob Hughes: But it happened on his watch.
After years battling injuries, San Jose Earthquakes’ Marcus Tracy takes “big mental step” in MLS debut – from MLSsoccer.com’s Geoff Lepper: “I’m incredibly happy for him,” Cronin said.
Americans lag in pay among highest-paid players – from Soccer America’s Paul Kennedy: MLS’s reluctance to break its salary structure means that most top Americans will move to a foreign club before they accept the top money paid by MLS clubs.
Anfield: the victims, the anger and Liverpool’s shameful truth – from The Guardian’s David Conn: The club have never publicly explained in detail what they did, and declined to answer the Guardian’s questions about their historic behaviour and current plans.
Focus on the Bundesliga Relegation Battle – Who is going down and who may avoid the drop? – from Bundesliga Fanatic’s Florian Tiemann: For this reason we have four teams which have to fight until the last minute.
Ajax legacy is safe in Frank de Boer’s hands – from BBC Sport’s Andy Brassell: De Boer was the life and soul, leading the songs and joyously brandishing the trophy at the centre of the group.
Red Bulls facing a logjam at goalkeeper – from The Newark Star-Ledger’s Frank Giase: That time is nearly here.
Juventus celebrate title, but coach Conte already planning major rebuild – from FourFourTwo’s Richard Whittle: Conte has actually overseen six more wins, putting the former midfielder on top of the coaching podium.
Dynamo enjoy satisfying start to rugged stretch – from The Houston Chronicle’s Joseph D’Hippolito: “We can take massive confidence from this into the next couple of games.”
Kamara happy to be back with Sporting KC – from The Kansas City Star’s Tod Palmer: “I went over there to really prove myself, live my dream and show that I can play in England,” Kamara said.
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