MADRID >> The Spanish league has taken legal action against the country’s soccer federation in an effort to get approval for a regular-season match in the United States. ASSOCIATED PRESS Barcelona players celebrate scoring their side’s first goal during a Group B Champions League soccer match between PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on Nov. 28. MADRID >> The Spanish league has taken legal action against the country’s soccer federation in an effort to get approval for a regular-season match in the United States. A Madrid commercial court said today the league filed a lawsuit accusing the Spanish soccer federation of unfair competition. The court said a decision is expected in two weeks, in time for the planned January match between Barcelona and Girona near Miami. The league confirmed it brought the matter to court but did not provide further details about the legal action. It said it is … [Read more...] about Spanish league sues soccer federation over match in U.S.
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The joint bid had been the front-runner for the 48-team tournament from the moment a North American coalition was first mooted two years ago, and there have been spells when it has looked like the only credible candidate.Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association president Doug Redmond has seen a World Cup game; that was in 1994, when the United States hosted the event alone and he took in a contest that involved Argentina and the great Diego Maradona."Hosting a FIFA World Cup is an extraordinary honor and privilege", said Steven Reed, President of Canada Soccer and Co-Chair of the United Bid, in a statement.The final match of the World Cup - a tournament held once every four years - is typically watched by more than 1 billion people on television worldwide, according to soccer's global governing body.United States soccer president Carlos Corderio said after his bid's success on Wednesday: "It's a bit emotional for us today".North America will host the 2026 World Cup."United States … [Read more...] about The United States, Mexico And Canada Will Host The 2026 World Cup
Buffalo-area soccer players rarely look forward to having a certain referee for a match, but Tom George has been an exception. An air of authority, an intimidating frame and a deep, booming voice make him a strong fit for the job, but his willingness to explain calls, calmly handle combustible situations and hustle to be in position set him a cut above. The 57-year-old is widely respected by players at all soccer levels, whether in college competition, the amateur Buffalo & District Soccer League or in the Western New York Junior Soccer League. But his plans to officiate summer soccer have been put on hold, as George was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma on Feb. 1. While cancer can humble even the toughest characters, George is prepared to fight with courage - and a touch of humor. Tom George, right, officiates a match between BSC Raiders (blue) and Queenston FC (yellow). (Courtesy of John Netter) ***** The diagnosis happened quickly. George accidentally whacked himself with a … [Read more...] about Popular local soccer referee Tom George battling rare lymphoma
The Mobile County Commission voted Tuesday to proceed with development of a soccer complex under discussion for at least six years. "I'm especially grateful to the people in the community who have been supportive through the whole process, for over the last six years, those of you who've been steadfast, who've kept the faith, who've believed that we could get there one day," said District 2 Commissioner Connie Hudson, who'd championed the effort through its ups and downs, including a seemingly conclusive defeat in 2016. "We're here ... This is a special day, and I'm just happy to be a part of it, and happy the county can work with you to make this happen. I know it's been needed for decades." The commission voted to approve the purchase of about 60 acres at the intersection of interstates 10 and 65 for $1.35 million, with an option to buy another 30 acres. It also approved a change to an engineering contract, giving Neel-Schaffer Inc. the added responsibility of some planning work for … [Read more...] about Mobile County Commission kicks off soccer complex