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FIFA lifts ban on public endorsements of 2026 World Cup bids

Published: February 23, 2018

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LONDON — A ban on voters publicly endorsing any 2026 World Cup bid has been lifted by FIFA in the face of criticism from football officials. The governing body last month ordered officials not to openly discuss the merits of either the joint Northern American bid, featuring the United States, Canada and Mexico, or the rival bid from Morocco. It led to Confederation of African Football President Ahmad to express frustration at being restricted from backing his continent’s bid


Hosting 2026 World Cup could bring $5 billion to North America

Published: February 9, 2018

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Hosting the 2026 World Cup could bring more than $5 billion in economic activity to North America, the committee hoping to win the tournament’s rights says. The United Bid Committee — made up of the soccer federations of the U.S., Mexico and Canada — said a study from the Boston Consulting Group found that the countries will earn $3-4 billion after factoring in the costs of hosting the tournament


Donovan remains as unconventional as ever

Published: January 19, 2018

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Un-retiring for the third time and signing for a club in Mexico is about as Landon Donovan as Landon Donovan can get.


WATCH: El Tri honors quake first responders in moving ceremony

Published: October 7, 2017

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While the United States sweats the details of their potential berth in Russia, Mexico’s had theirs sewn up for some time. [ USMNT-PANAMA: Match recap | Player ratings | 3 things ] The tension for El Tri has come off the pitch, where a 20-second, 7.


Jamaica stuns Mexico 1-0 to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final

Published: July 25, 2017

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After Kemar Lawrence ripped an exquisite shot over Mexico’s five-man wall and into the top corner for one of the biggest goals in Jamaican soccer history, the defender hushed his teammates and refused to celebrate. Lawrence scored on a clutch 24-yard free kick in the 88th minute, and Jamaica advanced to the final with a 1-0 upset victory over Mexico on Sunday night. “I think our guys were hungry,” Jamaica coach Theodore Whitmore said.


Jamaica’s best shot is stunner for Mexico

Published: July 25, 2017

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For a decade and a half, the U.S. and Mexico have been the region’s unchallenged soccer powers. The Americans have won the last three World Cup-qualifying tournaments, a competition Mexico leads this year


Gold Cup picks: USA to tip under-strength Mexico and in-form Costa Rica

Published: July 7, 2017

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USA and Mexico are co-favorites, Costa Rica are a trendy pick while minnows Curaçao and French Guiana could surprise in Concacaf’s biennial competition The United States’ Kellyn Acosta celebrates his goal in last week’s friendly against Ghana as Dom


Gold Cup preview: U.S. looks to reclaim crown

Published: July 7, 2017

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Bruce Arena called up a roster with plenty to prove, and the United States will get the chance to do so against Mexico and the rest of CONCACAF.


OnScene: ESPN FC’s Confederations Cup updates from Russia – final

Published: July 2, 2017

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ESPN FC is “OnScene” in Russia for the Confederations Cup.  And then there were two…


West Ham shift sights on Mexico star Javier Hernandez – sources

Published: July 1, 2017

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West Ham United are planning a move to bring former Manchester United striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez back to the Premier League, sources close to


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