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Brian Colella, RealClearSports

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Greg Cote, Miami Herald

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Jackie Kucinich, The Daily Beast

In the middle of 1989, suburban soccer dad Chuck Blazer had just lost his job, had no income, and was struggling with debt. But he did have a few things going for him: He was audac...(full article)

Just this week, Real Madrid released coach Carlo Ancelotti. And Ancelotti's crime? Finishing outside the top two in La Liga for the first time in a decade. Forget that in 2014 An...(full article)

On Wednesday morning, the United States Department of Justice and IRS laid out the charges against the 14 FIFA officials and related businessmen indicted in the FBI's probe into so...(full article)

The two F’s in FIFA, the acronym of soccer’s world governing body, stand officially for “federation” and “football,” although for years there ha...(full article)

And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news. The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s governing body and has p...(full article)

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