24/12/09 Retractable roof to be installed on 2010 Olympic Stadium after Winter Games won’t be ready until July 2011, so Vancouver Whitecaps will debut at historic venue. Portland Timbers plan PGE Park revamp. WFI’s Bob Mackin reports from Vancouver.
11/12/09 Montreal Impact are poised to become Major League Soccer’s 19th team… North American soccer leagues in talks with U.S. federation… Canadian FA approves budget and appoints national team coach.
8/12/09 MLS commissioner Don Garber and U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati tell WFI that the domestic league is in great shape and enthusiasm for football has never been higher.
23/11/09 England star David Beckham misses out on winning his first piece of silverware with the LA Galaxy but looks ahead to investing in a future MLS franchise… top accolade for U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati.
18/11/09 Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber on the Seattle Sounders success, expansion plans and the growing attraction of the league in the U.S.
12/11/09 England and LA Galaxy star David Beckham says coach Bruce Arena deserves 2009 MLS Coach of the Year award… new soccer league could kick off in North America in April.
7/27/09 FIFA President Sepp Blatter ends his four-day visit to the U.S. with an invitation to President Barack Obama to attend next year’s World Cup in South Africa.
Leaders in Football, the International Business Summit taking place at Chelsea on 7th and 8th October 2009, is proud to announce that Danny Jordaan, CEO of the South Africa World Cup 2010 organising committee will be speaking at the event. Jordaan will be discussing the progress made and lessons learnt from hosting the Confederations Cup
Protecting the autonomy of football from government interference and a move that could spell the end of football at the Olympics are among the agenda items for FIFA as it holds its annual congress for the first time in The Bahamas.