Soccer Insider: U.S. men's national team

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 03/03/2011

FIFA makes no major changes to 2014 World Cup bids: CONCACAF again with 3 automatic slots, one playoff entry

CONCACAF, the region encompassing North and Central America and the Caribbean, will receive three automatic berths in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and send an additional team to a qualifying playoff -- no change from recent tournaments. The organization had been lobbying FIFA to eliminate the playoff stage and...

By Steve Goff  |  10:13 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Tuesday kickaround: CONCACAF Champions League, D.C. United, Julius James, Shalrie Joseph, USA tickets, Americans abroad, TV listings

*The CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series between MLS foes Real Salt Lake and Columbus Crew concludes tonight (10 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel, Galavision) at Rio Tinto Stadium. The first leg finished scoreless. Kickoff conditions: 37 degrees and clear. Previews from the Salt Lake Tribune and Columbus Dispatch. *D.C. United...

By Steve Goff  |  08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)