Found October 25, 2012 on Philly Sports Live:
Lionel Messi of Argentina contests the ball against Landon Donovan & Michael Bradley in a 2011 match. Photo Courtesy of Zygos   A soccer tournament one hundred years in the making is coming to the United States.  Or is it? Surprise has been the order of the last two days in western-hemisphere soccer circle, as the Confederacion Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL), the governing body for soccer in South America announced Wednesday that it had finally reached an agreement with its opposite number to the north, the Confederation of North, Central American & Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) to stage a long rumored joint tournament in the United States in 2016.  Today however word came down from US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati that significant hurdles remain in organizing the tournament, and that no formal agreement had been reached. According to CONMEBOL the Copa America Centario would be held in venues across the United States in July 2016.  A celebration of...

Report: 2016 Copa America to Be Held in United States, Include U.S.A, Mexico, Other CONCACAF Teams

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Radamel Falcao and other leading lights of South American soccer will play meaningful games on United States soil. Copa America, the international soccer tournament tournament which crowns South America's champion, will be held in the U.S. in 2016, according to ESPN's Jorge Ramos. CONFIRMADO - Copa America 2016 en Estadios Unidos con 6 equipos de #CONCACAF...

Landon Donovan considering retiring

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The iconic player of the U.S. men's national team, Landon Donovan, said in an interview with ESPN that he currently is not sure that he will make it to the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, as he considers putting an end to his professional career in the near future. Donovan's doubts over his future in the game are nothing new. In recent interviews he has stressed that he does...

Messi hits twice as Barca smash Rayo

Lionel Messi scored twice to help Spanish leader Barcelona roll to a 5-0 win at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, as coach Tito Vilanova established the best start for a first-year coach in the 113-year history of the Catalan club. Cesc Fabregas set up David Villa's 20th-minute opener to put Barcelona on its way. Messi then scored his 16th and 17th goals in all competitions this season...

Donovan considering retirement

Landon Donovan may turn his back on Everton in order to go travelling and consider his future in football. The LA Galaxy and USA forward impressed during two loan spells at Goodison Park and is understood to have an open invitation to return. But Donovan is keen to take some time out of the game to reassess his priorities, with the 30-year-old striker warning he may even consider...

Ghana’s Waris Leads Messi, Ronaldo And Falcao In European Golden Shoe Hunt

Majeed Waris is rated top striker in Europe By Akyereko Frimpong Manson Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris is the best goalscorer in Europe, according to the European Golden Shoe statistics.  The BK Häcken hot-shot, 21, leads the way in the race for the European Golden Shoe, with 22 goals and 22 points. The points are calculated by multiplying the reputation of the league by the...

Free spirit Donovan eyes open road

LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan has thrown the prospect of another loan spell at Everton in doubt, saying he will...

Donovan Not Interested In Toffees Return

Landon Donovan may turn his back on Everton.

Trashorras: Iniesta, Xavi behind Messi success

Rayo Vallecano’s Roberto Trashorras feels Lionel Messi should thank Barcelona team-mates Andres Iniesta and Xavi for his phenomenal success. Messi...

Futre hails ´incredible´ Falcao

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Zamorano: Messi more complete than Ronaldo

Former Chile star Ivan Zamorano believes Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is a more complete player than Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo....
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