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IFAB will consider use of video replay for referees on trial basis; Dutch Cup ready to run pilot program

Time to test video replay in soccer? Rules makers actually considering pilot program
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The International Football Association Board, the body which sets the fundamental laws of the sport, is set to discuss the adoption – on a trial basis – of video replays to assist referees when it meets in Northern Ireland this week.

FIFA task force officially backs November-December timeline for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Winter World Cup: FIFA task force backs Nov.-Dec. window in Qatar
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It is all but guaranteed now that the 2022 World Cup will be held in winter and not the summer.

Club América president Ricardo Pelaez hints at desire to see Ventura Alvarado choose Mexico over USMNT

América president hints at desire to see Alvarado play for El Tri over USMNT
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Ventura Alvarado, Club America

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico – With speculation building over the international future of Mexico and USMNT eligible center back Ventura Alvarado, Club América sporting president Ricardo Peláez has weighed in.

Pretemporada Al Día | 20 de febrero: Érick "Cubo" Torres a Houston en marzo y Seattle Sounders recibirá a Xolos

Érick "Cubo" Torres a Houston en marzo y Seattle Sounders recibirá a Xolos
Pretemporada Al Día
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American Exports: Everton's Tim Howard sets record for most wins by US goalkeeper in UEFA competitions

Exports: Everton's Howard becomes winningest US 'keeper in UEFA competitions
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Tim Howard, Everton

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AMSTERDAM – Tim Howard became the winningest American netminder of all-time in UEFA cup competition on Thursday night, following a 4-1 lesson taught by Everton to Europa League Round-of-32 hosts Young Boys Bern.

The Toffees backstop posted his 21st victory, combining his Champions League and Europa League/UEFA Cup exploits, putting him one ahead of Tottenham veteran Brad Friedel. The Swiss side did not make it easy on Howard & Co., forcing seven saves and three cross captures out of the American.

Michael Barrios llegaría a FC Dallas procedente de Uniautónoma FC, aseguró el club barranquillero

Michael Barrios llegaría a FC Dallas procedente de Uniautónoma FC

Michael Barrios, Uniautónoma FC

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Canada announces March friendlies against Guatemala and Puerto Rico

Canada announces March friendlies vs. Guatemala, Puerto Rico
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With massive World Cup qualifying and Gold Cup matches ahead of them this summer, the Canadian men’s national team will be playing their final warm-up contests against a pair of CONCACAF opponents.

Benito Floro’s side will face Guatemala on March 27 (4:30 pm ET kickoff) at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before jetting to the Caribbean for a match against Puerto Rico on March 30 (6:30 pm ET kickoff), the Canadian Soccer Association announced on Thursday.

Pretemporada Al Día | 19 de febrero: Alajuelense espiaría al DC United previo a su duelo de cuartos de final en Champions League

Pretemporada Al Día | 19 de febrero: Alajuelense espiaría al DC United previo a su duelo de cuartos de final en Champions League
Pretemporada Al Día
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Jairo Arrieta, DC United

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Report: FIFA to move 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November, December schedule

Report: FIFA to move 2022 World Cup to November, December schedule
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Qatar - World Cup 2022

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Prepare to circle your calendars, folks. The 2022 World Cup will reportedly soon have a finalized schedule.

US Soccer: No pre-Gold Cup friendly with Australia is scheduled

USMNT vs. Australia on July 3? Not so fast, says US Soccer
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An Australian media report has renewed speculation this week that the US national team will meet the Socceroos in a friendly during the USMNT's preparations for the Gold Cup in July.

FourFourTwo's Australia edition reported on Monday that the USMNT could host their Southern Hemisphere counterparts on July 3, citing a schedule graphic shown by Fox Sports on Sunday. But the information is inaccurate, according to US Soccer Federation officials.

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