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  • Seeking its seventh straight World Cup berth, the U.S. travels to Jamaica on June 7, plays Panama four days later in Seattle and then faces Honduras in Salt Lake City on June 18.

    In this April 3, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan controls the ball during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Monterrey in Carson, Calif. Donovan has been left off the 29-man U.S. roster for a training camp ahead of a trio of World Cup qualifiers next month.
    LAST UPDATE : May 16, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT
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  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham from England, left, and Paris Saint Germain's midfielder Marco Verratti from Italy, right, arrive to attend the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Valenciennes, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, May 5, 2013.

    The 38-year-old Englishman recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain.

    LAST UPDATE : May 16, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT
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  • Arsenal's Lukas Podolski, No. 9, second right, heads the ball to score a goal against Wigan Athletic during their English Premier League soccer match at Arsenal's Emirates stadium in London, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

    Wigan became the first team to win the FA Cup and get relegated in the same season, losing 4-1 at Arsenal on Tuesday and ending its eight-year stay in the Premier League.

    LAST UPDATE : May 14, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT
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  • FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter speaks during AFC conference at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Thurday, May 2, 2013. Sheik Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain won a landslide victory to be elected president of the Asian Football Confederation on Thursday, replacing longtime rival Mohamed bin Hammam. A half hour later, he also won the vote for the vacant seat on FIFA's executive committee, inflicting defeat on Qatar World Cup organizing chief Hassan Al Thawadi, taking 28 votes against 18 for his rival. Bla

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will protest to Italian soccer authorities over a decision to only fine Roma the equivalent of $65,000 after their fans racially abused AC Milan players.

    LAST UPDATE : May 14, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT
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  • Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson, center, lifts the premier league trophy after his last home game in charge of the club, their English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City, at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday May 12, 2013.

    As red-and-white ticker tape flew into the rainy sky above Old Trafford, a beaming Alex Ferguson hoisted up the Premier League trophy for a 13th and final time.

    LAST UPDATE : May 12, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT
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  • This is a Saturday May 14, 2011 file photo of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson as he celebrates after Manchester United won the English Premier League at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England . Alex Ferguson is retiring at the end of the season it was announced Wednesday May 8, 2013, bringing a close to a trophy-filled career of more than 26 years at Manchester United that established him as the most successful coach in British football history.

    Manchester United, which is owned by the American Glazer family and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, did not immediately announce a successor.

    LAST UPDATE : May 08, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT
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  • A mourner light candles at a makeshift memorial before a news conference by the family to discuss the death of Ricardo Portillo, who passed away after injuries he sustained after an assault by a soccer player at a soccer game he was refereeing on April 27, in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

    Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching Ricardo Portillo, 46, after he called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card.

    LAST UPDATE : May 06, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT
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  • Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho from Portugal gestures as he leaves the stadium following a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico de Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 27, 2013.

    Real Madrid's Champions League campaign had just ended in defeat when Jose Mourinho spotted an opportunity to send a message.

    LAST UPDATE : May 01, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT
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