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US Senators want FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia

13 US Senators write FIFA's Blatter to ask for vote on moving 2018 World Cup out of Russia
Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Thirteen U.S. Senators asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018 World Cup out of Russia because of what they call that country's "ongoing violations of the territorial integrity of Ukraine."

US Senators want FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia

13 US Senators write FIFA's Blatter to ask for vote on moving 2018 World Cup out of Russia
Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Thirteen U.S. Senators asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018 World Cup out of Russia because of what they call that country's "ongoing violations of the territorial integrity of Ukraine."

No British soccer teams will play at Olympics in Rio

Britain scraps plans to have soccer teams at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
The Associated Press

LONDON - Britain will not have soccer teams at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because the English Football Association failed to gain support from the other three federations.

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are against united British teams, saying they risk their independence within FIFA.

The English FA have confirmed that the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish associations were informed of the decision to scrap plans for a British team on Monday.

Real Salt Lake beats Toronto FC on late goal

Jordan Allen scores late goal, Real Salt Lake beats Toronto FC 2-1
The Associated Press

SANDY, Utah - Toronto FC wasn't blaming the absence of key players for their loss against Real Salt Lake on Sunday.

Playing without Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley, who are both away with the United States national team, TFC dropped a 2-1 decision after allowing a late goal by Jordan Allan.

"I think we did well for the majority of the game and I think we had them in a good position," said Toronto forward Robbie Findley. "But we had our chances and it was just the way it ended."

Allen scored in the 89th minute as Real Salt Lake picked up its first win of the season.

Apology for wrong anthem for El Salvador

Sorry: Wrong anthem greets El Salvador team before soccer game in Washington
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Organizers of a soccer match in the U.S. capital apologized to El Salvador on Sunday for playing the wrong national anthem before an exhibition game against Argentina.

Salvadoran team members looked confused when what was supposed to their anthem blared from loudspeakers at FedEx Field on Saturday night. Several slowly dropped their hands from their chests. Many of the Salvadorans in the crowd whistled in disgust.

US women's goalie Solo starts blog, says she's in therapy

US women's goalie Hope Solo starts blog, recounts her suspension and says she's in therapy
Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press

U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says she used her 30-day suspension from the squad to "reassess my life and career" and has entered therapy.

Solo launched a personal blog this week to share thoughts about herself and the national team as it prepares for the 2015 World Cup in Canada.

Solo was suspended by U.S. Soccer in January after her husband, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, was arrested on drunken driving charges while driving a federation van. The incident came shortly after domestic violence charges against Solo had been dismissed.

Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season

Veteran Chelsea captain John Terry signs season-long contract extension
The Associated Press

LONDON - Captain John Terry will be at Chelsea for at least one more season after earning a contract extension in recognition of his enduring value to the team.

The 34-year-old Terry remains one of Chelsea's most consistent and influential players, helping Jose Mourinho's team establish a six-point lead at the top of the English Premier League.

"This new contract is not to say, 'Thank you very much,'" Mourinho said on Thursday. "It is because John continues to perform. He is a top defender."

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