U.S. Soccer boss Carlos Cordeiro: No decision on Gold Cup after 2021

United States Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro said that no decision has been made on if the Gold Cup will continue after 2021.
"The Gold Cup is only legislated for this year and 2021, so it could go on but it may not happen," he said, according to The Athletic.
The tournament that pits CONCACAF nations -- composed of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean -- against each other every two years. The United States is primarily hosting the 2019 edition this summer in 15 venues...
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Expanded Club World Cup could replace Confederations Cup - Infantino

Real Madrid lifted the Club World Cup last year.
KOLKATA, India -- An expanded Club World Cup could replace the Confederations Cup as part of a revised calendar that FIFA will examine, president Gianni Infantino says.
Infantino told reporters after a FIFA council meeting on Friday that both club and international competitions will be reviewed as part of a revised calendar that FIFA will consider at their next council meeting in March.
The Club World Cup, played annually in December, features the winners of the six continental confederations'...
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Lessons of Mexico's summer: Patience with Osorio, lack of long-term depth

Herculez Gomez explains why criticism of Juan Carlos Osorio is harsh after Mexico's elimination in the Gold Cup semifinals.


It has been a long summer for El Tri and one that ultimately ended in disappointment, with a fourth-place finish at the Confederations Cup in Russia followed by a semifinal defeat to Jamaica at the Gold Cup last Sunday.

Mexico played a match every 3.6 days over three countries, winning nine times, drawing three games and losing four. There were 25 goals scored by El Tri and 17 conceded. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio was able to see 49 players in World Cup qualifying, friendlies, the Confederations...
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Mexico will not appeal FIFA suspension of coach Juan Carlos Osorio

Mexico will not appeal the six-game suspension of coach Juan Carlos Osorio, the national federation announced on Friday.
FIFA banned Osorio last week for protesting a controversial referee decision in the third-place game of the Confederations Cup, leaving the coach to watch the ongoing CONCACAF Gold Cup from a stadium suite.
But Mexico, which will play the complete six games at the Gold Cup if it reaches the final, will not push back against the punishment.
The Mexico Football Federation statement...
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Mexico legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco backs Osorio: 'I'll give him all my trust'

Mexico legends have lined up to criticize El Tri coach Juan Carlos Osorio after recent disappointing performances by the national team, but Cuauhtemoc Blanco is bucking the trend.
Blanco worked under Osorio with the Chicago Fire in 2007 and thinks the Colombian deserves full backing from the media and fans.
"I like him, you [the media] don't like his rotations, but I'll keep on defending him," Blanco told reporters on Sunday. "For me, he's a hard-working coach, a great person and the most important...
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Juan Carlos Osorio offers 'most sincere apologies' for Confed Cup actions

SAN DIEGO -- Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has apologized for his actions during Mexico's 2-1 loss to Portugal for Confederations Cup third place last Sunday.
Osorio was handed a six-game ban by FIFA for protesting a controversial referee decision near the end of the second half of extra-time.
"[I] offer [my] most sincere apologies to all those that felt offended or hurt by my behavior in the game against Portugal," said Osorio on Saturday, adding that he will do "everything possible" so that...
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Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gets six-match ban for Confed Cup protest

FIFA has announced that Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has been dealt a six-game suspension for protesting a controversial referee decision during Mexico's 2-1 loss to Portugal for Confederations Cup third place.
The ban means he will miss the Gold Cup. Mexico will have to play up to six games to retain the Gold Cup in the United States starting on Sunday when it debuts against El Salvador in San Diego.
Osorio was incensed when his team was not awarded a penalty against Portugal in their final Confed...
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Hugo Sanchez calls for Mexico to replace coach Juan Carlos Osorio

Mexico legend Hugo Sanchez has called on the Mexican soccer federation to replace El Tri head coach Juan Carlos Osorio as soon as possible.
Sanchez said on Tuesday that the Mexican national team needs a change while there is still time for a new coach to work ahead of Russia 2018, following El Tri's fourth-place finish at the Confederations Cup.
"We are only one year away from the start of the World Cup in Russia ... [The Confederations Cup] was a example of what we can expect [from Mexico]," said...
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Russia's oldest club has lived through tragedies but hopes for bright future

Oleg Larionov is nominally the stadium manager, but in many ways, his job is keeping Znamya Truda going.


Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Russia -- When Oleg Larionov thinks about a hot early summer's day in 2004, the memories come quickly, but the words themselves take longer to form. The visual part is easy: It was the last time Znamya Truda Stadium, the oldest in continuously occupied Russian territory, was packed to the rafters.


Describing the scene is harder. The citizens of Orekhovo-Zuyevo had come to mourn a tragedy, and nobody could quite predict how the rawest of emotions would manifest themselves.


"The...
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