US Soccer has announced the possible pairings and hosts for the US Open Cup Semi-Final round. If the Fire defeat New York next Tuesday at Toyota Park they will advance into the semi-final round and face either the Richmond Kickers in Bridgeview or Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Park on August 30.
Paul on the Move
Midfielder Davis Paul has accepted an invite to train with the Seattle Sounders after being released by the Fire last week.
Mohamed Bin Hammam, president of the Asian Football Conference and one of the key players in Qatar’s winning bid for the 2022 World Cup is expected to face FIFA’s ethics committee on July 22 and claims he won’t go down without a fight. He’s apparently upset that he got busted while others continue to skate.
Speaking of getting busted, Jack Warner (possibly the most despicable character in a lot of loathsome snakes) denies that he voted for Qatar instead of the United States in 2022. His relationship and involvement with Bin Hammam in this latest scam lends some credence to the accusations.
As for Qatar and 2022…..check out this masterpiece of an idea.