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Confederations Cup 2013: Samba Partners (plus more CCL qualifying)

Let’s say you find yourself on CONCACAF’s negotiating team for the 2016 Copa América. You know that CONMEBOL primarily have financial gain in mind with their scheme to host this centennial edition in the US, and that they need your cooperation to make it happen. To be fair, they will …


CCL 2013-14 Qualifiers: Comparative Playoffs

Class, here are the two cases we will consider today: In Country A, the league playoffs are set up as home-and-away series from the quarterfinals on (with the exception of the Final). This year, with only one exception, the higher seed has been eliminated every time. In Country B, the …


If FAS Was Selling, Who Was Buying? [Updated]

Those of you who followed Real Salt Lake’s run in the last CONCACAF Champions League from the beginning will remember the curious allegations made by Arabe Unido: that “certain people” offered them a guaranteed win in their away match at RSL for 10,000 US dollars. From what I can tell, …