Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The 2010 MLS schedule will be released at 2pm today. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

With echoes of the ongoing John Terry affair (pun slightly intended, see below), former USA coach Steve Sampson admits he dropped John Harkes from the USA squad two months before the 1998 World Cup when he learned that Harkes was having an affair with teammate Eric Wynalda’s wife. The US went on to three successive losses in the group stages scoring only one goal, the worst record of the 1998 World Cup.

The WPS has finalized the dates of its 2010 schedule. The regular season will begin the weekend of April 10/11 with the Philadelphia Independence hosting the Atlanta Beat in West Chester on April 11. The full league schedule is due to be released in mid-February. The announcement comes just a few days after news that the LA Sol have folded.

The US team will train at the World Cup in Pretoria in the same stadium they used for the Confederations Cup.

DaMarcus Beasley’s BMW was found ablaze outside his Glasgow home in what police are calling an act of “wilful fireraising.”

Charlie Davies underwent surgery on his elbow yesterday.

Manchester City have begun talks for a summer tour of the US as part of their efforts to establish City as a global brand and gain ground on Manchester United’s worldwide popularity.

John Terry, Portsmouth reprieve, Premiership fears over the EU and another Club America player shot after the jump.

FA officials tell England manager Fabio Capello that John Terry’s captaincy is untenable if “dressing room harmony” is damaged by Terry’s affair with the former partner of Wayne Bridge. Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti may allow Terry to miss upcoming FA match against Cardiff City so that he can spend time with his wife and kids, who scuppered off to Dubai following revelations of Terry’s affair. Meanwhile, the world turns.

Premiership clubs fear renewed push for Europe-wide sports regulation “to shape a healthy future for European sport” could lead to limitations of their power, e.g, they may not be able to spend money like a bunch of drunken sailors.

Former Portsmouth owner Alexandre Gaydamak saves the club from administration by not forcing the club to pay the already late £9.5m installment on the £30m he claims he is owed.

Another Club America player, Juan Carlos Silva, has been shot in a robbery attempt.

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