Soccer Etc.

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The United States will play an exhibition game against China on June 2 in San Jose. The game, announced Monday by the U.S. Soccer Federation, will be the last for the Americans before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean (June 6-24 in the United States), and the Copa America, the championship of South America. At the Copa America, which will be held in Venezuela, the U.S. team is an invited guest and meets Argentina (June 28), Paraguay (July 2) and Colombia (July 5) in the first round. Upcoming exhibition games include Ecuador (March 25 in Tampa, Fla.) and Guatemala (March 28 in Frisco, Texas). The U.S. Soccer Federation’s board unanimously approved an effort to bid for the 2018 World Cup. The board gave its approval Friday in Los Angeles, and the vote was endorsed by the USSF national council the following day, the USSF said Monday. The United States hosted the tournament in 1994. The British government has agreed to back a bid by England to stage the 2018 tournament. South Africa is host in 2010, and FIFA’s executive committee said the 2014 World Cup will be in South America. Brazil and Colombia have expressed interest in bidding for 2014. … Inter Milan won its 17th straight game in Serie A on Sunday, defeating Catania 5-2 … Celtic advanced to the semifinals of the Scottish Cup by edging Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-1 on a pair of late goals. last_img

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