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Bunbury, Duka lead MLS youngsters past Real Madrid reserves

Generation adidas team starts Spanish tour with a good win
Young MLSers top Madrid

Stefan Frei reaches to make a save against Real Madrid Castilla.

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MADRID, Spain — Despite having only a few days to play together, the Generation adidas team got their tour off to a great start with a 2-1 win over Real Madrid Castilla, Real Madrid’s reserve side, on Thursday morning.

Sporting Kansas City’s Teal Bunbury and Columbus Crew midfielder Dilly Duka notched goals in the first half, and the Merengues’ Salinas pulled one back in the second.

Bread for the City Food Drive

Day 6 of the club's 10 Days of Giving
Bread for the City

D.C. United completed its sixth day of the "10 Days of Giving" campaign with a return to Bread for the City. During the first visit, United's staff helped prepare "turkey bags" for local community residents. On Wednesday, the Black-and-Red dropped off approximately 900 items of food that were donated by front office staff.  Front office staff then stayed to volunteer at Bread for the City's food and clothing programs.

Gulati forced to deal with "harsh disappointment"

USSF president pragmatic after US snubbed for 2022 World Cup
Gulati on 2022 snub

ZÜRICH, Switzerland – A solemn Sunil Gulati tried to put on the best face in the wake of the most bitter defeat and biggest disappointment of his tenure as US Soccer president.

About a half-hour prior on Thursday, Gulati and the rest of the world learned that Qatar had been awarded the 2022 World Cup. The US had lost to the Asian nation in the fourth and final ballot by the 22-man FIFA Executive Committee. Qatar, which has never qualified for the World Cup, received 14 votes, the US eight.

SmorgasBorg: US lost out on Cup? Think again

It won't be 2018 or '22, but Thursday's results make 2026 a cinch
Borg: US just won WCup

The US just won the right to host the FIFA World Cup. And Sepp Blatter didn't even have to announce it.

Sure, Thursday’s votes for 2018 and 2022 didn't go the
Americans’ way. But by FIFA handing the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, it's difficult to imagine
the event going back to a country in the Asian Confederation so soon.

And so, ladies and gentlemen, we can announce with a fair degree of certainty that the 2026 World Cup will be coming to the United States. Who cares if American fans have to wait an extra four years? It's
in the bag.

A quick guide to 2022 World Cup host Qatar

MLSsoccer.com offers some facts on FIFA's big WC winner
A guide to Qatar

A quick primer on Qatar, the small Middle Eastern nation that on Thursday was awarded the right to host 2022 World Cup.

Pronunciation: KA-tar.

Population: The CIA fact book reports a population of 840,926 in July 2010, ranked 159th in the world with roughly 25,000 more residents than San Francisco.

Men make up two-thirds of the population, and 96 percent of the population lives in an urban setting. The median age is 30.8 years old.

FIFA awards 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Bid to bring tournament back to US falls short
Qatar wins 2022 World Cup

Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup.

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The United States will not host the 2022 World Cup.

FIFA announced on Thursday afternoon in Zürich, Switzerland, that the quadrennial world championship will be held in Qatar.

This is the first time that a Middle Eastern nation will host the World Cup, and only the second time the tournament will be held in a nation from the Asian confederation. (Japan and South Korea co-hosted in 2002.)

Qatar topped US bid in head-to-head vote

FIFA committee went to fourth round to decide 2022 host
US, Qatar in final vote

Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup.

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The USA's bid to host the 2022 World Cup came down to the final round of voting before losing to Qatar in a head-to-head, according to FIFA.com.

Qatar will host the '22 tourney after receiving 14 votes from the FIFA Executive Committee in the fourth round to beat out the US, which collected eight votes.

Curiously, in the first round, the US received just three votes to barely avoid elimination. Japan also collected three votes, but Australia received just one tally. Qatar collected a whopping 11 votes.

Clinton, Donovan lead "humbled" US Bid Committee

Presentation for World Cup 2022 plays up US soccer excitement
US Bid makes final pitch

In its final presentation to FIFA on Wednesday, the USA Bid Committee vowed to help FIFA to make a lasting social and humanitarian impact around the world on the strength of unprecedented revenue generated by a 2022 World Cup held on American soil.

Seeking to distance itself from the recent US 2016 Olympic bid—which failed amid several accusations of overconfidence—the 30-minute US presentation hammered home how the US would be “humbled” and “honored” at the opportunity to host the World Cup 

Garber: MLS to be one of world's top leagues by '22

Commissioner sets specific target should US land World Cup
MLS aims for top by '22

NEW YORK – Commissioner
Don Garber says that Major League Soccer would seek to become one of the top
leagues in the world by 2022 if the USA is voted host of the FIFA World Cup.

The announcement of
the hosts of both the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments will be made on
Thursday morning at 10 a.m. ET (Fox Soccer Channel, ESPN, ESPN Deportes,
Univisión & CNN International).

“We have a very
specific goal,” Garber said. “If we get the World Cup, we want to be one of the
top leagues in the world by 2022."

Cinco Preguntas con Omar Salgado, delantero del equipo Sub-20 de EE.UU.

El atacante habló de su crecimiento profesional y de su futuro
¿Quién es Omar Salgado?

A pesar de tan solo tener 17 años, Omar Salgado ya es uno de los jugadores regulares en la escuadra Sub-20 de Thomas Rongen. El atacante tuvo dos participaciones recientes con la escuadra nacional en el Torneo de las Américas, jugando los 90 minutos del partido ante México. El delantero jugoo para la academia juvenil de El Tri antes de elegir a los Estados Unidos en el verano y es ahora uno de los prospectos más codiciados para el SuperDraft 2011 de la MLS.

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