WOMEN'S U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE RELEASED; HAITI TO PARTICIPATE
Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake last month, will open the CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship against the defending champion United States, the start of the 16-game, 11-day event.
The team already has arrived in Santo Domingo, where the Dominican Football Federation is providing lodging, training facilities and other assistance to help prepare the side for next month's championship.
The tournament, to be played entirely at Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium - the home of Liga Deportiva Alajuelense - in Alajuela, Costa Rica, will open March 10, a day later than originally announced, and will conclude with the title and third-place matches on March 20.
The CONCACAF event will qualify two teams, along with Under-17 Women's World Cup host Trinidad & Tobago, for the world championship in September.
To view the complete schedule, please click here. CONCACAF.COM TO STREAM WOMEN'S U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES
Like the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship in January, all matches from the U-17 event will be streamed live free of charge at CONCACAF.com.
Each game will also be available on-demand shortly after its conclusion. Fans can also follow the U-17 championship by joining the CONCACAF Facebook group or follow it on Twitter for all the latest news.
ARRANCA EL CAMPEONATO CANADIENSE NUTRILITE EN ABRIL
The 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship will begin on April 28 when the defending champion Toronto FC hosts the 2008 champion Montreal Impact.
The three-team, six-game tournament will finish on June 2 with Toronto hosting the Vancouver Whitecaps. The winner qualifies for the Preliminary Round of the Champions League, set to begin the final week of July.
This year's schedule has all the games played on six consecutive Wednesdays; a move intended to improve television audiences.
For the full schedule, please click here.
FIFA PLEDGES 3 MILLION DOLLARS TO REBUILD HAITIAN FOOTBALL
FIFA has pledged to spend $3 million dollars rebuilding football infrastructure in Haiti. FIFA's finance committee created a Haitian special projects fund on Thursday. Previously it had donated $250,000 followed the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean island on January 12.
The sport's governing body has committed itself to help rebuild the headquarters of its football federation as well as other facilities. FIFA also promised to provide basic equipment to support local teams.
FIFA acted on a report from executive member and CONCACAF member Jack Warner, who visited the island last week.
FOUR CONCACAF REFEREES NAMED TO 2010 WORLD CUP
On Friday FIFA announced the thirty referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. A total of four referees will represent the CONCACAF region.
The referees from CONCACAF are Carlos Batres of Guatemala, Joel Aguilar Chicas of El Salvador and Benito Armando Archundia and Marco Antonio Rodríguez of Mexico. Mexico, alongside New Zealand, is one of two countries that will have two referees at the tournament this summer.
Alongside each referee will be two assistant referees also from the CONCACAF region.
Jair Marrufo of the United States has also been selected as an alternate.
GULATI RELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION
Sunil Gulati was unanimously re-elected to a second four-year team as president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
The vote was conducted on Saturday in New Orleans at the federation's annual meeting.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FRIENDLIES
1.20.2010: Coquimbo, Chile;
CHILE - PANAMA 2:1 (0:0)
1.23.2010: Carson, California, USA;
UNITED STATES - HONDURAS 3:1 (2:0)
1.26.2010: Córdoba, Argentina;
ARGENTINA - COSTA RICA 3:2 (2:1)
1.31.2010: Kingston, Jamaica;
JAMAICA - CANADA 1:0 (1:0)
2.10.2010: Mar de Plata, Argentina;
ARGENTINA - JAMAICA
2.24.2010: Tampa Bay, Florida, USA:
UNITED STATES - EL SALVADOR
2.24.2010: San Francisco, California, USA:
MEXICO - BOLIVIA
3.03.2010: Amsterdam, Holland:
NETHERLANDS - UNITED STATES
3.03.2010: Pasadena, California, USA:
MEXICO - NEW ZEALAND
3.03.2010: Istambul, Turkey:
TURKEY - HONDURAS
3.24.2010: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA:
MEXICO - ICELAND
5.07.2010: East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA:
MEXICO - ECUADOR
5.10.2010: Chicago, Illinois, USA:
MEXICO - SENEGAL
5.17.2010: Mexico City, Mexico:
MEXICO - CHILE
5.24.2010: London, England:
ENGLAND - MEXICO
NETHERLANDS - MEXICO
5.31.2010: Lens, France
FRANCE - COSTA RICA
6.03.2010: TBD, Belgium:
ITALY - MEXICO