The big news to hit the world of soccer yesterday was that of a massive match fixing scandal. According to European police, some 680 matches seem suspicious. 380 of those games were played in Europe. It appears that at the club level, only Champions League matches are thought to be suspicious, so as of now, no Newcastle match would come under the scope of the case. However, it is a massive scandal, and one we'll follow through at least in the Toon Crier.
A goalkeeper that may have taken part in a suspicious match will be playing in a World Cup qualifier against England.
FIFA is calling for harsher punishments for those involved in match fixing, including longer prison terms.
Former footballer Peter Swan, who was banned for a 1960s betting scandal, says that match fixing is still a major problem within top flight leagues.
Do you want to see Sissoko's equalizing goal as it was seen for the terraces? Of course you do. Hat tip to The Mag,
Alan Pardew says that agents are are acting unprofessionally and something should be done about it,
Cartilage Free Captain says Tottenham may be dealing with a striker crisis. Injuries are leading to questions on the attack,
Josie Becker at LAG Confidential asks if MLS is doing enough to keep and sell talent.
Stars and Stripes FC looks at the USMNT line-up against Honduras.