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Clinton, World Cup bid, Sir Alex, DeMerit, Wambach

*Bill Clinton has joined the effort to bring the World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022. To what extent, we'll find out Monday when he joins USSF President Sunil Gulati for an appearance in Harlem.

Gulati and U.S. defender Carlos Bocanegra were in Zurich to present the formal bid. It includes proposals to stage the qualifying draw in New York, the final draw in Miami and the opening match at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

*Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson to New York! For a news conference Tuesday to promote the club's North American tour this summer, including participation in the MLS All-Star Game.

*U.S. defender Jay DeMerit is leaving Watford.

*Despite a broken nose, Washington Freedom striker Abby Wambach is traveling with the WPS club to Atlanta for Sunday's match.

For a look at Canada's roster for the Argentina friendly.....

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*Toronto FC's Dwayne De Rosario and Julian de Guzman, Houston's Pat Onstad and Andre Hainault, and Real Salt Lake's Will Johnson were named to Canada's roster for the May 24 friendly against Argentina.

By Steve Goff  |  May 14, 2010; 3:45 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad , Canada , England , FIFA , Freedom , MLS , USA World Cup bid  | Tags: Abby Wambach, Alex Ferguson, Argentina, Bill Clinton, Canada, Carlos Bocanegra, Dallas Cowboys, Jay DeMerit, Manchester United, Sunil Gulati, World Cup  
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Why has Argentina been "preparing" for the World Cup against an array of mediocre teams?

Posted by: T_Walter | May 14, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

DC United is signing Jay Demerit, I can feel it.

Posted by: TheJim1 | May 14, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

toldja abby would play! of course, it didn't take any supernatural powers to recognize that she's tough and doesn't miss matches because of something irrelevant like pain.

good luck to you jay. hope you get playing time and hope you get paid.

Posted by: troy6 | May 14, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Out of contract players in the World Cup. On one hand, they want to impress and land a big deal somewhere. On the other hand, they have literally no financial security, and may be hesitant to risk injury. Anyway, here's hoping DeMerit has a monster-good Cup.

Posted by: fischy | May 14, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I hope he has better luck than Obama did getting the Olympics in Chicago.
Check out my Bill Clinton blog
http://adugan-billclintonblog.blogspot.com/

Posted by: duganal | May 14, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

If DC signs Demerit that means the US had a really crappy WC.

Posted by: grabowcp | May 14, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

I hope Abby still has a nose for the goal...

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | May 14, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

If DC signs Demerit that means the US had a really crappy WC.

Posted by: grabowcp | May 14, 2010 5:04 PM
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Or it means Demerit didn't play any games and therefore didn't get a chance to "prove" anything.

Posted by: jason1551 | May 14, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Three cheers for President Clinton! Help bring the world to our back door!

Posted by: Gambrills4 | May 14, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Demerit won't be holding back in the World Cup for lack of a contract. After his eye injury I'm sure the dude realizes that life is a roll of the dice. Carpe Diem.

Posted by: DadRyan | May 14, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

"...opening match at Dallas Cowboys Stadium" -- Yeah, cuz Dallas is doing such a great job supporting soccer.

Posted by: PrinceBuster21 | May 14, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

If DC signs Demerit that means the US had a really crappy WC.

Posted by: grabowcp | May 14, 2010 5:04 PM
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Or it means Demerit didn't play any games and therefore didn't get a chance to "prove" anything.

Posted by: jason1551 | May 14, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse
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Or it means he wanted to comeback and live and play in the US where he is from after a good World Cup.

Posted by: I-95Exit43 | May 14, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

If DC signs Demerit that means the US had a really crappy WC.

Posted by: grabowcp | May 14, 2010 5:04 PM
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Or it means Demerit didn't play any games and therefore didn't get a chance to "prove" anything.

Posted by: jason1551 | May 14, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse
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Or it means he wanted to comeback and live and play in the US where he is from after a good World Cup.

Posted by: I-95Exit43 | May 14, 2010 11:34 PM

Or it means DC United has finally made a proper front office decision to correct the ship! (Ain't gonna happen!!!)

Posted by: alan19 | May 15, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

What I wouldn't give to see DC have a beast of a central defender again....Nellie was our biggest loss after '04 and Boswell's bizarrely terrible consistency that one season devalued him enough that we had to think about a replacement. In the summer we could see a lineup of Namoff-Demerit-Jakovic-Wallace...what an improvement that would be!

Posted by: TassieTiger | May 15, 2010 3:31 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for not using the "sir" title with Ferguson.

Posted by: j_doe | May 15, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Someone needs to send Dan Snyder and Fenty the news on Dallas being the frontrunner for the opener. Build United's stadium in Lot 8 like now! Then implode RFK and build a World Class and proper stadium for the Opener and Final!

Posted by: DadRyan | May 15, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

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