100 Percent Soccer Column: FIFA is parasite rather than promoter of world soccer

blatter Criminal mastermind? Sepp Blatter and his cronies have subverted the world’s game propelled by greed (AP Photo).

The American media — this columnist included — hasn’t weighed in much on the slowly unfolding FIFA bribery scandal. It is complex, the story is still unfolding, many Americans don’t care about soccer anyway and even those that do find their eyes glazing over at the mere sight of acronyms like CONCACAF and CONMEBOL.

But the events of the last week — again largely out of domestic sight, especially locally with the horrific shooting in Southern California dominating headlines — have the scandal visiting new appalling lows that make the governance structure of soccer a putrid mess.

Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

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