The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals, elected a third-tier club chairman and former roadsweeper as its president on Wednesday. Claudio “Chiqui” (little one) Tapia of Barracas Central, who play in the Primera B Metropolitana division, was the sole candidate in the election, but needed the support of a majority of delegates, which he achieved by scooping 40 out of 43 votes cast. The AFA has been under the administration of a FIFA-appointed Regularising Committee, headed by Argentine Armando Perez, since last June after a presidential election in 2015 ended in a 38-38 tie between two candidates when only 75 delegates had a vote.
Pulisic was a recurring target for Panama’s rough stuff. In his nascent yet meteoric career, American 18-year-old wunderkind Christian Pulisic has already been through a few tough away games with his club Borussia Dortmund. Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena is one of the sport’s fortresses.
ST. LOUIS • Major League Soccer’s commissioner said he’s “confident” St. Louis will get a team in the league’s four-team expansion, if voters approve financing for a stadium next Tuesday. “I’m very confident that if we’re able to go forward here, all that energy behind bringing MLS to St. Louis for many, many years will be fulfilled,” Don Garber said Monday at a news conference. “But we still have work to do.” Garber was referring to the expansion process, which includes bids from St. Louis and 11 other communities around the country. Two of the four new franchises are expected to be announced this year. Garber appeared in St. Louis a week before city voters will decide on Proposition 2, which