Posts Tagged Central America

Mexico national team coach allegedly hits TV journalist

Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera yells during the first half of the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship soccer match against Jamaica, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coach of Mexico’s national soccer team is known for his histrionic displays of emotion during games.

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CONCACAF known for corruption as much as soccer

Justino Compean, center, president of Mexico's football federation, celebrates with Mexico players after their 3-1 win over Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship soccer match, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The banner moments of this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup belong to Panama.

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Panama beats US 3-2 on penalty kicks for Gold Cup 3rd place

Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia reacts after blocking a shot by United States' Michael Bradley during a penalty kick shootout in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third place soccer match, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Chester, Pa. Panama won. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game Saturday.

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The Latest: 1st part of FIFA draw over

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter open the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest on Saturday’s World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):

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CONCACAF says referee admits errors in contentious semifinal

Panama's Valentin Pimentel, center right, points at referee Mark Geiger, who had given a red card to Panama's Luis Tejada, not seen, during the first half of Panama's CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer semifinal against Mexico on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The president of CONCACAF said Saturday the referee acknowledged making mistakes during the contentious Gold Cup semifinal between Mexico and Panama.

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