Wednesday Kickoff: Clark sidelined, Liverpool owners face crisis and more

Wednesday Kickoff: Clark sidelined, Liverpool owners face crisis and more

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Wednesday Kickoff: Clark sidelined, Liverpool owners face crisis and more

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You can add Ricardo Clark to the list of U.S. national team starters dealing with injuries.

The Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder will be sidelined three to four weeks after picking up a calf strain in training on Tuesday. 

Clark has yet to make his debut for the German club since moving to Frankfurt on a free transfer, and now he will have to wait even longer. Clark is also likely to miss the U.S. team's friendly vs. the Netherlands on March 3.

Here are some other stories to get your Wednesday started:

LIVERPOOL OWNERS FACE FINANCIAL CRISIS

Beleaguered Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillet could be forced to sell their stake in Liverpool if they cannot come up with £100million ($159 million) in new investment by July.

Liverpool is believed to be £237 million in debt, with Hicks and Gillet facing mounting opposition from fans who blame the American duo for the team's struggles.

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINES ACCUSED OF PRICE FIXING

If you are planning to attend the World Cup you could face some exorbitant flight prices to get around South Africa.

Six airlines operating in South Africa are being accused of price fixing ahead of the World Cup. A commission set up to investigate price hikes in flight prices has uncovered what appears to be a plan to raise ticket prices during the World Cup. No, this isn't that much of a surprise, but soccer fan around the world can only hope the South African government can keep the practice of price fixing from getting out of control.

USA MAINTAINS WORLD RANKING

The U.S. national team held on to the No. 14 world ranking in the latest FIFA rankings, released on Wednesday.

Egypt was the big mover, jumping up to No. 10 after winning its third straight African Cup of Nations. Cameroon dropped to No. 20 after a disappointing finish at the tournament.

Spain held on to the No. 1 spot, with the top nine going unchanged.

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What do you think of these developments? Disappointed that Clark will have to wait to make his Frankfurt debut? Hoping Hicks and Gillet will be forced to sell their stake in Liverpool? Starting to wonder if you can afford to go to the World Cup?

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