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SBI Friday Rewind: U.S.-hosted Copa America added as fixture; FIFA won’t share investigation; and more

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The 2016 Copa America Centenario was already a big tournament for the United States to be hosting, but FIFA gave it a boost on Friday. FIFA Executive Committee’s approved adding it to the international fixture calendar, meaning players can be pulled away from their clubs to play in the tournament.

But other news coming out of FIFA was less cause for celebration. FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced the investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups would not be made public. Despite news reports alleging Qatar had bribed its way to winning the 2022 tournament, Blatter claimed no one on FIFA’s Executive Committee had called for the investigation’s report to be released.

And German-American striker Andrew Wooten had a good Friday abroad. For the fourth straight match, Wooten netted a late goal for SV Sandhausen and perhaps made his case for U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann to give him a senior team call-up.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI this Friday:

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

MLS Week 30: A Look Ahead

USL Pro Championship: A Look Ahead

NASL Week 13: A Look Ahead

College Soccer Weekend Preview: Syracuse vs. Virginia, Notre Dame vs. North Carolina Headline Week 5

Report: Kinnear given permission to leave Dynamo if Earthquakes table an offer

With CCL elimination behind them, Red Bulls look to ride MLS form to postseason

Orlando City announce date of stadium groundbreaking

MLS preseason 2015 Desert Diamond Cup teams, schedule set

Jones shuts down Sporting KC rally to help Revs win

Soccer Friday: Your Running Commentary

OCSC’s Molino headlines USL Pro winners as MVP for a second time

Charlotte club willing to commit $2 million to stadium upgrades

Wooten scores another late goal, but Sandhausen suffer defeat

Friday Kickoff: Suarez included on preliminary Uruguay squad; Liverpool unsure of Sturridge fitness; and more

FIFA adds USA-based 2016 Copa America to international fixture calendar

Evening Ticker: FIFA report to remain private; Mourinho tracking Costa fitness; and more

Women players group issues “final notice” of lawsuit to FIFA, CSA on artificial turf

The SBI Live Q&A (Sept. 26th Edition)

The SBI Show: Episode 167 (Talking MLS expansion draw, Americans Abroad, and more)

SBI College Soccer Top 25 (Sept. 26th Edition)



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