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SBI Monday Rewind: FIFA exec claims Qatar won’t host World Cup; D.C. United re-signs Olsen; and more

Theo Zwanziger and Sepp Blatter by ARND WIEGMANN-REUTERS

It may be one person’s opinion, but it’s from someone sitting on FIFA’s executive committee. Former German FA president Theo Zwanziger said Monday he thinks Qatar will ultimately be deemed unable to host the 2022 World Cup because of the climate. Those comments, of course, are contrary to FIFA’s stance that Qatar is not in jeopardy of losing the rights to host the tournament.

In Major League Soccer, it seems D.C. United has seen enough from its turnaround this year to hold on to what they see as a good thing. Coach Ben Olsen signed a multiyear contract extension, it was announced Monday, to stay with DCU, a position he’s had since 2010.

And Erick “Cubo” Torres may be stuck in the MLS purgatory that is Chivas USA, but at least El Tri is noticing his quality. Torres has been called in for a second time to represent Mexico for a pair of friendlies in October.

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

Who should the USMNT call up in October?

A closer look at FIFA 15 USMNT player ratings

Monday Kickoff: FIFA exec doubts Qatar will keep World Cup; EPL managers trade insults; and more

Monday Evening Ticker: Qatar official responds to critics; Debuchy out three months; and more

MLS Ticker: Olsen handed new contract, Torres called up by Mexico again, and more

Crew Notes: Clark comes up big in win; Tchani dominates in midfield; and more

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Bradley Wright-Phillips

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Harrison Shipp

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Montreal Impact

NASL Week 12: A Look Back

Liga MX Round 9: A Look Back

Must-See Goal: Moritz Stoppelkamp

Sunday College Rewind: UVA and Notre Dame tie; Penn State downs Ohio State; and more


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