The bribery scandal surrounding FIFA continues to expand. Swiss authorities raided a hotel Thursday and arrested several members of the organization ahead of its planned congressional meeting. Among those reportedly detained were CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit, who is suspected of "accepting millions of dollars in bribes." The hotel the arrests were made at on Thursday is the same one that saw numerous FIFA officials arrested in May.
FIFA defers decision on expanding World Cup to 40 teams [ESPNFC]
Oh right, the actual business at hand for the congressional meeting. If the proposal to expand the World Cup is eventually adopted, it would take affect for the tournament in 2026.
Sebastian Giovinco was More than Just a Traditional MVP for Toronto FC [Waking the Red]
After a sensational debut season in Toronto, Sebastian Giovinco became the first player in club history to win MLS's MVP award. The Italian forward scored 22 goals and added 16 assists in 33 games, and his efforts helped the Reds clench an MLS Cup playoff appearance for the first time.
Real Madrid might get kicked out of Copa del Rey for fielding ineligible player [SBN]
Denis Cheryshev started and scored in Madrid's win against Cadiz, but it seems he was supposed to be suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards. Cadiz has until Thursday to officially lodge a complaint with the Spanish FA, which will then determine Real Madrid's punishment.
Southampton 1, Liverpool 6: Reds Hammer Saints [The Liverpool Offside]
Liverpool's resurgence under manager Jurgen Klopp doesn't show signs of stopping. The club moves on in the Capital One Cup to a two-legged semifinal tie against Stoke City.
What's happening in The A?
After a big win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, a disappointing loss against the Toronto Raptors was to be expected for the hot-and-cold Hawks. Atlanta led by 17 in the third quarter, but Toronto rallied for a 96-86 win.
The Braves have added an infielder, signing former Georgia standout Gordon Beckham to a one-year deal.